Vučić in Vienna: resolving Kosovo issue will be difficultAdriatic Journal 27 August 2018
Nearly a thousand workers from Uljanik and May 3 shipyards protested today in Zagreb due to unpaid wages in July and overall bad conditions in both plants. Even if they receive the unpaid salary, they will demand a comprehensive solution to the problem of preventing a similar situation from occurring in the future, they said.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić met with Kosovo President Hasim Thaci in Vienna last Friday. Austrian Chancellor Sebastjan Kurz and European Commissioner Johannes Hahn also attended the meeting. “I hope we can continue the talks. I can not reveal the details as there is no agreement until everything is agreed”, said Vučić, who seems to be a pessimist regarding the possibility of reaching an agreement between Belgrade and Priština, because the views on the issue on each side are very different. However, Vučić still estimates that there is a will to reach a solution. Meanwhile, the Serbian Foreign Minister and President of the SPS Ivica Dačić stated during the weekend that Serbia will never recognise the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo, although many would like to do just that, according to his words.
The Montenegrin central bank reports that after country’s membership in the NATO the inflow of foreign direct investments to Montenegro increased. During the first half of this year, investments from NATO countries were twice as high as in the same period last year, totaling EUR 215m. Most foreign investments came from Italy (18%), Hungary (13.6%), Turkey (7.3%) and Belgium (2.8%).