New Serbian PM to continue juggling EU ambitions and relations with Russia

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2017

Prime minister designate Ana Brnabic announces cabinet nominations, but her future policies are likely to be strongly influenced by President Aleksandar Vucic.

Serbia to get first female, first openly gay PM

bne IntelliNews June 16, 2017

President Vucic sends strong message of Serbia's commitment to liberal democracy and EU accession with selection of Ana Brnabic as his successor.

Russia dominates CEE region in global university ranking

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 13, 2017

Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.

EU pursues “positive realpolitik” in the Balkans, says Hahn

Andrew MacDowall in Belgrade June 12, 2017

EU enlargement commissioner reaffirms his determination to bring Western Balkan countries into the union, despite growing perception that the enlargement process is doomed.

Banking convergence returns to Central and Eastern Europe, says RBI

Robert Anderson in Prague June 9, 2017

The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.

FDI to Emerging Europe soars in 2016

bne IntelliNews June 8, 2017

Foreign investment booms in Russia, Czech Republic and Hungary, and the regional upward trend is expected to continue this year.

Romania leads the Balkan IPO race

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 1, 2017

Series of IPO announcements in Romania, Croatia and Slovenia arouse speculation about the start of a larger return of the IPO markets in the region.

Vucic’s inauguration marred by scuffles, protests

bne IntelliNews June 1, 2017

Liberal left and far right opposition join protest against Serbia's new President Aleksandar Vucic.