EU foreign policy chief says Serbia and Kosovo are on the edge of conflict

Valentina Dimitrevska in Skopje November 15, 2022

EU High Commissioner Josep Borrell calls for efforts to resolve crisis after Serbs in northern Kosovo quit state institutions.

Serbian central bank raises policy rate to 4.5%

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2022

NBS cites rising inflation as it makes eighth consecutive rate hike.

Kosovan opposition leader accuses PM Kurti of breaking relations with US

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 8, 2022

PM Albin Kurti rejected Washington's appeals to delay the re-registration of Serbian cars, which has led to mass protests and unrest in the Serb-dominated north.

Serbia’s Ananas E-commerce aims to become Amazon of the Balkans

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 7, 2022

Ananas buys up Macedonian online shopping brands as it seeks to bring the online retail experience in developed countries to the Western Balkans.

Nato chief urges Serbia and Kosovo to avoid escalation

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2022

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged Serbia and Kosovo to refrain from any unilateral actions that would trigger an escalation of the situation in northern Kosovo.

Situation in northern Kosovo tense as Serbs abandon state institutions

Valentina Dimitrevska in Skopje November 6, 2022

Serbs formally resigned from state institutions en masse at a rally in Mitrovica North, in protest against Pristina’s insistence on enforcing new rules on car number plates.

EU announces €1bn in grants for Western Balkans, affirms support for enlargement

bne IntelliNews November 3, 2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and top EU officials stress commitment to bringing six Western Balkan countries into the EU.

Serbia reaches €2.4bn stand-by arrangement with IMF

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 2, 2022

New arrangement to help Serbia with emerging external and fiscal financing needs in the current "challenging global economic environment", IMF says.

Serbian army shoots down drone near Kopaonik

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2022

Unmarked drones were spotted over Serbian territory, entering from the direction of Kosovo.

OPINION: Serbia’s Vucic sends the same old message with his new cabinet

Ann Smith in New York November 2, 2022

None of the appointments in Serbia’s new cabinet provided the long-awaited answer to the question of whether the country is going to the East or to the West

BALKAN BLOG: Is a long-term deal in sight for Serbia and Kosovo?

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 2, 2022

Yet another crisis has been temporarily averted in the long-unresolved standoff between Serbia and Kosovo, but can a new deal put forward by France and Germany lead to a permanent fix?

Serbia’s GDP up 1.1% y/y in 3Q22, flash estimate shows

bne IntelliNews October 31, 2022

Serbia’s GDP growth has started to slow following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, after the country made it through the coronacrisis relatively unscathed.

Kosovo delays new rules on car number plates under pressure from EU and US

bne IntelliNews October 29, 2022

Pristina’s requirement that Serbian license plates will have to be replaced with the RKS code angered Serbs in northern Kosovo.