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First Digital Farm opened in Serbia

It represents a unique space in which the latest technologies and machinery are applied in a real production environment, in the field, the government announced.

Brnabic explained that the farm will enable farmers to learn on the spot and for free how to reduce risks in production, consume less water and fertilizers and invest less resources, and receive higher yields.

PM wants ministers with "personal agendas" removed from govt

Brnabic said on Tuesday that this reconstruction of her cabinet was necessary in order "not endanger its efficient functioning."

That is why, she said, she asked Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to meet as soon as possible after his return from Brussels to consult with him on "personnel solutions."

Spring begins in Serbia with snow and frost

Morning temperatures on Wednesday will range from minus 4 to 0 degrees Celsius, while daily highs will range from minus 1 in the north, to five degrees in the south of Serbia.

Belgrade will see intermittent snow, with temperatures ranging between minus 2 and 0 degrees.

Another priest arrested in possession of drugs

The daily Blic writes this on Tuesday, and adds that the priest, whose initials are S.M., has been detained, while the police are investigating "whether this is linked with a previous case of drug trafficking that involved M.J., a priest from Pozega."

M.J. and Z.M., a religion teacher, were arrested in late February for trafficking 27 kilograms of skunk.

"RS and Resolution 1244 - best monument to Milosevic"

Asked whether "as a young politician" he agreed that President Slobodan Milosevic - also the founder and leader of the SPS - should have a monument, Ruzic said he was against divisions always mentioned in Serbia, considering that (the dates) of the death of Milosevic and the murder of Zoran Djindjic "somehow overlap."

Bulgarians invited to take part in projects in Serbia

According to the Serbian government, the deputy PM and minister of construction, transport and infrastructure invited them to "modernize the Nis-Dimitrovgrad railway line and build highway Nis-Pristina together with Serbian companies."

Serbian military to receive Russian transport planes

This will come as part of a military-technical agreement reached between the presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Serbia, Vulin said.

He spoke while visiting the Batajnica military airport near Belgrade, where works are underway to overhaul and upgrade MiG-29 jets donated by Russia last year.

Russia's 'Night Wolves' to Tour Bosnia Despite Ban

The Russian motorcyle group, the Night Wolves, intend to visit several towns and cities in Serbia and Bosnia as part of their "Russian Balkans" tour - despite a ban on their leaders entering Bosnia imposed last week.

Prosecution investigates anti-vaccine activists

According to a statement issued by the Prosecution, these public figures are "the subject of processing" of this department of the Higher Public Prosecutor's Office.

The fact are now being determined and the necessary evidence and documentation collected in order to carry out and complete the pretrial procedure fully and in an adequate manner, the Prosecution noted.

No real choice in Russian elections - OSCE

The organization also said that the election was "marked by unfair pressure on critical voices," Tanjug reported, citing Reuters.

"Choice without real competition, as we have seen here, is not real choice," the OSCE said in a statement.

"Restrictions on fundamental freedoms, as well as on candidate registration limited the space for political engagement," it added.

81.14 percent of Russians in Serbia vote for Putin - embassy

The turnout in Serbia in the Russian presidential election was 71.99 percent - i.e., 1,370 out of 1,903 voters registered with the embassy.

Pavel Grudin of the Communist Party won 5.55 percent of the votes, while Ksenia Sobchak, an independent candidate, received 4.67 percent, the embassy announced.

Putin's Poll Triumph Divides Balkan Countries

Pro-Russian politicians from the Balkans have congratulated Vladimir Putin after he won more than 74 per cent of the vote in Sunday's presidential elections - while leaders of some other Balkan countries more closely aligned with NATO remained silent.

800 people from Balkans fought for IS - Europol head

Tanjug is reporting on Monday that Rob Wainwright also warned that Bulgaria and other European countries are facing the threat of terrorism.

He was speaking at the opening of an Europol meeting held in the framework of Bulgaria's EU presidency.