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Catalonia as Slovenia 2.0?Sky News

Catalonia as Slovenia 2.0?

“Carles Puigdemont takes Slovenia as his model of how to form an independent state. The republic announced secession from Yugoslavia, then delayed it before extracting itself successfully in 1991. Five years later, it was recognised as a sovereign state by the European Union. Mr Puigdemont visited the Alpine […]

Slovenia Public Debt at 75% of GDP

Slovenia Public Debt at 75% of GDP

“Slovenia’s public debt is expected to fall to 75.2 percent of GDP this year, down from 78.5 percent last year, the statistics office said on Thursday, citing financial ministry’s forecast. The debt will be higher in nominal figures as it will reach 32.2 billion euros ($38.00 billion) at […]

Cvijanovic in Washington: We Must Follow IMF Deadlinesdw.com

Cvijanovic in Washington: We Must Follow IMF Deadlines

“Prime Minister of the Government of the RS (Republika Srpska) Zeljka Cvijanovic stated that representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) clearly stated that deadlines and obligations have to be respected. She added that not respecting agreed obligations is threatening not only for the arrangement with the IMF, […]

Hungary’s Orban Wants Serbia in EU

Hungary’s Orban Wants Serbia in EU

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has come out in support for Serbia’s accession into the European Union. Orban commented, “We want to further enlargement of the EU to all countries of the Danube region as soon as possible become members … Serbia would be the first to enter, […]

Greek Bank to Sell Serbian Assets

Greek Bank to Sell Serbian Assets

“Piraeus Bank, Greece’s largest bank by assets, agreed to sell its Serbian operations to Serbia’s Direktna Banka, Piraeus said on Tuesday. The bank is still struggling with problem loans after recession in Greece pushed unemployment to record highs. It has said it will slim down by selling wholly […]

Montenegro to Receive $50 Loan From EIBSource:IRF

Montenegro to Receive $50 Loan From EIB

“The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended a 50 million euro ($58.8 million) loan to the Investment and Development Fund of Montenegro (IRF) for the support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country, the IRF said on Wednesday. The loan represents the second and final tranche of a […]

Slovenia, EU Will Meet to Discuss Sale of State Owned Bank, NLB

Slovenia, EU Will Meet to Discuss Sale of State Owned Bank, NLB

“Slovenia’s finance minister Mateja Vranicar Erman will meet European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Oct. 26 to discuss delaying the sale of state-owned Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), the ministry said on Wednesday. Slovenia had agreed to sell a 50 percent stake in NLB, the country’s largest bank, this […]

Vučić Ecstatic About Israeli InvestmentReuters/Antonio Bronic

Vučić Ecstatic About Israeli Investment

“President Aleksandar Vučić on Tuesday received Israel’s Ambassador Alona Fisher-Kamm, to discuss “overall bilateral relations” between the two countries. According to a statement from the president’s press service, Vučić “expressed satisfaction with the increase in Israeli investments in Serbia, in particular in the construction sector,” while Fisher-Kamm stressed […]

Agrokor: Todorić Whereabouts Unknown, Others Arrested to be ReleasedPhoto: N1

Agrokor: Todorić Whereabouts Unknown, Others Arrested to be Released

” The 12 arrested former executives of  Agrokor case were brought to the Zagreb County Court at noon (6am EST) and will be released tonight.” (translated from Večernji List) “Ivica Todorić is called in for a one-month remand.However, he is still outside Croaita, but his whereabouts are unknown. It […]

Republika Srpska Passes Military Neutrality Legislation, Could Block NATO MembershipPhoto: Vesna Andjic/RFERL

Republika Srpska Passes Military Neutrality Legislation, Could Block NATO Membership

“Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a nonbinding resolution insisting on the “military neutrality” of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s ethnic Serb-dominated entity, as part of an effort to oppose the country’s potential membership in NATO. Republika Srpska’s legislative body in Banja Luka, the 83-member National Assembly, approved early on October 18 the […]