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Articles

Miroslav Lajčak Appointed New EU Ambassador to Switzerland

Miroslav Lajčak, the Slovak diplomat and Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, has been appointed as the new EU Ambassador to Switzerland following the...

CIAK Grupa Acquires Slovenian and Bosnian Auto Parts Distributors from LKQ Europe

Croatian car parts distributor CIAK Grupa has announced that its subsidiary, C.I.A.K. Auto, has agreed to purchase STAHLGRUBER Trgovina from Slovenia and SIM IMPEX...

INA Fuels Green Transition with €98 Million Renewables Investment

Croatian oil company INA is steering a green course with a €98 million plunge into renewable energy projects, marking a significant pivot from its...

UNDP Backs Launch of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s First Interactive Solar Atlas

In a significant move towards renewable energy, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina has facilitated the launch of the country's...

Macedonian, Serbian and Albanian Vintners Shine at Vinitaly

In the elegant corridors of Vinitaly, the renowned wine fair in Verona, the air is tinged not just with the aroma of fine Italian...

Milica Uraz, CEO, Steel Impex

Transform Waste into a Valuable Resource

Thanks to constant innovations and work to improve quality over the past 15 years, Steel Impex has become the leader of Serbia’s waste recycling...

Albania to Deploy Drones in Anti-Cannabis Operations

Albania's Interior Minister Taulant Bala announced plans to use Bayraktar drones for nationwide surveillance, starting next week, to clamp down on the cultivation of...

Kristalina Georgieva Secures New Five-Year Term as IMF Chief

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Kristalina Georgieva to a new five-year term at the helm of the global...

Slovenia Sees Record Employment Levels in Last Decade

Slovenia has recorded the highest number of employed individuals in the past ten years, with significant reductions in unemployment figures, according to recent data....

Derventa’s Robotic Waiters Serve Up a Tech-Fueled Dining Experience

In Derventa, a pioneering town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the hospitality industry is experiencing a technological revolution, serving up a futuristic dining experience. Here,...

Electrifying Alliance as Rimac Revs Up BMW’s Battery Blueprint

In a bold charge into the future of electric mobility, Rimac Technology has electrified the automotive scene with a monumental partnership with the esteemed...

Hungary Unveils Largest Green Hydrogen Refinery

In Sazhalombatta, Hungary, not far from Budapest, the largest green hydrogen refinery in the region has been ceremonially launched, marking a significant milestone in...

Finmark Seeks 26-Hour Day Approval from European Commission

Finmark, the northernmost region of Norway, has formally requested the European Commission to sanction the establishment of a new time zone, extending the day...

Osijek’s IT Evolution: A Tech Hub Blossoms in Croatia

In the eastern expanses of Croatia, a digital renaissance is underway, marked by the grand opening of an €8.7 million IT business centre in...

BiH Dairy Exports Experience Creamy Surge

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has churned out a robust performance in its dairy sector, with milk and milk product exports swelling to 131 million...

Regional Electricity Market Strengthened by Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary

Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary have combined their electric power exchanges in a partnership energy project, as announced by the government. The agreement to merge...

Marko Bolanča Appointed to Addiko Bank’s Executive Board by ECB and Croatian National Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Croatian National Bank (HNB) have confirmed Marko Bolanča as the new Executive Board member of Addiko Bank...

EPCG Reports €52.4 Million Net Profit for 2023

Electroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) has announced a net profit of €52.4 million for the year 2023, marking a significant financial achievement for the Montenegrin...

Slovenia Nominates Tomaž Vesel for EU Commissioner Role

In a strategic political move, Tomaž Vesel, the 56-year-old former president of Slovenia's Court of Audit, has been nominated as the country's candidate for...

Mostar Takes Action to Preserve UNESCO Heritage Status

The initiative, a collaboration with UNESCO, aims to address numerous irregularities threatening the area's heritage status. Elvira Dilberović, the acting director of the Mostar Tourist...

EIB Investments in Western Balkans and Ukraine Offer Business Prospects for Croatian Companies

At a conference organised by the Croatian Employers' Association (HUP) in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Ministry of Finance, it...

2,200 Register for Work in Serbia Through Open Balkan Initiative

Through the Open Balkan initiative, 2,200 individuals have registered for employment in Belgrade and Serbia using the identification card, as stated by the President...

Serbia and France Sign Memorandum for Nuclear Program Development

The Serbian Cabinet has ratified a Memorandum of Understanding with the French Electric Power Company (EDF), establishing a long-term partnership for dialogue and collaboration...

Novak Djokovic Becomes Oldest World No. 1 in ATP History

Novak Djokovic has officially become the oldest world number 1 in the history of the ATP rankings, breaking the record previously held by one...

Croatia Celebrates Third UNESCO Geopark at Biokovo-Imotski Lakes

In a splendid display of natural heritage recognition, Croatia has polished its emerald credentials with the declaration of the "Biokovo – Imotski Lakes" as...

Kosovo* and Saudi Arabia Forge Economic Ties at Prishtina Forum

In a landmark event today, the Chamber of Commerce of Kosovo* in partnership with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce from Saudi Arabia has...

EU and EP Agree on €6 Billion Aid Package for Western Balkans

The European Commission introduced the Instrument for Reforms and Growth for the Western Balkans last year, covering the period from 2024 to 2027, comprising...

Orban’s Balkan Outreach Signals Strategic Partnership

In a notable diplomatic excursion, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has landed in the Republic of Srpska, heralding a new chapter in bilateral relations....

Zagreb’s Historic Water Infrastructure Overhaul

Tomislav Tomašević, the Mayor of Zagreb, has announced Project Zagreb, a transformative plan to revamp the city's water supply and sewage systems. With a...

DS Smith Expands Eastern European Reach with Bosis Acquisition

In a move to bolster its position in the Eastern European market, DS Smith, the UK-based sustainable packaging giant, has acquired Serbian packaging firm...

Macedonia’s Cevahir Mall in Skopje Opens with Southeast Europe’s Largest Mural

The Turkish shopping center, Cevahir Mall Skopje, was inaugurated last week in Skopje, featuring the largest mural in Southeast Europe. Spanning 4,000 square meters,...

Banja Luka Expo 2024: A Global Business Gathering in Bosnia

The first International Business Fair “Banja Luka Expo 2024” has officially opened its doors in Banja Luka, attracting approximately 300 exhibitors from both the...

Croatia Airlines Enhances Fleet with Panasonic Wi-Fi

Croatia Airlines has struck a deal with Panasonic Avionics, the world's leading provider of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) services, to provide Wi-Fi for...

Croatia Tops Eurozone Inflation at 4.9% in March 2024

Croatia continues to lead the eurozone in inflation rates. It is anticipated that the annual inflation rate in the eurozone for March 2024 will...

Dušan Masončić Appointed as Chairman of Port of Bar Board of Directors

Dušan Masončić has been elected as the chairman of the Board of Directors at the Port of Bar, with Nikola Vojvodić serving as his...

