Serbia

Serbia ready to forward stance on Kosovo to ICJ

Belgrade hopes that the International Court of Justice will rule that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence violated international law, while officials in Pristina expect the court to rule in their favour. Serbia has finalised its argument against Kosovo’s independence and will forward it to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) …

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Flag Stolen from Croatian Embassy in Belgrade

Serbian President Boris Tadic has emphatically condemned the theft of the Croatian flag from the country’s embassy in Belgrade. Tadic said he was in contact with all the necessary institutions “in order to arrest and punish the extremists and hooligans who did this”, according to the president’s press service. The …

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Slovenia and Serbia Cooperate on Defence

On Wednesday, Slovenia and Serbia signed a bilateral agreement in the field of defence. The agreement defines their cooperation up until now in that field, and it enables the implementation of more interesting projects this year, said the Slovenian Minister of Defence Ljubica Jelusic at a joint press conference with …

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Hague tribunal rejects Karadzic’s appeal for immunity

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands – The Hague war crimes tribunal announced on Tuesday (April 7th) that its judges denied an appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for immunity from prosecution, based on a deal he allegedly had with former US envoy Richard Holbrooke. According to Karadzic, Holbrooke promised …

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PISA Test Begins in Serbia

The Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA testing started Tuesday in 170 schools in Serbia. In the next six weeks 6,500 students will be tested. PISA is a triennial worldwide test of 15-year-old school children’s scholastic performance, the implementation of which is coordinated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …

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Serbia Reveals €1 Billion Saving Plan

The Serbian government has announced savings of €1 billion as part of its economic stability plan. Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic said on Tuesday that 85 per cent of budget savings will be generated by cutting costs and 15 per cent by increasing revenue. “Besides cheaper public administration, the new package …

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Serbia Risky for Foreign Banks

Hard currency loans to Serbia, Estonia and Latvia are the most at risk of default in central and eastern Europe, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF says that Western banks risk losing US$160 billion of a total US$1.6 trillion placed in the central and eastern European region, daily …

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EUFOR Raids Bunker-Town Searching for Mladic

EU peacekeeping forces have raided a local logging company early Tuesday, in search for any information that could reveal the whereabouts of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect, Ratko Mladic who is still at large. The operation was carried out in line with the request of the International War Crimes Tribunal …

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