Serbia

Bosnian Serb Mayor Seeks To Reinvent Infamous Town

Practical and energetic, he is the type of leader Western diplomats and analysts are counting on to overcome animosities from the war. Serb mayor Zdravko Krsmanovic is trying to turn the eastern Bosnian town of Foca, best known for wartime atrocities and harbouring war crimes fugitives, into a centre for …

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Serbian, Bosnian Ministers Want Army Cooperation

During his visit to Bosnia Herzegovina, Sutanovac said that the past cannot be forgotten, but more can be done for a better future. The defence ministers of Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina, Dragan Sutanovac and Selmo Cikotic, announced on Wednesday in Sarajevo the possibility of strengthening the cooperation of the two …

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Serbia Debates Anti-Discrimination Law

Deputies in the Serbian Parliament last night adopted a controversial Anti-discrimination law and will consider amendments to the same law today. Deputies adopted the law around midnight, but without discussing all proposed amendments, after the time for the debate had expired. A total of 446 amendments were submitted to the …

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Brammertz Visiting Belgrade

Hague Tribunal Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz is due in Belgrade today to meet with officials responsible for Serbia’s cooperation with the court. President of the National Council for Hague Cooperation Rasim Ljajic cautioned against placing great expectations on what he said was a regular working visit. He said Brammertz would …

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IMF Conditions New Serbia Loan

The chief of the International Monetary Fund’s mission in Serbia Albert Jagger confirmed today at a press conference that the IMF will approve the loan arrangement with Serbia, but said the Serbian goverment must fulfill some conditions first. “These conditions are: rebalancing the budget, changes in tax regulations, and getting …

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Bosnia Court Jails Two Bosnian Serbs For Warcrimes

Krsto Savic, 49, the ex-police chief in the town of Gacko, was sentenced to 20 years for killing, detention, forcible transfer and torture. Bosnia’s war crimes court jailed two Bosnian Serb wartime policemen on Tuesday for 20 years and five years for persecution of non-Serbs in southeastern Bosnia early in …

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Serbia requests advance of 120m euros from EU pre-accession funds

BELGRADE, Serbia — The government on Monday (March 23rd) asked the European Commission (EC) to advance it 120m euros from the pre-accession funds already earmarked for Serbia. Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic met with EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn in an attempt to reach agreement on the issue.

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KOSOVO: Parallel Serb Administration Challenged

MITROVICA – An Albanian group has filed a lawsuit against parallel structures set up to administer ethnic Serbs within Kosovo. Serbia had lost control over Kosovo, which it still claims as its southern district, after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) bombing in 1999. That followed a period of repression …

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Clashes at Serb Nationalist Anti-NATO Rally

Two police officers and five members of the public were injured in clashes last night between a group of some 150 youths and police, during a protest marking ten years since NATO’s bombing of Serbia. 28 people were arrested in the violence, Serbia’s B92 network has learnt from police sources. …

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Plan to Cut Number of Serb Govt Ministries

Ruling Democratic Party and G17 Plus officials in Serbia have concluded that the number of government ministries should be cut in a bid to cut costs, Belgrade daily Blic reports. Citing a source from the Democratic Party, Blic reports that the number of government ministers should be cut in proportion …

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