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Short story festival in Kikinda on July 2-5

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.

Montenegro ‘Cannot Detain’ Suspected Serbian Narco-Boss

A senior source in the Montenegrin police told BIRN on Monday that Kosmajac, who has been accused of being a narcotics kingpin in Serbia, entered the country freely on Friday because Belgrade has so far not called for his arrest.

Kosmajac in Montenegro as tourist

PODGORICA - Just hours after being identified by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as Serbia's biggest drug dealer, Dragoslav Kosmajac, 61, crossed into Montenegro at the Rance border crossing in the night between Friday and Saturday after leaving Serbia at the Jabuka crossing, the Podgorica Vijesti daily reports.

"Biggest drug dealer" is in Montenegro "as tourist" - report

"Biggest drug dealer" is in Montenegro "as tourist" - report

PODGORICA -- Just hours after being identified by Aleksandar Vučić as "Serbia's biggest drug dealer" Dragoslav Kosmajac crossed into Montenegro at the Ranče border crossing.

Montenegro Eyes Guest Seat in Arab League

In the next few weeks Montenegro will submit a formal request procedure to gain "permanent guest status" in the organisation.  

Dragoslav Kosmajac left Serbia?

BELGRADE - Dragoslav Kosmajac, named by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as the biggest drug lord in Serbia, has left the country, the Belgrade-based daily Blic reports.

As no arrest warrant is issued against him, he left to Montenegro a free man, using his Slovakian passport and crossing the state border at a less busy Jabuka checkpoint on the night of Friday to Saturday, says Blic.

Serbia bests Australia, to take on Hungary in final

DUBAI - Serbia's water polo team reached the final of the World League tournament in Dubai on Friday beating Australia 12:5 (2:1, 5:2, 2:0, 3:2).

Defending champion Serbia will next take on world champion Hungary that outlasted Montenegro 10:8.

The final is scheduled for Saturday 16:30 CET.

Photo Tanjug, T. Valic (archive photo)

RCC presents SEE 2020 Strategy

BUCHAREST - The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) has prepared a South East Europe 2020 strategy (SEE 2020) to help governments improve economies and create new jobs, participants of the First meeting of the Governing Board of the RCC SEE 2020 Strategy in Bucharest have said.

Deutsche Telekom to by Serbia Telekom

Germans are already in Croatia and Montenegro, they are offering deal to Slovenia and Serbia Deutsche Telekom to by Serbia Telekom

The German telecommunication company the Deutsche Telekom is interested in takeover of the Serbia Telekom.

Montenegro could be next EU member - German ambassador

Montenegro could be next EU member - German ambassador

PODGORICA -- Outgoing German Ambassador in Podgorica Pius Fischer says Montenegro could be the next member of the European Union.

He explained that the country had made "significant progress in this direction."

Serbia's consumption per capita at 43% of EU average

BELGRADE - Consumption expenditure per capita in Serbia totalled 43 percent of the EU average in 2013, the assessments of the European Statistical Office of the EU Eurostat show.

EBRD ready to fund agricultural companies in Serbia

BELGRADE - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invested around EUR 300 million in the Serbian agribusiness sector, and is ready to continue to fund all good projects and companies in this sector that are not over-indebted, the head of the EBRD's Agribusiness Sector Gilles Mettetal said on Thursday.

EC: Serbia to have major role in Adriatic-Ionian Initiative

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled an action plan of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (AII) that hands Serbia a major role and includes a phased reconstruction of the railway line from Belgrade to Bar.