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Serbian PM on working visit to Brussels (Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:10:00 +0000)
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic will arrive in Brussels tomorrow for a working visit to Brussels, the Serbian government has announced. Brnabic was invited by EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and European Commission Vice President Federica Mogherini.
Minister to citizens: Do not fear GMOs (Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:23:00 +0000)
Serbian citizens have no reason for fear in case of any changes to regulations on marketing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), says Rasim Ljajic. This is because "the law will strictly note that cultivation of such organisms is explicitly forbidden," Tanjug has quoted the Serbian minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications as telling reporters.
Serbian president begins three-day visit to Russia (Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:42:00 +0000)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is to begin a three-day visit to Russia during which he will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Vucic marked the meeting with Putin, that will take place on Tuesday, as "big and important."
It's no state, it can't join - Dacic on Kosovo's CoE bid (Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:23:00 +0000)
Kosovo will submit a request for membership in the Council of Europe (CoE) "during this month, at the latest in January," Beta reported on Friday. This was announced Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj.
Fitch Ratings increases Serbia’s credit rating (Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:16:00 +0000)
Fitch Ratings has increased the credit rating of the Republic of Serbia to BB level from BB-, with a stable outlook for improving the credit rating. The Ministry of Finance announced this late last week.
There can be no armed force in Kosovo except KFOR - Vulin (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:52:00 +0000)
Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin says KFOR will remain the only military formation in Kosovo and Metohija. Speaking at the Pasuljanske Livade Range, where he attend the Serbian Army's Zima 2017 (Winter 2017) exercise, Vulin added that any other outcome would represent "a serious security problem for the whole region."
"Significant incentives for beginners in business" (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:06:00 +0000)
The Serbian Assembly on Thursday adopted a set of tax laws aimed at improving business environment and employment opportunities, and reducing economic spending. The Serbian government announced this on Friday.
Turkey to try to annul Trump's Jerusalem decision at UN (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:17:00 +0000)
Turkey's says his country will launch an initiative at the UN to annul a decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Recept Tayyip Erdogan spoke to his supporters in the city of Konya via teleconference when he said Turkey would "work for the annulment of this unjust decision firstly at the UN Security Council, and if a veto comes from there, the General Assembly."
Anti-Corruption Agency gets new director (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:20:00 +0000)
Dejan Damnjanovic, the head of the cabinet of former Anti-Corruption Agency Director Tatjana Babic, has been appointed as the agrency's new director. The daily Danas reported this on Friday, adding that the position had been vacant since mid-November, when Majda Krsikapa resigned.
Serbia to get another Russian center - this one, in Belgrade (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:25:00 +0000)
The Spiritual Center of the Russian Orthodox Church will be established in Belgrade, within the Temple of the Holy Trinity, known also as "the Russian Church." Sputnik is reporting that the idea to establish the Center has been around for several years.
Serbian citizen, one of Spain's most wanted, arrested (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:21:00 +0000)
Serbian citizen Igor Vaclavic, aka "Norbert Feher" and "Igor Rus," has been arrested in Spain after a deadly shooting, Italian media are reporting. Vaclavic was arrested after the incident that resulted in three deaths, including two members of Spain's Guardia Civil (Civil Guard).
Haradinaj says Kosovo will get army "in March" (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:21:00 +0000)
Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says visa liberalization will be granted to Kosovo at the latest in March. And he said the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) would be turned into an army by the same time.
Serbian president visiting Cuba (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:22:00 +0000)
President Aleksandar Vucic has arrived in Havana, starting his two-day official visit to Cuba. Tanjug is reporting that the visit has garnered major "media attention in the country."
National Assembly passes 2018 budget bill (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:45:00 +0000)
The Serbian National Assembly on Thursday passed the 2018 budget bill, which envisions revenues of RSD 1,178 billion and expenditures of 1,207 billion. The planned national fiscal deficit for 2018 is 0.6 percent of GDP, or 28.4 billion, which is 40.7 billion below the deficit planned in the 2017 budget.
Croats paid to create chaos during Belgrade game - reports (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:18:00 +0000)
Three of the six Croats detained for taking part in a mass hooligan fight during the Partizan-Red Star game on Wednesday were paid to do that. The daily Blic is reporting this on Friday, adding that one of them also carried "enough narcotics to put him in jail for several years."
Serbia and Israel mark 25 years of renewed diplomatic ties (Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:19:00 +0000)
Increasingly developed political dialogue, more intensive economic cooperation and Israeli investments in Serbia testify to good relations with Israel. Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said this on Thursday while opening the conference "Years of Jubilee," dedicated to celebrating 25 years since the renewal of diplomatic relations with Israel.
Ticket inspector in south teargases bus passengers (Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:04:00 +0000)
After a fare evading passenger in the southern town of Nis attacked a ticket inspector on a city bus, he "defended himself by using tear gas." The website Juzne Vesti is reporting this citing the Nis Directorate for City Transportation.
"RS will halt implementation of NATO Membership Action Plan" (Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:23:00 +0000)
The Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) will halt the implementation of the NATO Membership Action Plan. Serb Republic (RS) President Milorad Dodik said on Thursday, after his meeting in Banja Luka with Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin.
"Serbia could revoke recognition of 'Republic of Macedonia'" (Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:55:00 +0000)
Serbia is "preparing measures" in case Skopje supports Pristina in international institutions, the daily Vecernje Novosti writes on Thursday. The report added that Serbia could decide to "change" the decision to recognize the name of the neighboring country, i.e. to recognize it as "the Republic of Macedonia."
Belgrade's bloody football derby: 26 detained/VIDEO (Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:21:00 +0000)
26 persons were detained late on Wednesday, while a number have been injured during the violence that broke out at the Partizan-Red Star football match. The Interior Minsitry (MUP) announced this on Thursday, adding that it was ordered by the prosecution to identify the persons who took part in the incidents.