Serbia

Incumbent Nikolic threatens to run against Vucic for Serbian presidency

bne IntelliNews February 16, 2017

Nikolic reportedly offers to stand aside for Vucic in return for prime minister position.

Serbia’s ruling SNS to back Vucic as presidential candidate

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2017

PM Vucic picked over incumbent President Nikolic amid rumours of divisions within Serbia's governing party.

Serbian ombudsman Jankovic resigns to run for presidency

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2017

Non-party candidate backed by pro-EU parties and NGOs has good chance of making it to run-off against ruling SNS's candidate.

Serbia’s Q4 GDP rises 2.5% y/y, flash estimate shows

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2017

Steady expansion throughout 2016, as IFIs forecast growth of over 2% in medium term.

BALKAN BLOG: Wooing back Southeast Europe’s diaspora

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest January 31, 2017

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.

Poland dominates a vibrant, growing fintech industry in CEE

Nicholas Watson in Prague January 30, 2017

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.

Serbia-Kosovo normalisation process risks derailment as nationalist posturing rises

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest January 26, 2017

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.

COMMENT: Old ghosts haunt the Balkans

Nicholas Kaufmann in Brussels January 25, 2017

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.

COMMENT: CEE’s legal market goes local

David Stuckey of CEE Legal Matters January 20, 2017

As international legal firms pull back, regional and local firms are moving in, bringing fees down.

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