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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.

Nikolic, Bratusek: Bilateral relations better than ever

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek agreed in Belgrade on Wednesday that the bilateral relations are better than ever.

President Nikolic thanked Slovenia once again for timely assistance that it sent to Serbia during the catastrophic floods last month.

Bosnia Prosecutors Probe Mystery of Closed Museum

The Bosnian prosecution on Tuesday said it had started a search of the National Museum in Sarajevo to review the exhibits and documentation and find out why it has been shut since October 2012.

Anthology of Serbian aphorisms in Basque

BELGRADE - The anthology of Serbian anti-war aphorisms entitled "A shot in the war" (Gerrari tiroka) has been published in Spain, in the Basque language, the Section of Satirists of the Association of Writers of Serbia has stated.

The anthology was issued by the publishing house Erroteta, based in Amorebieta-Etxano, north Spain, on the coast of the Bay of Biscay.

Sporting Triumphs Lift Bosnian Spirits

Hundreds of Bosnians gathered in Sarajevo on Monday to greet the handball national team, which qualified for a major tournament for the first time since independence in a playoff win against Iceland.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina handball team will play in the World Championships in Qatar in 2015 after a nerve-racking one point aggregate win against Iceland.

Messi magic gets Argentina up and running

Lionel Messi scored a trademark individual goal as Argentina opened their World Cup campaign with a narrow 2-1 win over Bosnia-Hercegovina at Rio de Janeiro's renovated Maracana on June 16.

The Barcelona superstar created the third-minute own goal by Sead Kolasinac with which Argentina went ahead, but it took a mid-match tactical shift for him to really start influencing proceedings.

Biden congratulates Vucic on being elected prime minister

BELGRADE - United States Vice President Joseph Biden has congratulated Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on being elected to the post, adding that the US will continue to back his government's efforts to make Serbia a factor of stability in the Balkan region and beyond.