Serb List official takes responsibility for Banjska violence in Kosovo

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 30, 2023

Serb List deputy leader Milan Radoicic said he acted alone without informing Belgrade.

US warns of Serbian military buildup on Kosovan border

bne IntelliNews September 30, 2023

Nato said it is bolstering its KFOR forces in Kosovo after clashes between security forces and an armed Serb group in northern Kosovo.

EU ministers discuss multi-speed Europe to prepare for enlargement

bne IntelliNews September 29, 2023

To enable enlargement of the bloc from the current 27 members, changes to decision-making processes, agricultural policies and regional aid budgets are being considered.

Europe’s toxic air – “severe public health crisis”

by Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles September 27, 2023

Europe faces a “severe public health crisis” with dangerous levels of pollution across the continent, according to an investigation by the Guardian newspaper.

EBRD projects slowdown in Central Europe, robust growth in Eurasia

bne IntelliNews September 27, 2023

High gas prices, China slowdown and shifts in industrial production contribute to slower growth in Central Europe.

Serbian President Vucic urges KFOR to replace local police in northern Kosovo

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 26, 2023

Vucic asks for Nato-led KFOR to step in after deadly clashes between a group of Serbs and Kosovan police in Banjska, northern Kosovo.

Integrating LGBTI citizens could add $360mn to economies of Serbia and North Macedonia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 26, 2023

World Bank study shows lost potential in Western Balkan countries from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Serbia seeks Russia's support after deadly Kosovo monastery siege

bne IntelliNews September 26, 2023

Serbian President Vucic met Russian ambassador after Kosovan officials accused Belgrade of backing armed gang that shot police officer dead.

Armed men storm Serbian Orthodox monastery in Kosovo

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2023

Attackers forced their way inside Banjska monastery that is now surrounded by police.

Tensions escalate as Kosovan police officer killed in predominantly Serb north

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 24, 2023

Kosovan authorities labelled the shootings in Leposavic municipality as terrorist attack.

EU warns of potential new measures against Kosovo and Serbia

bne IntelliNews September 19, 2023

Foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says EU would consider measures against both sides if they fail to make progress on normalising relations.

COMMENT: Serbia’s treatment of anti-war Russians is sabotaging its investment reputation

Ann Smith in New York September 18, 2023

The brightest side of Belgrade's decision to stay neutral after the invasion of Ukraine was giving a chance to anti-regime activists to leave Russia. Now this is being undermined.

Latest round of talks between Kosovo and Serbia fails

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2023

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell blamed the failure on Kosovo’s rejection of a compromise proposal.

European Commission president calls to ‘complete' the EU through enlargement

bne IntelliNews September 13, 2023

Ursula von der Leyen says “history is calling” to expand the EU, but reforms are needed.

Southeast Europe leaders pledge to speed up EU integration process

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 11, 2023

Leaders of Slovenia, Croatia and the six Western Balkans countries will commit to reforms to improve the prospects for the Western Balkan states to join the EU by 2030.

bneGREEN: EV battery manufacturers plug into Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2023

Southeast Europe is already home to some high-profile electro-mobility companies. Now, it's becoming a location for battery manufacturing too.

China’s Zijin Mining to invest $3.8bn in Serbia

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2023

Investment to develop the Lower Zone of the Cukaru Peki Mine will place Serbia among the largest European copper and gold producers.

Serbia’s opposition disrupts parliament session, demands early elections

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje September 5, 2023

Opposition MPs staged a dramatic protest during PM Ana Brnabic's speech, with whistles, shouts and banners as well as calls for early elections.

BALKAN BLOG: How realistic is a 2030 accession target?

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 5, 2023

When European Council President Charles Michel said the EU and aspiring members should prepare for enlargement by 2030, the response from the Western Balkans was underwhelming.

Pro-Russian politicians call for Serbia and Bosnia to join BRICS instead of EU

bne IntelliNews August 30, 2023

Serbian intelligence chief Vulin talks for end to Western hegemony, as new poll shows Serbs would favour entry to BRICS over EU.