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Pristina denies entry to missing persons commission chief

Because of this, families of Serb victims have requested an urgent reaction from international officials.

Veljko Odalovic was not permitted to enter after being kept for several hours at the Jarinje administrative crossing, representatives of the Association of Families of Missing, Kidnapped and Killed Persons in Kosovo and Metohija said in a statement on Friday.

Here's Pristina's platform for dialogue with Belgrade

It envisages, among other things, (Serbia's) recognition of the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo, Tanjug is reporting on Friday, citing Pristina-based daily Zeri.

The platform also seeks the abolition of UN Security Council Resolution 1244, and establishment of a court for crimes allegedly committed by Serbs during the conflict in the territory of Kosovo

Bulgarian PM, Chinese ambassador honored on Statehood Day

The ceremony in the Presidency was attended by ministers Ivica Dacic, Nebojsa Stefanovic, Zlatibor Loncar, Aleksandar Vulin, Vladan Vukosavljevivic, chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, and Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov, who is among the recipients.

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic is today taking part in the ceremonies in Orasac, central Serbia.

Bulgarian PM is on a Working Visit to Serbia

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is on a working visit to Serbia, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

"I arrived in Belgrade, where I met Ivica Dačić, Foreign Minister of Serbia", he wrote in facebook. The prime minister also met with President Alexander Vucic. He honored Borisov with the "Order of the Republic of Serbia".

Serbia celebrates Statehood Day

On this day in 1804, the Serbs, led by Djordje "Karadjordje" Petrovic, decided to start the First Uprising against occupying Ottoman Turks.

On the same day in 1835, the first constitution of the modern Serbian state was adopted in the town of Kragujevac.

President Aleksandar Vucic is this Friday presenting state decorations to deserving individuals and institutions.

"Those thinking victory's easy, learn, Serb walnut's hardy"

Lithium

Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday Rio Tinto's Jadar Project would be a major development boom for Serbia and its Podrinje region, which has 10 percent of the world's lithium deposits.

Improvement of food quality and safety in Serbia

Brnabic said afterwards that that all milk producers will have to test their products twice a month in the National Milk Control Laboratory, the government announced.

Brnabic explained that the analysis will be free, with each producer getting guidance on what to do if there are deviations in the quality of their products from European standards.

We must not allow Serbia to win, says Pristina official

He added that "Serbia should not be allowed to benefit from Kosovo's mistakes," pointing out that currently no western partner was on Pristina's taxes on goods from central Serbia, increased by 100 percent in November.

Prime Minister Borissov Will be Awarded With the "Orden of the Republic of Serbia"

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic will award Prime Minister Boyko Borissov with the "Order of the Republic of Serbia" tomorrow, February 15th, when the country celebrates its national holiday - the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia, the government's press service announced.

"The Order of the Republic of Serbia" is the highest state award in the country.

14 dead as bus crashes in Macedonia

The accident happened on Wednesday around 5 pm when the Durmo Tours bus crossed a protective fence onto the opposite side of the highway, and then slid off the road and rolled into a shallow ditch near the village of Laskarci.

About 30 people were injured in the accident.

Bulgarians have the Shortest Average Height in Europe

Bulgarians turn out to be the shortest nation in Europe, the factors for this being both genetic and social, Assoc. Prof. Racho Stoev - Head of the Department of Anthropology and Anatomy at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, told BNT programme on 13th of February, reports BNT. 

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