15 October 2019
  • 11:51 Top Events in october
  • 11:04 HOT TOPICS in September 2019: North Macedonia and Albania get green light from German parliament; Croatia expects to join Schengen soon; Sarajevo holds its first Pride parade; EBERD wants to invest in Bosnia’s wind farms; Dubrovnik to introduce cruise tax; Kosovo’s instability keeps investors away
  • 12:21 Multilateralism is crucial but it is at risk
  • 11:29 Another luxury gem opens its doors on Montenegro’s coast

Yesterday’s debate in the Croatian Parliament, where MPs discussed the demands by two citizen initiatives’calls for a referendum – one is to change the voting system and the other one is to withdraw from the Istanbul convention –  was marked by numerous accusations, insults, and a series of warnings that culminated in Ivan Pernar, a representative for Živi Zid, being thrown out from the parliament.

At a conference in Zagreb titled “Index of digitization – potential and obstacles for growth”,it was noted that Slovenia and Croatia are the leading countries in the Western Balkans in digitization, but, unlike Slovenia which is already getting closer to the advanced countries, Croatia is still lagging behind.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, welcomed the Norwegian Prime Minister Erno Solberg in the Banski dvori. They talked about strengthening economic cooperation, political dialogue and supporting countries in the region on their way to the EU.

At the 5th export conference – “Being Smart is Knowing What Export Means” – it was emphasised that exports amounted to approximately 20 % of total revenues in the Croatian economy in 2017. Most of the exports are done by the companies in the processing industries (INA, Pliva, Petrokemija) and in companies engaged in transportation and storage (Zagreb Airport, Croatia Airlines, Tankerkomerc).

President Aleksandar Vučić said during Proshenko’s visit that Serbia and Ukraine have no open bilateral issues and that Ukraine supports the territorial integrity of Serbia, while Serbia supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Montenegro and Albania will not build a fence or a wall at their borders, as the situation with the migrants is under control, the prime ministers of both countries, Duško Marković and Edi Rama, announced. They emphasised neither wants camps for migrants in their countries.

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