17 June 2019
  • 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
  • 14:41 What are the expectations in Western Balkans after the EU elections?
  • 13:22 Top events in June
  • 13:10 Looking for New Identity
  • 13:04 How do shifts in international political economy affect national politics?

Serbia received a positive opinion from the European Energy Community (EEC) regarding the construction of the Turkish gas pipeline passing through the country. However, this does not mean that construction can begin tomorrow. Many other conditions will have to be fulfilled by Serbia in order to get the final approval from the EEC.  One of the main obstacles is a question of ownership. Serbia planned that the local company Gastrans would build the pipelines and subsequently become its owner. On the other side, EEC expects Serbia to let some foreign companies take part in the project as well and prevent monopoly by Gastrans.  Further explanation of EEC’s decision is expected in the coming days.

 Croatia Airlines ready for privatisation

Croatian minister for transport and infrastructure Oleg Butković confirmed that Croatia Airlines (CA) will soon be privatised with the government now seeking to find a proper strategic partner. CA was categorised as a company of strategic and special interest last year. In its National Program of Reforms from April 2018, Croatian government reiterated its commitment to develop and strengthen Croatia’s air transport capabilities. Butković said there is a lot of interest for CA and the government will make sure to find a good

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