The deal between the two markets envisions joint projects and expertise exchange. Also in business this week: More than one-third of Greeks are self-employed, and a new auto parts facility in Romania is expected to create 300 jobs.
Unique circumstances in each country mean that individual approaches may be required to pay off loans.
Bloggers debate what can motivate the unemployed to start their own businesses.
With foreign investment at an all-time low, Croatia launched a strategy to help investors navigate heavy bureaucracy.
Many officials and business leaders see co-operation in agriculture as a boon to the Serbian and Croatian economies.
The fund lauded the country's performance in meeting its committments. Also in business news: Montenegro expects the country to be visited by around 1.5 million tourists this summer.
Investment in textile manufacturing offers much-needed jobs and hope for the future.
The new government in Bulgaria will focus on economic recovery and stability.
Sarajevo Business Forum participants extoll the need for regional countries to jointly approach investments and foreign markets.
Businessmen discussed ways to increase co-operation between the two countries. Also in business news: China Glory International plans to invest 1.5 billion euros to build golf courses in Cyprus.
The two-day strike by Bulgarian truck drivers at the border ended with the restrictions being lifted. Also in business news: Greece's economy is expected to register positive growth next year.
Kosovo officials expect an economic boost from the forthcoming EU trade agreement.
The sale of Greek gambling monopoly OPAP is a start on the privatisation path, analysts say.
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.
Industrial and intellectual property protection in Albania will boost the country's economy and attract investors, experts say.