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EP adopts resolution on Kosovo

Friday, January 17, 2014 Comments Off

The European Parliament (EP) passed on Thursday a resolution on Kosovo welcoming the European Council decision to open SAA negotiations.

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EP votes resolution on Serbia

Thursday, January 16, 2014 Comments Off

The European Parliament (EP) adopted on Thursday a report from rapporteur Jelko Kacin on Serbia’s progress in EU integration. The non-binding resolution supports the start of Serbia’s EU membership talks, sees

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Albanian PM to visit Serbia in February

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Comments Off

Albanian Prime Minister of Edi Rama will visit Belgrade, most likely in February, as part of his regional tour, said Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić.

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Serbia to start EU integration talks on January 21

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Comments Off

The first intergovernmental conference between Serbia and the EU, which will mark the formal start of the accession talks, will be held in Brussels on Jan. 21.

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Kosovo dialogue to continue on January 28

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Comments Off

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Monday that talks between Belgrade and Pristina will continue on January 28. “We agreed with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton to

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EULEX mission in Kosovo expected to be granted new manadate in June

Friday, January 10, 2014 Comments Off

The EULEX mission in Kosovo will be granted a new mandate in June and will continue investigating war crimes and organized crime.

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Serbian PM meets EP Rapporteur

Friday, January 10, 2014 Comments Off

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic met with European Parliament (EP) Rapporteur for Serbia Jelko Kacin in Belgrade on Friday.

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Serbia, Croatia exchange demands on lawsuits

Friday, January 10, 2014 Comments Off

Serbia wants the mutual withdrawal of the two genocide lawsuits filed by Zagreb and Belgrade at the International Court of Justice, but it will not act unilaterally, Marko Djuric, an adviser to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

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Greece pledges full support for Serbia’s and Western Balkans EU integration

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Comments Off

Greek Ambassador to Belgrade Constantine Economides said on Wednesday that the EU-Serbia intergovernmental conference scheduled for Jan. 21 will be a historic moment both for Serbia and the Western Balkans.

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Serbia, Macedonia interested to have joint embassies abroad

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Comments Off

Macedonia and Serbia are about to sign an agreement on using common diplomatic missions abroad. Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who has said that the move was a Serbian initiative, while the decision “a result of common thinking”.

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Goran Hadzic seeks acquittal

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Comments Off

Defence lawyers for wartime Croatian Serb political leader Goran Hadzic argued this week that the charges against their client should be dismissed because the prosecution had failed to prove its case.

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Serbian FM says the country will not join NATO

Thursday, December 19, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic said in Belgrade on Wednesday that Serbia will not join NATO but it will be a reliable and responsible partner.

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Serbia Accession Talks set for January

Thursday, December 19, 2013 Comments Off

The EU has set January 21 as the starting date for membership talks with Serbia.

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Ashton to submit report on Serbia

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Comments Off

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will today officially present to the Council of Ministers her report on Serbia’s implementation of the Brussels agreement.

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Serbia, RS to govt’s to hold joint session

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

The governments of Serbia and the Serb entity in Bosnia, the Serb Republic (RS), will on Monday hold their fifth joint session in Banja Luka, RS.

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Serbian, Montenegrin PMs discuss bilateral relations

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian and Montenegrin Prime Ministers met on Tuesday in Belgrade. The two officials said that relations between the two countries are constantly improving.

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Serbian PM visits Bulgaria

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will pay an official visit to Sofia on Wednesday. He is set to have a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Plamen Oresharski. 

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Montenegrin PM to visit Serbia

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović will be on Monday on his first official visit to Serbia since 2003. He will be received by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, Prime Minister Dačić, and

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Moldova says it will not recognize Kosovo

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Comments Off

Moldovan Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta said on Wednesday in Belgrade that his country will not recognize the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo.

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EC to start accession talks with Serbia in January at the latest

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Comments Off

EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule says the EC is already prepared for accession talks with Serbia, adding that they would start in January at the latest.

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Bulgaria supports Kosovo on EU integration

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgaria’s government has once again expressed its support for Kosovo’s efforts to join a number of international organizations, including the EU and UN.

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KFOR troops will not be reduced

Friday, November 29, 2013 Comments Off

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove says KFOR at this point did not plan to reduce the number of its troops from Kosovo. NATO is committed to supporting the agreement between Belgrade

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Serbia, Bosnia seek improvement of military cooperation

Friday, November 22, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodić and his Bosnian counterpart Zekerijah Osmić say there is “room for improvement of military-economic cooperation.”

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Serbia to start construction on South Stream

Friday, November 22, 2013 Comments Off

The start of the South Stream pipeline section through Serbia, one of the largest investments in the country in several decades, will formally begin on Sunday. The start of the work will be marked by welding the first two pipes in Šajkaš, northern Serbia, but the work on the ground will begin in February next […]

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18th anniversary since Bosnian peace deal

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Comments Off

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the initialing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina, at a U.S. Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The deal ended three and a half years of war in that republic of the former Yugoslavia.

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Belgrade pledges to continue dialogue with Pristina on all levels

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić on Tuesday in New York urged Priština and international factors “to secure conditions for holding the second round of local elections.” This should be done in Serb municipalities in northern Kosovo “in order to avoid the brutal breach of election procedure registered on November 3,” the Serbian prime minister told […]

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US backs Serbia on EU integration

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has said the U.S. supports Serbia’s efforts to get the date of the first intergovernmental conference with the EU as soon as possible. The prime minister on Monday in New York met with the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Samantha Power, and said afterwards

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Serbian PM in two-day visit to US

Monday, November 18, 2013 Comments Off

The latest report of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the situation in Kosovo and the situation on the ground will be presented during the session, that will be held on Tuesday in New York.

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UNSC to hold session on Kosovo on Tuesday

Monday, November 18, 2013 Comments Off

The UN Security Council will hold a session in New York on Tuesday when Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will present his latest report on the situation in Kosovo. The report of the UN security general sums up the situation in the period from July 16 to October 15 and points to the success of the […]

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Serbian PM says EULEX should stay in Kosovo

Friday, November 15, 2013 Comments Off

EULEX, KFOR and UNMIK should stay in Kosovo “as long as possible so as to ensure peace and security for all citizens, primarily Serbs,” says Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Ivica Dačić. The prime minister told reporters that he also said that to EULEX chief Bernd Borchardt earlier in the day on Thursday, stressing that the […]

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Serbia and Croatia ICJ trial to start in 2014

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Comments Off

The trial before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding Croatia’s charges and Serbia’s counter charges of genocide is set to start on March 3, 2014. All the witnesses will take to the stand over the next month and the two sides will also present their

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Serbia won’t join NATO, says Deputy PM

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Comments Off

Serbia will not join NATO, but the country will also stay out of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which is under the umbrella of Moscow. This is because Serbia’s goal is to be a militarily neutral country, Vučić reportedly said. 

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Serbian PM meets Russian defense minister

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić will on Tuesday in Belgrade meet with Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu. On Wednesday, Shoigu and his Serbian counterpart Nebojša Rodić will sign

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Serbia, Bosnia sign deal on security

Friday, November 8, 2013 Comments Off

The Serbian government and the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina signed in Belgrade on Thursday a security agreement. The deal will allow for “an even better cooperation between the two countries in the battle against crime and in raising the level of their economic cooperation,” it was announced.

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Serbian President meets CoE President

Friday, November 8, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić met on Thursday in Belgrade with Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjorn Jagland. Nikolić said during the meeting that “Serbia is making moves in the right direction” and that he “sees no reason why it should continue to be under any form of monitoring.”

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