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NBS sells EUR 40 million

BELGRADE - The National Bank of Serbia (NBS) sold EUR 40 million on the foreign exchange market on Thursday, keeping the exchange rate at RSD 115.9574 for EUR 1 for the fifteenth day in a row tomorrow.

Including the Thursday's intervention, the NBS has sold a total of EUR 820 million since the beginning of the year.

UAE foreign minister to visit Serbia on Friday

BELGRADE - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan will visit Serbia on Friday where he will have separate meetings with Serbian top officials.

UAE foreign ministers will confer with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkic.

Vucic meets with Kohl

BERLIN/BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met in Germany Thursday with the country's former chancellor Helmut Kohl to discuss Serbia's European integration and economic recovery, and Kohl said he appreciates Serbia's role in maintaining the political stability of the region.

Anti-Corruption Agency, Tax Administration ink agreement

BELGRADE - The Anti-Corruption Agency and the Tax Administration of the Serbian Ministry of Finance inked an agreement on Thursday on business-technical cooperation which will facilitate and accelerate the exchange of data and activities in the domain of prevention of corruption and money laundering.

Dacic: Political solution for Ukraine

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday that Serbia sees both Ukraine and Russia as friendly countries, and expressed hope that Ukraine's problems will get a political solution.

We regret the latest developments and I hope that a political solution will be found for these problems, Dacic told reporters.