Latest News from Serbia

Turkish Airlines becomes sponsor of Serbian marathon

National flag carrier Turkish Airlines on Dec. 24 became the official air carrier of the largest international sports event in Serbia, race organizers announced.

The Belgrade Marathon and Turkish Airlines signed a contract in Serbia's capital Belgrade making it the official air carrier of the 33rd Belgrade Marathon 2020, the statement said.

"Serbia will not join NATO while Vucic is in power"

For the next year, he announced the first military exercise with China.
"We are cooperating with the NATO Alliance, but we are also cooperating with the CSTO (the Collective Security Treaty Organization made by former USSR countries) that do not ask us to give up part of the territory", Vulin said at the Serbian Parliament.

Serb Ex-Policeman Pleads Not Guilty to Kosovo War Crime

Nenad Arsic pleaded not guilty to committing a war crime as he went on trial on Tuesday at Pristina Basic Court.

The indictment alleges that Arsic, as a reservist member of the Serbian police, committed the crime on May 21, 1999 during a police operation against Kosovo Albanian civilians in Pristina's Emshir neighbourhood.

Kosovo’s Missing Out in Spurning Balkan ‘Mini-Schengen’

Although this initiative appears new and has received a lot of attention in the media, the idea of Western Balkan countries coming closer together was in fact first floated at a regional summit in 2017 in Trieste, Italy.

Serbian Church Clergy to Protest Before Montenegro Parliament

As bitter disputes continue in Montenegro over a controversial new law on religion, the Serbian Orthodox Church is to organise an open-air council in the capital, Podgorica, gathering all priests and monks in front of the national parliament.

Myths versus fantasies

Protect Victims of Wartime Sexual Crimes, Serbia Urged

The Humanitarian Law Centre, a Belgrade-based NGO that represents victims in some war crime cases in Serbia, issued a policy paper on Monday calling on the Serbian judicial authorities to better protect victims of sexual violence during trials and investigations for crimes committed in the Yugoslav wars.

Kolinda "won" in Belgrade

Miroslav Skoro won the most votes in Osijek.
Croatian media and analysts have estimated that whoever "wins" Zagreb will also be Croatia's new president, with Milanovic winning 33.33 percent of votes in Zagreb, followed by Miroslav Skoro with 23.37, and the third was Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic with 20.14 percent of the vote.

"Rama betrayed Kosovo"

According to the Pristina newspaper, the main argument is that they believe that the initiative would isolate Kosovo and, if implemented, create conflicts in the Balkans.

Finnish politician upset the region: Genocide committed against Serbs

"Genocide has been committed against Serbs over the last century, and false accusations that you committed crimes during the breakup of Yugoslavia are part of a campaign by large powers to justify their conquering goals", she said in an interview with Kosovo online portal.

Serbian Church Council Demands Montenegro Scrap Religious Register

Under the new law, religious communities can only retain ownership of their property is if they can produce clear evidence that it belongs to them. This point has triggered accusations from the Serbian Orthodox Church that the government plans to dispute many of its holdings.

The government denies having any plan to strip any faith denomination of its property.

Greeks stay on top of juniors’ water polo

Greece won its second consecutive title at the FINA Junior Men's Water Polo World Championships on Friday, confirming that its future looks particularly bright in the sport.

Two years after winning the title in Belgrade, the Greeks repeated their feat in Kuwait increasing the expectations for this gold generation.

Tsitsipas beats Djokovic to reach final

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece serves to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during a semi final match of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday. Tsitsipas, ranked at No. 6 in the world, scored a 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 victory to advance into the final. [Kamran Jebreili/AP]