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23 Jun 17

Agrokor Boss Vows to Tackle Problems in Bosnia

Ante Ramljak says future focus will now be on stabilising operations in Bosnia, where Agrokor’s daughter companies reportedly owe suppliers over 100 million euros.

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21 Jun 17

London Fire Raises Bulgarian Concern About High-Rises

Following the fire in London's Grenfell Tower, in which dozens died, concerns have risen in Bulgaria over construction materials used in renovation work on apartment blocks.

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15 Jun 17

Balkan EU States Drop Roaming Fees

Mobile phone users from Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania will be able to save money from Thursday onwards, when new EU rules officially scrapping roaming charges come into force.

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09 Jun 17

Moldova Energy Deal Raises Concerns of Russian Pressure

A new deal signed quietly by the government in Chisinau with the Russian operator of a power plant in Moldovan breakaway region Transnistria has worried EU observers and the Moldovan opposition.

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08 Jun 17

Bosnians' Beloved Train to the South Departs Again

Sarajevans are now able to travel to the south by train again, more than a year after the line was closed for reconstruction – although the route will no longer reach the Croatian coast.

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30 May 17

Bulgarian Tycoon’s Serbian Factory Awaits Bankruptcy Ruling

A court is due to decide on the potential bankruptcy of Serbian Glass Factory, amid claims of falsified debts and accusations against its owner, Bulgarian tycoon Tsvetan Vasilev.

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26 May 17

Romanian Growth Down to Higher Consumption, Bank Warns

Romania's Central Bank in a report on Friday warned that the country’s recent high growth rates were based too much on higher consumption of imports rather than on investment.

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24 May 17

Croatia Pressures Bosnia Over Lost Power Plant Investment

Croatia is pushing ahead with demands for compensation for its lost prewar investment in the Gacko power plant in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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24 May 17

Skyscraper Frenzy Divides Locals in Bulgarian Capital

New projects to build high-rises in the centre of Sofia are transforming the city's apprearance - but are also drawing a good deal of local opposition.

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23 May 17

Bulgaria Imports Cheap Regional Labour to Save Tourism Boom

As Bulgarian workers seek higher paid jobs in Spain or Greece ahead of tourist season, the country is being forced to import cheaper labour from its neighbours. 

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18 May 17

Mine Sale Failure Stuns Bosnian Serb Leader Dodik

Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik has suffered a major blow from the collapse of the planned sale of the Ljubija mine to Israeli bidders.

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15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack

Romania was the Balkan country worst affected by last Friday's global cyber-attack, while Bulgaria reported that one unnamed public institution was affected.

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15 May 17

Bulgarian Tycoon's Serbian Factory Faces Bankruptcy

Workers at the indebted Serbian Glass Factory in Paracin, owned by Bulgarian tycoon Tsvetan Vasilev - whose extradition is now sought by the Bulgarian authorities - are demanding that the Serbian government help them.

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12 May 17

Romania Inaugurates Biggest Gas Reserve in Decades

Politicians and gas company chiefs have attended the official presentation of the country's biggest natural gas deposit in three decades - as Romania furthers its bid to become a regional energy hub.

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12 May 17

Croatia to Sell Parts of Agrokor to Repay Debts

Agrokor's state manager, Ante Ramljak, on Thursday said parts of the troubled economic giant will have to be sold off to cover its huge debts of over 5.4 billion euros.

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20 Jun 17

Romania’s Political Turbulence Threatens Economic Growth

By the end of this year, Romania is set to become the largest economy in the Balkans - but experts warn that if political instability continues, it will struggle to maintain the current momentum.

04 May 17

Soaring Debt Threatens Bosnia’s Liquidity

19 Apr 17

Bulgaria Stands to Gain from EU-Gazprom Deal

Politics and Society

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25 Jun 17

LIVE: Albanian General Elections 2017

Stay tuned for all the latest developments, election results and reactions as Albania goes to the polls to elect a new government.

25 Jun 17

Albanians Head To Polls To Elect New Rulers

24 Jun 17

Albania's Election Escapades