Croatia slowly begins to understand that relying on a single sector, such as tourism, is not the best formula for a sustainable development. The share of industry exports in total Croatian exports is among the lowest within the new EU member states.
Hard Brexit could lead to food, fuel and medicine shortages in the United Kingdom, as well as create a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This doesn't bode well for the European Union either.
The global economy is slowing down, largely due to a widespread sense of uncertainty, the main source of which is the continuing US-Chinese trade war. According to the IMF about 70 per cent of the global economy will experience a slowdown this year.
There is an increasingly clear clash between the optimistic assurances of the Russian government that the economic situation is good and the feelings of analysts and ordinary Russians who believe that the situation is bad and could get even worse.