17 June 2019
  • 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
  • 14:41 What are the expectations in Western Balkans after the EU elections?
  • 13:22 Top events in June
  • 13:10 Looking for New Identity
  • 13:04 How do shifts in international political economy affect national politics?

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

EC delivers its latest report on progress in Balkans The outgoing head of the European Commission, Johannes Hahn has published on 29 May his final report on the progress made by the Western Balkan countries aspiring to become EU members. In the report, EC recommends the opening of accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia, while […]

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Tito’s magical birthplace

If you’ve given up on waiting for the sun to show up in Slovenia so that you can head for the coast on your days off, consider a different kind of weekend escape – Staro selo museum in Kumrovec in Croatia, the birthplace of Yugoslavia’s president Josip Broz Tito. Explore the village and learn about […]

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HOT TOPICS IN APRIL: Croatia’s unemployment drops further; Serbia’s press freedom continues to decline; Russia and Serbia to abolish roaming charges

Unemployment rate in Croatia drops further in March Unemployment rate in Croatia to 9.5% in March from 10.2% in February, with 8,600 citizens finding employment during the period, the state statistics bureau reported. The figures showed that at the end of March, there were 1.38m employed persons in Croatia, an increase of 0.6 percent on […]

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Top Events in the Region in May

The Adriatic Journal team has put together a list of the best and most exciting events taking place in the region in the coming month. You can pick from a networking startup gathering, a fascinating orchestra experience, cranivals or even triathlon races taking place along the Montenegro’s scenic Bay of Kotor route. Druga godba Source: […]

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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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Croatia’s economic growth slowed to 2.3% at the end of 2018

Growth of Croatian economy is slowing down, according to data of Croatian bureau of statistics, Poslovni reports. The recent data shows the Croatian economy grew by 2.3% (year on year) in the fourth quarter last year, which is significantly less than in the previous quarter (2.8%) and less than expected. Still, the final quarter of […]

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Members of BiH Presidency meet to form new government

Heads of the leading political parties in BiH have met to discuss forming the new government almost five months after the elections. Leaders of the Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragan Čović, Party of Democratic Action Bakir Izetbegović and Independent Social Democrat Union Milorad Dodik exchanged opinions, positions and plans for the future […]

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Croatia’s bad at using EU investment funds

Croatia is the second worst member of the EU in terms of using European structural and investment funds, Croatia’s Jutarnji reports. By the end of 2018, just under EUR 2bn of funds were paid out of the total EUR 10.7bn. The only country behind Croatia in terms of the funds paid out is Spain.  Irregularities […]

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Wages in Croatia too low

For the first time since May 2014, there was a slight decline of average income in Croatia last November. Average gross earnings per month were around HRK 8,400 and average net salary was around HRK 6,200. Furthermore, decline of industrial production was biggest since 2012.Wages have been falling since March 2018 and employers attribute this […]

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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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