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The population policy and better demographic future of Serbia are priorities of the government, Serbian Prime Ana Brnabic said on Monday in Belgrade.
According to remarks published by the Serbian government, Brnabic also "pointed out the importance of full implementation of existing laws and harmonizing work and parenting."
Bajram Rexhepi, Kosovo's former prime minister and interior minister, has died in a hospital in Turkey following a stroke. He was 63.
Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said in a statement that Rexhepi, a surgeon by profession, passed away in the early hours on Aug. 21 following months of battling a grave illness. He was taken to Turkey after a stroke in April.
The US State Department has denied Serbian claims that the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke's letter wrote to the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in 1998/9, pledging that the United States would "never recognise Kosovo".
"This is simply not true. There is no such letter," the US State Department wrote in an email to BIRN.
Greek diplomats were monitoring developments in the Balkans with concern on Monday after Serbia withdrew the entire staff of its embassy in Skopje after accusing the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) of "offensive activity" in apparent anger at its neighbor's improving relations with Kosovo, a former Serbian province.
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received on Monday in Belgrade the ambassador of the Russian Federation, Aleksandr Chepurin.
According to a statement from the presidency, cited by Tanjug, Vucic "thanked Chepurin for Russia's political support to Serbia."
Western intrusion into traditional Russian spheres of influence "represents a highly provocative and destabilizing policy," Robert Merry writes this for the National Interest, in an article headlined, "Stop Poking the Russian Bear."
Beside Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus, the author includes Serbia into one of these "spheres of influence."
Serbia unexpectedly withdrew all its diplomatic staff from Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), on Sunday.
The Ambassador to FYROM, Dusanka Divjak Tomic, on Sunday told Beta news agency that she could not comment on the reasons, referring queries to the Foreign Ministry in Belgrade for answers.
Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian President, on Monday said the whole staff of the Serbian embassy was withdrawn from Macedonia after Belgrade obtained "evidence of very offensive intelligence against the institutions of Serbia".
Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic gave a similar statement to the news agency Tanjug, also citing "offensive actions against the Republic of Serbia."