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Lazanski: NATO needed for security of Kosovo Serbs

BELGRADE - Miroslav Lazanski, a military commentator for Belgrade's Politika daily, says he has not seen a single statement - not even one by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg - that Serbia must join NATO, but notes the security of Kosovo Serbs is the reason why Serbia needs to cooperate with the alliance.

Vucic: Mogherini supports acceleration of Serbia's EU path

BRUSSELS - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after meeting with Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Wednesday the EU foreign policy and security chief had expressed strong support for acceleration of Serbia's EU path.

"We agreed that stability and peace are the most significant for Serbia and for the EU," Vucic told reporters.

Brnabic: We must decide whether to hold elections or invest

BELGRADE - The money that would be set aside for potential early parliamentary elections can always be used for better things, but this is a question of a cost-and-benefit analysis and whether it is better to have elections now, or not have them and invest the money in a different way, Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said Wednesday.

Ivanic: No to Kosovo's independence, no to RS referendum

BERLIN - The Serb member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Presidency, Mladen Ivanic, has told Deutsche Welle in an interview that BiH would not recognise Kosovo as long as he was a Presidency member and that he would not support a referendum on independence of Republika Srpska (RS).

Partizan lose to Alba in basketball Eurocup

BELGRADE - Partizan Belgrade lost 96-80 (21-19, 33-21, 19-18, 23-22) at home to Alba Berlin in a Eurocup Basketball Group C, Round 6 game on Tuesday.

In front of 4,300 spectators at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall, Spencer Butterfield and Marius Grigonis led Alba to victory with 20 points each.


EEAS on Mogherini's meeting with Vucic

BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss Serbia's EU integration path and the dialogue with Pristina and normalisation of relations, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a statement.

Stoltenberg: Strong Serbia means more stability in W. Balkans

BRUSSELS - A strong and prosperous Serbia means more security and stability in the Western Balkans, and cooperation with NATO ensures greater security to Serbia and its partners in the Western military alliance, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels Wednesday.

Vucic: We requested NATO not to reduce presence in Kosovo

BRUSSELS - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic requested at a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Wednesday that the military alliance's forces remain in Kosovo-Metohija.