Serbia

Serbia Hopes for IMF Loan Worth €3 Billion

Serbia hopes to reach an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, on a new stand by loan arrangement worth up to 3 billion euros by the end of this week. Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic on Monday stated that he expects talks with the IMF to end by late …

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Serbia case against student wanted in US postponed

BELGRADE, Serbia – A Serbian court on Monday suspended the proceedings against a former university student wanted in the U.S. for allegedly beating an American classmate into a coma. A municipal court in Belgrade postponed the case against Miladin Kovacevic, 22, after it failed to persuade witnesses in the U.S. …

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Editorial denounces Serbian government for rescinding bill at church’s call

Traditional churches and religions communities, headed by the Serbian Orthodox Church [SPC], demand substantial changes to the bill on discrimination that would de facto have the act crucial in defining civic freedoms of marginalized social groups annulled. The Serbian Government has a commitment to its citizens, its legality and legitimacy …

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Serbia Begins IMF Talks for Stand-By Loan

Serbia will begin talks today with the International Monetary Fund on a new stand-by arrangement on Monday, in order to support its worsening balance of payments and currency. It is not yet clear exactly how much money the Serbia government will seek, with some local media quoting 2 billion euro …

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Serb Homes in Kosovo Torched

Two houses owned by Serbs burned to the ground late Friday night near Klina in the central part of Kosovo, Kosovo police reported, adding that the fires were caused by arson, but motives are still unknown and the investigation is still underway. When the homes were torched, nobody was in …

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Belgrade has permanent dialogue with Romanians in Serbian region Timočka Krajina

Bucharest. Belgrade has permanent dialogue with Romanians in Serbian region Timočka Krajina, This is what Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic said. As an answer to the question whether Serbia allows education and implementation of religious services to be held in Romanian in Timočka Krajina he said protections of …

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Romania is Serbia’s reliable ally

Bucharest.“Romania is Serbia’s reliable ally”. Thus is what Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic said in an interview with Eventinenmtul zilei. He was on a visit in Bucharest this week. 130 years since the establishment of Romanian-Serbian diplomatic relations were celebrated during his visit. In reference to the bilateral …

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Serbian Government Amends Anti-Discrimination Bill

The bill, which now goes to parliament, is a key precondition for Serbia to join the European Union and its visa-free regime. The Serbian government said on Friday it had amended an anti-discrimination bill following requests from key religious communities but that the draft still met international standards. The bill, …

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Serb court jails 13, acquits five of war crimes

Thirteen Serbs were convicted of war crimes and sentenced to prison on Thursday for the execution-style killings of some 200 Croats — one of the worst massacres of prisoners of war (POWs) during the bloody Balkan conflicts of the 1990s. Serbia’s war crimes court judges handed the maximum 20-year sentence …

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Thirteen Serbs sentenced for 1991 massacre of POWs

Belgrade – Thirteen Serbs were convicted of war crimes Thursday and sentenced to prison for the execution-style killings of some 200 Croats – one of the worst massacres of POWs during the bloody Balkan conflicts of the 1990s, AP reports. Serbia’s war crimes court judges handed the maximum 20 year …

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