17 December 2018
  • 16:05 Five key risks in Western Balkans for 2019
  • 15:15 HOT TOPICS IN NOVEMBER: Slovenia appoints first female NATO chief-of-staff; Macedonia’s former PM flees to Hungary; Slovenes vote in local elections with few surprises; Serbia’s and Croatia’s economies expected to grow beyond earlier projections; Immofinanz expands further in the region
  • 14:58 Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia increase amid tax hike
  • 13:11 Top Christmas markets in the region
  • 15:11 The economic risks are present but for now Slovenia has no reason to worry as it is shielded by the European Union #INTERVIEW

Five key risks in Western Balkans for 2019

Institute for Strategic Solutions (ISR) has been applying its propriatory methodology in assessing investment environments in the Balkan countries since 2012. ISR is now happy to announce that the seventh edition of the Strategic Foresight has become part of its new publication – The Adriatic Journal – which will be published on 1 January 2019. The […]

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HOT TOPICS IN NOVEMBER: Slovenia appoints first female NATO chief-of-staff; Macedonia’s former PM flees to Hungary; Slovenes vote in local elections with few surprises; Serbia’s and Croatia’s economies expected to grow beyond earlier projections; Immofinanz expands further in the region

Slovenia appoints first female NATO chief-of-staff “General Major Alenka Ermenc meets all the criteria, she has vast leadership experience, and has demonstrated resolute in conducting the duties required,”,said Slovenia’s president Borut Pahor Slovenia’s government appointed Alenka Ermenc as Slovenia army’s chief-of-staff, making her the first woman amongst NATO countries to hold that post. Ermenc, who was […]

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Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia increase amid tax hike

A day after Kosovo’s failed attempt to join Interpol, its government passed a proposal to increase tax on Serbian and Bosnian goods from 10% (introduced earlier this month) to 100%. Kosovo’s deputy prime minister Enver Hoxhaj said the move is in retaliation for Serbia’s “aggressive campaign” to block Kosovo from becoming a member of international organisations. […]

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Top Christmas markets in the region

It’s that time of year to spread the Christmas cheer and cities across the region have been doing their bit to prepare its inhabitants and vistors for the upcoming festive season. Take your pick from The Adriatic Journal’s selection of top three markets in the region to get you into the festive mood. Advent in […]

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The economic risks are present but for now Slovenia has no reason to worry as it is shielded by the European Union #INTERVIEW

This is according to Julien Marcilly, chief economist at the insurance company Coface, the keynote speaker at the business conference Risks and opportunities for the Slovenian foreign economy, organized recently by the media company Delo together with the Institute for Strategic Solutions. Marcilly discussed the current risks in the business markets and the position of […]

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October Hot Topics: Bosnia’s election results unlikely to ease crisis; Migrants and police clush at border crossing in Bosnia; China plans to invest EUR 13bn in Croatia;  Royal Bled golf course is one of Europe’s best; Croatia’s and Serbia’s cities on Lonely Planet’s list of places to visit in 2019

Bosnia’s election results unlikely to ease crisis The elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina last month have produced both expected and unexpected results. The highest number of votes was given to SDA, SDP and SNSD parties in the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, while in the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia […]

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Sky is the limit

One of Slovenia’s trademarks, the pumpkin seed oil, is conquering the world one restaurant at a time. The latest in its conquests is the jewel of the culinary and visionary art – the A.tmosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor of the tallest building in the world, Buraj Khalifa in Dubai. The conqueror in question: a […]

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Macedonian parliament overcomes first hurdle to change the country’s name

Macedonian parliament voted on Friday night in favour of the constitutional changes that lead to the implementation of the historic agreement with Greece to change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia. A two-thirds majority was needed to adopt the amendment and 80 out of 120 deputies supported the change. Eight deputies from […]

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Autumn fairytale at Lake Jasna

Since there are still a few sunny autumn days ahead, you should definitely spend one of them at Lake Jasna. A 10-minute walk from Kranjska Gora will take you through a small park, along a road and by a river which will lead you to the lake. Settled in an idyllic Alpine valley, it is […]

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Slovenia confirms new government; Croatia’s shipmaker in more trouble; Serbia signs major deals with Chinese; Skripal suspects linked to Montenegro attempted coup #september #hottopics

Slovenia’s parliament confirmed in September Prime Minister Marjan Šarec’s centre-left coalition as the country’s first minority government, following the inconclusive general election in June. Forty-five deputies in the 90-seat parliament voted in favour of the new cabinet, 34 were against, while 11 abstained or were absent. Šarec, a former provincial mayor, comedian and actor, became prime […]

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