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City election commission releases complete list
BELGRADE -- The City Electoral Commission (GIK) has released a complete list of slates for early local elections to be held in Belgrade on March 16.
Ballot papers will contain the slates of 23 parties, coalitions and groups of citizens, GIK Chairman Zoran Lukić told Tanjug on Thursday.
The government of Serbia approved unanimously the USD 1B loan from the United Arab Emirates late on Wednesday.
Owing to the loan, Serbia will save USD 40M annually, or approximately USD 400M over the period of ten years, Finance Minister Lazar Krstic pointed out, Serbian Tanjug reports.
BELGRADE - The premises of the Democratic Party (DS) in Topola and Pozarevac, central Serbia, were stoned during the night, DS released and called on competent bodies to immediately identify and punish the perpetrators of crimes.
In the release, DS said that this is the only way for the government to send the message that such a showdown with the opposition is not acceptable.
KOPAONIK - The USD 1 billion loan that Serbia is set to obtain from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is very favourable and the money should be used to repay or refinance the most expensive loans and invest in development, the president of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) Council of the Governor Nebojsa Savic said on Thursday.
Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said the planned establishment of a Kosovo army by 2019 was not part of the Brussels agreement on the normalization of relations, which Serbia and Kosovo signed under EU auspices last April.
BELGRADE - The government of Serbia made a unanimous decision late on Wednesday to approve the USD 1 billion loan from the United Arab Emirates.
Owing to the loan, Serbia will save USD 40 million annually, or approximately USD 400 million over the period of ten years, Finance Minister Lazar Krstic pointed out.
“Our aim is to support the Russian people in the name of the Serbian people,” a Serbian volunteer named Milutin Malisic said.
“We are representing Chetnik movement, which is similar to the Russian Cossacks,” he told the Russian agency Itar Tass.