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Vučić says Serbia will do its homework

Vučić says Serbia will do its homework

BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić says he is "absolutely dedicated to reforms" above all in order to improve business environment and make Serbia more attractive for investors.

Dacic attends Croatia Forum in Dubrovnik

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic is participating in the 9th Croatia Forum 2014 which began in Dubrovnik on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released.

The topic of this year's Forum is 'European Integration of the Western Balkans: State of Play.'

Bulgarian, Russian Businessmen 'Eyeing Hypo Alde Adria'

A US private equity fund, a Russian millionaire and a Bulgarian entrepreneur are showing their interest in Hypo Alpe Adria bank's subsidiaries, an Austrian daily argues.

Hypo Alpe Adria is to sell its branches across Southeast Europe, namely in Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, the countries where it is present.

Base South to become "international training center"

Base South to become "international training center"

BUJANOVAC -- Serbian Army (VS) Base South (Jug) near Bujanovac "will become an international training center for soldiers participating in peacekeeping operations."

Base South as international training centre by 2017

BUJANOVAC - Base South in Bujanovac, southern Serbia, will become an international training centre for soldiers from around the world for participation in peacekeeping operations, Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic and U.S. Ambassador in Serbia Michael Kirby announced on Thursday, attending the Platinum Wolf 2014 exercise.

EU commissioner in "surprise visit" to Belgrade

EU commissioner in "surprise visit" to Belgrade

BELGRADE -- EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule will arrive here on Wednesday evening, and his visit will be unofficial, B92 has learned.

Fule will stop in Belgrade on his way to Kotor, Montenegro, where an informal meeting of Western Balkans foreign ministers will be held on Thursday.

Tourist visits: More international, fewer domestic tourists

BELGRADE – From January to May this year, Serbia saw a total of 786,333 tourist visits, down four percent from 2013, a result of the number of domestic tourist visits decreasing despite a larger number of foreigners arriving, data from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia shows.

Switzerland Halts Pork Imports Over Swine Fever Fears

Switzerland is to ban imports of live pigs and pork from several EU countries, including Bulgaria, in a bid to stop an African swine fever outbreak from reaching the country.

Imports from Bulgaria and Romania and some parts of Latvia and Croatia will be banned as of Wednesday, Swiss food safety authorities said on Tuesday.

Russian State Duma calls for Seselj's release

BELGRADE - MP Vyacheslav Tetyokin of the Russian State Duma called for release of leader of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) Vojislav Seselj from his detention unit in The Hague, SRS released.

According to the release, at the initiative launched by communist MPs, Tetyokin sent a letter of encouragement to Seselj as one of the most famous political prisoners in Europe.

Croatia "won't blackmail neighbors" - president

Croatia "won't blackmail neighbors" - president

BELGRADE -- Croatian President Ivo Josipović said that his country would not put obstacles on Serbia's path towards membership in the European Union.

Dacic, UN representative discuš donor conference

BELGRADE – Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic met with UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia Irena Vojackova-Sollorano to discuss a donors' conference that will be held in Brussels in mid-July, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said in a release Saturday.