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Bosnian Serb Policemen's War Crimes Convictions Upheld.

Three Bosnian Serb ex-policemen were sentenced to a total of 23 years in prison for crimes against humanity in Bileca, while an ex-soldier was jailed for 14 years for the murders of Bosniaks in Bihac.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Afghan 'Little Picasso' offered Serbian citizenship.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has offered a Serbian passport to a 10-year-old Afghan refugee famous for his artistic talent. The boy previously helped raise money for a Serbian cancer patient.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Bulgaria will Collect BGN 1.5b per Year From Cargo Vehicles with the New Toll System.

A heavy truck passing through the territory of Bulgaria pays between eight and ten times less than in the rest of Europe," Bulgaria's Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski tol bTV this morning. In his words, all vehicles of over 3.5 tons in weight will have to pay a toll fee for using certain roads when passing through ...

- Novinite - BG

Gazprom Has Increased Its Supplies to Bulgaria by 11%.

In 2017 Russian gas Giant Gazprom has increased supplies to countries that may become natural gas consumers using the Turkish Stream pipeline in the future, reported Dnes.bg. For Bulgaria, the rise has reached 11.1%compared to January-August last year.  Exports to Turkey grew  by 22.4%, for Greece – by 13.2%, for ...

- Novinite - BG

'Western talk about redrawing of borders is cynical'.

Marko Djuric says the UN mission in Kosovo is an unpleasant witness for all who violate international law - and that is why they are trying to get rid of it. The head of the Serbian Government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija was commenting on Wednesday's UN Security Council session on the situation in Kosovo and Metohija, ...

- B92 - SK

Sparks fly at UNSC session between Belgrade and Pristina.

The end of Wednesday's UN Security Council on Kosovo session saw "a fierce debate" between Serbian FM Ivica Dacic and Kosovo's US ambassador, Vlora Citaku. On that occasion, Dacic told the Western countries they were hurting the Serbian people by advocating the abolition of UNMIK, the UN mission in Kosovo and Metohija - ...

- B92 - SK

Vucic's 'symbolic act may change policy on asylum seekers'.

Info Park is welcoming the initiative of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to grant Serbian citizenship to the family of 10-year old Farhad Nouri. The boy is a refugee from Afghanistan currently residing in Serbia, the Belgrade refugee support center for protection, education and empowerment said in a statement on ...

- B92 - SK

Vucic-Trump meeting could happen by end of year - newspaper.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic "should meet with US President Donald Trump" by the end of the year, writes the Belgrade-based daily Blic. According to the newspaper - which cited "a source from diplomatic circles in Washington" - Vucic will first meet with US Vice President Mike Pence in New York in September.

- B92 - SK

Trump wants to cut assistance to E. Europe, including Serbia.

The Trump administration will try to drastically cut financial aid that this country is giving to Eastern European countries, writes Bloomberg. "On edge" as Trump "cozied up to Vladimir Putin, Eastern Europe breathed a sigh of relief when U.S. officials swung by to reassure them of unwavering support - but Washington’s ...

- B92 - SK

Kosovo: Investigative reporter brutally attacked.

The Association of Journalists of Serbia with its branch in Kosovo condemned Wednesday's brutal physical attack on investigative journalist Parim Olluri. Olluri, who is the director of the website Insajderi, was attacked in Pristina, UNS said, and urged the authorities to find the attackers and those who gave the order.

- B92 - SK

British Foreign Office official, parliamentarians to visit.

Permanent Under Secretary of the British Foreign Office Simon McDonald will visit Serbia on September 11 and 12. A delegation of the House of Lords of the British Parliament will arrive here in late September, the Serbian government announced on Thursday.

- B92 - SK

Afghan migrant 'Little Picasso' offered Serbian citizenship

BELGRADE, Serbia " Serbia offered a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family citizenship on Wednesday, after they spent eight months in a...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Actions, Not Words, Will Thaw Kosovo-Serbia Relations

Recent statements from Belgrade offer fresh hope for lasting reconciliation between Serbia and Kosovo – but warm words need to be backed up by concrete actions.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Vucic-Trump Meeting Could Happen by End of 2017

According to the B92 newspaper - which cited "a source from diplomatic circles in Washington" - Vucic will first meet with US Vice President Mike Pence in New York in September. Blic said that this meeting, which "should take place around September 20" will effectively represent "an introduction to the meeting with ...

- Novinite - BG

Bosnia's Sordid Independence

Alexander Clapp Security, Europe The Dayton system punishes electoral moderation, erodes political accountability and all but rewards extremism—and it has been churning for a generation now. ONE LAST vestige remains of the post–World War I stipulation that put Southern Slavs of three major faiths—Catholicism, ...

