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Nikolic and Hasanov discuss Serbia-Azerbaijan cooperation

BELGRADE - Serbia is open to all modes of cooperation with friendly countries, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic stated in Belgrade on Monday during the talks with Defence Minister Lieutenant General Zakir Hasanov.

Rule of law is Serbia's European integration priority

BELGRADE – Serbian government officials said Tuesday that strengthening the rule of law is an absolute priority in the country’s European integration process, as the efficiency of reforms in all other segments of society is highly dependent on that.

Dacic: For reforms benefiting workers and pensioners

KRUSEVAC - The Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) opposes reforms aimed at establishing liberal capitalism and serving the interests of tycoons instead of workers, said SPS leader Ivica Dacic.

Vucic: Serbia will be good place for investments

BELGRADE - Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia's outgoing first deputy prime minister, visited the U.S. company NCR Corporation, and announced on the occasion that this company will employ 2,000 people by the end of the year.

Office for KiM: KiM will remain part of Serbia forever

BELGRADE - Serbia will never recognise the independence of its southern province and for the Belgrade government, both the current and the future ones, Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) will remain a part of the Republic of Serbia forever, the Serbian government Office for KiM underscored once more, six years after the unilateral and illegal declaration of independence by Kosovo.

Jovanovic: It is time for LDP

BELGRADE - Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Cedomir Jovanovic said that his party does not want to wage a war in the election campaign but instead to collaborate with the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) and its leader Aleksandar Vucic.

Citizens' Initiative SDP: Ivanovic's health deteriorates

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The Citizens' Initiative Serbia, Democracy, Justice (SDP) pointed out that despite the fact that the mayoral campaign is in full swing in Kosovska Mitrovica, the head of the SDP electoral list Oliver Ivanovic is still in custody in Pristina under unfounded accusations and his health has deteriorated.

Serbia, Azerbaijan sign defense cooperation agreement

BELGRADE - Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodic and his Azerbaijani counterpart Zakir Hasanov have signed a defense cooperation agreement.

After signing the document in Belgrade on Monday, the two ministers expressed satisfaction about good relations between the two countries further improving.

Mandic wins gold in Egypt

BELGRADE - Serbia's Olympic champion in taekwondo Milica Mandic won the gold medal at the prestigious tournament in Luxor, Egypt.

By defeating Uzbekistan's Umida Abdullayeva, the Serbian athlete won the title in the category up to 73 kilogrammes at the G2 series tournament which brought her 20 new points on the world list, Taekwondo Club Galeb released.

Venizelos visits Serbia on Tuesday

BELGRADE - Evangelos Venizelos, Greece's deputy prime minister and foreign minister, will visit Serbia on Tuesday, in his capacity as President of the Council of the European Union.

Citizens should say whether or not they want reforms

BELGRADE - Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader and the country's first deputy prime minister, has said that it is very important that the March 16 elections show if the people want Serbia to go boldly forward with reforms or not, stressing that if the SNS wins the citizens' confidence, the party will insist on recovering Serbian economy and setting up a stable and legal sta

Screening of Chapter 26, one of easier chapters, to begin

BELGRADE - The so-called explanatory screening for Chapter 26 (Education and culture), expected to be one of easier for Serbia in the EU accession process, will begin in Brussels on February 20.

SPS-PUPS-JS is for reforms and presidential election

NOVI SAD - Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) President Ivica Dacic said at an election rally of the SPS-PUPS-JS coalition on Sunday the coalition wanted reforms, but not those that would "eat people," that Vojvodina needed elections and that Serbia needed a presidential election.

Dacic: I offered Vucic premiership several times

BELGRADE - Ivica Dacic, prime minister in the outgoing Serbian government and leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), has said that he asked First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic several times if he wanted to become prime minister without calling elections but Vucic told him it was not a goal of his.

Miscevic: Elections are not slowing down EU integration

BELGRADE - Elections in Serbia are not slowing down European integration, Tanja Miscevic, Serbia’s chief negotiator in the talks with the EU said Sunday, adding, however, that reforms that Europe demands necessitate rapid formation of institutions after the elections.