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Increasing number of doctors "leaving Serbia"

Increasing number of doctors "leaving Serbia"

BELGRADE -- The Serbian Medical Chamber last year issued 850 certificates of good practice which allow doctors to work abroad, a conference in Belgrade has heard.

Five Serbia cities among 10 European cities of future

BELGRADE - The magazine fDi Intelligence has included 5 Serbian cities in its list of top 10 European cities and regions of the future, and it also presented officials of those cities with awards in Cannes, France.

The awards were given out to Zajecar, Zrenjanin, Sremska Mitrovica, Ruma and Vranje. They were picked out of a pool of 468 cities in Europe.

Parties retreat into election silence

BELGRADE - The campaign ended for the early parliamentary elections that will be held in Serbia on Sunday, March 16, and election silence will be in force until the close of polls at 8 p.m. the same day.

In these polls, 6,767, 324 citizens will be eligible to vote and elect 250 MPs for the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

Double album for pianist Andrej Preger's 102nd birthday

BELGRADE - On the occasion of the 102nd birthday of professor and pianist Andrej Preger, the Faculty of Music Art has issued a double album showcasing the rich legacy of this renowned artist, Serbia's oldest living pianist.

"NATO opened Pandora's box in Kosovo"

"NATO opened Pandora's box in Kosovo"

BERLIN -- German MP Gregor Gysi said in the country's parliament on Thursday that "NATO and the EU are partially responsible for the current situation in Ukraine."

This is because of the policy they pursued in previous years, the leader of the left-wing political party The Left noted.

Soprano Tijana Djuric takes part in Music Soul of Europa

BELGRADE - Young Serbian opera singer Tijana Djuricic will take part in the music and stage performance entitled Music Soul of Europa, which will be held at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa on Friday and include musicians from Italy, Poland and Russia.

"Croatia and Franjo Tuđman wanted war"

"Croatia and Franjo Tuđman wanted war"

THE HAGUE -- Advisor to the Serbian legal team in the genocide dispute with Croatia Wayne Jordash believes the Serbian counter-lawsuit is "more convincing" than Croatia's.

He told the newspaper Danas that evidence suggests that Croatia and its then President Franjo Tudjman "wanted war."

Car, motorcycle shows open in Belgrade

BELGRADE - DDOR BG Car Show and the International Motorcycle Show Motopassion, which will bring together over 260 exhibitors, will open in Belgrade on Friday.

The event will be opened by European mountain racing champion Dusan Borkovic.

US: Serbian Armed Forces committed to promoting peace

WASHINGTON - Serbia has clearly demonstrated its commitment to promoting peace and security by training its armed forces to participate in the international peacekeeping missions, reads the U.S. Department of State website.

Police require passenger lists on Jarinje crossing

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The police on the Jarinje crossing in northern Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) require bus drivers to produce the so-called passenger lists containing the names of citizens travelling from central Serbia to KiM and back.

UAE foreign minister arrives in Serbia

UAE foreign minister arrives in Serbia

BELGRADE -- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan has conferred with Serbian top officials on Friday.

Community of municipalities "to be discussed in Brussels"

Community of municipalities "to be discussed in Brussels"

MEDVEĐA -- Ivica Dačić says the formation of a community of Serb municipalities (ZSO) in Kosovo is yet to be addressed during the Belgrade-Priština dialogue in Brussels.

"Election silence" in force ahead of voting on Sunday

"Election silence" in force ahead of voting on Sunday

BELGRADE -- Participants in the March 16 early parliamentary elections and local elections in Belgrade and several other towns have wrapped up their campaigns.

They are now prohibited from campaigning and this ban will be in place until the polling stations close at 20:00 CET on Sunday.

Even 700,000 people more in voters’ list

Dramatic difference between population census and voters’ lists Even 700,000 people more in voters’ list

In the general list of voters there are 6,767,324 registered citizens with the right to vote. That is by about 700,000 people more in relation to the population census from 2011 when that number was 5,940,816.

EU rejects Crimea-Kosovo comparisons

EU rejects Crimea-Kosovo comparisons

Threats of genocide spurred Kosovo's separation, but no such threat lies in Crimea.

Propaganda billboards in Crimea draw comparisons to Nazism to persuade voters to separate from Ukraine. [AFP]