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Serbia to present at eight international book fairs

BELGRADE - Serbia will present its offer at eight international book fairs this year and seven Serbian writers will present their works at the first fair, the International Book Fair in Leipzig from March 13 to 16.

In the course of the year, the works of Serbian contemporary authors will be presented in Skopje, Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Moscow, Frankfurt, Zagreb and Sofia.

Djokovic breezes into Indian Wells fourth round

INDIAN WELLS - Serbia's highest-ranking male tennis player Novak Djokovic reached the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters Series tennis tournament late Tuesday by beating Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

In a bid to reach the quarter-finals, Djokovic will play Marin Cilic of Croatia, who beat Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-4, 6-3.

Serbia defeats Romania in Bucharest, water polo

BUCHAREST - Serbia beat host Romania in a FINA Water Polo World League Preliminaries Round 5 Group A match in Bucharest 7-4 (2-1, 1-0, 1-2, 3-1) late on Tuesday.

This was Serbia's third consecutive win, cementing its top position in the group with nine points ahead of Russia and Romania with three points each.

Jankovic through to Indian Wells quarterfinals

INDIAN WELLS - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic made her way into the quarterfinals of the premier WTA tournament at Indian Wells after beating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-1 late on Tuesday CET.

The Serb will next face either Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland or Alize Cornet od France.

The total prize money for the tournament is USD 5.94 million.

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Serbia's Ikarbus, Mercedes roll out bus

The new vehicles will be sold in Southeast Europe and cost 135,000 euros. Also in business news: Bulgaria will receive 127 million euros from the EU to help establish an e-governance programme.

Frattini: Vucic fights for future of Serbian people

BELGRADE - Serbian government's special adviser and Italy's former foreign minister Franco Frattini said in Belgrade on Tuesday Serbia's EU integration would be completed once it becomes a full member of the EU, adding that Serbia's key priorities for the coming period were to overcome the economic crisis, that is provide jobs for most of the people and combat the gray economy.

Serbia's legal team: No retroactive liability

THE HAGUE - Serbia's legal representatives underlined on Tuesday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague that Serbia cannot be accountable for the crimes committed in Croatia before the constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SRJ) on April 27, 1992.

Dacic meets IMF delegation on Wednesday

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will meet a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday, the government office for relations with the media has stated.

CeSID and several foreign observers to monitor elections

BELGRADE - The Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID) is the only domestic organization that requested and got accreditation from the national electoral commission (RIK) for monitoring early parliamentary elections, while foreign observers showed greater interest in that.

Politicians voice stands for and against IMF measures

BELGRADE - Serbia needs reforms, political party officials agreed at the conference on economic directions of Serbia's development but they did not achieve an agreement as to whether or not the measures of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should be implemented in the reform process.

Swiss company to help EPS electricity trade in Europe

BELGRADE - Serbian Energy Minister Zorana Mihajlovic signed on Tuesday on behalf of the Serbian government the Memorandum of Understanding with officials of the Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) and the Swiss company Alpiq Central Europe, which will assist EPS in electricity trade on the European power market.

Strauss-Kahn: Reforms a social responsibility of Serbia

BELGRADE - It is clear that Serbia has started modernising its finances, reforming its tax administration and reducing its budgetary deficit, the Serbian government's economic advisor Dominique Strauss-Kahn has said.

Dacic: Issue of Milosevics' return must be settled

BELGRADE - It is time to settle the issue of a return of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic's family to Serbia because it is a legal, rather than a political issue, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, who is also minister of interior, said on Tuesday.

Exhibition on innovations opens at Dom Omladine

BELGRADE - An exhibition promoting innovations as a way to progress, organized by the Association of Inventors and Authors of Technical Improvements of Belgrade, opened at Dom Omladine on Tuesday.