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Serbian Armed Forces members highly valued in int'l missions

BELGRADE - The members of the Serbian Armed Forces are highly valued in international missions and are making a major contribution to them, participants of a seminar on modern multinational operations said in Belgrade on Friday.

Serbia, China sign plan for military cooperation in 2014

BELGRADE - Officials of the Serbian Defense Ministry and the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China have signed a plan for military cooperation in 2014 in Belgrade.

Serbia, China sign plan for military cooperation

Serbia, China sign plan for military cooperation

BELGRADE -- Officials of the Serbian Defense Ministry and the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China have signed a plan for military cooperation.

Serbia Reports EUR 178M Public Debt Increase in February

Serbia's public debt went up by EUR 178M in February reaching EUR 20.4B or 62.9% of the country's GDP, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance.

At the end of 2013, the public debt totaled EUR 20.089B or 61.2% of the GDP, and according to the Budget System Law, Serbia's public debt is limited to 45% of the GDP, the BGNES reports.

Sweden launches new strategy for cooperation with Serbia

BELGRADE - The Swedish government has adopted a new results strategy for development cooperation with Serbia for the next seven-year period 2014-2020, whose main purpose is to assist in Serbia's EU approximation, the Swedish Embassy in Serbia released in a statement.

Public debt at EUR 20.4 billion - 62.9 pct of GDP

Public debt at EUR 20.4 billion - 62.9 pct of GDP

BELGRADE -- Serbia's public debt went up by EUR 178 million in February reaching EUR 20.4 billion or 62.9 percent of the country's GDP.

This data was released by the Ministry of Finance its website.

At the end of 2013, the public debt totaled EUR 20.089 billion or 61.2 percent of the GDP.

Delegation of businessmen from Spain to visit Belgrade

BELGRADE - A delegation of representatives of 17 Spanish companies will visit Belgrade on March 25-27 to look for opportunities for investment and establishment of cooperation with Serbian partners, the Spanish Embassy in Belgrade said in a release on Friday.

Nikolic to visit Austria on March 27, 28

BELGRADE - Serbia's delegation headed by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will pay an official visit to Austria on March 27 and 28, the president's press service released in a statement.

The Serbian president will confer with Austrian President Heinz Fischer and Parliament Speaker Barbara Prammer.

DSS official: Koštunica stepped down "permanently"

DSS official: Koštunica stepped down "permanently"

BELGRADE -- Vojislav Koštunica has left politics "completely and permanently," the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) Vice President Slobodan Samaržić has said.

Speaking for B92 TV on Friday, Samardžić stated that the party "will become relevant after a difficult period of time."

Public debt at EUR 20.4 billion

BELGRADE - Serbia's public debt went up by EUR 178 million in February reaching EUR 20.4 billion or 62.9 percent of the country's GDP, the Ministry of Finance has released on its website.

At the end of 2013, the public debt totaled EUR 20.089 billion or 61.2 percent of the GDP, and according to the Budget System Law, Serbia's public debt is limited to 45 percent of the GDP.

Kacin: Strong gov’t that will change Serbia is called for

BELGRADE – European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia Jelko Kacin said that Serbia should get a strong, operational and capable government that is ready to change the country and create the conditions necessary for investment and job creation.

Serbia Democrats Turn on Leader After Poll Flop

Senior officials of the opposition Democratic Party are gathering support to topple Dragan Djilas as leader, following the party's disastrous election result.

Kosovo Serbs want ideas of dismembering Serbia condemned

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The mayors of the northern Kosovo-Metohija municipalities have urged EU representatives to publicly condemn ideas of dismembering Serbia, voicing their disappointment at the diplomatic silence following a statement by "ethnic Albanian terrorists in southern Serbia who are threatening with secession of a part of Serbian territory."

Japan donates EUR 323,000 for environmental projects

BELGRADE - The Japanese government has donated around EUR 323,000 for implementation of various environmental protection projects to public utility enterprises (PUEs) in four Serbian municipalities.

"Serbia's stance should be close to that of EU"

"Serbia's stance should be close to that of EU"

BELGRADE -- European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia Jelko Kacin says Serbia is expected to take a similar stance towards Ukraine as the European Union.

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