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"Serbia-Croatia important for stability of region" (Tue, 21 May 2019 14:47:00 +0000)
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic spoke on Tuesday with Croatian Ambassador Gordan Bakota about the situation in the region and the bilateral relations. Brnabic pointed out that the relations between Serbia and Croatia are important for the stability of the region, and that, consequently, it is necessary to improve the dialogue and intensify cooperation in resolving open issues.
IMF fails to get government to hike price of electricity (Tue, 21 May 2019 13:28:00 +0000)
Finance Minister Sinisa Mala confirmed on Tuesday that the issue of increasing the price of electricity in Serbia has been discussed with IMF representatives. However, he told a joint news conference in Belgrade, no agreement has been reached.
Vucic comments on Quint's statement: "Stupidest thing ever" (Tue, 21 May 2019 12:27:00 +0000)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says he was surprised by a statement issued by "Quint" countries after local elections in northern Kosovo and Metohija. Speaking in Novi Sad on Tuesday, Vucic was referring to the reaction of the US, Germany, Italy, the UK, and France to the voting that took place in four Serb municipalities on Sunday, with the Serb List emerging as the winner.
"Russia will always support Serbia - especially on Kosovo" (Tue, 21 May 2019 11:22:00 +0000)
President Aleksandar Vucic has received Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation's State Duma. They met in Belgrade and discussed further development of Serbia-Russia cooperation in all areas, the president's press service announced on Tuesday.
PM praises Chinese company's performance in Serbia (Tue, 21 May 2019 10:50:00 +0000)
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic spoke on Monday with representatives of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC). According to the government, they discussed projects that the Serbian government is implementing with this Chinese company, which successfully operates in 157 countries of the world.
Serbia introduces life imprisonment for gravest crimes (Tue, 21 May 2019 09:22:00 +0000)
Members of the Serbian National Assembly (people's deputies) on Tuesday adopted amendments to the country's Criminal Code. The amendments abolish jail sentences of 30 and 40 years - until now the most severe legal penalty for the gravest crimes - and introduces life imprisonment instead.
Greeks start patrolling sky over North Macedonia (Tue, 21 May 2019 08:53:00 +0000)
By flying over North Macedonia for two hours, Greek planes have carried out the initial test flights in order to start patrolling the airspace of that country. North Macedonia-based Plus Info website is reporting on Tuesday that the goal of the flyovers was to check the communication and radar coverage of the North Macedonia airspace.
FSB warns about "5,000 terrorists" at border (Tue, 21 May 2019 08:04:00 +0000)
"Islamic State" has brought some 5,000 terrorists to northern Afghanistan, i.e., to the border of former Soviet republics in central Asia. Russia's Federal Security Service, FSB, has warned about this.
"Western countries found strange way to congratulate Serbs" (Tue, 21 May 2019 07:10:00 +0000)
Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Marko Djuric thinks the "Quint's" statement was as "a strange way to congratulate on a clean and convincing victory." The "Quint" countries are the US, Germany, Italy, the UK, and France, and their statement concerned Sunday's local elections in four Serb municipalities in northern Kosovo, won by the Serb List.
Minister to NATO: Apologize for everyone you killed (Mon, 20 May 2019 14:49:00 +0000)
Aleksandar Vulin expects NATO to apologize not only for the civilian victims of its 1999 bombing of Serbia, but also for each police officer and soldier. The defense minister spoke to journalists on Monday, during a wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in Belgrade dedicated to Guard soldiers and patients killed in a NATO airstrike against the KBC Dragisa Misovic hospital.
Wages could grow further, president says after IMF meeting (Mon, 20 May 2019 13:50:00 +0000)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Monday in Belgrade met with an IMF delegation led by mMission head Jan Kess Martijn. On this occasion, representatives of the international institution confirmed a stable GDP growth projection of 3.5 percent for 2019 and four percent for 2020.
Djuric is banned from Kosovo; "Pristina is nervous" (Mon, 20 May 2019 12:45:00 +0000)
Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric say the provisional institutions in Pristina prevented him from visiting Lesak on Monday. Djuric was to deliver assistance to local Serbs in this community in Kosovo and Metohija.
Is Serbia preparing counter-resolution for Pristina? (Mon, 20 May 2019 11:51:00 +0000)
Milovan Drecun has announced the possibility of Serbia's counter-resolution, in response to Pristina's recent resolution accusing Serbia of "genocide." Drecun (SNS), who chairs the National Assembly's Committee on Kosovo and Metohija, told Prva TV on Monday that he would discuss holding a special session dedicated to Albanian crimes in Kosovo with the Assembly's president.
"GDP per capita to reach USD 10,400 in 2023" (Mon, 20 May 2019 11:16:00 +0000)
The standard of living of Serbian citizens will be increasingly higher, according to Finance Minister Sinisa Mali. This is true because according to the IMF and World Bank projection our country will this year have GDP growth of at least 3.5 percent.
"North Macedonia might overtake Serbia on EU path" (Mon, 20 May 2019 10:17:00 +0000)
EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn has repeated that countries cannot join the EU without solving bilateral problems. Hahn, who is in charge of enlargement negotiations and neighborhood policy, at the same time stressed that North Macedonia is "a positive example in the region that problems can be resolved."
Conference to gather leading global thinkers in Belgrade (Mon, 20 May 2019 09:21:00 +0000)
The WORLD.MINDS conference will be held on May 23 at the National Theater in Belgrade. The government announced the event, saying it was "a prestigious gathering of the world's leading innovators, scientists, business leaders and artists, who will present the ideas of the new age in an inspirational way."
Mogherini must do much more, says EP official (Mon, 20 May 2019 08:31:00 +0000)
EP committee for cooperation with Serbia chairman Eduard Kukan believes that inclusion of Russia and the US in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue would end it. The EU and its foreign policy chief had to show much more firmness and determination in the enlargement process and, above all, in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina; the lack of leadership was particularly striking in the absence of a response to Pristina's unacceptable taxes (on goods from central Serbia), he told Vecernje Novosti.
Corridor 10's southern arm completed in Serbia (Mon, 20 May 2019 07:38:00 +0000)
The southern arm of Corridor 10 on the route through Grdelica Ggorge was officially opened on Saturday. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, President Aleksandar Vucic, members of the Serbian government, and Chairman of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency Milorad Dodik.
Serb List wins in all four municipalities in North Kosovo (Mon, 20 May 2019 07:06:00 +0000)
Candidates for mayors from the Serb List won on Sunday in early local elections all four municipalities in northern Kosovo and Metohija. They won more votes with higher turnout than in the 2017 local elections, Tanjug said it received confirmation from that political organization.
SPC reiterates: Kosovo is integral part of Serbia (Fri, 17 May 2019 15:07:00 +0000)
The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the SPC has confirmed its "unanimous and unequivocal" position from previous meetings regarding Kosovo and Metohija. And the Serbian Orthodox Church's position is that Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia's sovereign territory.