5 March 2021
  • 11:10 The Automotive Industry in a geopolitical context
  • 11:24 PROMO: Telekom Slovenije first to roll out a commercial 5G network in Slovenia
  • 15:35 Cities in the Adriatic region with investment opportunities – Saranda
  • 12:01 The Adriatic Journal’s best of both worlds
  • 11:09 Great opportunities will emerge during the gradual recovery from the crisis

HOT TOPICS: Montenegro and Serbia clash over border opening

The Adriatic Journal team has put together the latest hot topics in the region from the past month. We are bringing you news from business, geopolitics and other stories that caught our eye in the past month and wanted to share it with you. Read it bellow while it’s still hot. Author:  Ana Potočnik Slovenian […]

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HOT TOPICS: Croatia’s government forecast the GDP to shrink by 9.4% in 2020

Author:  Ana Potočnik In Croatia spending down by 30% Total number of retail purchases issued in April in Croatia fell by 46% year-on-year, with the total value down by 30%, the national tax authority announced last month. The sharp drop in consumer spending comes amid the coronavirus crisis and lockdowns imposed to contain the spread […]

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HOT TOPICS: CORONA VIRUS EFFECT ON WESTERN BALKANS

Author:  Ana Potočnik COVID-19 statistics across the region as of 30 March 2020 Number of infected 0 SLOVENIA 0 CROATIA 0 SERBIA 0 Bih 0 KOSOVO 0 MONTENEGRO 0 NORTH MACEDONIA Number of deathS 0 SLOVENIA 0 CROATIA 0 SERBIA 0 Bih 0 KOSOVO 0 MONTENEGRO 0 NORTH MACEDONIA Slovenian government adopts a new stimulus […]

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Hot topics: Slovenian Prime Minister resigns; Croatia one of the most popular destinations; North Macedonian PM resigns

Author:  Ana Potočnik Slovenian Prime Minister resigns Marjan Šarec, Slovenia’s prime minister, has quit in a bid to push for snap elections. Šarec’s reason for resignation is that the minority coalition of five centre-left parties struggled to get legislation through the parliament. His announcement came after the resignation of his finance minister, Andrej Bertoncelj. Šarec […]

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Southeastern Europe is a Theater of Great Powers, but Slovenia can Play a Strategic Role

To mark the publication of the eighth consecutive edition of The Adriatic Journal: Strategic Foresight 2020, the Institute for Strategic Solutions organised its traditional annual event in Ljubljana at the beginning of January. This year’s event, titled The West turns its back on the Western Balkans, focused on anticipated political, social and economic trends in […]

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Once Upon a Time In … Serbia

The views from the past: Misunderstanding Serbia Sometimes, the past is indeed a different country. During the years 1843 and 1844, a stubborn Englishman named Andrew Archibald Paton, Esq., became one of the first Western tourists to stroll around newly independent Serbia (still spelled Servia at the time). One day, he set himself a goal […]

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EU membership is a distancing target

Macedonia changes its whole name but Macron does nothing, writes Janja Klasinc in daily Delo’s Saturday edition on 22 November 2019. The tweet was sent to the world by the frustrated Johannes Hahn, the outgoing EU Enlargement Commissioner on 18 October 2019 from Brussels shortly before 5am. The night before, European leaders at the European […]

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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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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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Multilateralism is crucial but it is at risk

This year, the Bled Strategic Forum was focused on geo-strategic resource management in a sustainable way. Delo’s Jure Kosec and Borut Tavčar reported on the forum in the daily’s edition on 2 September. »For whom does the bell toll? It tolls for all of us. ” With these words, Slovenian Foreign Minister Miro Cerar opened […]

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