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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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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Serbia and Montenegro criticised in new Freedom House report

Washington-based Freedom House today released its Freedom in the World 2019  report that saw Serbia downgraded from “free” to “partially free” country. After more than a decade of being categorized as a free country, Serbia’s democracy score was one of the biggest, putting it alongside Venezuela, Nicaragua and Tanzania. The decline was due tothe “election irregularities, […]

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Slovenia ranked 31st on Bloomberg’s innovation index

The US business website Bloomberg has published a list of 60 most innovative countries in the world. Slovenia, which was not included on the list last year, ranked 31st this year, between Spain and Hungary. The most innovative country on this year’s index is South Korea, followed by Germany and Finland. Slovenia was ranked second for […]

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Serbia cannot join the EU without recognising Kosovo

Without recognising Kosovo, Serbia cannot join the EU, says a member of Angela Merkel’s party. According to the Bundestag deputy and CDU member Peter Bayer, Kosovo is de facto independent and Serbia should recognize it. Otherwise, Serbia will not be able to join the EU, Bayer said during a visit to Belgrade, the Deutsche Welle reported. He said […]

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Merkel’s CDU puts pressure on Macedonia’s opposition party

Germany’s CDU party have appealed to Macedonian VMRO DPMNE to vote for the agreement with Greece about the name change which it has so far opposed. Deutsche Welle reported the European People’s Party (EPP), an association of the European conservative parties, is expected to pressure VMRO-DPMNE to accept the deal. The deputy chair of the […]

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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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Both sides claim victory in FYROM referendum

The Sunday referendum in FYROM on the agreement with Greece has failed to meet the required turnout of above 50% of electorate for it to be valid. The turnout was 37% and of those, 91% voted in favour of the name change. Regardless, both sides – those against and for the name to be changed to the […]

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Dačić confident more countires will revoke recognition of Kosovo

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said he expects an increasing number of countries in the coming period to withdraw their recognition of Kosovo’s independence or announce that they have never done so. He told Serbia’s RTS he will have a series of bilateral meetings in New York […]

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