Broadcaster warns of “slow strangulation” of media plurality in Serbia

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 14, 2019

The owner of N1, one of the few remaining mainstream independent media outlets in the Balkan country, has documented numerous incidents of hate speech and threats of violence against its journalists.

Western Balkans buck downward global trend in FDI

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 12, 2019

EU accession candidates Serbia and North Macedonia see largest increase in FDI inflows in Western Balkans — but investments in the region are vulnerable to political instability, says new report from wiiw.

Deadly air pollution cuts life expectancy in Western Balkans

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 5, 2019

Average citizen loses 1.3 years as a result of air pollution, finds UN Environment study, but governments are still pressing ahead with plans to build new coal-fired power stations.

Southeast Europe’s banking sector gets new investor geography

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 30, 2019

Hungary’s OTP in, Greek banks out, and a new crop of privatisations coming up in Serbia and Slovenia.

Bosnia, Serbia warn of countermeasures against Kosovo if tariffs not removed by July 1

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 27, 2019

Damages to Serbian companies amounted to €1mn a day since the punitive 100% tariffs were imposed by Pristina last November, minister says.

Serbia must improve business climate and tackle brain drain to ensure long-term growth, IMF says

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2019

Serbia has a positive near-term outlook after growth rebounded to a 10-year high in 2018, but deep reforms are needed to create a solid basis for future growth.