Zoran Janković

"Serbia's no worse than Bulgaria, deserves to join EU ASAP"

Serbia will join the EU in four years, in 2021 or 2022, and deserves to be a member of that community, say the mayor of Slovenia's capital Ljubljana.

In an interview for Serbia' Biznis magazine, cited by Beta on Wednesday, Zoran Jankovic said that he "does not want to insult anyone - but if EU accessions are looked at historically, in what way is Serbia worse than, say, Bulgaria?"

Nikolic to begin two-day visit to Slovenia

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Thursday begins a two-day official visit to Slovenia, where he will meet with the country's top officials.

President Nikolic will on Thursday meet with Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Parliament Speaker Milan Brglez and Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Ljubljana, and then also with the mayor of the Slovenian capital, Zoran Jankovic.

Croatia’s Agrokor Takes Over Slovenian Rival

Agrokor is to buy a 53.1 percent stake in the Slovenian food retailer Mercator for a price of 86 euro per share, media reported on Thursday.

From the money paid by Agrokor, shareholders will receive 325 million euro, Mercator subcontract suppliers 20 million euro, while the rest will go directly to the Slovenian company, which to finance its bank loans.

Slovenian Prime Minister Resigns, Calls for Early Elections

Slovenia’s Prime Minister has announced her resignation and pressed lawmakers to call early parliamentary elections next month.

Alenka Bratusek, a 44-year-old financial expert, has announced stepping down Saturday after 13 months as the country's Prime Minister, and has officially resigned, Monday.