Empowering Women and Preserving Heritage Through a Cultural Tourism Initiative

Women from Loznica, Sremska Mitrovica, Inđija, Ruma, and Šid, in a collaboration between NALED and Etno mreža, visited Tuzla and Sarajevo to explore the...

Ryanair Begins Sarajevo Flights, Boosting Bosnia’s Air Connectivity

Ryanair has marked a significant milestone by inaugurating its first-ever flights to Sarajevo, thereby expanding its presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the capital...

JANAF Seals Oil Transit Deal with INA, Bolstering Croatia’s Energy Security

In a strategic move to buttress Croatia's energy autonomy, the Adriatic Oil Pipeline (JANAF) disclosed that it has inked a deal for the transportation...

Jamie Oliver Expands Culinary Empire to Montenegro

Jamie Oliver, the British culinary wizard and television luminary, is set to sprinkle his gastronomic magic in Montenegro, following the successful launch of "Jamie's...

Croatia and Kosovo* Forge Path for Driving License Recognition

At a recent government session, Božinović presented a proposal titled "Decision on initiating the procedure for the conclusion of the Agreement between the Governments...

Serbia and Bosnia Strengthen Economic Ties at Banja Luka Fair

Serbia emerges as the partner country at Banja Luka's upcoming International Fair of Economy, symbolizing a flourishing partnership with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event,...

Rimac Energy Sparks Green Revolution with New UK Tech Hub

In a significant boost to the UK's green tech sector, Rimac Energy, the Croatian trailblazer in battery energy storage systems (BESS), has inaugurated a...

Montenegro Revamps Airports Board and Targets Sector-wide Overhaul

In a decisive move that underscored its commitment to revamping the country's strategic sectors, Montenegro's government today announced a comprehensive reshuffle of the Board...

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...

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...

Countries Overview 2024

Albania

Committed to the Struggle for a Green Future

On the one hand, the country almost exclusively uses hydropower and virtually no gas, yet it has no recycling programmes whatsoever. It has the...

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Clean Air is the Main Goal

The awareness of the population has since evolved significantly, although the people still fail to recognise most of the benefits of energy efficiency, primarily...

Croatia

Implementing All EU Directives Consistently

In following EU directives, Croatia tailored its development strategies to the principles of sustainability, while also placing an emphasis on tangible measures with which...

Kosovo*

Pioneering the Use of Solar Energy for Heating

Kosovo’s aspiration to apply ESG pillars, despite being at an early stage, is considered a strategically sound decision, because respecting these principles brings additional...

Montenegro

Respecting ESG Standards Accelerates EU Accession

Pursuing the Green Agenda is among Montenegro’s priorities in the EU accession process, because the state leadership believes sincerely that implementing standards related to...

North Macedonia

Supporting Investments in Renewables

It was with this in mind that it adopted the National Sustainable Development Strategy in 2020, the aim of which is to promote social,...

Slovenia

Targeting the Doubling of Solar Power Production

The Climate Strategy envisages Slovenia becoming a society based on sustainable development by 2050, which is why it is striving to efficiently manage energy...

Serbia

Investing in the Future of Green Hydrogen

Serbian public interest in topics related to the environment and climate change has been on the rise in recent years, a positive contribution to...

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...

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...

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

Very Clear Tasks

The Western Balkan countries need to step up their decarbonisation measures through the increasing of their interconnectedness, the diversifying of energy sources and the...

Rok Capl, Director, SPIRIT Slovenia

Hard Work and Excellence

In the domain of green transition, business development agency SPIRIT Slovenia possesses invaluable knowledge and practices that have been honed over decades of fostering...

By Novica Mihajlović, Journalist

The Green Deal is a Big Deal

The number of climate change sceptics has fallen dramatically over the last year. Last August saw large swathes of Slovenia devastated by catastrophic floods,...

Dubravka Đedović Handanović, Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy

We Can’t Do Without European Support

As they navigate the energy transition process, EU member states have been able to count on generous financial support from the EU. And our...

Aleksandar Kovačević, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

Pacta Sunt Servanda!

In Vienna on 14th December 2023, the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community concluded: “The Ministerial Council expressed its serious concern over continued noncompliance...

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

ESG Principles Are Vital

In its activities to date, FIC Serbia has focused to a large extent on digitalisation, responsible business operations, the essential requirements of the green...

By Dragan Županjevac

Running Late, but Catching Up

Global climate change, together with pollution and biodiversity loss, forms part of the planetary triple crisis, as defined by the United Nations Environment Assembly,...

Nemanja Drobnjak, COO of CBS International, part of the Cushman & Wakefield Group

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...

Kreshnik Bekteshi, North Macedonian Economy Minister

Smoother Transition to the Green Agenda

The region, including North Macedonia, is actively pursuing ambitious energy transition plans and is striving to attract investments to bolster these projects Decarbonisation is at...

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

Positive Momentum for Green Transition

In the dynamic landscape of the North Macedonian economy, the country’s Foreign Investors Council (FIC NM) is a pivotal force in driving economic growth...

By Dejan Azeski, Jurnalist

“Greening” Without Enthusiasm

Certain progress has been achieved over the past two years when it comes to advancing the Green Agenda in North Macedonia, as is particularly...

Nik Gjeloshaj, Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Policy and Minister of Economic Development

Committed to a Green Future

The Government of Montenegro is strongly committed to advancing the green transition, developing policies and programmes, as well as enhancing administrative capacities for the...

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

Utilising Vital Green Expertise

For more than 15 years, the dedicated efforts of the Montenegrin Foreign Investors Council have served to significantly advance the business environment in Montenegro,...

Biljana Braithwaite, Founder of the ESG Adria Summit

Responsible Governance is Crucial

The European Union’s six-billion-euro Growth Plan for the Western Balkans holds immense potential for the region, possibly doubling its economy over the next decade...

By Željka Radulović, Journalist

Much Talk, Few “Green” Policies

A whopping 32 and a half years have elapsed since Montenegro was first declared an ecological state. And yet, just like that first day,...

HENKEL

Longstanding Regional Business Practices

Henkel has been present in our region for decades, with operations in Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. It has production sites in...

Nicolas Marquier, Regional Manager for the Western Balkans at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

ESG also Vital for Banking

As part of the upcoming ESG Adria Summit, the IFC is organising a capacity building event for banking associations from the Western Balkans intended...

Ivan Bulatović, CEO, Electric Power Company of Montenegro

Focus on Capital Projects

Here we discuss planned investments, the construction of new energy facilities that are primarily based on renewables, the modernisation of existing production facilities, and...

Avolta

The Store of the Future

Having successfully operated the duty-free stores in the airport since 2006, new contract signifies more than just the extension of a business agreement; it...

Petr Hermann, President of the Schneider Electric cluster for Southeast Europe

Making an Impact

We discussed digitalisation and the modernisation of energy infrastructure, software being developed by the company’s Serbian team in Novi Sad, the building of the...

Milica Obrenović, Senior Specialist for Operational Risk and Internal Control at Addiko Bank

ESG Strategy Implemented Consistently

The concept of sustainable operations should penetrate all structures of a company, which in the case of Addiko Bank is confirmed by initiatives which...

