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

Bosnian PM Zvizdić meets Merkel

At the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Denis Zvizdić, the President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, made an official visit to Germany today. Zvizdić and Merkel discussed the improvement in bilateral relations, BiH’s path to join the EU and NATO, cooperation in the Western Balkans and current international issues. What Merkel said […]

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Albania announces open border with Kosovo

Pandeli Majko, Minister of State for Albanian Diaspora, has announced Albania will have open borders with Kosovo from January 2019. He  made the announcement at the event marking the Day of Diaspora in Srbica. “We need to open the border between Albania and Kosovo. The Prime Minister has decided that from 1 January there will be […]

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July hot topics in the Western Balkans: Football frenzy in Croatia; Trump’s comments puzzle Montenegrins; Dangers of Russia’s influence in the Balkan region

Croatian football team lost 4:2 in the World Cup final against France, but still achieved an enormous national success in the most popular sport in the world. Arriving back home, an estimated 500,000 Croats greeted the team at Ban Jelačić square in Zagreb. The celebrations were silghlty marred by controversy when the Croatian nationalist singer […]

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Dividing Kosovo is not an option, says Thaci

Over the past few weeks there have been increasing discussions about the possibility of dividing Kosovo or exchanging territories with Serbia as a solution for both countries. Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci, however, said the idea of dividing Kosovo is not debatable and he criticised political representatives for even entertaining such ideas. “I would like to inform […]

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Lithuania blocks chapter 31 due to Serbia’s ties with Russia

Lithuania continues to oppose the opening of chapter 31 on foreign, security and defence policy for Serbia in the accession negotiations with the EU. The reason is mainly due to Serbia’s relationship with  Russia. Serbian Minister for European Affairs Jadranka Joksimović said the opening of this chapter is highly unlikely to happen this year. She […]

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EU expects Kosovo dialogue agreements to be implemented without delay

The European Union expects that all agreements, especially the agreements regarding the energy and the establishment of the Association of Serb Municipalities (ZSO) in Kosovo, be implemented without delay, a spokesperson for the European Commission, Maja Kocijančič said. Kosovo has mandated a special group to prepare the statute for ZSO which should finalise its work […]

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Microsoft Croatia pays best wages

The Croatian Financial Agency published a list of companies that paid its employees the highest wages last year. At the top of the list is Microsoft Croatia, where the average monthly net salary is EUR 5,600. Of the 20 companies analysed, 18 are private. At the same time, 16 are foreign owned, and four are […]

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Unemployment in the region remains the biggest problem

The current developments in the Western Balkans are mostly driven by high economic growth, the analyses at the Institute for Strategic Solutions (ISR) show. According to the World Bank, the economic growth in the region will be on average 3.2 % this year. A review of developments in recent years shows that Serbia’s investment environment […]

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