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Vucic congratulates Slovenia's new prime minister

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has congratulated Slovenia's new Prime Minister Miro Cerar on his appointment.

"I congratulate you on becoming Slovenia's prime minister. I look forward to working on joint priorities and strengthening our relations," Vucic stated in his message.

Serbia Rebuffs Merkel's EU Criticism

Jadranka Joksimovic, the Serbian minister in charge of EU integration, said on Monday that contrary to the impression given by Merkel, Belgrade was rapidly implementing the tough but necessary reforms that will help the country on its way to EU membership.

Serbia wins European championship

TARTU - Serbia's junior women's volleyball team beat Slovenia 3-2 (25-23 17-25 24-26 25-17 15-12) in the final of the European championship in Estonia and Finland on Sunday and became the European champions.

This was Serbia's fourth attempt at the title, since they lost the finals in 2004, 2010 and 2012.

Joint military exercise strengthens Balkan armies

Joint military exercise strengthens Balkan armies

Participating countries said the exercise increases regional co-operation and supports regional security.

Balkan militaries are participating in the Immediate Response 2014 military exercise headed by the US European Command (EUCOM) in Pocek, Slovenia.

President Nikolic to visit Mostar next week

BELGRADE - Regional heads of state will meet in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, late next week on occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared on August 30.

The meeting will be attended by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, the presidential office has confirmed to Tanjug.

International children's folklore festival opens in Uzice

UZICE - The 6th Licitar Heart international children's folklore festival has opened in Uzice, western Serbia, with a ceremony that involved its 850 participants.

The festival, which opened late Monday, features 27 folklore groups from 10 countries, which will be performing on nearby Mt Zlatibor, in Mokra Gora, Pozega, Bajina Basta, Visegrad and Republika Srpska until August 23.

Germany will not set new requirements for Serbia

BELGRADE - Germany is not setting new requirements for Serbia's EU integration, member of the Bundestag Josip Juratovic has said, adding that the agreements signed by the EU are well thought out and are not changes according to anyone's whim.

Another Russian Tour Operator Goes Out of Business

Russian tour operator SurgutKurort has gone out of business, Tuesday.

This is the eighth Russian tour operator to terminate its activities since July.

The website of the company informs that it is unable to fulfill its obligations to tourists and that it ceases activities as of August 12, 2014.

Dip in Unemployment Cheers Croatia

Croatia’s Employment Bureau, HZZ, on Monday reported that the number of unemployed adults fell to 296,094 in July and again to 294,988 on Monday, 11 August.

The last time the number fell below 300,000 was in July 2012, when the jobless total was 298,690.

UN chief backs debate on democracy in Athens

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (pictured at the UN with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras last August) has lent his support to the second Athens Forum 2014, titled “Democracy Under Pressure,” which is being co-hosted by Kathimerini and the International New York Times.

IEP: Serbia is safe country

IEP: Serbia is safe country

NEW YORK -- Serbia ranks 52nd in the Global Peace Index (GPI), produced by the New York-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

This index ranks it among the top 30 percent of the safest countries in the world.