Growing number of migrants from BiH and Croatia go to GermanyAdriatic Journal 24 January 2019
The German Federal Bureau of Migration (BamF) has released a new report on immigration and emigration from these countries during 2016 and 2017. According to the data, 50,122 persons from Bosnia and Herzegovina emigrated to Germany – 24,010 in 2016 and 26,112 persons in 2017. In Croatia, the situation the number is even bigger with 110,526 Croats moving to Germany during those two years.
Vučić in Davos: Germany firmly against Kosovo’s tariffs
“Germany is a country that without any doubt strongly opposes the violation of normal trade relations with the Republic of Kosovo”, Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić said after talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel. Vučić added he discussed with Merkel how to deal with the trade crisis, as well as the overall relations between Belgrade and Prishtina including the continuation of dialogue. Serbian president later reiterated that Merkel invited him to visit Berlin again “whenever he wants” and expressed hope that she will soon visit Serbia. Vučić is convinced that Prishtina will sooner or later withdraw taxes on goods from central Serbia, adding that his country is paying a high price due to the tariffs. Vučić confirmed that he also spoke to the European commissioner for enlargement and sustainable policy Johannes Hahn on steel quotas and pointed out that while EU and USA are looking for ways to halt China’s progress, Serbia is a collateral damage.
Slovenian government approves draft amendments for 2019 budget
According to the draft, both revenues and expenditures will increase. The budget surplus is projected at 0.4% of GDP, which is 0.1% more than what finance minister Andrej Bertoncelj announced in December last year. “We are pursuing an appropriate relationship between the stability of public finances, care for citizens and the wider development of the country,” the government announced on Twitter. All parliamentary political parties apart from Levica (The Left) agreed on the draft. Levica wants more resources for science and less for defence.