8 December 2019
  • 09:42 The essence of fashion is to be worn
  • 09:29 Hot topics: Slovenian government passes budget for next 2 years; Kurti secures majority to form government; Over 20,000 teachers go on strike in Zagreb; Montenegro and Italy switch on undersea power cable
  • 09:12 EU membership is a distancing target
  • 14:31 Top events in December
  • 10:29 Top events in November

Pahor visits Serbia

Slovenian president Borut Pahor arrived on a visit to Serbia earlier today, where he was hosted by the Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić. They are expected to talk about strengthening bilateral relations between the countries, Serbia’s progress in its efforts to join the EU and the situation in the region. They will also discuss issues of migration, […]

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Vučić and Plenković meet in Davos

After meeting with the Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenković, Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić said today in Davos that Croatia and Serbia need to improve mutual relations if they want to survive and that the whole region must stop thinking about the past and face the future instead. “I’m not happy about political relations in the […]

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Growing number of migrants from BiH and Croatia go to Germany

The German Federal Bureau of Migration (BamF) has released a new report on immigration and emigration from these countries during 2016 and 2017. According to the data, 50,122 persons from Bosnia and Herzegovina emigrated to Germany – 24,010 in 2016 and 26,112 persons in 2017. In Croatia, the situation the number is even bigger with 110,526 Croats […]

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Kosovo fails to become a member of Interpol for the third time

After two rounds of voting at Interpol’s general assembly at a session in Dubai, Kosovo was not admitted as a member in the international police organisation. This is Kosovo’s third attempt to become the organsiation’s member, after failed attempts in 2015 and 2016. Voting in support of Kosovo’s membership were 68 countries, while 51 voted […]

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Serbia advances on global competitvness index

Serbia has advanced five places on the list of the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index 2018, ranking 65th amongst 140 countries. According to the report, based on the analysed institutional, political, economic and other indicators Serbia has a total score of 60.9 points, which is 1.7 points better than last year. Of the countries […]

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Belgrade to get cable car by end of 2019

Yesterday at the Belgrade assembly an agreement was signed clearing the way for the construction of a cable car in Serbia’s capital worth EUR 15m. The cable car, which will connect Kalemegdan and Ušće park, is planned to be completed by the end of next year. For the project the Ministry of Tourism will allocate […]

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Slovenia confirms new government; Croatia’s shipmaker in more trouble; Serbia signs major deals with Chinese; Skripal suspects linked to Montenegro attempted coup #september #hottopics

Slovenia’s parliament confirmed in September Prime Minister Marjan Šarec’s centre-left coalition as the country’s first minority government, following the inconclusive general election in June. Forty-five deputies in the 90-seat parliament voted in favour of the new cabinet, 34 were against, while 11 abstained or were absent. Šarec, a former provincial mayor, comedian and actor, became prime […]

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Germans prefer BiH to Croatia for business investments

For German entrepreneurs, Bosnia and Herzegovina market is much more interesting than the market of neighbouring Croatia and despite many administrative obstacles, most of them decide to invest in it, according to BiH’s daily Oslobodjenje. Sven Torsten Pothof, director of the German Foreign and Trade Chamber for the territory of BiH and Croatia (AHK), says […]

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Croatian ship maker in trouble after losing contracts

Rijeka shipyard, 3rdMay, in Croatia is in danger of having no valid contracts as soon as next month. Canadian company Algoma has cancelled two new construction orders while the future of another two that are already under construction is uncertain. If 3rdMay doesn’t secure finance that would enable it to purchase materials to finalise the work […]

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Bill proposal to increase minimum wage in BiH

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Bosnia and Herzegovina has written a bill proposal to raise minimum wage in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina which it will introduce in the parliamentary session next week. The minimum wage currently stands at 45% of the average salary, and the party will propose a ten-point increase in […]

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