News archive of February 2023

Four opposition parties want EU plan turned down

BELGRADE - The leaders of four opposition parties in the Serbian parliament said at a joint press conference on Tuesday an EU proposal for resolving the Kosovo-Metohija issue must be rejected as it envisioned a secession of Serbia's southern province.

Dacic: Vucic demonstrated great wisdom in Brussels

BELGRADE - Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said on Tuesday President Aleksandar Vucic had demonstrated great diplomatic and statesmanly wisdom and determination in the Brussels talks.

Varhelyi: Europe delivers results

BELGRADE - EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on Tuesday in Belgrade the signing of an agreement on the first tranche of an EU grant for the construction of a Belgrade-Nis high-speed rail line was important for Serbia and the entire Western Balkan region and demonstrated that Europe delivered results.

Vucic: Serbia has received 600 mln euro grant for rail line section

BELGRADE - Serbia has received a 600 mln euro grant to build a section of a Belgrade-Nis high-speed rail line, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday, noting that train journeys between the two cities would take only 100 minutes in the future.

Brnabic: EU's credibility rests upon implementation of Community

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday the establishment of a Community of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo-Metohija must now be on the agenda and that the EU's credibility rested upon its implementation.

Brnabic: European companies employing over 280,000 people in Serbia

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday EU and regional cooperation were Serbia's main strategic foreign policy priorities and noted that European companies had directly employed 281,363 people in Serbia as of December 2022.

Borrell: Some progress made, but more work is needed

BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy and security chief Josep Borrell says Monday's trilateral meeting of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue has resulted in some progress, but that more work is needed.

"The Agreement is above all for the citizens of Kosovo and Serbia.

Serbia beat Great Britain to qualify for basketball world cup

BELGRADE - The Serbia men's national basketball team has qualified for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup after beating Great Britain 101-83 (28-20, 18-21, 28-19, 27-23) in a decisive qualifying game in Belgrade on Monday evening.

Dinar-to-euro exchange rate at RSD 117.3087

BELGRADE - The Serbian dinar's official median exchange rate against the euro is 117.3087 dinars for one euro on Tuesday, which is a slight change from Monday, the National Bank of Serbia said.

The dinar is up by 0.1 pct against the euro m-o-m and by 0.3 pct y-o-y.