Serbia

Djelic says EC will ease visa regime for Serbia by year’s end

BELGRADE, Serbia — Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic insisted on Wednesday (March 18th) that Serbia would receive a positive assessment from the EU Council of Ministers and would join the countries on the so-called White Schengen List before the end of the year.

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World Bank approves $13.5 million for Serbia Health Project

The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $13.5 million loan in additional financing for the Serbia Health Project. The aim of the project is to develop a sustainable, performance-oriented health care system where providers are rewarded for quality and efficiency. Building on the achievements of the Serbia Health …

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Sanader in Official Visit to Belgrade

Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader will arrive in Belgrade on Friday, his first visit to Serbia after relations between the two countries took a drastic turn for the worse last year when Zagreb recognised Kosovo’s independence. According to the Croatian HINA agency, the visit is expected to lead to an …

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EULEX Chief Visits Belgrade

The head of Kosovo’s Rule of Law mission, EULEX, visited Belgrade on Friday in order to find a ”pragmatic solution” to many of the outstanding issues that have dogged his mission since its launch in December last year. It is the first time that Yves de Kermabon has visited the …

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If Croatia Drops Genocide Suit, Serbia Will Too

As a solution for the border problem with Serbia, at Danube River, Serbian PM sees drawing it in the middle of the river. Before meeting with Croatian Prime Minster Ivo Sanader, Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic said that Serbia will invite Croatia to drop its lawsuit against Serbia for genocide …

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Hague Prosecutor to Visit Serbia

Hague Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz will visit Belgrade in late March to speak with Serbian officials, said his spokeswoman Olga Kavran. At a regular Tribunal press conference, Kavran said that this would be a regular, working visit, during which the chief prosecutor would be meeting Serbian officials responsible for cooperation …

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Kosovo Serbs Invited to Join Decentralisation

Kosovo’s International Civilian Representative has called on the country’s Serb population to begin to take part in the administrative structures at a municipal level, and seize opportunities that decentralisation offer them. “It is the time for the Serbs to make use of the possibilities decentralisation offers to them,” said Pieter …

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IMF to offer crisis-hit Serbia $3.9bn loan: Minister

BELGRADE: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is ready to provide crisis-hit Serbia with up to ¤3bn ($3.9bn) in aid over two years, Economy Minister Mladjan Dinkic said yesterday. “The IMF is offering us… two billion (euros) this year and one billion (euros) next year” in the form of a stand-by …

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Serbs mark Kosovo riots anniversary

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA: Serbs in the flashpoint Kosovo town of Mitrovica on Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of riots that left 19 dead and 900 injured. Kosovo Serb leaders laid flowers on the bridge over the Ibar river, which splits the northern town, in honour of the victims of the worst …

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Albanians Set to Join Serb Government Body

Politicians representing ethnic Albanians in south Serbia will join the work of the government’s Coordination Body for South Serbia in the next few days, Sima Gazikalovic, one of the vice-presidents of the institution, told Balkan Insight. Gazikalovic said that according to the negotiations, Albanians would get the position of deputy …

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