D27 Which regulations do you consider to be an obstacle to the success of a business?
Economy Minimum wage regulations Health and safety regulations Environmental regulations Pensions Planning/building/development Tax-related Employment regulations Providing information/record-keeping Trading Standards Working time No specific regulations/all regulations None - no regulations an obstacle DK/ Refuse
Balkan Barometer 2022
Region 21 13 14 6 17 31 16 9 10 4 11 14 3
Albania 23 4 19 1 34 46 13 18 15 1 2 11 2
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
16 17 9 8 19 26 15 11 13 3 12 9 3
Croatia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo* 31 33 12 10 9 11 12 6 6 4 8 23 0
North Macedonia 20 9 2 3 11 25 12 5 14 10 21 18 4
Montenegro 22 11 4 6 10 34 13 6 18 5 15 6 8
Serbia 22 12 18 7 13 32 19 7 6 3 11 14 2
Balkan Barometer 2021
Region 20 14 8 6 13 33 14 6 14 5 12 10 6
Albania 28 19 10 11 10 37 11 6 20 6 5 10 3
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
18 15 12 9 14 37 15 6 9 1 19 4 4
Croatia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo* 8 12 8 3 10 34 14 10 15 4 6 22 9
North Macedonia 25 13 6 5 14 26 12 3 16 9 10 16 6
Montenegro 18 7 6 8 14 34 16 7 14 6 17 5 11
Serbia 28 20 10 4 19 31 15 7 8 5 18 7 2
Balkan Barometer 2020
Region 21 11 11 6 9 41 21 6 15 3 13 13 2
Albania 24 10 11 3 14 59 18 10 13 0 4 13 1
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
21 5 4 9 9 45 26 6 9 2 16 15 1
Croatia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo* 24 30 10 7 16 31 17 10 16 8 5 10 3
North Macedonia 20 7 3 2 9 18 14 3 15 5 14 32 6
Montenegro 21 8 6 12 17 41 32 6 17 5 5 11 2
Serbia 19 12 16 5 6 41 20 5 17 3 16 8 2
Balkan Barometer 2019
Region 12 6 4 4 5 25 7 1 6 2 11 14 5
Albania 15 4 1 0 7 35 7 0 7 2 1 16 5
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
9 3 4 11 3 24 10 1 4 0 21 8 4
Croatia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo* 15 12 1 2 2 17 4 0 12 3 3 21 8
North Macedonia 13 11 6 3 9 19 10 2 7 0 7 8 6
Montenegro 6 3 7 3 2 21 6 1 5 1 22 20 2
Serbia 14 6 3 4 5 32 5 1 3 4 12 9 3
Balkan Barometer 2018
Region 19 12 10 8 13 34 22 6 14 3 16 10 3
Albania 10 6 9 1 14 41 10 8 13 1 6 38 2
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
15 11 17 13 9 36 27 3 7 2 22 6 2
Croatia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo* 40 19 7 8 6 18 8 5 10 6 7 21 9
North Macedonia 17 11 6 4 11 29 11 13 10 7 21 18 4
Montenegro 15 8 8 7 16 43 26 9 20 8 15 5 1
Serbia 22 15 10 9 16 34 29 5 19 1 17 0 2
Balkan Barometer 2017
Region 10 7 6 4 13 48 26 12 11 4 21 8 1
Albania 10 3 15 0 19 50 15 12 13 3 8 23 1
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
10 6 9 8 15 54 32 4 6 2 17 6 3
Croatia 5 7 2 2 10 53 30 20 9 4 25 4 0
Kosovo* 36 15 4 7 15 40 12 10 8 6 15 5 6
North Macedonia 7 7 4 2 5 24 20 8 13 8 24 22 3
Montenegro 13 7 7 7 10 49 38 3 19 2 13 4 5
Serbia 12 6 6 5 16 48 24 9 14 3 24 5 0
Balkan Barometer 2016
Region 11 10 5 4 8 43 18 9 12 6 20 13 3
Albania 13 5 4 3 12 45 11 7 20 2 15 23 0
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
10 18 3 3 2 43 18 4 8 3 19 19 4
Croatia 9 7 4 2 7 48 21 14 13 9 20 9 3
Kosovo* 14 15 8 19 17 62 15 10 16 9 3 3 0
North Macedonia 9 8 5 3 7 23 16 12 11 8 23 23 5
Montenegro 12 8 4 6 7 28 19 4 13 3 25 14 8
Serbia 12 11 5 6 7 40 16 6 9 2 24 13 4