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PDA decides to go to elections

BUJANOVAC - The Party for Democratic Action (PDA), which gathers ethnic Albanians from southern Serbia, has decided to take part in the early parliamentary elections scheduled for March 16.

Chair of the PDA Bujanovac municipal committee Saip Kamberi confirmed for Tanjug that PDA wishes to test its strength in the elections and hopes to win at least one MP seat.

Mihajlovic expects Ivanovic, Delibasic to be released

BELGRADE - Certain progress has been made in calming the situation in Kosovo-Metohija, Milivoje Mihajlovic, the head of the Serbian government's press office said on Tuesday, adding that he expects Oliver Ivanovic and Dragoljub Delibasic to be released pending trial.

Copies of Our Lady of Ljevis frescoes in northern Mitrovica

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - An exhibition titled 'Details of the iconography at the Church of Our Lady of Ljevis' has opened at the town museum in Kosovska Mitrovica, in cooperation with the Belgrade-based National Museum, as part of the events marking the Statehood Day of Serbia.

Opposing views on Kosovo in UN

NEW YORK - In the meeting on Kosovo held at UN Headquarters in New York late on Monday, Serbia's outgoing Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said that any debate referring to potential change in the scope and mandate of EULEX should not bypass the UN Security Council, having in mind that UN serves as an umbrella organization for the international presence in KiM.

Ban: Efforts must continue to consolidate already achieved

NEW YORK - The year 2013 was a year of significant political progress which culminated in the landmark agreement between Belgrade and Pristina, and in 2014, efforts must continue to consolidate these critical achievements of the past year in the Brussels dialogue and along the path toward regional reconciliation, stability and prosperity, reads the latest report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-m

URS submits slate for snap parliamentary poll

BELGRADE - The United Regions of Serbia submitted on Monday its slate, entitled Let's Work and Live for the snap parliamentary election on March 16.

The first name on the slate is that of URS leader Mladjan Dinkic, follwed yb Sasa Milenic and Verica Kalanovic.

URS Vice Preisdent Suzana Grubjesic is 6th on the list.

EP delegation confers with SPS officials

BELGRADE - A delegation of the European Parliament (EP) headed by President of the group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP Hannes Swoboda visited the Socialist Party o Serbia on Monday, and the talks at the end of the meeting covered the current political situation.

Nikolic decorates Itsuko Teruoka and Stella Jatras

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic signed a decree on Monday, to mark the Statehood Day on February 15, whereby he decorated professor Itsuko Teruoka from Japan by a gold medal of merit for her exceptional engagement in humanitarian activities and delivered a posthumous decoration to Stella Jatras of the U.S.

Mrkic at working dinner in Brussels

BELGRADE - Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic will attend a working dinner in Brussels on Monday evening, which will be organized by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.

12 Serbian companies at Moscow expo

BELGRADE - Twelve Serbian companies will present their products at PRODEXPO-2014, a large international exhibition of food products, in Moscow February 10-14, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) has said.

SDA of Sandzak to stand for election independently

BELGRADE - The Party of Democratic Action (SDA) of Sandzak will run independently in early parliamentary elections on March 16, and its slate will be titled "The SDA of Sandzak - Dr Sulejman Ugljanin", the party's leader Sulejman Ugljanin told Tanjug on Monday.

Nikolic: Govt to attract investors, make room for reforms

PARACIN - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic stated on Monday that the government has special responsibilities to attract investments and create the conditions necessary for the implementation of reforms, especially in the judiciary and economy.

Rodic visits Bulgaria, good cooperation in defence area

BELGRADE - Serbia's outgoing Defence Minister Nebojsa Rodic and Bulgaria's Defence Minister Angel Naydenov stated at a meeting in Sofia on Monday that the bilateral relations are good, within which the cooperation in the area of defence takes an important place.

Serbian organic food at Nuremberg fair

BELGRADE - The national association for the development of organic food production Serbia Organica will organize a joint appearance of Serbian companies and organizations at the world's leading organic food fair, Biofach, in Nuremberg February 12-15.

Tenth "Best of Serbia" campaign starts

BELGRADE - Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PKS), Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications, and the economic daily newspaper Privredni pregled invited on Monday all companies operating in Serbia to participate in the tenth “Best of Serbia” campaign dedicated to the most successful brands in the domestic market.