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President sees Vučić as "next prime minister"

President sees Vučić as "next prime minister"

KRAGUJEVAC -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić said on Monday that leader of the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vučić "will be the next prime minister."

Crimea, Kosovo, and double standards

Crimea, Kosovo, and double standards

BELGRADE -- The French daily Le Figaro has an article comparing reactions in western countries and their media to declarations of independence made by Crimea and Kosovo.

The conclusion the newspaper made is that "officials are applying double standards," while the media tend to "forget."

But: Citizens back policy govt conducted so far

BELGRADE - Slovenian Ambassador in Belgrade Franc But stated that the outcome of the parliamentary elections in Serbia shows that a majority of citizens support the policy which the Serbian government implemented so far in terms of reforms.

Dodik: Cooperation with Serbian authorities to continue

TREBINJE - The authorities of Republika Srpska (RS) will continue to cooperate with Serbian authorities and this continuity has never been brought into question, said RS President Milorad Dodik.

Fajon: Constitute government as soon as possible

BRUSSELS - MP of the European Parliament (EP) Tanja Fajon stated on Monday that Serbia should constitute the government as soon as possible after the early parliamentary elections to prevent slowdown of the European integration process.

On her Twitter account, Fajon expressed the hope that the winners would constitute the government as soon as possible.

Dačić "ready for talks with SNS"

Dačić "ready for talks with SNS"

BELGRADE -- SPS leader Ivica Dačić stated that the coalition led by his party "achieved very important results in the early parliamentary elections."

RIK: SNS wins 158 seats, SPS-44, DS-19, NDS-18

BELGRADE - The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS)-led coalition swept 158 seats in the Serbian parliament, the SPS-led coalition secured 44 seats, the Democratic Party (DS) - 19, and the New Democratic Party -18 seats, according to the data by the national electoral commission (RIK) based on 99.08 percent of the polling stations or 99.44 percent of the electorate.

CeSID: SNS clear winner with 48.2 percent

CeSID: SNS clear winner with 48.2 percent

BELGRADE -- The Serb Progressive Party (SNS)-led coalition won 48.2 percent, or 156 seats in parliament, in early elections held on Sunday, CeSID has said.

Nikolic: Vucic-next prime minister

KRAGUJEVAC - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said on Monday that leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic will be the next prime minister, but that he will begin talks with the prime minister-designate after the formation of parliamentary groups in the Serbian parliament and discussions with them.

City on Water master plan "in one month"

City on Water master plan "in one month"

BELGRADE -- City on Water project coordinator Aleksandar Karlovčan has said the project's master plan will be presented to the public "in a month."

He made the statement during a panel organized by Tanjug late on Sunday in Belgrade

Italian, German envoys urge new govt. to continue reforms

Italian, German envoys urge new govt. to continue reforms

BELGRADE -- Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Manzo said he hoped a new Serbian government will continue working on reforms and further advance along the EU path, "with resolve."

Master plan of City on Water in one month

BELGRADE - Coordinator of the City on Water project Aleksandar Karlovcan stated at a panel organised by Tanjug News Agency late on Sunday that the project master plan will be presented to the public in a month.

10 years since massive anti-Serb violence in Kosovo

10 years since massive anti-Serb violence in Kosovo

BELGRADE -- Monday marks ten years since ethnic Albanians in Kosovo launched a widespread campaign of violence targeting Serbs in the province.

The incidents that took place on March 17 and 18, 2004, known in Serbia as "the March pogrom," and resulted in 4,012 Serbs driven out of their homes.

Wilhelm: Economic reforms are most important for next govt

BELGRADE - German Ambassador to Serbia Heinz Wilhelm has said in comment to the Sunday election in Serbia that the results of the vote are more or less similar to the projections and stressed that economic reforms are the most important thing for the next government.

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