- The National Interest - US

Afghan Migrant 'Little Picasso' Offered Serbian Citizenship

Serbia offered a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family citizenship on Wednesday, after they spent eight months in a refugee camp while seeking to reach Switzerland. Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic made the offer to Farhad Nouri, ...

- Voice of America - US

Court Rejects Bosnian Serb Claim to Army Facilities

The Constitutional Court ruled that military facilities in the country's Serb-dominated entity are owned by the state - a decision which could help Bosnia move towards membership of NATO.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Marah anak guna nama, Saleem serbu syarikat rakaman

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Ogos — Penyanyi Saleem menyerbu syarikat rakaman naungan anaknya Syafiq Farhain selepas namanya terus dikaitkan dengan rangka promosi artis baharu itu. Saleem tampil bersama isteri yang juga pengurus Julia Bachok ke Music...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Refugee 'Little Picasso' Gives Portrait To Serbian President

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic gave a warm welcome to Farhad Noory, an Afghan refugee artist whom local media has dubbed "Little Picasso."

- Radio Free Europe - US

Serbia Offers Citizenship To Afghan Refugee Dubbed 'Little Picasso'

Serbia offered citizenship to the family of a 10-year-old Afghan boy who has become known as "Little Picasso" for his impressive artworks.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

"Europe is possibly facing an explosive cocktail of political and financial meddling in its backyard," warns a new report on Geo-economic Implications of China's New Silk Road by the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. It recommends that the EU increases influence over its neighbourhood, particularly mentioning Serbia, ...

- EU Observer - EU

'Big powers need crisis to keep Balkans on leash'

Whatever model is offered as a platform by Belgrade to solve the decades-old Kosovo and Metohija puzzle, it will not be liked by "world powers." The daily Vecernje Novosti writes this, adding that this is the case because bringing this painful topic to an end would mean the loss of a lot of leverage that these powers are ...

- B92 - SK

Vucic to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina on September 7 and 8

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina on September 7 and 8 for an official visit. The chair of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dragan Covic, announced this on Wednesday.

- B92 - SK

President offers citizenship to talented Afghan refugee boy

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has offered Serbian citizenship to the family of 10-year-old Farhad Nuri, refugees from Afghanistan. Farhad, whom the media have nicknamed "Little Picasso," recently took part in a humanitarian campaign by selling his drawings in order to raise money for the medical treatment of a ...

- B92 - SK

The Albanian Prime Minister Urged Serbia to Recognize Kosovo as a Sovereign Country

The Prime Minister of Albanie, Edi Rama declared that the resolution of the disputes around Kosovo is 'complete recognizing of The Republic of Kosovo from Serbia'. This was reported by Radio B92 citing an intervirw of the Albanian Prime Minister to the Belgradian newspaper Blic. However, Rama adds that if he puts himself in ...

- Novinite - BG

Afghan migrant 'Little Picasso' offered Serbian citizenship

A 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family have been offered Serbian citizenship and a job for his father after being stuck for eight months in a refugee camp while seeking to reach Switzerland.

- FOX News - US

Belgrade Beer Fest Offers Musical Refreshment

Belgrade Beer Fest, one of the largest beer events in south-east Europe, offers five days of free live shows by Serbian and foreign bands as well as dozens of different brews.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Belgrade's Landscape Changes for Ladies of Public Transport

It's increasingly likely you'll see women in the driver's seat of Belgrade's streetcars – but they still face the odd challenge.

- Balkan Insight - UK

US Blames Serbian WWII Regime for Jews' Deaths

The US State Department said the Nazi-backed Serbian government of Milan Nedic, whose descendants are seeking his legal rehabilitation, was responsible for most of the WWII-era deaths of Serbia's Jews.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Albania Wants no Unification with Kosovo

Solution to Kosovo problem is simple: Serbia must fully recognise the Republic of Kosovo, but being in Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's shoes, I am aware that saying it is easier than doing it, said Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Gazeta Express writes.I respect the initiative of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic ...

- Novinite - BG

A chance to take big leap

After being stuck in the zone groups for six years, India are desperate to break into the World Group. They have battled the heavyweights in Serbia, Czech Republic and Spain over the last three years in the play-off stage but against Canada they sense a window of opportunity.The last time India entered the World Group was ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Regulator Says Air Serbia Complied With Rules In Barring Autistic Boy From Flight

Serbia's Civil Aviation Directorate says national carrier Air Serbia acted in line with regulations when it barred an 11-year-old autistic boy from flying with his family because he was crying at the check-in counter.

- Radio Free Europe - US

'My plan removes causes for war between Serbs and Albanians'

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says his proposal about "delineation" in Kosovo and Metohija will eliminate "the causes for war" between Serbs and Albanians. He reiterated that Serbia will "never recognize the unilateral independence of Kosovo."

