One consequence of the economic crisis is the sale of body parts, despite a legal ban on it.
Privatisation of the Kosovo electrical company coincides with rising electricity prices.
As media owners' and politicians' ethics are called into question, journalists attempt to maintain professional standards.
Hit hard by the Greek crisis, Cyprus seeks more relief. In other business news: Bulgaria sells nearly 1 billion euros worth of government bonds and the IMF worries about Serbia's level of public debt.
Caught between ethnic identities and ethics, reporters in Southeast Europe are commonly intimidated into self-censorship.
A project to collect thousands of bottle caps for a recycling company in exchange for wheelchairs for the disabled in Izmir, Turkey, soon spread to other countries.