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National Assembly adopts Serbia's state budget for 2019

149 (out of 250) people's deputies (members of the Assembly) were in attendance, Tanjug reported.

According to the Serbian government, the new budget envisages revenues of RSD 1,246.2 billion and expenditures of RSD 1,269.1 billion, so the deficit will be RSD 22.9 billion, which is 0.4 percent of the expected gross domestic product (GDP).

President: Haradinaj is right; US is behind everything

The president also said on Friday, after the opening of a new factory in the town of Kragujevac, that it was "not realistic for Serbia to change America's mind, which sees Kosovo's independence as a done deal," Beta agency is reporting.

He added that he "always said it that Albanians are doing nothing on their own, but that the US is behind everything."

Putin: Preferential trade deal with Serbia to be finalized

"We expect the talks on preferential trade agreements with Singapore, Israel, Serbia and in the future with India and Egypt to be completed shortly," Putin said at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council held in St. Petersburg on Thursday, TASS is reporting.

Pristina, Tirana "sabotage peaceful resolution of problem"

Despite numerous tensions in the relations with Pristina, representatives of the Serbian government attended today's regular meeting of the CEFTA Joint Committee in Pristina in order to send once more a message of peace and tolerance, and show good will to constructively try to negotiate and solve the issue of imposed tariffs by the Provisional institutions of self-government in Pristina, in ac

US ambassador: Forming Kosovo army is positive step

Belgrade is strongly opposed to this announced move by Pristina.

Kosnett told RTK broadcaster in an interview late on Thursday that "Kosovo's leaders have talked about how the Kosovo Armed Forces could participate in peace-keeping operations overseas."

Ukraine to abolish partnership agreement with Russia

"The agreement on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and Russia will be abolished on April 1, 2019," TASS is reporting, citing the proposal.

The agency said 277 deputies voted to support the decision that needed 226 votes to pass.

Bosnian Serb Strongman to Sack 16 Ambassadors

After meeting the new President of Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic, on Thursday in Banja Luka, Milorad Dodik, the former RS President and new Serbian member of the Bosnian Presidency, said he would be seeking to replace a list of Bosnian ambassadors.

President and NATO chief in telephone conversation

The Serbian president thanked Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation for his statement that "this was no time" to form an army of so-called Kosovo and that so-called Kosovo's intent to transform its security forces into an army was coming "at the wrong time."

Peace, stability only interest of Serbia in region

She stressed that she has never even called on war, as interpreted by some foreign media, but on peace and stability.

Brnabic told reporters during a tour of the Serbian-Korean Information and Access Centre that she is very sorry about the manner in which some of the world's media interpreted her yesterday's statement, because "it turned out" that Serbia was threatening.

"5 of Europe's 10 most polluted cities are in Balkans"

According to the agency, the only ones who are happy are vendors of air purifiers.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on the list of the ten most polluted cities in Europe, five are in the Balkans, and they are Bosnia-Herzegovina), Pljevlja (Montenegro) and Skopje, Tetovo and Bitola (Macedonia).

Stormy Thursday in Assembly: Should Ljajic or Seselj go?

Milorad Mijatovic, from Ljajic's SDPS party, at the same asked the parliamentary speaker and the chairman of the Administrative Committee when the SRS deputy and party leader Vojislav Seselj will be left without a mandate.

Germany reliable, important partner of Serbia

At the celebration of 18 years of development cooperation between Germany and Serbia, the minister for EU integration stated that some of those projects are those for the renovation and expansion of the capacities of the Bajina Basta and Zvornik hydroelectric power plants, introduction of district heating system in 21 municipalities, introduction of wastewater system in 24 municipalities and im