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Vucic: Serbia will not change its priorities, goals

BELGRADE - Meeting with ambassadors of EU member states and EU Charge d'Affaires Oscar Benedict on Friday, Serbian PM and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic said Serbia would not change its priorities and goals during his presidency.

Vucic: Bridges mean we have not given up on ourselves

LJUBOVIJA - Building a bridge means we have not given up on ourselves and those who are the closest to us, Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic said in Ljubovija, western Serbia, after touring the works on the Bratoljub bridge across the River Drina.

It is important that we connect river banks, cities, states, the Serbian nation, as well as Serbs and Bosniaks, he said.

SPIEF 2017 to feature five main pillars

ST PETERSBURG - The key theme of the June 1-3 St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 will be Achieving a New Balance in the Global Economic Arena, with discussions to be split across five main pillars.

The partner countries will be India and Serbia - both will be specially featured.

Djokovic to face Granollers at start of R. Garros campaign

PARIS - Serbia's top-ranked male tennis player Novak Djokovic was on Friday drawn to start his title defence at the Roland Garros with a match against Spaniard Marcel Granollers.

It will be the fourth encounter between world number two Djokovic and 76th ranked Granollers, with the Serb currently 3-0 head-to-head without a set lost.

AP photo, Christophe Ena

Djokovic holds first training session with new coach Agassi

PARIS - Serbia's top-ranked male tennis player Novak Djokovic on Thursday held his first training session with new coach Andre Agassi.

The session in the Roland Garros complex in Paris officially marked the start of the Serb's collaboration with the legendary American as images of the two became viral on social media networks.

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

EU's door open to W. Balkans, Mogherini tells Vucic

BRUSSELS - Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic met with EU foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels late Wednesday to discuss the European perspective of Serbia and the Western Balkans, the situation in the region and the future of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

Vucic: Fiat 500L a small Serbian car generating 3 pct of GDP

KRAGUJEVAC - Fiat means 3 pct of Serbia's GDP and nearly 8 pct of its exports, Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday, thanking the workers producing Fiat cars in Serbia for making their families and the country proud.

Yee urges vigilance about Russia's goals

BELGRADE - The US wants to build a partnership with Serbia, says US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee, noting that Belgrade should be vigilant about Russia's goals in the Western Balkans.

Dacic receives Yee

BELGRADE - Serbian Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic on Wednesday received US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee to discuss bilateral cooperation, regional stability, Serbia's European path and a resumption of the Brussels dialogue.

Nikolic meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Wednesday met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, to whom he presented the Order of the Republic of Serbia of the Second Class for merit in development and strengthening of peaceful cooperation and friendly relations between Serbia and the UAE.

Vucic announces new Ametek investment in Serbia

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday announced a new investment in Serbia by the US company Ametek, thanking US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee - with whom he had spoken earlier in the day - for the investment itself and for his deep understanding.

Kovac: NATO caused all Serbia's major problems

According to numerous poll results, up to 80 percent of Serbs are against the country's accession to NATO. Serbian retired Major-General Mitar Kovac explained to Sputnik why so many citizens oppose integration into the military block and how the Alliance forces countries to join it.

"Yugo-nostalgia" widespread in Serbia and BiH

"Many in the Balkans" think that the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has brought more harm than benefit, according to a new survey.

The Gallup poll, based on face-to-face interviews with at least 1,000 respondent from across the region, found that "Yugo-nostalgia" was still widespread, particularly in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.