State Department Report shows low terrorist risk in Western Balkans

Without endorsing the point of view or the conclusions of the State Department report on terrorism we publish its findings as valuable information on the fears and policies of the major superpower. Albania pledged to increase ... More


Albanian economy to feel a limited impact of global financial crisis

IMF experts recently agreed on a resilient macroeconomic outlook where an improved business environment and prudent macroeconomic policies resulted in rapid productivity growth, which in turn permitted an orderly unwinding of ... More


Coordinated action for Eastern Europe by International financial institutions

EBRD, the EIB Group, and the World Bank Group the largest multilateral investors and lenders in Eastern Europe - have pledged to provide up to ¤24.5 billion to support the banking sectors in the region and to fund lending to ... More


Coordinated action for Eastern Europe by International financial institutions

EBRD, the EIB Group, and the World Bank Group the largest multilateral investors and lenders in Eastern Europe - have pledged to provide up to ¤24.5 billion to support the banking sectors in the region and to fund lending to ... More


OECD to show prospects for Turkish economy for 2009

Emerging economies which have been the engine of economic growth,are facing now a severe economic slowdown. Especially the risk of a significant slowdown in capital inflows is higher than ever. The Turkish economy is most ... More


New European presidency to command old European institutions.

The Slovenian precedent cleared the way for other countries from the 2004 enlargement to take the responsibility of E.U. presidency. The Czech Republic seems confident in its new responsibilities although it comes after the ... More


Policy void feeds current turmoil in Athens.

Since the 6th December that a fifteen year old kid was literally murdered by a policeman, Athens and other Greek cities experience a violent wave of riots. Mainly youth from high school and universities participate in these ... More


At Eurochambres initiative report shows Turkish Business unprepared for EU accession

Some days ahead of the release of the European Commission?s “Turkey 2008 Progress Report”, a EUROCHAMBRES/TOBB survey conducted among nearly 3000 Turkish companies shows that Turkish businesses are not yet ready for ... More


Investing in islamic values

Parallel to the greedy business of high finance other kinds of logic have been introduced to the market the last decade concerning the sound character of investments in terms of ethics. Apart from the Social responsibility ... More


Crans Montana Forum

That could be one of the conclusions of the conference on “E.U. Enlargement and Regional Development” held in Sarajevo this week. The low level of Serbian representation to the Forum was certainly a sign in an event ... More


Greenfield investments in Serbia

Greenfield investments are seen as a major (42%) mode of FDI entry in Central and Eastern Europe. This is partly because major privatizations have already been performed, and also because efficiency-seeking investors are ... More


A European pool of Academics is rethinking the future of European integration.

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)organized during the first three days of September in Edinburgh a conference on European Organization with the broad ItemName “ Rethinking the European ... More


Olli Rehn urges Turkey to revitalise its European agenda

The recent calls in Turkey for accelerated modernisation through EU reforms are welcome. These reforms are necessary in order for Turkey to break its cycle of annual political crises. Last year, the crisis was over the ... More


In the image of its President the French Presidency of the European Union for 2008 seems determined and ambitious

“As if everything was at stake”. Reversing the ItemName of the president?s wife album “Comme si de rien n?était” the French presidency has put forward a well prepared agenda in a very determined way. ... More


World bank Report presents growth directives to Western Balkan countries.

A world bank report on the Western Balkans was published in June focusing on the European perspectives of the area. It analyses the present trends and realities and gives its expertise as to the necessary measures that have to be ... More


SEE economies in smooth integration to normality with still higher growth rates in Europe.

A report produced by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies and signed by Vasili Astrov. Economic growth in Central and East European countries (CEECs) in 2007 was driven primarily by strong domestic demand, ... More


SEE economies in smooth integration to normality with still higher growth rates in Europe.

A report produced by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies and signed by Vasili Astrov. Economic growth in Central and East European countries (CEECs) in 2007 was driven primarily by strong domestic demand, ... More


George Mylonas one of the most important figures in Greek business community abducted

Giorgos Mylonas, 49, the president of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece and the chief executive of the aluminium firm Alumil was kidnapped by unknown people last night in Thessaloniki, is the largest aluminium ... More


Developments in Bosnia discussed in the Security Council

International Community's High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia Miroslav Lajcak briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in Bosnia.He said that over the last six months, the situation had improved ... More


Traitors or Patriots?

A breach of trust generally occurs when communication fails. It also happens when motives are dubious or not related to the real issues at stake. The Serbian electoral debate is trapped in such rhetoric that the only issue should ... More