- B92 - SK

External audit launched for IPARD funds

Branislav Nedimovic met on Monday with Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Oskar Benedikt on the use of IPARD funds. The Serbian minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management informed Benedikt that the last of the four conditions for the approval of IPARD accreditation, adaptation of the building of the ...

- B92 - SK

More than 10,000 persons still missing in region

President of the Serbian Commission for Missing Persons Veljko Odalovic says there are still 10,600 persons listed as missing in the region. "Time is not an ally in solving the issue," he remarked.

- B92 - SK

Montenegro to strip mayor of coastal town of his citizenship

The Montenegrin Interior Ministry has initiated, ex-officio, procedures to strip the mayor of the town of Kotor of his Montenegrin citizenship. The reason is that the mayor, Vladimir Jokic, is also a citizen of Serbia.

- B92 - SK

'Solution to Kosovo problem is Serbia's recognition'

Edi Rama says he "respects" Aleksandar Vucic's initiative to hold "an internal dialogue on Kosovo and thus directly and unconventionally face the past." In an interview for the Belgrade-based daily Blic, quoted by Beta on Tuesday, the Albanian prime also pointed out that solving the Kosovo issue was "in the interest of all, ...

- B92 - SK

Dacic travels to New York for UNSC session on Kosovo

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will participate at the UN Security Council session in New York on Wednesday. The Serbian government announced this, noting that the session will discuss UN secretary-general's report on the work of the UN mission in Kosovo, UNMIK, in the period from ...

- B92 - SK

US envoy 'promised Milosevic US would not recognize Kosovo'

Ivica Dacic seems to be in charge of making waves these days - after the Kosovo "delimitation" proposal, he has spoken about "Holbrooke's Kosovo letter." The Serbian foreign minister and first deputy prime minister spoke for the tabloid Srpski Telegraf, to recall that no state body in the country is in possession of the ...

- B92 - SK

Lepas 19 kali, kastam rampas dadah RM10 juta

NILAI, 15 Ogos — Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia merampas enam bungkusan guni disyaki mengandungi dadah jenis Methamphetamine seberat 150.72 kg bernilai RM10.55 juta, dalam serbuan di sebuah premis di Seri Kembangan, semalam. Ketua...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Serbia's Plan for Post-WWII Restitution 'Flawed'

The Serbian government is to decide on a formula to calculate compensation for property seized after World War II, but the Network for Restitution argues the authorities have no real idea of the cost.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Albanian PM Rama Praises Vucic's Kosovo Initiative

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said he was "moved" by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's resolve to launch an 'internal dialogue' in Serbia about Kosovo.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Belgrade seeks 'delimitation' for Serbs in Kosovo

Serbia's foreign minister and a top ally of President Aleksandar Vučić has suggested a compromise to end a conflict over Kosovo, the newest independent European state, that is blocking Serbia's hopes of European Union membership.

- EurActive - UK

Serbian Foreign Minister Says Partition Could End Dispute With Kosovo

Serbia's foreign minister has put forward a compromise to resolve the country's differences with its former province of Kosovo, as Belgrade looks to gain traction in its drive toward European Union membership.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Serbian official suggests major compromise over Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia " A top Serbian official has called for a compromise over Kosovo that could end a dispute hindering both Serbia and Kosovo from one day becoming European Union members.In an opinion piece published Monday in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Serbian official suggests major compromise over Kosovo

Serbia's foreign minister has called for a compromise over Kosovo that could end a dispute hindering both countries from one day becoming European Union members.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Kosovo and Russia are key conditions for EU - Vucic

Aleksandar Vucic says he does not share David McAllister's stance that the rule of law is the key area for Serbia's progress on the path toward EU membership. The Serbian president spoke during a joint news conference on Saturday in Belgrade with the chair of European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs and the ...

- B92 - SK

Serb children and teens gunned down in Kosovo remembered

True reconciliation and a future in the European family can happen only when killers and criminals are no longer celebrated as "national heroes" in Kosovo. First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said this on Sunday, during the marking of the anniversary of the 2003 crime committed in the enclave of Gorazdevac in ...

- B92 - SK

Ministers 'going too far in declarations of love to Russia'

Aleksandar Vulin's cordial meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu has set off alarms with EU's ambassadors and representatives in Serbia, writes Blic. The Belgrade daily on Monday cited an unnamed representative of one EU member-state's embassy, who said that the Serbian government "has a clearly defined European ...

- B92 - SK

Serbian athlete that went missing in Berlin found

Serbian rower Martin Mackovic went missing in Berlin on Saturday morning; his family has sent an appeal to everyone who knows anything about his whereabouts. The Belgrade daily Blic ieported this on Monday.

- B92 - SK

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