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Vucic, Brnabic react to Hague Tribunal's Mladic ruling

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic urged "all citizens of Serbia to, starting today, begin to look to the future." Vucic spoke after the Hague Tribunal announced it had sentenced former military commander of Serbs in Bosnia Ratko Mladic to life in prison.

Serbia-Argentina political ties 'at extremely high level'

Bilateral political relations between Serbia and Argentina are "at an extremely high level." First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic and Vice President of Argentina Gabriela Michetti assessed this in Buenos Aires, the Serbian government announced on Tuesday.

Canada and Kosovo 'strategic partners who share same values'

“Canada will stay alongside Kosovo forever," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said. Beta reported this on Wednesday, citing a statement published by the office of the Kosovo president, Hashim Thaci.

'Difficult day for Serbia,' says justice minister

The judgment to Ratko Mladic is a difficult day for Serbia, and many citizens of our country feel hurt, given the previous decisions of the Hague Tribunal. Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic said this on Wednesday, adding that she would not comment on the verdict itself because it is first-instance and ...

UNDP presents findings of latest Public Pulse in Kosovo

The latest Public Pulse was presented was presented at the UNDP premises in Kosovo on Wednesday, the organization announced. The latest poll results show an increase in satisfaction with performance of Kosovo institutions with approximately 36 percent of Kosovo residents saying they are satisfied ...

'Reconciliation stalled, ethnic divisions grow in region'

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks says that the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans has stalled. In his latest Human Rights Comment, Muiznieks also noted that ethnic divisions and polarization have been growing in the region.

Hague Tribunal sentences Ratko Mladic to life in prison

The Hague Tribunal is on Wednesday sentenced former wartime commander of the Army of the Serb Republic Ratko Mladic to life in prison. Mladic stood accused of genocide against some 7,000 Muslims from Srebrenica, persecution of Muslims and Croats across Bosnia-Herzegovina , violations of the laws and ...

PM Brnabic on official visit to Norway

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic starts an official two-day visit to the Kingdom of Norway on 22 November by a meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Ernen Solberg. The theme of this meeting will be the overall political and economic relations between Serbia and Norway, as well as the improvement of ...

FM Dacic explains why he won't receive Ukraine's ambassador

The Serbian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it remained committed to overcoming disagreements and enhancing bilateral relations with Ukraine. This comes despite the insistence by Ukraine's ambassador to Belgrade on the stance that Russia is using Serbia to create chaos and provoke a war in the ...

'Serbia will not recognize Kosovo in order to join EU'

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says Serbia will not recognize Kosovo for the sake of joining the EU. Speaking in Buenos Aires, where he will on Wednesday attend the naming of one of the city's squares after the Republic of Serbia, Dacic added that full membership in the EU is his country's absolute ...

Guinea-Bissau officially revokes recognition of Kosovo - FM

Guinea-Bissau has withdrawn its decision from 2011 to recognize Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said. "The prime minister of Guinea-Bissau informed me of this today," Dacic told Tanjug late on Tuesday.

Macedonia has sincere friend in Serbia - Vucic

Macedonia has a sincere friend in Serbia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said during his meeting in Belgrade on Tuesday with Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev. According to Vucic, the common goal and the greatest interest of both countries "must be peace and stability in the region."

Vucic to travel to Russia and meet with Putin in December

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will probably visit Russia in December, when he will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Russia's TASS reported this on Tuesday, citing Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko, who is on a visit to Serbia, and who spoke after her meeting ...

Serbian MPs throw computer mice, threaten each other/VIDEO

An incident occurred on Tuesday in Belgrade, during a session of the Serbian National Assembly's Committee on Administrative Issues. Bosko Obradovic, who heads the group of people's deputies from the opposition Dveri Movement, threw a computer mouse at the Committee's chairman, Aleksandar Martinovic ...

Georgia will not recognize Kosovo, says Georgian PM

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has said that his country maintains the position not to recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. Kvirikashvili also urged Serbian businesspeople to take advantage of Tbilisi's incentives offered to foreign investors.

EU on US involvement in Kosovo dialogue: 'We work closely'

We are working very closely with the United States in the Western Balkans, Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for the European Union, told b92.net on Tuesday. According to her, this also applies to "the question of dialogue on the normalization of relations."

