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.
BIRN Consultancy is an analysis, advisory and corporate investigation consultancy with a regional focus on the Balkans. Unlike our competitors, we are based in the Balkans, in close proximity to the variety of information that our clients need to navigate the web of complexity that the region represents from a political, business, regulatory and compliance point of view. Uniquely, our team of analysts and experts combines a mix of deep local knowledge together with an understanding of the needs and best practices of our clients based outside the region.
- Videos 'Prove' Croatia Forcibly Expelling Migrants, Watchdog SaysA Croatian watchdog organization on Sunday published video material that it says proves that the Croatian police systematically and violently expel migrants and refugees from the country on border with Bosnia.
- Opposition Protesters Demand 'Fair' Election in SerbiaSeveral thousand demonstrators marched on Saturday evening in a new protest demanding fair and free elections in Serbia.
- Croatia Reduces Yugoslav Spy Chief's Jail SentenceZagreb County Court has decided to convert the life sentence given by a Munich court to the former Yugoslav State Security Service official Josip Perkovic to 30 years in prison.
- Bosnian Serb Ex-Fighters Cleared of Murdering FamilyFormer fighters Milorad Radakovic and Goran Pejic were acquitted on appeal of killing five members of a family in the village of Tukovi near Prijedor in June 1992.
- Romanian Language Takes Root in Moldova’s GagauziaA Romanian-language school in Moldova’s autonomous Gagauzia region says enrollment is rising, helping to break down barriers.
- Serbian Guns Have Consequences for Balkans and BeyondSerbia’s military industry build-up brings money and has the potential to reshape the country´s strategic position in the Balkans – although it also creates the danger of a regional arms race.
- Donbass Brothers: How Serbian Fighters Were Deployed in UkraineSerbs carried out combat and counter-intelligence missions for several pro-Russia paramilitary units including the notorious Wagner group of mercenaries, BIRN has learned.
- Moldova Opposition Slates Romania’s Support for ‘Oligarch’ PlahotniucPro-European opposition parties have accused Romania’s government of backing a corrupt regime in Moldova – and of blocking the release of a damning international report on democratic failings in the country.
- Macedonia Eyes Modest Windfall From Kosovo-Serbia FeudMacedonia’s business community and government say the custom tax battle between Serbia and Kosovo may help some of their exporters in the short term – but add that they don't want politics interfering with free trade in the region.
- Serbian Tech Firms Look Abroad for StaffUnable to recruit enough programmers and engineers at home, Serbia’s booming tech industry is increasingly reliant on international hires.
- Romanians Splash Their Cash on Black FridayRomanians empied their wallets on Friday with the country's biggest retailer eMag, which launched the campaign in 2011, reporting sales of 63 million euros by midday.
- Global Website Hails Albanian Village as Hot DestinationThe village of Ksamil in southern Albania was the only Balkan destination to make it into booking.com’s latest top ten must-see places.