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Oncologists: Fight against cancer national priority

BELGRADE - According to the number of new cancer cases, Serbia ranks 18th in Europe, and second in terms of cancer deaths, it was stated at the 4th Oncology Symposium, which opened in Belgrade on Friday.

Slovenia’s Bratusek Withdraws Candidacy for EC Post

Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday the decision of Alenka Bratusek, former Slovenian Prime Minister, to withdraw her candidacy for a post on the European Commission.

Investment in defense industry Serbia's strategic interest

BELGRADE - OTEH 2014, an international scientific and technical conference dedicated to the development of defense technologies, opened in Belgrade on Thursday, and Serbia's Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic said that investment in the defense industry and armed forces is Serbia's strategic interest.

EU Lawmakers Reject Bratusek’s Nomination for Commission Vice-President

A bid by former Slovenian premier Alenka Bratusek to become EC Vice-President for Energy Union was rejected late on Wednesday by two panels of members of the European Parliament.

Bratusek failed to convince EU parliamentarians during a confirmation hearing on Monday for her role as European Commission vice president for energy union.

Serbian Pensioners are in Worse Position than Albanian

Serbian Pensioners are in Worse Position than Albanian

The Ukraine is the only European country on the list based on quality of life for older people which is ranked worse than Serbia, says the Global movement for the rights of older people "Help Age".

Russian Minister: South Stream Gas Pipeline Has Not Been Suspended

The South Stream gas pipeline project has not been suspended and is being implemented despite the complications, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

Novak, as cited by RIA Novosti, assured journalists Thursday that the project had not been halted, adding that the intergovernmental agreements were still in force.

Nikolic meets participants of 'Joy of Europe'

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic held a reception in Belgrade on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the international children's event 'Joy of Europe' and told the children to stay in touch with their new friends and grow to be good adults.

Programme for 70th anniversary of Belgrade's liberation set

BELGRADE - The organisational committee decided on Friday on the programme for the 70th anniversary of Belgrade's liberation, which will begin on October 10 and finish on October 20, with a military parade and a formal event in honour of the city's liberators.

Serbia exploits least natural resources in region

ZAGREB - Serbia exploits the least amount of natural resources in the Western Balkans, where the biggest demand on the environment comes from Slovenia, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says in its latest report.

'Joy of Europe' begins on October 2

BELGRADE - Belgrade will become a place of joy and creativity that children from across the globe will share with their peers and adults as part of the event titled "Joy of Europe" from October 2-5.

This year's event will be 45th in a row, and will start off with a carnival, meaning that participants will stage a walk through Belgrade's pedestrian zone.

Nikolic confers with Ban Ki-moon

NEW YORK - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York on Wednesday.

Serbia Ponders Health Benefits of Marijuana

Zlatibor Loncar, Serbia's Minister of health, has admitted that use of cannabis can produce good results in medicine and has said that the government may legalise its use for medical treatment.

"The Ministry of Health will not object to the introduction into medicine of anything that gives results in treatment, including marijuana," he said.

Croatia Joins Balkan Anti-IS Coalition

Alongside other EU and NATO member states, Croatia has entered the US-led international Coalition against the Islamic State, IS, in Iraq and Syria.

Croatian media learned the news from the US State Department on Monday, not from the Croatian government.

Director Borut Separovic opens 48th Bitef

BELGRADE - The 48th Bitef International Theatre Festival was opened late Saturday at Belgrade's Dom Omladine by Croatian director Borut Separovic, the winner of last year's special prize for the play 55+, performed by the Zagreb-based Montazstoj company.