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?

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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HOT TOPICS IN APRIL: Croatia’s unemployment drops further; Serbia’s press freedom continues to decline; Russia and Serbia to abolish roaming charges

Unemployment rate in Croatia drops further in March Unemployment rate in Croatia to 9.5% in March from 10.2% in February, with 8,600 citizens finding employment during the period, the state statistics bureau reported. The figures showed that at the end of March, there were 1.38m employed persons in Croatia, an increase of 0.6 percent on […]

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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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In Serbia monthly expenses higher than wages

According to the data from the Serbia’s office of statistics, in 2018 average monthly expenses of Serbian households were slighlty higher than average monthly incomes. On average,  expenses exceeded income by RSD 747 (just over EUR 6). The average income stood at RSD 63,734 (around EUR 540), which is an increase of 3.8% compared to […]

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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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Stable Kosovo is possible only by removing politics

  Uncertainty is always connected with Kosovo, as it cannot exist as an independent state, says Vladimir Cvetković, dean of the Faculty of Security of the University of Belgrade, in an interview with Milena Zupančič from Slovenia’s Delo. Cvetković believes that today’s position of Serbia, in terms of its cooperation with the NATO alliance that […]

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Serbia marks 20 years since NATO bombing

This week Serbia is marking 20th anniversary since NATO air strikes on the country. Two decades on, the state is unstable, the society is stagnant, the media is biased, the people are moving abroad, and the streets are filled with protesters who want change, writes Milena Zupanič in Delo.  It has been 20 years since […]

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Serbian government launches entrepreneurship support programs

The government of Serbia has recently adopted a decree on establishing a support program to open Regional Innovation Centres across the region. The aim of the program is to promote an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem in Serbia as well as in the region. Regional Innovation Centres will provide necessary conditions and equal chances for the realization and […]

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Fuel subsidies for Serbian farmers

Serbian farmers will be entitled for new diesel fuel subsidies. Serbian minister of agriculture Branislav Nedimović announced that farmers will receive RSD 20 subsidy for 60 litres of diesel fuel per hectare of land. Important addition is that all farmers will be entitled for this subsidy. It is a governmental measure to promote agriculture in […]

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Thaci’s ultimatum: referendum or resignation

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci announced that he would resign or call a referendum if the Assembly does not approve an agreement with Belgrade. According to this agreement, Kosovo would get three municipalities in central Serbia – Bujanovac, Preševo and Medvedja. Thaci reiterated that Prishtina cannot afford to threaten a strategic alliance with the USA and that […]

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