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?

Without recognising KosovoSerbia cannot join the EU, says a member of Angela Merkel’s party. According to the Bundestag deputy and CDU member Peter Bayer, Kosovo is de facto independent and Serbia should recognize it. Otherwise, Serbia will not be able to join the EU, Bayer said during a visit to Belgrade, the Deutsche Welle reported. He said Germany was against the ideas of border correction and the carving-up of territory. The Serbian media described these comments as a “cold shower for Belgrade”, noting that it was the first time that a German official had named the recognition of Kosovo as a precondition for Serbia’s accession to the EU.

Đukanović: We will create an environment in which investors will come: Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović stood out among global leaders at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where investment in the new era of globalization was at the forefront of discussions. Đukanović said his country would seek to create an environment in which both foreign investment and free trade could be developed, and the objectives of sustainable development could be realized.

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