Knapp: Serbia has potential

BELGRADE - Head of the Delegate Office of German Industry and Commerce for Serbia Martin Knapp invited German investors on Friday to invest in Serbia, adding that the country had the potential to be in the same category as Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia.

The Delegate Office of German Industry and Commerce for Serbia will help them in that, he told Tanjug.

EU Commissioner Andor Wants 'European Unemployment Insurance'

Europe should introduce its own unemployment insurance fund, outgoing EU Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor has argued in an interview.

Andor, who is in charge of employment, social affairs and inclusion at the European Commission, told German weekly Der Spiegel that such a step would help Europe retain its usual stability during crisis like the one over the past years.

Serbia must join EU as soon as possible

BERLIN - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told the German daily Bild that the relations between Serbia and Russia are quite regular, but that Serbia's most important goal is to join the European Union (EU) as soon as possible.

Vucic also ruled out the option of Serbia recognizing Kosovo as an independent state, and left the possibility of Serbia's NATO membership open.

Unrest in Iraq stirs worries over Turkish business links

Turkish business representatives and entrepreneurs are worried over the potential conseqeunces of violence in neighboring Iraq that may thwart trade with Baghdad and threaten the safety of investments in the country Turkish investors are concerned over escalating turmoil in neighboring Iraq that sparked fears of a damage on business ties, which immensely prospered in recent years, betwee

Bohnet: Germany wants Western Balkans stable

BELGRADE - The visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to Berlin and his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel shows a new foreign policy activity of Germany, which wants to become more involved in matters concerning the Western Balkans, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade Henri Bohnet said Thursday, adding that Germany is interested in the stability of the region.