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SPIEF 2017 to feature five main pillars

ST PETERSBURG - The key theme of the June 1-3 St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 will be Achieving a New Balance in the Global Economic Arena, with discussions to be split across five main pillars.

The partner countries will be India and Serbia - both will be specially featured.

Vucic: Bridges mean we have not given up on ourselves

LJUBOVIJA - Building a bridge means we have not given up on ourselves and those who are the closest to us, Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic said in Ljubovija, western Serbia, after touring the works on the Bratoljub bridge across the River Drina.

It is important that we connect river banks, cities, states, the Serbian nation, as well as Serbs and Bosniaks, he said.

Miscevic: By end-June, we will be ready to open five chapters

BELGRADE - By end-June, Serbia will be ready to open five negotiation chapters in its EU accession talks - it is still unknown when the next intergovernmental conference in Brussels will be held and how many chapters we will open, but we are maintaining the pace of the process, says Serbia's chief EU negotiator Tanja Miscevic.

Tanjug to be alongside world's leading media at SPIEF

BELGRADE - At the upcoming St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), dubbed the "Russian Davos", the Tanjug News Agency will be one of the media partners, along with leading global media.

Novosti: Vucic to take oath of office on May 31

BELGRADE - Serbia's President-elect Aleksandar Vucic will take his oath of office at a ceremony to be held in the parliament on May 31 at noon, Vecernje novosti reported on Monday.

Vucic will take the oath with his hand on a special copy of the Serbian Constitution, also to be used by future presidents for the same purpose.

Troicki off to winning start at Roland Garros

PARIS - Serbia's Viktor Troicki has got off to a successful start at Roland Garros after beating Evgeny Donskoy 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-0 in the first round on Monday.

Troicki, who won after 140 minutes of play, is now 2-0 head-to-head against the Russian, and will next face the winner of the match between Frenchman Gilles Simon and Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Cadez: Serbia to take part in SPIEF 2017

BELGRADE - For the first time ever, Serbia will make an organised appearance at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), to be held on June 1-3, with Srbijagas, PSP Farman, Air Serbia, Nikola Tesla Airport, Telekom Srbija, Energoprojekt and Hipol Odzaci to be among the companies representing Serbia, says Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (PKS) President Marko Cadez.

Djokovic beats Granollers in Roland Garros opener

PARIS - Serbia's top-ranked male tennis player Novak Djokovic is off to a successful start to his Roland Garros title defence after beating Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round on Monday.

Djokovic, who won after two and a half hours of play, is now 4-0 head-to-head against Granollers.

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