3 June 2020
  • 09:37 HOT TOPICS: Montenegro and Serbia clash over border opening
  • 12:34 The alphabet soup of economic forecasting
  • 09:04 Top Balkan Women – 5/11: Roksanda Ilinčić
  • 10:32 HOT TOPICS: Croatia’s government forecast the GDP to shrink by 9.4% in 2020
  • 09:28 How top Slovenian companies are doing business during the Covid-19 epidemic: They got closer to customers, became more flexible and more digitalised.

Balkans are becoming increasingly entangled in the Chinese lending web

The increasing dependence and attachment of the Balkan countries to Chinese loans is becoming an increasingly serious risk for the European Union, the Munich Security report warns, which came out before the three-day security conference that began in the Bavarian capital this Friday. Novica Mihajlovič looked at the main points raised by the report in […]

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Šarec and his party top most popular lists

While conservative parties are becoming increasingly popular across Europe, in Slovenia they are losing ground, with the centrist party LMŠ continuing to strengthen its position in the country. Delo’s Barbara Hočevar reported in the paper yesterday that the popularity of Slovenia’s Prime Minister Marjan Šarec continues to grow together with the support for the party […]

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There is room for more Slovenian companies in the Balkans

Western Balkans is a traditionally important market for Slovenia with companies from the country already boasting a strong presence. However, Dr Cerar believes there is still room for growth and new businesses should get the government’s support to enter the region’s market. Among other top national priorities remains a strong Europe and good transatlantic relations […]

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Economic diplomacy as a service to businesses

In times of dynamic globalisation, rapid change and ever growing international competition, Slovene diplomacy helps its companies go global. The Slovenian foreign minister dr. Miro Cerar explains why economic diplomacy pays such an important role in Slovenia’s economy.  Economic diplomacy is a relatively new governmental policy in Slovenia. It serves as much more than simply […]

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Cultural resources too fragmented in Slovenia

As Slovenia marks its biggest cultural holiday today – France Prešeren’s day – we look at the role of culture in the country and the life of its individuals over a chat with Mitja Čander, literary critic, essayist, screenwriter and dramatist. Though Slovenians have a profound attitude to culture and the government allocates enough money […]

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Balkan entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but lack business knowledge

  The Balkan region has a great potential for entrepreneurship, because it is clear to its citizens that they cannot, in many ways, rely on the governments to solve their problems. But there is a lack of knowledge in how to turn ideas into reality, says Jeff Hoffman, founder of Booking.com. Hoffman is quite familiar […]

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The chain-breaking centennial

For a long time, there has been a vibrant market in something Slovenian. And it has been truly global, trading in unexpected places like Mumbai and Las Vegas as well as in less surprising venues like London, New York, or Geneva. Even more interestingly, the prices for this quintessentially Slovenian product can range from a […]

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Entrepreneurs seek more competitive business environment

At the Slovenian Business Club (SBC) conference in Postojna today, some of the most prominent Slovenian exporters warned that the country urgently needs to strengthen its competitiveness. To do so, SBC members suggested tax relief of salaries, measures to attract workers from abroad and more flexible labour legislation which will allow faster dismissal and employment […]

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HOT TOPICS IN JANUARY: Šarec’s government increases in popularity; Putin visits Belgrade

Šarec’s government increases in popularity Slovenia’s new prime minister and his party LMŠ seem to be increasing in its popularity since coming to power. In last December’s poll conducted by Ninamedia for the daily Dnevnik, Marjan Šarec’s LMŠ has overtaken the leading opposition party SDS led by Janez Janša. At the same time, Šarec’s popularity […]

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Greek parliament votes to approve Macedonia’s name change

The Greek parliament on Friday voted to adopt the Prespa agreement, resolving a 27-year old dispute with Skopje over the country’s name. The agreement approves of Macedonia changing its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, paving the way for the country’s EU and NATO membership. Prespa agreement was ratified in parliament after 38 hours […]

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