Chad Blewitt, Acting Managing Director of Rio Tinto’s Jadar Project

Mining’s Role in Europe’s Sustainable Future

Chad Blewitt is the acting managing director of Rio Tinto’s Jadar Project, which is regarded as being among the most significant lithium deposits in...

ElcomBGD

Smart Traffic Solutions for Client Full Satisfaction

From the Belgrade Waterfront to Kotor “on the water”, ElcomBgd implements effective solutions of adaptive traffic management that prove successful at easing and quickly...

Nina Lakičević, Director of the Tourist Organisation of Tivat

Tivat Lives Year-Round

We have a good foundation when it comes to preparing for the season ahead. Preparations are underway for a rich calendar of events, through...

Dun & Bradstreet ESG Intelligence

Your Major Competitive Advantage

It is today unacceptable to maintain business relations with a company that has unethical practices, violates human rights or doesn’t respect environmental protection standards....

Dragan Vlahović and Jefimija Pavićević, Zeta Energy Danilovgrad

The Future Belongs to Green Projects

We are currently considering popular green projects and searching for projects related to the reconstruction of existing hydroelectric power plants or the construction of...

Mihailo Vukić, Owner, Allegra Cruises

Your next Cruise is just a Click away!

For booking Royal Caribbean cruises, a unique website adapted to the countries of the Region has been created. Thus, the long-standing successful cooperation between...

Prokopije Perić, CEO, Plus d.o.o. Podgorica

Confident in its Leading Position

We have always endeavored to diversify our business into as many categories as possible, in order for the stability of the company to be...

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

Leaders of Sustainable Finance Practices

As a collective voice for the largest European investors in Kosovo’s private sector, the European Investors Council (EIC) is proud of the tangible contributions...

By Luan Hasanaj, Environmentalist

Civic Engagement and Institutional Responsibility

As one of the biggest environmental issues confronting Kosovo, environmental pollution not only demands immediate attention, but also cooperation among all those involved in...

Damir Habijan, Croatian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development

Staunch Supporter of the Green Deal

Croatia is dedicated to the European Green Deal and is striving to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, having made substantial decarbonisation efforts in the...

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

Leap Forward Required

In today’s global economic environment, communication and cooperation between the private sector and the public administration within countries is becoming more important by the...

By Adriano Milovan, Journalist

Carelessness is Costly

It was almost 15 years ago that a huge dump appeared suddenly in the vicinity of the village of Biljani Donji near Croatia’s fifth...

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

Political and Cultural Shift

Three recently adopted laws that regulate the energy field in a comprehensive way represent a significant advance in the green transition of the Federation...

Sanja Miovčić, Executive Director of FIC Bosnia and Herzegovina

Empowering the Communities in Which we Operate

The Foreign Investors Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina is determined to support all initiatives linked to the transition to green energy, the circular economy...

By Armin Zeba, Journalist

Chimney in the Lungs

According to research conducted by the World Health Organization and other institutions of global importance, Bosnia & Herzegovina is Europe’s most polluted country, while...

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

Albania is Greening Fast

Amid climate change challenges, Albania, which is primarily reliant on hydropower, is transitioning to a resilient green economy by diversifying into solar and wind...

By Geri Kolgega, Journalist

Rivers don’t Forgive

When it emerged from the challenging communist era back in 1991, Albania set its sights on Western democracy and a future aligned with Europe....

Driant Zeneli, Albanian visual artist

Still Waiting to Join Europe

In today’s globalised yet divided world, art has also changed, as has the attitude toward the notion of nation, with many artists and intellectuals...

Labour Force

Even Greater Scramble for Good Workers

The start of March saw the launch of the Open Balkan common labour market, which enables citizens of Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia to...

Borders (Green Lanes)

Reduced Waiting Times, Increased GDP

It was recorded in early March that haulage vehicles carrying goods from Serbia into the EU had to wait for up to 30 hours...

Scholz Advocates Reform-Driven EU Path for Balkans

In a significant statement during his visit to Slovenia, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has strongly advocated for the acceleration of the Western Balkans' accession...

Global Ballots: Macedonian Expats Gear Up for Presidential Vote

North Macedonia is set to facilitate its 2024 presidential election for expatriates through 31 diplomatic and consular offices worldwide, following the approval of 2,571...

Albania’s Agri-Import Surge Amidst Tourism Boom

Albania's fruit and vegetable imports have surged by 63% in the first two months of 2024, compared to the same period last year, dwarfing...

BiH and Serbia Benefit from CEB’s €1.3 Billion Loan Package

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has confirmed a financial injection for Serbia and Bosnia Hercegovina as part of a wider €1.3 billion...

Croatia to Launch Nationwide Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

Croatia is on the cusp of inaugurating its Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), set to commence in six days, announced Health Minister Vili Beroš...

Cocoa Prices Outstrip Copper, Hit Historic €8,370 per Tonne

In an extraordinary market shift, cocoa prices soared above €8,370 per tonne on the New York Stock Exchange, surpassing copper in value for the...

Croatia Leads EU in Water Wealth

Croatia stands atop the EU for water resources per capita, boasting 30,000 cubic meters per individual, the Economy and Sustainable Development Ministry announced in...

Adex Merger Creates Central and Southeast Europe’s Largest Electricity Trading Hub

This merger into Adex creates the region's most liquid spot electricity trading hub, a strategic move aimed at fostering energy transition and unifying fragmented...

Osijek Unveils Europe’s Longest Promenade

In a significant urban development, the Croatian city of Osijek is set to complete the longest promenade in this part of Europe, bridging the...

Global Leaders Unite to Boost Nuclear Energy Commitment

At the inaugural nuclear energy summit in Brussels, hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Belgian government, world leaders and governmental...

Slovenia to Support Ukraine and Kosovo’s* Economic Ventures

SPIRIT Slovenija, Slovenia’s agency for investment and export promotion, has leveraged the FIS World Cup Ski Jumping event in Planica to host pivotal business...

Mostar Airport Launches Direct Flights to Belgrade Starting End of April

Mostar Airport is set to initiate direct flight services to Belgrade at the end of April, marking a significant development in regional connectivity. Air...

Belgrade’s Hotel Jugoslavija Sold for €27 Million

The transaction took place within the bankruptcy proceedings against Danube Riverside. Millenium Team has subsequently revealed ambitious plans to transform the site into a...

Bosnia and Herzegovina Begins EU Accession Talks

European Council President Charles Michel expressed his enthusiasm on the social network X, affirming Bosnia and Herzegovina's place within the European family. "Today’s decision...

Gold Prices Soar to Record Highs Amid Central Bank Buying Frenzy

Gold prices have surged to unprecedented levels, continuing a bullish trend as central banks globally amass gold bars at record rates. Experts suggest that...

Slovenia-Poland Business Forum Highlights Cybersecurity and Digital Tech

In a notable convergence of economic and digital diplomacy, Slovenia and Poland are poised to elevate their bilateral relations, particularly in the realms of...

HBOR Achieves EU Accreditation, Gains Direct Access to EU Funds

In a significant advancement for Croatia's financial landscape, the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) has successfully completed its accreditation process with the...

