Rio Tinto

President wants Rio Tinto to accelerate Serbia project

The Serbian president asked them to continue and accelerate the works, noting the project was hugely important for Serbia, Tanjug is reporting.

According to estimates, a large number of people could be working in western Serbia from 2024, when jadarite mining is expected to begin there, Vucic told reporters after the meeting.

"This is worse than Cold War"

And there was no obsession with Russophobia, the top Russian diplomat remarked.

"I think, it's worse. Because during the Cold War there were channels of communication. And there was no obsession with Russophobia, which resembles genocide through sanctions," he told the BBC in an interview.

Minister "worried about EU's and NATO's conspicuous silence"

However, Vulin assessed that the silence of the European Union and NATO when it comes to the statements of Ramush Haradinaj and Hashim Thaci was "worrying."

"Of course, Haradinaj, just like Thaci, cannot endanger peace and stability on any centimeter of the territory of the Republic of Serbia, and that is why the Serbian Army exists, anyway," the minister said in a statement.

Serbs to leave Kosovo government, form ZSO on their own

The formation of the ZSO is an obligation undertaken by the authorities in Pristina under the 2013 Brussels agreement, but it has not yet been fulfilled.

The announcement today was made by Goran Rakic, after representatives of the Serb List held a meeting in Belgrade with President Aleksandar Vucic, and Director of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric.