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NBS, IMF: Programme continuing successfully, trends positive

BELGRADE - Implementation of an agreed programme backed by the current precautionary stand-by arrangement - approved by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on February 23, 2015 - is continuing successfully, with positive macroeconomic prospects and encouraging employment trends, the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) said in a statement Monday.

Training hand grenades, mine found at Belgrade Airport

BELGRADE - The Serbian police found ten training hand grenades and a dummy anti-personnel mine during inspection at Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport on Monday morning.

The items found contained no explosive, a police statement said.

The prosecutor in charge has been informed of the incident and a police investigation is under way, the statement said.

Vukosavljevic, Torkaman open Iran's booth at Belgrade Book Fair

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Culture Vladan Vukosavljevic and the director of Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organisation Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkaman ceremonially opened the Iran booth at the 61st International Belgrade Book Fair on Sunday.

In a statement to Tanjug, Vukosavljevic said the exceptional booth featured children's books, books on Iranian history and Persian poetry.

Slovenian PM Cerar ceremonially welcomed in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Slovenian PM Miro Cerar, who is scheduled to meet with Serbian top officials later in the day, was ceremonially welcomed outside the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade Monday.

Cerar, who is heading a Slovenian government delegation, was greeted by his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic.

Vucic: No open issues between Serbia, Slovenia

BELGRADE - Serbia's relations with Slovenia are improving all the time - economic cooperation is on an upward trajectory and there are almost no open issues between the two countries, with the exception of some segments of succession, PM Aleksandar Vucic said Monday.

Belgrade Investment Days to begin

BELGRADE - The City of Belgrade, the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade and the Central European Development Forum (CEDEF) are organising the second Belgrade Investment Days forum on October 24-26.

Gojkovic: Serbia remains committed to rule of law, peace

GENEVA - Serbia remains committed to the high standards of representative democracy, rule of law, human rights and gender equality, as well as peace, security and peaceful coexistence with Balkan and European neighbors, Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic, who heads the Serbian delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), said Monday.