Some analysts are excited about the growth in the Balkan country of Romania, a nation that, along with its neighbors, has often struggled to modernize and put aside some of the negative impact of past centuries.
When the average investor thinks about precious metals, he or she is likely most attracted to items like gold and platinum, silver or even copper, but the surge in another metal commodity could help nations like Greece and Turkey stimulate growth in their economies.
In the small Balkan country of Albania, there is a bit of a tourism boom going on, and some forward-thinking companies are taking advantage of the interest to create a broader array of choices for visitors.
What unites small, relatively obscure Balkan nations such as Macedonia, Slovenia and Croatia? All of them have significant wine cultures and derive some of their annual gross domestic product (GDP) from wine exports.
A new travel service called Olive Tree Escapes is providing travel packages focused on the growing economies and historic Eastern European cultures of today's Balkan region, directing travelers to places like Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro.
It’s an exciting spring for soccer fans who love traveling on Qatar Airways, an airline operating out of the Middle East and North Africa region, as it becomes the official partner and official airline of FIFA for the next five years.
RNB Thursdays Delight of Belgrade, Serbia, puts on different types of festivals and events often involving hip-hop, R&B and other popular forms of music around Eastern Europe, and now the company is poised to expand.
Some experts looking at the economic future of Albania feel that better accommodation of the country's travel and tourism industries could mean substantial improvements in the national economy and a path toward more vibrant markets.