26 October 2020
  • 13:24 NLB is the First Bank in Slovenia to Sign the Global UN Principles for Responsible Banking
  • 10:53 EBRD’s chief economist to speak at the export conference in Ljubljana
  • 10:49 Health Conference 2020: COVID-19 crisis accelerated the use of technology in healthcare
  • 09:58 Hot topics: Montenegro gets new government; Serbia and Kosovo sign “historic” agreement
  • 11:47 Ohrid – The Spiritual Capital

Kosovo’s internal political conflicts deepen over import tax for Serbian goods

Disagreement between Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci and the prime minister Ramush Haradinaj over the issue of tariffs for Serbian and Bosnian imports threatens to lead to a crisis of power. Chairman of the assembly of Kosovo Kadri Veseli and Haradinaj met with the US ambassador Philip Kosnett today to discuss US demands for the abolition of […]

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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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Kosovo declares trade war after hitting Serbia with 100% tariffs

A day after Kosovo’s failed attempt to join Interpol, its government passed a proposal to increase tax on Serbian and Bosnian goods from 10% (introduced earlier this month) to 100%, in retailiation for, what it calls, an aggressive campaign by Serbia to block Kosovo from becoming a member of international organisations. On his twitter feed, […]

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Kosovo fails to become a member of Interpol for the third time

After two rounds of voting at Interpol’s general assembly at a session in Dubai, Kosovo was not admitted as a member in the international police organisation. This is Kosovo’s third attempt to become the organsiation’s member, after failed attempts in 2015 and 2016. Voting in support of Kosovo’s membership were 68 countries, while 51 voted […]

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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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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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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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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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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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