Serbia

“Solution for consulates in Montenegro soon”

PODGORICA, Montenegro Serbia’s initiative to open three consulates in Montenegro should be decided on in direct talks between the two countries’ leaderships. This is according to a Podgorica-based Vijesti daily report, which quoted Montenegrin Foreign Ministry officials. Vijesti wrote that the official Belgrade was informed of the stand of the …

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“Albanian PM not threatening Serbia”

TIRANA, Albania Albanian PM Sali Berisha’s statement about the need to “integrate Albanians” is not tantamount to provoking Belgrade, said the Foreign Ministry in Tirana. “This is not a case of provoking Serbia. The cooperation of the republic of Albania and the republic of Kosovo is quite natural and has …

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Serbia Braces for IMF Talks

SERBIA Serbian President Boris Tadic says that Serbia will propose a new package of measures dealing with public expenditure and administration cuts in upcoming talks with IMF officials. “We need […] to rearrange public spending,” Tadic acknowledged in comments carried by Fonet news agency. He added that the best policy …

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Hague: Šešelj trial continues

HAGUE, Holland A status conference in the court process being led against Serb Radical Party (SRS) leader Vojislav Šešelj will be held on Tuesday. The trial was in its final phase when it was halted in February, after some witnesses of the prosecution claimed to have received threats. 

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Pistols Found in Islamic Leader’s Vehicle

BELGRADE, Serbia Police have found two pistols in the vehicle of the leader of the Islamic Community in Serbia, Adem Zilkic, the Serbian Interior Ministry confirmed on Tuesday. Belgrade police discovered the weapons during a routine search. The pistols were confiscated by the Prosecutor’s Office since Zilkic and his driver, …

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Serbia to Sign Protocol with EULEX

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic says that a draft protocol for cooperation between Serbian police and the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo, EULEX, has been completed, daily Politika reports Monday. “It is in our best interests to stop crime in our territory […] and that is …

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Serb War Crimes Suspect Detained

A Serb suspected of having played a part in the destruction of the League of Prizren house in 1999 has been remanded in custody for 30 days. Goran Vuckovic was charged with the war crime and threatening behaviour, following his arrest on Tuesday. The house where the League of Prizren …

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Local elections in two Kosovo municipalities

BELGRADE, Serbia The Serbian government has called early local elections for Sunday in two municipalities in Kosovo, reports said on Wednesday. Voters will cast their ballots for municipal authorities of Priština, which have been dislocated to Gračanica, and Peć, moved to Goraždevac.

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Serbia to Uncover Mass Graves

The Serbian Justice Ministry has announced that a state commission will be formed by September to mark out uncovered mass graves from 1944-46, daily Danas reported Thursday. The graves are thought to contain victims of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito’s Partisans. “The forming of this commission is good for our …

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