6 July 2020
  • 15:15 Follow the Michelin stars in Slovenia
  • 13:29 HOT TOPICS: Covid-19 Update & Serbian Elections
  • 13:06 An affordable necessity that became a symbol of the Yugoslav tragedy
  • 09:37 HOT TOPICS: Montenegro and Serbia clash over border opening
  • 12:34 The alphabet soup of economic forecasting

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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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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Šarec on the first official visit to Serbia

Last month, Slovenian prime minister Marjan Šarec made an official visit to Serbia for the first time. A delegation of Slovenian government headed by Šarec met with the Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabić and was also received by the president Aleksander Vučić and the Serbian parliament speaker Maja Gojković. This is Slovenia’s second official visit […]

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The West did not want another Republika Srpska in the heart of Balkans

Stevo Pendarovski won presidential elections in North Macedonia, with his victory marking a continuation of North Macedonia’s towards EU and NATO integration. On 20th July, Delo’s Vili Einspieler talked to Pendarovski about the sentiments in the country post name change, EU’s delay on accession negotiations date as well as other issues. Skopje is disappointed the EU […]

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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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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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What are the expectations in Western Balkans after the EU elections?

The European elections are behind us and the countries of the Western Balkans are waiting in anticipation to see if the new parliament will embark on a different course when it comes to the policy towards their region. In his op-ed for the Balkan Insight, Jasmin Mujanović, a political scientist, belives that the Green’s strong […]

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How do shifts in international political economy affect national politics?

In a recent column in Slovenia’s daily Delo, Tine Kračun, editor-in-chief of the Adriatic Journal and director of the Institute for Strategic Solutions, looks at the increasing impact economic interests have on both internal and international politics.  It is a fact that international politics is now more intertwined with economic interests than ever before. While […]

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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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