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"Brutal meddling of Western powers in RS elections" (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:54:00 +0000)
When Aleksandar Vucic spoke about the meddling of Western powers in the elections in the RS, he was saying what its authorities have long being warning about. The Serb Republic (RS) Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic said this on Tuesday, and added that she was "certain that after the election all the evidence will be presented."
Serbia for equal participation in global governance system (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:14:00 +0000)
Prevention and peaceful resolution of disputes and crises is one of the most important elements in building and preserving international peace and security. Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said this on Tuesday in New York, at the Peace Summit in honour of the birth anniversary of Nelson Mendela, organized in New York City on the eve of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
Croatian footballer named "world's best" by FIFA (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:10:00 +0000)
Luka Modric has been chosen as the world's best male player by FIFA. The Croatia and Real Madrid footballer was last month declared Europe's best player, and also won the Golden Ball at the World Cup in Russia.
Major retailer SPAR "has plans for Serbia" (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:24:00 +0000)
One of the biggest retail chains in Europe plans to come to Serbia, Bostjan Brantusa, SPAR's manager of expansion and development, has confirmed for B92.net. "Yes, SPAR has plans for Serbia," Brantusa told us on the margins of the CEE Property Forum in Vienna.
Man bites policeman in southwestern Serbian town (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:42:00 +0000)
A 49-year-old man whose initials are S.L. has been in arrested in Novi Pazar, southwestern Serbia, on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. Radio Sto Plus reported this on Tuesday, saying that the incident, which left the officer seriously injured, happened the day before.
Dodik talks about "public secret" ahead of elections (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:57:00 +0000)
It's "a public secret" that the opposition in the Serb entity (RS) in Bosnia-Herzegovina plans "to call people to the streets after the elections." This is according to the Serb Republic (RS) President Milorad Dodik.
"Reconciliation in Kosovo crucial for peace" (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:29:00 +0000)
Outgoing US Ambassador in Pristina Greg Delawie said in an opinion piece reconciliation between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo is "crucial for peace." In the article, published by Pristina-based daily Zeri, Delawie also said that "that more needs to be done in inclusion of Serbs and other minority communities."
Giving Syria S-300s would be "big mistake," US warns (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:03:00 +0000)
The US has warned Russia that the deployment of advanced S-300's air defense missile systems in Syria would "be a big mistake." Washington also said that the decision should be "reconsidered."
"Vucic has been told he can drag out Kosovo solution" (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:27:00 +0000)
It seems that a solution to the Kosovo issue will not be found either in 2018 or in early 2019, "despirte the wishes of the international community." Belgrade-based press is saying this in articles published on Tuesday.
Serbian PM attends reception organized by Trump (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:48:00 +0000)
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic attended in New York q reception hosted by US President Donald Trump, who is presiding over the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. She was among the 200 world officials who at least briefly talked to Trump.
"US encourages continuation of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue" (Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:29:00 +0000)
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic began on Monday her a visit to New York, where she will attend the UN General Assembly, by meeting with US Senator Ron Johnson. Johnson is chair of the US Senate Homeland Security Committee and of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation.
Russian arrested in Norway for spying (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:52:00 +0000)
A Russian citizen has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying during a conference on cooperation between Europe’s parliamentary administrations. The 51-year-old's lawyer Hege Aakre told Norway's news agency NTB that her client was being questioned by Norway’s domestic intelligence agency PST, Tanjug reported on Monday, citing AP.
Bill on personal data protection adopted (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:19:00 +0000)
The Serbian government adopted on Monday the bill on personal data protection. The legislation "aims to improve international data exchange and personal data protection, as well as to harmonise domestic legislation with new EU regulations in this area."
Official talks launched with IMF (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:15:00 +0000)
The National Bank of Serbia (NBS) and representatives of the IMF mission held their plenary meeting in Belgrade on Monday, marking the start of official talks. They will discuss the results of the new macroeconomic and structural reforms, supported by the PCI-Policy Coordination Instrument, the Serbian government has announced.
Vucic is "honored by opportunity to talk with Putin" (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:27:00 +0000)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that he was honored to have the opportunity to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Vucic also noted that he expects this meeting (reportedly on Oct. 2 in Moscow) to have "great importance for further strengthening of the friendship between the Serbian and the Russian people and for the development of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries," reads a press release issued by his office.
How much do Albanians and Serbs "hate" each other? (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:52:00 +0000)
As many as two thirds (68 pct) of Albanians have the most negative opinion about Serbians, compared to all other nations in the surrounding region. At the same time, one third of Serbians (33 pct) holds the same opinion toward Albanians, a Faktor Plus poll has shown.
Russia to "cool hotheads" by putting S-300s in Syria (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:55:00 +0000)
Russia will deliver the advanced S-300 air defense systems to Syria within two weeks, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Monday. "The Syrian Armed Forces will be supplied with the advanced S-300 air defense missile system within two weeks," Shoigu said, according to Sputnik, which reported that this would be "an adequate response to Israel's role in the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane last week."
20 years since NATO said it would use force against Serbia (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:28:00 +0000)
This Monday marks 20 years since NATO approved its "Act Warn" for "both a limited air option and a phased air campaign in Kosovo." This was done a day after the UN called on the Yugoslav government and the Kosovo Albanians to end conflicts and violence in Kosovo and Metohija.
Warning of "great schism" among Orthodox Christians (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:21:00 +0000)
Orthodox Christianity is threatened by a schism greater than that between the East and the West, Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Bishop Irinej has warned.
Russia "strongly supports Bosnia's territorial integrity" (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:25:00 +0000)
Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic met on Friday in Banja Luka with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Dacic and Lavrov assessed on this occasion that the level of trust and high dynamics of Russian-Serbian contacts show that relations between the two countries are continuously and productively evolving, the Serbian government has announced.