6 June 2020
  • 09:37 HOT TOPICS: Montenegro and Serbia clash over border opening
  • 12:34 The alphabet soup of economic forecasting
  • 09:04 Top Balkan Women – 5/11: Roksanda Ilinčić
  • 10:32 HOT TOPICS: Croatia’s government forecast the GDP to shrink by 9.4% in 2020
  • 09:28 How top Slovenian companies are doing business during the Covid-19 epidemic: They got closer to customers, became more flexible and more digitalised.

HOT TOPICS: Montenegro and Serbia clash over border opening

The Adriatic Journal team has put together the latest hot topics in the region from the past month. We are bringing you news from business, geopolitics and other stories that caught our eye in the past month and wanted to share it with you. Read it bellow while it’s still hot. Author:  Ana Potočnik Slovenian […]

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The alphabet soup of economic forecasting

Is it an economic forecast or a Spelling bee competition? Hard to tell the difference recently. According to a Bank of America survey of 223 fund managers, only 10% expected “a V-shaped recovery, while 75% forecast prolonged U- or W-shaped recoveries”. This was in mid-May. Earlier in April, Reuters conducted a poll among the world’s […]

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Top Balkan Women – 5/11: Roksanda Ilinčić

Women may not rule the balkans, but they hold some powerful positions Women in power is not what would first cross one’s mind in association with the Balkans – a traditional society where most important functions are still held by men. But change, albeit slow, is taking place and there are some ambitious females in […]

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HOT TOPICS: Croatia’s government forecast the GDP to shrink by 9.4% in 2020

Author:  Ana Potočnik In Croatia spending down by 30% Total number of retail purchases issued in April in Croatia fell by 46% year-on-year, with the total value down by 30%, the national tax authority announced last month. The sharp drop in consumer spending comes amid the coronavirus crisis and lockdowns imposed to contain the spread […]

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How top Slovenian companies are doing business during the Covid-19 epidemic: They got closer to customers, became more flexible and more digitalised.

Business during the epidemic: Companies have adapted swiftly, upgrading their services, which will only strengthen their business with partners in the future. Author:  Jan TOmše At the time of the covid-19 coronavirus epidemic, market and business conditions changed overnight for almost all companies. Physical business declined significantly and companies have become more active online, taking […]

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Diaries in/of extraordinary times

In a world of lockdowns, the intimate thoughts of long-dead people can be surprisingly uplifting. They went through hell and survived to tell the story. We can thus rest assured that even the direst predicament is bound to end, eventually. We can compare notes. We get a yardstick to measure our own feelings, our own […]

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HOT TOPICS: CORONA VIRUS EFFECT ON WESTERN BALKANS

Author:  Ana Potočnik COVID-19 statistics across the region as of 30 March 2020 Number of infected 0 SLOVENIA 0 CROATIA 0 SERBIA 0 Bih 0 KOSOVO 0 MONTENEGRO 0 NORTH MACEDONIA Number of deathS 0 SLOVENIA 0 CROATIA 0 SERBIA 0 Bih 0 KOSOVO 0 MONTENEGRO 0 NORTH MACEDONIA Slovenian government adopts a new stimulus […]

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“Let us create a region that actively furthers its own interests”

There is only one principal legitimate interest of the Western Balkans, Blaž Brodnjak, CEO of Nova Ljubljanska banka, is convinced. Author:  Špela Bizjak                                                                  […]

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Hot topics: NLB to buy Komercijalna banka in Serbia; Macron reconsiders block on EU enlargement; Milanović inaugurated as Croatia’s fifth president

Author:  Ana Potočnik NLB to buy Komercijalna bankA in Serbia Serbia has accepted the offer by Nova Ljubljanska banka to buy its Komercijalna banka. NLB offered EUR 387m for the purchase of 83.23% of Komercijalna banka, the figure has been officially confirmed by NLB. Purchase price will be payable in cash on completion. In accordance […]

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Hot topics: Slovenian Prime Minister resigns; Croatia one of the most popular destinations; North Macedonian PM resigns

Author:  Ana Potočnik Slovenian Prime Minister resigns Marjan Šarec, Slovenia’s prime minister, has quit in a bid to push for snap elections. Šarec’s reason for resignation is that the minority coalition of five centre-left parties struggled to get legislation through the parliament. His announcement came after the resignation of his finance minister, Andrej Bertoncelj. Šarec […]

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