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Hunters take part in a wolf hunt near the town of Blace, southern Serbia, January 27, 2018. -- AFP picBLACE (Serbia), Feb 15 -- rifle fire rips through the silence of the forest and fields on the slopes of Jastrebac mountain in southern Serbia. Two wolves have just fallen victim to a legal hunt. Forbidden in ...
Bulgarian tourists in Serbia have increased more than three times over the past ten years. Last year, more than 430,000 Bulgarians visited Serbia, while 400,000 Serbs were in Bulgaria. This was announced by Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelova during the presentation of the Tourist Organization of ...
But in May 2016, the war crimes chamber of the Belgrade Higher Court ruled that there were no legal grounds for extraditing the Radicals because Serbia's Law on Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal obliged Belgrade to extradite people charged with war crimes, but not those charged with contempt of ...
But analysts say that coming face to face was a good start, particularly for EU membership hopeful Serbia. Relations between the two former Balkan foes have been frosty in recent years and consisted mostly of trading reproaches and barbs. The high-level meeting did open a new chapter: many issues that ...

Serbia's government has given no official reaction to a warning by Germany that Belgrade must recognize Kosovo's independence as a condition of joining the European Union. "If Serbia wants to move toward the European Union, the building of the rule of law is a primary condition, but naturally also the ...
The Belgrade Centre for human rights and Cevdet Ayaz's former lawyer Ana Trkulja will lodge a complaint against Serbia for ignoring the UN Committee Against torture request not to send the Kurdish activist and victim of torture to Turkey. "[Serbia] extradited him despite the decision of the Committee, ...
Serbia and Croatia have contradictions on almost all principal issues, but their visions of the future are the same, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Feb 12, while visiting Zagreb and meeting his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The latter confirmed that the sides were at variance on ...
Twelve pilots flew international passenger planes for Air Serbia during 2017 without undergoing mandatory vetting by the Ministry of the Interior and BIA, the country's security service, that would ensure they have not been convicted or prosecuted for a criminal offence, BIRN has found. "Twelve AviGo pilots ...
"The EU's promise of membership has been a crucial incentive for governments to take difficult decisions -- Serbia has made important concessions in relations with Kosovo, for example. But there is a long way to go, and the EU's influence has waned. Only 26 percent of Serbs now think EU membership ...
ZAGREB, February 8, 2018 - A statement by Serbia's Defence Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, who said that the Ustasha ideology never left politics and public life in Croatia and that he expects the Ustasha to wait for Serbia's President Aleksandar Vučić in the squares in Zagreb was on Thursday met with ...
"There is no such binding agreement on normalisation of the relationship that can bring peace and development for both societies unless both Kosovo and Serbia do not gather strength to condemn war criminals from their own societies and pay tribute to all victims of the war," the YIHR said in a statement. Kosovo Assembly ...
Deputies of the nationalist Serbian Radical Party in the assembly of Serbia's province of Vojvodina have collected more than 30,000 signatures ... year that the centre was a matter of concern because of what it could become if Serbia granted the centre's Russian staff special diplomatic status and immunity.
SOT, Serbia (AP) - Far away from sandy beaches and a balmy Caribbean breeze, a Cuban family huddles together in a cramped room of a cold, wind-swept Serbian refugee center, trying to figure out what to do next. They are part of an unlikely influx of Cuban migrants to the Balkans that began in 2015 ...
Belgrade, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- European Union has given 28 million euros (34.38 million U.S. dollars) to Serbia to improve integrated border control, and 16 million euros for the needs of migrants in Serbia, the government stated in a press release. The signing was attended by Serbian Prime Minister Ana ...

Far away from sandy beaches and a balmy Caribbean breeze, a Cuban family huddles together in a cramped room of a cold, wind-swept Serbian refugee center, trying to figure out what to do next. They are part of an unlikely influx of Cuban migrants to the Balkans that began in 2015 before neighboring ...
Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, right, speaks during a press conference after talks with EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, left, in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Hahn says Serbia must reach an agreement on normalization of relations with Kosovo if it wants to join the block.
Several right-wing movements in Serbia, such as Serbian Action, Identity Generation and cultural Club Lighthouse, have announced a "March for Serbian Kosovo" on ... Kosovo proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008, having de facto broken away in 1999 as a result of NATO's air war on Serbia.
Serbia and Montenegro could join the EU in 2025, the European Commission has said, as Brussels seeks to renew the path to membership for six western Balkan states after years of distracting economic crises and enlargement fatigue. "The future of the union is not bound to be at 27," said the EU's foreign ...
Brnabic "stressed that good bilateral relations and more frequent meetings between the officials of the two countries, especially in the past year, have influenced the increase in Israeli investments in Serbia in many areas, as well as the increased trade exchange," and added that she" sees a special ...
Bulgarian customs offices have seized 32 kg. ecstasy at the Kalotina border crossing with Serbia, Xinhua reports, quoted by BTA. "Drugs were discovered on a Sunday evening in a Turkish-registered truck carrying flowers from the Netherlands to Turkey that had undergone X-ray inspection," the National ...
Bjornstad stressed that the Norwegian government, in line with the talks that the Serbian Prime Minister had during her visit to Oslo in November last year to deepen the cooperation of the two countries, decided to allocate 61 million Norwegian crowns this year from the budget for support to Serbia, which is ...
Serbia and Montenegro could be set to join the European Union as early as 2025, according to a new action plan launched by Brussels. The EU enlargement plan for the Western Balkans, presented by the European Commission on Tuesday, offers a path to membership for the two Balkan states as well as ...
Sofia, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Bulgarian customs have seized 32 kg of ecstasy at the Kalotina checkpoint near the country's border with Serbia, officials said here on Monday. The illicit drug was discovered on Sunday evening after a truck with Turkish registration carrying flowers from the Netherlands to Turkey ...
Ethnic Croats in Vojvodina province, which is part of Serbia, see this as a continuation of the policy of interference by the Serbian authorities in the identity-related issues of the Croatian community in Vojvodina. Support for the initiative has been announced by the head of the provincial government, Igor ...
... it announced a new project - Turkish Stream, and Serbia wants to receive Russian gas in future via this route. In December 2017, President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Belgrade were working on the possibility of connecting Serbia with the pipeline, the construction of which begun in May 2017.
While spectators were wrapped up in hats and scarves, runners braved Belgrade's 3-degree wind dressed in next to nothing. The elements were kind to the 30 runners compared to last year's race that saw participants race through snow and at -5 degrees. Time wasn't kept during the 16-km run and rules ...
Belgrade, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Serbia is investing hope in the new enlargement strategy of the EU, at the same time implementing reforms and working with neighbors on all open bilateral issues, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told visiting European Parliament President Antonio Tajani Wednesday.
The nomination letter notes that the HLC has continued working in a hostile environment in Serbia, but that it is "safe to assume" that its efforts "deterred additional human rights violations". "Natasa Kandic remains an inspiration to a new generation of dedicated young professionals who now lead the ...
The position of Madrid, Vecernje Novosti said it learned, is that Kosovo can become a part of the Union only as a separate administration within Serbia. In this sense, the Spanish have sent to top EU officials not only one written objection - as mentioned over the previous days - but several protest documents ...
Croatia is still an attractive destination for Austrian investments, but Serbia is becoming increasingly competitive. This is a message from a presentation of a research conducted among Austrian investors which was organised in Zagreb, reports Jutarnji List on February 1, 2018. According to the results of the ...
Belgrade, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Serbia's overall trade in 2017 increased by 15.3 percent from the year before, while industrial production increased by 6.9 percent, the state statistics bureau said on Wednesday. Figures published by the bureau showed that the overall external trade in Serbia last year ...
