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This year brings many new challenges for Serbia and its citizens, and it also imposes on the society and the state the obligation to overcome all those which we have long been facing.
There are still challenges of an economic, political and social nature, as well as the biggest one: the challenge of resolving the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.
Midnight fireworks over Skopje during a New Year's Eve celebrations in North Macedonia's capital on January 1, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski.
Fireworks shower the skies over the Macedonian capital, Skopje, at midnight during a New Year's Eve celebration on Janurary 1, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stated this today, adding that unity of the Serbs, wherever they live, is crucial.
"I hope this is not anyone's idea," Vucic said, responding to a reporter's question whether he sees a way out of the crisis in Montenegro, since it is obvious that both sides are determined to persevere.
January 11 - Romania begins a six-month EU Council presidency amid anti-government protests at home and calls from EU leaders to respect the rule of law.
January 17 - Human Rights Watch's World Report 2019 highlights threats to journalists and minority and immigrants' rights as key problems in the Balkans.
The program contains a plan of investment projects for the further development of the country over the next five years.
"Serbia is today a fundamentally different country, stable and much more respected abroad, with an unemployment rate below 10 percent, for the first time at a single-digit rate, the country with one of the highest growth rates in Europe", Brnabic said.
"Main condition for fulfilling this is to preserve peace and stability in the region," President Vucic said.
"A few days ago, we were attacked by some politicians from Bosnia-Herzegovina for the National Defense Strategy. Yesterday, Dodik attacked us and said, 'Why are you mentioning Bosnia and Herzegovina?' We just respect the Dayton Agreement", President explained.
The prosecution had previously assigned the same measure to another MP of Democratic Front (DF), Milun Zogovic.
DNP leader Milan Knezevic is currently at the hearing, Podgorica based "Vijesti" reported. Mandic and Knezevic were arrested last night on suspicion of committing criminal offense of preventing an official from performing his official duties.
This road connects Smederevska Palanka with Corridor 10. The total length of the section of the regional road (IIA, 147) from Smederevska Palanka to Velika Plana is 13.5 kilometers long, 9.83 kilometers of which were reconstructed and a new bridge over the Gubera stream was built. The scope of the work is such that, although it is a reconstruction, a whole new road has been made.
Between January 2017 and June 2019, BIRN journalists submitted 854 official requests to access public documents in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. With the aid of the information gained from these requests, BIRN produced numerous investigative pieces and so exposed wrongdoing by governments, companies and powerful individuals.
The last few months have seen the ruling SNS in Serbia buffeted by several corruption scandals and other affairs. Perhaps the most benign of these has been that the Finance Minister, Sinisa Mali, has been found to have plagiarised his doctoral thesis, yet remained in his post. Intellectual theft does not, it seem, make one unfit to guard the country's finances.