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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.

More Macedonians Seek Asylum in Germany

The German Federal Service on Migration and Refugees said that 9,420 people from Macedonia lodged asylum applications in Germany in 2013, Deutsche Welle reported.

The figure represents a sharp increase from 2012, when almost 6,900 Macedonians sought asylum in Germany, and from 2011, when there were 1,750 applicants from the Balkan state.

In Serbia every 5th individual jobless

In Serbia every 5th individual jobless

In the first month of 2014 even 42,771 jobless people have registered them with the National Employment Service. That is almost 2,000 people more than in December last year.

Montenegrin Minister Says NATO Sole Option

Montenegro's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Igor Luksic, said Montenegro had no option but to join NATO, if only for reasons of cost.

Maintaining military neutrality would involve building a defence system that would be more expensive for Montenegro than joining NATO, he said on Thursday.

Ex-president denies he "worked against Montenegro"

Ex-president denies he "worked against Montenegro"

PODGORICA -- Boris Tadić denied accusations made by Montenegrin officials that was "working against the interests of Montenegro" while serving as Serbian president.

The leader of the newly-formed New Democratic Party (NDS) also denied that he tried to "disqualify" Montenegro in the international community.

Montenegro Opposition Party Boycotts Parliament

The threat of a boycott was unleashed after the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, on Tuesday voted against six EU-backed election laws aimed at curbing abuses in the electoral process.

The laws mainly address suspected irregularities in voter lists and abuses in the use of budgetary funds for party purposes during elections.