Kosovan PM given ultimatum to tackle tensions in north

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 7, 2023

US envoy Escobar says Pristina has two days to respond to US, EU demands or face consequences.

Turkey deploys commandos in Kosovo after violent protests

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 4, 2023

The commando battalion deployed to address mounting tensions in the region.

e-commerce thriving in Serbia with purchases passing €330mn mark in Q1

Camilla Bell-Davies in Belgrade June 4, 2023

Serbian consumers started to trust online retailers during the pandemic and now the number and volume of transactions are rising sharply.

Kosovo’s PM Kurti defies US demands to withdraw special police from troubled north

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 31, 2023

Kurti defiant in the face of strong criticism from Kosovo's Western allies.

Nato to send 700 more troops to Kosovo after violent clashes

bne IntelliNews May 30, 2023

Western diplomats are putting heavy pressure on Pristina and Belgrade to de-escalate the situation in northern Kosovo.

KFOR forcibly disperses protest in northern Kosovo

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 29, 2023

Dozens injured in clashes between Kosovan police and ethnic Serb protesters.

Kosovan police thwart attempt to take over local government office by force

bne IntelliNews May 29, 2023

New clashes erupt in northern Kosovo where Serb protesters try to force their way into municipal offices in Zvecan.

Pro- and anti-government protesters defy storms to rally in Belgrade

Camilla Bell-Davies in Belgrade May 28, 2023

President Vucic’s resignation as head of the ruling SNS fails to end demands for political change in weekend of protests.

Defence Minister Vucevic elected new head of Serbia’s ruling SNS

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 27, 2023

President Aleksandar Vucic steps down as head of SNS amid mass anti-violence protests and spike in tensions with Kosovo.

Serbian president puts army on highest combat readiness as riots erupt in northern Kosovo

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 26, 2023

Serbian army deployed along Kosovan border after violent clashes between police and local Serbs in northern Kosovo.

Weekend of rival protests looms in Belgrade

Camilla Bell-Davies in Belgrade May 25, 2023

Government plans to show its strength amid growing calls for political change at mass anti-violence protests.

Freedom House says Ukraine war threatens democracy across Emerging Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 25, 2023

Democratic governance deteriorates in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, with worst declines in already authoritarian regions.

US senators tell Kosovo to get deal with Serbia done this year

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 23, 2023

Pristina under pressure to set up long-delayed Association of Serbian Municipalities in northern Kosovo.

OPINION: Azerbaijan’s energy diplomacy pivots to the Balkans

Fuad Shahbazov in Durham May 23, 2023

Azerbaijan can’t fully substitute for Russian gas at the pan-European level, but it can play a crucial role in promoting the energy security of individual states.

Mood turns belligerent at latest mass protest in Belgrade

Camilla Bell-Davies in Belgrade May 20, 2023

Hundreds of thousands call for end to violence at third protest since mass shootings as frustration with government mounts.

BALKAN BLOG: Brexit shows Serbia’s anti-EU rhetoric is a dangerous game

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow May 16, 2023

Message spread by officials and state-controlled media has fuelled anti-EU sentiment in Serbia. It may be hard to rein this in.

EBRD cuts regional growth forecasts again but Central Asia still going strong

Clare Nuttall in Samarkand May 16, 2023

Inflation remains a drag on growth in Emerging Europe, along with sluggish growth in advanced economies and stricter financing conditions in Central Europe and the Baltic states.

BRICKS AND MORTAR: Balkan real estate market shifts from offices to logistics

Valentina Dimitrievska May 14, 2023

After the pandemic, working from home and hybrid models have significantly transformed trends in the office market.

Bank of Serbia keeps key rate at 6%

bne IntelliNews May 11, 2023

Central bank says decision reflects easing of cost-push pressures from the international environment and the stabilisation of global supply chains.

OPINION: Tragic school shooting to scar Serbia for years

Ann Smith in New York May 10, 2023

The first mass killing of children by another child in Serbia has shocked the nation and is expected to have political and social repercussions for years to come.