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    1. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      China looks to Europe - through the Balkans

      In the pale sunlight of an unseasonably warm December day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

    2. December 5, 2014

      ‘3 Winters’, National Theatre, London — review

      Director Howard Davies’ series of classical Russian dramas in the Lyttelton, staged periodically over the past few years,...

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    1. The Future of the European Union 2012

      Eurozone crisis: many economists believe fiscal union is essential...
    2. Yachts and Marinas

      Well-heeled owners and industry brokers will be reflecting on another tough year for t...
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    1. November 21, 2014

      Wholly family: Tena Stivicic’s ‘3 Winters’ at the National Theatre, London

      There is a picture of Tena Stivicic’s great-grandma on the rehearsal room wall at the National Theatre. But not for...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Croatia's oil and gas tender: a lukewarm response?

      Short of expectations for now but holding out hope for the future. That seems to be the best that can be said of Croatia’s...

    3. October 26, 2014

      President urges Croatians to surmount reform mistrust

      Ivo Josipovic, Croatia’s president, says a widespread mistrust of capitalism in Croatian society is one reason why...

    4. October 13, 2014

      Gradska Kavana, Dubrovnik

      Where: Pred Dvorom 1 Open: 7am-midnight Plug sockets: Yes (inside) WiFi: Yes Price of an espresso: 17kn (€2.25) Privacy...

    5. September 23, 2014

      Yachting reforms fail to trigger seismic shift in Mediterranean charter market

      Recent pro-yachting legislative reforms in Spain and Greece have only partially reignited the superyacht charter market, it...

    6. beyondbrics

      August 29, 2014

      Croatia’s economy shrinks as CEE feels the chill

      Will there be any end to Croatia’s economic travails? The EU’s newest member state has not seen meaningful growth since 2008...

    7. August 7, 2014

      MH17 to cost Munich Re up to €30m

      Munich Re has said that the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine would cost the reinsurer up to €30m, as it warned that the...

    8. August 6, 2014

      World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

      The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

    9. beyondbrics

      July 28, 2014

      Zagreb "enraged" by Hungary's Mol

      A long-running dispute between Croatia and Mol, the Hungarian oil and gas company, over control of Ina, Mol’s Croatian...

    10. Off Message

      July 24, 2014

      How would an independent Scotland join the EU?

      An independent Scotland would not have to join the EU. But most Scots want Scotland to be an EU member. It has been SNP...

    11. beyondbrics

      June 26, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * StanChart warns of 20% profit fall | Emerging markets bank says operating profits for the first six months...

    12. The World

      June 23, 2014

      The EU's new economic laggard

        Croatia's economy is not so sunny The slow, painful healing of the Greek economy after a catastrophic debt crisis raises...

    13. June 16, 2014

      There’s no man like Neymar

      For almost all footballers, playing in a World Cup is daunting. Most take the field just hoping to complete a set task. Only...

    14. The World

      June 12, 2014

      A joyous start, and an Oscar for Brazil

      Brazil 3 (Neymar Jr 29, 71 penalty; Oscar 90) Croatia 1 (Marcelo own goal 11) By Simon Kuper in Sâo Paulo This was the...

    15. June 10, 2014

      Four good reasons to bet against Brazil

      If you had to bet your last £1 on this World Cup, you would put it on Brazil. The hosts – who open the tournament against...

    16. beyondbrics

      June 3, 2014

      Croatian outlook still gloomy as Slovenia brightens

      First quarter GDP figures from Croatia and Slovenia show that the former continues to slide backwards, albeit at a slower...

    17. May 28, 2014

      EU should stop worrying about deflation

      Deflation is the dog that did not bark after the financial crisis. It was a real and present danger in the depths of the...

    18. beyondbrics

      May 21, 2014

      Balkan flood toll climbs as rains abate

      It is the biggest disaster to hit the Western Balkans since the end of the Yugoslav Wars. The worst flooding since records...

    19. May 18, 2014

      Thousands flee worst floods in century in Bosnia and Serbia

      Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in the Balkans this weekend as Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia battled to cope with...

    20. beyondbrics

      May 5, 2014

      Croatian oil & gas: an Adriatic game-changer?

      Croatia’s Adriatic coast is best known for its beautiful mountain scenery, clear blue sea and dozens of charming...

    21. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      Guest post: EU must address energy needs of eastern members

      By Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia Earlier this year, the EU put forward its new energy and climate...

    22. beyondbrics

      April 18, 2014

      Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

      Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 14, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Pro-Russia separatists defy Ukraine deadline | Pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings in...

    24. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2014

      Seeing red over green light for golf in Croatia

      By Guy Norton of bne in Zagreb If there’s a subject guaranteed to provoke impassioned debate in Croatia, it’s golf. Millions...

    25. March 23, 2014

      Peter Long, Tui Travel

      No business sector is more sensitive to crises than travel. They arrive with alarming frequency and when least expected,...

    26. March 9, 2014

      Serbia deserves its EU dream

      Viewed from the Balkans, the revolution in Ukraine and Russia’s military intervention are a vivid reminder of how violent...

    27. The World

      March 6, 2014

      Croatia's EU funds choice: dirty or clean

      Orient Express I was passing through eastern Croatia the other day and found myself in Vinkovci, a pleasant town not far...

    28. March 2, 2014

      Erste Bank: CEE-zure

      It’s magic. At Hogwarts, students learn to transfigure one object into another. After announcing full-year earnings on...

    29. February 3, 2014

      Corruption in the EU costs business €120bn a year, study finds

      Corruption has increased since the sovereign debt crisis hit the eurozone and costs the EU economy about €120bn a year in...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 24, 2014

      Croatia downgraded by S&P: harsh?

      Six years of recession and government “inertia” are taking their toll on the EU’s newest member, according to Standard &...

    31. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2014

      CEE outlook: much like its weather

      The weather in central Europe tends to be unspectacular but not unpleasant; the region’s economic forecasts for 2014 are...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2014

      Guest post: rising stars of the CEE

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank Emerging Europe has led the way so far in 2014 in new eurobond issues, with successful...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2013

      Guest post: reshaping the gas map of central Europe

      By Jarosław Ćwiek-Karpowicz and Dariusz Kałan of PISM The tug-of-war between the European Union and Russia over Ukraine has...

    34. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2013

      The Weekender, December 14

      The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

    35. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2013

      Croatia and Slovenia struggling to make headway

      Croatia’s accession to the European Union on July 1 may have been hugely significant for a country putting years of...

    36. December 8, 2013

      Mol dispute takes another twist with Budapest lawsuit

      The battle between Hungarian oil and gas producer Mol and the Croatian government for control of the Adriatic country’s...

    37. December 6, 2013

      World Cup draw sets the field for football’s big event

      Brazil are to open the 2014 football World Cup with a match against Croatia, the tournament’s organising body Fifa announced...

    38. December 3, 2013

      Brazil’s economy grows less than expected

      It has been a muted start to the holiday season with retail sales easing off in a number of countries, while Brazil’s...

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