26 August 2019
  • 11:59 July Hot Topics: Macron in Belgrade; Kosovo PM resigns; Major media merger in Slovenia approved; BiH closing unprofitable coal mines
  • 11:40 The West did not want another Republika Srpska in the heart of Balkans
  • 10:15 Top events in August
  • 09:49 Everyone’s favourite little capital
  • 10:50 Zagreb is always a good idea

July Hot Topics: Macron in Belgrade; Kosovo PM resigns; Major media merger in Slovenia approved; BiH closing unprofitable coal mines

Macron visits Belgrade French President Emanuel Macron’s visit to Belgrade in July is confirmation of better political and economic relations between the two countries, said Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić. At the start of his two-day visit to Belgrade, Macron said he had come to turn a new page in relations with Serbia, confirm friendship and build […]

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The West did not want another Republika Srpska in the heart of Balkans

Stevo Pendarovski won presidential elections in North Macedonia, with his victory marking a continuation of North Macedonia’s towards EU and NATO integration. On 20th July, Delo’s Vili Einspieler talked to Pendarovski about the sentiments in the country post name change, EU’s delay on accession negotiations date as well as other issues. Skopje is disappointed the EU […]

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Top events in August

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. See below which events we picked for you.  25th Sarajevo film festival Photo: Obala Art Centar Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Date: 16. August – 23. August 2019 This international film […]

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Everyone’s favourite little capital

With less than 300,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana is one of the smallest capitals in Europe. It is also one of the greenest. Located centrally in a country that is small itself, Ljubljana is perfectly positioned to explore every corner of Slovenia and the neighbouring countries. The country’s compact but varied natural wonders – from glacial lakes […]

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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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