Rifts between Ljubljana and Brussels on public display at start of Slovenia’s EU presidency

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2021

Funding for public broadcaster and other divisive issues raised at tense joint press conference between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovenian PM Janez Jansa.

Inflation slows to 1.4% in Slovenia in June

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2021

The largest upward driver for the annual inflation was from higher prices of petroleum products.

CEE regional sentiment up again in June but analysts warn of price pressures

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2021

Capital Economics analysts point to evidence of growing price pressures in eastern EU members.

YUGOSLAVIA 30 YEARS ON: Scaling back the state

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 30, 2021

The coronacrisis saw the role of the state increase, but post-crisis efforts towards privatisation and a stepping back of the state from the economy are expected.

Under half of emerging Europe economies to achieve full recovery in 2021

bne IntelliNews June 29, 2021

EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.

YUGOSLAVIA 30 YEARS ON: ‘Yugo-nostalgia’ fading but not gone

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 28, 2021

Since Yugoslavia started to disintegrate, a whole generation has grown up but there are still some in the region who look back nostalgically.

BALKAN BLOG: Slovenia takes over EU presidency amid squabbles with Brussels

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 28, 2021

Rifts between EU and Janez Jansa’s right-wing government constrain Ljubljana’s ability to provide leadership to the bloc at a critical moment.

Slovenia issues €1bn debut sustainability bond

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 23, 2021

Slovenia is the first country in the Central and Eastern Europe region and the second in the EU after Luxembourg to issue a sustainability bond.

Slovenia to bring public services online

bne IntelliNews June 23, 2021

Ljubljana presents first measures to digitalise public services with the aim of improving the efficiency of the public administration in line with the EU’s digital agenda.

Bulgaria keeps veto on launch of EU accession talks with North Macedonia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 22, 2021

No progress towards EU membership for North Macedonia or Albania despite pressure on Bulgaria from fellow member states to drop veto.

Growth of output prices in Slovenia speeds up to 3.5% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 21, 2021

The PPI index started to increase rapidly from the beginning of 2021.