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BELGRADE - This year's Days of the Organ international festival - Dies organorum - will open in Belgrade on late Wednesday.
The legislation allowing gay couples the right to civil partnerships will be put to parliament before its summer break, meaning that the first same-sex partnerships could be registered by the end of July.
President Rosen Plevneliev will take part in the meeting of the heads of state and government of the South East European Co-operation Process (SEECP) countries on June 25.
This is the highest level of political dialogue in the region in this format, according to the President's press office.
The SEECP was launched on Bulgaria's initiative in 1996.
Economic Summit: Budget review, consumer debt, EU membership
BELGRADE -- Serbian Finance Minister Lazar Krstić said on Tuesday that he believes a revision of the country's budget will be adopted in August or in mid-September.
This will take place "after the flood damage estimates and assessment of their effect on the state budget are completed."
“We expect that this year’s income from tourism will for the first time exceed the record high of 7.4 billion euro in 2008,” a tourism ministry representative told BIRN on Tuesday.
According to official data, the number of foreign and domestic tourists over the past five months increased by 74,000 on 2013 figures, reaching 2.1 million.
Tournament hosts Brazil and the Netherlands clinched the top spots in their groups after the last round of play on Monday.
Two first half goals from youngster Neymar and two more from Fred and Fernandinho after the break, took Brazil to a commanding 4:1 win over last place Cameroon. In the other group A match, Mexico defeated Croatia 3:1 after a goalless first half.
Neymar scored twice as Brazil thrashed Cameroon 4-1 to reach the World Cup knockout rounds just ahead of group rivals Mexico on June 23.
A thrilling finale to Group A saw the hosts surge past Cameroon in Brasilia while Mexico downed Croatia 3-1 in Recife. The Netherlands beat Chile 2-0 to take top spot in Group B.
BELGRADE - The short story festival Kikinda Short 09 will take place in five cities and three countries from July 2 to 5, and gather 20 authors from 14 countries who will read their stories to the audiences in Kikinda, Szeged, Timisoara, Zrenjanin and Belgrade, announced the festival organizer, Kikinda Short association.