24 May 2019
  • 14:37 Tito’s magical birthplace
  • 11:24 Modern Warfare in uncertain times
  • 11:31 Slovenia’s ports and roads connect East with West
  • 13:25 Yaskawa robots factory starts production in Slovenia
  • 11:35 HOT TOPICS IN APRIL: Croatia’s unemployment drops further; Serbia’s press freedom continues to decline; Russia and Serbia to abolish roaming charges

Modern Warfare in uncertain times

Author: Faris Kočan Photos: Jure Eržen/Delo, Bruno Toich, Tomi Lombar/Delo Under the leadership of the first female head of staff, Slovenian Army’s role remains crucial for preserving stability and peace in the Western Balkans. The dynamic and rapid geopolitical changes have contributed to a new, radical and complex international security environment, in which regional instability […]

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Superpowers vie for influence in a fragile region

Katja Geršak, Executive Director at Centre for European Perspective discusses current risks in the Western Balkans and European perspective of the region.  What are the risks for countries in Western Balkans? In the long run the biggest risk for countries in Western Balkans is that they will become a region where powers will compete for […]

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Having the best tax system in the world is not enough to attract investors

Primary focus of the Western Balkan countries should be on lower taxes in short term, better infrastructure in medium term and quality education and health in the long term, says Gavin Serkin, emerging markets specialist and founder and managing director of Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence. According to Serkin, frontier markets – developing countries which are […]

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Balkan unrests

Thousands continue to protest on the streets of Belgrade and across 90 towns in Serbia for the fourth month in a row, demanding free media and early elections. In recent weeks, the demonstrations became more turbulent and rising tensions resulted in protesters breaking into Serbia’s state television building in Belgrade demanding unbiased coverage.  18 people […]

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Stable Kosovo is possible only by removing politics

  Uncertainty is always connected with Kosovo, as it cannot exist as an independent state, says Vladimir Cvetković, dean of the Faculty of Security of the University of Belgrade, in an interview with Milena Zupančič from Slovenia’s Delo. Cvetković believes that today’s position of Serbia, in terms of its cooperation with the NATO alliance that […]

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Serbia marks 20 years since NATO bombing

This week Serbia is marking 20th anniversary since NATO air strikes on the country. Two decades on, the state is unstable, the society is stagnant, the media is biased, the people are moving abroad, and the streets are filled with protesters who want change, writes Milena Zupanič in Delo.  It has been 20 years since […]

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Balkans are becoming increasingly entangled in the Chinese lending web

The increasing dependence and attachment of the Balkan countries to Chinese loans is becoming an increasingly serious risk for the European Union, the Munich Security report warns, which came out before the three-day security conference that began in the Bavarian capital this Friday. Novica Mihajlovič looked at the main points raised by the report in […]

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Šarec and his party top most popular lists

While conservative parties are becoming increasingly popular across Europe, in Slovenia they are losing ground, with the centrist party LMŠ continuing to strengthen its position in the country. Delo’s Barbara Hočevar reported in the paper yesterday that the popularity of Slovenia’s Prime Minister Marjan Šarec continues to grow together with the support for the party […]

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There is room for more Slovenian companies in the Balkans

Western Balkans is a traditionally important market for Slovenia with companies from the country already boasting a strong presence. However, Dr Cerar believes there is still room for growth and new businesses should get the government’s support to enter the region’s market. Among other top national priorities remains a strong Europe and good transatlantic relations […]

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HOT TOPICS IN JANUARY: Šarec’s government increases in popularity; Putin visits Belgrade

Šarec’s government increases in popularity Slovenia’s new prime minister and his party LMŠ seem to be increasing in its popularity since coming to power. In last December’s poll conducted by Ninamedia for the daily Dnevnik, Marjan Šarec’s LMŠ has overtaken the leading opposition party SDS led by Janez Janša. At the same time, Šarec’s popularity […]

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