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18 Dec 14

Montenegro Drops in Forbes Business Ranking

Montenegro has dopped down four places in this year’s Forbes magazine’s list of 'best countries for business,' ranking in 48th place out of 146 surveyed states, although it remains above several EU member states.

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18 Dec 14

Raiffeisen Gloomy About Croatia, Serbia Economies

Regional analysis conducted by Raiffeisen bank says the economies of Serbia and Croatia saw no growth in 2014 and will not do much better in 2015 - while the outlook for other countries is somewhat brighter.

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17 Dec 14

Serbia, Hungary Seal Rail Deal at Belgrade Summit

The Serbian and Hungarian Prime Ministers signed agreements in Belgrade on constructing a high-speed railway link, which China is to financeand help build.

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17 Dec 14

China Pledges $3bn Fund at Belgrade Summit

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang promised a significant new investment fund for Central and Eastern European countries at the summit in Belgrade.

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16 Dec 14

China-Balkan Summit Kicks off in Belgrade

A two-day summit of leaders from China and Central and Eastern Europe started in Belgrade on Tuesday with bilateral talks aimed at fostering relations between the countries concerned.

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15 Dec 14

Serbia Awaits Benefits from China Summit

Serbia is hoping for an economic boost from infrastructure projects that will be discussed at a summit of leaders from China and central and eastern Europe in Belgrade this week.

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12 Dec 14

Air Serbia Restores Belgrade-Zagreb Flights

Air Serbia began the first direct flights between Zagreb and Belgrade after 23 years on Friday.

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12 Dec 14

Albania and Bosnia Lag in Europe GDP Table

Albania and Bosnia have the lowest GDP per capita of 37 European countries examined, while Bulgaria is the EU's poorest country, the bloc’s statistics office, Eurostat, said on Thursday.

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10 Dec 14

Serbia Moves Closer to Adopting Tough Budget

After a month's delay, the Serbian government will discuss the new 2015 budget proposal, which envisages making 700 million euros in savings.

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05 Dec 14

Economists Question Serbia Unemployment Fall

Experts said there was a contradiction between claims that the new Labour Law caused a drop in unemployment and data saying the number of people in work has not risen by the same amount.

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03 Dec 14

Serbia Counts Costs of Russian Pipeline Halt

After Russia announced it would scrap its South Stream gas pipeline, experts have warned that Serbia might suffer serious economic damage if Vladimir Putin sticks to the decision.

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02 Dec 14

Russian Pipeline Halt Raises Concern in Balkans

Russia’s decision to scrap its South Stream gas pipeline has caused concerns in Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia about whether they will miss out on promised energy benefits.

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20 Nov 14

Serbia Strikes Billion Euro Loan Deal with IMF

Serbia has clinched an agreement on a billion-euro precautionary loan with the International Monetary Fund, which it hopes will create confidence and lure investors.

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19 Nov 14

Serbia PM Defends Economic Ties to Russia

Prime Minister Vucic said that while Serbia's political focus remains on EU integration, economic interests necessitate continued close ties to Russia.

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10 Nov 14

Zagreb–Belgrade Flights Resume After 23 Years

Air Serbia, Serbia's national carrier, is re-introducing flight connections from Belgrade to Zagreb, which halted in 1991.

Politics and Society

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18 Dec 14

Serbia Expels Arrested Falun Gong Members

Members of Falun Gong, arrested ahead of the China-Balkan summit in Belgrade, have been expelled from Serbia after four days in detention.