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Gojkovic: Peace, stability, economic growth priorities for 2018

BELGRADE - Peace, stability, economic growth, fiscal stability and cooperation with countries in the region, Europe and the world remain Serbia's priorities for 2018, Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic said Thursday.

Partizan held to 1-1 draw by Red Star in "Eternal Derby"

BELGRADE - Partizan and Red Star played to a 1-1 draw in Serbia's 156th "Eternal Football Derby" on Wednesday.

In front of slightly over 15,000 spectators at the Partizan Stadium, the hosts took the lead through a Seydouba Soumah spot kick in the 62nd minute after Red Star defender Vujadin Savic fouled Ognjen Ozegovic in the penalty box.

Bogovic: All EU member states have problems with rule of law

BELGRADE - The rule of law problem exists in all EU countries, but this is particularly made clear when a country is to join the EU, says Slovenian MEP Franc Bogovic, who is also vice-chairman of the Friends of Serbia group in the EP, in a comment on the EU's position that Serbia is not working enough on implementing the action plan for Chapter 23.

Vulin: Stable BiH of greatest interest for Serbia

SARAJEVO - A stable, strong, successful and peaceful Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) that is developing is of the greatest interest for Serbia, Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said after a meeting with his BiH counterpart Marina Pendes in Sarajevo Wednesday.

Vucic: France has growing interests in Serbia

BELGRADE - It is important for Serbia to establish ties with France, like it has with Germany, and then we will have no fears for the future, says Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, noting France has growing political and economic interests in Serbia.

State Data Centre opens in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Serbia's first State Data Centre - which will be the home of the country's key IT and communications infrastructure - opened in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Vucic, Macron discuss cooperation, Macron's visit to Serbia

PARIS - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday to discuss bilateral relations and economic cooperation between the two countries.

NATO trains Iraqi medical experts in cooperation with Serbia

BRUSSELS - NATO is training Iraqi medical officers in cooperation with Serbia and a three-week training course for medical experts from Iraq's security forces started in early December in the Serbian Military Logistics Training Centre in Nis, the military alliance has announced.

Vucic: This is why we want to join the club

PARIS - I have no problem with the number of chapters Brussels decides to open in our accession talks - what is important is that we do our job, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Paris after Serbia opened just two negotiation chapters Monday.

Zaev: Macedonia to support Kosovo in all processes

PRISTINA - Pristina should count on Macedonia's support in all processes, Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev said Tuesday when asked whether Skopje would support Kosovo's UNESCO membership.

Serbia to host field simulation exercise with NATO in 2018

BRUSSELS - In 2018, Serbia will for the first time host a field simulation exercise for emergency situations in cooperation with the NATO Euro-Atlantic Centre for Disaster Response (EADRCC), according to

Serbia has successfully participated in similar exercises in Montenegro in 2016 and in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2017, the portal notes.

Vucic: Meeting with Macron to be of great significance

PARIS - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Paris Tuesday his meeting with Emmanuel Macron would be of great significance for Serbia as the French president was one of Europe's two most significant figures.

Vucic meets with Hernandez in Havana

HAVANA - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Esteban Lazo Hernandez, president of the Cuban National Assembly of People's Power, in Havana on Thursday to discuss bilateral cooperation.

Joksimovic: Opening of chapters message that Serbia is stable

BRUSSELS - The opening of two new chapters in Serbia's EU accession talks is positive news, although we are not entirely satisfied as we were ready to open at least three chapters, Serbian European Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimovic said in Brussels late Monday.

Dacic: Croatia in circle of anti-Serb hysteria

BELGRADE - Croatia is trapped in a circle of anti-Serb hysteria, which is what its entire policy towards Serbia is based on, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said Thursday.

Dacic was commenting on Zagreb's decision to file criminal charges against five former Yugoslav People's Army generals who are Serbian citizens.