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A question for Trivan: When will the law on climate change be presented ?

League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV) has called on Minister of Environment Goran Trivan to announce when the Bill on Climate Change will be presented to the Serbian Parliament.
LSV in a statement reminds the minister that he personally announced the adoption of the law by the end of 2018, then by half, and then by the end of 2019.

An emergency meeting called due to air pollution in Serbia

According to Belgrade media, the meeting will be held at 3 pm, with the Ministers of Environment, Health and Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Republic Hydro-meteorological Institute, representatives of the City of Belgrade, Ministry of Internal Affairs, etc.

Human Rights Progress Faltering in South and Central Europe: HRW

The latest report from Human Rights Watch, published on Tuesday evening, says that discrimination and violence against minorities, domestic violence, pressure on media and problems with dealing with the wartime past continued to be major issues for Balkan states and Central Europe last year.

"Some still believe that Montenegro belongs to Serbia"

"It is part of the rule of law and the system of registration of real estate and potential state property, especially given the fact that Montenegro has gone through so much, if I may say , the change of states since independence before the First World War", senior associate at the Center for European Policy Analysis Janusz Bugajski told "Voice of America", commenting on Serbia's reactions to t

Serbia Faces Yugoslav-Era Debt Repayments for Years to Come

While Croatia and Slovenia have paid off their debts inherited from Yugoslavia, Serbia is still paying. And Belgrade's refusal to recognise Kosovo as independent has only increased its burden.

Time for Policy Change on Western Balkans Emigration

See also: Brain Drain: Will the Last Doctor in Kosovo Turn Out the Lights?

The National Medical Council of Serbia annually issues around 800 certificates needed by doctors when applying for jobs abroad. In Kosovo and Bosnia, national medical workers' associations report that hundreds of highly qualified doctors leave each year.

Bosnia’s Courts Convict More Migrant Smugglers

More than 90 per cent of judgments were pronounced on the basis of plea agreements. Sanctions ranged from conditional sentences to three years in prison. Ancillary penalties of several dozen thousands euros were also imposed and the proceeds of migrant smuggling worth over 10,000 euros were seized, along with several vehicles used to execute the crimes.

Vucic: I'm not going to Montenegro VIDEO

Vucic recalled that 28.73 percent of Serbs and less than 45 percent of Montenegrins officially live in Montenegro, referring to "the intention of part of the Podgorica regime".

Happy New Year 2020!

This year brings many new challenges for Serbia and its citizens, and it also imposes on the society and the state the obligation to overcome all those which we have long been facing.
There are still challenges of an economic, political and social nature, as well as the biggest one: the challenge of resolving the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.

Timeline: A Year of Democracy in Central and Southeast Europe


January 11 - Romania begins a six-month EU Council presidency amid anti-government protests at home and calls from EU leaders to respect the rule of law.

January 17 - Human Rights Watch's World Report 2019 highlights threats to journalists and minority and immigrants' rights as key problems in the Balkans.

Protect Victims of Wartime Sexual Crimes, Serbia Urged

The Humanitarian Law Centre, a Belgrade-based NGO that represents victims in some war crime cases in Serbia, issued a policy paper on Monday calling on the Serbian judicial authorities to better protect victims of sexual violence during trials and investigations for crimes committed in the Yugoslav wars.

Serbia Seeks Solution With Malta Over Children Risking Deportation

Serbia is trying to resolve an issue with Malta concerning 22 Serbian children who have been denied residence visas and threatened with deportation because their parents do not meet the minimum income criteria, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.