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    1. beyondbrics

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      Serbian Albanian détente postponed, not cancelled, after footballing farce

      The last time an Albanian prime minister visited Belgrade, the Iron Curtain was just descending across Europe, rock and roll...

    2. October 15, 2014

      Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin with military parade

      Serbia will on Thursday roll out the red carpet for Russian president Vladimir Putin, greeting him with its first military...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 15, 2014

      At arm’s length

      Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg An employee inspects an M21 assault rifle, manufactured by Zastava Arms, in the showroom at the...

    2. Business Blog

      October 15, 2014

      Could Amazon plus Uber be the click-and-collect dream combo?

        Amazon's Pass My Parcel same-day service will use newsagents as collection points  © Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images...

    3. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: Montenegro is proving its commitment to Euro-Atlantic values

      By Milo Đukanović, president of the Government of Montenegro Although Montenegro is one of the smallest of the Balkan...

    4. beyondbrics

      September 30, 2014

      Serbia's PM promises austerity but cuts are limited

      Serbia’s prime minister has criticised his country’s culture of state handouts and its bloated public sector, vowing to...

    5. September 18, 2014

      The tree that recharges your phone

      Milena Ristovic, a secondary school teacher in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, suffers from a complaint common to millions...

    6. 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...

    7. beyondbrics

      August 1, 2014

      Serbia’s economy slides back into negative territory after floods

      After the deluge, the contraction. Serbia’s economy shrank by 1.1 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter after the...

    8. July 6, 2014

      Federer lets Djokovic win one

      Since the start of this year’s Wimbledon Roger Federer has been wearing shoes marked with the number seven, the number of...

    9. July 4, 2014

      Countdown to the first world war

      July Crisis: The World’s Descent into War, Summer 1914, by TG Otte, Cambridge University Press, RRP£25/$29.99, 555 pages The...

    10. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2014

      Serbia: not bankrupt, yet

      Vucic spreads his message of doom Could Serbia become the Greece of the Danube and go bankrupt within a year, just as other...

    11. The World

      June 19, 2014

      Spain: Few ideas and no excuses

      Spain’s forward Fernando Torres after Spain lost their Group B World Cup football match against Chile Credit: Getty By now,...

    12. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      Serbia cuts rates unexpectedly fast in wake of flooding, ECB action

      Serbia’s central bank cut its key policy rate by 50 basis points on June 13, twice the reduction expected and another bold...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      May 27, 2014

      Rain stops play at the French Open

      Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters Workers sweep water off tarpaulin as rain interrupts the men’s singles match between Novak Djokovic...

    14. 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...

    15. May 19, 2014

      Start-ups in central and eastern Europe are finding help from new initiatives

      At Serbia’s Zvezdara science and technology park, a 21-hectare concrete and glass complex on the outskirts of Belgrade,...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      May 19, 2014

      Flooded city in Serbia

      AFP/Getty Images The flooded city of Obrenovac, 40 km from Belgrade. At least 34 people have died and tens of thousands have...

    17. 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...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      May 16, 2014

      Bosnian flood

      Dado Ruvic/Reuters Asim Skopljak talks on a mobile phone as he walks near a car stranded in mud on a street that was hit by...

    19. beyondbrics

      May 16, 2014

      Guest post: Serbia’s privatisation may not run smooth

      By Adam Ereli, US ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain A political earthquake shook Serbia on March 16, 2014. The Serbian...

    20. The World

      May 9, 2014

      The hidden threats in Russia's Eurovision song

      The Tolmachevy Sisters (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) The politics of the Eurovision Song Contest are, as a rule, reassuringly...

    21. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2014

      Guest post: Serbia is poised for a new future

      By Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of Serbia A 19th Century American theologian and anti-slavery campaigner once wrote: “A...

    22. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      The South Stream "pipeline" and Bulgarian syntactical gymnastics

      When is a pipeline not a pipeline? When it’s a highly-controversial Russian energy project that would cut Ukraine out of the...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      April 22, 2014

      Holocaust Remembrance Day in Belgrade

      Darko Vojinovic/AP A Serbian military honor guard pay homage to the victims of the Holocaust at a monument in World War II...

    24. March 21, 2014

      Sarajevo: the crossroads of history

      “Sophie, Sophie, don’t die! Stay alive for the children,” the dying Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand urged his wife as she...

    25. beyondbrics

      March 17, 2014

      Vucic landslide sets up sweeping Serbia reforms

      A landslide win for the ruling party in Sunday’s Serbian election provides a mandate for sweeping reforms including...

    26. March 17, 2014

      Serbia’s election winner Aleksandar Vucic promises reforms

      Serbia’s next government will set itself a target of mid-July for passing some of the most ambitious economic liberalisation...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      March 14, 2014

      Blankets in Belgrade

      Andrej Isakovic/AFP A woman hangs a red blanket out of her window in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbs will vote in snap polls on...

    28. beyondbrics

      March 12, 2014

      Former gangster hangout offers hope for Serbian tourism

      On January 15, 2000, 23-year-old Dobrosav Gavric strode into the lobby of Belgrade’s InterContinental hotel, pulled out a...

    29. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Hunt for mystery air passengers intensifies | As search for Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared...

    30. March 10, 2014

      Survey points to Vucic triumph in Serbia parliamentary elections

      Aleksandar Vucic is expected to lead his conservative Progressive party to victory in Serbia’s parliamentary elections on...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2014

      London morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Poor China exports data damp Asia mood | Bourses fall in response to weak trade figures from the world’s...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 1, 2014

      The Weekender, March 1

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

    35. February 28, 2014

      More than 100 arrested in international fraud crackdown

      Criminal gangs who trick investors into buying worthless shares have been rounded up in the largest international crackdown...

    36. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2014

      Ukraine a setback in China's eastern Europe strategy

      Just three months ago, China was in diplomatic overdrive to establish a grand plan for economic and political cooperation...

    37. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2014

      Serbia's PM promises much but obstacles loom

      Serbia could privatise up to 100 state-owned companies and enact wide-ranging reform of the business environment if the...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2014

      Snap poll threat overshadows Serbia's EU victory

      Ivica Dacic (left) with José Manuel Barroso, EC president By Harriet Salem of bne Serbia may have opened its EU accession...

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