Latest News from Serbia

Bilčik's response to Vučić

President of Serbia sent that message after Bilik stated on June 13 that the joint military exercise of Serbia with Belarus and Russia does not help Serbia's progress in European integration.

AIK to buy regional Sberbank branches, including Slovenian

Ljubljana, 16 June – Finance reported on Wednesday that the Serbian AIK Banka is close to signing a deal to buy all of Russian Sberbank’s operations in Southeast Europe, including those in Slovenia. A potential merger of Sberbank in Slovenia and Gorenjska Banka, which is owned by AIK, would create the third largest banking group in the country.

Nearly 5,000 cultural assets returned to Turkey in last 18 years

A total of 4,862 cultural assets were returned to Turkey between 2003 and 2021, according to data given by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Authorities continue to work in coordination with relevant institutions in order to prevent cultural property smuggling and bring back Turkish origin artifacts found abroad.

Romania to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Ukraine, Serbia

Romania will donate 100,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Ukraine and 50,400 doses to Serbia, senior official with the Romanian Health Ministry Monica Althamer announced on Wednesday at the end of a government meeting. "A government decision on humanitarian aid, COVID-19 vaccine doses, to Ukraine and Serbia has been approved today.

Serbian President Confirms 11 Bodies Found in Mass Grave

President Aleksandar Vucic told a press conference on Wednesday that a total of 21 suspected mass grave locations have been examined so far in Serbia and that "we found the bodies of, it's assumed, killed Albanians at four of the 21 locations - we did not hide anything".

Serbia Court Annuls Verdict Against Saric for Drug Smuggling

Serbia's Supreme Court of Cassation on Tuesday revoked the final verdict against Darko Saric and other convicts for cocaine smuggling because of procedural oversight, and returned the case to the Court of Appeals. The court did not question the evidence on the basis of which Saric was convicted.

New round of dialogue completed; "You don't know whether to laugh or cry"

The last round of the ten-year dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina this time ended in less than two hours. The unwritten rule of Brussels diplomacy was confirmed that the longer a meeting lasts, the greater the possibility for a positive outcome.

Vucic is addressing the public today

The address is planned for 1 p.m. in the building of the General Secretariat of the President of the Republic.

As of today, new measures in Serbia

The relaxation of measures refers to catering facilities, retail stores, sports events, celebrations, graduation ceremonies.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 715.147 cases have been registered, out of 4.293.037 tested samples, while 6.976 people have died as a result of COVID-19.

N1’s Slovenian news portal launched

Ljubljana – A news portal under the N1 brand was launched in Slovenia on Wednesday by United Media. The portal will be managed by Adria News, a company established for this purpose, which is headed by Katja Šeruga, who is also the editor-in-chief of the portal.

Serbia, Kosovo Leaders’ First Meeting Marred by Disagreement

The long-awaited resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo took place on Tuesday in Brussels, where Aleksandar Vucic and Albin Kurti had their first official meeting, but their rival interpretations of what happened highlighted the differences between the two leaders.

Still less than 150 newly infected

6 people died. The total number of deaths from coronavirus in Serbia is 6.976.
There are 20 patients on respirators, out of 407 hospitalized.