Country: Serbia Population: 1 234 000

Air Serbia posts record December results, carries 2.75 mln passengers in 2022

BELGRADE - In December 2022, Air Serbia carried over 234,000 passengers, which is a 127 pct increase y-o-y, and 20 pct more compared to the record-breaking December of 2019.

In a statement, the national airline said it had carried over 200,000 passengers in December for the first time since it had started operating under the name of Air Serbia.

Dacic, Hill sign MoU between Serbian MFA, US State Department

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic and US Ambassador to Serbia Christopher Hill signed on Thursday a MoU between the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Department of State.

At a joint press conference, Dacic said Serbia believed contacts with the US, including exchanges of bilateral visits, must be stepped up.

Vucic: Financial stability maintained, GDP growth at 2.3-2.5 pct

BELGRADE - At an annual press conference, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he was satisfied with Serbia's achievements in 2022 as the country had succeeded in maintaining financial stability and the national economy, achieving GDP growth of 2.3-2.5 pct despite the global crisis.

US State Department: No announcements about Escobar visit to Serbia

WASHINGTON - The US State Department on Wednesday said it had no announcement to make at this time about a possible visit to Serbia by special Western Balkan envoy Gabriel Escobar after Orthodox Christmas.

The State Department was responding to a Tanjug query whether Escobar would travel to Belgrade next week.