Albania’s Riviera Gateway: Vlora Airport Nears Completion

Albania is on the brink of enhancing its tourist appeal with the nearing completion of Vlora International Airport, poised to become the nation's third...

Ancient Millet Discovery Sheds Light on Slovenia’s Prehistoric Agriculture

Archaeological digs in Slovenia’s Koroška region have unearthed millet grains dating back to 1300-1200 BC, marking the oldest such find in the country. The...

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Forex Reserves and Lending on the Rise

The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina reported a substantial increase in its foreign exchange reserves, reaching 16.29 billion BAM at the end of...

Nepali Workers Top Foreign Employment Surge in Croatia’s Labor Market Shift

Croatia is witnessing an unprecedented influx of foreign workers, with Nepali nationals leading the charge, as employers grapple with a domestic labor shortage. According...

Serbia’s EPS Records Historic Profit Amid Calls for Comprehensive Reform

The Assembly of the Public Enterprise 'Electric Power Industry of Serbia' (EPS) has approved the report on the implementation of the Consolidated Three-Year Business...

Montenegro Revives Bar-Ancona Ferry Route, Speeding Link to Western Europe

Montenegro's government has announced plans to rejuvenate its maritime connection with Italy, with the ferry service between Bar and Ancona set to recommence within...

EU Backs Full Implementation of Western Balkans Common Market

The European Union has affirmed its support for the complete implementation of the Western Balkans Common Market (CRM), as stated by European Commissioner for...

Nelt Joins European Space Project for Advanced Transport Solutions

Nelt company will participate in the SPATRA project (Space-Based Applications for Transport Monitoring and Management), conducted in collaboration with the European Union Agency for...

North Macedonia Presidential Race Heats Up

Four out of seven hopefuls vying for the presidency of North Macedonia have officially submitted their nominations to the State Election Commission (SEC), marking...

Zagreb Ranks Among Europe’s Top Seven Castle Cities

Zagreb has emerged as one of Europe's premier destinations for castle enthusiasts, securing a joint seventh position with Larnaca, Cyprus, in a recent study...

University of Belgrade Joins CERN’s Largest Scientific Project

The University of Belgrade has joined the ranks of the world’s leading scientific institutions by becoming part of CERN's largest scientific project, following the...

Montenegro-US Strategic Partnership Enhanced

Montenegrin President Jakov Milatović met with Gabriel Escobar, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Special Envoy for the Western Balkans, in Podgorica,...

Croatia’s Logistics Revolution with RC Europe’s Groundbreaking Hub

In a major development for Croatia's logistics landscape, RC Europe, a Czech investment entity, has initiated the construction of the country’s largest and most...

Slovenia Dominates Investment Attractiveness in the Adriatic Region

In the latest findings from the California-based Milken Institute, Slovenia emerges as the most attractive destination for investments in the Balkan region. The report,...

Mayweather Sets Sights on Montenegrin Shores for Investment

In a striking turn from the boxing ring to the boardroom, Floyd Mayweather, the pugilistic virtuoso with an unblemished record, has cast his financial...

First Serbian Firm To Join Global Sustainable Tourism Council

The firm, which operates the digital platform Visit-Serbia.Online, announced this landmark development, marking a significant step forward in the integration of sustainable practices within...

Ivo Usmiani Crowned Croatia’s Entrepreneur of the Year by EY

This recognition came during the ninth edition of the Croatian segment of the global EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, celebrating Usmiani's standout achievements...

Kushner Targets Serbia and Albania for Luxury Real Estate Ventures

The vision includes transforming parts of Belgrade’s cityscape and capitalizing on the picturesque coastlines of Albania, aiming to inject a dose of luxury into...

Boosting Business in Western Balkans with New ENEF II Fund Launch

This innovative investment fund, boasting a starting capital of €57 million from key backers including the EBRD, the European Union (EU), Cassa Depositi e...

Croatia’s Leap into Digital Land Management

This investment is poised to catapult the Republic of Croatia into a new era of efficient and integrated land and justice services, promising profound...

Croatia’s Counties Excel in Trade Surplus Achieved Amidst Economic Challenges

According to the latest statistical table released by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS), twelve counties outperformed their import costs with their export revenues,...

Kempinski Hotels Triumph in Prestigious Travel and MICE Industry Awards

In a resounding testament to their excellence within the hospitality industry, Kempinski Hotels have secured prestigious accolades, marking a significant achievement for their properties...

Storylines Unveils Groundbreaking Sustainable Residential Ship with Brodosplit

In an ambitious stride towards blending opulent living with eco-consciousness, Storylines has revitalized its partnership with Croatia's esteemed Brodosplit shipyard, paving the way for...

Bulgaria’s Incoming Prime Minister Mariya Gabriel Champions Widening Measures for Research and Innovation Bridge

Acknowledging the substantial challenge of bridging this gap, Gabriel emphasised the importance of aiding Widening countries in reaching their research potential. Against the backdrop...

European Parliament Advocates for Enhanced Support to the Western Balkans with €6 Billion Aid Package

In a significant step towards facilitating this initiative, the committees also agreed to proceed with inter-institutional discussions with the EU Council. The European Parliament's...

European Commission Recommends Opening EU Accession Negotiations with BiH

The European Commission (EC) has recommended the initiation of European Union (EU) accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina. In a statement released by the...

Slovenia’s Industrial Sector Witnesses Notable Growth in January

January saw a marked increase in the value of industrial production, turnover, and stocks, highlighting a robust month of activity across various sectors. The total...

Zagreb Hits the Road to Autonomy

Equipped with a fleet of conventional cars, each manned by a driver and loaded with cutting-edge mapping technology, Project 3 Mobility is collecting a...

New Power Alliance Boosts Balkan Energy

With the proposed company's headquarters in Trebinje, this ambitious partnership aims at launching new investments in energy projects within both Republic Srpska and Montenegro. Luka...

Montenegro’s Real Estate Bucks the Trend with FDI Growth

In a year marked by cautious investments and economic recalibrations, Montenegro has witnessed a significant downturn in its foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. Preliminary...

Southeast European Airports Soar to New Heights

Commercial airports across the SEE handled 1,733,335 passengers in January, marking significant traffic, with Belgrade and Pristina ranking among the top 65 and 100...

Croatia’s €30 Million Boost for Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure

Croatia has taken a decisive step towards greener transportation by allocating €30 million in grants for the construction of hydrogen fuel stations, aiming to...

Slovenia and France Strengthen Ties with Space Technology Partnership

In a concerted effort to elevate its nascent aerospace sector onto the global stage, Slovenia is forging critical partnerships, notably with France, a titan...

Global Croatian Women Shine at Influence Awards

The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of women from across the globe, including Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, the UK, Canada, the US, Argentina,...

ESG Adria Summit 2024: Act Now for a Sustainable Tomorrow

This year, we will convene under the motto “Act Now for a Sustainable Tomorrow” to identify and discuss new solutions, initiatives and investments that...

