Latest News from Serbia

Rich program to mark 150 years of Vuk Karadzic's death

BELGRADE - The organizing committee for the marking of 150th anniversary of the death of the greatest Serbian philologist Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic (1864-2014) adopted on Tuesday the proposal for the jubilee celebration program.

Air Serbia and Adria Airways sign codeshare agreement

BELGRADE - Air Serbia has signed a codeshare agreement with Adria Airways from Slovenia, which will enter into force on February 17 and give Air Serbia exclusive rights to flights between Belgrade and Ljubljana.

Air Serbia started having daily flights to Ljubljana on December 10, 2013.

Swoboda: Bosnian scenario does not loom over Serbia

BELGRADE - The Bosnian scenario is not looming over Serbia, and the elections will not affect the negotiations with the European Union, said Hannes Swoboda, president of the faction of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (EP).

Radmanovic: No early elections in Republika Srpska

BELGRADE - Member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Nebojsa Radmanovic said on Wednesday there would be no early elections in Republika Srpska (RS).

Negotiations with EU - chance to revive Serbian agriculture

BELGRADE - The negotiations with the EU in the field of agriculture is a chance to revive Serbian agriculture, and domestic producers will be in position to apply for pre-accession funds in 2015, the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce (PKS) said Tuesday.

About 15 percent of youth do not attend high school

BELGRADE - Five percent of children in Serbia are not attending primary school and 15 percent of them have not been enrolled in high school, and this and many other problems in education are among the priorities of the National Education Council (NPS), participants at the 100th NPS Council Session said in Belgrade Tuesday.

Dodik: RS is politically and economically stable

BANJA LUKA - Republika Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik stated on Tuesday, in the talks with Serbian Ambassador in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Stanimir Vukicevic that RS is politically and economically stable.

Dodik informed Vukicevic about the stands of RS officials on the events in the Federation of BiH.

Mrkic: Important for Western Balkans to be stable

BELGRADE - Ivan Mrkic, Serbia's outgoing minister of foreign affairs, attended a dinner in Brussels organized by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton for foreign ministers of EU member states and candidate countries, the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Tuesday.

Belgrade-Pristina talks to resume Wednesday

BRUSSELS - The dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina facilitated by European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will resume in Brussels on Wednesday.

Heading the Serbian delegation will be Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.

Serbia needs foreign investments, IMF support

BELGRADE - Serbia needs at least EUR 1.7 billion of direct foreign investments this year and an arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which will most probably be concluded in autumn, economic experts of the Macroeconomic Analysis and Trends (MAT) magazine said on Tuesday.

Stoudmann: Serbia is engine of favorable processes in region

BELGRADE - Serbia is an engine taking regional processes in a favorable direction, Gerard Stoudmann, OSCE chairperson-in-office special representative on the Western Balkans, said in Belgrade Tuesday.

Ethnic Albanians urged to resume discussions

BELGRADE - The recent interruption of discussions with political and institutional representatives of ethnic Albanians in Presevo and Bujanovac has brought "no good to anyone," the head of the Serbian government's coordination body for southern Serbia said on Tuesday, urging a resumption of the discussions.

Tolerance and dialogue against hate speech

CACAK - The Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sport has started a campaign and initiated the creation of a national committee for battling hate speech on the Internet, and the central event of this project, entitled Using Tolerance and Dialogue against Hate Speech, was held in Cacak, central Serbia, on Tuesday.

Kocijancic urges fast resolution of fate of missing from KiM

BRUSSELS - Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, called on Belgrade and Pristina on Tuesday to find effective ways to resolve the fate of missing persons from Kosovo-Metohija (KiM).