20 November 2019
  • 14:45 HOW TO PREPARE FOR GROWTH SLOWDOWN
  • 10:29 Top events in November
  • 13:46 HOT TOPICS: EU fails to set accession talks date for North Macedonia and Albania; “Mini Schengen” between Balkan countries; Serbia to sign free trade agreement with EAEU; Erdogan in Serbia; Montenegro publishes call for concession of its airports
  • 15:47 Without transparency and precise understanding of the consumer, trademarks cannot be successful
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HOT TOPICS: EU fails to set accession talks date for North Macedonia and Albania; “Mini Schengen” between Balkan countries; Serbia to sign free trade agreement with EAEU; Erdogan in Serbia; Montenegro publishes call for concession of its airports

EU fails to start accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania European Union failed to agree on the opening of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania after France’s opposition. The decision drew sharp criticism from other EU leaders as well as huge disappointment in the two Balkan countries. “The least that the European Union […]

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR GROWTH SLOWDOWN

Nobody is certain if and when the recession will come, but cooling of the economic growth is already happening. Therefore it is prudent and even necessary for companies to prepare for such scenario.   Take action today while the economic situation is still favorable, to make it easier to adjust if and when recession strikes. […]

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Without transparency and precise understanding of the consumer, trademarks cannot be successful

At the Export smarter: how to strengthen the value of Slovenian exports conference, organised by the Institute for Strategic Solutions together with media house Delo, participants discussed finding solutions and useful service information for Slovenian exporters in the supply chains of international companies and suppliers. The event provided attendees with answers to the many questions, […]

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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

Bundestag gives “green light” for the start of EU accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia With 476 votes in favor, 122 against and 16 abstentions, the German Bundestag voted last month that North Macedonia’s accession negotiations with the EU can begin. In the same meeting Bundestag also voted in favour of Albania’s EU accession […]

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Hot topics August 2019: Bosnia fails to form state government; Serbia tops FDI list; Kosovo sets elections for October; Sarajevo film festival picks the winners; Pepsi and KMV become 100% owners of Knjaz Milos

Bosnia fails again to form state government Bosnia’s tripartite presidency again attempted and failed to break the country’s political deadlock and form a new state-level government, 10 months after the election. Extraordinary session of the Bosnian presidency intended to finally form a new state-level government, known as the Council of Ministers, was cancelled last month […]

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July Hot Topics: Macron in Belgrade; Kosovo PM resigns; Major media merger in Slovenia approved; BiH closing unprofitable coal mines

Macron visits Belgrade French President Emanuel Macron’s visit to Belgrade in July is confirmation of better political and economic relations between the two countries, said Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić. At the start of his two-day visit to Belgrade, Macron said he had come to turn a new page in relations with Serbia, confirm friendship and build […]

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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

Fitch raises Croatia’s credit score Fitch Ratings raised Croatia’s credit score to investment-grade level last month. The score was raised from BB+ by one notch to BBB-, with a positive outlook. “Croatia outperformed its budget target for the third year in a row in 2018, with the government posting a surplus of 0.2% of GDP… […]

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Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks

Slovenia’s daily Delo reports that Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) announced in June that the most favourable bid for the purchase of 100% of shares of Abanka was submitted by the Nova kreditna banka Maribor (NKBM), which is owned by the American investment fund Apollo. According to unofficial information published by Slovenian media, SSH decided to […]

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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

EC delivers its latest report on progress in Balkans The outgoing head of the European Commission, Johannes Hahn has published on 29 May his final report on the progress made by the Western Balkan countries aspiring to become EU members. In the report, EC recommends the opening of accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia, while […]

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Slovenia’s ports and roads connect East with West

Well-developed transport infrastructure and excellent connections to the Port of Koper, which offers the shortest transport route from the Far East through the Suez Canal to Europe, strengthen the favourable geostrategic position of Slovenia and contribute to the country’s exceptional potential for transport and logistics. Slovenia has a favourable geostrategic position and thus exceptional potential […]

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