About: South Eastern Europe

Central Europe 09-02-2015

Commission fleshes out energy strategy for Southeast Europe

As energy ministers of eight countries from Southeast Europe meet in Sofia today (9 February) to discuss the countries’ needs and ambitions, a leaked paper has shed light on the European Commission’s plans to help the region overcome its various problems.

Energy poverty takes toll on Balkan forests

SPECIAL REPORT / Governments' inability to address energy poverty in Southeastern Europe is increasing the threat of deforestation, as illegal timbering is seen by needy people as their only chance for survival through harsh winters.
Enlargement 15-03-2010

Bosnia stalemate turning into ‘frozen conflict’

The political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is "extremely worrisome" and now appears to be turning into a "dormant frozen conflict," Hido Biš?evi?, secretary-general of the Regional Cooperation Council for South Eastern Europe (RCC), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Security 16-09-2005

Report reveals links between private security firms and organised crime in SE Europe

A new report says that private security companies often act as competitors to the police force in South East Europe.
Enlargement 10-12-2003

Commission promotes competition in Balkan energy markets

The EU has signed an agreement with eight South East European countries to integrate their electricity markets and pave the way for closer co-operation.
Economy & Jobs 21-10-2003

Eurobarometer: Young Eastern Europeans optimistic about their future in EU

A Eurobarometer survey carried out during the spring shows that the majority of young Central Eastern Europeans are more committed to Europe than their counterparts in the EU 15.
Enlargement 20-11-2000

EBRD fears slowing of reform in Eastern Europe

EBRD praises the CEECs for strong economic growth but warns that they have to deepen reforms.
Enlargement 17-11-2000

New Slovenian PM to seek earliest possible EU membership

A presentation of the new government's program revealed a continuing commitment to early EU membership