Latest News from Serbia

Iraq ‘Abusively Using’ Serbian, Bulgarian Tear Gas Grenades

Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi government to stop the abusive use of tear gas grenades manufactured in Serbia and Bulgaria for combat, after an investigation found they caused the deaths of at least five protesters in as many days.

University Students from the Bulgarian Diaspora Won't Pay Tuition Fees

Exemption from tuition fees for all students from the Bulgarian diaspora in Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, Northern Macedonia, Ukraine and Serbia, which have been adopted by acts of the Council of Ministers at Bulgarian public higher education institutions - this is a measure envisaged in a project of the Ministry of Education, which will change 4 laws since 2020, BNR reported.

Croatia Faces ‘Long-Term Stagnation’ of Demographic Decline

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.

See also: Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

According to Bosnjak, emigration from the country peaked last year and an increased number of births in 2018 heralded some really good news.

Serbia Vows to Adopt New NATO Plan Soon

The head of the Serbian delegation to the NATO assembly, Dragan Sormaz, has denied reports that adoption of a new Individual Partnership Action Plan, IPAP, with the Atlantic alliance has been delayed due to a lack of political will - and said the new plan involves cooperation at a higher level.

Greece also Enters the Race for the Volkswagen Plant

Greece is also interested in the Volkswagen car factory being built on its territory.

This was stated by the Greek Economy Minister, quoted by the leading German business publication Handelsblatt.

Protesters Rally in New York for Balkan War Rape Victims

Several dozen people joined the protest entitled 'Rally for Her Justice', organised by the Albanian American Woman's Organisation with backing from US Bosnian and Croat groups, on Tuesday near the Serbian consulate in New York.

The organisers said they were calling on the Serbian authorities "to punish and prosecute the war criminals that may still be living in their country".

Vucic: We Want EU Membership, but also Good Relations with the Others

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that Serbia wants EU membership but that it will build good relations with others on its European path. This happened after his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Khan in Brussels, MIA news reported. Vucic added that Serbia is a sovereign state and so it will be.

Basketball: Anadolu Efes beat Crvena Zvezda

Turkish basketball powerhouse Anadolu Efes defeated Serbia's Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 85-70 on Oct. 29 to extend their good form in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

Vucic: Our strategic path is the path to the European Union PHOTO

The outgoing EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Mogherini, invited Vucic and other Western Balkans leaders to a farewell working dinner at the EU headquarters in Brussels, and on that occasion, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic thanked Mogherini for her efforts and support of Belgrade's European integrations, presenting her with a bouquet of white orchids.

Mitsotakis to attend Shanghai fair

China's President Xi Jinping will attend the International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 5, the country's Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will also attend, along with heads of state from France, Greece, Jamaica and Serbia, according to Ren Hongbin, China's assistant commerce minister.
[Reuters]

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