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Thaci to meet with Hahn on Monday, only topic - taxes

Hahn should talk to Thaci about the abolition of taxes on goods from Serbia, Tanjug learned from the European Commission.

During a one-day visit to Brussels, Thaci will also meet with European Council President Donald Tusk.

Serbian Minister’s Abandoned Hunger Strike Draws Jeers

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin (left). Photo: Zoltan Balogh/EPA.

Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin on Friday said that he would postpone his planned hunger strike against alleged opposition "violence", after talking to President Aleksandar Vucic - which has not stopped some members of the public from mocking his plans.

Karadzic Seeks Review of Decision Refusing Appeal

Radovan Karadzic in court in April 2016. Photo: EPA/ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/POOL.

Former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic has submitted an appeal against the decision not to allow him to appeal his second-instance verdict, sentencing him to life in prison for genocide in Srebrenica, among other crimes.

Chinese to invest in Serbia's energy sector - minister

Serbian Minister of Energy and Mining Aleksandar Antic said this in Croatia on Friday, where he is a member of the Serbian delegation attending a meeting of the Central and Eastern European Countries and China (16+1).

Kosovo to Penalise Denial of Serbian War Crimes

The meeting of the Kosovo government on Thursday. Photo: The office of Kosovo PM

Hoxhaj said that Kosovo Serbian political representatives in the Belgrade-backed Srpska Lista party, as well as state officials in Serbia, had long hidden the truth and denied proven crimes committed by Serbia in its former province.

Serbian state budget reports surplus in Q1

"That is RSD 34.9 billion better than the budget plan, i.e., almost EUR 300 million better than we planned, and that is only in the first quarter of this year," Mali said at an international conference organized by the Competition Protection Commission.

Serbian PM meets with Chinese counterpart

The meeting took place in Croatia during the gathering of the heads of government of the Central and Eastern European Countries and China (16+1).

Serbia Protesters Summon Supporters to Join ‘Biggest Rally’

One of the Belgrade protests. Photo: EPA/Koca Sulejmanovic

Leaders of Serbian opposition parties and the organisers of recent mass protests have urged people from across Serbia to attend what they predict will be the biggest rally so far against the government led by the Serbian Progressive Party.

Serbia Under Bulgarian Occupation: Documenting WWI Crimes

The central topic of Pisarri's book, which he developed out of his PhD thesis and which was originally published in Italian, is crimes against Serbian civilians in the part of the Kingdom of Serbia that was occupied by Bulgaria in 1915. The book will be issued in a Serbian translation this autumn.

Hopes and Dreams, Stars and Schemes

Rising Star
Bosko Obradovic. Photo: BIRN

One of the rising stars of the '1 of 5 million' protests, which have been going on for months in Serbia, is Bosko Obradovic, the leader of the right-wing Dveri party. Deeply conservative, claims to espouses traditional Serbian values and supports closer ties with Russia.