Vucic first planned a trip to Zagreb at the end of 2017, but indefinitely postponed it in October, owing to worsening relations. The announced meeting in February will be the first official meeting of the Serbian and Croatian presidents since 2013, when Serbia's then President, Tomislav Nikolic, met Croatia's ...
We managed to achieve economic growth in spite of fiscal consolidation, so we ended the year with surplus in the budget, the public debt was reduced, the eighth revision of the arrangement with the IMF was successfully completed, and the prestigious Fitch and S&P raised the credit rating of Serbia, ...
Ahead of the elections in the Serbian capital scheduled for March 4, Serbia's outdated voting system has one advantage: it is immune from potential hack attacks, experts say. "The most susceptible system to hacking is the e-voting system, which Serbia doesn't have and will not have any time soon," Bojan ...
Belgrade (Serbia), January 29 (SeeNews) - Erste Group said on Monday it expects Serbia's inflation to stay below the 1.5%-4.5% target band of the country's central bank in the first half of 2018 and to quicken afterwards. Inflation developments in the first half of 2018 will be mostly determined by the high ...
ZAGREB, January 29, 2018 - Following Croatia's protest note expressing dissatisfaction with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić's statement at the opening of an exhibition on the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp at the UN on January 25, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vučić said on Sunday that ...
Following the successful implementation of austerity measures and a reduction of its public debt to below 60 per cent of GDP, Serbia's government, international financial institutions and economic experts all expect it to achieve stronger economic growth in 2018. After modest growth of only 2 per cent in ...
Turkish President Reccep Tayip Eerdogan has promised to assist Bosnia and Serbia build an inter-connecting highway, after meeting Bosnian Presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Istanbul, Izetbegovic told the media. "It is a giant project - but Turkey is a great ...
ZAGREB, January 28, 2018 - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić's statements in which he indirectly accused Croatia of rehabilitating the Ustasha ideology are untrue and insulting, begging the question if Serbia is indeed interested in building good neighbourly relations, the Croatian Foreign Ministry said ...
The weekly, whose title translates as Croatian Word, covers all important political, cultural and social events relating to the Croatian community in Serbia, editor Jasminka Dulić said at a ceremony in the northern city of Subotica. Director Ivan Usumović said that the organisation receives regular monthly ...
He said that criticism of the party comes from "those who want to dispute our work" in Serbia's capital. BIRN revealed on Wednesday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's party, which also holds power in Belgrade, had opened an office at the site. BIRN asked the Progressive Party for a comment ...
The strategy also includes an "indicative illustration" of the steps required to complete the process of Serbia's accession to the EU by 2025, which is the best case scenario. Thus, at the latest by the end of 2019, among other things, Belgrade should meet the transitional criteria under chapter 35, relating to ...
Belgrade/ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia accused Serbia on Friday of falsifying history for propaganda purposes with its holocaust exhibit at the United ... "Jasenovac is perhaps the foremost example in Europe of the bestiality of killing ... even Nazis were horrified," Serbia's Tanjug news agency quoted ...
The number of testimonies of collective expulsions into Serbia also decreased slightly - to 793 in December (as compared to 929 in November). 384 were from Croatia, 267 from Romania and 142 from Hungary, with many alleging to have been denied due access to asylum procedures and some to have ...
"It was an official request for the arrest of the President of the RS a year ago. Imagine that Serbia seizes the President of the Republika Srpska! Are you normal? What do you want us to do? ... not to allow people to enter Serbia; not to allow our people who want to go to Srpska and BiH to cross the border?
Projects from Serbia, Norway and the Czech Republic were among the winners at the 8th edition of the When East Meets West (WEMW) co-production forum held during this week's Trieste Film Festival. The three-day event ended on Tuesday evening with the presentation of Cannes Producers Network ...
For the first time since Kosovo declared independence ten years ago, Serbia and Kosovo's prosecutions have decided to officially cooperate, working on the investigation into the murder of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead last week in Mitrovica. The move, although ...
