Bosnia & Herzegovina

Balkan trade war averted as Croatia backs down over inspection fee hike

Carmen Simion in Bucharest August 10, 2017

Croatian agriculture ministry will repeal a decree increasing inspection fees for imports of fruits and vegetables from non-EU countries aimed at protecting local farmers.

Slovenia’s Cimos starts closing Balkan plants

bne IntelliNews August 9, 2017

Car industry supplier is closing plants in Bosnia and Serbia as it embarks on restructuring following takeover by Italian fund.

Croatia’s neighbours warn of trade war over new customs rules

bne IntelliNews August 7, 2017

Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia agree to take measures to protect their interests after Croatia hikes customs duties on imports from non-EU states to protect its farmers.

Wild capitalism threatens the untamed rivers of Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest August 7, 2017

Southeast Europe is seeing an explosion in hydropower investment, but inadequate regulation and oversight of the sector are raising concerns about the environmental impact and whether these investments are sustainable.

Bosnia accused of breaking Energy Community rules over Ugljevik power plant expansion

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 6, 2017

Energy Community opens case against Bosnia over environmental impact assessment of controversial Ugljevik III construction.

Croatia's neighbours angered by hike in customs duties

bne IntelliNews August 3, 2017

Exporters from non-EU members on Croatia's borders hit by high import duties and new sanitary tests as Zagreb seeks to protect local farmers.

Deal struck to save Bosnian state broadcaster

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia August 2, 2017

BHRT faced closure after the previous model for collecting licence fees expired and the broadcaster racked up $20mn worth of debt.

Bosnia’s ruling coalition collapses

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 22, 2017

Long-standing disagreements between leaders of rival Bosniak parties bring down multi-ethnic coalition, spelling further uncertainty for Bosnia.

Bosnia’s CPI inflation slows to 1% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 22, 2017

After consumer prices declined in 2016, the International Monetary Fund expects annual average CPI will reverse to inflation of 1.9% in 2017.