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Dacic: We must respect legacy of our ancestors

BELGRADE - The 69th anniversary of the breakthrough of the Axis lines on the Syrmian Front and the final battles for Yugoslavia's liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II was marked in Adasevci near Sid, northwestern Serbia.

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic laid a wreath on the behalf of the government at the Syrmian Front memorial and paid tribute to the victims.

Macedonia Readies for Pre-Election Silence

Campaigning for the presidential election will halt in Macedonia ahead of Sunday, when more than 1.7 million registered voters will choose between four candidates.

Voters will choose between incumbent President Gjorge Ivanov who is running for a second five-year term for the ruling VMRO DPMNE party and three other hopefuls.

Ramadani Urges Albanians to Avoid Syria War

“Those who have sacrificed their lives, whether in Kosovo, Syria or in another country, for good causes, for freedom and democracy, may Allah bless them and I would like to send my deepest condolences to their families,” Ramadani told the news portal Presheva Jone.

Macedonia Election Race Starts on Harsh Note

At their respective general election starting rallies at the weekend, government and opposition parties exchanged accusations on a scale not seen in the gentler presidential race that started two weeks earlier.

NATO investing in Balkan countries

NATO investing in Balkan countries

The Alliance is restoring bridges and improving the infrastructure to assist regional countries.

EUFOR troops in Bosnia and Herzegovina demine a strip of land to enable infrastructure development. [Bedrana Kaletovic/SETimes]

TV Presidential Debate Fails to Switch on Macedonia

One week before the first round of Macedonian presidential elections, all four presidential candidate took part in an unexpected debate hosted by state television.

The hour-and-a-half debate on issues ranging from Macedonia disputed name to the economy failed to catch fire, however, and was dogged by long monologues that were deemed monotonous by many viewers and observers.

"Most countries understand Serbia's position on Ukraine"

"Most countries understand Serbia's position on Ukraine"

BELGRADE -- Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić has said that a majority of EU member-states "demonstrated understanding for Serbia's stand on the issue of crisis in Ukraine."

Mrkic: Most countries understand Serbia's stand on Ukraine

ATHENS - Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkic told Tanjug on Saturday that a majority of EU member countries have demonstrated understanding for Serbia's stand on the issue of crisis in Ukraine.

Macedonia Campaigns Started Too Soon, OSCE Says

The interim report released on Thursday, covering the period March 10-26, says the presidential candidates started promoting their campaigns before the campaign's official start date - March 24.

Macedonian MP Candidates Pass Collaborator Test

The state office tasked with rooting out former informants said it has checked all 1,500 political party candidates for the 123-seat parliament and established that none of them collaborated with the intelligence services in the Communist era.

Monitors Prepare for Macedonia's Double Elections

Local and international organizations seeking to follow the election process will have registered just over 3,000 monitors with the State Electoral Commission by the end of the deadline on Wednesday at midnight.

The civil association MOST, which provided most local monitors for Macedonia's previous elections, said it plans to deploy 2,240 monitors.

Former Thessaloniki governor exits New Democracy

Panayiotis Psomiadis, a former governor of Central Macedonia, has resigned from conservative party New Democracy, the AMNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

According to agency reports, Psomiadis left the conservative party after being refused a candidate spot on New Democracy’s European Parliament list in view of next month's elections.

Macedonia PM Says Opposition 'Sound Greek'

As election races hot up in Macedonia, the ruling VMRO DPMNE party has accused the opposition of holding standpoints on the sensitive issue of the country's name issue that betray national interests.

The opposition has meanwhile accused the ruling parties of taking too hard a line on the name issue, and of excluding them from any discussion about it.

Macedonia President Spurns TV Debate With Rivals

President Ivanov, who is seeking another five-year term, is the only one of the four presidential hopefuls who has not yet replied to a call to take part in a debate organized by the US-backed National Democratic Institute, NDI.

Macedonia Urged to Regulate Political Advertising

As the country gears up for nationwide polls, media experts said that more needs to be done to limit the coverage gifted to parties by broadcasters.