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Albania criticized for stance during floods

Albania criticized for stance during floods

BELGRADE -- Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić on Monday noted that "some countries" did not act properly toward Serbia when the country was hit by the floods in May.

According to a Beta news agency report, Dačić said that "an official reaction" would be sent to these countries.

Sarajevo Bike Race Marks WWI Centenary

Around 150 cyclists competed in the Sarajevo International Race for Peace on Sunday, riding a 140-kilometre route around through the centre and the suburbs of the Bosnian capital with the goal of promoting peace on the anniversary of the outbreak  of the Great War.

"Serbia is guarantor of Dayton agreement"

"Serbia is guarantor of Dayton agreement"

BANJA LUKA -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić said that Serbia is a guarantor of the Dayton agreement, which entails the preservation of Bosnia's Serb entity, the RS.

Nikolić also noted he had "exceptionally positive cooperation with the RS leadership and President Milorad Dodik."

Bosnia out as Nigeria end win drought

Bosnia-Hercegovina's maiden appearance at a World Cup finals ended in disappointment as Peter Odemwingie's goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat by African champions Nigeria in Cuiaba and ensured they could not qualify for the second round.
Nigeria's win, their first at a World Cup finals since 1998, leaves them as favourites to join Argentina in the second round.

RCC presents SEE 2020 Strategy

BUCHAREST - The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) has prepared a South East Europe 2020 strategy (SEE 2020) to help governments improve economies and create new jobs, participants of the First meeting of the Governing Board of the RCC SEE 2020 Strategy in Bucharest have said.

Serbia cheers for neighbours in World Cup

Serbia cheers for neighbours in World Cup

While their team isn't playing in the World Cup, Serbian citizens are supporting their neighbours from BiH and Croatia.

For Lidija Cvetic, an attorney from Belgrade, supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in the 2014 World Cup feels natural.

54th cycling race through Serbia starts

POZAREVAC - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic announced the start of the 54th cycling race through Serbia in Pozarevac on Thursday, noting that the competition under the slogan "Along the paths of freedom of our ancestors" offers an opportunity to learn more about the tradition of the Serbian army, which made a significant contribution to the Allies' victory in World War One.

Bosnia Flood Bill Likely to be 2 Billion Euro

Ricardo Zapata Marti, coordinator of the EU's Recovery Needs Assessment, dealing with the impact of recent floods, said that the final assessment of the bill for the floods would be ready in two weeks' time - but the figure was likely to be close to 2 billion euro.

“The worst damages are to infrastructure, rivers and riverbeds, as well as transport lines,” he said.

Croatia’s Embattled Govt Woos Church Over Schools

Croatia’s centre-left government is striving to end quarrels with the powerful Catholic Church over education in what is seen as a move to boost its tumbling ratings.

Vedran Molnar, the new Minister of Education, is to meet the Catholic primates of both Croatia and Bosnia - and assure them that the government has no intention of pushing religion out of the classroom.

Dacic, Bratusek discuss donor conference

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic conferred with Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek in Belgrade on Wednesday concerning the donor conference to raise aid for repair of consequences of recent floods in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Bosnia Arrests 30 Tax Officials For Corruption

The Bosnian prosecution ordered the arrests of over 30 officials of the taxation authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including former tax director Kemal Causevic, as well as questioning 20 others.

EC: Serbia to have major role in Adriatic-Ionian Initiative

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled an action plan of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (AII) that hands Serbia a major role and includes a phased reconstruction of the railway line from Belgrade to Bar.

"Art in Dark Times" exhibition opens in Belgrade

"Art in Dark Times" exhibition opens in Belgrade

BELGRADE -- An exhibition entitled "Art in Dark Times" opened on June 17 at Belgrade's Mikser House venue.

According to announcements, 34 cartoonists and illustrators from former Yugoslavia will show their artwork.