World Bank: Western Balkans economically resilient despite setbacks


The World Bank published  a report today (27 September) revealing that the economies of the six Western Balkans countries have performed rather well despite Brexit, the slow recovery in the EU and enlargement fatigue.

The World Bank Regular Economic Report (RER) covers economic developments, prospects, and economic policies in six South Eastern European countries, referred to as “SEE6”: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

The EU usually calls those countries “the Western Balkans”. Of them, Serbia and Montenegro have already started accession negotiations while Albania has obtained EU candidate status in 2014. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership application was accepted by the EU only last week.

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