Macedonian PM received by Serbian president, PM

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Belgrade on Tuesday. On that occasion, Zaev presented a gift to Vucic: the number 9 Vardar football club jersey, with Serbian president's last name printed on it.

'As Serbs say - God in Heaven, Russia on Earth'

Forcing Serbia to make an artificial choice between the West and Russia is impermissible, says Russian Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko. Matviyenko said this during a special session of the Serbian National Assembly in Belgrade that she addressed on Monday, adding that there was ...

Ukrainian ambassador 'waiting 14 months to meet with Dacic'

Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Aleksandrovych says that he will not change his stance, that he presented earlier this month, raising a lot of dust in Serbia. Aleksandrovych spoke for b92.net in his first interview for Serbian media since returning from Kiev, where he was withdrawn for consultations.

'Serbia does not want unification with RS' - Vucic's cabinet

Serbia does not want to unify with the Serb Republic , the Belgrade-based daily Danas says was told by President Aleksandar Vucic's cabinet. Vucic's cabinet said this when asked about RS President Milorad Dodik's map, drawn during his interview for DW, which showed his vision of the map of the ...

Serbia and China currently have joint projects worth USD 6bn

At this moment Serbia and China have joint projects worth USD 6 billion, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Monday in Kostolac. She spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony for a new block in the Kostolac Thermal Power Plant in eastern Serbia.

Dodik: Kosovo's independence acceptable, if Belgrade decides

RS President Milorad Dodik said in an interview with DW that a referendum on the independence of the entity is currently not an institutional topic. He claims, however, that BiH will not survive in any form

Serb List wins most mayoral posts in Kosovo elections

According to preliminary results, the Serb List will have its mayors in ten municipalities in Kosovo - the highest number of any ticket. The local elections were held on October 22, with run-offs on November 19.

Serbian president receives George Soros' son

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Monday in Belgrade received Alexander Soros, a member of Open Society Foundations' Global Board. Tanjug is reporting that "Alex Soros is the oldest son of billionaire George Soros, with whom Vucic met in late September in New York."

PM: We shouldn't be asked to choose between EU and Russia

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has told the Financial Times that her country should not be asked to choose between the West and Russia. According to the London-based newspaper, Brnabic "insisted that Serbia's ties to Moscow are not an obstacle to its EU membership bid."

Bin Laden had picture of Serbian church on his computer

Among the files found on Osama Bin Laden's computer that have been released by the CIA is a photograph of the Temple of St. Dimitrije in Kosovska Mitrovica. The Belgrade-based daily Politika is reporting that the files also contained a map of this town, located in northern Kosovo.

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UK sent protest to Suriname for revoking Kosovo recognition

Britain lodged a protest to Suriname for revoking its recognition of Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has revealed. "Regardless of some big countries saying they are our friends, I must say that one of them - Great Britain - lodged a protest to Suriname for revoking its recognition of ...

Chairwoman of Russia's Federation Council visiting Serbia

Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko will on Monday start her two-day official visit to Serbia. The head of the upper house of the Russian parliament will first meet with President of the Serbian National Assembly Maja Gojkovic, and later make statements for the media.

Serbian high school students successful at WER

The Serbian team from Politehnika - a school for new technologies from Belgrade - yesterday achieved great success. They won the Special Award for best presentation of their country and work in robotics based on their performance at the World Educational Robot Contest in Shanghai.

Police arrest 93 suspects in series of raids

The Interior Ministry said on Monday that 93 people were arrested in a large-scale operation targeting perpetrators of economic crimes and corruption. The MUP said that the arrests took place in several separate raids across the country, and that criminal complaints have been filed in regular ...

Square in Buenos Aires to be named after Serbia

Argentina's capital Buenos Aires will name a square after the Republic of Serbia, Beta is reporting on Monday. For this reason, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will on November 21-23 visit this South American country.

Soros responds to Hungarian government's 'attacks'

US billionaire of Hungarian Jewish origin George Soros has responded for the first time to "Hungarian government's attacks," Reuters is reporting. The article cites a statement issued by Soros' Open Society Foundations that said the campaign against him represented “distortions and lies designed to ...

