Serbia

Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia agree to set up common market

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 10, 2019

Eliminating obstacles to the free movement of people, goods, services and capital will facilitate trade and investment in the Western Balkans — but the primary goal of all three countries is EU accession.

EBRD: Pace of emerging Europe economic growth slows as global outlook weakens

EBRD in London November 6, 2019

The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc

Erdogan makes an enemy of VW’s trade unions

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2019

Labour representatives “repudiate approval” of automaker’s plan to build plant in Turkey while violence in Syria continues.

BALKAN BLOG: EU rejection creates space for Russian return to the Western Balkans

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow October 31, 2019

Belgrade plays up Russia links in economy and defence as EU accession setback for Albania and North Macedonia raises fresh questions about Brussels’ commitment to absorbing the Western Balkans.

Serbia to invest €1bn to meet EU’s environmental protection standards

bne IntelliNews October 28, 2019

Serbia's ultimate goal is to make all its energy facilities compliant with EU environmental standards, as it aims to join the bloc by 2025.

30 years after fall of Berlin Wall Pew poll finds progress but a values fault line lies across Europe

Ben Aris in Berlin October 22, 2019

With the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall due in November the Pew Research Center has released a report looking at how attitudes to democracy, liberal values and market economies have developed in the last 30 years.

Serbia, Croatia join race for VW plant but carmaker ‘not actively looking for alternative to Turkey’ as things stand

bne IntelliNews October 22, 2019

German auto giant, fearing reputational damage by association following Turkish invasion of Syria, is taking stock of situation.

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