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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. beyondbrics

      December 15, 2014

      Guest post: the Serbia-China friendship bridge

      By Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Serbia recently began its accession talks with the EU and is...

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    1. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2014

      Kosovo’s new government: in with the old, in with the new

      Six months and a day after Kosovo’s general election, the country finally has a government. But it is a government of...

    2. December 3, 2014

      Serbia caught between Russia and the west

      Serbia torn between Russia and Europe “Partners for the Future!” proclaim the Gazprom billboards that line the main roads...

    3. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2014

      FirstFt (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Bhopal remembered, Iran strikes Isis and Martin Wolf welcomes oil price fall Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary say they had no...

    4. December 2, 2014

      Anger and dismay as Russia scraps $50bn gas plan

      Eastern European nations reacted with shock and anger to Russia’s decision to abandon South Stream, its $50bn gas pipeline...

    5. November 27, 2014

      Germany acts to counter Russia’s Balkan designs

      Germany is stepping up its engagement in the Balkans amid concerns Russia is seeking to reassert itself beyond Ukraine and...

    6. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Serbia’s IMF deal: can Belgrade grasp the nettle?

      Serbia’s long-awaited new deal with the IMF should bolster investor confidence in the country but the substantial fiscal...

    7. November 12, 2014

      Serbian radical accused of war crimes released by UN court

      A Serbian ultranationalist accused of war crimes in the Bosnian war returned to a hero’s welcome in Belgrade on Wednesday...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2014

      Interview: Serbia's privatisation push on track

      Serbia has received more than 1,700 letters of intent from potential investors for the 502 enterprises that it is lining up...

    9. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. Business Blog

      October 15, 2014

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

      Drones are a useful tool for delivering flags to football pitches, as Albania’s supporters demonstrated on Tuesday night...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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