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21 Oct 16

Crimea Officials Tout for Business in Serbia

A delegation from the region controversially annexed by Russia is visiting Serbia and urging businesses to invest despite EU sanctions.

18 Oct 16

Serbia Eyes Benefits of Scrapping Visas with China

The proposed abolition of visas between Serbia and China would provide a major boost to the Serbian economy and to tourism if it passed, experts agree.

17 Oct 16

Albania-Serbia Trade Grows From Modest Base

Trade between Albania and Serbia is growing steadily, albeit from a low base - and the disparity between what Serbia sells to Albania, and what Albania sells to Serbia, remains huge.

14 Oct 16

Joint Chamber Aims to Boost Serbia-Albania Trade

The launch on Friday of a joint Serbia-Albania Chamber of Commerce in Nis is intended to enliven currently weak economic ties between the two countries - but not everyone expects it to succeed.

19 Aug 16

Serbian Unions Seek Higher Minimum Wage

The Serbian government, employers and several unions are negotiating a new minimum wage level, but the proposed rise has already been described by one independent union as an ‘insult’.

01 Jul 16

Serbia Under Pressure to Cut Power Utility Staff

The government is under growing pressure to undertake painful staffing of around 4500 people and pricing reforms in Serbia’s Electric Power Industry, EPS.

28 Jun 16

Serbia Ponders Brexit's Impact on Economy

Serbia’s economic stability during and after Britain's exit from the EU will depend on trends in the EU economy generally and on changes in the value of the euro, experts say.

22 Jun 16

Serbia Faces Further Public-Sector Layoffs

Serbia's Minister of Public Administration, Kori Udovicki, said up to 7,000 more staffers in the public sector will lose their jobs by the end of the year.

21 Jun 16

IMF Cautions Against Serbian Payroll Increases

The International Monetary Fund thinks that public sector pensions and salaries should remain at their current levels in Serbia, despite recent government promises to raise both.

15 Jun 16

Experts Query Serbia’s Trade Deals With China

Ahead of the Chinese President's visit to Belgrade, some economists question whether Serbia stands to benefit much from its current economic cooperation with China.

13 Jun 16

IMF Balks at Serbian Government Promises to Increase Pensions

The International Monetary Fund is sceptical about Serbian government optimism on public sector salary and pension increases.

26 May 16

Serbia to Get Fourth Mobile Phone Operator

Serbia will have a fourth mobile operator from September this year, the UK-based firm Mundio, which should cut the price of mobile calls and increase competition in the market.

04 Mar 16

Serbia Opens Tender For Smederevo Mill

Serbia's government has launched a tender for the privatization of the ailing Smederevo steel mill, media reported Friday, following reports that China's HBIS Group may take it on.

23 Feb 16

Balkan Leaders Discuss Energy, Transport at Summit

Transport links and energy projects were high on the agenda as Balkan premiers met at an investment summit in London organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

15 Jan 16

Air Serbia Threatened with Croatia Flight Ban

Despite charges of unfair competition filed by the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency, Air Serbia keeps operating routes to and from Croatia to global destinations via Belgrade, risking a ban from the country.


17 Oct 16

Kosovo’s Privatisation Process Obstructed by Serbia

Kosovo’s efforts to privatise state companies from the Yugoslav era have continued to face strong opposition from Serbia, which has been seeking to assert control over key assets in its former province.

13 Oct 16

Serbia Awaits Evidence of Lasting Recovery

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

13 Sep 16

Austerity Not Over for Serbia Despite Recovery

Politics and Society

26 Oct 16

Russia Security Chief Advocates Closer Ties to Serbia

Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev has visited Belgrade amid speculation about Russian intrigues in Montenegro - and following alleged leaks from the Serbian police to a foreign intelligence service.