Montenegro Pledges to Harmonize Renewable Energy Development with Biodiversity and Community Well-Being

In a significant step towards reconciling environmental sustainability with economic growth, Montenegro has announced a new initiative aimed at fostering the development of renewable...

Breakthrough in the Karavanke Tunnel Project: A Path Through the Mountains

This notable breakthrough, however, arrives months behind schedule, a delay attributed to challenging geological conditions encountered on the Slovenian side of the Karavanke mountain...

Regional Leaders Commit to Joint Energy Transition and Environmental Protection

In a notable trilateral meeting, energy and mining ministers from Montenegro, the Republic of Srpska, and Serbia convened to discuss regional cooperation on energy...

Fortenova Group Awarded Regional ESG Leader Prize

In a remarkable recognition of corporate excellence, Fortenova Group d.d. has been conferred with the prestigious Golden Award and the title of "Regional ESG...

Serbia’s Digital Transformation Championed: Minister Jovanović Named Reformer of the Year

In a significant stride towards digital transformation and regulatory alignment with European standards, Mihailo Jovanović, Serbia's Minister of Information and Telecommunications, has been honored...

Slovenia Honours Four Business Innovators

In a nod to Slovenia's entrepreneurial spirit, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) awarded its prestigious annual accolades to four distinguished business leaders...

Kristina Doros and Ana Drašković Take the Helm at Visa in Central and Southeast Europe

Visa, the global titan in digital payment solutions, has fortified its leadership structure by appointing Kristina Doros as the Senior Vice President and Regional...

AIK Bank Acquires NDM Leasing in Serbian Market Expansion

In a strategic move aimed at broadening its service offerings, AIK Bank, a prominent player in Serbia's banking sector, has announced the successful acquisition...

Croatia Unveils Its First Digital Village in a Bold Move to Revitalize Agriculture

In an ambitious leap towards modernizing its agricultural sector, Croatia has launched its pioneering Digital Village project in Strizivojna, a move that signals a...

Emonika: A Hungarian Vision Reshapes Ljubljana’s Horizon

In a significant development that promises to redefine Ljubljana's architectural and economic landscape, Hungarian-backed Mendota Invest, operating under the aegis of the OTP Real...

Albania Energises Future with First Lithium Ion Battery Plant Venture

In a strategic move set to catalyse Albania's journey towards energy independence, Vega Solar has partnered with Sainik Industries – Getsun Power, heralding the...

US Envoy Hill Applauds Serbia’s Integral Role in Balkan Cooperation

In a significant endorsement of Serbia's regional efforts, US Ambassador to Serbia, Christopher Hill, has lauded the country's proactive stance towards the Open Balkan...

Slovenia Invests €20 Million in Solar Energy Boost

In a bold step towards sustainable energy, the Slovenian Ministry of Environment, Climate, and Energy announced a €20 million public tender on Saturday to...

Serbia and Republic of Srpska Forge Ahead with Drina River Hydroelectric Projects

In a significant step towards bolstering regional energy cooperation, the Electric Power Company of Serbia (EPS) and its counterpart from the Republic of Srpska...

Kopaonik Business Forum Launches Its 31st Edition to Navigate Global Challenges

In the serene setting of Kopaonik, Serbia's famed ski resort, the 31st Kopaonik Business Forum has commenced, drawing attention to the theme "The New...

Croatia Tops Eurozone Inflation Charts in February

In a surprising twist to the economic narrative, Croatia has emerged as the Eurozone country with the highest inflation rate in February, registering a...

Pendarovski Eyes Second Term as North Macedonia’s President

Stevo Pendarovski, the incumbent President of North Macedonia, has formally declared his intent to seek a second term, positioning his bid as a "civic...

Atlantic Grupa Acquires Strauss Adriatic in Strategic Expansion Move

In a significant move poised to reshape the coffee industry landscape in Southeast Europe, Atlantic Grupa has announced the completion of its acquisition of...

Adriatic Metals BiH Marks a Milestone with First Ore Concentrate Production in Vareš Project

Adriatic Metals BiH has achieved a significant milestone in the mining industry of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the production of the first ore concentrate...

Open Balkans Initiative Launches New Labor Mobility Era

In a landmark move set to reshape the labor market dynamics of Southeast Europe, the governments of Serbia, Albania, and North Macedonia have reached...

Tirana Summit: A United Front for Ukraine’s Sovereignty and Future in Europe

In a significant show of solidarity emanating from Tirana, leaders from across Southeast Europe, alongside their Ukrainian counterpart, President Volodymyr Zelenski, have unequivocally voiced...

Jadranski Naftovod Reports Stellar Financial Performance, Exceeding Expectations

Jadranski Naftovod (Janaf), the Croatian oil pipeline operator, has announced a robust increase in its financial performance for the year 2023, with net profit...

Hrvatske šume d.o.o. Earns SURE Certification for Sustainable Biomass

In a significant stride towards environmental stewardship, Hrvatske šume d.o.o. has been awarded the SURE certificate, affirming its commitment to sustainable biomass production. The...

Nestlé Opens €80M Eco-Friendly Plant in Serbia

In a significant boost to Serbia's manufacturing and agri-food sector, Nestlé, the global food and drink conglomerate, has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art plant-based meal...

Schneider Electric Appoints Miloš Vuksanović as Regional Director for Serbia and Montenegro

Schneider Electric, a global front-runner in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has proudly announced the appointment of Miloš Vuksanović as the...

Cultured Cuts: Slovenia’s Venture into the Future of Food

In the verdant landscapes of Ajdovščina, a small Slovenian town known more for its viticulture than its ventures into the vanguard of technology, a...

Serbia’s EPS Pledges €5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy by 2030

In a bold stride towards a sustainable future, Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), Serbia's state-owned power utility, has unveiled plans to inject a staggering €5.4 billion...

Albania and EBRD Sign Deal for Trans-Balkan Railway Project

In a significant stride towards enhancing regional connectivity and bolstering its transport infrastructure, Albania has inked a landmark agreement with the European Bank for...

UK Unveils €4.56 Billion Aid Package for Western Balkans at Investment Summit

At the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's investment summit for the Western Balkans in London, the United Kingdom unveiled a €4.56 billion aid...

Mihael Furjan Re-elected as President of Croatian Employers’ Association

In a decisive vote at the 80th electoral session of the Members' Council, Mihael Furjan, the Chief Executive of Pliva Croatia, has been re-elected...

Slovenian Iskra Expands its Reach in Croatia with the Acquisition of ELMAP

In a significant move that underscores its expansion strategy in the region, Slovenian company Iskra has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in...

European Investment Bank to Establish Office in Podgorica

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced plans to open a new office in Podgorica, signalling a strong vote of confidence in Montenegro's institutions...

New Board of Directors Elected for EPCG

In a significant development at the Montenegrin power utility, Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG), a new Board of Directors was elected during an extraordinary Shareholders'...

Serbian Zlatibor and Croatian Labin Forge Tourism Partnership

In a landmark move towards bolstering international cooperation within the tourism sector, representatives from the Serbian Zlatibor and the Croatian town of Labin have...

