Latest News from Serbia

Vucic:Solidarity tax to remain in place even after elections

LAZAREVAC - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday that the solidarity tax will remain in place for all those working in the public sector.

I do not want to make any promises and say that the tax will be abolished straight after the (early parliamentary) elections, Vucic told reporters while touring the Kolubara mining basin.

Viminacium presented in London

BELGRADE - An exhibition presenting the Archeological Park Viminacium and the project Itinerarium Romanum Serbiae, or Roman Emperors' Route, has been opened at the Serbian House in London.

Serbia climbs one position in FIFA world ranking table

ZURICH - The Serbian national football team has climbed one position in the latest International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) world ranking table, and is now ranked 29th, with 775 points.

There are no changes at the top - Spain is still number one with 1,506 points, and is followed by Germany (1,318 points) and Argentina (1,255 points).

DS-led electoral list submitted to RIK

BELGRADE - Representatives of the electoral list named With the Democratic Party for a Democratic Serbia have submitted to the Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) a list of candidates for the March 16 early parliamentary elections.

Tabakovic: Dinar, inflation and banking system are stable

BELGRADE - The banking system in Serbia is stable and the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) will do everything to keep the dinar and inflation stable as well, NBS Governor Jorgovanka Tabakovic said on Thursday.

Mrkic, Schnarrenberger discuss role of CoE

BELGRADE - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic and Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, candidate of the Federal Republic of Germany for the office of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, conferred in Belgrade on the organization's role in strengthening the rule of law.

EU's neutral view on Kosovo's status is temporary

SARAJEVO - European Parliament's special rapporteur for Serbia Jelko Kacin said on Wednesday the EU's current neutral position on Kosovo's status was a temporary compromise, but he refused to speculate on what the ultimate solution would be and when it would come about.

Zimonjic/Nestor through to Rotterdam second round

ROTTERDAM - Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Canada's Daniel Nestor were successful in the Rotterdam opener on Wednesday.

In the first round, they outlasted American-Canadian pair James Cerretan/Adil Shamasdin 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.

Zakopalova ousts Ivanovic in Doha

DOHA - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic failed to reach the third round of the WTA singles tournament in Doha, after losing to Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in a second round match on Wednesday.

After winning the first set, Ivanovic lost her grip and the 32nd ranked Czech used the opportunity to clinch her first victory against the Serb.

Chinese investors interested in fruit farming

POZEGA - Chinese investors are interested in Serbia's fruit farming, Dragan Glamocic, Serbia's outgoing minister of agriculture, stated in Budimka factory in Pozega, which he visited on Wednesday together with investors from China.

“Potential investors from China are interested in Serbia's fruit farming sector,” Glamocic said.

Exhibition Serbia through Centuries opens

BELGRADE - An exhibition titled Serbia through Centuries opened on Wednesday at the Museum of Yugoslav History, on the occasion of the Serbian Statehood Day, which is marked on February 15.

Dveri submits slate for snap election

BELGRADE - The movement Dveri submitted to the Serbian Electoral Commission on Wednesday its slate containing 250 candidates for the snap parliamentary election in Serbia set for March 16.

Belgrade to be promoted at Milan tourism show

BELGRADE - The Tourist Organisation of Belgrade (TOB) will organise a promotion of the tourism supply in the Serbian capital at the International Tourism Exchange in Milan on February 13-15, also presenting the city's accommodation capacities and new programmes for tourists.

Association of refugees, IDPs and vulnerable backs SNS

BELGRADE - Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS) Rasim Ljajic conferred with representatives of the Association of refugees, internally displaced (IDPs) and vulnerable people in Serbia which will back the list 'Aleksandar Vucic - Future We Believe In' in the early parliamentary elections on March 16.

Nikolic: EU membership important, but also ties with Russia

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic underlined on Wednesday that EU membership is an important objective for Serbia, but it is equally vital for the country to maintain excellent relations with Russia.