Serbia prepares €35bn investment plan focused on RES

bne IntelliNews June 7, 2022

Serbia's target is to become fully decarbonised by 2050 despite its current heavy reliance on coal power.

BALKAN BLOG: Lavrov’s Belgrade visit cancelled but the damage is already done

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 7, 2022

EU officials are losing patience with Serbia’s insistence on maintaining friendly relations with Russia.

Serbian president says new gas deal agreed with Russia

bne IntelliNews May 30, 2022

President Aleksandar Vucic says he agreed gas supplies on terms “very favourable for Serbia” in call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Paysend invests in Serbia with new European tech centre

bne IntelliNews May 27, 2022

UK-based Paysend says it wants to help put Belgrade on the map as the next fintech capital of Europe.

EU’s credibility on the line over enlargement

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 26, 2022

Austria’s foreign minister calls enlargement the EU’s biggest geopolitical instrument – but will member states use it to encourage candidates and would-be candidates at the upcoming EU Council?

CEE companies weather the COVID-19 crisis

Robert Anderson in Prague May 23, 2022

Prompt and decisive government intervention, financial lifelines and firms’ involvement in global value chains have helped minimise insolvencies, says EIB/EBRD report.

Serbian officials blame bomb hoaxes that paralysed Belgrade on refusal to sanction Russia

bne IntelliNews May 18, 2022

Primary schools, shopping malls and restaurants were targeted by hundreds of bomb threats on May 16, shutting down much of the Serbian capital.

Borrell says EU should step up engagement in Western Balkans to counter Russia threat

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2022

EU high commissioner warns decision of most candidate countries to align to the EU sanction policy exposes them to threats from Russia.

bneGREEN: Serbia’s new era of digital agriculture

Clare Nuttall in Belgrade May 16, 2022

Digitisation of agriculture is already helping farmers to respond to climate change and raise production, according to the BioSense Institute in Serbia’s Novi Sad.

President says Serbia suffering from refusal to join sanctions on Russia

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2022

Serbia is missing out on investments because of its stance, President Aleksandar Vucic says, but stands by decision not to join sanctions on its old ally.