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Italy: EU enlargement strategic priority

Italy: EU enlargement strategic priority

BRUSSELS -- EU enlargement to the Western Balkan countries and Turkey is among Italy's strategic priorities during its EU presidency.

This is contained in a document presenting the country's program that was published in Brussels on Thursday.

Italy: EU enlargement-strategic priority

BRUSSELS - EU enlargement to the Western Balkan countries and Turkey is among Italy's strategic priorities during its EU Presidency, reads the document presenting the country's program that was published in Brussels on Thursday.

Western Balkan economies forecast to stagnate

VIENNA - The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) has downgraded its March forecast of economic growth for Western Balkan countries - Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - by an average 0.5 percent due to austerity measures and the floods that have hit the region.

EU enlargement in Balkans "strategically important"

EU enlargement in Balkans "strategically important"

BRUSSELS -- Three current and future EU presiding countries say they will "work on the further progress of negotiations on the membership of the Western Balkan countries."

President to attend donor conference in Brussels

President to attend donor conference in Brussels

BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić will attend a donor conference dedicated to repairing the damage from the floods in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The event will be held in Brussels on July 16, Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said on Wednesday.

Bid to Sack Bosnia Ministers Condemned as ‘Pointless’

The Bosnia Parliament is expected to vote on Thursday over the opposition-proposed dismissal of Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija and the Defence Minister Zekerijah Osmic. 

Nikolic at donor conference in Brussels

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will attend a donor conference dedicated to repairing the damage from the floods in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the event will be held in Brussels on July 16, Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Wednesday.

Verbic: Horizon 2020 chance for small, medium enterprises

BRUSSELS - The European Horizon 2020 programme opens up great opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises, Serbia's Minister of Education, Science and Technology Srdjan Verbic said on Tuesday as Serbia joined the programme, aimed at encouraging innovation and scientific development.

Gojkovic confers with Holy See's Secretary

BELGRADE - Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic conferred on Tuesday with Dominique Mamberti, Secretary of the Holy See for Relations with States, and expressed gratitude for the Vatican's support and Pope Francis' appeal for aid to flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Bosnia Prepares for Polls in Pessimistic Mood

Parties start putting forward their candidates on Wednesday for the October 12 polls, at which voters will cast ballots for the tripartite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the House of Representatives of the state-level parliament and the parliament of the Federation entity, the National Assembly of Republika Srpska and its president and vice-president, as well as assemblies of the ten can

Nikolic: Serbia is next EU member state

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has thanked European Commission (EC) President Jose Manuel Barroso for the support for Serbia on its path towards the EU, adding that Barroso has come to visit "Serbia, the next member state of the EU."

RS leader: Autonomy now, independence later

RS leader: Autonomy now, independence later

ANDRIĆGRAD -- Milorad Dodik says the Serb people in Bosnia will continue fighting for autonomy, hoping that the political process will eventually result in the independence.

He made the remarks on Saturday, St. Vitus Day (Vidovdan), during the opening of the cultural and historical complex dubbed Andrićgrad.

Barroso: EU to continue to assist post-flood reconstruction

OBRENOVAC - The European Union will continue to assist Serbia in remedying the consequences of the May floods because solidarity is the essence of Europe, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in Obrenovac on Sunday.

Bosnia Marks World War One Centennial

The concert by the Vienna Philharmonic in the recently re-opened Vijecnica, the historic Sarajevo City Hall, was the central event to mark the centenary of the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914.

Few hundred people could follow the the concert in a plateau on the other side of the river of Miljacka.

 

 

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