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Vucic: Serbia stable, goal to join EU in 2020

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic stated on Thursday evening that Serbia has full political stability, which is very important for the entire region, adding that the country's goal is to join the EU in 2020.

Ombudsman: Improve change of regulations on mother tongue

BELGRADE - Serbian Ombudsman Sasa Jankovic underscored that local regulations guarantee high standards of use and preservation of the mother tongue but their implementation needs to be enhanced, which is why he delivered recommendations to competent bodies concerning the removal of most frequent weaknesses in the use of official language.

Talks on modernization of Belgrade-Budapest railway

Talks on modernization of Belgrade-Budapest railway

BELGRADE -- Contracting Serbian firms for a project to modernize the Belgrade-Budapest railway is "one of the priorities for the Serbian economy."

Ruzic: Reforms will be conducted to citizens' best interests

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister without Portfolio in charge of European integration Branko Ruzic said over the World Day of Social Justice that the Serbian government will continue improving the position of socially most vulnerable citizens and serve as the guarantor that reforms Serbia is about to face in the European integration process are conducted in the best interest of citizens.

"Serbia is stable, will join EU by 2020"

"Serbia is stable, will join EU by 2020"

BELGRADE -- Deputy PM and SNS party leader Aleksandar Vučić has told CNN that Serbia is "a stable country whose full political stability is important for the whole region."

Macedonian foreign minister arrives in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki will pay a visit to Belgrade on Friday during which he will confer with Serbia's top officials.

Poposki will have separate meetings with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkic.

Working group discusses fixed term employment

BELGRADE – Serbia’s working group in charge of amendments to the Labor Law met Thursday to discuss provisions relating to duration of fixed term employment.

The working group will discuss other provisions the following week, Director of the Serbian Association of Employers Dragoljub Rajic told Tanjug.

Serbia is not far behind in education regulations

BRUSSELS - Serbia is not far behind the EU when it comes to the regulations conncerning education and culture, State Secretary for Education Zoran Masic told Tanjug in Brussels on Thursday, after the end of the screening for chapter 26 of Serbia's accession talks with the EU, which refers to education and culture.

Vulin calls on citizens to vote for Rakic

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Aleksandar Vulin, Serbia's minister without portfolio in charge of Kosovo-Metohija (KiM), urged citizens of Kosovska Mitrovica to go to the polls on Sunday, February 23, and vote for Goran Rakic, the candidate fielded by the Citizens' Initiative Srpska (GI Srpska).

Talks on modernizing Belgrade-Budapest railway

BELGRADE - General Director of Serbian Railways Dragoljub Simonovic said during a meeting with representatives of China Exim Bank and Hungarian State Railways (MAV) on Thursday that contracting Serbian firms for a project to modernize the Belgrade-Budapest railway is one of the priorities for the Serbian economy.

Jankovic loses to Williams

DUBAI - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic has failed to reach the semifinals of the WTA tournament in Dubai, since she lost to Serena Williams from the US 6-2 6-2 on Thursday.

This marked Williams' 9th victory in 13 matches against Jankovic.

Williams will next face the winner of the match between France's Alize Cornet and Spain's Carla Suarez Navaro.

Mevlud Dudic becomes head of Islamic Community in Serbia

NOVI PAZAR - Mevlud Dudic has been inaugurated as the new leader of the Islamic Community in Serbia, replacing Muamer Zukorlic.

Grand Mufti of the Islamic Community in Bosnia-Herzegovina Husein Kavazovic presented Dudic with the document that inaugurated him.

Serbia, Russia foster cooperation in internal affairs area

BELGRADE - Vladimir Bozovic, state secretary at the Ministry of the Interior, conferred with a delegation of the Russian Embassy in Belgrade on Thursday on cooperation in the area of internal affairs.

Dačić's former cabinet chief released from custody

Dačić's former cabinet chief released from custody

BELGRADE -- Branko Lazarević has had his passport confiscated and is under orders not to leave his place of residence without the court approval.

Minister of energy signs memorandum on oil storage

BELGRADE - Serbia's Minister of Energy Zorana Mihajlovic signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding regarding the construction of storage facilities needed to hold the obligatory reserves of oil and petroleum products worth EUR 50 million.

The memorandum refers to the creation of a joint venture between the government owned Transnafta from Pancevo and Oiltanking from Germany.