Slovenia, Israel and Turkey benefit from Kosovo’s politically motivated import tariffs

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 13, 2019

100% import tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia have pushed consumer prices up in Kosovo, but politicians’ claims they would help local producers were never realised, think tank GAP finds.

Yaskawa opens €25mn robot factory in Slovenia

bne IntelliNews May 7, 2019

Japanese tech group set up robot factory and development centre to meet sharply rising European demand for industrial robots as labour market squeeze deepens.

Poland leads CEE charge against “centralised” and “multi-speed” EU

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 2, 2019

Warsaw wants the EU to devolve more powers to national governments and opposes deeper integration of some – mostly Western – member states in specific policy areas.

15 years on from 2004 wave of EU accessions, convergence but a patchy overall record for CEE countries

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 1, 2019

15 years after eight CEE states entered the EU, there have been significant economic gains, but in recent years this has been accompanied by a backsliding on democratic reforms.

Immigration pushed up Slovenia’s population in 2018

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2019

Slovenia is an attractive destination for workers from other former Yugoslavian countries as it offers the highest wages in the region.