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.
The government will pursue commercial development at the giant former airport site to help offset the effects of the economic crisis.
Balkan countries call for Turkish investors to expand business and economic ties in a wide range of niche sectors that have untapped potential.
Quarterly economic growth registers at 1.7 percent in Romania, Eurostat says. In other business news: Turkey ranks third in a list of the world's friendliest destinations for Muslim travellers; Albania encourages Italian investment.
To strengthen the competitiveness of Serbia's agriculture sector, the EU will provide funding and education.
Whistleblowers in the region are being urged to report irregularities and cases of corruption in the public sector, but only the bravest take action.
With the help of an EU programme, Croatia is tackling unemployment for citizens younger than 25. Also in business news: the 2014 Balkan Economic Summit was held in Bursa, Turkey, and Romania and Bulgaria saw an increase in exports last year.
Zagreb is facing a 2016 deadline from the EU to reduce its deficit to 3 percent of GDP. In other business news: Turkey is taking steps to strengthen its lira; Greek factory activity grows for the first time since 2009.
The former chairman of Hellenic Postbank and other executives and businessmen are among 29 people charged in a loan scheme worth about 500 million euros.
Croatia's debt could become more manageable under the EU's excessive debt procedure, experts say.
Details of the 191-kilometre pipeline will be discussed in March. Also in business news: Albania is introducing new measures to reduce the time it takes to register a new business.
The new foreign investments and upgraded transportation infrastructure will help the country's EU integration, experts say.
Three Balkan countries seek to improve smaller, regional airports to bring about greater economic and tourism opportunities.
Many regional countries are poised to see GDP growth this year, compared to 2013. In other business news: Syrians were the biggest foreign investors in Turkish start-ups in 2013, and Bulgaria and Albania are seeking a new business partnership.