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Ban: Efforts must continue to consolidate already achieved

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

URS submits slate for snap parliamentary poll

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.

EP delegation confers with SPS officials

BELGRADE - A delegation of the European Parliament (EP) headed by President of the group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP Hannes Swoboda visited the Socialist Party o Serbia on Monday, and the talks at the end of the meeting covered the current political situation.

Nikolic decorates Itsuko Teruoka and Stella Jatras

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.

Mrkic at working dinner in Brussels

BELGRADE - Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic will attend a working dinner in Brussels on Monday evening, which will be organized by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.

12 Serbian companies at Moscow expo

BELGRADE - Twelve Serbian companies will present their products at PRODEXPO-2014, a large international exhibition of food products, in Moscow February 10-14, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) has said.

SDA of Sandzak to stand for election independently

BELGRADE - The Party of Democratic Action (SDA) of Sandzak will run independently in early parliamentary elections on March 16, and its slate will be titled "The SDA of Sandzak - Dr Sulejman Ugljanin", the party's leader Sulejman Ugljanin told Tanjug on Monday.

Nikolic: Govt to attract investors, make room for reforms

PARACIN - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic stated on Monday that the government has special responsibilities to attract investments and create the conditions necessary for the implementation of reforms, especially in the judiciary and economy.

Rodic visits Bulgaria, good cooperation in defence area

BELGRADE - Serbia's outgoing Defence Minister Nebojsa Rodic and Bulgaria's Defence Minister Angel Naydenov stated at a meeting in Sofia on Monday that the bilateral relations are good, within which the cooperation in the area of defence takes an important place.

Serbian organic food at Nuremberg fair

BELGRADE - The national association for the development of organic food production Serbia Organica will organize a joint appearance of Serbian companies and organizations at the world's leading organic food fair, Biofach, in Nuremberg February 12-15.

Tenth "Best of Serbia" campaign starts

BELGRADE - Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PKS), Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications, and the economic daily newspaper Privredni pregled invited on Monday all companies operating in Serbia to participate in the tenth “Best of Serbia” campaign dedicated to the most successful brands in the domestic market.

Quick formation of government is most important for economy

BELGRADE - President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce Zeljko Sertic said on Monday the most important thing for the economy was for Serbia to get a pro-reform government quickly after the election.

It is important that the ministries continue working during the campaign, as the economy expects their help, he told Radio and Television of Serbia.

Vucic: Serbia - factor of stability and prosperity in region

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday, during a meeting with President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Hannes Swoboda, that Serbia is a factor of stability and prosperity in the region.

Serbia assists Slovenia in emergency situation

BELGRADE - The Republic of Serbia has sent Slovenia, in which the emergency situation is in force, five high-capacity generators in an effort to assist citizens in the areas most affected by severe weather conditions.

According to the Monday release of the Serbian Ministry of the Interior (MUP), the assistance was sent via the Serbian emergency situations department.

Kostunica: Choice between Euro-fanaticism, Serbia's freedom

BELGRADE - The Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) has presented its "Program for Serbia's Development from 2014 to 2019 - Economy of Political Neutrality", thus launching the campaign for early parliamentary elections that will be held on March 16.