EBRD and IFC finance Western Balkans’ largest wind farm

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2017

€215mn loans for Serbia's 158 MW Čibuk wind farm to help harness wind energy in a region still heavily reliant on coal power.

Poland rises, Croatia surprises on CEE Fast 50

By Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 17, 2017

Two thirds of the new technology companies in the Central and Eastern Europe in the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe were new entrants to the list, which highlights “the speed our top-performing young companies are developing”.

Serbia’s headline inflation at 3.2% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews October 12, 2017

Inflation in Serbia is expected to accelerate further after in 2016 consumer prices rose by an average of 1.2% from 2015.

Serbia woos Turkish investors during Erdogan visit

bne IntelliNews October 11, 2017

Turkish president greeted with promises of the region’s best investment conditions, a serenade from Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and a hero’s welcome in the majority Muslim Sandzak region.

Serbian opposition marks anniversary of Milosevic's downfall with protests

bne IntelliNews October 9, 2017

Former presidential candidate Sara Jankovic's PSG and unions representing police and military workers held rival protests in Belgrade, stepping up the pressure on the authorities ahead of the city council elections.

Serbia’s exports up 13.4% y/y in January-August

bne IntelliNews October 1, 2017

Belgrade is trying to attract export-oriented FDI in a bid to boost GDP growth.

Serbian media and NGOs launch joint action to stop "media darkness"

bne IntelliNews September 29, 2017

More than 300 media outlets and NGOs join action by publishing black pages in their print editions or websites, in protest against closure of weekly magazine Vranjske.

BUCHAREST BLOG: Southeast Europe steps up its FDI challenge

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 28, 2017

Tightening labour markets are undermining the investment case for Central Europe, but its labour productivity and infrastructure still give it an advantage.

Croatian court sentences Serbia’s “Captain Dragan" for war crimes

bne IntelliNews September 27, 2017

Serbian-Australian Dragan Vasiljkovic given 15-year sentence for war crimes committed against Croat soldiers and civilians as Serbian defence minister claims ruling was "driven by revenge".

Serbian gross salaries reach €542 in August

bne IntelliNews September 26, 2017

Average salaries in Serbia are likely to keep rising since the government says the budget will end 2017 in surplus, allowing for an increase in public sector wages and pensions.

OPINION: Austrian policy towards CEE is likely to change in tone but not substance

Marcus How of ViennEast September 25, 2017

If the Freedom Party enters government after the election, convergence with populists in the Visegrad Group may increase, but the big parties will prevent any major shift.