We provide our clients with in-depth analysis of political, security and economic developments in the Balkans, both region-wide and country specific but always tailored to their needs. With our network of analysts embedded throughout the region and immersed in the latest information at its source, we not only explain to our clients specific events but also provide foresight regarding risks and opportunities.
BIRN Consultancy handles a wide range of corporate investigations and integrity due diligence cases. Our clients come to us when considering a new business relationship or when they are worried about an existing one running into problems. We answer their questions but also point out issues which they might have missed.
Whether our clients are entering a new market, expanding existing projects or exploiting other opportunities, we help them make informed decisions in uncertain political, regulatory and commercial conditions. Irrespective of whether our clients need to understand the wider business environment, a specific sector or map key decision makers, we carry out research and provide analysis based on their needs.
Sometimes the needs of our clients require a mix of all of our services or relate to a niche problem that does not fall neatly into any of the above categories. Some problems require multi-jurisdictional investigations and analysis. Whatever the brief, we can assemble the most relevant expertise to provide answers for our clients based on their needs.
- New Bomb Attack Shocks Kosovo BroadcasterKosovo's public broadcaster has condemned the bomb attack on the home of the station's director and blamed it in part on the opposition Vetevendosje party - which denied any role.
- Kosovo President: Missing Persons are a ‘Grave Wound’Ahead of the International Day of the Disappeared, Kosovo’s president and human rights organisations called for the urgent resolution of the issue of the 1,666 people still missing from the 1990s war.
- Fewer Romanians Missing After Italian QuakeThe number of Romanians deemed missing following the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, has fallen to four after ten were found alive, leaving a death toll of 11.
- Violent Protest Against Kosovo Serbs CondemnedPristina and Belgrade officials condemned violent protests by Albanians who prevented Kosovo Serbs from visiting an Orthodox church in the western Kosovo village of Mushtisht/Mustiste.
- Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s KalemegdanIt might be one of Belgrade’s most visited tourist attractions, but the city’s great park holds many secrets.
- Ziadin Sela: Champion of a ‘Binational Macedonia’As leader of a new Albanian party and mayor of an ethnically-mixed town, Sela’s speeches, including calls for non-territorial federalism in Macedonia, have frequently sparked controversy.
- Belgrade’s Ancient Crafts GuardiansA traditional shoe-making shop is finding a way to survive and thrive in the modern world. Now, a fourth generation of the family is preparing to take the reins.
- Denis Zvizdic: Loyal Party Soldier Tipped for the TopSpeculation is rife that Zvizdic, chairman of Bosnia’s Council of Ministers and loyal SDA party soldier, harbours state-level presidential ambitions.
- Bosnian Banks Give Interest-Free Loan to FederationLocal commercial banks provided a loan to Bosnia's cash-strapped Federation entity with a negative interest rate as officials sought to plug holes in the budget.
- Bad Roads Blamed for Macedonia-Kosovo Trade DecreaseThe promised but as yet unbuilt highway stretch that would link Macedonia and Kosovo is taking a costly toll on Macedonian companies as trade between the two countries plummets.
- Serbian Unions Seek Higher Minimum WageThe Serbian government, employers and several unions are negotiating a new minimum wage level, but the proposed rise has already been described by one independent union as an ‘insult’.
- Russians Dominate Foreign Ownership of Montenegrin CompaniesDespite Montenegro’s cooling relations with Moscow, every third foreign-run company in the tiny Adriatic country is owned by Russians, the state statistical agency said.