FDI in CEE: It’s about Russia, inflation and populism

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 18, 2022

After February 24, when the first Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, looking at a map of Europe is no longer what it used to be.

Belgrade threatens reprisals after Croatia bans Vucic's visit to former concentration camp

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 17, 2022

Relations between Croatia and Serbia dive after Zagreb blocks President Vucic's informal visit to former Jasenovac concentration camp.

MITTELEUROPEAN INSIGHTS: Brussels needs to jump-start the Western Balkan accession process

Gunter Deuber in Vienna, Fjorent Rrushi in Tirana, Ivona Zametica in Sarajevo July 13, 2022

Only when the Western Balkans is integrated into the EU, and the EU reforms itself, can Brussels really turn its attention to Ukraine or other potential accession candidates.

Serbia’s strong tech sector growth defies brain drain

Clare Nuttall in Belgrade and Glasgow July 8, 2022

International companies in search of tech talent and innovative local startups are converging in Serbia, an emerging high-tech hub that is especially strong in blockchain and game development.

Tougher times ahead for Emerging Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 7, 2022

With no end to the Ukraine war in sight, spiralling inflation is set to drag down growth across Emerging Europe in the second half of 2022 and into 2023, wiiw’s latest forecasts say.

Serbia raises key rate to 2.75% due to inflationary pressures

bne IntelliNews July 7, 2022

Latest increase in reference interest rate follows raise from 2.5% from 2% in June as inflation continues to accelerate.

MEPs call on Bosnia and Serbia to step up over Russia sanctions

bne IntelliNews July 7, 2022

Serbia has so far refused to join sanctions on Russia, while adoption of sanctions in Bosnia is blocked by the Bosnian Serb member of the presidency, Mlorad Dodik.