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No.3
Connecting The Region
Where influence Meets Insight

Comment

Branimir Jovanović, Economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)

Enabling Green Transition in the Balkans

It’s easy to feel despondent when thinking about the green transition in the Balkans. The energy required to generate one dollar of GDP is significantly higher here than in EU countries—for instance, Serbia’s energy consumption is nearly double that of Austria’s. The situation...

Jakov Milatović, President of Montenegro

Montenegro to Join the EU by 2028

Exclusive interview

Jakov Milatović, President of Montenegro

Montenegro to Join the EU by 2028

Jakov Milatović, President of Montenegro

Montenegro to Join the EU by 2028

What we want from the EU Growth Plan is for it to help us accelerate our socioeconomic convergence with the Union. We believe that we will succeed in this through the diversification of our economy and an ambitious plan for the development of our transport and energy infrastructure In Montenegro, which has advanced the most...

Interviews

Leena Ylä-Mononen, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency

Shared Values and Commitment

We strongly believe that building our cooperation with Western Balkan partners in the years ahead will bring additional value to the EEA and its network, and to our partner countries The European Environment Agency sees cooperation with our partners from the Western Balkans as...

Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

Huge Potential for Collaboration

Despite facing challenges, the Western Balkan region must commit itself steadfastly to the green transition, as backtracking isn’t sustainable when it comes to energy security or environmental wellbeing A thorough understanding of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans (GAWB), which is akin to...

Countries Overview

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Clean Air is the Main Goal

Interviews

Bojan Kumer, Slovenian Minister of the Environment, Climate and Energy

Very Clear Tasks

Dubravka Đedović Handanović, Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy

We Can’t Do Without European Support

Kreshnik Bekteshi, North Macedonian Economy Minister

Smoother Transition to the Green Agenda

Nik Gjeloshaj, Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Policy

Committed to a Green Future

Biljana Braithwaite, Founder of the ESG Adria Summit

Responsible Governance is Crucial

Damir Habijan, Croatian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development

Staunch Supporter of the Green Deal

Vedran Lakić, Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry of the Federation of BiH

Political and Cultural Shift

Driant Zeneli, Albanian visual artist

Still Waiting to Join Europe

Feature

Rok Capl, Director, SPIRIT Slovenia

Hard Work and Excellence

Aleksandar Kovačević, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

Pacta Sunt Servanda!

Aleksandar Ljubić, Executive Director of the Foreign Investors Council of Serbia

ESG Principles Are Vital

Viktor Mizo, President of the Foreign Investors Council of North Macedonia

Positive Momentum for Green Transition

Arijana Nikolić Vučinić, Executive Director of the Montenegrin Foreign Investors Council

Utilising Vital Green Expertise

Emrush Ujkani, Executive Director of the European Investors Council (EIC)

Leaders of Sustainable Finance Practices

Tomislav Šlat, Secretary General of the Foreign Investors Council of Croatia

Leap Forward Required

Sanja Miovčić, Executive Director of FIC Bosnia and Herzegovina

Empowering the Communities in Which we Operate

Marinela Jazoj, Executive Director of the Foreign Investors Association of Albania

Albania is Greening Fast

Opinion

By Novica Mihajlović, Journalist

The Green Deal is a Big Deal

By Dragan Županjevac

Running Late, but Catching Up

By Dejan Azeski, Jurnalist

“Greening” Without Enthusiasm

By Željka Radulović, Journalist

Much Talk, Few “Green” Policies

By Luan Hasanaj, Environmentalist

Civic Engagement and Institutional Responsibility

By Adriano Milovan, Journalist

Carelessness is Costly

By Armin Zeba, Journalist

Chimney in the Lungs

By Geri Kolgega, Journalist

Rivers don’t Forgive

Corporate

Nemanja Drobnjak, COO of CBS International

Expanding Real Estate’s Golden Age

As a regional leader in the real estate sector, CBS International has been strengthening its presence in Central Europe since last October’s opening of its office in Austria, but this is just one step in the expansion of its business. Here company COO...

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