Serbian PM says revenue from IT exports exceeded €2.7bn in 2022

bne IntelliNews March 21, 2023

PM Ana Brnabic says Serbia must become a leader in AI to achieve fast and dynamic economic growth in future.

All to play for in Russian-Chinese backyard

bne IntelIiNews March 21, 2023

Russia and China will struggle for common policy on possible Russian soft underbelly Central Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia, the vital Europe/Asia Caucasus crossroads, the Baltics, CEE and SEE.

Serbian opposition slam Vucic over talks with Kosovo

bne IntelliNews March 20, 2023

President Aleksandar Vucic moved closer to a deal with Kosovo at this weekend's Ohrid summit but faces fierce opposition at home.

Vucic and Kurti agree on implementation of EU deal but don't sign it

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje March 19, 2023

Leaders of Serbia and Kosovo move closer to normalisation of their relations at marathon session of EU-mediated meetings.

Has Southeast Europe come of age as an investment destination?

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 15, 2023

The Western Balkan countries are following the path established by Central Europe that emerged as a prominent manufacturing and services hub early in the transition period.

Combined economic and political pressure push Serbia towards sanctions decision

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 14, 2023

As economic and political pressure on Serbia to join Western sanctions on Russia grow, Serbian Economy Minister Rade Basta took the unexpected step of calling for Belgrade to impose sanctions.

Serbian economy minister calls for sanctions on Russia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje March 13, 2023

Rade Basta says Serbia is already paying a heavy price for not imposing sanctions on Moscow and its position is becoming untenable.

Prosectors removed from EPS corruption case become cause célèbre in Serbia

bne IntelliNews March 11, 2023

Second protest in Belgrade to demand Bojana Savovic and Jasmina Paunovic are reinstated.

Russomania slowly fades in Serbia as Putin’s hybrid war continues

Ann Smith in New York and bne IntelliNews reporters in Belgrade March 4, 2023

Falling living standards and first hand accounts from Russians and Ukrainians living in Serbia are starting to challenge Serbs’ allegiance to Russia.

Ukrainian refugees and Russian migrants bring economic benefits but also stresses to Emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2023

Looking forward to the end of the war, whenever it happens, policymakers are already speculating on how many of the refugees and migrants are likely to stay and how many will return.

Vucic and Kurti end meeting without agreement but talks will continue

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 27, 2023

Meeting was focused on the latest EU proposal on normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo.

Warnings Russia trying to thwart Serbia-Kosovo deal ahead of crucial summit

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 26, 2023

Resolution of the conflict would remove much of the leverage that Moscow currently has over Serbia.

Protesters deliver 'cake of death' to Russian embassy in Belgrade

bne IntelliNews February 25, 2023

Rival demonstrations in Serbian capital mark anniversary of Ukraine invasion as pressure to join sanctions grows.

BALKAN BLOG: Is Serbia’s far right an authentic opposition movement?

Milivoje Pantovic in Belgrade February 20, 2023

Serbia’s violent pro-Russian far right makes President Aleksandar Vucic look like a moderate in comparison, and gives him more room to manoeuvre internationally.

More gloom ahead as EBRD cuts 2023 growth forecasts

bne IntelliNews February 16, 2023

The EBRD lowered its forecasts for more than half its 36 countries of operation, anticipating average growth of just 2.1% this year.

Fans banned from Sheriff-Partizan match in Chisinau over coup plot fears

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2023

UEFA Europa Conference League match to take place days after Moldovan President Maia Sandu revealed Russian plans to destabilise the country.

National Bank of Serbia raises policy rate to 5.5%

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2023

Central bank says global pressure on the Serbian economy is still very high, despite signs that inflation has peaked.

IMF: Charting globalization’s turn to 'slowbalization' after world financial crisis

Jeff Kearns of the IMF February 9, 2023

The free flow of ideas, people, goods, services, and capital across national borders leads to greater economic integration. But globalization, the trend toward these things moving ever more freely between nations, has slowed in recent years.

CEE management schools shrug off threat of distance-learning programmes

Kester Eddy in Budapest February 9, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed CEE students towards Western online MBA courses, but they are now returning to face-to-face studies, say the region's business school heads.

COMMENT: The new Cold War will be different, and not only because of China

Peter Szopo February 6, 2023

Mercantilism is also replacing globalisation, and the US has a declining interest in European affairs.