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New gov't will have much to do, must continue reforms

KOPAONIK - The new Serbian government will have much to do, but its most important task is to seize the historic opportunity presented by the EU accession process and continue the initiated reforms, ambassadors of leading European countries said on Thursday.

Djukanovic to Meet US Vice-President

The Montenegrin Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic, will meet US Vice-President Joseph Biden during a three-day visit to Washington in March, focusing on the country’s NATO ambitions.

According to the media, Djukanovic and Biden will discuss Montenegro’s aspirations to become a full member of the Atlantic Alliance at the upcoming summit scheduled for September in Wales in the UK.

Tourist visits to Belgrade up by 12 percent in January

BELGRADE - A total of 36,295 tourists visited Belgrade in January 2014, which is by 12 percent more than in the same month in 2013, the data of the City Institute of Informatics and Statistics show.

MSP: Avoid trips to Ukraine

BELGRADE - The Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSP) recommended to Serbian citizens on Tuesday to refrain from trips to Ukraine and warned those who are staying and working in Ukraine to avoid public gatherings and keep in touch with the Serbian Embassy in Kiev.

Montenegro company is the centre of EU concern

Montenegro company is the centre of EU concern

Russian investors and Montenegro officials are heading to arbitration over an aluminium plant.

Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica has been bankrupt since 2013. [Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica]

Experts urge action to help child beggars

Experts urge action to help child beggars

Child beggars on the streets are a global phenomenon, but experts and NGOs in Southeast Europe are urging governments to take action.

Child beggars are a global phenomenon. [AFP]

Nine centuries of Stefan Nemanja's birth marked

PODGORICA - The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) celebrated in Podgorica nine centuries of the birth of Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the Nemanjic dynasty.

Stefan Nemanja is the founder of the powerful Serbian country in the middle ages and SPC celebrates him as Saint Simeon the Myrrh-streaming.

Ljajic, Gvozdenovic: Potential to improve cooperation

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications Ministar Rasim Ljajic and Montenegrin Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Branimir Gvozdenovic agreed Friday that there is a great potential in two countries’ businessmen to accessing third markets together.

Serbia in group with Montenegro, USA, South Africa

CANCUN - Serbia's national water polo team will compete at the FINA Water Polo World Cup in Kazakhstan this summer in the Group A with Montenegro, the U.S. and South Africa, the draw in Cancun decided on Friday.

Group B comprises Croatia, Hungary, Australia and Kazakhstan.

FINA World Cup will be held in Almaty from August 19 to 24.

Women to assume greater role in Balkan militaries

Women to assume greater role in Balkan militaries

Military officials said they are working to attract, employ and retain women more effectively.

Serbian servicewomen assemble AK-47 assault rifles at the Sombor barracks. Serbia has instituted a 20 percent quota for women at its military academy in Belgrade. [AFP]

Serbian customs seized 1.62 tons of narcotics

BELGRADE - Serbian Customs Administration prevented the trafficking of nearly 1.62 tons of various illegal drugs, mostly marijuana, in the course of 2013, Customs Administration Director Milos Tomic stated on Thursday.

Belgrade wins Tourism Oscar as best place for tourism in SEE

BELGRADE - Belgrade has been proclaimed the best tourist place in South Eastern Europe (SEE) in a tourism action to pick the best in SEE tourism in 2013 carried out by Sacen International, an international center for tourism and hospitality development based in Serbia.

"Dialogue has to be continued, results implemented"

"Dialogue has to be continued, results implemented"

BELGRADE -- After elections on March 16, "Serbia must continue reforms and the dialogue with Priština with renewed vigor and implement the results of the dialogue."

This is what Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has told the Belgrade-daily Danas in an interview ahead of his visit here on Wednesday.

Kurz: Dialogue has to be continued, results implemented

BELGRADE - After the early parliamentary election on March 16, Serbia must continue reforms and the dialogue with Pristina with renewed vigor and implement the results of the dialogue, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has said.

Montenegro Bows to Gusinje’s Municipal Ambitions

Montenegro is to get a new 23rd municipality after parliament verified a government decision adopted last December to grant municipal status to Gusinje.

The small town in northern Montenegro, near Albania, which has only around 2,000 inhabitants but a large diaspora in the US, is mainly home to ethnic Bosniaks and Albanians.

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