Country: Serbia Population: 1 234 000

Serbian gov't sends 105 t of aid to quake-hit Syria

BELGRADE - The Serbian government has sent 105 t of aid to the quake-hit population of Syria.

The aid shipment, worth around 1 mln euros, consists of medicines, medical equipment and supplies, food, tents, power generators, blankets, toiletries and other supplies needed by the population, the government said in a statement.

Vucic to Lajcak: Community of Municipalities precondition for normalisation

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received the EU special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak on Monday to discuss an EU proposal for solving the Kosovo-Metohija issue, establishment of a Community of Serb Municipalities and other necessary steps aimed at normalisation of the relations between Serbs and Albanians.

Air Serbia launches direct flights between Belgrade and Budapest

BELGRADE - Air Serbia launched new scheduled flight service between Belgrade and Budapest early on Monday.

"The Serbian national airline will be operating flights to the capital of Hungary up to 17 times a week during the forthcoming summer season," Air Serbia announced in a statement.

Kosovo Seeks Extradition of War Crimes Defendants from Serbia

Kosovo's Justice Minister Albulena Haxhiu said on Sunday that she has written to her Serbian counterpart Maja Popovic asking for Nezir Mehmetaj and Petrit Dula, who have both been charged with war crimes by Serbia, to be sent back to Kosovo, despite the lack of legal cooperation between the two countries.

Vucic: VGP park to boost Serbia's logistics capacities, competitiveness

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday a future VGP industrial park in Dobanovci, suburban Belgrade, would boost Serbia's overall logistics and industrial capacities as well as its competitiveness in the region and help it attract more investors.

Vucic was speaking at a ceremony that marked the start of works to build the 1 million-plus sq m VGP Park Belgrade.

Vucic: I will meet with Lajcak Monday and Tuesday and say what I think before Ohrid trip

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he would meet with EU special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak on Monday and Tuesday and speak in more detail about his views on the Kosovo-Metohija situation on Wednesday or Thursday, before a trip to Ohrid, North Macedonia.