Latest News from Serbia

Ivanovic bests Kerber in Dubai

DUBAI - Serbia's Ana Ivanovic had a successful opener at the WTA tournament in Dubai on Tuesday notching a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) win against Germany's Angelique Kerber.

Ivanovic is next to take on Venus Williams of the U.S., who scored a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Russia's Elena Vesnina.

Earlier on Tuesday, Serbia's Jelena Jankovic outlasted Ukraine's Maryna Zanevska 6-4, 6-3.

Citizens to vote at 8,262 polling stations in Serbia

BELGRADE - Citizens will cast their ballot at 8,262 polling stations, including those in penal institutions, in the territory of Serbia during early parliamentary elections that will be held on March 16, the state electoral commission (RIK) decided on Tuesday.

Polling stations in Kosovo-Metohija and the ones abroad have not been included in this number.

Glamocic: Land is Serbia's great potential

NOVI SAD - Serbia has to encourage people to live on agriculture in the countryside, since agricultural land is the country's great potential, Dragan Glamocic, outgoing minister of agriculture, forestry and water management, stated on Tuesday.

Dacic: Serbia wants good relations with all neighbors

DIMITROVGRAD - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Tuesday that Serbia wants good relations with all neighbors, and the normalization of relations with Pristina, but that its position on the non-recognition of Kosovo's independence remains the same.

International wine fair to open on February 27

BELGRADE - The International Wine Fair BeoWine will be held in Belgrade from February 27 to March 2 and it will gather over 140 presenters from 13 countries famous for their rich wine production tradition.

Any new proof on assassination of Djindjic welcome

BELGRADE - Minister of Justice Nikola Selakovic said on Tuesday that any new evidence in relation to the murder of Serbian prime minister Zoran Djindjic is welcome.

Vucic calls on citizens to go to polls in Kosovska Mitrovica

BELGRADE - Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia's outgoing first deputy prime minister, called on citizens in Kosovska Mitrovica on Tuesday to cast ballots in the greatest possible number in the February 23 mayoral elections and thus speed up the formation of the community of Serb municipalities in Kosovo-Metohija.

Venizelos brings message of support to Belgrade

ATHENS/BELGRADE - Evangelos Venizelos, Foreign Minister of Greece as the current chair of the EU Council of Ministers, stated that he has come to Belgrade to bring the message of encouragement and support to the country's further EU integration and internal reforms.

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.