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01 Nov 17

Balkan States Score Well in Doing Business Ranking

World Bank's latest global business ranking holds cheering news for some Western Balkan countries, such as Macedonia and Kosovo, but not for Bosnia, Croatia and Albania, which did not make it into the top 50.

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16 Oct 17

Tito's NY Penthouse Opens Doors to Potential Buyers

A real estate agency is ready to show potential buyers the 418-square-metre penthouse apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan once used by Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito.

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12 Oct 17

Croat Clothing Brand Profits From Tito Nostalgia

A new Croatian urban clothing company is turning the slogans and emblems of the long-gone communist era into a fashion statement.

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23 Aug 17

Balkan Experts Create Global Warning App

At the time of insecurity over terrorism and natural disasters, a couple from Bosnia and their friend from Serbia have created a smart phone application called 'Ping' that warns users of imminent dangers in their vicinity.

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21 Aug 17

EBRD Welcomes Serbian Move to Privatise Galenika

Following restructuring in Galenika, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, says its ready to consider supporting new investors to revive the pharmaceutical company.

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02 Aug 17

Croatia's Raised Import Tax Angers Neighbours

Western Balkan countries have united in condemning Croatia's tax increase on imports of fruit and vegetables, with some hinting at possible counter-measures in response.

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25 Jul 17

Sweden Scandal Highlights Cheap Romanian, Serbian IT Market

The growth of the low-cost IT subcontracting market in Eastern Europe has been highlighted by a scandal over Romanian, Czech and Serbian programmers potentially having access to Swedish citizens’ data.

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17 Jul 17

Asset Rows Slow Sale of Serbia's Neglected Spas

Despite repeated announcements of the imminent privatisation of Serbia's 50 or spas, legal disputes over ownership of the assets is delaying the whole process.

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30 May 17

Bulgarian Tycoon’s Serbian Factory Awaits Bankruptcy Ruling

A court is due to decide on the potential bankruptcy of Serbian Glass Factory, amid claims of falsified debts and accusations against its owner, Bulgarian tycoon Tsvetan Vasilev.

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15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack

Romania was the Balkan country worst affected by last Friday's global cyber-attack, while Bulgaria reported that one unnamed public institution was affected.

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15 May 17

Bulgarian Tycoon's Serbian Factory Faces Bankruptcy

Workers at the indebted Serbian Glass Factory in Paracin, owned by Bulgarian tycoon Tsvetan Vasilev - whose extradition is now sought by the Bulgarian authorities - are demanding that the Serbian government help them.

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19 Apr 17

Serbia Hosts Agrokor Summit Without Croatia

Serbia's Trade Minister on Wednesday will host a joint meeting with trade ministers from Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro on the Agrokor crisis - but apparently without a Croatian representative.

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03 Apr 17

Alvarez Likely to Head Restructuring of Croatia's Agrokor

Media reports have revealed that Antonio Alvarez III of Alvarez and Marsal will be in charge of restructuring Croatia's troubled economic giant Agrokor.

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31 Mar 17

Emergency Deal Announced to Keep Croatia's Agrokor Solvent

Amid fears that Croatia's biggest private company could sink under its debts, Erste bank on Friday announced a 'standstill agreement' designed to keep the failing giant solvent during a restructuring process.

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24 Feb 17

Balkan Retail Giant Agrokor Faces New Troubles

The biggest retail company in Croatia, with a strong presence in the region, faces fresh financial trouble, as its bond prices drop again.

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27 Oct 17

Serbia’s Newly Mighty Dinar Intrigues Experts

Serbia’s national currency is strengthening markedly, but whether this is because of healthy macro-economic indices or is down to speculators is harder to call.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

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15 Dec 17

Balkan Arms Exports ‘Diverted to ISIS’: Report

Balkan governments need to ask the US and Saudi Arabia more questions following revelations that their arms deliveries are routinely diverted to Syria and into the hands of ISIS, a report says.