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"Caretaker cabinet has no comment on EU sanctions"

"Caretaker cabinet has no comment on EU sanctions"

BELGRADE -- Serbia did not take a stand on EU's sanctions imposed against officials of the ousted authorities in Ukraine "because the government is in a technical mandate."

The caretaker government "cannot comment on such situations," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Beta on Thursday.

Phebe Novakovic provided plane to take Saric to Podgorica

POWERFUL SERBIAN WOMAN PROVIDED TRANSPORT FOR SARIC Phebe Novakovic provided plane to take Saric to Podgorica

Former CIA officer of Serbian origin is a director of the company that provided a plane by which suspected drug lord Darko Saric was taken to Podgorica.

There were contacts between government and criminals

BELGRADE - Serbia's Justice Minister Nikola Selakovic said on Wednesday, commenting on the arrest of drug lord Darko Saric, that there was basis to suspect there had been contacts between government officials and criminal organizations.

The most important thing is that Saric is in the hands of the authorities and that he will appear before court on Monday, he told TV Pink.

Darko Šarić case - key moments

Darko Šarić case - key moments

BELGRADE -- Alleged drug lord Darko Šarić first grabbed the headlines in October 2009 when the Uruguayan police seized 2.8 tons of cocaine at the port of Santiago Vazquez.

Suspected drug boss placed in 60-day detention

Suspected drug boss placed in 60-day detention

BELGRADE -- Darko Šarić, who was arrested and transferred to Belgrade this morning, has been remanded in custody for 60 days by the Special Court for Organized Crime.

Minister: Šarić was not hiding in Montenegro

Minister: Šarić was not hiding in Montenegro

PODGORICA -- Montenegrin Justice Minister Duško Marković has said that Darko Šarić was in Montenegro only for a short time on Tuesday morning.

The suspected drug lord "saw his family at the airport in Podgorica," the minister specified, and added:

Krivokapic: Serbia-Montenegro cooperation proves successful

SARAJEVO/PODGORICA - Montenegrin Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapic has said that the cooperation between Serbia and Montenegro proved successful, referring to the arrest of fugitive drug lord Darko Saric that was carried out in cooperation between the public bodies of the two countries.

Markovic: Saric’s transfer operation took one hour

PODGORICA – Montenegrin Justice Minister Dusko Markovic has said that Darko Saric was handed over to Serbian authorities Tuesday morning and noted that it is definite that operational efforts of the two countries’ services led to the locating of the most wanted drug lord.

Officials address public after fugitive's arrest

Officials address public after fugitive's arrest

BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić has said that a working group formed in June 2013 used "the most complex methods and resources to locate and arrest the most wanted fugitive."

Saric deprived of property worth several millions

BELGRADE - Drug lord Darko Saric, his relatives and associates have been temporarily deprived of property worth several million euros during criminal proceedings that have been underway for more than four years now.

The property confiscated at the discretion of the court includes numerous apartments, houses, land lots, legal entities, hotels and shares.

Alleged Balkan Drugs Lord Darko Saric Surrenders

Saric, who is accused of heading an organised-crime gang involved in large-scale drug smuggling, surrendered to police after coming to an agreement with the Belgrade authorities to give himself up, Serbian justice minister Nikola Selakovic told a press conference on Tuesday.

Fugitive Darko Šarić arrested, transferred to Belgrade

Fugitive Darko Šarić arrested, transferred to Belgrade

BELGRADE -- Fugitive suspected drug boss Darko Šarić was arrested o Tuesday morning in a join operation headed by Serbian and Montenegrin justice ministers.

He was transferred to Belgrade on board a plane at 08:45 CET, and is now in the building of the Special Court for Organized Crime.

Montenegrin Diaspora Sends Home 1.3 Billion Euro

The central bank said on Sunday that the amount sent home by Montenegrins working abroad to their families increased by almost five per cent last year, reaching a total of 353 million euro.

Belgrade declaration on social entrepreneurship signed

BELGRADE - The representatives of non-governmental organizations from the region of the Western Balkans and Turkey signed on Friday the Belgrade Declaration on Development of Social Entrepreneurship, with an aim to draw attention of the decision-makers in the EU and other countries to the steps that need to be taken for further development of social economy.

Parties retreat into election silence

BELGRADE - The campaign ended for the early parliamentary elections that will be held in Serbia on Sunday, March 16, and election silence will be in force until the close of polls at 8 p.m. the same day.

In these polls, 6,767, 324 citizens will be eligible to vote and elect 250 MPs for the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

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