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Gasic tours Ground Safety Zone

BUJANOVAC - The state will do its utmost to improve the economic status of members of the Serbian military throughout the country, Serbian Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic said on Wednesday after inspecting the activities of the 4th Land Forces Brigade of the Serbian Armed Forces.

Davenport: Serbia to join EU in reasonable time

BELGRADE – Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport said Wednesday that Serbia will achieve its goal of joining the EU in a reasonable time.

Davenport said that Serbia is close to being offered EU membership and it should derive a lot of benefit from the accession process.

Parade scheduled, unclear if it will be held

Parade scheduled, unclear if it will be held

BELGRADE -- Siniša Mali says Belgrade Pride Parade has been scheduled for May, and that it depended on "assessment of the competent authority" whether it will be held.

Russian machines for railroad repairs arrive in Serbia

RUMA - The Serbian Railways management presented in Ruma, in the northern province of Vojvodina, the first contingent comprising 29 out of 100 most up-to-date Russian machines which will be used in repairs and construction of railroads in Serbia.

Number of fake asylum seekers "reduced"

Number of fake asylum seekers "reduced"

BELGRADE -- The number of fake asylum seekers from Serbia has been reduced since the beginning of the year, including the number of those seeking asylum in Germany.

There the problem was "the most acute," Nenad Banović, president of a commission tasked with monitoring the visa-free regime, said on Wednesday.

15 years since NATO airstrike on Chinese embassy

15 years since NATO airstrike on Chinese embassy

BELGRADE -- Wreaths were laid on Wednesday at the site in Belgrade where three Chinese journalists died 15 years ago in a NATO airstrike on the Chinese embassy.

China's Ambassador to Serbia Zhang Wanxue and Journalists' Association of Serbia (UNS) President Ljiljana Smajlović took part in the ceremony.

15th anniversary of Chinese embassy bombing marked

BELGRADE - China's Ambassador to Serbia Zhang Wanxue and Journalists' Association of Serbia (UNS) President Ljiljana Smajlovic on Wednesday laid wreaths at the site where three Chinese journalists died in the 1999 bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

Number of fake asylum seekers reduced

BELGRADE - Nenad Banovic, president of the Commission tasked with monitoring the visa-free regime, stated on Wednesday that the number of fake asylum seekers from Serbia has reduced since the beginning of the year, including the number of those seeking asylum in Germany, where the problem was the most acute.

Serbia won't change Russia policy, expects Lavrov's visit

Serbia won't change Russia policy, expects Lavrov's visit

VIENNA -- Serbia respects the territorial integrity of UN member-states, but will never adopt measures against Russia or oppose Moscow.

This is what Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said at a Council of Europe ministerial meeting in Vienna on Tuesday.

"Americans pressuring South Stream countries"

"Americans pressuring South Stream countries"

BELGRADE -- South Stream will be built, and as early as in 2016 Serbia will begin to receive substantial budget revenues from the pipeline, says Sergei Naryshkin.

Pastor attacked in Budapest, condemnations by Serbia,Hungary

NOVI SAD - Speaker of the Vojvodina Assembly and leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM) Istvan Pastor was attacked in Budapest and the parties in Serbia and Hungary fiercely condemned the attack by Hungarian right-wing extremists, members of the Jobbik party.

Cooperation between PKS and Mumbai WTC

BELGRADE - The Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) and the World Trade Centre (WTC) from Mumbai, India, signed a memorandum on long-term business cooperation to back the improvement of economic relations between the two countries and set up strong ties between Indian and Serbian businessmen.

Russian MP Threatens Montenegro With Missiles

A nationalist deputy in the Russian Duma, Mikhail Degtyarev, has warned Montenegro not to join NATO, saying the country could potentially be targeted by Russian missiles.

A Podgorica-based website, IN4S, quoted the member of the Liberal Democrat Party as saying that Montenegro would become “a legitimate target of Russian missiles” if it joined the alliance.

Serbian Leaders Confirm Warm Ties to Russia

“Serbia remains a loyal friend of Russia,” Ivica Dacic, Serbia's Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, told his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of a ministerial session of the Council of Europe held in Vienna on Tuesday.

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