Kosovo officials expect an economic boost from the forthcoming EU trade agreement.
Recent trucker protests at the Turkish-Bulgarian border briefly halted trade and created long delays, drawing attention to restrictive customs and transportation policies by both sides.
Turkey and the Balkans show signs of progress following investments in medical services.
The joint working groups will target the Nabucco gas pipeline. Also in business news: The International Financial Corporation is holding bank training for financial employees in the region.
Experts advocate a more pragmatic foreign policy between majority Muslim nations and the Middle East.
Smugglers and travelers use border villages, mountains, rivers and forests to illegally cross borders.
YouthBank fosters youth engagement and social responsibility.
Industrial and intellectual property protection in Albania will boost the country's economy and attract investors, experts say.
Watermarks, holograms and invisible ink are some of the new security features of the 5 euro bill. Also in business news: Japan and Turkey signed a deal to build a nuclear plant on Turkey's Black Sea Coast.
Seven air carriers in the region plan to increase co-operation. Also in business news: German company Henkel will invest 7 million euros in a factory in BiH, and 15,000 public jobs in Greece will be cut by the end of 2014.