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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    New York morning espresso

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

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2014

    Serbia downgraded as election fever mounts

    Recovering growth, a new settlement on Kosovo, real progress with the European Union, generous funding packages from the UAE...

  31. 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...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    January 13, 2014

    Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open

    David Gray/Reuters Novak Djokovic of Serbia signs autographs after his men’s singles match against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia...

  33. December 20, 2013

    David Cameron threatens to veto future EU enlargements

    David Cameron has threatened to veto future enlargements of the EU – including the accession of countries like Serbia and...

  34. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Serbia: EU membership - the hard work starts here

    Just over a decade ago, in the wake of the bloody Yugolsav Wars, Serbia was regarded as a pariah by many European countries....

  35. December 17, 2013

    EU to start membership talks with Serbia in January

    EU ministers on Tuesday agreed formally to begin membership talks with Serbia in January at the start of what is expected to...

  36. beyondbrics

    December 17, 2013

    Serbia: all time low inflation spurs another rate cut

    Serbia’s national bank has delivered an early Christmas present to borrowers with another interest rate cut, its third in...

  37. December 16, 2013

    The bigger picture

    It may not rank up there with Hollywood – or even Bollywood. Nor does it have the renown of the cinema of France, the UK or...

  38. December 11, 2013

    Ukraine and Iran vindicate Ashton’s deft diplomacy

    The best people in Ukraine – the ones who want a decent country, less corrupt, more open – are on the streets again,...

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