Croatia's prime minister announced today new health and education ministers in a mini-reshuffle of the government, following speculation in the media over the last couple of days, including a possibility of separating science and education sectors into Read more [...]
A common theme threads through the European Commission's recommendations for 2014-2015 to Balkan member states, issued yesterday (2 June). It points out the high percentage of youth unemployment and poor access to quality vocational education, calling Read more [...]
The European Commission adopted a series of economic policy recommendations to individual member states today (2 June) to strengthen the economic recovery. The recommendations included the need "to preserve growth-enhancing expenditure in education, Read more [...]
There is little information about how the new Eurasian Economic Union may affect scientists in Belarus and Kazakhstan, which entered a closer economic union with Russia this week (29 May). The backdrop to the agreement is two major forces, the Read more [...]
The severe floods that hit Balkan countries this month, said to be worst in 100 years, have not spared research infrastructure. On May 14th, the research center at the Institute of Vegetable Crops in Smederevska Palanka, in Serbia, started evacuating Read more [...]
A public debate on science agenda of the EU parliament candidates has largely bypassed Croatia. The manifestos of the key parties had little to offer, too. The coalition that is in power, dominated by the social democrats (SDP), says they will focus their Read more [...]
A physicist has been appointed as Serbia's minister of education, science and technological development, raising hopes that the tide might be turning for the country's ailing research sector. Srđan Verbić, 43, takes up the position after being appointed Read more [...]
Most Western Balkan countries may be investing 50% more money into research and development (R&D) than official figures suggest, according to Djuro Kutlača, head of the Science and Technology Policy Research Centre at the Mihajlo Pupin Institute, Read more [...]
The WBC-INCO.NET, a project funded under the seventh EU research Framework Programme, has come a long way since it started in 2008. The list of achievements, deliverables and specific outcomes alone could easily take up the space of this article: during Read more [...]
One of the world’s youngest nations, Kosovo, has been trying in vain to lure top researchers in its diaspora back to the war-torn country of just over two million. Its €600,000 fund (about US$829,000) aims to rebuild research and teaching capacity Read more [...]
The Macedonian government has launched a Fund for Innovation and Technology Development, aimed at boosting R&D activity at small and medium-sized businesses. The fund is financed by a loan from the World Bank to the tune of €8 million over the Read more [...]
Macedonia, a country of just over 2 million people, held the first round of its presidential elections yesterday (13 April) with the next round scheduled for later this month. The small, landlocked nation in South-East Europe has some 1,000 full time Read more [...]
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