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Vucic on Kosovo and Metohija: Nobody offers us anything

"No one is offering us a division, no one is offering us anything. They will not give us anything," Vucic told reporters in Kovin, when asked whether he got guarantess from the US President's Envoy Richard Grenell that tariffs would be abolished and that Serbia should be asked for something in return, and whether there was any words on the partition.

"Meetings on the Kosovo issue tough, but never to this extent" VIDEO

Speaking to the Prva TV, Vasiljevic said that Vucic and Special US Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue spoke alone for the first ten minutes, after which the head of Serbia's Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djuric, joined the meeting.

New US Envoys are Bad News for Serbia

But Serbia stands to gain little, and could even lose a lot. Its potential gains from a US-led resolution of the conflict can be summed up succinctly: warm words from Europe and the hope of accelerated talks on EU membership.

Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia to Allow Passport-Free Travel by 2021

The leaders of Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia agreed to allow passport-free travel for their citizens by 2021 and a speedier cross-border flow of goods to boost regional economic development. This was announced earlier today by Reuters News Agency.

This move is not related to the ongoing EU membership negotiations.

The Bulgarian Economy Is the Most Competitive in the Balkans

The Bulgarian economy is ranked 49th in the global competitiveness ranking according to the World Economic Forum (CIF) ranking. In 2019, Bulgaria climbs two positions in the prestigious ranking, comprising 141 countries worldwide. The country's score is 64.9 points.

Slobodan Milosevic Sympathiser Awarded Nobel Literature Prize

The decision to award this year's Nobel Prize for literature to Austrian author Peter Handke, alongside Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, has sparked angry reactions because of Handke's past support for Slobodan Milosevic's regime.

Kosovo's ambassador to the United States, Vlora Citaku, described the decision as "preposterous and shameful".

Ratko Mladic’s Diary ‘Links Serbian Security Service to Arkan’

The prosecution at the trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday used excerpts from Ratko Mladic's war diary in an attempt to prove that the Serbian State Security Service, where the defendants were senior officials, sent paramilitary units from Serbia to Bosnia and Herzegovina in autumn 1995 and had control over

Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia Sign ‘Mini-Schengen’ Declaration

Leaders of Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia have signed a so-called "mini-Schengen" deal, which, modelled on the passport-free zone of the EU, envisages free movement of people, goods, capital, and services between their three countries. Officials of the three countries said they expect all six countries of the Western Balkans to join the area soon.

Trilateral meeting: Vucic, Zaev and Rama on "mini Schengen"

The main issue for discussion of this trilateral meeting is establishing "mini Schengen" with the aim of improving the links of the regional markets, enabling free flow of goods, people, services and capital in the market of 20 million people.

"I hope that Kosovo and Serbia will meet and find a solution"

A press release from the president's cabinet said that an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia would help the development of Kosovo and the region, making foundation for further economic growth and welfare of the citizens in general.

Bosnia Awaits Nine ISIS Deportees From Syria Camps

Nine members of the terrorist organisation, the so-called Islamic State, ISIS, who have been on the Syrian front in the past, will soon be deported from US or Kurdish-run camps in northern Syria to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country's Minister of Security, Dragan Mektic, confirmed to BIRN.

Vucic will meet with Grenell and Palmer

According to the press service of the President of the Republic, the meeting starts at 2 pm.
Newly appointed Special Envoy Richard Grenell will be in Pristina on Wednesday, along with State Department Special Representative Matthew Palmer.
This was posted on Twitter by US Ambassador to Pristina, Philip Kosnett.

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