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Foreign Leaders Gather in Serbia for President's Inauguration.

A phalanx of regional and other leaders - though not from Albania or Kosovo - will be present in Belgrade on Friday for Aleksandar Vucic's inauguration as Serbia's new head of state.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Jeremic Party May Shake up Serbia, Analysts Say.

Analysts give Vuk Jeremic, former Chairman of the UN General Assembly who is starting a political party, good chances of making waves on the political scene in Serbia. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serb Woman's Case Upsets Trump Immigration Policy.

A US Supreme Court verdict in the case of a Bosnian Serb deported because of her husband's role in the Bosnian war will make it harder for the Trump administration to remove immigrants' citizenship.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Protesters Blockade Film About Serb-Albanian Relations.

Protesters carrying Serbian flags and chanting anti-Albanian slogans prevented the showing of a film about Serb-Albanian relations in the city of Nis.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbia ruling party gathers support for proposed gay PM.

Serbia's first gay and female prime minister is set to take office in staunchly conservative Serbia next week after ruling populists gathered majority support for her in Parliament.

- FOX News - US

Serbian Official Blames Yugoslav Army for Croatia Crimes.

Former Serbian security chief Jovica Stanisic's lawyer told the Hague Tribunal that the Yugoslav People's Army was responsible for crimes in the Serb-led Republic of Serbian Krajina wartime statelet in Croatia in 1991.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Supreme Court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship.

The Supreme Court handed a setback to the Trump administration on Thursday by making it harder for the government to strip immigrants of U.S. citizenship in a case involving an ethnic Serb woman who lied about her husband's military service after Yugoslavia's collapse. The justices ruled 9-0 that a naturalized American ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Supreme Court sides with Serb who lied during naturalization process.

Justices say the government must show the lie to be pertinent to the case to be the grounds for denial of citizenship.

- Washington Post - US

In blow to Trump, Supreme Court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship from immigrants.

The Supreme Court handed a setback to the Trump administration on Thursday by making it harder for the government to strip immigrants of U.S. citizenship in a case involving an ethnic Serb woman who lied about her husband's military service after Yugoslavia's collapse. The justices ruled...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. top court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship.

The Supreme Court handed a setback to the Trump administration on Thursday by making it harder for the government to strip immigrants of U.S. citizenship in a case involving an ethnic Serb woman who lied about her husband's military service after Yugoslavia's collapse. The justices ruled 9-0 that a naturalized American ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Basketball: Serbian men take 3x3 World Cup title.

Serbia on Wednesday beat the Netherlands 21-18 to win the country's third FIBA 3x3 World Cup basketball title. The Serbian team competing in the men's category ended the tournament in Nantes, France, with a perfect 7-0, beating Egypt, Russia, Andorra, Puerto Rico, the United States, and France.

- B92 - SK

156 deputies to back Brnabic; PM to be sworn in by June 30

Consultations about the forming and the composition of Serbia's next government are now in the final phase, state broadcaster RTS reported on Thursday. According to the report, a majority of 156 members of the Serbian National Assembly has been secured to vote Ana Brnabic's cabinet in.

- B92 - SK

Moscow responds to fears about 'espionage center in Serbia'

Maria Zakharova has called "absurd" the statements made by US officials regarding the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in Nis, southern Serbia. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, US diplomats have made "absolutely unthinkable, absurd, far-fetched accusations in the worst tradition of the Cold War," ...

- B92 - SK

Serbia's incoming PM is 'one quarter Croatian'

Croatia's Globus magazine writes that Aleksandar Vucic has made "a strong, but equally intriguing and challenging move" when he nominated Ana Brnabic for PM. The article - published under the headline "Ana Brnabic - the woman who divided Serbia" - notes that if the current minister of state administration gets elected in ...

- B92 - SK

Minors to be banned from Belgrade cafes and bars after 10 pm

Underage patrons could soon be prohibited from entering cafes and bars in Belgrade after 22:00 hours, a daily is reporting. According to Blic, "the city has been working on this idea for a while."

- B92 - SK

Serbian town pioneers 'dumpster guards' idea

Gradska Cistoca, a public utility company in Novi Sad, has decided to introduce unusual measures in order to counter the activities of informal waste recyclers. The city is set to announce a tender, worth RSD 6 million, and form a special patrol that will guard underground dumpsters.

- B92 - SK

'Berlin Process Connectivity Agenda has special importance'

Serbia is working on "various projects on Western Balkans-wide infrastructural networking to become a well-connected, recognizable and competitive region." Acting PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said this during the annual meeting of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative in Minsk, Belarus.

