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Macedonia Should Improve Legal Definitions of VAT SystemPhoto: Rašo

Macedonia Should Improve Legal Definitions of VAT System

“It’s time to provide clarity on legal definitions to improve Macedonia’s VAT system, says professor of economics Marjan Petreski. The deterioration of the rule of law, low accountability and transparency, particularly concerning the spending of public money, the perception of senior government officials’ impunity and ignoring the voice […]

EBRD: Macedonia Should Further Develop Renewable Energy CapacityPhoto: Balkan Green Energy News/Pixabay

EBRD: Macedonia Should Further Develop Renewable Energy Capacity

“Macedonia should further develop renewable energy capacity following the introduction of the new energy law, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Tuesday. ‘The authorities face a window of opportunity in terms of attracting new investments following the introduction of the new energy law,’ the […]

epa05752481 Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic (L) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) ahead of a meeting at at the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 26 January 2017  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQPhoto: EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Montenegro Deserves the Praise of the EU

“Montenegro deserves EU praise, says Director General in the Ministry of Justice Marijana Lakovic Draskovic.  ‘We are confident that the European Commission will again recognize the stable progress and dedication of our institutions to strengthening the rule of law, but also point out certain areas where there are […]

RFE/RL – ” Reports: Serbia President Frustrated By WWI Remembrance Treatment”Photo: Tanjug / Zoran Zestic

RFE/RL – ” Reports: Serbia President Frustrated By WWI Remembrance Treatment”

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was displeased by the way he was treated during World War I centenary commemorations in France, Serbian media reported on November 12. At the November 11 Armistice ceremony in Paris, which brought together leaders from numerous countries, Kosovar President Hashim Thaci was behind the […]

Serbia to Buy Chinese DronesPhoto: Tanjug/Politika

Serbia to Buy Chinese Drones

“Serbia will buy 30 million Dollars worth of drones for its military from China, President Aleksandar Vucic told reporters in Belgrade on Tuesday. ‘I believe we will get something more from China, something we’ll get and something we’ll pay for but I can confirm that only after I […]

Slovenia Looks for Early Deal on EU Budget

Slovenia Looks for Early Deal on EU Budget

“Slovenia is in favour of an early deal on the EU’s budget for 2021-2027 since it would mean it would be eligible for more cohesion policy funds, Foreign Ministry State Secretary Dobran Božič said after a session of the General Affairs Council on Monday. Božič said it was […]

Slovenia To Bid for Classical Karst as UNESCO Natural Heritage SitePhoto: Wikimedia

Slovenia To Bid for Classical Karst as UNESCO Natural Heritage Site

“Slovenia plans to submit in January its bid to have Classical Karst, which covers the area between the Ljubljana Marshes and the Bay of Trieste, listed as UNESCO’s natural heritage. The nomination is to be evaluated by May 2020 and the final decision is expected by June of […]

N1 – “Bosnia: SNSD, HDZ BiH leaders agree on future cooperation”Photo: Nezavisne

N1 – “Bosnia: SNSD, HDZ BiH leaders agree on future cooperation”

“The coalition agreement with the Croat Democratic Union (HDZ BiH) does not mean an agreement against a third party, said Milorad Dodik, Bosnian Serb leader and the newly elected member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite Presidency. Following a meeting with HDZ BiH leader Dragan Covic, whom he met […]

Croatia and Ukraine Increase Cooperationinfozagreb.hr

Croatia and Ukraine Increase Cooperation

“Croatian Labour Minister, Marko Pavic, met on Monday with Ukraine’s Social Policy Minister, Andriy Reva, in Zagreb, and agreed to harmonise labour agreements between the two countries in order to better regulate seasonal workers coming to Croatia from Ukraine and their rights and pensions. ‘Ukraine is currently debating […]

Exponential Growth at Zagreb Airport

Exponential Growth at Zagreb Airport

“The capital’s airport is having another bumper year and October saw yet another increase in passenger numbers. Zagreb airport have reported that they handled 318,074 passengers in October which is a growth of 6.9 percent when compared with the same month from last year.” (Dubrovnik Times)