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All theater plays that were part of the program of the 38th Theater Meetings in Brcko withdrew from the competition because Branislav Lecic is a member of the festival jury.
Although some theater plays were performed in the previous days out of respect for the audience, all the others gave up the competition part, and Danijela Stajnfeld called it a "heroic act".
The reaction, at least those from the educational community, was mostly caused by the attitude of epidemiologist and member of the Crisis Staff Dr Predrag Kon, who warned that the winter break should begin before St. Nicholas, which is celebrated on December 19, because that is the period when gastarbeiters enter our country, as they come from European countries where the delta strain reigns.
In an interview with the Croatian agency, Escobar said that Serbia "historically, culturally and economically belongs to Europe" and that most of its citizens believe that their future is in that alliance. He also reminded Milanovic that Serbia stated EU membership as its strategic goal and that it was already connected with that alliance.
Serbia will continue to pay $270 per 1,000 cubic metres of natural gas for the next six months, President Aleksandar Vucic said after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The two presidents met in Sochi, Russia, where the renewal of a deal about natural gas deliveries was one of their topics. Vucic said: "Putin has shown friendship towards Serbia."
In Serbia, independent journalism still targeted
Media freedom remains a dilemma affecting the lives and work of hundreds of journalists in Serbia. Smear campaigns, online threats and other attempts to demonise independent media outlets are a consistent trend and a grim reality in Serbia's digital environment.
The meeting lasted three hours. Vui said in front of the members of the delegation that he was very happy with the course of the talks, which probably means that he managed to get good conditions for the gas arrangement.
"We are still expecting you in the Temple of Saint Sava," said the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, during the meeting with Putin.
Izabela Kisic, executive director of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, said there were "huge differences" in the punishments handed down against Serbian citizens convicted of joining Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and those who fought on the side of Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.