Latest News from Serbia

Historic chance for world to hear about crimes against Serbs

BELGRADE - Savo Strbac, director of Belgrade-based Veritas Documentation and Information Center, said Wednesday that the genocide dispute with Croatia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is a “historic opportunity” for the world to hear about crimes committed in this country against Serbs.

Vucic: Serbia must respond to ban on entry to KiM

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic asked Minister for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Aleksandar Vulin on Wednesday to prepare a report on Kosovo's armed forces and ban on entry to KiM for some opposition politicians.

Bajatovic: Crisis in Ukraine will not affect gas price

KOPAONIK - The crisis in Ukraine is not affecting the gas price in Serbia, Srbijagas CEO Dusan Bajatovic said on Wednesday, adding that gas reserves are enough for households during this heating season.

Serbia to set up power exchange

KOPAONIK - Serbia is setting up a domestic power exchange named Sepex, in which the French partner, Epex Spot, will have 25 percent of the stake, and the Serbian national grid operator Elektromreza Srbije - 75 percent, Nikola Petrovic, the director of the public company, announced on Wednesday.

Mali: We do not plan to sell Telekom Srbija

KOPAONIK – Sinisa Mali, economic adviser to Serbia’s first vice-president, said Wednesday that there are no reasons whatsoever, let alone plans to sell the public limited company Telekom Srbija at this moment.

Ambassadors on Serbia's priority tasks

KOPAONIK - Strengthening the rule of law, institutions, justice system and harmonizing Serbia's foreign policy with that of the EU are just some of the recommendations that ambassadors of the EU member states and the Unites States see as the priorities for Belgrade along its path toward EU membership.

Serbia-Russia business expo, forum open in Belgrade

BELGRADE - The first Serbia-Russia business expo and the first Belgrade business forum were opened in Belgrade on Wednesday with participation of 87 Russian and 100 Serbian companies.

The expo, which is organized in Hotel Metropol Palace, brings together companies from the sectors of traffic, energy, medical equipment and agriculture.

Agreement on UAE loan to be signed on Thursday

KOPAONIK - Serbian Minister of Finance Lazar Krstic said on Wednesday that an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a USD 1 billion budgetary loan and a loan for irrigation, worth USD 100 million, will be signed on Thursday.

New city assembly to decide on Tesla's urn

BELGRADE - Sinisa Mali, president of the interim administration of the City of Belgrade, said that the new makeup of the City Assembly will make the final decision on whether the ashes of Nikola Tesla would be relocated from the Belgrade Tesla Museum to the churchyard of the St. Sava Cathedral.

Cuprija to get new factory, 500 jobs after 40 years

CUPRIJA - The municipality of Cuprija on Wednesday signed an agreement on land transfer rights with the Directorate for Property and a memorandum on understanding with the German division of US-based Truck-Lite company, creating conditions for the first factory to open in the town in four decades.

Serbian military team completes tour with EU NAVFOR

DJIBOUTI, BELGRADE - The Serbian Armed Forces first autonomous team for protecting ships from pirates, which participated in Operation Atalanta of the EU Naval Force (NAVFOR), completed its tour of duty with NAVFOR on Tuesday.

A ceremony was held at the French base in Djibouti to mark the end of team's tour and they were presented with medals for their work with NAVFOR.

Serbia wins gold at European Shooting Confederation

MOSCOW - The women's shooting team of Serbia won the gold medal in the air rifle team competition at the European Shooting Confederation in Moscow on Wednesday.

Serbia's team broke the European record scoring 1,247.1.

The great success was made by Ivana Maksimovic, Andrea Arsovic and Dragana Todorovic.

Indonesia maintains principled stand on Kosovo issue

BELGRADE - Serbian Defence Minister Nebojsa Rodic conferred with Indonesian Ambassador in Serbia Samuel Samson on Tuesday and expressed gratitude for Indonesia's principled support to the fight for protection Serbia's legitimate interests over the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo.

Next government should adopt prepared legislation asap

KOPAONIK - Tanja Miscevic, Serbia's chief negotiator with the EU, stated on Wednesday that the next government should adopt as soon as possible the legislation on labor, bankruptcy and privatization that has been prepared, as well as a great number of bylaws.

Srbijagas puts South Stream construction behind schedule

BELGRADE - The problem with issuing government guarantees needed for the construction of the South Stream pipeline leg through Serbia has emerged because the reforms in Srbijagas, a government owned company, are behind schedule, the Ministry of Energy has said.