18 November 2019
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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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Greek parliament votes to approve Macedonia’s name change

The Greek parliament on Friday voted to adopt the Prespa agreement, resolving a 27-year old dispute with Skopje over the country’s name. The agreement approves of Macedonia changing its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, paving the way for the country’s EU and NATO membership. Prespa agreement was ratified in parliament after 38 hours […]

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First annual edition of the Adriatic Journal magazine is out

The Adriatic Journal team has in the past month been quiet on its online accounts but for a good reason: we have been working on our first annual edition of the Adriatic Journal magazine that has just been published today. The magazine also includes the seventh edition of the Strategic Foresight, a political and economic […]

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Five key risks in Western Balkans for 2019

Institute for Strategic Solutions (ISR) has been applying its propriatory methodology in assessing investment environments in the Balkan countries since 2012. ISR is now happy to announce that the seventh edition of the Strategic Foresight has become part of its new publication – The Adriatic Journal – which will be published on 1 January 2019. The […]

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Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia increase amid tax hike

A day after Kosovo’s failed attempt to join Interpol, its government passed a proposal to increase tax on Serbian and Bosnian goods from 10% (introduced earlier this month) to 100%. Kosovo’s deputy prime minister Enver Hoxhaj said the move is in retaliation for Serbia’s “aggressive campaign” to block Kosovo from becoming a member of international organisations. […]

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Macedonian parliament overcomes first hurdle to change the country’s name

Macedonian parliament voted on Friday night in favour of the constitutional changes that lead to the implementation of the historic agreement with Greece to change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia. A two-thirds majority was needed to adopt the amendment and 80 out of 120 deputies supported the change. Eight deputies from […]

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