- B92 - SK

'Serbia and RS should acknowledge Srebrenica as genocide'

Serge Brammertz says that "one should hope Serbia and the Serb Republic " will officially acknowledge that genocide has been committed in Srebrenica. "These authorities must have the honor and the courage to admit the truth," the chief Hague Prosecutor told Sarajevo-based Oslobodjenje newspaper, ahead of commemoration in ...

- B92 - SK

U.S. top court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship

THE Supreme Court handed a setback to the Trump administration on Thursday by making it harder for the government to strip immigrants of U.S. citizenship in a case involving an ethnic Serb woman who lied about her husband’s military service after Yugoslavia’s collapse. The justices ruled 9-0 that a naturalized ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

U.S. top court rules in favor of Serb stripped of U.S. citizenship

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of an ethnic Serb woman who was stripped of U.S. citizenship when she lied about her husband's military service after Yugoslavia's collapse. The justices sided with Divna Maslenjak, who had her citizenship revoked and was deported to Serbia after being convicted of breaking ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Serbia's Divided Gays Plan Separate Parades

Two separate 'Pride' parades, one in June and another in September, will be organised in Belgrade this year, reflecting divisions within Serbian LGBT organisations.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Kosovo Landmine Victims Demand Serbia Pay Compensation

Kosovo's Association of Mine-Injured Civilians asked Serbia to pay compensation to people injured in landmine blasts during and after the war, and called on the Pristina government to raise the issue in Brussels.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Serbs Consider Chinese Lessons in Schools

Ni Hao, meaning hello in Chinese, might become a more common greeting in the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska if the authorities bring in language lessons for school pupils.

- Balkan Insight - UK

China donates military equipment to Serbia

The Chinese ambassador to Belgrade, Li Manchang, donated EUR900,000 worth of military equipment to the Serbian Army on 20 June. The equipment includes 16 GDQ120A rubber boats with Jiangxi Weimin Machinery WM55 outboard engines, 5 Arctic Wolf military snowmobiles, and 10 portable

- Jane’s - US

Four Broadcasters Dominate Serbian Media, BIRN Shows

New research by BIRN and Reporters Without Borders highlights the extent to which the Serbian media space has become dominated by a handful of boadcasters and media companies.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian Security Chiefs 'Seen in Croatia Conflict Zone'

A former Yugoslav People's Army colonel told the UN court in The Hague that he saw Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in 1991 in the Knin area, where crimes against Croats were committed.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Female And Gay: Vucic's Unlikely Choice For PM Sets Two Firsts For Serbia

Serbia's Western-educated and decidedly pro-European gay prime minister-designate looks to break taboos and resistance in the conservative heartland of the Balkans.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Twelve films to compete for Odesa Film Festival grand prix

ODESA - The selection committee has chosen 12 films from China, Ukraine, Serbia, Austria, Lithuania, Israel, Estonia, France, Brazil, Georgia, Belgium, and Spain to compete for the Grand Prix of the Odesa International Film Festival – the Golden Duke – and other awards of the International Competition. All in all, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Vucic's Unlikely Choice For Prime Minister Sets Two Firsts For Serbia

Serbia's Western-educated and decidedly pro-European gay prime minister-designate looks to break taboos and resistance in the conservative heartland of the Balkans.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Belgrade mayor could join government as deputy PM - report

Sinisa Mali, who currently serves as mayor of Belgrade, "could once again move into 11 Nemanjina Street ," Blic is reporting. According to the newspaper, he is a candidate to become deputy prime minister in charge of investments.

- B92 - SK

Serbia-China relations 'reach highest level'

Acting PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and Chinese Ambassador Li Manchang met on Tuesday in Belgrade for "a cordial meeting," the government has announced. Dacic and Li "confirmed readiness to continue and intensify comprehensive bilateral relations between the two countries."

- B92 - SK

Croatian media report 'all about' Serbia's incoming PM

Croatia's Globus magazine writes that Aleksandar Vucic has made "a strong, but equally intriguing and challenging move" when he nominated Ana Brnabic for PM. The article - published under the headline "Ana Brnabic - the woman who divided Serbia" - notes that if the current minister of state administration gets elected in ...

- B92 - SK

Belgrade to have 'rival' Pride Parades

Pride Parade will be held on Saturday, June 24 in Belgrade, organizers have announced. Pride Weekend, June 23-26, during which Pride walk is held, is organized by Citizens' Association Egal, Loud & Queer, and the Gay Lesbian Info Center.

- B92 - SK

Work on new media strategy to begin 'during summer'

Work to produce a new media strategy will begin during the summer, Assistant Minister of Culture and Information Milos Jankovic has announced. Jankovic spoke during a debate dubbed, "Who owns the media in Serbia," Tanjug has reported.

