Serbia

Serbian president claims West wants ‘puppet regime’ in Belgrade

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2024

President Aleksandar Vucic tackles opposition grievances over December 2023 elections, but slams Western interference in Serbian politics.

Western Balkan leaders commit to accelerated regional cooperation

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2024

Albanian PM calls at Tirana summit for fellow Western Balkan leaders to overcome historic conflicts to achieve prosperity.

Ukraine's Zelenskiy seeks support from Southeast Europe at Tirana summit

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2024

Ukrainian president and Albanian prime minister warn of Russian threat to destabilise the region.

Liberty Steel's financial crisis is just the latest blow for CEE's steel industry

Robert Anderson in Prague February 28, 2024

The woes of Liberty Steel's mills also reflect the struggle of former Communist Central and Eastern Europe’s once mighty steel sector to remain competitive.

Western Balkans power sector risks “complete meltdown” warns think-tank

bne IntelliNews February 27, 2024

Policy brief from think-tank CEPS says there is an “acute and imminent risk” of collapse due to outdated infrastructure.

Western Balkans to take up to 70 years to catch up with EU

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 26, 2024

New EBRD report finds low productivity, weak institutions and unfavourable demographics mean convergence may not happen until 2093.

Western Balkans is ideal nearshoring destination, says EBRD regional director

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 26, 2024

"Island within the EU" is attracting growing flows of FDI, EBRD's Matteo Colangeli tells bne IntelliNews.

Video shows dozens of migrants stripped and forced across Serbia-North Macedonia border

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 23, 2024

Footage shared by NGO Legis appears to show a group of semi-naked men being sent back into North Macedonia by Serbian border police in sub-zero temperatures.

World Bank says Emerging Europe needs tougher targets to reach net zero by 2060

Aidą Kadyrzhanova in Prague February 22, 2024

New World Bank report charts path to net zero energy in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, but says current ambitions are too modest.

Minister says Serbia 'sitting on billions' in new push to exploit lithium resources

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2024

Mining and Energy Minister Djedovic Handanovic the latest to call for revival of Rio Tinto’s stalled lithium mine project.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

With decisive actions, net zero energy is within reach in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia, says new World Bank report

IntelliNews Press Release Service February 22, 2024

A new World Bank report released today lays out pathways for countries in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region to make the shift towards renewable energy and reduce their fossil fuel dependence.

Balkans a prime target for Russia's unconventional warfare tactics

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2024

Moldova and Montenegro already targets of Russian destabilisation efforts, says RUSI report.

Effigy of Serbian president causes new rift in relations with Croatia

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2024

Effigies of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Russian President Vladimir Putin were burnt at the annual carnival in Kastel Stari.

European Court of Auditors flags concerns over EU's €6bn package for Western Balkans

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2024

ECA says better protection measures are needed to safeguard the additional EU funds to help the region's progress towards EU accession.

Balkan governments mull military service amid regional and global tensions

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2024

Politicians in Croatia, Romania and Serbia have all discussed a potential move to a form of military service.

European Parliament calls for independent probe into alleged vote-rigging in Serbia

bne IntelliNews February 8, 2024

MEPs say EU funding for Serbia should be halted if Belgrade fails to cooperate or if election irregularities are found.

Serbia prepares for new push into African markets

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 8, 2024

Serbian Chamber of Commerce head says Africa is a market of the future thanks to demographics, rising purchasing power and natural resources.

New Serbian parliament inaugurated amid protests by opposition MPs

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 6, 2024

Opposition MPs say the December 2023 general and municipal elections were rigged to deliver victories for the ruling SNS.

EU warns over Kosovo police operations against Serbian-run institutions

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 4, 2024

European Commission spokesperson says raids and closure of facilities will have negative effects on the daily lives of Kosovo Serbs.

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