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"Kosovo historically part of Serbia, as Crimea is of Russia"

Kosovo is a historical part of Serbia, as Crimea is a historical part of Russia, she added.

"Venezuela was always been on the side of Serbia in all international organizations. Likewise, Serbia has done for us," El-Andari has told the daily Politika.

Tens of Thousands Joins Serbia's Latest Protest March

A long column of people attending the tenth anti-government protest in nine weeks in Belgrade called on Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to resign - as the first solidarity protest took place also in the divided northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica.

Bulgaria and Russia Move Ahead on Gas Pipeline

Bulgaria has pledged to build a new pipeline to pump Russian gas from Turkey to Serbia, EUOBSERVER reports.

Three firms, including Russia's Gazprom, Bulgaria's Bulgargaz, and Swiss firm MET signed contracts to use it.

BSMEPA Initiates a Meeting of Partner Organizations from the Western Balkans

A meeting took place in BSMEPA between Dr. Boyko Takov, Executive Director and HE Mr. Massato Watanabe, Ambassador of Japan to Bulgaria, Mr. Hidea Kobayashi, Coordinator of the JICA project for the Western Balkans and Ms. Aoi Yamagishi, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria.

Is Haradinaj making threats?

And Ramush Haradinaj added that this measure was "not directed against the US, but against Serbia and Russia."

The US favors revoking these taxes, and this was the topic of a meeting in Pristina on Thursday between Kosovo officials and the US ambassador. According to Pristina media, the US diplomat left the meeting angry because Haradinaj refused to withdraw the taxes.

"Gazivode, Trepca, North - they're all part of Kosovo"

"They are and will remain part of Kosovo. This is a closed issue for me," the Kosovo president has told Tirana based News24 broadcaster

Thaci also recalled a meeting with Swedish official Carl Bildt who "presented to him the option of Kosovo's partition."

Serbia records "excellent macro economic results"

According to this, they discussed the current Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) program, which Serbia has been implementing since July 2018.

The meeting was also attended by Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali.

Brnabic and Roaf discussed the results to date within the framework of the program and concluded that quite a lot has been done in terms of achieving the goals set.

Media: Pristina wants to try their Interpol luck once again

According to the report, Ramush Haradinaj, the prime minister of Pristina institutions and minister of police Ekrem Mustafa have sent a letter to this effect to the general secretariat of that organization.

Works on highway connecting Serbia and RS begin in June

President Aleksandar Vucic announced this on Thursday in Belgrade, and voiced the hope that construction would begin by mid-June or at the end of the month, Beta agency reported.

NSA says military conflict is possible in Balkans this year

According to Sputnik, the Balkans has not been mentioned during the Senate debate, but it is in the report itself.

"The Western Balkans will, almost certainly, be at a certain risk of low-level violence and a possible open military conflict in 2019," the NSA report said.

Bulgarians greenlight TurkStream pipeline construction

The pipeline ill transport Russian gas from Bulgaria's border with Turkey to Serbia, Tanjug reported, citing Reuters.

The decision was made after Bulgartransgaz received binding offers from three companies - including Russia's Gazprom - for an expansion of the Bulgarian gas transport system.

Reuters: Bulgaria will Build Pipeline to Transport Russian Gas

Bulgaria will build a pipeline to transport mainly Russian natural gas to Serbia from its border with Turkey after three companies, including Gazprom, filed binding offers for capacity at its gas network, officials said on Thursday, reports Reuters. 

Kosovo PM Defies Pressure Over Serbian Import Tax

After meeting Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, Parliament Speaker Kadri Vejseli, and the US ambassador to Pristina, Philip Kosnett, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Thursday defended the high tax imposed on Serbian imports as a "sovereign decision of the government".

Dacic at meeting of EU foreign ministers in Bucharest

The meeting is organized by EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and the Romanian EU Presidency.

On the margins of the meeting, Dacic will also participate in an informal working lunch at the invitation of Mogherini and Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu.

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