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The German Federal Service on Migration and Refugees said that 9,420 people from Macedonia lodged asylum applications in Germany in 2013, Deutsche Welle reported.
The figure represents a sharp increase from 2012, when almost 6,900 Macedonians sought asylum in Germany, and from 2011, when there were 1,750 applicants from the Balkan state.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The candidate for mayor of northern Kosovska Mitrovica on the slate of the Citizens' Initiative Srpska (GI Srpska), Goran Rakic, declared an election victory on Sunday evening after a re-run of the mayoral election in that town, and signaled that his first task would be to demand that all Serbs that had been unfairly detained should be released pending trial.
BELGRADE - The deputy prime ministers of Serbia and Croatia, Aleksandar Vucic and Vesna Pusic respectively, have said that the two countries will not drop mutual lawsuits for genocide before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), but they agree that this is the issue of the past which must not encumber the present relations.
BELGRADE - Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ioannis Kasoulides will visit Serbia on Monday and confer with the country's senior officials.
During his stay in Belgrade, Kasoulides will confer with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, the Serbian president's office for Cooperation with the Media released.
Serbia's Electoral Commisssion, RIK, told BIRN that early parliamentary elections due on March 16 will be organized also in the former province of Kosovo.
"There will be three members of the committee at each polling station in Kosovo and ballots will be taken for counting at voting centres in Vranje and Raska [in Serbia]," the RIK said.
In Serbia every 5th individual jobless
In the first month of 2014 even 42,771 jobless people have registered them with the National Employment Service. That is almost 2,000 people more than in December last year.