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Serbia's defense minister visits Greece

Serbian Defense Minister Nebojša Rodić will on Tuesday go on a two-day visit to Greece, at the invitation of his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos.

Kosovo Slammed Over ‘Weak’ Anti-Corruption Tactics

“The fight against corruption appears to be weak and the number of convictions remains low,” the Kosovar Institute for Policy, Research and Development (KIPRED) said in a new report.

Kosovo’s parliament adopted a new anti-corruption strategy and action plan for 2013-17 in February, but it has been criticised by Brussels, which is also demanding action to tackle graft.

Serbia seeks to improve protection for human rights defenders

Serbia seeks to improve protection for human rights defenders

Activists and the EU are urging Serbia to increase protection for human rights defenders.

LGBT activists are a main target for extremist groups in Serbia. [Nikola Barbutov/SETimes]

Croatia and Serbia to pursue war reparations

Croatia and Serbia to pursue war reparations

Experts said reparations are important to reconciliation in the region.

Davor Stier (centre), European Parliament member from the Croatian Democratic Union, rasied the issue of war reparations with EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule. [Facebook/Davor Stier]

Poll: Women face most discrimination

Poll: Women face most discrimination

BELGRADE -- 42 percent of Serbian citizens believe that women are the population group in the country that is exposed to discrimination the most.

The survey was organized by the commissioner for protection of equality.

Poll: Discrimination rising

BELGRADE - Forty-two percent of the people in Serbia believe that women are the population group that is exposed to discrimination the most in Serbia, according to the 4th annual opinion poll organized by the commissioner for protection of equality.

RS leader urges preservation of peace and stability

RS leader urges preservation of peace and stability

VIŠEGRAD -- Milorad Dodik has called on those in power in the Serb entity, the opposition, NGOs, and citizens to preserve peace and stability until October elections.

Dacic: Projects demand regional stability

LONDON - Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic participated in a high-level regional forum organized in London on Monday by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and presented Serbia's results in the creation of favorable business and investment environment, emphasizing that no project can be implemented without stability of the region.

Public sector reform, employment crucial to recovery

BELGRADE – Serbia’s politicians agreed Monday that the forthcoming early parliamentary elections need be followed by a public sector reform and work to reduce unemployment, simplify administrative procedures and adopt systemic laws so that Serbia could finally emerge out of transition.

Conference on prevention of torture and hate speech

Swiss Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch says a priority of the Swiss OSCE chairmanship are stronger ties with civil society and promotion of its active involvement.

Cyprus will not change stance on Kosovo status

Cyprus will not change stance on Kosovo status

BELGRADE -- Cypriot FM Ioannis Kasoulides said on Monday that Serbia's membership of the EU is of vital importance for the stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans.

After meeting with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić, Kasoulides said that Cyprus maintains the position not to recognize Kosovo.

Serbia, Croatia Fail to Drop Genocide Lawsuits

Serbian and Croatian officials insisted they wanted to leave the past behind but could not drop their lawsuits against each other, which begin next week at the International Court of Justice.

Mutual genocide lawsuits won't be withdrawn

Mutual genocide lawsuits won't be withdrawn

BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić says the court in The Hague will decide about issues from the past, while the political elites in Serbia and Croatia will focus on the future.

Djokovic ousted from doubles

DUBAI - Serbia's best-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic and Spain's Carlos Gomez-Herrera lost their first round match in the doubles competition of the ATP tournament in Dubai on Monday to the Polish-Czech pairing of Tomasz Bednarek/Lukas Dlouhi by 7-5, 1-6, 10-5.

Bednarek and Dlouhi will next face the winners of Lukas Rosol/Andreas Seppi - Mariusz FyrstenbergMarcin Matkowski.

"Policy of retreating sent to past"

"Policy of retreating sent to past"

BELGRADE -- Goran Rakić's victory in the Kosovska Mitrovica election "is an important day for Kosovo, for the community of Serbs in that territory, and for Serbia."

This is according to Marko Đurić, a presidential adviser and an official of the ruling Progressives (SNS), who spoke for B92 TV on Monday.

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