News archive of August 2016
Serbia has been involved in 116 joint military activities with NATO and 90 bilateral military activities with the United States but only 17 with the Russian Army so far in 2016, the defence ministry told BIRN.
Military expert Aleksandar Radic told BIRN that this is well-known in military circles but local media are more interested in reporting on cooperation with Russian forces.
BELGRADE - According to figures released by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 10,653 missing persons - including over 4,000 Serbs - are still sought across the region, Dragan Pjevac, president of the Coordination of Serbian Associations of Families of Missing Persons from the territory of the former Yugoslavia, said on Tuesday, the International Day of the Disappeared.
BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Defence Zoran Djordjevic and Ambassador of the United Kingdom Denis Keefe agreed Tuesday at a meeting that cooperation in the field of defence is the best part of the overall relations between the two countries.
The cooperation is mainly taking place in the fields of military education, medicine, integrity-building and public relations.
The selection panel of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, comprising independent figures from the world of human rights and chaired by the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Pedro Agramunt, said on Tuesday that BIRN's regional director Gordana Igric was among the three candidates for the award this year.
Police on Tuesday arrested Vetevendosje members Atdhe Arifi, Astrit Dehari, Adea Batusha, Egzon Haliti, Petrit Ademi and Frasher Krasniqi, a spokesperson for the party, on suspicion of involvement in the attack on August 4.
Weapons were found at locations where the suspects were apprehended during a joint operation with Kosovo's Special Prosecution, police said.
Former Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev is to be registered as the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)'s contender in the November 06 presidential elections, party leader Korneliya Ninova has said.
Radev's candidacy has been endorsed through a so-called "initiative committee," Ninova has told the media after a vote held at the BSP National Council.