Ambassador Ferguson on the Growth, Jobs and Fairness in B&H

Wherever I go in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I try to seek out ordinary citizens, particularly young people, and to talk to them about the new EU strategy, and the Reform Agenda that has come from it. From all these conversations, ... More


The Day after the Greek Referendum

The official results of the Greek referendum released today by the Interior Ministry with 100% of votes counted across the country are the following: voter participation totaled 62.5% with 61.31% voting 'No' and 38.69% voting ... More


Greece's debt drama: the possible scenarios

Crunch talks between Greek and EU-IMF officials collapsed over the weekend, raising fears Monday that a Greek default was an imminent danger and increasing the threat of Greece leaving the euro. Success in the talks still ... More


Pope Francis: No more war - dialogue, peace, forgiveness

May there never again be war, head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis said and called for a dialogue, peace and forgiveness during his one-day state and pastoral visit to Sarajevo under the slogan 'Peace be with you' in ... More


G-7 Leaders' Declaration

Schloss Elmau, Germany June 8, 2015 We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the ... More


Vienna Economic Forum gathers Balkan PMs in Tirana

Prime Ministers of the Balkan region gathered in Tirana to attend Vienna Economic Forum that kicked off on last Thursday morning at the premises of the Palace of Congresses. Albanian Premier Edi Rama greeted all the ... More


Europe at crossroads

On 25th of last January, the Greek people made a courageous decision. They dared to challenge the one-way street of the Memorandum’s tough austerity, and to seek a new agreement. A new agreement that will keep the country ... More


19th Roundtable with the Government of Greece

• The background for the Roundtable, as former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta pointed out, was an improving euro-zone economy with a trio of favourable factors: quantitative easing (QE) from the European Central Bank ... More


New IMF Report Urges Balkan Countries to Complete Reform Process

Western Balkan countries have attained major economic achievements in the last 15 years, but need to complete the transition to market economies to lay the ground for future sustainable growth. A new International Monetary ... More


Western Balkans 6 summit : building networks, connecting people

It is always a pleasure to receive my counterparts from South East Europe. But having the opportunity to welcome all six Prime Ministers from the Western Balkans countries together in Brussels on the very same day is a special ... More


Eastern Europe – The World’s Last Underachiever

Written by Anis H. Bajrektarevic 25 years ago, the Russian historical empire melted down. Although often underreported, this also marked the end of alternative society in Europe. Collapse of the II world, made the 3rd way ... More


Construction of "Macedonian Gas Pipeline" begins

This weekend, the Russian company Stroytransgaz kicked off the construction of gas pipeline section Klecovce­-Bloc Station 5 within the project for construction of a national gas distribution system in Macedonia. ... More


Commission reports on visa-free travel from the Western Balkans

Today the Commission published its fifth assessment of the functioning of the visa-free scheme with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The fifth post visa ... More


37th International Fair of Tourism opens in Belgrade

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic declared open on Thursday 37th International Fair of Tourism in Belgrade, which is bringing together 1,100 exhibitors from 50 countries. “The number of tourists is growing, but ... More


37th International Fair of Tourism opens in Belgrade

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic declared open on Thursday 37th International Fair of Tourism in Belgrade, which is bringing together 1,100 exhibitors from 50 countries. “The number of tourists is growing, but ... More


World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria that include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, and ... More


Europe – Syriza-ize or Syria-nize

A freshly released IMF’s World Economic Outlook brings (yet again, for the sixth year in a row, and for the third time this year only) no comforting picture to anyone within the G-7, especially in the US and EU. Neither is ... More


2015 INDEX OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM:

The world economy is “moderately free,” with a slight rise in economic liberty leading to a third annual global increase, according to the editors of the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, released today by The ... More


Launch of World Bank’s latest South East Europe Regular Economic Report

Devastating flooding in some countries brought the economy of South East Europe (SEE6[1]) to a standstill in 2014, with growth of only 0.2 percent, according to the World Bank’s latest South East Europe Regular Economic ... More


SYRIZA’S economic agenda

What would the consequences of SYRIZA’s economic policy be if the leftist opposition party came to power? Given the often differing positions expressed by some of its leading MPs, we have focused on the speech of its ... More