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Macedonian Local Election Madness

Macedonian Local Election Madness

Local Macedonian elections took place today throughout the country. Current Prime Minister and leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), Zoran Zaev, has claimed that, “Today is a great day for democracy and freedom in Macedonia.” His  party has claimed victory in forty municipal elections today […]

Indian Pharma Giant Invests Big in Croatia

Indian Pharma Giant Invests Big in Croatia

Mumbai-based ACG chose Zagreb as its headquarters for the European and Russian markets. The office will focus on quality control and create up to 30 new jobs. ACG is best known for manufacturing hard gelatin capsules for medications. The company already had an operation in Ludbreg with 250 […]

Allegations about Iranian Billions Dominate Slovenian Election

Allegations about Iranian Billions Dominate Slovenian Election

With Presidential elections on October 22nd fast approaching, the campaign has grown increasingly nasty. Opposition leader Janez Jansa used Facebook to launch a scathing attack on incumbent Borut Pahor.  Jansa suggested that previously as Prime Minister Pahor did nothing to investigate whether Slovenia’s biggest state owned bank, Nova Ljubljanska […]

Podgorica Mayoral Election Heating Up

Podgorica Mayoral Election Heating Up

Candidates are already jockeying to become the next mayor of Podgorica. With over 187,000 residents, the capital city has nearly a third of Montenegro’s population. The Democratic Front (DF) lost the hotly contested national race last October. Looking for a comeback, the party is discussing Slaven Radunovic and Milan […]

Look No Further than Slovenia for Investment

Look No Further than Slovenia for Investment

“Slovenia is preparing a law to further ease investment in the country which has secured several large investment projects this year, Minister of Economy Zdravko Pocivalsek said on Friday. He said the law, expected to come into force early next year, would cut red tape and permit the […]

EU & Bosnian Forces Team Up in Sarajevo for Joint Drills

EU & Bosnian Forces Team Up in Sarajevo for Joint Drills

“A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport – part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and local army and police.” (Reuters, photo courtesy of US Army Europe)

Saudi Loan $8 million to Sarajevo Old City

Saudi Loan $8 million to Sarajevo Old City

“The Saudi Fund for Development has extended a 13.2 million marka ($8.0 million/6.7 million euro) loan to Bosnia’s municipality of Stari Grad (Old City) Sarajevo, the mayor said.” (See News, photo courtesy ofJulian Nitzsche, CC-BY-SA-3.0 )

China’s Hi-Tech Investment in Serbia

China’s Hi-Tech Investment in Serbia

“The Serbian government, in partnership with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) plans to construct a 320-hectare Chinese-Serbian industrial park near Pupin Bridge in Belgrade. Following a meeting with CRBC’s management in Beijing, Nenad Popović, minister without portfolio in charge of innovation in the Serbian government, said […]

Kosovo Investigative Journalist Beaten in Café Bar

Kosovo Investigative Journalist Beaten in Café Bar

This is not the first and certainly will not be the last attack on journalists in Kosovo. According to Reuters, “”A Kosovo journalist known for his investigative stories on corruption and crime was beaten in a crowded café bar in central Pristina on Friday.” The most recent  against […]

Tourism Festival in Sarajevo to Be a Hit

Tourism Festival in Sarajevo to Be a Hit

“The Sarajevo Festival of Tourism, which will be held from October 19 to 21, at Skenderija Center, will gather a total of 75 exhibitors from six different countries. BiH, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, Indonesia, and India will be presented, and India is the country partner of the Sarajevo Festival […]