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Sanir and Sandro host the The Balkan Talks podcast, which aims to inform listeners on the topics of business, economic development, research and related fields in the Western Balkans region. Every episode a guest is invited to talk about his or her experiences with the Western Balkans. By sharing insight and knowledge, we hope that our listeners will learn something about the Western Balkans region and will be motivated to do their own further research for business or other cooperations.

Sanir and Sandro host the The Balkan Talks podcast, which aims to inform listeners on the topics of business, economic development, research and related fields in the Western Balkans region. Every episode a guest is invited to talk about his or her experiences with the Western Balkans. By sharing insight and knowledge, we hope that our listeners will learn something about the Western Balkans region and will be motivated to do their own further research for business or other cooperations.
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Sanir and Sandro host the The Balkan Talks podcast, which aims to inform listeners on the topics of business, economic development, research and related fields in the Western Balkans region. Every episode a guest is invited to talk about his or her experiences with the Western Balkans. By sharing insight and knowledge, we hope that our listeners will learn something about the Western Balkans region and will be motivated to do their own further research for business or other cooperations.

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English

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31642892366


Episodes

Episode 8: Entrepreneurial Mindset with Amir Sabirovic

8/30/2019
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In the 8th episode of The Balkan Talks we invited AI specialist, speaker, motivator, entrepreneur and manager Amir Sabirovic, to talk with him about his life and career. During the episode we focus on his life and mindset as an entrepreneur. Ever since he was little Amir has been looking into ways to improve his life, standards, knowledge and experience and he has brought that mindset with him throughout his adulthood and career. He shares with us his vision of entrepreneurship and what it...

Duration:00:44:19

Episode 7: The WBBG Special with Sanir and Sandro

7/30/2019
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In the seventh episode of The Balkan Talks, your hosts Sanir and Sandro take the time during the quiet summer months to tell you more about the Western Balkans Business Group (WBBG), the company behind The Balkan Talks. Next to hosting The Balkan Talks, Sanir and Sandro are also the Managing Partners of WBBG, where they engage in doing business with the Western Balkans on a daily basis. During the episode, we try to tell you more about what we do at the company, what we have learned about...

Duration:00:50:30

Episode 6: Opportunities in Albania's Garment Industry with Veerle Luiting

6/28/2019
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In the sixth episode of The Balkan Talks we speak with Veerle Luiting about Albania, her experiences in the garment industry of the country and what somebody can generally expect from Albania. Veerle has a background in sustainable fashion and business development and has a lot of interest in Albania. She has lead a number of projects related to the Albanian garment industry and has gotten to know the local factories and economy better than most other foreign entrepreneurs. During this...

Duration:00:48:29

Episode 5: Youth Empowerment with Dino Karajic (Mr. Slavic)

5/29/2019
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In the fifth episode of The Balkan Talks, we discuss youth empowerment with Dino Karajic, also known through his online handle, Mr. Slavic. Dino is an entrepreneur, IT consultant and Youtuber. During this episode he shares his views on how to empower, motivate and stimulate youth in the Western Balkans. We come to the conclusion that there are more opportunities in the Western Balkans than most people realise, despite the potential difficulties that people in the region might be facing....

Duration:00:48:20

Episode 4: EU Elections and Policy with Andreas Zenthöfer

4/24/2019
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In the fourth episode of The Balkan Talks we invite Andreas Zenthöfer to speak with about the upcoming EU parliament elections. Andreas is the Head of Sector Political Reporting & Policy Analysis. He is part of the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands. As such, he is stationed in The Hague. Furthermore, Andreas represents D66, a Dutch political party which also has a presence in the EU parliament. EU citizens are expected to be able to vote between 23rd and 26th of...

Duration:00:49:22

Episode 3: The Potential for Tourism with Julian Buijzen

3/29/2019
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In the third episode of The Balkan Talks, we sit down with Julian Buijzen, a journalist currently working with NOS and L1 (news outlets in The Netherlands). Julian has developed a love for the Balkans through his travels and work, and has some interesting opinions and views to share on the region. In this light-hearted episode, we talk to him about his views on the potential for tourism in the region, the do's, don'ts and we share some of our own experiences as well.

Duration:00:41:26

Episode 2: Brain Drain and Stability with Adi Cerimagic

2/26/2019
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The second episode of The Balkan Talks brings us to Brussels, where we got the opportunity to speak with Adi Cerimagic, a member of the European Stability Initiative (ESI). Adi travels all over Europe to speak at congresses, forums and panels about his research on the Western Balkan region. His ongoing research on the region has allowed him access to policy makers across the EU and the Western Balkans and thus given him valuable information on the topics of EU policy for the Western...

Duration:00:42:31

Episode 1: Outsourcing IT with Amer Grgic

1/28/2019
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In the very first episode of The Balkan Talks we have Amer Grgic as guest, sharing his views and experience on outsourcing in the Western Balkans region. Amer is CTO of Tevreden.nl, a Dutch customer satisfaction research company that relies on its software application to provide their services to clients. The production of this application happened in Serbia, and is still going strong today. Amer has set up and managed this process from the beginning and shares his insights on the process....

Duration:00:46:13