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

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

Fitch raises Croatia’s credit score Fitch Ratings raised Croatia’s credit score to investment-grade level last month. The score was raised from BB+ by one notch to BBB-, with a positive outlook. “Croatia outperformed its budget target for the third year in a row in 2018, with the government posting a surplus of 0.2% of GDP… […]

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Abanka sale completes privatisation of Slovenia’s largest banks

Slovenia’s daily Delo reports that Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) announced in June that the most favourable bid for the purchase of 100% of shares of Abanka was submitted by the Nova kreditna banka Maribor (NKBM), which is owned by the American investment fund Apollo. According to unofficial information published by Slovenian media, SSH decided to […]

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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

EC delivers its latest report on progress in Balkans The outgoing head of the European Commission, Johannes Hahn has published on 29 May his final report on the progress made by the Western Balkan countries aspiring to become EU members. In the report, EC recommends the opening of accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia, while […]

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Tito’s magical birthplace

If you’ve given up on waiting for the sun to show up in Slovenia so that you can head for the coast on your days off, consider a different kind of weekend escape – Staro selo museum in Kumrovec in Croatia, the birthplace of Yugoslavia’s president Josip Broz Tito. Explore the village and learn about […]

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Gorenje reports record losses

Gorenje Group, which was last year bought by the Chinese Hysen, generated EUR 111.4m in net losses in 2018. Sales revenues fell by 4% and last year amounted to EUR 1,186bn. The decline in revenue is partly due to the disposal of certain activities.Despite a decline in sales, operating costs, including material and labor costs, were […]

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Winners of the future: The innovative, creative, and conscious of the human capital potential

Saša Mrak, President of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia Slovenian management is generally well-trained, but in order to be more effective in the future, it has to show more openness towards contemporary ideas and flexibility towards challenges it faces. With one of the highest growth in the last decade and favourable export forecasts for the future years, […]

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Slovenian MPs discuss budget amendments

Slovenian MPs have started today a discussion on the proposed amendments to the state budget for 2019. Proposed amendments suggest increase in revenues by 6.2% to EUR 10.35bn as well as increased expenditures by 4.8% to EUR 10.16bn. There is an expected surplus of EUR 193.6m by the end of the year, which amounts to […]

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Slovenian GDP increased by 4.5% in 2018

According to Slovenian statistical office (SURS), Slovenian GDP grew by 4.5% last year, slightly less than in 2017 (4.9%). GDP growth rate is in line or even higher with expectations by international as well as Slovenian economic institutions. Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development predicted in autumn that the Slovenia’s GDP would increase by 4.4%, […]

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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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