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Bloggers: Genocide trials will have no winner

Bloggers: Genocide trials will have no winner

As the International Court of Justice begins hearing the Croatian and Serbian lawsuits, bloggers weigh in with their thoughts.

The judges at the International Court of Justice arrive for the start of the Croatia-Serbia genocide trial on March 10th. [AFP]

Croat officials assumed genocide as tool of ethnic cleansing

THE HAGUE - Agent of Serbia Sasa Obradovic presented the evidence before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday that Serbs from Kninska Krajina were destroyed as an ethnic group in Operation Storm in the summer of 1995, and that the genocidal intent of the then Croatian president Franjo Tudjman was realized in the operation.

URS official: Pristina should not insist on statehood

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - United Regions of Serbia (URS) Presidency member Danijela Vujicic said on Thursday that the Brussels Agreement will not be implemented to the full extent if Pristina continues to insist on the statehood of Kosovo.

Dacic: Establishment of ZSO to be discussed in Brussels

MEDVEDJA - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday that the statutory formation of a community of Serb municipalities (ZSO) in Kosovo-Metohija is yet to be addressed during the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in Brussels.

PKS observes 157th anniversary

BELGRADE – The Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) has launched an internal reform and stepped up activities to support businesses and improve the competitiveness of the economy, PKS President Zeljko Sertic said on the occasion of the PKS' 157th anniversary.

UAE foreign minister to visit Serbia on Friday

BELGRADE - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan will visit Serbia on Friday where he will have separate meetings with Serbian top officials.

UAE foreign ministers will confer with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkic.

Exchange between Serbia and Russia exceeds USD 3 billion

BELGRADE - Exchange between Serbia and Russia totalled slightly over USD 3 billion in 2013 which is by 11.6 percent more than in 2012, officials stated at the gathering entitled 'Serbia-Russia: Exports without borders.'

Gysi: NATO has opened Pandora's box in Kosovo

BERLIN - Gregor Gysi, leader of the socialist left-wing political party The Left, said in the Bundestag on Thursday that NATO and the EU are partially responsible for the current situation in Ukraine because of the policy they pursued in previous years.

Vucic meets with Kohl

BERLIN/BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met in Germany Thursday with the country's former chancellor Helmut Kohl to discuss Serbia's European integration and economic recovery, and Kohl said he appreciates Serbia's role in maintaining the political stability of the region.

11th Belgrade Dance Festival announced

11th Belgrade Dance Festival announced

BELGRADE -- The 11th Belgrade Dance Festival (BDF), taking place from March 30 to April 14, will feature artists at the forefront of the global dance scene.

This was announced by BDF Director Aja Jung, Tanjug is reporting.

Dacic: Political solution for Ukraine

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday that Serbia sees both Ukraine and Russia as friendly countries, and expressed hope that Ukraine's problems will get a political solution.

We regret the latest developments and I hope that a political solution will be found for these problems, Dacic told reporters.

IMF mission finishes visit to Serbia on Thursday

BELGRADE - An IMF will finish its visit to Serbia on Thursday, the IMF office in Belgrade has told Tanjug.

The visit was meant to review the situation with the state budget and public finance and discuss a new precautionary arrangement.

Vucic, Ljajic: Bosniaks, Serbs should build future together

NOVI PAZAR – Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader Aleksandar Vucic has said in the southwestern Serbian city of Novi Pazar that Serbia does not need inter-ethnic conflicts and tension and that religious affiliation should never be a reason to draw differences between people as people should be evaluated by how honest, hardworking and successful they are.

PM opens pellet plant in southern Serbia

MEDVEDJA - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic put into operation on Thursday a pellet plant "Jablanica EKO" in Medvedja, southern Serbia, which will hire 50 workers.

The plant construction was financed by the municipality of Medvedja and the Serbian government with EUR 670,000, the Slovenian government with EUR 290,000, and EUR 100,000 was ensured through the EU Progress program.