Latest News from Serbia

Mrkic, Kuroki sign agreement on Japanese government donation

BELGRADE - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic and Japanese Ambassador to Serbia Masafumi Kuroki signed and exchanged notes on a EUR 1.43 million worth non-refundable donation from the Japanese government to Serbia, expressing the hope that the donation will further improve the friendly relations between the two countries.

Vucic: We want to establish Austrian model in Serbia

BELGRADE - First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday that Serbia's goal is to achieve the Austrian model of state governance, but noted that for that to happen, the country has to work hard for years and decades and change many things.

IMF, Serbia talks start

BELGRADE - A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has started the talks with Serbian officials in Belgrade on Wednesday on the state of public finances in the country, the IMF Resident Representative Office in Belgrade confirmed for Tanjug.

Bekric achieves personal indoor best at meeting in Prague

PRAGUE - Serbia's Emir Bekric achieved a personal indoor best at the 2014 European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, finishing a 400m Men's race in 47.17 seconds.

Although he finished second in his race, Bekric is very pleased about his achievement, as he succeeded in realizing his plan to finish in under 47.70 and pave his way to a good result in 400m hurdles.

Belgrade wins Tourism Oscar as best place for tourism in SEE

BELGRADE - Belgrade has been proclaimed the best tourist place in South Eastern Europe (SEE) in a tourism action to pick the best in SEE tourism in 2013 carried out by Sacen International, an international center for tourism and hospitality development based in Serbia.

Serb refugees from Croatia still want their property, rights

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Associations stated that the meeting between Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his Croatian counterpart Vesna Pusic leads to further enhancement of the two countries relations, but it also warned that mutual respect would not be possible without first finding a fair solution to open issues.

Fight against corruption is fight for solid economy

BELGRADE - Leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic has said that the fight against corruption and crime is, in fact, a fight for recovery of the Serbian economy.

Kurz: We will continue supporting Balkans' eurointegration

VIENNA - Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has told Tanjug that he is visiting Belgrade with a message that the future of all Western Balkan countries is in the EU and that Austria will continue to strongly support their European integration efforts.

EEC: Serbia has not met obligations

VIENNA - The European Energy Community (EEC) Secretariat has called on Serbia to rectify the identified issues of non-compliance within a time limit of two months since the country did not meet the obligations stipulated in the community's rules on ownership unbundling in the gas market.

Money not reason for leaving RTS

Money not reason for leaving RTS

I prefer saying that I have come to the N1 than to have left the RTS – says until recently headlines presenter of the national television of Serbia, the RTS. Maja Zezelj has surprised all by her decision to leave the national television and accept a job at the N1 TV Channel.

Politicians claim to live hard

Politicians claim to live hard

Serbian politicians claim to live equally hard as other citizens of Serbia. They have to service their credits taken to buy flats, they use communal traffic and complain of high prices in stores and shops.

Serbian-Greek military cooperation to be enhanced

ATHENS - Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodic stated after a meeting with his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos on Tuesday that a decision has been made to enhance the bilateral military cooperation.

Successful start of Dubai title defense for Djokovic

DUBAI - Serbia's best-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic opened his title defense at the ATP tournament in Dubai with a straight-sets victory over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan (6-3, 6-3).

In the second round on Wednesday, Djokovic will face world no. 51, Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Adrian Ungur of Romania by 6-1, 6-3 on Monday.