4 June 2020
  • 09:37 HOT TOPICS: Montenegro and Serbia clash over border opening
  • 12:34 The alphabet soup of economic forecasting
  • 09:04 Top Balkan Women – 5/11: Roksanda Ilinčić
  • 10:32 HOT TOPICS: Croatia’s government forecast the GDP to shrink by 9.4% in 2020
  • 09:28 How top Slovenian companies are doing business during the Covid-19 epidemic: They got closer to customers, became more flexible and more digitalised.

HOT TOPICS IN MARCH: Karadžić gets life sentence; Croatia shipyards face bankruptcy; Gorenje’s record losses; Croatia’s back in investment category

Radovan Karadžić, the former president of Bosnian Serbs, was sentenced to life in prison at an appeals court in The Hague after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.​ In 2016, Karadžić was found guilty on 10 counts including genocide in Srebrenica, persecution of Bosniaks […]

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Winners of the future: The innovative, creative, and conscious of the human capital potential

Saša Mrak, President of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia Slovenian management is generally well-trained, but in order to be more effective in the future, it has to show more openness towards contemporary ideas and flexibility towards challenges it faces. With one of the highest growth in the last decade and favourable export forecasts for the future years, […]

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Serbian PM Ana Brnabić will open »Serbian Davos« on Sunday

Serbian PM Ana Brnabić will officially open the 26th Kopaonik Business Forum that will take place from 3rd to 6th March. The event will be held under the title: Serbia Ten Years after the Great Recession: The Imperative of the Robust Growth. This year’s forum will discuss most important current topics, from business and geopolitics […]

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FEBRUARY HOT TOPICS: IKEA clears path for its store in Slovenia; NATO agreement with North Macedonia; Coca Cola buys Serbian Bambi

Final hurdle removed for Ikea in Slovenia Ljubljana’s city council approved Ikea’s initiative to change the municipal spatial plan (OPN), daily Delo reported in February.  This decision enables the Swedish company to meet all the conditions to start the construction of its store in the BTC City shopping center in Ljubljana, Ikea reports. The new plan has […]

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Serbian tycoons eagerly await dismantling of Agrokor

In yesterday’s Delo, Novica Mihajlovič looks at the Balkan tycoons eyeing the sale of Agrokor. In contrast to Slovenia, where the government is coordinating activities regarding the possible purchase of Mercator, it is the entrepreneurs who have the initiative in Serbia. Serbian candidates interested in purchasing reconstructed parts of Agrokor, are the well-known names in […]

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Battling greenhouse emissions will be hard without nuclear energy

Our estimation is that at this moment no one in the EU has a comprehensive concept of how to abandon the production of electricity from fossil fuels and replace it with renewable energy sources. Scientists are warning that immediate action is necessary to minimise the impact of climate change, with the increase of energy production […]

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Economic diplomacy as a service to businesses

In times of dynamic globalisation, rapid change and ever growing international competition, Slovene diplomacy helps its companies go global. The Slovenian foreign minister dr. Miro Cerar explains why economic diplomacy pays such an important role in Slovenia’s economy.  Economic diplomacy is a relatively new governmental policy in Slovenia. It serves as much more than simply […]

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Balkan entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but lack business knowledge

  The Balkan region has a great potential for entrepreneurship, because it is clear to its citizens that they cannot, in many ways, rely on the governments to solve their problems. But there is a lack of knowledge in how to turn ideas into reality, says Jeff Hoffman, founder of Booking.com. Hoffman is quite familiar […]

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Entrepreneurs seek more competitive business environment

At the Slovenian Business Club (SBC) conference in Postojna today, some of the most prominent Slovenian exporters warned that the country urgently needs to strengthen its competitiveness. To do so, SBC members suggested tax relief of salaries, measures to attract workers from abroad and more flexible labour legislation which will allow faster dismissal and employment […]

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Racing towards an electric mobility future

While newspaper headlines are mostly evoking doom and gloom scenarios for humanity’s lack of action on combating climate change, behind the scenes there are already a lot of initiatives tackling this very threat. Take e-mobility. Tesla’s at the forefront of driving the transition to electric cars but other renowned car manufacturing brands are catching up. […]

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