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According to the statement, due to the increased interest of citizens in issuing personal documents - passports, IDs and driver's licenses before the summer vacation season, and by order of Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin, the work of the departments for issuing personal IDs is introduced on Sundays as well.
A special session of the parliament is scheduled for 11 a.m., and a special session of the Assembly will be attended by representatives of the Government of Serbia, Republika Srpska, judiciary, army and police, religious communities, as well as 75 representatives of the diplomatic corps. Before the inauguration, Vui addressed the gathered citizens.
The disinformation bill consists of an ambitious 40 clauses that cover a variety of topics, from internet regulations to press law. Primarily it introduces new restrictions targeting the free circulation of information.
In short, it's an attempt to silence any voice that does not resonate with the press releases of the presidential palace.
Today, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, met with the Member of the European Parliament, Viola von Cramon, with whom he discussed the economic situation, Serbia's European integration, problems in dialogue with Pristina, as well as the regional situation and initiatives to connect the Western Balkans.
The first hearing in the trial of wartime Bosnian Serb Army Drina Corps commander Milenko Zivanovic, accused of crimes against Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995, was postponed by Belgrade Higher Court on Monday so Serbian officials can consider the offer of a formal transfer of the case from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic denied that Sunday's deal with Russia over gas prices had any connection with its refusal to impose sanctions on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.
"There is no sign of equality" between the favourable gas price Serbia agreed with Russia and the fact that Serbia has not sanctioned Russia, she said on Sunday.
The Mirëdita, Dobar Dan festival, which means "good day" in Albanian and Serbian and promotes reconciliation between Serbs and Kosovo Albanians, opened Wednesday in Belgrade with a photo exhibition, "All our tears", which pays homage to victims of war in Yugoslavia, particularly ethnic Serbs, Albanians and Macedonians.
Serbia's Academy of Sciences and Arts, SANU, has dismissed as an "inflammatory political pamphlet" a paper drafted by its Croatian counterpart setting out the demands it says Zagreb should make as part of the negotiation process on the European Union accession of Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.