18 July 2019
  • 10:50 Zagreb is always a good idea
  • 09:43 June Hot topics: Adria Airways in trouble; BiH bans cars older than 10 years; Serbia gets its first 5G base; Lower roaming costs in WB countries
  • 09:41 Top events in July
  • 11:46 Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks
  • 09:44 MAY HOT TOPICS: EC delivers its latest report on progress in Balkans; Merkel supports Croatia’s bid to join Euro and Schengen; Serbia and Bosnia threaten retaliation against Kosovo tariffs; EU elections deliver (almost) expected results in Slovenia and Croatia; Uljanik starts bankruptcy proceedings

Zagreb is always a good idea

Zagreb may not have the Adriatic coast or the beaches like other renowned cities in Croatia, but it is a sophisticated European capital with an added spark of Balkan energy. Rich in culture, the city is a fascinating mixture of Austro-Hungarian and socialist architecture. Divided into two parts (lower town and upper town), Zagreb packs […]

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June Hot topics: Adria Airways in trouble; BiH bans cars older than 10 years; Serbia gets its first 5G base; Lower roaming costs in WB countries

Fitch raises Croatia’s credit score Fitch Ratings raised Croatia’s credit score to investment-grade level last month. The score was raised from BB+ by one notch to BBB-, with a positive outlook. “Croatia outperformed its budget target for the third year in a row in 2018, with the government posting a surplus of 0.2% of GDP… […]

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Top events in July

The Adriatic Journal team has put together a list of the 3 best and most exciting events taking place in the region in the coming month. One thing is for sure – music will rule this summer! EXIT festival Source: EXIT Photo Team Location: Novi sad, Serbia  Date: 4 July – 7 July 2019 EXIT is […]

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Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks

Slovenia’s daily Delo reports that Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) announced in June that the most favourable bid for the purchase of 100% of shares of Abanka was submitted by the Nova kreditna banka Maribor (NKBM), which is owned by the American investment fund Apollo. According to unofficial information published by Slovenian media, SSH decided to […]

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MAY HOT TOPICS: EC delivers its latest report on progress in Balkans; Merkel supports Croatia’s bid to join Euro and Schengen; Serbia and Bosnia threaten retaliation against Kosovo tariffs; EU elections deliver (almost) expected results in Slovenia and Croatia; Uljanik starts bankruptcy proceedings

EC delivers its latest report on progress in Balkans The outgoing head of the European Commission, Johannes Hahn has published on 29 May his final report on the progress made by the Western Balkan countries aspiring to become EU members. In the report, EC recommends the opening of accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia, while […]

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What are the expectations in Western Balkans after the EU elections?

The European elections are behind us and the countries of the Western Balkans are waiting in anticipation to see if the new parliament will embark on a different course when it comes to the policy towards their region. In his op-ed for the Balkan Insight, Jasmin Mujanović, a political scientist, belives that the Green’s strong […]

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Top events in June

The Adriatic Journal team has put together a list of the best and most exciting events taking place in the region in the coming month. You can pick from a music festival by the banks of Drava river in Maribor or on an island in the middle of Zagreb, art experiences in creative Belgrade or […]

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Looking for New Identity

Located in a valley surrounded by mountains on three sides, Skopje lies in the heart of Balkan peninsula. With over 500,000 inhabitants, the city is built on the banks of Vardar river, while the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar – biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today – remind of times gone by. The […]

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How do shifts in international political economy affect national politics?

In a recent column in Slovenia’s daily Delo, Tine Kračun, editor-in-chief of the Adriatic Journal and director of the Institute for Strategic Solutions, looks at the increasing impact economic interests have on both internal and international politics.  It is a fact that international politics is now more intertwined with economic interests than ever before. While […]

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Tito’s magical birthplace

If you’ve given up on waiting for the sun to show up in Slovenia so that you can head for the coast on your days off, consider a different kind of weekend escape – Staro selo museum in Kumrovec in Croatia, the birthplace of Yugoslavia’s president Josip Broz Tito. Explore the village and learn about […]

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