- B92 - SK

Vucic's inauguration: From CSTO to NATO, Rogozin to Yee

Aleksandar Vucic's presidential inauguration will be "unlike all previous ones" - and will, as he announced, bring together guests from around the world. The ceremony will be held on Friday at the Palace of Serbia in New Belgrade. Among the 5,000 expected guests will be regional leaders and envoys of world powers that stand ...

- B92 - SK

Dacic travels to Minsk for CEI meeting

Acting PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will attend the annual meeting of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative in Minsk on Thursday. The Serbian government announced this on Wednesday, noting that the CEI was established in 1989 through cooperation of four countries - Italy, Austria, the Socialist Federal ...

- B92 - SK

Serbian, US companies team up to produce new aircraft

US-based Stavatti Aerospace and Serbia's Yugoimport-SDPR have struck a deal to develop and produce a new single-engine civilian airplane. Tanjug reported this on Wednesday, citing Yugoimport-SDPR, a major defense industry company in Serbia.

- B92 - SK

Suspect in Qawra deaths awaits bail decision

A request for bail by a woman facing criminal proceedings over her alleged involvement in the death of two Englishmen who had used her Qawra apartment, is to be decided upon by a judge in chambers. Dragana Mijalkovic, 42, is accused of the involuntary homicide of David Grant, 68, and Neville Ayers, 78. T  Mr Ayers's body ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

India's GMR, four others other bid for Belgrade airport | Reuters

BELGRADE Four consortia and one company will proceed the next round of bidding for a 25-year concession to operate Belgrade's Nikola Tesla airport, the biggest in the Balkan region, the company and a Serbian government commission said on Wednesday. Serbia, which has an 83.1 percent stake in the airport, expects the deal to ...

- Firstpost - IN

Djokovic to search for form on Eastbourne's grass

LONDON, June 21 — Three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has broken with tradition and taken a wildcard into the Aegon International at Eastbourne next week as the Serb battles to rediscover some form ahead of next month's grasscourt...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Serbian Tabloid Criticised for Airing Criminal's Claims

A pro-government newspaper in Serbia has been criticised for giving an interview to a convicted criminal - who accused President Aleksandar Vucic's enemies of plotting his downfall and even death.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Belgrade Muslims Decry Lack of Mosques and Graveyards

The overnight demolition of an illegally-built mosque has highlighted difficulties the Muslim community faces in Serbian capital.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian 'Red Berets' Accused of Bosnia War Crimes

Belgrade's Humanitarian Law Centre filed criminal complaints against three former fighters from the Serbian Red Berets unit, accusing them of committing war crimes in the Bosnian town of Doboj in 1992.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Reliance and Yugoimport team to build ammunition for Indian military

Reliance Defence Ammunition, a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian group Reliance Infrastructure, has signed an agreement with Serbian company Yugoimport to collaborate on manufacturing ammunition in India. Reliance said in a press release on 20 June that through the accord Yugoimport has offered a

- Jane’s - US

Serbian Official Denies Key Role in Croatian War

The defence lawyer for former security official Franko Simatovic told the Hague Tribunal that a witness's claim that the Serbian State Security Service was a protagonist in the Croatian war in 1991 was false.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbia opens two more chapters in EU accession talks

Two more chapters, on Intellectual Property Law Customs Union have been opened on Tuesday in Serbia's EU membership negotiations. With this, Serbia has opened ten out of 35 chapters, while two have been temporarily closed.

- B92 - SK

Montenegro, Serbia Opening New Areas Of Negotiation With EU

Montenegro and Serbia are taking one step closer to EU membership by opening two new areas of negotiation, or chapters.

- Radio Free Europe - US

IMF mission to visit for review under stand-by arrangement

An IMF mission led by James Roaf will visit Serbia from June 22 through July 4 to conduct the seventh review under a stand-by arrangement, Tanjug reported. IMF Resident Representative Sebastian Sosa made the announcement on Monday.

- B92 - SK

Serbia set to open two more chapters in EU accession talks

Two more chapters, on Intellectual Property Law Customs Union will be opened on Tuesday in Serbia's EU membership negotiations, Beta is reporting. With this, Serbia will have opened ten out of 35 chapters, while two have been temporarily closed.

- B92 - SK

Serbian, Montenegrin champions to clash in Champions League

Partizan Belgrade football club were on Monday drawn to play Montenegrin side Buducnost Podgorica in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. The first leg is scheduled for July 11 and 12 in Belgrade, with the second to be played a week later in Podgorica, Tanjug reported.

- B92 - SK

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