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Serbia Progressives Seek Snap Polls in Vojvodina

After their triumphs in the general election and in polls in the capital, the Progressive Party has its eye on toppling the Democrats' last bastion - the northern province of Vojvodina.

Ashton announces visit to Belgrade

Ashton announces visit to Belgrade

BRUSSELS -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton congratulated on Monday the Serbian people on the successful electoral process, Tanjug reported.

She also announced that she would visit Belgrade soon.

Memorial service held for KiM pogrom victims

PRISTINA -Bishop Teodosije of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija served a memorial service at the St. Nikola Churć in Pristina on Monday for the Serbs killed in the pogrom by Albanian extremists in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) ten years ago.

Janjic:Serbia gets stable govt,Constitution change to follow

BELGRADE - Dusan Janjic, director of the Forum for Ethnic Relations, stated on Monday that the victory of the list led by the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) is legal, legitimate and binding, adding that Serbia will get a stable government, which will no longer be in a position to complain about the coalitional partners, while a change of the Constitution may be expected in a year and a half.

Ashton congratulates Serbia on successful electoral process

BELGRADE - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton congratulated on Monday the Serbian people on the successful electoral process and announced that she would visit Belgrade soon.

I congratulate the people of Serbia on the elections, Ashton told a news conference after a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday.

International observers: Elections carried out regularly

BELGRADE - International observers stated on Monday that the early parliamentary elections in Serbia were carried out in keeping with the law and with respect for basic freedoms, but they also expressed concern over the lack of transparency in the media ownership structure and insufficient independence of journalists.

Bosnian Serbs Welcome Vucic’s Election Triumph

Serb leaders in Bosnia praised Serbia’s “fair and democratic” parliamentary polls while some analysts said that a Europe-oriented Belgrade government would be good for its neighbour state.

Kosovo key condition for Germany

Kosovo key condition for Germany

BERLIN -- Foreign policy spokesman for the ruling German CDU/ CSU Philipp Missfelder has said that "the right way for Serbia is toward the EU."

Missfelder commented on parliamentary elections to say the SNS victory was "a significant step forward for Serbia, that has many challenges ahead."

President sees Vučić as "next prime minister"

President sees Vučić as "next prime minister"

KRAGUJEVAC -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić said on Monday that leader of the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vučić "will be the next prime minister."

Crimea, Kosovo, and double standards

Crimea, Kosovo, and double standards

BELGRADE -- The French daily Le Figaro has an article comparing reactions in western countries and their media to declarations of independence made by Crimea and Kosovo.

The conclusion the newspaper made is that "officials are applying double standards," while the media tend to "forget."

But: Citizens back policy govt conducted so far

BELGRADE - Slovenian Ambassador in Belgrade Franc But stated that the outcome of the parliamentary elections in Serbia shows that a majority of citizens support the policy which the Serbian government implemented so far in terms of reforms.

Dodik: Cooperation with Serbian authorities to continue

TREBINJE - The authorities of Republika Srpska (RS) will continue to cooperate with Serbian authorities and this continuity has never been brought into question, said RS President Milorad Dodik.

Fajon: Constitute government as soon as possible

BRUSSELS - MP of the European Parliament (EP) Tanja Fajon stated on Monday that Serbia should constitute the government as soon as possible after the early parliamentary elections to prevent slowdown of the European integration process.

On her Twitter account, Fajon expressed the hope that the winners would constitute the government as soon as possible.

Dačić "ready for talks with SNS"

Dačić "ready for talks with SNS"

BELGRADE -- SPS leader Ivica Dačić stated that the coalition led by his party "achieved very important results in the early parliamentary elections."

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