Latest News from Serbia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BELGRADE - This year's 44th international Music Youth piano contest will be held in Belgrade from March 21 to 29, organisers told a press conference 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.
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.
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.