1. (sj, 30 October 2013 22:32)

    hahaha sj, you are indeed a funny guy.
    (Reader, 2 November 2013 18:20)

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  2. SJ,

    Serbia cannot borrow at a lower interest rate than Slovenia or Croatia, that is precisely why she is so desperate to join the EU. Stop blowing smoke as it just plain ridiculous to make such false claims. Here is your chance to prove us wrong by providing some valid sources to back up your b.s. You sound as if you have very little education and/or you don't mind making a fool of yourself publicly
    (Marko K., 1 November 2013 12:37)

    Please don't say that; it can't be accurate. sj can't be uneducated because he has worked for 20 years for a senior government official...
    (icj1, 2 November 2013 03:15)

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  3. Serbia cannot borrow at a lower interest rate than Slovenia or Croatia, that is precisely why she is so desperate to join the EU. Stop blowing smoke as it just plain ridiculous to make such false claims. Here is your chance to prove us wrong by providing some valid sources to back up your b.s. You sound as if you have very little education and/or you don't mind making a fool of yourself publicly
    (Marko K., 1 November 2013 12:37)

    Another deluded Croat who thinks this is 1990. The reasons Serbia is “joining the EU” are far too complex to explain here as there is a word limit.
    About three months ago Moody’s rating agency classified the current issue of Slovenian bonds as junk bonds.
    Croatia has to dispose of all government assets just to pay for the interest on their loans. Zoran Milanovic has said this on a couple of occasions on HTV; just like he said that the bilingual signs are part of an EU agreement that HDZ signed with Brussels and Milanovic is left with having to implement it otherwise NO EU. These are Milanovic’s words not mine.
    I work in the finance industry and it is common knowledge that Croatia is unable to borrow money at say 4% or 5% unless Brussels approves it otherwise its interest rate will be the same as Spain and Greece i.e. very high. Serbia still has the capacity to borrow at a cheap rate until it hits 80% of GDP then up goes the rates.
    Stop believing HDZ propaganda of a mighty Croatia mate, they are robbing you blind.
    (sj, 1 November 2013 23:17)

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  4. (icj1, 31 October 2013 02:40)
    Once again it takes a Serb to educate an ignorant Albanian. The international finanical institutions have not now or previously classified Serbia as a failed state. In fact Serbia can obtain loans at cheap rates today unlike Slovenia or Croatia or dare I mention Kosovo – the first two have a chance of paying small loans back, but Kosovo is not even classified as a viable state in financial circles.
    (sj, 1 November 2013 00:13)


    SJ,

    Serbia cannot borrow at a lower interest rate than Slovenia or Croatia, that is precisely why she is so desperate to join the EU. Stop blowing smoke as it just plain ridiculous to make such false claims. Here is your chance to prove us wrong by providing some valid sources to back up your b.s. You sound as if you have very little education and/or you don't mind making a fool of yourself publicly
    (Marko K., 1 November 2013 12:37)

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  5. (icj1, 31 October 2013 02:40)
    Once again it takes a Serb to educate an ignorant Albanian. The international finanical institutions have not now or previously classified Serbia as a failed state. In fact Serbia can obtain loans at cheap rates today unlike Slovenia or Croatia or dare I mention Kosovo – the first two have a chance of paying small loans back, but Kosovo is not even classified as a viable state in financial circles.
    (sj, 1 November 2013 00:13)

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  6. Let me put it this way. If you had $1 million, would you lend it to someone who has no hope of paying you back and with a 90% chance of never seeing that money again?
    (sj, 30 October 2013 22:32)

    Of course nobody would lend to a failed country like Serbia; precisely because of what you said above - that's a very clear way of explaining the issue that only somebody like you can do :)
    (icj1, 31 October 2013 02:40)

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  7. After reading your posts over the last few years, I doubt the thought of you and your peers laughing really has the sting you intended.
    (pss, 30 October 2013 14:37)

    I gave up trying to be reasonable a long time ago as most of my postings went over people’s heads. For years I have posted that Slovenia and Croatia were subsidised by the EU otherwise they would disappear down the sink hole and today both are doing just that with standards of living dropping faster that a rock in a swimming pool. In Slovenia the people are not demonstrating every week because they have an adundance of the good life.
    No one will invest in Croatia and I mean no one. Slovenia is too small to invest so if tourism brings enough money then good, but it does not so budgets have to be slashed.
    Let me put it this way. If you had $1 million, would you lend it to someone who has no hope of paying you back and with a 90% chance of never seeing that money again?
    Now Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo fall into that category. What are they going to invest in? Industry well you need good roads and plenty of cheap energy, which neither of these countries have in abundance, especially cheap electricity. Now you understand why we have a good laugh.
    (sj, 30 October 2013 22:32)

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  8. serbia is in the toilet already...its just a matter of time until someone flush the toilet lol...i think the sanctions are hitting serbia hard this time..recognize kosovo and watch that ratings goes up ;)
    (eric, 30 October 2013 02:51)

    Well Kosovo is well above Serbia in the ratings so why isn’t it doing better? Why hasn’t the US or EU been banging down door to invest????
    As I said Albanians are a very simple people and believe everything that is written.
    (sj, 30 October 2013 22:17)

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  9. There is a tradition in the office I work where articles like this are pinned to the notice board where we get a good laugh especially when they mention Montenegro, Macedonia or Kosovo.
    Take this listing with a large handful of salt. More western BS.
    (sj, 30 October 2013 01:26)
    After reading your posts over the last few years, I doubt the thought of you and your peers laughing really has the sting you intended.
    (pss, 30 October 2013 14:37)

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  10. serbia is in the toilet already...its just a matter of time until someone flush the toilet lol...i think the sanctions are hitting serbia hard this time..recognize kosovo and watch that ratings goes up ;)
    (eric, 30 October 2013 02:51)

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  11. Being ranked by the World Bank is meaningless. If the World Bank is so happy with Kosovo why doesn’t it invest in there????
    The real litmus test is borrowings. Serbia can obtain loans from international banks at cheap rates while Slovenia and Croatia have to get EU guarantees first before being lent any money – both are now classified in the Junk Bond status. Kosovo could not get a loan for bus fare.
    If Croatia is so much better than Serbia then why hasn’t anyone invested a Euro there? Also why has Slovenian industry left Slovenia but nothing has replaced it? There is a tradition in the office I work where articles like this are pinned to the notice board where we get a good laugh especially when they mention Montenegro, Macedonia or Kosovo.
    Take this listing with a large handful of salt. More western BS.
    (sj, 30 October 2013 01:26)

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  12. Kosovo u top 10 biznis reformatora

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    (Avni, 30 October 2013 00:35)

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  13. "Macedonia is the best-ranked (25th position), being among the states that made the greatest progress in this year's report, followed by Slovenia (33th), Montenegro (44th), Croatia (89th) and Albania (90th)."
    ...and Kosovo (86th). Funny how B92 left Kosovo out ...hmmm
    (blue and gold, 29 October 2013 22:27)

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  14. I find this depressing... the government should do something..
    (Dan, 29 October 2013 19:48)

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  15. B92, why didn't you mention Kosovo is this article? Kosovo is ranked 86th out of 189 countries in the World Bank's Doing Business List for 2014. This puts Kosovo seven places ahead of Serbia.

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    (Ian, UK, 29 October 2013 19:27)

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