17 September 2019
  • 11:29 Another luxury gem opens its doors on Montenegro’s coast
  • 09:35 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
  • 11:33 Šarec on the first official visit to Serbia
  • 11:28 Top events in September
  • 11:59 July Hot Topics: Macron in Belgrade; Kosovo PM resigns; Major media merger in Slovenia approved; BiH closing unprofitable coal mines

Top events in July

The Adriatic Journal team has put together a list of the 3 best and most exciting events taking place in the region in the coming month. One thing is for sure – music will rule this summer! EXIT festival Source: EXIT Photo Team Location: Novi sad, Serbia  Date: 4 July – 7 July 2019 EXIT is […]

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Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks

Slovenia’s daily Delo reports that Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) announced in June that the most favourable bid for the purchase of 100% of shares of Abanka was submitted by the Nova kreditna banka Maribor (NKBM), which is owned by the American investment fund Apollo. According to unofficial information published by Slovenian media, SSH decided to […]

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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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Top events in June

The Adriatic Journal team has put together a list of the best and most exciting events taking place in the region in the coming month. You can pick from a music festival by the banks of Drava river in Maribor or on an island in the middle of Zagreb, art experiences in creative Belgrade or […]

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Looking for New Identity

Located in a valley surrounded by mountains on three sides, Skopje lies in the heart of Balkan peninsula. With over 500,000 inhabitants, the city is built on the banks of Vardar river, while the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar – biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today – remind of times gone by. The […]

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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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Tito’s magical birthplace

If you’ve given up on waiting for the sun to show up in Slovenia so that you can head for the coast on your days off, consider a different kind of weekend escape – Staro selo museum in Kumrovec in Croatia, the birthplace of Yugoslavia’s president Josip Broz Tito. Explore the village and learn about […]

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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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Slovenia’s ports and roads connect East with West

Well-developed transport infrastructure and excellent connections to the Port of Koper, which offers the shortest transport route from the Far East through the Suez Canal to Europe, strengthen the favourable geostrategic position of Slovenia and contribute to the country’s exceptional potential for transport and logistics. Slovenia has a favourable geostrategic position and thus exceptional potential […]

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