Last week started with cabinet changes in the Macedonian government following the resignation of the minister of education. At the same time, reports from the country are showing 4% growth in industrial production, placing Macedonia ahead of some EU countries in terms of economic recovery.
Orient Express Weekly (13-19 May 2013)
Legal and illegal businesses connecting Balkan countries Legal and political manoeuvring around the case of suspected Balkan drug kingpin Naser Kelmendi continued last week as the Bosnian court froze Kelmendi’s property in the country, including a well-known Sarajevo hotel. The decision is part of the preparations for the expected extradition of Kelmendi who was arrested […]
Orient Express Weekly (15-21 April 2013)
Baroness Ashton of the Balkans On Thursday Serbian PM Ivica Dačić and his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci put their initials on the final text of the agreement on the special status of the Serb municipalities in Kosovo. Last week’s two additional rounds of talks mediated by the EU’s Catherine Ashton resulted in a compromise solution […]