18 July 2019
  • 10:50 Zagreb is always a good idea
  • 09:43 June Hot topics: Adria Airways in trouble; BiH bans cars older than 10 years; Serbia gets its first 5G base; Lower roaming costs in WB countries
  • 09:41 Top events in July
  • 11:46 Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks
  • 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

What are the expectations in Western Balkans after the EU elections?

The European elections are behind us and the countries of the Western Balkans are waiting in anticipation to see if the new parliament will embark on a different course when it comes to the policy towards their region. In his op-ed for the Balkan Insight, Jasmin Mujanović, a political scientist, belives that the Green’s strong […]

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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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Balkan unrests

Thousands continue to protest on the streets of Belgrade and across 90 towns in Serbia for the fourth month in a row, demanding free media and early elections. In recent weeks, the demonstrations became more turbulent and rising tensions resulted in protesters breaking into Serbia’s state television building in Belgrade demanding unbiased coverage.  18 people […]

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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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ZF Group to open EV parts factory in Serbia

Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen, part of ZF Group, plans to open a factory for electric vehicle parts in Pančevo, Serbia, at the end of April, Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić announced, seenews.com reports. The construction works on the EUR 85m project started last June and, once completed, it will create 1,000 jobs. Accoridng to the Serbian president […]

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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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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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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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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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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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