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Spring starts in Earth's northern hemisphere

Spring starts in Earth's northern hemisphere

BELGRADE -- The spring equinox, the official start of the spring season in the northern hemisphere, this year falls on March 20.

At the same time, fall is beginning in Earth's southern hemisphere.

Serbia Opposition Chiefs Resign After Poll Blows

Leaders of the Democratic Party of Serbia and the United Regions of Serbia have resigned after their parties failed to cross the threshold to enter parliament for the first time.

Kostunica defeated Milosevic, Vucic sends him into retirement

The DSS leader resigns after election defeat Kostunica defeated Milosevic, Vucic sends him into retirement

After 22 years at the top of the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and the highest state posts occupied after victory over Slobodan Milosevic, Vojislav Kostunica has resigned since his party failed to go over the census in just held parliamentary elections.

Serbia vote shows citizens back EU integration

Serbia vote shows citizens back EU integration

The results of the snap elections show that Serbia's citizens want EU membership, experts say.

Serb voters overwhelmingly supported the Progressive party in Sunday's (March 16th) vote. [Nikola Barbutov/SETimes]

Send-off ceremony for Serbian peacekeepers held in Vranje

VRANJE - A send-off ceremony for 43 Serbian Armed Forces (VS) soldiers bound for a six-month duty in the UN's peacekeeping mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was held in the southern Serbian city of Vranje on Wednesday.

Kostunica submits irrevocable resignation

BELGRADE - Leader of the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) Vojislav Kostunica submitted an irrevocable resignation on Wednesday due to the party's defeat in the parliamentary elections that were held on March 16.

Lagumdzija expects BiH, Serbia to step up cooperation

SARAJEVO – Bosnia-Herzegovina's (BiH) Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija has said that the big victory of Aleksandar Vucic’s Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) in the March 16 early parliamentary elections in Serbia is a great encouragement for the region.

Kosovo Leader Dismisses Parallels With Crimea

"Under no circumstances can the cases of Kosovo and Crimea be compared," Prime Minister Thaci told the online magazine Business New Europe.

Referring to Russia’s union with Crimea on March 18, Thaci said the situation could not be compared to Kosovo, "either in its legal, political or historical circumstances.

Koštunica resigns as DSS party leader

Koštunica resigns as DSS party leader

BELGRADE -- Vojislav Koštunica has stepped down as leader of the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS). The party's presidency on Wednesday accepted his resignation.

Patrone: New government should carry out announced reforms

BELGRADE - The new Serbian government should carry out significant reforms related primarily to the public sector, but also to adopting systemic laws and improving the business environment in the country, Matteo Patrone, the director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) office in Belgrade, said on Wednesday.

"Serbian municipalities should join Albania and Kosovo"

"Serbian municipalities should join Albania and Kosovo"

BELGRADE -- A leader of ethnic Albanians in the south has said that "if Russia can annex Crimea" southern Serbian municipalities should be given the right to join Kosovo.

According to reports, Jonuz Musliu spoke about the municipalities of Preševo and Bujanovac "uniting with Albania and Kosovo."

Izetbegović: Vučić is welcome in Sarajevo

Izetbegović: Vučić is welcome in Sarajevo

SARAJEVO -- Chairman of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency Bakir Izetbegović has invited SNS leader Aleksandar Vučić to visit Bosnia.

He said Vučić was "welcome in Sarajevo."

The invitation came following the victory of the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) in early parliamentary elections in Serbia held last Sunday.

Screening on agriculture, rural development begins

Screening on agriculture, rural development begins

BELGRADE -- The explanatory screening for Chapter 11 dealing with agriculture and rural development is being held in Brussels from Tuesday to Thursday.

The announcement came from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS).

Swedish Embassy: Arrest of Saric good signal to EU

BELGRADE - The arrest of Darko Saric is a very good signal for the EU, but also for Serbia, as it demonstrates the country's willingness to carry out a serious fight against corruption and organized crime, Advisor to Swedish ambassador Liselott Martynenko Agerlid said on Wednesday.

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