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Serbia receiving help from increasing number of countries

Serbia receiving help from increasing number of countries

BELGRADE -- The Slovenian government sent on Friday the assistance to Serbia for countering the floods and the aid exceeds the announced quantities.

Macedonia sends special units and drainage pumps as aid

SKOPJE - The Macedonian government decided at its Friday session to send 75 special unit members of its Ministry of Interior and Defence Ministry and the Protection and Rescue Directorate as assistance to flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).

Macedonia offers assistance to Serbia

SKOPJE - Macedonian President Djorge Ivanov said in a telephone conversation with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic that Macedonia is willing to offer assistance and put all its capacities at Serbia's disposal in the fight against the consequences of the bad weather conditions in the country.

Macedonia Accused of Concealing Ethnic Hate Crimes

In its latest report on hate crimes, the Helsinki Committee reported 116 such incidents in 2013, and said the authorities often downplayed them as routine acts of violence.

Over 80 per cent of the hate attacks “involved ethnic Macedonians and Albanians”, the report noted.

Regional countries offer assistance to Serbia

Regional countries offer assistance to Serbia

PODGORICA -- Montenegrin PM Milo Đukanović sent a telegram expressing condolences to his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić for the victims of floods in Serbia.

Macedonia MP's Boycott Faces Parliament With Dilemma

After Macedonia held a constituent session of the new parliament on Saturday without opposition MPs, legislators from the ruling coalition are mulling how to fill key parliamentary bodies that require opposition MPs' presence.

Another Macedonian Albanian Reported Killed in Syria

Thirty-one-year-old Adnan Rexhepi from Kumanovo, northern Macedonia, died on Saturday while fighting with a rebel group against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Albanian-language media in Macedonia have reported.

He was reportedly killed in the Syrian province of Sham.

Obama's Half-brother Arrives in Montenegro

Malik Obama, who runs a charity foundation, on Monday said it was time for the people of the Balkans to turn to one another and cooperate closely to ensure a better life.

Bus and Train Collide in Macedonia

A train and a bus full of passengers collided at an intersection on the road between the towns of Stip and Veles as a result of which the bus capsized in the nearby ditch.

All passengers except one are in a stable condition, although several sustained serious injuries.

Van Hool Revives Macedonia’s Bus Production

In the presence of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, the Belgian company officially opened its new factory near the capital, Skopje, in its first big investment abroad.

The plant is in fact already operational, employing some 450 workers, and produced over 100 buses for the US market this year.

Serbia at Cannes Film Festival

BELGRADE - Serbia will be presented by the movie entitled Leto bez meseca (Moonless Summer) directed by Stefan Ivancic in the official selections of this year's Cannes Festival.

The movie was produced by the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and the Belgrade-based Non-Aligned Films and it will be displayed as part of Cinefondation program on May 21.

Bulgaria, Macedonia Tackle Tensions With Religious Celebration

The joint celebrations dedicated to the saints widely regarded as the fathers of Slavic literary culture took place on Sunday in Sofia, coming at a time when the two countries' political ties remain strained.

International puppet theatre festival kicks off

KRAGUJEVAC - The 16th Golden Spark international puppet theatre festival has begun in Kragujevac, central Serbia.

The festival, to be held from May 11 to 15, will feature 11 theatres from Serbia and all over the world, the director of the Kragujevac Children's Theatre Zoran Djoric told Tanjug on Sunday.

Macedonia Opposition Party Backs Leader After Defeat

At a post-election congress on Sunday in Skopje, party delegates reconfirmed Zaev’s leadership position after a 12-hour-long debate.

In the vote of confidence, 413 party delegates supported Zaev while 146 voted against him, with 105 abstentions.