Latest News from Serbia

Serbia ‘Didn’t Control Yugoslav Troops in Croatia War’

Rejecting Croatia’s claims of genocide by Serbia, Belgrade told the International Court of Justice that Zagreb hadn’t proved that Yugoslav troops and paramilitary fighters were under Serb control.

Office for KiM: Taci's statement is irresponsible and untrue

BELGRADE - The Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) has strongly condemned a statement by Kosovo Prime Minister Hasim Taci that Serbian forces committed genocide in Kosovo, stressing that this claim is irresponsible and untrue.

We are creating better conditions for doing business

VIENNA - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said in Vienna Thursday that Austrian investors have recognized Serbia as a country favorable for investment, adding that the Serbian authorities will do everything possible to create even better conditions for doing business.

Austrian and Serbian presidents on sanctions against Russia

Austrian and Serbian presidents on sanctions against Russia

VIENNA -- Serbian and Austrian president Heinz Fischer and Tomislav Nikolić warned on Thursday about the consequences of introducing sanctions against Russia.

PM:Foundations of independent journalism vital for democracy

BELGRADE - Truth, freedom and justice, as the foundations of independent journalism and professional ethic, are a major factor in Serbia's democratic development, outgoing Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said in a message to media representatives on occasion of the Serbian Journalists' Day.

Serbia Annuls Compensation for Bosniaks From Priboj

The Belgrade appeals court reversed a ruling that the Yugoslav Army was responsible for the violation of the rights of Bosniaks attacked near the Serbian town of Priboj in 1993.

President starts official visit to Austria

President starts official visit to Austria

VIENNA -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić on Thursday started his two-day official visit to Austria with a meeting with his Austrian counterpart, Heinz Fischer.

Serbia to mark World Theatre Day

BELGRADE - Serbia will on Thursday mark the World Theatre Day, March 27, with diverse programmes and a traditional message read out before theatre performances.

The World Theatre Day was established in 1962, on the day when the Theatre of Nations was opened in Paris.

Serbia: WWI centenary in tourist offer

BELGRADE - In a new summer offer, the Tourist Organization of Belgrade (TOB) prepared various events that will mark the centenary of the beginning of World War I, TOB Director Gordana Plamenac announced on Thursday.

Suspect questioned over murder of journalist

Suspect questioned over murder of journalist

BANJA LUKA -- The Serbian special prosecutor for organized crime and investigators of the prosecutor's office of Bosnia-Herzegovina questioned Stanko Kojić a.k.a. Geza.

The 46-year-old is suspected of murdering Milan Pantić, journalist of the Belgrade daily Večernje Novosti.

Investigation into Djindjic’s murder part of EU talks

BELGRADE - The investigation into the political background of the 2003 assassination of Serbia’s prime minister Zoran Djindjic is an official part of the negotiations with the EU on judiciary, head of the Serbian negotiating team Tanja Miscevic has said.

"Progressives mull cabinet with minority party"

"Progressives mull cabinet with minority party"

BELGRADE -- The Progressives (SNS) are "close to the decision" to form a government only with parties of national minorities, writes a newspaper.

This cabinet will also reportedly be made up "mostly of non-partisan experts."

Linta: Serbs in Croatia in difficult position

BELGRADE - President of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta has noted that the Serbs in Croatia are in a difficult position, including the expelled ones, as they cannot exercise their basic human rights.

15th International Archaeological Film Review to open

BELGRADE - The 15th International Archaeological Film Review will be held at the National Museum from Thursday through April 3, featuring creations from eight countries.

Serbia wants trade ties with both Russia and EU

Serbia wants trade ties with both Russia and EU

BELGRADE -- PKS President Željko Sertić says Serbia has opted for the path to the European Union, but will continue economic cooperation with other countries.