Economic development

thumbnailGas pipeline to boost economy and energy security in Moldova
2014-09-18The pipeline represents a vital energy alternative for Moldova, officials and analysts say.
thumbnailRussia's sanctions will not harm regional agriculture, officials say
2014-09-10Alternative markets will help regional countries keep their foreign trade levels stable, they said.
thumbnailBank of Albania governor under pressure after theft probe
2014-08-12The demand comes after the bank announced employees stole millions over a four-year period.
thumbnailAlbania to make farming more EU compliant
2014-08-04An EU-funded study maps the state of agriculture in Albania and suggests areas where Union standards are needed most.
thumbnailSerbia considers law to speed up privatisation
2014-07-30The proposed law, which would be supported by a loan from the World Bank, is being considered by Parliament. In other business news: optimism grows for the economy's future in southeast Europe.
thumbnailConference raises 1.8 billion euros for Balkan flood relief
2014-07-23Money from the conference will be used to support Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In other business news: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development approves a credit line for Albania's Deposit Insurance Agency (ADIA).
thumbnailEU helps Balkans to reduce unemployment
2014-07-16The European Union is supporting local efforts, funding institutional development and supporting at-risk workers in order to increase employment in the Balkans.
thumbnailEconomies of new EU countries growing quickly
2014-07-16The economies of 11 countries that joined the EU since 2004 are expected to continue growing next year. In other business news: Officials in the Western Balkans look for more ways to improve the economy.
thumbnailCroatia expecting 1.5 billion-euro tourism project
2014-07-09Work is expected to begin this year in the southern town of Sibenik. In other business news: the Eurozone approves aid for Cyprus and Greece; Bulgaria avoids a financial crisis.
thumbnailEU asks the Balkans to fight energy sector corruption
2014-07-07A new report recommends reform of the justice system to tackle corruption in energy deals.
thumbnailCroatia, Montenegro working together to reach Adriatic oilfields
2014-07-02The effort to drill for oil and gas could stimulate the economy and attract foreign investment.
thumbnailBelgrade riverfront to see large investment project
2014-07-02Eagle Hills is investing up to 4 billion euros to develop property on the Sava River. In other business news: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed free-trade pacts with the EU.
thumbnailCroatia, Macedonia and Bulgaria link their stock exchanges
2014-06-26Experts say closer ties will increase the flow of capital in the Balkans.
thumbnailFlooding in Bulgaria damages tourism, agricultural industries
2014-06-25Authorities say the flooding has damaged important infrastructure that will need to be repaired. In other business news: A research group warns of corruption in the business sector.
thumbnailBusinesses in the region to benefit from European Bank investment
2014-06-19Small- and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Balkans will get a new chance for development with an investment from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
thumbnailEU urges BiH to implement economic projects
2014-06-18Officials say EU-funded initiatives will foster economic growth and anti-corruption efforts.
thumbnailGreece fixes prices for food at beaches
2014-06-18The new pricing is 30 percent lower. Also in business news: The Western Balkan Investment Framework approved a 1.1 million-euro investment for Albania's gasification plans.
thumbnailTurkey and Croatia look to improve business ties
2014-06-17Business leaders seek opportunities for new investment and deeper co-operation.
thumbnailRomania expects record wheat harvest
2014-06-11Romania expects to yield 8.3 million tonnes of wheat this year. Also in business news: Albania is expecting 3.5 million tourists this summer.
thumbnailIMF disburses 3.4 billion euros to Greece
2014-06-04The fund said Athens does not need to impose new austerity measures this year. Also in business news: Bulgaria leads the region in Foreign Policy magazine's Baseline Profitability Index.
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