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Vucic: Italy a sincere friend, has never put Serbia under grave pressure

BELGRADE- Italy is a sincere friend to Serbia and it has never been among the countries putting Serbia under grave pressure, but one that opened the door to cooperation, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday.

Vucic was speaking at the opening of a Serbia-Italy business and scientific forum, also attended by Italian FM Antonio Tajani.

Vucic meets with Tajani in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met on Tuesday in Belgrade with Italian Deputy PM and FM Antonio Tajani, thanking him for his friendship and personal engagement towards taking the traditionally good friendly relations and strategic partnership between the two countries to an even higher level.

Ruiz: Serbia is Spain's main external trade partner in W. Balkans

BELGRADE - Serbia is Spain's main external trade partner in the Western Balkans and accounts for over half of the trade volume between Spain and the region, Jose Maria Blasco Ruiz, head of the Infrastructure, Health and ICT Division of the Spanish exports and investment agency ICEX, told Tanjug on Monday.

Tajani: Community of Serb municipalities should be formed without further delay

BELGRADE - Italian FM Antonio Tajani says a Community of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo-Metohija should be formed without further delay and that a March 18 agreement from Ohrid, North Macedonia, presents an exceptional opportunity for continued normalisation of Belgrade-Pristina relations.

Serbia Ruling Party Official Sentenced for Arson Attack on Journalist’s House

Dragoljub Simonovic, the former president of the Belgrade municipality of Grocka and a member of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, SNS, has been sentenced to five years in prison for inciting other persons to jeopardize the life of journalist Milan Jovanovic.