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Bosnia’s Head of Central Bank Skeptical for Reforms in 2018

“Bosnia’s economy needs to grow at a faster pace to attain convergence with European Union living standards, but economic reforms may lose momentum this year due to elections, the governor of its central bank said on Monday. Senad Softic said he expected growth to have reached around 3 […]

Croatia Celebrates 26 Years of International RecognitionPhoto: famouspeople.com

Croatia Celebrates 26 Years of International Recognition

“Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović hosted a reception at the Ilok City Museum on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the international recognition of the Republic of Croatia and the 20th anniversary of the completion of the peaceful reintegration process of the sub-Danube region. The president greeted all […]

Could Fishermen Diplomacy Work in Croatia-Slovenia Border Dispute?

Could Fishermen Diplomacy Work in Croatia-Slovenia Border Dispute?

“Fishermen from Savudrija and Umag have called their Slovenian colleagues from Izola, Koper and Piran for a get together, which would include coffee and an informal discussion of the situation in the Gulf of Piran, said a representative of fishermen from Croatian Istria Robert Momić. The Slovenian fishermen […]

William Walker in Kosovo to Mark Racak Massacre AnniversaryPhoto: Lajmi

William Walker in Kosovo to Mark Racak Massacre Anniversary

“Hundreds of Kosovo Albanians gathered in the village of Recak to mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre of 44 people by Serbian police in 1999. Relatives of victims, survivors, senior state officials of Kosovo attended the commemoration at the memorial complex in Recak on Monday to mark […]

Pacolli Urges Kosovo to Pass Demarcation, Go Forward with Special CourtPhoto: KosovaPress

Pacolli Urges Kosovo to Pass Demarcation, Go Forward with Special Court

“Minister of Foreign Affairs Behgjet Pacolli has urged that the demarcation with Montenegro and the Special Court are two issues that should be closed as soon as possible, otherwise they would continue to tarnish the country. With regard to the Special Court, Pacolli said that Kosovo has an international […]

Macedonia Ratifies Friendship Pact With Bulgaria

Macedonia Ratifies Friendship Pact With Bulgaria

“Macedonia’s parliament on Monday ratified a landmark friendship pact with Balkan neighbor Bulgaria designed to dampen a historic rivalry in a region beset by old ethnic and territorial disputes. Under the treaty, both countries have renounced territorial claims against each other, and Bulgaria has committed to back Macedonia’s […]

UN Envoy Hopeful for Macedonia Name Talk Success

UN Envoy Hopeful for Macedonia Name Talk Success

“A United Nations mediator says there is ‘positive momentum’ toward settling a decades-long dispute between Macedonia and Greece over the former Yugoslav republic’s name. The UN envoy dealing with the matter, Matthew Nimetz, made the comment in an interview with Greek state broadcaster ERT aired on January 15, two days […]

Emiratis Invest in First Montenegrin Wind FarmBalkan Green Energy

Emiratis Invest in First Montenegrin Wind Farm

“Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, signed a share purchase agreement with Akuo Energy, the leading French independent power producer in renewable energy, to enter into the Krnovo Wind Farm, Montenegro’s first wind energy project. Under the terms of the agreement, Masdar will acquire 49% of Krnovo Green […]

Japanese PM Abe in Belgrade: Serbia holds the key to stabilityPhoto: Vesna Andjic / RFE/RL

Japanese PM Abe in Belgrade: Serbia holds the key to stability

“Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made the first visit by a Japanese leader to Belgrade since the breakup of Yugoslavia. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic welcomed Abe, who is accompanied by a delegation of Japanese business leaders, at a ceremonial reception on January 15. Abe is also scheduled […]