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Montenegro has reached a deadlock in appointing members of the judiciary, with cases being significantly delayed, while the government is on the verge of a vote of no confidence, according to Doklestic Repic & Gajin Attorney-at-Law Danilo Radulovic.

Despite economic forecast-related fears, there is plenty to be optimistic about in Croatia, with the country joining the eurozone and Schengen area next year, according to Divjak, Topic, Bahtijarevic & Krka Senior Partner Damir Topic.

The pandemic-related consequences and the reluctance of Scandinavian funds to invest in the Baltic states, with Latvia being considered a potential war zone, led to the re-evaluation of the country's most active sectors, according to Triniti Latvia Director of Business Development Eriks Blumbergs.

A new tax regime and extended price cap regulations are aimed at addressing Hungary's high inflation rates and growing energy prices, while the economic prognosis for the autumn and winter seems gloomy, according to Nagy & Trocsanyi Managing Partner Peter Berethalmi.

Stable markets and an increase in start-up and tech sector professionals are looking good for Lithuania right now, but there are some standing hurdles within competition regulations that could stifle the free movement and growth of business, according to Cobalt Partner Elijus Burgis.

Feeling the repercussions of global economic issues, Bosnia & Herzegovina finds itself in a more or less usual position in unusual times – with an upcoming general election this fall and swaths of legislative developments seeking to reshuffle the landscape in which lawyers operate, according to Dimitrijevic & Partners Partner Stevan Dimitrijevic.

An important case before the ECJ that could have major legislative implications for Austria, a draft law regulating whistleblowing, and a major data center acquisition – the hottest topics in Austria right now, according to Baker McKenzie Partner Lukas Feiler.

While the economy appears to have been doing better, on the back of infrastructural development, the internal judicial reorganization is leaving Albania in a bit of a bind, according to CMS Partner Besnik Duraj.

Some signs of political instability on the path to European Union accession for North Macedonia, rising inflation, and several interesting upcoming legislative changes are on the ticket for the Balkan country, according to Lalicic & Boskoski Partner Martin Boskoski.

While recent legal updates are causing delays and others are potentially removing positive developments, Allen & Overy Partner Prokop Verner points out that there are reasons to be optimistic, especially if one is to follow the energy and online retail sectors. 

Inflation, currency depreciation, and low foreign currency reserves might lead to early elections in Turkey, but Turunc Partner Kerem Turunc chooses to focus on the positives: the buzz around the startup scene in the country. 

Despite current geopolitical challenges and the related inflation and price hikes, the current situation in Greece is much better compared to the COVID-19 crisis, with increasing interest in the country's hospitality sector, according to Drakopoulos Partner Michalis Kosmopoulos.

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