EU denies Mogherini walked out of meeting with Haradinaj

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday left the meeting of the SA Council offended by a request made by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. That is what Tanjug reported on Friday, adding that "sources from the meeting said Haradinaj insisted on greater US involvement in the process ...

'Serbia is too important to remain neutral'

Serbia is too important a factor in the Balkans to be conducting a neutral foreign policy, says President of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro Savo Kentera. Other participants in Friday's Belgrade NATO Week panel dubbed, "NATO and the Western Balkans," were of a similar opinion, Tanjug is ...

Serbian FM suggests sacking US Army Europe commander

Ivica Dacic said on Friday that the issue of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in Nis comes down to a clash between big powers. The first deputy PM and foreign minister added that Serbia "said it a hundred times" it did not want to take part in that.

'EU foreign policy chief walks out, offended by Haradinaj'

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday left the meeting of the SA Council offended by a request made by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. That is what Tanjug reported on Friday, adding that "sources from the meeting said Haradinaj insisted on greater US involvement in the process ...

African country denies it ever recognized Kosovo

Guinea Bissau Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who is visiting Belgrade, said on Friday that his country never recognized Kosovo as independent. The O2 broadcaster is reporting that Embalo said Guinea Bissau is on the list of countries that have done that, even though it did not recognize ...

Macedonian PM to visit Serbia next week

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will be in Serbia on November 20 and 21 on an official visit. Beta reported on Friday that this was announced by the Macedonian government.

German MP said five years ago what is expected of Serbia

A legally binding agreement on normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia was first publicly mentioned in Serbia more than five years ago. The Beta agency reported this on Friday.

New projects with EIB worth nearly EUR 500mn

Zorana Mihajlovic and delegation of the European Investment Bank visited this week the construction site of a bridge over the Sava River near Ostruznica. Mihajlovic, who is in charge of construction, transport and infrastructure in the Serbian cabinet, said that the works are financed by the EIB and ...

OSCE to US and Russia: Quit designating media as agents

OSCE media freedom representative Harlem Desir says he is worried by a series of recent measures introduced by the US and Russia. These countries are requiring media entities from other countries to register themselves as “foreign agents," the OSCE said in a statement.

Serbian minister: EU won't be forcing us to recognize Kosovo

Minister of EU Integration Jadranka Joksimovic says Serbia "will not be conditioned by recognizing Kosovo in order to become a member of the EU." Reacting to President Aleksandar Vucic's statement that the EU will ask Serbia to sign a legally binding document on normalization of relations between ...

US State Department 'disappointed' with news out of Belgrade

The US State Department said it was disappointed with the ruling in the trial for the burning of the US embassy in Belgrade in 2008. It took place after the rally "Kosovo is Serbia."

'Others think like me, but are scared to say it' - Zeman

EU's "double standards on Crimea’s reunification with Russia are a bad practice," Czech President Milos Zeman has said, according to TASS. As an example of these double standards, Zeman mentioned Kosovo and Crimea.

EU membership 'most important foreign policy goal'

PM Ana Brnabic said in Brussels that EU membership is the most important foreign policy goal and that Serbia remains focused on cooperation with the Union. At a joint press conference with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, Brnabic emphasized that the Union ...

US general: Russian Center in Serbia is not humanitarian

US Army Europe commander Gen. Ben Hodges says he "does not believe" the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in Nis is in fact a humanitarian center. Hodges, who was interviewed during the Belgrade NATO Week gathering on Thursday, told Insajder that the humanitarian title was "a facade."

Serbian and US paratroopers in joint exercise/PHOTOS, VIDEO

Participants in the Zima 2017 exercise, Serbian and US paratroopers, on Thursday morning practiced carrying out a parachuting assault. According to the Ministry of Defense, the paratroopers jumped from two US C-130 aircraft that took off from the Batajnica airport.

''Yes' would have been better than 'I hope yes''

President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday that "we will analyze the statements of BiH Presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic in a responsible manner." However, Vucic added that he would not cancel the upcoming visit of the three members of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina to Belgrade - unlike ...

Vucic and Stoltenberg had 'productive meeting'

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had "a productive conversation" in Brussels on Wednesday. NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Tacan Ildem said this on Thursday in Belgrade.