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Police, prosecution and customs to counter corruption

BELGRADE - The regional conference on prevention of corruption on border crossings opened in Belgrade on Thursday.

The conference is hosted by the U.S. Embassy and it gathers representatives of the police, Prosecutor's Offices and customs services of Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania.

Serbian customs seized 1.62 tons of narcotics

BELGRADE - Serbian Customs Administration prevented the trafficking of nearly 1.62 tons of various illegal drugs, mostly marijuana, in the course of 2013, Customs Administration Director Milos Tomic stated on Thursday.

As BiH protests continue, attention turns to Dayton accord

As BiH protests continue, attention turns to Dayton accord

Officials and citizens debate a re-organisation of BiH's intricate political landscape.

According to the European Parliament, any changes to the Dayton agreement must be a result of mutual agreement between local politicians. [AFP]

Belgrade wins Tourism Oscar as best place for tourism in SEE

BELGRADE - Belgrade has been proclaimed the best tourist place in South Eastern Europe (SEE) in a tourism action to pick the best in SEE tourism in 2013 carried out by Sacen International, an international center for tourism and hospitality development based in Serbia.

Serb refugees from Croatia still want their property, rights

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Associations stated that the meeting between Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his Croatian counterpart Vesna Pusic leads to further enhancement of the two countries relations, but it also warned that mutual respect would not be possible without first finding a fair solution to open issues.

Croatia did not exhume 400 known gravesites

BELGRADE - Coordination of the Serbian Associations of Families of Missing Persons from the territory of former Yugoslavia stated on Tuesday that the Zagreb government's insistence on resolution of the issue of missing persons in the past war is “insincere and hypocritical”, having in mind that the remains of 400 Serb victims have still not been exhumed from known gravesites in Croatia.

Croatia Invites Bidders for Adriatic Oil and Gas

The Economy Minister, Ivan Vrdoljak, on Monday announced a public tender for a concession to explore Croatia’s Adriatic coast for oil and gas.

ICJ embargoes reporting on witness testimonies

ICJ embargoes reporting on witness testimonies

THE HAGUE -- The International Court of Justice has prohibited public disclosure of witness testimonies in public hearings in the Croatian and Serbian genocide lawsuits.

Croatia and Serbia to pursue war reparations

Croatia and Serbia to pursue war reparations

Experts said reparations are important to reconciliation in the region.

Davor Stier (centre), European Parliament member from the Croatian Democratic Union, rasied the issue of war reparations with EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule. [Facebook/Davor Stier]

PM attends EBRD conference in London

PM Ivica Dačić participated in a high-level regional forum organized in London on Monday by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

He presented Serbia's results in the creation of favorable business and investment environment, emphasizing that no project can be implemented without stability of the region.

Serbia, Croatia Fail to Drop Genocide Lawsuits

Serbian and Croatian officials insisted they wanted to leave the past behind but could not drop their lawsuits against each other, which begin next week at the International Court of Justice.

Mutual genocide lawsuits won't be withdrawn

Mutual genocide lawsuits won't be withdrawn

BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić says the court in The Hague will decide about issues from the past, while the political elites in Serbia and Croatia will focus on the future.

Vucic: Serbia and Croatia should look to future

BELGRADE - Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday Serbia and Croatia would make an effort to let courts decide about issues from the past, while the authorities on both sides would focus on the present and future.

Lawsuits will not be dropped

BELGRADE - The deputy prime ministers of Serbia and Croatia, Aleksandar Vucic and Vesna Pusic respectively, have said that the two countries will not drop mutual lawsuits for genocide before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), but they agree that this is the issue of the past which must not encumber the present relations.

Italy Coach: Bulgaria, Croatia Potential Group Winners

The coach of Italy's national football team Cesare Prandelli pointed Bulgaria and Croatia as difficult opponents for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

Sunday's draw in Nice placed Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Norway, Azerbaijan, and Malta in Group H for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.