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Monitoring and data – the only approach for proper management of water resources

17.01.22

Prof. Slaven Conevski, Todor Conevski, Prof. Svetislav Krstiq Ph.D. It is not possible to calculate exactly the proper utilization and capacities of the water resources in the country due to the lack of continuous hydrological measurements and monitoring of the...

The economic price of rigorous measures in BiH

Danijal Hadzovic

14.10.20

Danijal Hadzovic This pandemic might be a chance to implement more profound economic reforms that are much needed for the country, and for which the crisis could be a great opportunity. Bosnia and Herzegovina initially decided to fight the coronavirus by introducing...

Hard times for Albania

12.10.20

Ornela Liperi Economic recovery won’t be as easy as expected. Every day there is a traffic jam to enter in Tirana, Albania’s capital. Streets are overcrowded with people running for their daily jobs nor activities. Coffee shops are full almost all the time. There...

Politicians in Kosovo are being obstinate, citizens are suffering

Lirim Gashi

09.10.20

Lirim Gashi Citizens and the economy are the victims of political wars in Kosovo. It is already obvious that the pandemic has not only impacted our health, but has also severely impacted the economy. No state economy around the world is left unaffected by the isolation...

Invisible in the fight against an invisible enemy

07.10.20

Stefan Maric Self-employed persons, workers in precarious employment or in the “shadow economy”, as well as the most socially underprivileged households, are largely left alone again, twisting in the wind. Despite the “economic optimism” of the...

This year was an economic bust for Montenegro

05.10.20

Milos Krivokapic Inadequate measures of the Government of Montenegro led to a 138 million euro decrease in deposits in the period from February to April, mostly affecting private companies, whose liquidity was put on the line, and it also led to another 5,000 people...

The Bulgarian response to the pandemic: Throwing money away

02.10.20

Mila Kisjova It appears that the country is coping well with the pandemic, the reality, however, is much scarier. The general perception is that Bulgaria has put up solid resistance to the coronavirus from a health perspective. However, the same cannot be said of the...

The salvation of the Croatian economy does not lie in the EU, but in fundamentally reforming the entire system

30.09.20

Nikolina Lednicki It’s time for drastic changes. Croatia was well on its way to full recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, which severely shook the economy and caused a wave of layoffs and considerable emigration of young workers. In the meantime, the country...

When healthcare is bad, the economy also suffers

Branimir Jovanovic

28.09.20

Branimir Jovanovic Public health and the economy go hand in hand during a pandemic, so the best way to help the economy in the current crisis is to introduce adequate restrictions to control the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to the biggest economic crisis...