News archive of August 2016

"Statements from Croatia lack common sense - but no comment"

Serbia wants to demonstrate that it has an active role in maintaining stability in the region, says Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic.

Speaking on Wednesday, he added that despite the tensions in Bosnia-Herzegovina on the occasion of the announced referendum in the RS, the stability of our country is not threatened.

Serbian City Plans Monument to Partisans' WWII Victims

The Novi Sad local assembly's culture commission decided on Tuesday to build the memorial to innocent people killed by Tito's Communist forces in 1944 and 1945 after the liberation of the city from the Nazis, although the reasons for their deaths have yet to be properly established.

FDI into Bulgaria Goes Up in 2015

The volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Bulgaria in 2015 was 7.2% higher compared to the figure for the previous year, national statistics show.

Throughout 2015, FDI stood at EUR 23.127 B, of which some 66.8% was in the sectors of industry and services, according to preliminary data published by the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

CHP, TBB not to appear at Turkey's judicial year opening amid impartiality row

Turkey's main opposition party and the Union of Bar Associations (TBB) will not participate in this year's ceremony for the opening of the judicial year on Sept. 1, complaining that it will undermine the separation of powers as it will be held at the presidential palace in Ankara. 

Tourism in Bulgaria Set For Record Summer

The summer of 2016 could turn out to be the most successful ever for the tourist industry in Bulgaria, the Minister of Tourism, Nikolina Angelkova, said on Tuesday.

She noted a 20.6-per-cent rise in foreign tourists who spent their vacation in Bulgaria in July, reported by the National Statistics Institute, or NSI, on Monday.

Serbia Leaders to Discuss Referendum With Bosnian Serbs

Serbia's Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, said on Tuesday that President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will meet Bosnian Serb leaders on Thursday to discuss the planned referendum there after it was condemned by the Peace Implementation Council, PIC.

The PIC is the international body charged with implementing the 1995 Dayton peace agreement for Bosnia.