26 August 2019
  • 11:59 July Hot Topics: Macron in Belgrade; Kosovo PM resigns; Major media merger in Slovenia approved; BiH closing unprofitable coal mines
  • 11:40 The West did not want another Republika Srpska in the heart of Balkans
  • 10:15 Top events in August
  • 09:49 Everyone’s favourite little capital
  • 10:50 Zagreb is always a good idea

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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Yaskawa robots factory starts production in Slovenia

The new factory, opened in April, will complement Yaskawa’s two production facilities in Japan and China and cover approximately four-fifths of Europe’s demand for Motoman robots. The Japanese corporation Yaskawa, which is considered the largest producer of industrial robots in the world, opened a new plant of industrial robots and a European robotics development center […]

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Stable Kosovo is possible only by removing politics

  Uncertainty is always connected with Kosovo, as it cannot exist as an independent state, says Vladimir Cvetković, dean of the Faculty of Security of the University of Belgrade, in an interview with Milena Zupančič from Slovenia’s Delo. Cvetković believes that today’s position of Serbia, in terms of its cooperation with the NATO alliance that […]

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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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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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Zagreb stock exchange registers growth

In the last week, Crobex Index increased for more than 1% and reached the best value in the last two months due to optimism on the global markets. Among the sectoral indexes, the industry index grew the most, by 2.6%, while only the index of transport down by 3.87%. “In last week’s trading, the Crobex index grew […]

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Court sets EUR 1m bail for former Agrokor boss

Zagreb County Court set a bail of HRK 7.5m (EUR 1m) for Ivica Todorić, the former owner and founder of the Agrokor food and retail group. Extradited to Zagreb from the UK last week, Todorić was put into custody while awaiting trial in an ongoing investigation in which he, his two sons and 12 Agrokor executives […]

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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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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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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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