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Zeman: Czech companies can help economic development

BELGRADE - Czech President Milos Zeman said on Wednesday that Czech companies could help develop the Serbian economy and improve life in the country.

The Czech Republic's goal is to make long-term projects and that is of the highest importance for the country, Zeman said at a Serbian-Czech business forum at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

Extraordinary trade growth, goal - even greater cooperation

BELGRADE – Serbia is at the top of long-term political and economic priorities for the Czech Republic, Zeljko Sertic, president of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS), said while opening a Serbia-Czech business forum, attended by the President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman, on Wednesday.

Nis and Rome could become twin cities

NIS - Nis Mayor Zoran Perisic and Italian Ambassador in Serbia Giuseppe Manzo conferred on Wednesday over the further development of economic and cultural cooperation and stated that Nis may twine with an Italian city, perhaps even Rome.

Nis and Rome could become twin cities due to their historic and archaeological heritage, Perisic and Manzo said addressing reporters.

Dodik Accused of Manipulating Referendum Issue

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said if a deal on Bosnia as a confederation of three units is not possible, Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity, Republika Srpska, RS, reserved a right to hold a referendum on seeking outright independence.

Serbia's tourism potential to be presented at Budva exchange

BUDVA - The National Tourism Organisation of Serbia (TOS) will give a comprehensive presentation of Serbia's tourism potential at the METUBES International Tourism Exchange, Tourism Fair, Equipment for Hotels and Catering in Budva on April 3-5.

Mirkovic: New laws for better media

BRUSSELS - Sasa Mirkovic, Serbia's assistant minister of culture and information in the outgoing government, voiced confidence that a new set of media laws will improve the situation in that field.

Jankovic, Petkovic win in doubles

CHARLESTON - Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Andrea Petkovic of Germany got off to a successful start at the WTA doubles tennis tournament in Charleston by beating Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond of the United States 7-5, 2-6, 10-7 in the first round.

Miscevic: Next gov't to hold sessions on EU every two weeks

BELGRADE - The next government of Serbia will every two weeks hold sessions on the country's path towards the EU to speed up the integration process and achieve the objective of opening the first negotiation chapters by the end of June, Serbia's chief EU negotiator Tanja Miscevic has announced.

Hearings in Croatia-Serbia genocide lawsuits conclude

Hearings in Croatia-Serbia genocide lawsuits conclude

THE HAGUE -- The hearing concerning the mutual charges of genocide between Croatia and Serbia held before the International Court of Justice was completed on Tuesday.

Fourth medal for Serbian shooters at World Cup

FORT BENNING - Serbia's shooter Andrija Zlatic won a bronze medal on Tuesday in the 50 m Pistol Men final at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) at the U.S. army post of Fort Benning.

Zlatic achieved a final score of 170.6 points.

Ana Ivanovic wins

MONTERREY - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic reached the second round of the WTA tennis tournament in Monterrey, Mexico, by beating Urszula Radwanska of Poland 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 early Wednesday.

In the next round, Ivanovic will face Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada, who beat Marcela Zacarías of Mexico 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.

"New resolution reasonable proposal"

"New resolution reasonable proposal"

BELGRADE -- Parliament should approve the actions of its government, says Tomislav Nikolić, suggesting that MPs should declare themselves also on continued Kosovo dialogue.

EU calls for Serbian media sector to be better regulated

EU calls for Serbian media sector to be better regulated

BRUSSELS -- Poor condition of the media sector in Serbia is caused by a lack of regulation and clear market rules, said participants of a panel on freedom of the media.

“Speak Up, Serbia” was held on Tuesday at the European Parliament (EP).

Young people sentenced to be subtenants

Young people sentenced to be subtenants

The large number of those who need a flat today, can afford to pay a monthly credit installment of up to 100 Euros. That amount is not sufficient to purchase about the cheapest 20 square meters in Serbia.

At the moment there are about 300,000 subtenants in Serbia, half of them are in Belgrade.