Latest News from Serbia

Serbian president asks China for help

Vucic asked Li to, as a friend of Serbia, "regularly report to the Chinese leadership on the development of the situation in Kosovo and Metohija," the Serbian president's cabinet said in a press release on Tuesday.

"Vucic and Thaci met in Rome, agreed to raise taxes"

This is when they "agreed (for Pristina) to raise taxes on Serbian goods," said the leader of the opposition People's Party (NS).

Jeremic told reporters in the town of Kragujevac that "everything that came out of raising taxes on Serbian goods, all tensions, which are for now under control, are planned to remain under control."

"We are driven into corner," says Vucic

The Serbian president was addressing an unscheduled press conference late on Monday when he said that he was "bringing bad news" and that even after (EU Commissioner) Johannes Hahn's trip to Pristina, "the Albanians would not even hear about abolishing the taxes (on goods from central Serbia)."

Kosovo Forced to Impose Tax on Serbia's Goods

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told European Union Commissioner Johannes Hahn that Kosovo was left no choice but to impose 100 percent tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gazeta Express reports.

Blair Institute Recruits Advisor for Serbia Govt

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, TBI, is seeking a senior communications advisor, who will provide strategic communications advice and public relations support to the Serbian government.

Serbia ends Greek hoopsters' unbeaten run

A depleted Greek national basketball team went down 84-61 in Serbia on Monday for its first loss in 10 World Cup qualification games.

Macron's visit to Serbia postponed

The reason was Macron's wish to postpone his visit to Serbia due to the political crisis in France, Tanjug said it learned earlier in the day.

Macron was scheduled to visit Serbia on December 5-6.

Later on Monday, Vucic confirmed that the French president's visit had been postponed "because of the situation in France," without specifying a new date for it.

"Serbia fully supports China's Belt and Road Initiative"

These relations have enabled Serbia to be an important point on the New Silk Road route, Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM Ivica Dacic said on Monday, Tanjug reported on Monday.

EU commissioner "going to Kosovo with one clear message"

Apostolova said that the message would be clear - that (100 percent increased) taxes on Serbian goods should be abolished, Pristina-based broadcaster Klan Kosova reported on Monday.

She is quoted as saying this after meeting with Serb List members in the the Kosovo Assembly.

NATO chief comments on "border correction" idea

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this in Brussels on Monday.

Stoltenberg spoke ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers on Wednesday, when "Western Balkan countries' relations with NATO" will also be considered together with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

11th country rescinds Kosovo recognition; "Nothing to deny"

Daci, who also serves as first deputy prime minister, told reporters in Belgrade that, "bearing in mind the situation in relations between Belgrade and Pristina, he did not wish to cause new instabilities, so he didn't even announce the withdrawal of recognition."

EU commissioner visits Belgrade, then Pristina

Hahn, who is in charge of EU's enlargement negotiations and neighborhood policy, will then travel to Pristina, the European Commission has confirmed for Tanjug.

The main topic of talks in Belgrade and Pristina will be the decision of the Kosovo authorities to levy (100 percent) taxes on goods from central Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).

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