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In Hostile Serbian Parliament, MP Fights for Rights of ‘Enemy’ Albanians

As a political representative of ethnic Albanians in Serbia, Shaip Kamberi never had it easy.

It got a whole lot harder, however, when an election last year yielded a parliament dominated by the party of President Aleksandar Vucic and its allies, leaving Kamberi and his five Albanian and Bosniaks colleagues as the only opposition MPs in the 250-seat assembly.

More than 2.500 newly infected, 16 people died

In the last 24 hours, 10,266 people were tested.
There are now 3.569 patients in hospital, of which 151 are on a respirator.
Mass vaccination against coronavirus is being carried out in Serbia, and so far a total of 1.226.553 citizens have been vaccinated, and as many as 427.859 have received both doses.

In Serbia, more than 2.400 newly infected, 15 people died

In the last 24 hours, 11.649 people were tested.
There are 153 patients on respirators.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 434.122 people have fallen ill with COVID-19 in Serbia, and 4.321 have died.
A total of 2.835.856 people were tested for coronavirus in Serbia by 3 p.m.

Adzic: New capacities must be opened in Batajnica

"We will come to the situation that we have to introduce more drastic measures" VIDEO

"A lot of unpleasant images during the holidays. I can tell you that 1.581 surveillance was carried out in central Serbia during the holidays. What is worrying is that most of the measures were violated in big cities and winter ski centers. A large number of mandatory sentences have been delivered", Gojkovic said.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

The new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Porfirije, leads a mass in the country's capital, Belgrade, on February 19, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Andrej Cukic.

An activist dots handprints on the 'NEWBORN' monument during preparations to mark the 13th anniversary of Kosovo's independence in the capital of Pristina on February 16, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Valdrin Xhemaj.

In Serbia, more than 2.600 newly infected, 14 people died

In the last 24 hours, 13.518 people were tested.
There are 152 patients on respirators.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 431.680 people have fallen ill with COVID-19 in Serbia, and 4.306 have died.
A total of 2.824.207 people were tested for coronavirus in Serbia by 3 pm.

Kosovo’s Next Foreign Policy: A Wish List

To help flesh this out, here is my wish list for what an active, innovative and principled foreign policy should include:

End the custodian and vassal relationships

Supporters of the Vetevendosje party celebrate the party's projected victory in the parliamentary elections, in Pristina, Kosovo, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ

Loncar: Serbia to receive more than a million doses of vaccines instead of 500.000

"Large part of the world can only dream of what Serbia is doing. These are the facts. We will continue to work at the same pace," Loncar said after talks with Republika Srpska Health Minister Alen Seranic.
Loncar announced that Serbia will help its neighbors when it comes to vaccines.

The fourth wave of infection is already here

As Blic writes, we are entering that fourth wave because of another wave that affected the whole of Serbia - the wave of irresponsibility that arrived at the worst moment.

Enthronement

As it was announced from the Serbian Orthodox Church, the liturgy at which the solemn act of enthronement in the holiest throne of His Holiness Porfirije, the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac and Patriarch of Serbia, will be performed in the St. Michael's Cathedral, starting at 9 am.

Telenor Serbia sues United Group for unfair competition

Telenor Serbia has filed a lawsuit before the competent judicial authorities in Serbia for unfair market competition against United Group B.V. Netherlands, Srpske kablovske mree d.o.o. Beograd, Adria News s.a.r.l. Luxembourg, and Adria News d.o.o. Beograd.

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