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31 Aug 15

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security.

21 Aug 15

Kosovo Business Chief Invites Serbian Investment

After the head of Kosovo's Chamber of Commerce invited Serbian businessmen to invest in Kosovo, a Belgrade economist has greeted the idea but warned of significant obstacles.

14 Jul 15

Kosovo to Reform Taxes To Help Businesses and Poor

Kosovo MPs will vote on significant tax reforms on Thursday, expected to lessen the burden on the poorest members of society as well as boosting businesses and investors.

06 Jul 15

Balkan States Weigh Impact of Greece’s ‘No’

Officials in the Balkans are weighing up the potential impact of the Greek referendum result on their countries amid warnings that a deepening of the crisis could damage economies in the region.

10 Jun 15

Kosovo Offered IMF Deal if it Continues Reforms

The IMF has agreed a 185-million-euro aid package to Kosovo if the government there continues its work on an agreed package of reforms.

22 Apr 15

EU Hails Balkan Transport Network Deal

Leaders of six Western Balkans countries meeting on Tuesday in Brussels agreed on plans for a regional transport network, to which the EU has pledged 130 million euros.

14 Apr 15

Kosovo Signs French Deal for Brezovica Ski Resort

Kosovo signed a 409 million euro investment deal with a French consortium for its largest ski centre amid worries in the Serb community that local workers will be pushed out.

13 Apr 15

Graft and Grey Economy Hindering Balkan Business, EBRD

A new survey from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, shows that corruption, competition with the informal sector, complex taxes and lack of access to bank loans are the chief complaints of business leaders in the Balkans.

11 Mar 15

Balkan Economies Falling Behind, IMF Warns

The Western Balkan are lagging behind other former Communist transitional countries and need to complete the transformation process that began two decades ago, an IMF report says.  

20 Feb 15

Austria to Fly Back Illegal Kosovo Migrants

The Austrian Interior Minister in Pristina on Friday said the country will return migrants by plane every two weeks and that asylum requests will be expedited.

11 Feb 15

Kosovo Minister Laments Decline in FDI

Trade minister says foreign investment in Kosovo continues to drop, blaming unfavourable conditions for foreign businesses. 

14 Jan 15

World Bank Revises Croatia's GDP Growth Down

In more bad news for the struggling centre-left government, the World Bank has altered its earlier forecast of Croatia’s GDP growth in 2015, cutting it from 1.2 to 0.5 per cent.

12 Jan 15

Kosovo Students Protest Electricity Price Hikes

Students were joined by other Pristina residents at a protest against electricity price hikes in recent months which have hit those least able to pay.

26 Dec 14

Joint Albania-Kosovo Power Market Worries Think Tank

A report by Kosovo’s GAP institute says that while the creation of a common energy market between Kosovo and Albania would lower costs, it must not lead to the building of more high-polluting coal power stations in Kosovo.

22 Dec 14

Kosovo Power Plant Tender Comes Under Fire

A Kosovo NGO said that a tender process for the construction of a new power plant had violated procurement legislation because only one company made a bid.

Culture and Lifestyle

21 Sep 15

Kosovo Girls' Football Team Dreams of Success

A newly established women's football team in Klina has high hope for success in the country’s league - despite a good many problems.

Politics and Society

06 Oct 15

Serbian Fears About Kosovo’s ‘Army’ Are Myth

The Serbian elites are busy hyping the dangers of a Kosovo army – but a glance at Kosovo’s recent security review reveals them as fantasies.