A wave of tourists visited Greece for the Easter holiday. Also in business news: The European Central Bank launched a Eurosystem co-operation programme with Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia
Urged by the European Commission, Croatia will implement economic reforms to create conditions for recovery and growth.
Several nations receive Russian gas via Ukraine. In other business news: Albania's credit rating sees improvement and Turkey's military spending surpasses Canada.
The new measure is intended to attract investment and reduce unemployment.
The Serbian government plans to crack down on the grey economy and tax evasion in hopes of obtaining funds for the impoverished state budget.
Athens is asking for assistance to identify Greek citizens who are using Switzerland as a tax haven.
EU membership means entering a large, liberalised energy market, and regional companies need to prepare, experts say.
Reforms allow Athens to tap into bailout money set aside by international lenders. In other business news: Improved economic conditions allow Cyprus to drop its ceiling on daily cash withdrawals.
Political stability, co-operation and reforms will lead to foreign investment in the region, officials said.
Tourism revenue in Montenegro is expected to grow more than 17 percent from last year. Also in business news: Turkey will begin to renegotiate its Customs Union Agreement with the EU by June.
The cities were chosen based on categories including human resources and life and business environment. Also in business news: Cyprus appoints Georghadji as new central bank governor.
The biggest financial scam in Croatia will likely serve as a warning to citizens, who can also learn to be cautious through information from the EU.
Politics meets economics amid talks with international lenders.
A loan from the IMF will help Albania undertake economic reforms. Also in business news: Turkey wants to increase its 20 percent stake in the Trans-Anatolia Gas Pipeline project to 30 percent by April.
Russian investors and Montenegro officials are heading to arbitration over an aluminium plant.