Romania ranked the highest (19th place) among the countries in Southeastern Europe (SEE) in the 2022 economic freedom report, after gaining nine places in the index compared to last year.
Bulgaria has climbed eight places since last year’s position at 31 (its highest-ever position since its first appearance in the report in 1985). Albania moved up to 26th place in 2022 from 31st place in 2021. Montenegro ranks 40th, while Croatia and North Macedonia rank 61st. Moldova is 69th, while Slovenia and Serbia are 75th and 84th.
Top 5 countries in the 2022 economic freedom report:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand