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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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27 Oct 15

Economy to Dominate Serbian PM’s Russia Trip

Belgrade officials hope that their visit to Moscow will boost trade and much-needed investment because so far Russia’s support for Serbia has largely been rhetorical, experts say.

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21 Sep 15

Serbia Says Border Closures Are Hitting Economy

Serbian leaders have urged neighbouring states not to close their borders against the influx of refugees, saying that their country is suffering significant economic damage.

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01 Sep 15

IMF Commends Pace of Reforms in Serbia

IMF representatives on Tuesday said they were satisfied with the economic reforms in Serbia - as a government decision on whether to raise wages and pensions was postponed.

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31 Aug 15

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security.

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28 Aug 15

World Bank Analysis to Guide Serbian Layoffs

A forthcoming World Bank analysis of Serbia's public sector is likely to provide a basis for the government to determine further public-sector job cuts.

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25 Aug 15

Serbia To Expand Gas Storage Capacities

Serbia's Prime Minister says Belgrade must develop the capacity of its only gas storage, at Banatski Dvor, after encountering obstacles in finding alternative gas supplies and routes.

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21 Aug 15

Kosovo Business Chief Invites Serbian Investment

After the head of Kosovo's Chamber of Commerce invited Serbian businessmen to invest in Kosovo, a Belgrade economist has greeted the idea but warned of significant obstacles.

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20 Aug 15

Serbia Starts Fresh Talks With IMF

Serbia opened a new round of talks with the IMF on its stand-by arrangement, amid conflicting reports about whether it will win IMF agreement to raise pay and pensions.

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14 Aug 15

Serbian Workers Suffering in Heat Wave

After a number of heat-related injuries and a death, the governent has reminded employers of the need to protect people working outdoors from prolonged exposure to the fierce sun.

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06 Aug 15

Precious Minerals Offer Hope for Serbian Economy

The government believes that exploiting mineral resources could generate huge revenues, but experts say that strategies are needed to ensure that investors don’t take the majority of the profits.

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11 Jan 18

China’s Stealthy Advance in Balkans Should Worry EU

While Europe focuses on the threat of Russian penetration in Eastern Europe, it is neglecting the subtler dangers than come from China’s growing influence in the region.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

Politics and Society

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23 Jan 18

Ivanovic Killing Shows Serbia and Kosovo Must Cooperate

The EU must use the momentum generated by the joint probe into Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic’s recent assassination to insist that Serbia and Kosovo’s prosecutors continue to work together to tackle serious crimes.

23 Jan 18

Challenges Facing Serbia in 2018