18 July 2019
  • 10:50 Zagreb is always a good idea
  • 09:43 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
  • 09:41 Top events in July
  • 11:46 Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks
  • 09:44 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

Presidents of Kosovo and Serbia, Hashim Thaçi and Aleksandar Vučić are meeting today in Brussels together with the EU Minister of Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini. In this final stage of the dialogue, it is expected the talks will be about the normalisation of relations between the two countries. Today’s meeting  takes place a few days after both presidents appealed for international support for any agreement that can be achieved during these talks, even if it included changes in the borders.  Vučić’s goal is to introduce a border between Albanians and Serbs, which would mean a division of Kosovo. Thaçi, also supported correction of the borders,  which essentially means the Preševo valley will be joined with Kosovo.

Today in Bosnia and Hercegovina , the campaign for general elections in 2018 begins. The Central Electoral Register has 3,352,933 citizens. At the elections, 518 mandate holders will be elected, announced the Central Electoral Commission. The election campaign for the general elections of 2018 will last until 7am on 6th October, when the electoral silence will take place. The general elections will take place on 7th October 7th. This year’s elections will amount to BAM 8.5m, of which approximately BAM 4.7m will be paid to members of the polling stations, about BAM 1.2m for printing, packaging and distribution of voting materials, and BAM 650,000 for mail consignments to voters voting by post .

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