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Nikolic: Economic ties must be on par with political ones

TUNIS - There are no open issues between Serbia and Tunisia, but efforts must be made to ensure that the economic cooperation of the two countries is on par with their excellent political relations, which is now not the case, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said on Wednesday.

RIK releases collective electoral list

BELGRADE - The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) released late Wednesday the collective electoral list for the March 16 parliamentary elections, which consists of 19 slates submitted by 19 parties, coalitions and citizens' groups.

The RIK held a session at midnight, which was the deadline for slates to be withdrawn if any of the submitters wished to do so.

Lazar Krstić: Economists make drama, bankruptcy not in sight

Lazar Krstić: Economists make drama, bankruptcy not in sight

We are inclined to apocaliptic assessments and predictions. This is comment by the Serbian Minister of Finance on claims that the country shall go into bankruptcy if it fails to save 400 million Euros.

War crimes verdicts improve Kosovo-Serbia relations, experts say

War crimes verdicts improve Kosovo-Serbia relations, experts say

The Belgrade court decisions on war crimes committed in Kosovo will help improve the relationship between Albanians and Serbs, experts and citizens said.

Future verdicts by the Belgrade High Court War Crimes Chamber could help improve relations between Serbia and Kosovo. [AFP]

Historic chance for world to hear about crimes against Serbs

BELGRADE - Savo Strbac, director of Belgrade-based Veritas Documentation and Information Center, said Wednesday that the genocide dispute with Croatia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is a “historic opportunity” for the world to hear about crimes committed in this country against Serbs.

Vucic: Serbia must respond to ban on entry to KiM

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic asked Minister for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Aleksandar Vulin on Wednesday to prepare a report on Kosovo's armed forces and ban on entry to KiM for some opposition politicians.

Bajatovic: Crisis in Ukraine will not affect gas price

KOPAONIK - The crisis in Ukraine is not affecting the gas price in Serbia, Srbijagas CEO Dusan Bajatovic said on Wednesday, adding that gas reserves are enough for households during this heating season.

Serbia to set up power exchange

KOPAONIK - Serbia is setting up a domestic power exchange named Sepex, in which the French partner, Epex Spot, will have 25 percent of the stake, and the Serbian national grid operator Elektromreza Srbije - 75 percent, Nikola Petrovic, the director of the public company, announced on Wednesday.

Mali: We do not plan to sell Telekom Srbija

KOPAONIK – Sinisa Mali, economic adviser to Serbia’s first vice-president, said Wednesday that there are no reasons whatsoever, let alone plans to sell the public limited company Telekom Srbija at this moment.

Ambassadors on Serbia's priority tasks

KOPAONIK - Strengthening the rule of law, institutions, justice system and harmonizing Serbia's foreign policy with that of the EU are just some of the recommendations that ambassadors of the EU member states and the Unites States see as the priorities for Belgrade along its path toward EU membership.

Serbia-Russia business expo, forum open in Belgrade

BELGRADE - The first Serbia-Russia business expo and the first Belgrade business forum were opened in Belgrade on Wednesday with participation of 87 Russian and 100 Serbian companies.

The expo, which is organized in Hotel Metropol Palace, brings together companies from the sectors of traffic, energy, medical equipment and agriculture.

Agreement on UAE loan to be signed on Thursday

KOPAONIK - Serbian Minister of Finance Lazar Krstic said on Wednesday that an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a USD 1 billion budgetary loan and a loan for irrigation, worth USD 100 million, will be signed on Thursday.

New city assembly to decide on Tesla's urn

BELGRADE - Sinisa Mali, president of the interim administration of the City of Belgrade, said that the new makeup of the City Assembly will make the final decision on whether the ashes of Nikola Tesla would be relocated from the Belgrade Tesla Museum to the churchyard of the St. Sava Cathedral.

Cuprija to get new factory, 500 jobs after 40 years

CUPRIJA - The municipality of Cuprija on Wednesday signed an agreement on land transfer rights with the Directorate for Property and a memorandum on understanding with the German division of US-based Truck-Lite company, creating conditions for the first factory to open in the town in four decades.

Serbian military team completes tour with EU NAVFOR

DJIBOUTI, BELGRADE - The Serbian Armed Forces first autonomous team for protecting ships from pirates, which participated in Operation Atalanta of the EU Naval Force (NAVFOR), completed its tour of duty with NAVFOR on Tuesday.

A ceremony was held at the French base in Djibouti to mark the end of team's tour and they were presented with medals for their work with NAVFOR.