24 May 2019
  • 14:37 Tito’s magical birthplace
  • 11:24 Modern Warfare in uncertain times
  • 11:31 Slovenia’s ports and roads connect East with West
  • 13:25 Yaskawa robots factory starts production in Slovenia
  • 11:35 HOT TOPICS IN APRIL: Croatia’s unemployment drops further; Serbia’s press freedom continues to decline; Russia and Serbia to abolish roaming charges

A long-lasting solution or a recipe for chaos?

The partition of Kosovo has become a hot topic throughout the summer, with shifting views towards the issue making headlines every day both in the region and internationally. Kosovo is eager to come up with a final agreement, as it would enable it to get a seat at the UN and open a path to […]

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Sales of apartments in Ljubljana drop by a quarter

After continuous growth over the last three years, sale of apartments in Ljubljana in the first half of this year has dropped by a quarter, Slovenia’s daily Finance reports. Views from the experts on the cause of the drop vary. Maja Ostanek from KF Finance group warns in her comment to Finance that the decline in the […]

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Remembering US Senator John McCain: his thoughts on Balkans and relationship between Serbia and Russia

As the world today remembers John McCain, “Voice of America” ​​also looks back on the last interview it had with the senator, when he visited Belgrade a few weeks after the presidential elections in Serbia last year. In the interview, he advocated for greater involvement of the United States in the Balkans. When asked if […]

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Montenegrin passport through history

Photo: Pixabay

Montenegro was the only country in the Balkans that remained independent during the Ottoman rule. It was also recognised as an independent nation at the Berlin Congress in 1878. But even so, Montenegrin ethnicity was not always included in the country’s travel documents. Montenegro’s first passport dates back to 1751 during the rule of prince-bishop […]

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Focus groups reveal the biggest challenges for Slovenia’s pension system

Slovenian politicians will have to deal with a major task in the near future: a comprehensive reform of the pension system as the current one does not take into account the aging population. This is the main conclusion of the research conducted recently by the Institute for Strategic Solutions (ISR). Within the framework of the […]

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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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