Hunters take part in a wolf hunt near the town of Blace, southern Serbia, January 27, 2018. -- AFP picBLACE (Serbia), Feb 15 -- rifle fire rips through the silence of the forest and fields on the slopes of Jastrebac mountain in southern Serbia. Two wolves have just fallen victim to a legal hunt. Forbidden in ...
Bulgarian tourists in Serbia have increased more than three times over the past ten years. Last year, more than 430,000 Bulgarians visited Serbia, while 400,000 Serbs were in Bulgaria. This was announced by Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelova during the presentation of the Tourist Organization of ...
But in May 2016, the war crimes chamber of the Belgrade Higher Court ruled that there were no legal grounds for extraditing the Radicals because Serbia's Law on Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal obliged Belgrade to extradite people charged with war crimes, but not those charged with contempt of ...
But analysts say that coming face to face was a good start, particularly for EU membership hopeful Serbia. Relations between the two former Balkan foes have been frosty in recent years and consisted mostly of trading reproaches and barbs. The high-level meeting did open a new chapter: many issues that ...

Serbia's government has given no official reaction to a warning by Germany that Belgrade must recognize Kosovo's independence as a condition of joining the European Union. "If Serbia wants to move toward the European Union, the building of the rule of law is a primary condition, but naturally also the ...
The Belgrade Centre for human rights and Cevdet Ayaz's former lawyer Ana Trkulja will lodge a complaint against Serbia for ignoring the UN Committee Against torture request not to send the Kurdish activist and victim of torture to Turkey. "[Serbia] extradited him despite the decision of the Committee, ...
Serbia and Croatia have contradictions on almost all principal issues, but their visions of the future are the same, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Feb 12, while visiting Zagreb and meeting his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The latter confirmed that the sides were at variance on ...
Twelve pilots flew international passenger planes for Air Serbia during 2017 without undergoing mandatory vetting by the Ministry of the Interior and BIA, the country's security service, that would ensure they have not been convicted or prosecuted for a criminal offence, BIRN has found. "Twelve AviGo pilots ...
"The EU's promise of membership has been a crucial incentive for governments to take difficult decisions -- Serbia has made important concessions in relations with Kosovo, for example. But there is a long way to go, and the EU's influence has waned. Only 26 percent of Serbs now think EU membership ...
ZAGREB, February 8, 2018 - A statement by Serbia's Defence Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, who said that the Ustasha ideology never left politics and public life in Croatia and that he expects the Ustasha to wait for Serbia's President Aleksandar Vučić in the squares in Zagreb was on Thursday met with ...
"There is no such binding agreement on normalisation of the relationship that can bring peace and development for both societies unless both Kosovo and Serbia do not gather strength to condemn war criminals from their own societies and pay tribute to all victims of the war," the YIHR said in a statement. Kosovo Assembly ...
Deputies of the nationalist Serbian Radical Party in the assembly of Serbia's province of Vojvodina have collected more than 30,000 signatures ... year that the centre was a matter of concern because of what it could become if Serbia granted the centre's Russian staff special diplomatic status and immunity.
SOT, Serbia (AP) - Far away from sandy beaches and a balmy Caribbean breeze, a Cuban family huddles together in a cramped room of a cold, wind-swept Serbian refugee center, trying to figure out what to do next. They are part of an unlikely influx of Cuban migrants to the Balkans that began in 2015 ...
Belgrade, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- European Union has given 28 million euros (34.38 million U.S. dollars) to Serbia to improve integrated border control, and 16 million euros for the needs of migrants in Serbia, the government stated in a press release. The signing was attended by Serbian Prime Minister Ana ...

Far away from sandy beaches and a balmy Caribbean breeze, a Cuban family huddles together in a cramped room of a cold, wind-swept Serbian refugee center, trying to figure out what to do next. They are part of an unlikely influx of Cuban migrants to the Balkans that began in 2015 before neighboring ...
Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, right, speaks during a press conference after talks with EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, left, in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Hahn says Serbia must reach an agreement on normalization of relations with Kosovo if it wants to join the block.
Several right-wing movements in Serbia, such as Serbian Action, Identity Generation and cultural Club Lighthouse, have announced a "March for Serbian Kosovo" on ... Kosovo proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008, having de facto broken away in 1999 as a result of NATO's air war on Serbia.
Serbia and Montenegro could join the EU in 2025, the European Commission has said, as Brussels seeks to renew the path to membership for six western Balkan states after years of distracting economic crises and enlargement fatigue. "The future of the union is not bound to be at 27," said the EU's foreign ...
Brnabic "stressed that good bilateral relations and more frequent meetings between the officials of the two countries, especially in the past year, have influenced the increase in Israeli investments in Serbia in many areas, as well as the increased trade exchange," and added that she" sees a special ...
Bulgarian customs offices have seized 32 kg. ecstasy at the Kalotina border crossing with Serbia, Xinhua reports, quoted by BTA. "Drugs were discovered on a Sunday evening in a Turkish-registered truck carrying flowers from the Netherlands to Turkey that had undergone X-ray inspection," the National ...
Bjornstad stressed that the Norwegian government, in line with the talks that the Serbian Prime Minister had during her visit to Oslo in November last year to deepen the cooperation of the two countries, decided to allocate 61 million Norwegian crowns this year from the budget for support to Serbia, which is ...
Serbia and Montenegro could be set to join the European Union as early as 2025, according to a new action plan launched by Brussels. The EU enlargement plan for the Western Balkans, presented by the European Commission on Tuesday, offers a path to membership for the two Balkan states as well as ...
Sofia, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Bulgarian customs have seized 32 kg of ecstasy at the Kalotina checkpoint near the country's border with Serbia, officials said here on Monday. The illicit drug was discovered on Sunday evening after a truck with Turkish registration carrying flowers from the Netherlands to Turkey ...
Ethnic Croats in Vojvodina province, which is part of Serbia, see this as a continuation of the policy of interference by the Serbian authorities in the identity-related issues of the Croatian community in Vojvodina. Support for the initiative has been announced by the head of the provincial government, Igor ...
... it announced a new project - Turkish Stream, and Serbia wants to receive Russian gas in future via this route. In December 2017, President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Belgrade were working on the possibility of connecting Serbia with the pipeline, the construction of which begun in May 2017.
While spectators were wrapped up in hats and scarves, runners braved Belgrade's 3-degree wind dressed in next to nothing. The elements were kind to the 30 runners compared to last year's race that saw participants race through snow and at -5 degrees. Time wasn't kept during the 16-km run and rules ...
Belgrade, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Serbia is investing hope in the new enlargement strategy of the EU, at the same time implementing reforms and working with neighbors on all open bilateral issues, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told visiting European Parliament President Antonio Tajani Wednesday.
The nomination letter notes that the HLC has continued working in a hostile environment in Serbia, but that it is "safe to assume" that its efforts "deterred additional human rights violations". "Natasa Kandic remains an inspiration to a new generation of dedicated young professionals who now lead the ...
The position of Madrid, Vecernje Novosti said it learned, is that Kosovo can become a part of the Union only as a separate administration within Serbia. In this sense, the Spanish have sent to top EU officials not only one written objection - as mentioned over the previous days - but several protest documents ...
Croatia is still an attractive destination for Austrian investments, but Serbia is becoming increasingly competitive. This is a message from a presentation of a research conducted among Austrian investors which was organised in Zagreb, reports Jutarnji List on February 1, 2018. According to the results of the ...
Belgrade, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Serbia's overall trade in 2017 increased by 15.3 percent from the year before, while industrial production increased by 6.9 percent, the state statistics bureau said on Wednesday. Figures published by the bureau showed that the overall external trade in Serbia last year ...
