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The real problem is revenue from privatisations … but I believe Serbia has good prospects for so-called semi-greenfield investments, especially in central Serbia, says Vladimir Gligorov, a researcher with the Vienna-based Institute for International Economic Studies.
If the next government keeps faith with the European idea, continues reforms and cuts expenditure, the business possibilities look exciting, Simon Gray, head of the World Bank in Serbia, tells Balkan Insight.
The Head of the Rockefeller Foundation for the Balkans, Haki Abazi, tells Jeta Xharra that Pristina must not allow the United Nations to remain in the country indefinitely.
Peter Feith, EU special representative and head of the International Civilian Office, ICO, tells Jeta Xharra that the EU rule-of-law mission will not be sidelined in Kosovo.
Shaip Kamberi, contender for the post of mayor of Bujanovac. tells Nikola Lazic that his Democratic Action Party, which won most seats in the local elections in Bujanovac, wants to work with local Serbs.
Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski tells Ana Petruseva he will help rebuild the centre-left opposition and warns of the dangers of missing key deadlines for EU and NATO integration.
Bosnia`s top international envoy, Miroslav Lajcak, tells Nidzara Ahmetasevic that speculation over an end to the OHR’s mandate will be more realistic once the country has met five objectives and two conditions.
Dane Taleski, of Skopje University’s Law Faculty, tells Sinisa-Jakov Marusic that the VMRO-DPMNE leader may shock his supporters by reaching a quick deal with Greece.
Writer, politician and former foreign minister Vuk Draskovic – who has returned to politics to support Serbian President Boris Tadic’s pro-Western coalition – tells Julijana Mojsilovic of the country’s prospects after May 11.
Political rivalries in Serbia's Muslim-dominated Sandzak region have sparked a spate of shootings recently. Amela Bajrovic spoke to two politicians at the heart of this struggle, Esad Dzudevic, from the Bosniak Coalition for European Sandzak - Sulejman Ugljanin, and Munir Poturak, vice-president of the Sandzak Democratic Party.
Riza Halimi, an Albanian politician in southern Serbia, tells Nikola Lazic of his ambitions in the coming election and of his hopes that pro-Europeans triumph on May 11.
Sabine Freizer, the Europe Program Director of the International Crisis Group tells Gjeraqina Tuhina that Brussels ought not to have interfered in Serbia’s elections by signing a Stabilization and Association Agreement.
Goran Svilanovic tells Paul Hockenos in Berlin that a Radical-nationalist coalition after the May 11 elections can only delay Serbia’s eventual membership of the EU family.
The President of the State Court, Meddzida Kreso, tells Nidzara Ahmetasevic that international judges must stay on in the War Crimes Chamber in Sarajevo.
Economy minister Ahmet Shala talks to Krenar Gashi about the challenges facing the country, its plan to join international financial institutions, fight the grey economy, run a donor conference and service foreign debt.