Serbia

Netherlands, Serbia To Discuss Trade

Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen is scheduled to visit Serbia in July to discuss trade cooperation between the two countries, but the visit will not change the Netherland’s against Serbia’s Stabilization and Association Agreement, SAA. A Dutch Foreign Ministry statement said that Verhagen would discuss with his Serbian counterpart Vuk …

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Serbia’s Tadic urges calm over Vojvodina status

BELGRADE, Serbia President Boris Tadic called for calm Friday (June 26th) concerning a law on the special status of the Vojvodina region, which is predominately populated by ethnic Hungarians. The law was forwarded into parliamentary procedure by a pair of minority parties, the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians and League of …

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Pristina downplays border dispute with Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo The government played down on Sunday (June 28th) suggestions of a border dispute brewing between Kosovo and Serbia in eastern Kosovo. The reaction came after a series of claims about a Serbian gendarmerie unit patrolling inside the village of Karacevo, an area Kosovo says is part of its …

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Ceku release irks Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian President Boris Tadic on Friday (June 26th) demanded an explanation from Bulgaria over the release of former Kosovar Prime Minister Agim Ceku who is wanted for war crimes in Serbia. Tadic said the way Bulgarian authorities handled the case “does not contribute to good relations”. Meanwhile, Foreign …

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No Violence As Serbs Celebrate Holiday in Kosovo

Serbs nationwide marked Vidovdan (St. Vitus Day) at the weekend, a largely celebrated religious and national holiday. On Sunday, the largest crowd since 1999 gathered for the Vidovdan celebrations, with several thousand people in Gazimestan, located near the Kosovo capital of Pristina, attending a ceremony commemorating the 620th anniversary of …

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Tadic says he “expects explanation”

BELGRADE President Boris Tadic says he expects to receive explanation from Bulgarian authorities regarding the Ceku case, B92 informed. Tadic told reporters in parliament in Belgrade on Friday that the decision to release Agim Ceku from custody does not contribute to “good neighborly relations”. He added that Serbia will continue …

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EU Invests in Serbia-Montenegro Cooperation

The EU will fund a 1.9 million euro cross-border cooperation project between Serbia and Montenegro, and has opened up bidding for project proposals, reports say. According to a statement by the Serbian Finance Ministry, the project will be co-financed by participant countries to demonstrate their commitment to achieving the goals …

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Serbia Says Wont Sacrifice Kosovo for EU

Speaking in the Russian capital yesterday, Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic discussed EU integration, vowing that his country would not sacrifice Kosovo for membership in the European club. “I’m convinced Serbia will enter the EU, as our society is founded on a European civilization. EU integration would mean a better …

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Croatia, Serbia Ink Major Cooperation Deal

Croatia and Serbia signed an extrensive economic cooperation agreement Wednesday, which will see the two former rivals join regional markets together. The agreement calls for cooperation in the sectors of shipbuilding, energy, electrical engineering, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, as well as the food, pharmaceutical, tobacco, chemical and wood industries, news agencies …

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