Vucic first planned a trip to Zagreb at the end of 2017, but indefinitely postponed it in October, owing to worsening relations. The announced meeting in February will be the first official meeting of the Serbian and Croatian presidents since 2013, when Serbia's then President, Tomislav Nikolic, met Croatia's ...
We managed to achieve economic growth in spite of fiscal consolidation, so we ended the year with surplus in the budget, the public debt was reduced, the eighth revision of the arrangement with the IMF was successfully completed, and the prestigious Fitch and S&P raised the credit rating of Serbia, ...
Ahead of the elections in the Serbian capital scheduled for March 4, Serbia's outdated voting system has one advantage: it is immune from potential hack attacks, experts say. "The most susceptible system to hacking is the e-voting system, which Serbia doesn't have and will not have any time soon," Bojan ...
Belgrade (Serbia), January 29 (SeeNews) - Erste Group said on Monday it expects Serbia's inflation to stay below the 1.5%-4.5% target band of the country's central bank in the first half of 2018 and to quicken afterwards. Inflation developments in the first half of 2018 will be mostly determined by the high ...
ZAGREB, January 29, 2018 - Following Croatia's protest note expressing dissatisfaction with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić's statement at the opening of an exhibition on the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp at the UN on January 25, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vučić said on Sunday that ...
Following the successful implementation of austerity measures and a reduction of its public debt to below 60 per cent of GDP, Serbia's government, international financial institutions and economic experts all expect it to achieve stronger economic growth in 2018. After modest growth of only 2 per cent in ...
Turkish President Reccep Tayip Eerdogan has promised to assist Bosnia and Serbia build an inter-connecting highway, after meeting Bosnian Presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Istanbul, Izetbegovic told the media. "It is a giant project - but Turkey is a great ...
ZAGREB, January 28, 2018 - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić's statements in which he indirectly accused Croatia of rehabilitating the Ustasha ideology are untrue and insulting, begging the question if Serbia is indeed interested in building good neighbourly relations, the Croatian Foreign Ministry said ...
The weekly, whose title translates as Croatian Word, covers all important political, cultural and social events relating to the Croatian community in Serbia, editor Jasminka Dulić said at a ceremony in the northern city of Subotica. Director Ivan Usumović said that the organisation receives regular monthly ...
He said that criticism of the party comes from "those who want to dispute our work" in Serbia's capital. BIRN revealed on Wednesday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's party, which also holds power in Belgrade, had opened an office at the site. BIRN asked the Progressive Party for a comment ...
The strategy also includes an "indicative illustration" of the steps required to complete the process of Serbia's accession to the EU by 2025, which is the best case scenario. Thus, at the latest by the end of 2019, among other things, Belgrade should meet the transitional criteria under chapter 35, relating to ...
Belgrade/ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia accused Serbia on Friday of falsifying history for propaganda purposes with its holocaust exhibit at the United ... "Jasenovac is perhaps the foremost example in Europe of the bestiality of killing ... even Nazis were horrified," Serbia's Tanjug news agency quoted ...
The number of testimonies of collective expulsions into Serbia also decreased slightly - to 793 in December (as compared to 929 in November). 384 were from Croatia, 267 from Romania and 142 from Hungary, with many alleging to have been denied due access to asylum procedures and some to have ...
"It was an official request for the arrest of the President of the RS a year ago. Imagine that Serbia seizes the President of the Republika Srpska! Are you normal? What do you want us to do? ... not to allow people to enter Serbia; not to allow our people who want to go to Srpska and BiH to cross the border?
Projects from Serbia, Norway and the Czech Republic were among the winners at the 8th edition of the When East Meets West (WEMW) co-production forum held during this week's Trieste Film Festival. The three-day event ended on Tuesday evening with the presentation of Cannes Producers Network ...
For the first time since Kosovo declared independence ten years ago, Serbia and Kosovo's prosecutions have decided to officially cooperate, working on the investigation into the murder of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead last week in Mitrovica. The move, although ...


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