There have been some positive developments in press freedom in the region, according to South East Europe Media Organisation head Oliver Vujovic.
Migration to cities, land reforms and massive reallocation of state and private assets in the past several decades caused construction chaos that is now being seriously addressed.
Several recommendations from the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce could help Kosovars deal with the higher cost of food.
Efforts to reward hard-working doctors are being disputed by the health care sector.
The murder of a Japanese tourist in Romania is resulting in a crackdown against illegal taxis at Bucharest Otopeni International Airport.
Farmers in BiH want action from the government. In other business news: the EBRD will loan Serbia money to support economic recovery and Wizz Air plans to open a new operations base in Skopje.
Enterpreneurship in small businesses has flourished in some parts of the region.
Aces from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Croatia took part in the initiative to mark the 100th anniversary of the first flight by a Bulgarian pilot.