Matijević and Global Giants Dominate Land Serbia’s Land Ownership

In a comprehensive survey of land ownership in Serbia, it has unveiled that Industrija mesa "Matijević" leads the league as the country's paramount landholder,...

Montenegro’s Coastal Ambition: A New Port in Ulcinj

Montenegro is setting the stage for a significant maritime development, earmarking €15 million for the construction of a new fishing port at Cape Đerana...

Zagreb to Witness Construction of New City Stadium in Maksimir

In a landmark resolution, Zagreb's long-standing property dispute has finally reached a conclusive end, paving the way for the construction of a state-of-the-art city...

Czech Startup Carvago Expands into Kosovo* in a Strategic Joint Venture

In a bold move marking its foray into the Balkans, the Czech startup Carvago has announced a groundbreaking joint venture with Kosovo's tech giant...

Montenegro Caps Wholesale and Retail Margins on Essential Goods to Curb Price Rises

In a decisive move to stabilize the cost of living, the Montenegrin government has announced a significant intervention in the pricing of essential goods,...

EU Launches Artificial Intelligence Office to Steer and Safeguard AI Development

In a landmark initiative, the European Union has established the Artificial Intelligence Office, a pivotal entity tasked with the oversight of AI legislation enforcement,...

Piran’s Maritime Museum Celebrates 70 Years 

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum in Piran has revitalized its key exhibition at the historic Gabrielli Palace, casting a spotlight...

Goran Babić Takes Helm at Bosnia and Herzegovina Bank Association

In a landmark session that marks a new chapter for the financial sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Banking Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina...

METRANS Group Solidifies Its Presence in Europe with Full Acquisition of Adria Rail

In a significant stride towards expanding its European footprint, the METRANS Group has announced the complete acquisition of Adria Rail, thereby integrating the latter...

Siteco Illuminates Belgrade with New Design Engineering Hub

In a striking endorsement of Serbia's burgeoning role as a new European tech nexus, the German lighting giant, Siteco, has unveiled its latest design...

Đuro Đaković Group Secures €11.7 Million Contract for Freight Wagons with Swiss Buyer

Đuro Đaković Special Vehicles, a subsidiary of the Đuro Đaković Group, has secured a contract with a Swiss client for the production and delivery...

Croatia’s Business Elite Celebrated at Prestigious Manager of the Year Awards 2023

Zagreb's illustrious Esplanade Hotel was the stage for the 33rd annual Manager of the Year Awards, hosted by the Croatian Association of Managers and...

EU Justice Summit: A Path to Expansion and Reform

In a significant move towards European Union expansion, the Croatian Ministry of Justice and the European Commission Representation in Croatia convened a two-day ministerial...

ABC Fresh Cream Cheese: Croatia’s Belje Targets Expansion in European Markets

In a bold stride beyond its domestic stronghold, Croatia's ABC fresh cream cheese is charting new territories across the European continent. Spearheaded by the...

Kosovo* Embarks on a Pivotal Solar Venture to Illuminate Its Green Future

In an ambitious leap towards a sustainable energy paradigm, the Government of Kosovo* has unveiled the names of six contenders vying to construct a...

Western Balkans Set Sights on EU Membership by 2028

At the Munich Security Conference, a forum renowned for its gravitas in global security dialogue, the aspirations of three Western Balkan nations towards European...

Slovenian Coast Yields Ancient Maritime Relics

Beneath the bustling tourist veneer of Bernardin and Portorož on Slovenia's Adriatic coast, archaeologists have unearthed remnants of an ancient harbour, replete with masts...

Croatia Clinches World Water Polo Championship in Nail-Biting Finale

In a dramatic showdown at the World Water Polo Championship, the Croatian team emerged victorious, clinching the gold medal after a tense penalty shootout...

Serbia Honours Eminent Figures in Statehood Day Celebrations

In a grand ceremony marking Serbia's Statehood Day, President Aleksandar Vučić bestowed over a hundred decorations on distinguished individuals and institutions, recognizing their contributions...

Praznik Mimoze Festival Sets Attendance Record in Herceg Novi

In a stunning display of cultural fervor and communal spirit, the traditional Praznik mimoze festival, held along the Herceg Novi Riviera, shattered attendance records...

Mercator IP Sweeps Bakery Awards with Record-Breaking Haul

At the prestigious "Excellent Bakery Products 2024" and "Quality Star" award ceremony, Mercator IP Ltd. set a new benchmark in the bakery, confectionery, and...

European Parliament Stresses Quality Over Speed in Western Balkans Growth Plan

David McAllister, Chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, emphasized the need for thorough scrutiny rather than swift approval of the European Commission's...

Adriatic’s Green Voyage: Europe Backs First Hydrogen-Powered Passenger Ship

A groundbreaking project to design and build a hydrogen-powered passenger ship for the Adriatic Sea has garnered European support, involving a consortium of 14...

Serbia Eyes Greek Ports to Boost Export Capabilities

At the recently held Serbia-Greece Business Forum in the Palace of Serbia, President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic underscored the need for Serbia to acquire...

Ryanair Introduces Zagreb-Podgorica Route

In an exciting development for travelers in the Adria region, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced a significant expansion of its summer flight schedule,...

Mitsotakis Affirms Greece’s Stance on Kosovo* During Serbia Visit

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, during his official visit to Serbia, reiterated Greece's steadfast position on Kosovo and Metohija, advocating for European mediation and...

Kosovo Central Bank Sets Three-Month Deadline for Dinar Ban Implementation

The Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK) has announced a stringent three-month transition period for the enforcement of its regulation, which prohibits the use of...

Montenegro Seeks Stake in Bileća Lake’s Energy Bounty

Montenegro is set to valorise its portion of the Bileća Reservoir, a man-made lake straddling the border between Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the...

Ljubljana Unveils €36 Million State-of-the-Art Biotech Hub

In a significant stride towards bolstering its scientific infrastructure, Slovenia inaugurated the cutting-edge Biotech Hub in Ljubljana on February 12, representing a substantial €36...

North Macedonia Phases Out Old Passport Titles in Accordance with Prespa Agreement

As of today, North Macedonia marks the end of a transitional five-year period stipulated by the Prespa Agreement, rendering travel documents bearing the country's...

SPIRIT Slovenia Business Development Agency Maintains Interim Leadership with Rok Capl

The Slovenian government has reaffirmed Rok Capl's role as the acting head of SPIRIT Slovenia Business Development Agency, extending his interim leadership for a...

Air Serbia Eyes Miami for Major North American Expansion

In a significant move that underscores the evolving dynamics of international aviation, Air Serbia is poised to strengthen its transatlantic footprint with the introduction...

Hilton Expands its Luxury Footprint to Croatia’s Ugljan Island with a €12 Million Investment

In a move signaling further expansion of global hospitality in the Adriatic, construction has commenced on a new Hilton hotel on the picturesque island...

Croatia Launches €400 Million Gas Pipeline Projects to Strengthen Energy Supply

In a significant move to enhance its gas supply security, the Croatian government has announced the construction of two major gas pipelines, marking a...

