Latest News from Serbia

Nadal about Djokovic: I lost to the best in the world on this surface!

Not only due to that, but primarily due to his losing 6: 2, 7: 6 (4) in a direct match with Novak Djokovic, after which Serbia evened the score.
Nadal sharply resented that a smaller section of the audience "did not understand how tennis works", alluding to the cheering from the stands by Serbian fans.

Time for Policy Change on Western Balkans Emigration

See also: Brain Drain: Will the Last Doctor in Kosovo Turn Out the Lights?

The National Medical Council of Serbia annually issues around 800 certificates needed by doctors when applying for jobs abroad. In Kosovo and Bosnia, national medical workers' associations report that hundreds of highly qualified doctors leave each year.

Vucic: The time of Serbia's acting irresponsibly is over

When asked about the relationship between him and Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, he said it was in the interest of both sides that the work be done for the benefit of all.

Magic in Sydney, Serbia wins ATP Cup!

In the grand finale at the Ken Rosewall Arena, our team beat the Davis Cup champions Spain 2-1.
Serbia had won over South Africa (3-0), France (2-1) and Chile (2-1) on their way to the group stage finals in Brisbane, beat Canada (3-0) in the quarterfinals in Sydney, finally in the semifinals Russia, also 3-0.

Turkey to face Germany in Tokyo 2020 volleyball quals

Turkey's national volleyball team will take on Germany in the CEV European qualification finals for the 2020 Olympic Games on Jan. 11, after beating Poland 3-2.

In the match at Omnisport Apeldoorn, Turkey defeated Poland in five sets 25 - 19, 18 - 25, 25 - 23, 31 - 33 and 11 - 15.

Outside hitter Meryem Boz was the best player scoring 36 points.

Djokovic defeated Medvedev, Serbia reached ATP Cup Final!

After a big fight in two singles, Dusan Lajovic and Novak Djokovic brought two points to our team, victories over Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev.
It was a magical performance by Lajovic against Khachanov 7: 5, 7: 6 (1), and then two hours and 47 minutes of Djokovic's incredible fight with Medvedev followed, in which he celebrated with 6: 1, 5: 7, 6: 4.

Police Chief Milenkovic: I personally led the entire operation, there was no pressure

Ministry of Internal Affairs once again urged individuals to stop presenting various falsehoods for the sake of benefiting and scoring points, which seriously undermine the reputation of the competent ministry - it is said in the statement of the Interior Ministry.
Here's an integral version of the statement by Chief Milenkovic:

Democracy Digest: Key Dates for Your Diary in 2020


Croatia is due to hold a general election at some point in 2020, possibly in late autumn.

The European Commission and European Parliament will establish the so-called Conference on the Future of Europe, a political body aimed at engaging EU citizens to reform democracy in 2020-2022. It is expected to be up and running in the second half of the year.


Serbian Ex-Minister Awaits Corruption Retrial Verdict

The Higher Court in Belgrade will hand down a new verdict in the retrial of a former Serbian economy minister, Predrag Bubalo, on Friday. The retrial was ordered after his earlier acquittal of charges of abuse of office was reversed.

Bosnian Serbs celebrate Statehood Day defying court ban

Bosnian Serbs on Jan. 9 held celebrations to mark the anniversary of the founding of the small entity -- Republika Srpska -- in defiance of Bosnia's top court ruling.

A parade in northern Banja Luka city -- de facto capital of the entity -- started the celebrations, which was supported by the senior members of the Republika Srpska government.

Premature Deaths Attributed to Pollution: Serbia Ranks First in Europe

Serbia ranks first in Europe in terms of the harmful effects of pollution, mainly from polluted air and the ninth worldwide, according to the results of a detailed study by the Global Alliance for Health and Pollution (GAHP).

In Serbia, an average of 175 people die prematurely as a result of the pollution they are exposed to, according to a study published in Blitz.

Serbian Tabloid Reporting on Rape Case Disgusts Public

Many Serbs have taken to social networks to express deep dissatisfaction with graphic front-page tabloid accounts of a rape crime involving a 12-year-old girl, while journalists' associations have also called on the authorities to act.

Belgrade Condemns Torching of Kosovo Serb Politician’s Car

The Director of Serbia's Office for Kosovo, Marko Djuric, on Thursday denounced the arson attack on the car of Srpska Lista presidency member Slavko Simic in northern Kosovo in the early hours of the day.