Serbia

Dodik pays visit to Plavšić

Biljana Plavšić is well and is delighted with the Hague’s decision to release her on October 27, says Republic of Srpska PM Milorad Dodik after visiting her. Stating that they had discussed a number of issues, Dodik said yesterday that Plavšić needed rest and rehabilitation after all the years that …

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Prosecution to appeal Suva Reka verdicts

SERBIA, ALBANIA The War Crimes Prosecution has lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court over the verdicts in the 1999 Suva Reka war crimes case. The Supreme Court has been called on to quash the War Crimes Chamber’s decision to acquit Radoslav Mitrović, Nenad Jovanović and Zoran Petković, and to …

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21 Serbian organizations to run at local elections in Kosovo

A total of 76 “political subjects”, non-attached candidates, civil initiatives and coalitions have registered for the upcoming local elections in Kosovo, scheduled for November 15. Elections Commission chairperson Miradie Mavrici informed that the competition at the local elections will go among 37 Albanian, 21 Serbian, 7 Bosnian, 3 Turkish, 2 …

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Unresolved Succession Issues Remain

SERBIA Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic has said that unresolved issues remain five years after an agreement of five former Yugoslav states took effect. A two-day meeting of representatives of the five successor states – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia – has started in Belgrade.

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Serbia Prepares for UN Meeting

SERBIA President Boris Tadic is to lead the Serbian delegation attending the 64th UN General Assembly meeting in New York next week, daily Blic reports. Blic reports that the president will meet US counterpart Barack Obama on September 23 at a reception. One of the Serbian delegation’s priorities is to …

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“Koštunica expects early elections”

SERBIA Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) leader Vojislav Koštunica expects early elections, after which the current opposition would take power. “Great pressure from aggrieved, impoverished and disenchanted citizens will force the authorities to call early parliamentary elections, and the opposition to unite and create a new, nationally responsible government,” Koštunica …

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Serbian Minister Says Visa Conditions Fulfilled

SERBIA Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic says that Serbia has fulfilled all the conditions required for EU visa liberalisation, Fonet news agency reported on Tuesday. “I am sure that Serbia has met all the conditions and that a positive decision will be taken by the European Commission, EC, at the …

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Serbia marks International Day of Democracy

SERBIA Serbia is a democratic country, but democracy is not sufficiently developed, reads a message from parliament to mark the International Day of Democracy. The message states that Serbia celebrates the International Day of Democracy as a free, democratic and secular state. The Serbian parliament’s website states that democracy in …

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EP set to debate visa liberalization

MACEDONIA, SERBIA, MONTENEGRO The newly-elected European Parliament meets Tuesday for its first plenary session. The agenda of the plenary session in Strasbourg includes the visa liberalization for Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro. The newly-elected European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek and the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, who runs for a …

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Tadic Backs Public Sector Layoffs

SERBIA The head of the Democratic Party, Serbian President Boris Tadic, announced at a party board meeting on Saturday that the country is facing a difficult economic recovery and will be implementing serious reforms, broadcaster Mondo reported. Announcing a decrease in public spending, Tadic underlined that public sector layoffs are …

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