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Swiss skiier Joana Haehlen during the the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women's downhill race in the Bulgarian town of Bansko on January 24, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.
Serbia's Antonina Dubinina mid-competition during the women's short program of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Graz, Austria, on January 24, 2020. EPA-EFE/Tatyana Zenkovich.
The announcement this week of the launch of flights between Belgrade and Pristina operated by Lufthansa caused much more attention than a regular announcement regarding the opening of a new airline route. Not surprising given that it took seeming mediation by US diplomats to facilitate the restoration of flights.
American Balkans expert and a former advisor and supporter of Joseph Biden, Michael Carpenter, said in an interview with the Serbian Telegraph that Washington would accept any solution agreed by Serbs and Albanians. He also points out that there are no red lines on this issue - everything is up to Belgrade and Pristina.
According to "Blic", this will be a requirement especially because of the success of signing a letter of intent to establish direct airline between Belgrade and Pristina.
In order to implement this agreement, President Vucic will set a condition: abolishing taxes on goods from central Serbia, according to "Blic" daily.
Petar Djukic, a former high-ranking Serb police officer in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Tuesday and Wednesday that military volunteers who came to Bosanski Samac in Bosnia in April 1992 were brought by political parties and not by Serbian State Security, SDB.
On January 1, 2020 Romania took over the chairmanship-in-office of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation (BSEC), with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) taking over the chairmanship-in-office of the BSEC Business Council for six months.