19 April 2019
  • 13:09 Poor legal frameworks keep foreign investors away from Western Balkans
  • 11:18 Superpowers vie for influence in a fragile region
  • 10:05 The future of banking in the region
  • 13:57 Having the best tax system in the world is not enough to attract investors
  • 10:17 HOT TOPICS IN MARCH: Karadžić gets life sentence; Croatia shipyards face bankruptcy; Gorenje’s record losses; Croatia’s back in investment category

Poor legal frameworks keep foreign investors away from Western Balkans

Western Balkan countries need to put more effort into attracting foreign capital to help them end the deadlock and strengthen their economies. Egon Zakrajšek, senior adviser and a member of the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) in Washington, warns that the global environment in 2019 can be marked by potential negative scenarios that could have a significant impact […]

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Superpowers vie for influence in a fragile region

Katja Geršak, Executive Director at Centre for European Perspective discusses current risks in the Western Balkans and European perspective of the region.  What are the risks for countries in Western Balkans? In the long run the biggest risk for countries in Western Balkans is that they will become a region where powers will compete for […]

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The future of banking in the region

The Slovenian banking system is solid, banks are better capitalized than before the economic crisis, they have adopted different business models, and they have fewer unprofitable loans. Also different is the supervising system, and if something was to go wrong, it would be noticed soon, says the Governor of the Bank of Slovenia, Boštjan Vasle […]

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Having the best tax system in the world is not enough to attract investors

Primary focus of the Western Balkan countries should be on lower taxes in short term, better infrastructure in medium term and quality education and health in the long term, says Gavin Serkin, emerging markets specialist and founder and managing director of Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence. According to Serkin, frontier markets – developing countries which are […]

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HOT TOPICS IN MARCH: Karadžić gets life sentence; Croatia shipyards face bankruptcy; Gorenje’s record losses; Croatia’s back in investment category

Radovan Karadžić, the former president of Bosnian Serbs, was sentenced to life in prison at an appeals court in The Hague after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.​ In 2016, Karadžić was found guilty on 10 counts including genocide in Srebrenica, persecution of Bosniaks […]

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Balkan unrests

Thousands continue to protest on the streets of Belgrade and across 90 towns in Serbia for the fourth month in a row, demanding free media and early elections. In recent weeks, the demonstrations became more turbulent and rising tensions resulted in protesters breaking into Serbia’s state television building in Belgrade demanding unbiased coverage.  18 people […]

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Top Events in the Region in April

Another month, another several options to attend an event of your interest in the region. Whether you’re interested in business, culture or sports, the Adriatic Journal has picked the best events taking place around the Balkans that are worth a visit. 32th Belgrade Marathon Source: Belgrade Marathon Location: Belgrade, Serbia DATE: 14 Apr 2019 The […]

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Ljubljana is not a shopping mecca, but it can become one

Delo’s Manja Pušnik spoke to Ljubljana’s deputy mayor Janez Koželj on the development of the city center and the role of the shopping tourism. They refer to him as the city’s architect, its urbanist, and some call him a visionary, while at municipality he is considered to be one of the greatest experts on Ljubljana’s […]

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Stable Kosovo is possible only by removing politics

  Uncertainty is always connected with Kosovo, as it cannot exist as an independent state, says Vladimir Cvetković, dean of the Faculty of Security of the University of Belgrade, in an interview with Milena Zupančič from Slovenia’s Delo. Cvetković believes that today’s position of Serbia, in terms of its cooperation with the NATO alliance that […]

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Serbia marks 20 years since NATO bombing

This week Serbia is marking 20th anniversary since NATO air strikes on the country. Two decades on, the state is unstable, the society is stagnant, the media is biased, the people are moving abroad, and the streets are filled with protesters who want change, writes Milena Zupanič in Delo.  It has been 20 years since […]

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