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.
- Montenegro PM ‘Feels Safe’ After Alleged Coup PlotPrime Minister Milo Djukanovic said he feels safe even though the Serbian government claimed it had intelligence showing that the Montenegrin premier had been under threat from alleged coup plotters.
- Bosnian Serbs Make Concession on Disputed HolidayMPs in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity voted to make the entity’s annual holiday a secular event, after the state Constitutional Court ruled it unlawful, saying it discriminated against non-Orthodox Christians.
- Romanian Liberals Back PM for New TermLeaders of the National Liberal Party, the second-largest party in parliament, unanimously nominated technocratic PM Dacian Ciolos for a new term, but he insisted they must support his reform ideas.
- Croatia Ex-President Warns of Plan to Break Up BosniaFormer Croatian President Stjepan Mesic warned that Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Croat leaders are cooperating over a shared aim of breaking up Bosnia and Herzegovina, which could lead to war.
- US-Russian Tensions Expose Divide Inside BulgariaWorsening conflict between the US and Russia is adding to confusion over Bulgaria's foreign policy, and highlighting a historic divide between fans and foes of ‘Grandfather Ivan’.
- Medical Exodus Leaves Serbian Health System BleedingThe public health system in Serbia is under growing pressure as health workers stream out of the country in search of better jobs abroad, health trade unions say.
- Syria Returnee Wants to Help Kosovo’s Would-be WarriorsAlbert Berisha, who returned to Kosovo after briefly joining fighters in Syria, has set up an NGO to help other returnees - and those mulling following the path that he once took.
- Pavo Barisic, New Croatian Minister Dogged by his PastNew Croatian minister Pavo Barisic will have to hit the ground running and fend off the slew of accusations being made against him.
- Bulgaria, Romania Still Hope Canada Lifts VisasWhile a Belgian region holds up the EU’s CETA deal with Canada, Romanians and Bulgarians hope to end visa requirements with Canada regardless of the outcome.
- Crimea Officials Tout for Business in SerbiaA delegation from the region controversially annexed by Russia is visiting Serbia and urging businesses to invest despite EU sanctions.
- Arabic Courses Boom in Suburb of Bosnian CapitalArabic language courses are thriving in parts of Sarajevo that have seen an influx of cash, businesses and tourists from the Gulf states.
- Serbia Eyes Benefits of Scrapping Visas with ChinaThe proposed abolition of visas between Serbia and China would provide a major boost to the Serbian economy and to tourism if it passed, experts agree.