Why Kosovo and Western Balkans need foreign investment
24 February 2014 Last updated at 14:00 GMT
Prime ministers from countries of the Western Balkans are in London to try to promote foreign investment in the region.
They are hoping to tempt investors to countries like Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia, with opportunities in sectors such as energy and transport.
But they are aware that a history of conflict and questions over the investment climate might be putting off some potential investors.
Guy Delauney reports from Kosovo, where some businesses are lying dormant amid rows over who owns them.