Latest News from Serbia

Jankovic to face Serena Williams in quarterfinals

DUBAI - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic beat Czech Republic's Lucy Safarova 7-5 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Dubai.

The match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes, with Jankovic coming out on top after a great struggle and a lot of ups and downs in her game.

She will now face Serena Williams from the US, who is the top seed in Dubai.

SRS starts election campaign in Kosovska Mitrovica

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The Serbian Radical Party (SRS) and movements Obraz and Nasi started their election campaign for Serbia's early parliamentary elections with a rally in Serb-dominated north Kosovska Mitrovica.

Nemanja Sarovic, SRS deputy president, underlined that this coalition is the only one that started its election campaign in Kosovo-Metohija.

Nikolic: Favorable conditions for investment created

BELGRADE – Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said during a meeting Wednesday with a delegation of National Cash Register (NCR), a U.S.-based company, that favorable conditions for attracting foreign investors have been created over the past two years and the time has come to use the advantages of such a business climate.

Dacic meets with PACE observers

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic met on Wednesday with a delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe tasked with observing the election in Serbia.

Dacic believes the snap parliamentary poll will be well organized and fair.

Night of Museums to take place on May 17

BELGRADE – This year’s Night of Museums will take place under the motto “Great time in museums” on Saturday, May 17, Night of Museums Art and Production Group said in a release on Wednesday.

The 11th Night of Museums in Serbia is part of the European Night of Museums, which will unveil over 30 countries and 3.200 museums and cultural institutions across Europe.

Obradovic: Dveri poses as alternative to Serbia being robbed

NOVI SAD - The movement Dveri wants to give power back to the people and stop tycoons and political parties from continuing to rob Serbia, leading candidate on the movement's slate for the parliamentary election Bosko Obradovic has said.

Making Serbia Part of the Picture

The Serbian film Commission, SFC, has mapped out 160 locations suitable for filming as part of a bid to attract more producers of feature films, TV shows and commercials to Serbia.

The project, financed by the European Union and the Austrian Agency for Development, includes 34 municipalities and cities connected to the river Danube.

Vucic: I do not expect protests, Serbs have grown wiser

KRAGUJEVAC - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic believes that Serbia will preserve stability and will not face civil protests as was the case in the countries in the region, and promised that the government would fight for a better economy in the way it is combating corruption and crime.

Tabakovic: Serbia's banking sector solvent

BELGRADE - Serbia's banking sector is solvent, well-capitalised and capable of securing the entire financial sector of the economy and population, Governor of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) Jorgovanka Tabakovic stated.

Serbia's public debt at EUR 20.22 billion

BELGRADE - The total public debt of Serbia reached EUR 20.22 billion at the end of January, accounting for 62.3 percent of the gross domestic product, the Ministry of Finance released on its website.

LDP proposes forming of reform council

BELGRADE - Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Ivan Andric said on Wednesday that LDP proposes formation of a reform council, which would serve as a government advisory body with the widest possible political support.

Longest tunnel on Corridor 10 to be completed March 2016

BELGRADE/ VLADICIN HAN - The longest tunnel on Corridor 10 through Serbia Manjale is being built near Vladicin Han, southern Serbia, and the completion of the works is expected in March 2016, Tanjug was told at Koridori Srbije company.

The tunnel is 18 kilometer long, and Bulgarian consortium Alliance X is engaged in its construction.

10th Nordic Panorama to open in Belgrade February 21- 25

BELGRADE - The 10th Nordic Panorama Film Festival will be held in Belgrade and several other cities in Serbia from February 21 to 25.

The Nordic Panorama is an international film festival presenting the annual production of best short, documentary and animated films from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland.

Vojvodina ranks first in effectiveness of foreign investment

NOVI SAD - According to the assessment of The Financial Times, Vojvodina ranks first among 54 mid-sized regions in effectiveness of foreign investments, and fourth among all European regions and cities in relation to the same criteria, Bojan Pajtic, president of the Vojvodina government, has said.

Vucic: Solving economic issues is most important task

STARA PAZOVA - First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said that the most important task for Serbia is to solve its economic issues.

Vucic stressed late on Tuesday that good results will be achieved in economy if the same dedication is shown as in the fight against corruption and crime.