20 November 2019
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July hot topics in the Western Balkans: Football frenzy in Croatia; Trump’s comments puzzle Montenegrins; Dangers of Russia’s influence in the Balkan region

Croatian football team lost 4:2 in the World Cup final against France, but still achieved an enormous national success in the most popular sport in the world. Arriving back home, an estimated 500,000 Croats greeted the team at Ban Jelačić square in Zagreb. The celebrations were silghlty marred by controversy when the Croatian nationalist singer […]

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Slovenia faces key demographic challenges in the coming years

In the near future Slovenian politicians will have to deal with a major task: a comprehensive reform of the pension system as the current one does not take into account the aging population. The Institute for Strategic Solutions (ISR) believes the necessary reform could be an opportunity for the state to implement solutions that will […]

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Adriatic letters: The story of the Adriatic Journal’s headline font

The Adriatic is a region overflowing with history. Many contemporary problems have deep roots in the past so in order to understand the present, at ISR we are often found pouring over old newspapers. More often than not, we are just skimming over digitised pages, far away from brittle paper and dusty depots, and safely […]

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Trump’s comments puzzle Montenegrins

Montenegrins are “very aggressive” people who could cause a WWIII, said US President Donald Trump. / Photo: Pixabay Donald Trump’s comments in the interview with Fox News that Montenegrins are “very aggressive” people who could cause a WWIII are puzzling many in the region and beyond. Ranko Krivokapić, leader of the opposition Social Democratic Party, told BBC: […]

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Successful NLB sale depends on a number of factors

The outgoing Slovenian government has announced its plans to sell NLB, the country’s largest state-owned bank. The state, represented by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH), and NLB announced the intention to sell at least 50% stake in the bank. Slovenia will sell shares on the stock exchanges in London and Ljubljana. A total of 90 […]

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Unemployment in the region remains the biggest problem

The current developments in the Western Balkans are mostly driven by high economic growth, the analyses at the Institute for Strategic Solutions (ISR) show. According to the World Bank, the economic growth in the region will be on average 3.2 % this year. A review of developments in recent years shows that Serbia’s investment environment […]

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