EIB Global Boosts Western Balkans with Record €1.2 Billion Investment

This infusion of capital is earmarked for a slew of sustainable and energy transition projects, aimed squarely at bolstering the region's alignment with the...

Mömax Marks Its Entry into the Serbian Market with a New Outlet in Belgrade

In an ambitious move set to redefine retail dynamics in Serbia, the esteemed Mömax retail chain, operating under the auspices of the Austrian conglomerate...

Europe’s Tax Divide: A Tale of Two Regions

The Tax Foundation's analysis in 2022 highlights a pronounced disparity in the tax burdens shouldered by workers across Europe, revealing that individuals in Western...

Zagreb Team Triumphs in Abu Dhabi Robotics Contest with Life-Saving Tech

A team from the Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing has emerged victorious in an international robotics competition held in Abu Dhabi, securing...

Albania’s Central Bank Holds Interest Rate Steady Amid Inflation Concerns

In a strategic move to combat ongoing inflation pressures, the Bank of Albania has announced its decision to maintain the key interest rate at...

Slovenia Unveils Replica of Hallerstein’s Historic Armillary Sphere

In the heart of Ljubljana's historic quarter, a replica of an armillary sphere, constructed by the eminent 18th-century Slovene polymath, Ferdinand Avguštin Hallerstein, during...

Montenegro Sets Sights on EU Membership by 2028

At the prestigious Vienna Diplomatic Academy, President Jakov Milatović conveyed a potent message to an audience comprising diplomats, ambassadors, intellectuals from Austria and the...

Croatian Chamber of Agriculture Signals Support for EU Farmer Protests

The Croatian Chamber of Agriculture (CCA) has expressed solidarity with the ongoing farmer protests across the European Union, announcing that its Executive Board will...

UN Security Council to Convene Emergency Session on Kosovo* at Serbia’s Request

An emergency session of the United Nations Security Council, convened at the behest of the Republic of Serbia, is slated for Thursday to address...

“Rest of the Bashibazouk” by Paja Jovanović Arrives in Belgrade

The Ministry of Culture of Serbia has announced the arrival of Paja Jovanović's masterpiece "Rest of the Bashibazouk" in Belgrade, following its acquisition at...

Delight Office Solution Unveils Flagship Showroom in Podgorica

Delight Office Solution, a subsidiary of Delight Holding, celebrated the opening of its new showroom in Podgorica, a move that underscores the company's significant...

Bosnia Greenlights Balkans’ Largest Solar Park in €50M Hungarian Investment

In a notable stride towards green energy in the Balkans, Marko Kubatlija, the interim chief of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Agency for the Improvement of...

Dubrovnik Marks 1,052nd Annual Feast of Saint Blaise with Time-Honoured Traditions

For the 1,052nd consecutive year, Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Croatian coast, celebrated the Feast of Saint Blaise, its venerable patron saint, with a...

Surge in Foreign Workforce in Croatia

The demand for labor spans across various sectors, with an acute shortage felt in nearly all industries. Projections by the Croatian Employers' Association (HUP)...

Montenegro’s Capital Eyes Waste-to-Energy Revolution

Podgorica-based Deponija has announced imminent plans to conduct a feasibility study for a pioneering bioenergy plant, alongside preparations for an ambitious incinerator project aimed...

EIB Fuels Croatia’s Railway Renaissance with €400M Green Investment

In a landmark move, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has earmarked 400 million euros for Croatia's railway sector, marking the institution's most substantial commitment...

Serbia Boosts Green Mobility and Family Support in Latest Government Decrees

The Serbian government has adopted a new regulation to facilitate the subsidized purchase of new, exclusively electric vehicles, allocating a budget of 170 million...

Croatia’s Birth Rate Plummets to Record Low Amid Demographic Dilemma

In a troubling demographic trend, Croatia has recorded its lowest birth rate since the inception of statistical tracking, according to provisional data from the...

Foundation Stone Laid for Muehlbauer’s New High-Tech Factory in Serbia

In a ceremonious event graced by Germany's Ambassador to Serbia, Anke Konrad, and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučic, the groundwork was laid for Muehlbauer...

Unveiling Europe’s Hidden Gems: Kopar, Opatija, and Mostar

In an era where the well-trodden paths of European travel scarcely offer the thrill of discovery, Conde Nast Traveler has turned the spotlight onto...

Ivan Bulatović Appointed as the New CEO of EPCG

In a decisive move by the Board of Directors, Ivan Bulatović, an electrical engineering expert with a robust five-year tenure at the helm of...

Privredna Banka Zagreb Honored with Top Employer Croatia Certificate for 2024

Privredna Banka Zagreb (PBZ), a key member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, has been distinguished as the premier employer by the Top Employers Institute,...

Slovenia to Vote on Future Nuclear Energy Path

Slovenia has announced plans to conduct a referendum this year on the proposition of erecting a second nuclear facility to succeed the existing Krško...

Delta Holding Eyes Strategic Expansion into Croatian Tourism and Agriculture

Delta Holding, the Serbian conglomerate, has expressed a keen interest in expanding its investments into the Croatian market, with a particular focus on the...

Ljubljana Castle Reveals Majestic Kazemate Revival

This extensive space, now the castle's largest room at 31 meters, was officially opened on January 25 after a 2.5 million euros makeover. Historically,...

Hungary Pledges Support to BiH’s European Path with New Action Plan

In a significant gesture of solidarity and support, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina have forged a closer partnership aimed at facilitating Bosnia's journey towards...

Croatia Offers the Most Affordable Arable Land Among EU Countries

In the diverse agricultural landscape of the European Union, the cost of arable land in 2022 revealed striking disparities among the 21 member states...

Talat Xhaferi Breaks Ground as First Albanian to Lead North Macedonia’s Interim Government

In a groundbreaking political development, Talat Xhaferi has been appointed as the Prime Minister of North Macedonia's interim government, marking the first time an...

Serbia Embarks on Its Largest Renewable Energy Project with Chinese Investment

In a landmark move towards green energy, the Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy, Dubravka Djedović Handanovic, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with...

Dimitar Kovačevski Steps Down as North Macedonia Prepares for Interim Government

In a pivotal moment for North Macedonian politics, Prime Minister Dimitar Kovačevski submitted his resignation, delivering it personally to the nation's parliament, the Sobranje....

Siemens Croatia Unveils Industrial Metaverse to Revolutionize Sustainable Business

Siemens Croatia has taken a giant leap into the future of sustainable business by introducing its industrial metaverse, a technology poised to redefine the...

EBRD’s €846 Million Infusion into Serbia A Milestone in Economic Transformation

2023 saw the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) making an unprecedented investment in Serbia, amounting to 846 million euros. This record figure not...

Kustendorf 2024: International Film Talents Gather for 17th Festival

The festival's competitive lineup features 17 films vying for top honors – the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Egg awards, along with the "Vilko Filač"...

Notus Energy Spearheads Renewable Expansion in SE with Kosovo’s* Largest Wind Farm

Notus Energy, based in Potsdam, is making significant strides in Southeast Europe following the successful establishment of Kosovo's* largest wind farm. Operating from its...

