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President happy with increasing Israeli investments (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:26:00 +0000)
President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday received Israel's Ambassador Alona Fisher-Kamm, to discuss "overall bilateral relations" between the two countries. According to a statement from the president's press service, Vucic "expressed satisfaction with the increase in Israeli investments in Serbia, in particular in the construction sector," while Fisher-Kamm stressed that "development of economic cooperation with Serbia was one of the top priorities for Israel."
Thaci blames Serbia as Serb judges fail to take oath (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:13:00 +0000)
Serb judges and prosecutors in Kosovo did not arrive to an oath-taking ceremony on Tuesday, Beta is reporting. The ceremony was to mark the beginning of the implementation of a judiciary agreement that Belgrade and Pristina have reached.
Discovering fate of missing "among top priorities" (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:28:00 +0000)
Discovering the fate of the missing persons is an issue to which Serbia attaches great importance. This is according to a statement of the Foreign Ministry, published after a meeting in Belgrade on Tuesday between First Deputy PM and Foreign Ivica Dacic and Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross Yves Daccord.
Moscow wants status of RSHC resolved "as soon as possible" (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:42:00 +0000)
Aleksandr Chepurin has stressed the need to, due to the scope of work, resolve the status of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center (RSHC) as soon as possible. Chepurin, Russia's ambassador in Belgrade, said this during a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the president's press service announced in a statement on Monday.
Unable to move on from Serbia, refugees returning to Greece (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:26:00 +0000)
An increasing number of refugees and migrants now in Serbia are trying to return to Greece, Info Park reports Tired of waiting to see any progress in their asylum-seeking process, including the so-called Hungarian list, more and more refugees and migrants in Serbia are trying to return to Greece where they hope to find better living conditions and stand a better chance of reaching Western Europe.
EBRD and IFC provide EUR 215mn loan for wind farm in Serbia (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:40:00 +0000)
The EBRD and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are providing a EUR 215 million loan to Cibuk 1 wind farm, the bank has announced. This is the largest wind project in Serbia and the Western Balkans to date, and the investment underscores EBRD's commitment to investing in renewable energy, a statement said.
Rule of law yet to take root - Bosnia Presidency chairman (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:06:00 +0000)
Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Chairman Dragan Covic said in Belgrade on Monday that the rule of law had not yet taken root in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). "The judiciary of BiH must become independent, the Oric verdict is not the only example that has caused different comments and that burdens the three peoples in BiH," Covic said at a joint news conference with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
Austrian politician: Stop fascist gatherings in Bleiburg (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:47:00 +0000)
Chairman of the SPO party in Schwechat David Stockinger thinks the fascist gatherings in the Austrian town of Bleiburg "must stop. " In a statement to Tanjug, Stockinger stressed that he supported the initiative of Austrian parliament member Katarina Kuharovic (SPO), in this regard.
Car bombing kills Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:15:00 +0000)
The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in Malta to swiftly ensure justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent blogger killed on Monday. The car that Caruana Galizia was driving exploded near to her house in Bidnija, in the north of the island, media reported.
Serbia-Bosnia relations "at high level" (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:53:00 +0000)
PM Ana Brnabic and Ambassador of Bosnia- Herzegovina to Serbia Lazar Mirkic "agreed on Monday that political and economic relations are at a high level." During a meeting in Belgrade, Brnabic and Mirkic discussed the upcoming joint session of the Government of Serbia and the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as projects in the field of infrastructure, the Serbian government announced.
US ambassador comments on spat with Serbian minister (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:11:00 +0000)
US Ambassador in Belgrade Kyle Scott said on Monday that he was "not interfering in Serbia's internal affairs." Instead, said the diplomat - who was last week advised against such practices by Serbia's foreign minister - he was "commenting on certain goings-on in the country."
Vucic: Kosovo proposal in March; foreigners won't interfere (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:42:00 +0000)
Aleksadar Vucic says the essence of his policy is an independent Serbia, and that as long as he is at its helm, "foreigners will not be allowed to interfere.""The essence of the policy I stand for is an independent Serbia, independent not only in its borders, but above all in deciding and caring for its people," the president said in an interview for Vecernje Novosti, whose excerpts Tanjug published late on Sunday.
Serbian Army preparing for Belgrade Liberation Day/VIDEO (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:04:00 +0000)
The Serbian Army (VS) awaits the October 20 celebration of the WW2 Belgrade Liberation Day prepared, says Colonel Mihajlo Zogovic. In a statement for Sputnik, carried on Monday by Beta, Zogovic invited citizens to come to Belgrade's municipality of Batajnica and together with their army celebrate this important historic day.
Serbia "ready for trilateral meeting with Croatia, Bosnia" (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:14:00 +0000)
Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday in Belgrade that Serbia is ready to hold a trilateral meeting of representatives Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. According to the Serbian president, this meeting "may be the most important one for our countries, but also for the entire region of the Western Balkans."
Government sets up working group for dialogue on Kosovo (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:38:00 +0000)
The Serbian government on Monday adopted a decision to form a working group tasked with supporting internal dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija. All ministries will be included in the working group's activities, and it will be headed by Marko Djuric, director of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, a statement said.
Lavrov says Haradinaj got away with war crimes (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:16:00 +0000)
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia should have been shut down a long time ago, because it proved its bias. According to Sputnik's Serbian language website, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this at the World Youth and Students Festival in Sochi.
Make Austria great again: Rapid rise of Sebastian Kurz (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:33:00 +0000)
The conservative party that 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz has reshaped in his own image finished first in Austria's national vote. A look at the man behind the country's unprecedented election.
"Serbia to send US-trained deminers to help Russians" (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:11:00 +0000)
Two issues are currently causing "static on the line" between the US ambassador and Serbia's defense minister, the Belgrade-based daily Blic is reporting. According to the newspaper, the US administration has objections to "certain moves" made by the Serbian MoD, the first of which concerns Serbian Army deminers who will be deployed next year.
FM: Pristina no longer favorite, Belgrade no longer bad guy (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:20:00 +0000)
Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs and First Deputy PM Ivica Dacic believes that not everything is going according to plan for Pristina. He also pointed out that it was important for Serbia to have direct contact with US President Donald Trump.
President won't rule out early parliamentary vote in 2018 (Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:38:00 +0000)
In an interview with the daily Vecernje Novosti, President Aleksandar Vucic would not rule out rule out the possibility of early parliamentary elections. According to the article set to be published on Tuesday, he said that if the opposition presented valid reasons, elections could be held next year.