Nikolic reportedly offers to stand aside for Vucic in return for prime minister position.
PM Vucic picked over incumbent President Nikolic amid rumours of divisions within Serbia's governing party.
Non-party candidate backed by pro-EU parties and NGOs has good chance of making it to run-off against ruling SNS's candidate.
Steady expansion throughout 2016, as IFIs forecast growth of over 2% in medium term.
Southeast European countries have some of the highest levels of emigration worldwide, and the loss of this human capital has had a damaging effect on growth.
Fintech start-ups are flourishing across Central and Eastern Europe, from Russia to Turkey, though Poland is probably the furthest ahead in establishing itself as the most important regional hub.
As the broad brushstrokes of the landmark deal to normalise relations between Serbia and Kosovo give way to the nitty-gritty of reaching consensus on specific issues and implementing those deals, previously overlooked flaws are being revealed.
Men like Dodik, Djukanovic and Gruevski have built incredibly successful political careers with tactics that leave their constituencies divided and mutually resentful, perpetuating cycles of recrimination.
As international legal firms pull back, regional and local firms are moving in, bringing fees down.
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