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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    New York morning espresso

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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....

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2013

    CNN affiliate attacks Serbia's new media law

    A CNN affiliate has launched a broadside against the Serbian government over a draft law that it says restricts media...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 4, 2013

    Kosovo election violence a setback for EU plans

    Masked men storming polling stations, assaulting officials and voters and throwing gas bombs; ballot boxes disappearing;...

  25. October 31, 2013

    Serbia champions new pro-European strongman

    Before he popped up this month with a warning that Serbia was close to bankruptcy but pledging to bring in billions of...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 30, 2013

    Tunisia downgraded 2 notches by Fitch

    Tunisia became the third African sovereign to be downgraded by rating agency Fitch in October on Wednesday, alongside Zambia...

  27. October 28, 2013

    Opportunity Bank thrives by thinking small

    With just 0.3 per cent of total assets, Opportunity Bank is but a faint dot on the radar of the Serbian banking universe: it...

  28. October 28, 2013

    Transcript of interview with Serbia president Tomislav Nikolic

    FT: you came from the more nationalist wing of Serbian politics, but have embraced integration with the European Union. Why...

  29. October 28, 2013

    Energy: Serbia’s renewables growth aims to outstrip EU

    Energy security, greater use of renewables and market liberalisation are the three priorities of Serbia’s energy strategy...

  30. October 28, 2013

    Vucic emerges as real power in Serbian government

    Serbia last held general elections barely 18 months ago. But the hottest topic of political debate is whether new elections...

  31. October 28, 2013

    Serbia’s austerity plan shows resolve to push through serious reforms

    Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s deputy prime minister, caused jitters on the financial markets when he warned in a television...

  32. October 28, 2013

    Serbian manufacturing: Cars drive hopes for industrial revival

    Just 14 years ago, the sprawling Zastava car plant in Kragujevac was wrecked by Nato bombs and 150 people were injured. Now,...

  33. October 28, 2013

    Serbia’s technical talent attracts global investors

    Innovative information technology centres developing systems used worldwide, with chillout zones for their young,...

  34. October 28, 2013

    Serbian farmers look for seeds of growth

    Under a churning, twilight October sky, operations at the Pecinci sugar refinery, on the plains about 30 miles west of...

  35. October 28, 2013

    High-tech niches signpost the way to Serbia’s urban rejuvenation

    The approach to Novi Sad from Belgrade is – to say the least – an uninviting experience: local planners, in their wisdom,...

  36. October 28, 2013

    Door marked ‘Brussels’ is Serbia’s only path to prosperity

    On taking office as president of Serbia in May 2012, Tomislav Nikolic sketched a verbal picture to parliament of his nation...

  37. October 28, 2013

    Bad loans cast shadow over sharp rise in Serbian Bank profits

    Ask Veroljub Dugalic, general secretary of the Association of Serbian Banks, why 98 per cent of retail savings are in...

  38. October 28, 2013

    Serbia’s new leaders set sights on EU membership

    Since Yugoslavia started to unravel more than two decades ago, Serbia has spent much of the time in a turbulent search for...

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