13 August 2020
  • 13:32 Klet Brda – The cradle of Rebula wine
  • 11:23 Literature among people
  • 10:01 Welcome to Maribor, the city of change!
  • 15:15 Follow the Michelin stars in Slovenia
  • 13:29 HOT TOPICS: Covid-19 Update & Serbian Elections

Slovenia the only country in the region with average pay above EUR 1,000

According to the latest figures published by the Slovenia’s statistics office, Slovenes and Croats have highest average income in the region, while salaries in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia are lowest. Slovenia is the only country amongst ex-Yugoslav states to have an average monthly salary above EUR 1,000, with 1,082 per month. Croatia comes second, with […]

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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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Immofinanz buys retail parks in Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia

Austrian real estate investor and developer Immofinanz Group has bought eight retail parks in Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia for a total of EUR 90.5m, the company said on Wednesday. With these acquisitions, Immofinanz’s “Stop shop” portfolio has expanded to a total of 80 locations in nine countries with over 567,000 sq m of rental space worth about EUR 800m. The […]

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Ex Agrokor boss to be extradited to Croatia

British judge Duncan Ouseley decided in London on Thursday that Ivica Todorić,  founder of the food giant Agrokor, will be extradited to Croatia. A hearing was held at the High Court in London today, at which a final decision was made as to whether Todorić is entitled to appeal the decision to be extradited to […]

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Migrants clash with police at Bosnia’s border with Croatia

Since Monday evening hundreds of migrants and refugees have gathered at Serbia’s and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s border with Croatia. Croatian police reports it was the spread of false information that Croatia would open its borders which led migrants to head to the crossings. This morning some 200 migrants who stayed at Maljevac border crossing in […]

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Slovenia’s Finance Ministry proposes new property tax law

The Finance Ministry in Slovenia has prepared a new real estate tax law which has been in the making for years. The proposal includes a 0.1% tax rate for residental properties while for commercial properties, other buildings and building land the tax would amount to 0.6% of the value. The same tax rate would apply […]

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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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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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Bosnian elections unlikely to settle political crisis

The results of the eighth general elections that were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday are unlikely to ease the country’s political crisis. Milorad Dodik, a Bosnian Serb hardliner, has won a seat in the three-member presidency alongside Sefik Dzaferović and Željko Komšić. Dodik has already said his priority will be Serbs and Republika Srpska […]

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Bosnian upcoming elections plagued by irregularities

In the run-up to the general election which is due to take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday, the campaigns have been marred by accusations of possible voter fraud, outside interference, as well as insults and hate speeches by opposing sides. Candidates from Serb, Croat and Bosniak sides have all been found by Transparency […]

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