Archive for the ‘Serbia’ Category
The International Court of Justice Tuesday dismissed claims of genocide by both Croatia and Serbia allegedly committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. “Croatia has failed to substantiate its allegation that genocide was committed. Accordingly, no issue of responsibility under the Convention for the commission of genocide can arise in the present case,” ruled […]
The Serbian government and the political party of detained Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who is accused of war crimes, have launched a petition demanding his release. The Belgrade authorities along with Ivanovic’s Serbia, Democracy and Justice party launched the joint petition on Wednesday, asking the authorities in Pristina to allow their the detained politician […]
BELGRADE — Serbs driven out of Đakovica in Kosovo sent a protest to the Priština authorities for not being allowed to visit their town and property on Good Friday. “The Serbs from the Đakovica region are resentful of the institution in Priština, EULEX and KFOR for being unable to ensure safety for 120 Serbs who […]
BELGRADE — The Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo said that Aleksandar Vulin was denied entry to Kosovo by the authorities in Priština on Tuesday. Vulin heads the office and is the minister without portfolio in charge of Kosovo and Metohija in the outgoing government.
VIENNA — Tanja Miščević has stated that the accession talks with the EU may begin in June by opening Chapter 35 on normalization of relations with Priština. After this step, chapters on the judiciary and rule of law will be opened, Miščević explained in an interview for the Vienna-based daily Kurier.
BELGRADE — The New Democratic Party (NDS) has announced that it will not be part of a government to in the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) would also participate. The NDS, led by Serbia’s former president and former leader of the Democrats (DS), Boris Tadić, noted on Sunday that, after the talks with the Serb […]
KRUŠEVAC — Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alekasandr Chepurin said on Wednesday that he expects good cooperation with a new Serbian government. “Russia and Serbia have always had friendly relations, and what is good for Russia is good for Serbia too; the stronger Russia is, the better for Serbia,” the diplomat said in Kruševac, central Serbia […]
BELGRADE — President Tomislav Nikolić has conferred with Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin “and restated Serbia’s neutral position on the situation in Ukraine.” Chepurin noted during the meeting held on Thursday that Russia “appreciates the friendship and the principled stance of Serbia.”
BELGRADE — Germany’s former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder stated on Thursday that the government in Belgrade has “a realistic goal for Serbia to join the EU by 2020.” This is the case as it is “ready to carry out reforms despite all difficulties on the pathway,” he was quoted as saying. The start of Serbia’s EU […]
BELGRADE — President Tomislav Nikolic has said that he wants Serbia’s foreign policy “to go back to old friendships after two decades of neglect of these relationships.” He made the remarks during a meeting in Belgrade with with ambassadors of African and Arab countries. In the new cycle of its foreign policy, Serbia wants to […]
Amid reports that the EU may freeze further work on the South Stream gas pipeline, Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic insisted that the project remained important for both Europe and Serbia. Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister, said that Serbia was preserving vital national interests with regard to the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline […]
Ivica Dacic and Hashim Thaci, will meet today with the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on a new round of dialogue. Besides Dacic, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister will attend the meeting Aleksandar Vucic.
British Foreign Minister says there will be no drawing of borders in the Balkans and that only a united Bosnia in its current boundaries can join the EU.
Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkić has arrived in Yerevan where he will confer with Armenian top officials over the next two days.
Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Romania have agreed to support Serbia’s EU accession at a meeting in the Danube town of Ruse.
The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia will hold a trilateral meeting in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse on Friday.
Foreign Ministers of Serbia and Macedonia Ivan Mrkić and Nikola Poposki agreed on Friday in Belgrade that the two countries “share the same EU prospects.” They announced closer cooperation in the future.
Serbia is open “to all modes of cooperation with friendly countries,” Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić said in Belgrade on Monday during talks with Azerbaijan’s defense minister, Lieutenant-General Zakir Hasanov.
Serbia will do everything so that elections do not interfere in EU integrations, PM Ivica Dačić has said after meeting with Greek FM Evangelos Venizelos. “Serbia will do everything so that elections do not interfere with the process of EU integrations, in
Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov is on a visit to Serbia. During his visit Zakir Hasanov met Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodic and Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Vucic.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will postpone his visit to Serbia, planned for February. The media in Albania are quoting his office as saying that
Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov will pay a visit to Serbia. The visit at the invitation of Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodic will start
Serbia is interested in simplifying the visa system with Azerbaijan, Serbian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Zoran Vajovic said on Feb. 14. “This issue was discussed during consular consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries,” he said. Previously, the two countries have simplified the visa regime for individuals with diplomatic and service passports.
Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci will on Wednesday in Brussels hold another round of the Kosovo dialogue. As on previous occasions the talks will be facilitated by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodić conferred in Belgrade with NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Richard Shirreff. According to a statement from the Serbian MoD, they spoke about “regional cooperation and Serbia’s role in the creation of a secure environment in the Balkans.”
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić received on Tuesday the letter of credence of newly-appointed Macedonian Ambassador in Belgrade Vera Jovanovska Tipko. The diplomat said during the ceremony that “the two countries and nations share traditionally friendly ties.”
Azerbaijan and Serbia discussed cooperation in the defense sector, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend on Jan. 30. On January 30, Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov
The EU Rule of Law mission (EULEX) detained Serb local leader of the Serb-dominated north of Mitrovica, Oliver Ivanovic, who is suspected of crimes committed during the Kosovo conflict in 1999.
Former Bosnian Serb army commander Gen. Ratko Mladic has slammed the United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as a “satanic court” and refused to testify as a defence witness for his former political master, Radovan Karadzic.
The Belgrade-Priština dialogue will resume in Brussels on Monday. EU foreign policy Catherine Ashton will mediate the meeting.
Initiation of Serbia’s EU accession talks opens new possibilities for comprehensive deepening of the partnership between Serbia and Bulgaria.
Bulgaria is ready to offer technical and expert assistance to Serbia in its path towards EU integration, revealed the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin. On Thursday, he met with his Serbian counterpart Ivan Mrkic, who is on an official visit to Sofia.
The UN Security Council will discuss on February 10 the latest UNMIK report on the situation in Kosovo. The meeting will focus on the next report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
EC Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso welcomed in Brussels on Tuesday the Serbian delegation led by Prime Minister Ivica Dacic. The delegation has begun negotiations with the EU on the country’s
Belgrade will have to remain fully committed to normalizing relations with Pristina, outlined EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele. Fuele was present in Tuesday’s meeting in Brussels, where Serbia’s EU accession talks were officially given a start.