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Almost 7.700 newly infected, 57 people died

In the last 24 hours, 25,161 people were tested for coronavirus in Serbia.
There are 278 patients on respirators, and 6,733 people are on hospital treatment.
The mortality rate is 0.86.

Gang Leader’s Rise, Fall Paints Damning Picture of Serbia

Long notorious for his violent behaviour, Belivuk nevertheless spent relatively little time behind bars, a fact some have ascribed to the documented connections between his crime gang and state officials of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, SNS.

At the beginning of this year, Belivuk appears to have fallen out of favour.

Bulgaria: In September, Number of Detained Migrants was 28.9% Higher than in August

In September, a total of 1,626 third-country nationals were detained in Bulgaria, according to statistics from the Ministry of Interior. Of these, 154 people were detained at the entrance to the state border, 128 at the exit without registration, and 1344 were found to be staying illegally in the interior of the country.

Montenegro Prosecution Indicts ‘Kavac’ Gang’s Alleged Kingpin

The special state prosecutor's offices in Podgorica, Montenegro. Photo: EPA/BORIS PEJOVIC

Police arrested Kascelan, 58, on April 21 suspicion of organising a criminal group that had committed and planned several serious crimes, while another high-ranking gang member, Radoje Zvicer, escaped from the country.

Kosovo Court Confirms Serb Ex-Policeman’s War Crimes Conviction

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the verdict finding former Serb reservist policeman Nenad Arsic guilty of war crimes and confirmed his six-year prison sentence.

Arsic was found guilty of committing the crimes on May 21, 1999 during a police operation against Kosovo Albanian civilians in Pristina's Emshir neighbourhood.

Vučić laid a wreath on the 80th anniversary of civilians' mass shooting in Kragujevac

The prayer, in memory of the victims, was served by Bishop Jovan of umadija with the clergy, and after that, President Vui laid a wreath at the "V3" monument, erected at the place where students and professors of the Kragujevac high school were shot dead on October 21, 1941.
"We don't forget," the president said via Instagram ahead of the start of the event.

BIG Shopping Center raised 55 million euros at the Israeli stock exchange

BIG Shopping Centers Ltd., the controlling shareholder (~95%) of BIG CEE, successfully raised NIS 205 million (approx. EUR 55 million) by issuing secured bonds in the Israeli stock exchange by refinancing the following shopping centers: BIG Fashion Kragujevac, BIG Kruevac and BIG Fashion Outlet Inija.

Vučić: "13 years of SNS, the strongest political organization in modern Serbia" PHOTO

"I proudly remember the day when the Party was founded, and I am especially proud of the results we have achieved during all these years," the announcement reads.
Vui points out that the strongest and best political organization in modern Serbia has been created, and internal changes will have to be continued in order to preserve that strength.

Price Panic Risks Derailing Western Balkans’ Energy Transition

While fossil-generated gas accounts for only 20 percent of Europe's electricity, gas-fired power plants are increasing the price of electricity, thanks to higher demand, low renewable energy supplies and the global increase in coal prices.

Shrinking Balkan Populations Give Neglected Roma Their Chance

The example of Kotez is replicated in other towns and cities in Serbia, and in the Balkans, and explains the noticeable rise in the employment rate of Roma people, mainly in lower-paid service sectors, due to a shortage of labour.