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Elections in Croatia and Serbia reflect regional diversity

Election outcomes demonstrate diversity of Southeast Europe

Recent elections in Croatia and Serbia once more demonstrated the diversity of Southeast Europe
Policy focus bring two pieces of good news for Croatia

Policy focus behind Croatia’s day of good news

The ECB's positive AQR for Croatian banks and Fitch reaffirming Croatia's investment grade rating with stable outlook underlines the importance of defining long term policy goals and implementing them.

Joining the euro: the fear of inflation is overdone

Fear of inflation when joining the euro is an everpresent, yet overdone sentiment. Many other factors are in play in determining inflation outcomes but the advent of a new currency tends to mask them.

Croatia: Long term factors come into play as GDP growth accelerates

Participation in the EU's single market is driving the integration of local companies into European and global supply chains, gradually increasing absorption of EU is supporting investment, while the reduction in the country's risk profile has seen a return to investment grade status, thus lowering funding costs for the economy. These are all structural, as opposed to cyclical, reasons for optimism Croatia's growth potential.

Croatia and Slovenia: Two natural allies

As neighbouring countries with shared histories, Croatia and Slovenia have much in common. Accession to the EU has deepened these links, which Brexit is likely to strengthen.

How prepared is South East Europe for the next downturn?

The financial crisis of 2008/09 left a large scar on the region. With global economic conditions worsening, how prepared is South East Europe for the next downturn?