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BELGRADE - OTEH 2014, an international scientific and technical conference dedicated to the development of defense technologies, opened in Belgrade on Thursday, and Serbia's Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic said that investment in the defense industry and armed forces is Serbia's strategic interest.
The IMF has lowered its prediction of growth in Montenegrin GDP from 2.8 per cent to 2.3 per cent amid concerns of the impact of the eurozone crisis and sluggish demand for goods and services.
Macedonia's Constitutional Court has rejected a challenge to the changed law on terminations, adopted in September 2013, saying the changes do not prohibit abortion but only regulate the procedures.
Several NGOs had submitted complaints to the Constitutional Court, arguing that the new requirements put undue physical, administrative and time-related pressure on pregnant women.
Separation of the state from party politics, pressures on the media and the judiciary will be the main focus areas for Montenegro in this year's EU Progress Report, sources in Brussels said.
The report due out on Wednesday will urge a strengthening of the rule of law and fresh measures to spur economic recovery, reports said.
A court in Macedonia has found at least 17 people guilty in the country's first-ever espionage trial to be held behind closed doors.
Eight defendants were found guilty on Monday of passing classified documents to the security services of unnamed foreign countries. Nine others were found guilty of lesser charges, including criminal association, blackmail and fraud.
BELGRADE - German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday that Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) top Jihad recruitment sources in the Balkans, adding that Serbia is adopting amendments to the criminal law in order to hinder and prevent perspective fighters from joining the radical Islamic groups.
Europe RE: Flood damage to Serbia from EUR 1.5 to 2 billion
BELGRADE -- Serbia's has joined a unique system for insurance against natural disasters as cofounder of the regional reinsurance company "Europe RE".