Latest News from Serbia
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.
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.
BELGRADE - Olga Jevric, Serbia's renowned sculptor and academician, passed away at the age of 92, her family has said.
Jevric died on Monday.
BELGRADE - The Serbian national female tennis team will play against Romania in the match for the last place in the Fed Cup second world group, the draw in London determined on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.