Kutina Embarks on Major Gas and Oil Drilling Project in Croatia

Over the next three months, Vermilion Zagreb Exploration will intensively prepare four sites for drilling natural gas and oil wells, following the granting of...

Baupartner Completes Major Automotive Facility for Mahle in Bosnia

Baupartner, a construction firm based in Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has recently completed a significant project in Laktaši, constructing a facility for "Mahle Electric...

Hitler’s Directive on Display: Historic WWII Document Exhibited in Serbia

The Museum of Genocide Victims' Director, Dejan Ristić, has been graced with an original copy of Directive No. 25 from Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.  This...

European Heritage Hub launches Small Grant Scheme for heritage projects in EU neighbouring countries

The European Heritage Hub, a pilot project co-founded by the European Union, today unveiled its Small Grants Scheme aimed at empowering heritage stakeholders from...

Bosnia Pressed for Reforms by EU Ahead of Crucial Accession Talks

The European Commission, along with Dutch and Croatian leaders, has urged Bosnia to accelerate reforms for EU accession talks, emphasizing the urgency before the...

EBRD Joins Consortium for Mobile Tower Acquisition in Western Balkans

In a notable stride towards enhancing digital infrastructure in the Western Balkans, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has entered the fray...

UNWTO Names Krupa na Vrbasu Among Top Global Tourism Villages

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has distinguished Krupa na Vrbasu, a picturesque village near Banja Luka, by including it in its list of 52...

Montenegro Forms Key Petroleum Distributors Group for Sector Advancement

The Petroleum and Petroleum Products Distributors Group under the Energy and Mining Committee of the Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce convened its inaugural session, led...

15th ACI Europe Regional Airports Conference & Exhibition 

This annual conference, organised by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe and this year hosted by Dubrovnik Airport, serves as an invaluable forum for regional...

EU Unveils Transformative €6 Billion Growth Plan for Western Balkans

In a recent development that could signal a transformative era for the Western Balkans, the European Union has unveiled a bold 6-billion euro growth...

Open Balkan Initiative Launches Unified Labour Market on 1st March

This significant move comes in the wake of two protocols signed in Skopje, as per an official announcement. The protocols in question facilitate free access...

Slovenian Leaders Acknowledge International Solidarity at New Year’s Diplomatic Reception

At Brdo estate on 22nd January, Slovenian President Natasa Pirc Musar and Prime Minister Robert Golob hosted a New Year's reception for foreign diplomats,...

Montenegro’s Pljevlja TPP Sets Record Production in 42nd Year

According to the Electric Power Company of Montenegro (EPCG), the plant has reported its highest annual production ever. In 2023, TPP Pljevlja generated a...

Novska Launches €60 Million Gaming Industry Centre Project

This project, known as the Centre for the Gaming Industry in Novska (CGI), represents a significant 60 million euros investment. Spearheading this venture is...

Davos 2024: World Leaders Convene to Rebuild Trust Amid Global Challenges

The central agenda of the summit was the revitalisation of trust. Mirek Dusek, WEF's Executive Director, stated that the theme is a direct response to...

Slovenian Employers Plan Wage Hikes and Workforce Expansion in First Half of the Year

Approximately one-third of these employers anticipate wage hikes of up to 5%, while over 20% expect increases between 6% and 10%. Additionally, a quarter...

Ericsson Nikola Tesla Inks €15 Million Deal with Kosovo Telecom for 5G Integration

This significant agreement marks the introduction of Ericsson's cutting-edge 5G technology into the radio component of Kosovo Telecom's network. This agreement is a key step...

Aegean Airlines Resumes Direct Athens-Sarajevo Flights After Five Years

Scheduled to start on 1 June, the service will operate twice a week. This reestablishment follows Aegean's last direct flights between Athens and Sarajevo...

Optimistic Start to the Year for Croatian Tourism Industry at PLACE to GO Fair

Held for the first time in January at Zagreb's Arena, the fair hosted around 200 exhibitors from 14 countries, slightly fewer than last year. Despite...

Kosovo Central Bank Mandates Euro as Exclusive Currency

This regulation, effective from February 1st, renders the Serbian dinar non-operational in Kosovo. As per the new regulation, other currencies besides the euro are relegated...

Ljupka Vrteva Wins Slovenia’s 2023 Woman Engineer of the Year Award

This prestigious award, aimed at encouraging young women in STEM fields, highlights Vrteva's exemplary career in mechanical engineering, focusing on building heating, ventilation, and...

“Matijević” Acquires Belgrade’s Slavija Hotel

The acquisition was formalised through a contract signing between Slobodan Cvetković, the Serbian Minister of Economy, and representatives from "Matijević", a prominent company in...

North Macedonia And Serbia Accelerate Border Procedures with New Protocol

The agreement, formalized in Nis, is set to substantially quicken the pace of goods and people moving through the Preševo-Tabanovce crossing, potentially doubling the...

Pizza Hut vs Domino’s: Rivalry Ignites in Zagreb

This strategic move places the pizza giant in Zagreb's Tresnjevka and Vrapce districts, specifically at Nehajska 2 and Bolnicka ulica 26, respectively.  The expansion represents...

Montenegro Sees Rise in Hallmarking Requests for Precious Metals

According to the Institute's representatives, the year saw approximately 100 kilograms of gold, 232 kilograms of silver, and around 1.3 kilograms of platinum items...

North Macedonia and Kosovo Sign Agreement for Key Tunnel Project

The route, chosen for its optimal path through the Popova Shapka ski center, aims to boost regional tourism. This project is part of Corridor...

North Macedonia to Phase Out Coal, Pivots to Gas-Hydrogen Power

This initiative is a key part of the country's strategy to phase out coal. The plan includes sourcing natural gas from the Alexandroupolis LNG terminal...

Croatia Leads in Industrial Production Growth Among EU Nations

The report, released on Monday, highlights a marginal decline in industrial production across the Eurozone and EU, with a 0.3% and 0.2% drop respectively...

Podravka Unveils New Brand Identity, Distinguishing Corporate and Product Logos

This move is part of an overarching strategy to modernize the visual identity of Podravka Group, aiming to bolster its business goals both domestically...

Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary to Launch Joint Electricity Exchange in 2024

This initiative marks a significant advancement in the energy sector of Central-Eastern Europe and the North Balkans. The Hungarian Power Exchange (HUPX), operational since...

Croatian Lipizzaner Horse Breeding Tradition Earns UNESCO Recognition

This prestigious acknowledgement follows the Croatian nomination of this practice to the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The awarding of the charters is...

Manchester City Expands Global Reach with New Football School in Albania

This initiative marks a significant stride in Manchester City's global expansion, emphasizing the club's commitment to grassroots football. The Durres school is the latest addition...

Air Montenegro’s Board of Directors Unanimously Elects Tihomir Dragaš as Chairman

The session was attended by the Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Filip Radulović, along with board members and company management. Minister Radulović expressed satisfaction...

Edis Ražanica Appointed as New Director of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Bank Association

This decision was ratified at the Association's Assembly held in December 2023. With 18 years of managerial experience in the banking sector, Mr. Ražanica has...