With the right policies and investments in public infrastructure and services, Bulgaria could achieve its goal of converging with Europe in the next 20 years, according to the World Bank.
Experts believe that Belgrade would be more attractive to foreign investors if corruption is reduced.
Investments in agriculture and energy will be especially important for economic growth.
As terrorist attack threats become more frequent globally, Macedonia and the region employ anti-terrorist safety measures.
The decision to construct a new nuclear power plant will be put to a rare referendum.
Russia's Gazprom will reduce gas prices by 20 percent as part of the agreement. Also in business news: Turkey officially introduced the prototype of the first national tank and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is embarking on an investment tour next week.
By Katica Djurovic and Bedrana Kaletovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade and Sarajevo -- 26/11/12
Croatia's campaign against domestic violence targets young students, teens, parents and the community at large.