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May 21 2015

In need of a final solution: property rights in Albania

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While Albania continues its saga of economic and legal reforms and prepares to join the European Union, issues around property rights remain one of the major barriers that impede the integrated economic development of the country. Despite periodic mentions in … Continue reading

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Mar 19 2015

Croatia’s economy under Milanović: recession and policy response

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Milanović’s government in Croatia has entered its final year. Its decision to continue with the previous government’s policy of fiscal consolidation has overshadowed the initial aim to boost investment – to dismal consequences, argues LSEE’s Will Bartlett. The only hope … Continue reading

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Nov 11 2014

Changing global business trends and Serbia’s obsolete strategy for attracting foreign investment

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“At the micro level there seem to be many ideas, energy and creativity in every corner of Serbia. Yet, the country is stuck with an obsolete macro development model and lack of credibility from the international community”. Sonja Avlijaš discusses the … Continue reading

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Sep 12 2014

New privatisation wave: Serbia has enough mistakes to learn from

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Unlike established market economies, in countries undergoing transition privatisation manifests itself as a large-scale property transfer and involves long-term consequences that can make or break their economies. Societal and political changes depend indirectly – though very closely – upon the way … Continue reading

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Jul 31 2014

Russia sanctions: Balkan countries react

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Montenegro and Serbia’s strong economic ties with Russia are today sitting at odds with their respective bids to join Western institutions – as the war in Ukraine has left these countries with no other option than to take sides. How are … Continue reading

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Apr 8 2014

A new Balkan tragedy? The case of microcredit in Bosnia

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“The microcredit lobby got poverty wrong: it is not about supply, it is about demand”, argues Milford Bateman, Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Juraj Dobrila, Pula, Croatia. The results of Bateman’s research were presented at the second conference of the … Continue reading

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