Aleksandar Vučić is the new President of Serbia

Aleksandar Vučić (Franz Johann Morgenbesser, CC BY-SA)

Moving from the UK to Lithuania

No more gambling in Bratislava

Serbia

Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of Serbia, will become the country’s president. This conservative politician got 55 per cent of the vote. As Reuters reports, his “nearest rival” got only 16 per cent (Sasa Janković). Those numbers are only projections of polling groups CRTA and Ipsos, but the data confirms the domination of Vučić.   

Reuters informs Vučić will step into new office in late May. It also points out he will retain his power by controlling his Progressive Party. The agency comments: “Vučić made clear his change of job would not alter the former Yugoslav republic’s geopolitical balance between the European Union, which Vučić wants Serbia to join, and Russia, with which Serbs share their Orthodox Christian faith and Slavic heritage”.

>>More

Lithuania

This is the aftermath of launching Brexit procedures by the government of Theresa May. British companies and global companies operating in the UK start reorganizing their structures and businesses. Global leader in money transfer services, Western Union, announced it will move some of its jobs from British Peterborough (UK) to its Vilnius’ (Lithuania) office. The Baltic Course reports that at the beginning Western Union will shift some 50 jobs from the UK to Lithuania.
Peterborough is a city with a large population of Lithuanian emigrants. Lithuanians working for Western Union there are supposed to be offered jobs in Vilnius. 

>>More

Slovakia

Slovak Spectator reports on new laws introduced by Bratislava’s city authorities. Under the regulations passed on March 30th gambling will be forbidden in Slovakia’s capital. The portal estimates the city will lose some EUR3m per year. At the same time it will win the public space. Casinos will disappear from hotels, shops and from the streets.

The portal informs the discussion on banning gambling in Slovakia’s capital has been ongoing for several months. Some people wanted to keep the gambling industry in Bratislava but under strict regulation, keeping casinos only inside of hotels or shops. But others demanded complete ban.

Slovak Spectator reports Slovak Entertainment and Games Association (AZaH) claims the vote was illegal. AZaH wants to litigate councillors’ decision.

>>More

What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,8018.47 index points Thursday, March 30th to 8,069.34 index points Friday, March 31st. It was up 0.79 per cent d/d and up 20.02 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 32,144.67 index points Thursday, March 30th to 31,634.26 index points Friday, March 31st. It was down 1.59 per cent d/d and up 19.60 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,953.39 index points Thursday, March 30th to 1,989.27 index points Friday, March 31st. It was up 1.84 per cent d/d and up 22.09 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 771.59 index points Thursday, March 30th to 770.32 index points Friday, March 31st. It was down 0.16 per cent d/d and up 25.14 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,118.28 index points Thursday, March 30th to 1,122.20 index points Friday, March 31st. It was up 0.35 per cent d/d and up 15.62 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 563.13 index points Thursday, March 30th to 565.13 index points Friday, March 31st. It was up 0.35 per cent d/d and up 11.17 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 983.67 index points Thursday, March 30th to 981.15 index points Friday, March 31st. It was down 0.26 per cent d/d and up 9.03 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 305.38 index points Wednesday, March 29th to 304.91 index points Friday, March 31st. It was down 0.15 per cent d/d and down 6.28 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 633.04 index points Thursday, March 30th to 633.99 index points Friday, March 31st. It was up 0.15 per cent d/d and up 42.04 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,030.61 index points Thursday, March 30th to 1,042.06 index points Friday, March 31st. It was up 1.11 per cent d/d and up 90.62 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,209.10 index points Thursday, March 30th to 2,175.96 index points Friday, March 31st. It was down 1.50 per cent d/d and up 8.92 per cent y/y.

Share this post

TOP