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Minister of energy signs memorandum on oil storage

BELGRADE - Serbia's Minister of Energy Zorana Mihajlovic signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding regarding the construction of storage facilities needed to hold the obligatory reserves of oil and petroleum products worth EUR 50 million.

The memorandum refers to the creation of a joint venture between the government owned Transnafta from Pancevo and Oiltanking from Germany.

AmCham launches educational project for young leaders

BELGRADE - The American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia (AmCham) launched an educational project for young business managers and exceptional students in the country, which it titled "AmChamps - Young Leaders in Change", on Thursday.

AmCham Director Maja Piscevic told Tanjug that the program has an important reform component to it.

Murdered journalist described as great professional

Murdered journalist described as great professional

BELGRADE -- B92 Editor-in-Chief Veran Matić has pointed out that one of the journalists who have been murdered in Serbia, Milan Pantić, was a great professional.

Macedonian foreign minister in Belgrade on Friday

BELGRADE - Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki will pay a visit to Belgrade on Friday during which he will confer with Serbia's top officials.

Poposki will meet with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Ivica Dacic, outgoing prime minister, and Ivan Mrkic, outgoing minister of foreign affairs.

Serbia should follow guidelines of EU energy policy

BELGRADE - Creating a sustainable and safe energy supply system at affordable prices is among the guidelines of the EU Energy Policy by 2020, which Serbia, as an EU candidate country, should follow, participants of a conference titled "European Energy Policy- Challenges for Serbia within the EU Accession Process" noted on Thursday.

Japan's donation to architecture and art students

BELGRADE - The Embassy of Japan donated books, handbooks and other publications, mostly related to Japanese architecture, but to other fields of study as well, to the Belgrade Faculty of Architecture on Thursday.

Dacic: Serbs in KiM should vote in parliamentary elections

BELGRADE - Ivica Dacic, Serbia's outgoing prime minister, said at a meeting with Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport on Thursday that the Serbian government insists that the parliamentary elections should take place on March 16 in Serbia and Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) with the assistance of the international missions.

Conference on drafting civil sector development strategy

BELGRADE - The civil society in Serbia has to claim the role which societies have in well-developed democracies - the role of government work supervisor and instigator of democratic processes, participants concluded at the Thursday conference on the strategy for sustainable development of the civil sector.

Dačić promises to protect workers, fight tycoons

Dačić promises to protect workers, fight tycoons

VALJEVO -- The coalition gathered around the SPS promised to voters during a rally in Valjevo that it will create new jobs and protect workers, farmers and pensioners.

Soup kitchens in KiM get 12 tons of food

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – Serbian government's Minister without Portfolio in charge of Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Aleksandar Vulin visited a soup kitchen in Kosovska Mitrovica, northern KiM, to deliver a donation of 12 tons of frozen food on Thursday.

Working group for Serbia's OSCE chairmanship

Working group for Serbia's OSCE chairmanship

BELGRADE -- The Serbian government formed a working group on Thursday which will be tasked with coordinating the activities of Serbia's chairmanship of the OSCE.

Serbia will hold the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) chairmanship in 2015.

Gov't sets up working group for Serbia's OSCE chairmanship

BELGRADE - The Serbian government formed a working group on Thursday which will be tasked with coordinating the activities of Serbia's chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the government's press office announced.

Serbia will hold the OSCE chairmanship in 2015.

NIS introduces new, environmental drilling method

BELGRADE - Naftna industrija Srbije (NIS) has introduced a new drilling method at a well in Kikinda, northeast Serbia, referred to as dry location drilling, NIS stated.

Dacic calls for labor law based on EU model

VALJEVO - The coalition gathered around the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) promised to voters at a pre-election rally in Valjevo that it will create new jobs and protect workers, farmers and pensioners.

At the rally held late on Wednesday, SPS leader Ivica Dacic underlined that Serbia needs a law on labor that will be modeled after EU regulation

Screening on Chapter 26 starts

BRUSSELS - The screening on Chapter 26 referring to education and culture started in Brussels on Thursday.

The Serbian delegation headed by Srdjan Majstorovic, deputy director of the Serbian government's European Integration Office, comprises numerous experts from the line ministries.

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