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Latest Business News from the Balkans

27 Nov 15

Tirana and Skopje Agree ‘Veggie War’ Deal

Albania and Macedonia take steps to resolve fresh produce 'trade war' after Tirana raises the issue at a regional free trade meeting.

24 Nov 15

Bosnia's National Airline Awaits Imminent Closure

BH Airlines, the troubled national carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is likely to be put into liquidation before the end of the year after running up a debt of around 17.5 million euros.

17 Nov 15

Slovenia Delays Repaying Bosnians’ Lost Savings

Slovenia is still delaying the reimbursement of Bosnian clients of Ljubljanska Banka who lost their savings after the country left Yugoslavia in 1991.

16 Nov 15

Macedonia Borrows More Despite Europe's Concern

Macedonia is borrowing more money by issuing bonds, despite concern voiced recently in Brussels about the country's financial direction and priorities.

12 Nov 15

Kosovo Says US Firm Will Build Power Plant

The Ministry of Development on Tuesday claimed it had reached an agreement with the US company Contour Global to build the new Kosovo e Re power plant.

09 Nov 15

Montenegro Work Permit Limit Worries Foreign Firms

Limits on the employment of foreigners in Montenegro - in force from this week - have angered some employers - but the government says it has a duty to protect domestic workers.

02 Nov 15

Tax Dispute Threatens Steel Giant’s Bosnia Operations

A tax dispute between steel-manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal and the government of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska could cause the firm to pull out of the country.

27 Oct 15

Economy to Dominate Serbian PM’s Russia Trip

Belgrade officials hope that their visit to Moscow will boost trade and much-needed investment because so far Russia’s support for Serbia has largely been rhetorical, experts say.

26 Oct 15

Bosnia’s Visa Row with Kosovo ‘Costing Millions’

Exports from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Kosovo decreased by 20 million euros after Pristina demanded that Bosnian citizens obtain visitors’ visas.

23 Oct 15

Albania Offers Rewards to Tax Fraud Spies

Albania is setting up a fund to reward citizens who report on fiscal evasion as part of the government campaign against the informal, cash economy.

19 Oct 15

Romania to Build Reactors With Chinese Money

Romania is to sign an agreement with a Chinese company to construct two new nuclear reactors as the country seeks to boost its energy security.

06 Oct 15

Romania Spurns Trend Towards Banning GM Crops

Two-thirds of EU countries may have opted out new European legislation allowing the growth genetically modified organisms, GMO - but Romania has decided against a ban.

05 Oct 15

Romania to Bill Volkswagen Over Emissions Scandal

Romania intends to claim damages from Volksvagen over the emissions-cheating revelations, but it also fears that the scandal may damage its own economy.

01 Oct 15

Romanian Bank Chief Backs New IMF Deal

The respected head of the national bank says Romania needs a new deal with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, as a form of insurance against potential turbulence.

30 Sep 15

Hotels Flourish as Sarajevo Changes its Image

Once seen as a tourist no-go area and a 'war zone', hotels are booming in Sarajevo as the city reinvents itself as a cultural and culinary hotspot in the Balkans.

Politics and Society

29 Nov 15

Barring Refugees From Balkans is Discriminatory

The new policy of barring people on the basis of nationality violates refugees’ and asylum seekers’ basic rights.

Culture and Lifestyle


In Pictures: Albania Celebrates Independence Day

Red and black colours dominated Albanian capital of Tirana on November 28, the day that marks Albania’s declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire 103 years ago.