18 July 2019
  • 10:50 Zagreb is always a good idea
  • 09:43 June Hot topics: Adria Airways in trouble; BiH bans cars older than 10 years; Serbia gets its first 5G base; Lower roaming costs in WB countries
  • 09:41 Top events in July
  • 11:46 Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks
  • 09:44 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

June Hot topics: Adria Airways in trouble; BiH bans cars older than 10 years; Serbia gets its first 5G base; Lower roaming costs in WB countries

Fitch raises Croatia’s credit score Fitch Ratings raised Croatia’s credit score to investment-grade level last month. The score was raised from BB+ by one notch to BBB-, with a positive outlook. “Croatia outperformed its budget target for the third year in a row in 2018, with the government posting a surplus of 0.2% of GDP… […]

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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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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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Ryanair connected Banja Luka with Belgium and Germany

The first plane of the company Ryanair has landed today at the international airport Banja Luka in BiH. Ryanair, the leading European low-cost airline, today celebrates its first flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina (its 37th country) and starts delivering its new service twice a week to Banja Luka from Stockholm Skavsta, which will be the […]

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A Day of Grief in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The BiH Council of Ministers proclaimed today the Day of Grief in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the brutal murder of two police officers which happened on Friday at Alipašino Polje in Sarajevo. Today a commemorative session was held in the hall of the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo, on the occasion of the tragic death […]

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Mercator sells 10 shopping centres in Slovenia

Slovenian Mercator and Austrian Supernova today signed a contract for the sale of 10  Mercator shopping centers in Slovenia, worth EUR 116.6m. Mercator will continue to operate in rented facilities. It is anticipated that Mercator will rent parts of the centers where it’s main business already operates, and the contract reflects the company’s strategy to […]

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BiH media put to the test ahead of elections

Media Monitoring finds that Bosnia and Herzegovina’s media has not provided enough information to the public on candidates in the forthcoming elections. It has been noted that in the first two weeks of the election campaign, there was a significantly higher coverage of governmental political subjects in the media while new parties and movements had […]

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Regional leaders meet in New York

Presidents of Croatia and Kosovo met in New York, discussing the possibility of border changes in the Balkans. Though Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Croatia’s president, said the discussion with Hashim Thaci was “quite interesting”, she was adamant that there should be no redrawing of borders. “We are very cautious and we have argued that the principles […]

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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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Thaci and Vučić in Brussells today

Presidents of Kosovo and Serbia, Hashim Thaçi and Aleksandar Vučić are meeting today in Brussels together with the EU Minister of Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini. In this final stage of the dialogue, it is expected the talks will be about the normalisation of relations between the two countries. Today’s meeting  takes place a few days […]

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