Serbia

Belgrade protest march marks anniversary of Savamala demolitions

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2017

Anti-Vucic protesters join those still seeking justice for midnight demolitions in historic Belgrade neighbourhood.

Croatia’s neighbours join forces over Agrokor

bne IntelliNews April 19, 2017

Joint taskforce to monitor impact of debt crisis at Croatian conglomerate and mitigate impact on local economies.

Anti-Vucic protesters in Serbia show sticking power

bne IntelliNews April 9, 2017

Thousands have protested daily since Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s presidential election victory.

World Bank reports faster growth in Western Balkans bringing more jobs

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 6, 2017

Unemployment rate for the region still highest in Europe, hovering around 22% in 2016.

Agrokor giant brought down by addiction to junk debt

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest April 5, 2017

The Croatian food and retail group could not compete with the cheaper financing costs and higher efficiency of its new West European competitors.

Protests against Vucic’s presidential election victory spread across Serbia

bne IntelliNews April 5, 2017

Several thousand mostly student protesters take to the streets in Belgrade, with smaller protests in other cities.

CEE/CIS TRADE FINANCE SURVEY 2017: Grappling with the “new normal” of sanctions and compliance

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2017

Banks are having to pedal twice as hard just to keep momentum, but innovative players are developing new tailored solutions and products to meet the needs of clients.

Backsliding democracy raises risk of new Balkan conflicts, policy group warns

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 3, 2017

Decade-long "downward spiral" across Western Balkans follows stalled EU accession and neglect of democratic processes by international actors.

Serbian PM Vucic wins presidential elections in first round

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2017

Vucic will continue to determine government policy and lead Serbia’s EU accession negotiations despite move to presidency.

Attention turns to Serbia’s next PM as Vucic cruises towards presidential election victory

bne IntelliNews March 31, 2017

Expanding economy and rising regional tensions boost support for Vucic, while fragmented opposition fails to win voters over.

Spoof candidate polls second ahead of Serbia's presidential election

bne IntelliNews March 30, 2017

Satirist Beli mocks all politicians and exposes weakness of opposition challenge to Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.

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