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31 Jul 15

Serbia Warned Against Abandoning Austerity

Although Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic announced increased public sector pensions and salaries by the end of the year, the Serbian Fiscal Council warned it is too early to abandon austerity measures.

30 Jul 15

Belgrade Plans 'Free Economic Zone' for Investors

The City Assembly decided to establish a 'free economic zone' which the local authorities hope will bring in foreign investors and boost the Serbian capital's economy.

29 Jul 15

Business Conditions in Serbia 'Difficult', Experts Say

The economy minister promised that the government will prioritise developing small and medium-sized enterprises, but business experts warned that conditions remain tough.

21 Jul 15

US Trade Deal Gives Boost to Serbian Exports

Serbia has regained the status of 'privileged nation' in trade with the US but experts believe that businessmen will have to work hard to exploit the opportunity.

17 Jul 15

Vucic Derides Report of Serbia's Near-Bankruptcy

Serbian leader insists that despite the large size of the external debt, Serbia is in no danger of bankruptcy and dismisses London Guardian report as 'stupidity'.

13 Jul 15

Turkish Stream Delays Cause Alarm in Serbia

Russian energy giant Gazprom announces fresh hold-up in its plan to build the Turkish Stream pipeline, raising more concerns in Serbia about its gas supply.

06 Jul 15

Balkan States Weigh Impact of Greece’s ‘No’

Officials in the Balkans are weighing up the potential impact of the Greek referendum result on their countries amid warnings that a deepening of the crisis could damage economies in the region.

01 Jul 15

Serbian Tourists Still Holidaying in Tunisia, Greece

The terror attack in Tunisia has not stopped more Serbian tourists from heading out there on holiday, while the financial drama in Greece is having little effect on people's vacation plans.

30 Jun 15

Romania Invites Serbia to Join AGRI Gas Project

Romania has invited Serbia to join the AGRI project, which aims to bring gas from Azerbaijan and so help countries in Europe diversify their gas supply.

29 Jun 15

Serbian Govt Criticised Over Telecoms Sell-Off

Right-wing opposition parties criticised the government’s decision to privatise the state-owned telecommunications provider Telekom, arguing that a profitable enterprise shouldn’t be sold.

26 Jun 15

Montenegro Court Blocks Deal to Cut Roaming Charges

An agreement on reducing roaming charges between Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia could fail after a Montenegrin court called it 'unacceptable' for the country.

19 Jun 15

EU Keen to Help Serbia Secure Gas Supply

After Serbia’s Foreign Minister accused the EU of bypassing Serbia in its plans to construct a new gas pipeline, the head of the EU delegation said Brussels wanted to help Serbia secure its gas supply.

17 Jun 15

Serbian Unions Slate Electricity Price Hike

Serbian unions condemn government's announced rise in the electricity price as a blow to ordinary citizens’ living standards.

10 Jun 15

Gazprom in Talks With Serbia on Turkish Stream Pipeline

As the West urges Serbia to reduce its dependence on Russian gas, Russia’s Gazprom says it is still in talks with Serbia on a pipeline to transport Russian gas to the Balkans and Central Europe.

22 May 15

Serbia’s Falling Jobless Rate Queried

Official statistical data say the unemployment rate in Serbia is falling fast - but some analysts are questioning the methodology.


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

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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