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?

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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Top Events in the Region in April

Another month, another several options to attend an event of your interest in the region. Whether you’re interested in business, culture or sports, the Adriatic Journal has picked the best events taking place around the Balkans that are worth a visit. 32th Belgrade Marathon Source: Belgrade Marathon Location: Belgrade, Serbia DATE: 14 Apr 2019 The […]

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Ljubljana is not a shopping mecca, but it can become one

Delo’s Manja Pušnik spoke to Ljubljana’s deputy mayor Janez Koželj on the development of the city center and the role of the shopping tourism. They refer to him as the city’s architect, its urbanist, and some call him a visionary, while at municipality he is considered to be one of the greatest experts on Ljubljana’s […]

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Top Events in The Region in March

With sunny spring weather comes a perfect opportunity to visit some of the events happening in the region. Here’s Adriatic Journal’s choice of events definitely worth a visit this month: FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Kranjska Gora, 58th Vitranc Cup Location: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Date: 9 – 10 Mar 2019 One of the toughest in […]

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FEBRUARY HOT TOPICS: IKEA clears path for its store in Slovenia; NATO agreement with North Macedonia; Coca Cola buys Serbian Bambi

Final hurdle removed for Ikea in Slovenia Ljubljana’s city council approved Ikea’s initiative to change the municipal spatial plan (OPN), daily Delo reported in February.  This decision enables the Swedish company to meet all the conditions to start the construction of its store in the BTC City shopping center in Ljubljana, Ikea reports. The new plan has […]

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Inspired by the Adriatic Journal: Boutique tourism in Slovenia that is definitely worth a try

Slovenia recently opened the doors of its first boutique hotel that is in line with the country’s green tourism strategy: a five-star Villa Planinka in Jezersko was restored by Marjan Batagelj, who also manages the Karst subterranean attraction, the Postojna cave. If you want a slightly different, yet green experience, we’ve put together some suggestions […]

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Racing towards an electric mobility future

While newspaper headlines are mostly evoking doom and gloom scenarios for humanity’s lack of action on combating climate change, behind the scenes there are already a lot of initiatives tackling this very threat. Take e-mobility. Tesla’s at the forefront of driving the transition to electric cars but other renowned car manufacturing brands are catching up. […]

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Slovenia gets new government

Slovenia’s parliament confirmed on Thursday 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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Motorway from Banja Luka to Serbian border in 7 years

“Ljubljana is one of the cleanest cities in Europe, and Podgorica is fortunate to be its neighbour and seek to follow Ljubljana’s example,” mayor of Montenegro’s capital, Ivan Vuković, said at the reception with Zoran Jankovć, Ljubljana’s mayor. Discussion between the two mayors revolved around improving cooperation between Podgorica and Ljubljana, which they said already has […]

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Sales of apartments in Ljubljana drop by a quarter

After continuous growth over the last three years, sale of apartments in Ljubljana in the first half of this year has dropped by a quarter, Slovenia’s daily Finance reports. Views from the experts on the cause of the drop vary. Maja Ostanek from KF Finance group warns in her comment to Finance that the decline in the […]

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