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Police: Gruevski fled to Hungary via Albania and Montenegro (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:33:00 +0000)
Since Nikola Gruevski announced that he had left Macedonia, everyone's been wondering how he got to Budapest without a passport. Macedonia has in the meantime issued an arrest warrant for the former prime minister, who has been sentenced to two years in prison for abuse of office during the purchase of an armored Mercedes car, while Gruevski is now seeking political asylum in Hungary.
Russia on Kosovo: "Intl. law, and it must suit Serbs" (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:43:00 +0000)
When it comes to finding a solution for the Kosovo issue, Russia proceeds from international law, and a solution that must suit the people of Serbia. This has been stated by the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.
Merkel pleased with Brexit deal (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:35:00 +0000)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pleased that the negotiators have managed to agree on a draft agreement for Brexit. She told journalists in Potsdam that now the British parliament and MPs of the remaining 27 EU member states are analyzing the deal.
Putin preparing "special package for Serbia" (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:20:00 +0000)
President Vladimir Putin is preparing "a special package for Serbia with at least 20 strategic agreements." And the will all be presented in mid-January (during his visit) in Belgrade.
Kosovo flag saga continues: Spain allows, but India bans (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:19:00 +0000)
After Spain "changed its mind" and allowed athletes from Kosovo to compete on its soil using state symbols, India has announced a ban on such a practice. Both countries do not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence made by ethnic Albanians in 2008, while Serbia considers Kosovo its province and the proclamation a violation of the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
PM attends digitization summit in Sofia (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:06:00 +0000)
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has arrived in Sofia to attend the Startup Europe Summit, which is part of the initiative Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans. The aim of the Digital Agenda is digital transformation and modernisation of public administration, greater cyber security and the improvement of business climate in the region.
Journalists targeted ahead of Curuvija murder ruling (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:46:00 +0000)
Voice of America looks at the latest controversy in the Serbian media space After the front page in the weekly Ilustrovana Politika "The Hounds Have Been Released," and the offensive mention of US Ambassador in Belgrade Kyle Scott, this weekly has taken Ljiljana Smajlovic, a journalist, in its sights, while sanctions by the authorities are missing now, as had been the case the last week.
Car explodes on outskirts of Belgrade (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:51:00 +0000)
There have been no injuries when a car exploded at the entrance to Galenika early on Thursday. Prva TV learned unofficially that an explosive device was placed under a Volvo, that was parked at the time of the accident.
Situation in Kosovo far from safe and stable - FM (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:21:00 +0000)
Serbia has tried to constructively contribute to a solution for Kosovo and and is ready to continue to talk with all interested parties in that spirit. First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said this on November 15 in New York City, at a session of the UN Security Council dedicted to Kosovo.
Kurz invites Western Balkans PMs to Vienna on Nov. 19 (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:51:00 +0000)
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has invited Western Balkans PMs for a working meeting on Monday, November 19, in Vienna. The talks will be attended by the prime ministers of Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the prime minister of the interim institutions in Pristina.
Brnabic attends Berlin ceremonial dinner with Merkel (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:35:00 +0000)
Serbian PM Ana Brnabic attended a ceremonial dinner hosted by the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper in Berlin on Tuesday evening. Merkel and Brnabic "sat at the same table in the ceremonial hall of the German Historical Museum," the agency said.
Largest Serbian flag raised at Nikola Tesla Airport/PHOTOS (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:14:00 +0000)
Belgrade's Nikola Tesla International Airport on Wednesday saw the raising of the largest yet Serbian flag on display, 72 square meters in size. "As a gate to Belgrade and to Serbia, the airport has joined the state's initiative to enliven the cult of the flag," said the airport's executive director, Senka Jelenkovic.
"Joining NATO was Montenegro's most important goal" (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:54:00 +0000)
Prime Minister Dusko Markovic says Montenegro has made a historic step forward by entering NATO and thus fulfilling one of the most important state goals. In that, he said, the support of the United States is undisputed, as is the role of the US-Adriatic Charter A5.
Kremlin discloses what Putin told Thaci (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:09:00 +0000)
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a brief conversation with the president of the interim institutions in Kosovo Hashim Thaci in Paris. Sputnik is reporting this on Wednesday.
Serbian president receives Russian ambassador (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:21:00 +0000)
President Aleksandar Vucic believes Vladimir Putin's visit will be the most fruitful to date in terms of the number and content of agreement which he will sign. Vucic also thanked the Russian Federation and its president for the support they give to the territorial integrity of Serbia and its efforts to find a compromise solution for Kosovo and Metohija.
"Insulted, not humiliatated" - how Serbia fared in France (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:40:00 +0000)
Serbia has not been humiliated,but it is insulted by the seating arrangement during a ceremony in Paris to mark 100 years since the end of WW1. Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said this on Wednesday, referring to the scandal that occurred on Sunday.
I've no intention of welcoming Macron, says ruling party MP (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:57:00 +0000)
Vladimir Djukanovic says he has "no intention" of welcoming Emmanuel Macron in Belgrade unless the French president apologizes to Serbia first. Djukanovic, who is a member of the Serbian National Assembly from the ruling SNS party, posted the following message on Twitter:
Dacic to attend UN Security Council session in New York (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:19:00 +0000)
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will represent Serbia at a UN Security Council session on November 14. A report of the UN Secretary-General on the work of the UNMIK for the period from July 16-October 15 will be examined during the session, the Serbian government has announced.
Serbia to buy USD 30mn worth of military drones from China (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:58:00 +0000)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has confirmed that drones worth USD 30 million will be bought for the Serbian Army from China. Vucic also announced the possibility of expanding military cooperation with that country.
Serbia was "humiliated in Paris," France "messed up" (Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:10:00 +0000)
The protocol of the French President placed President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic outside the official stand during the celebration of the end of WW1 in Paris. The president of Serbia was placed outside the range of television cameras, which is an unacceptable failure, since Serbia in the Great War lost "1.2 million of its children", writes French daily Le Figaro in an article headlined, "The commemoration of November 11: Serbia unjustly humiliated."