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Call for Serbs to vote in Slovenian parliamentary poll

BELGRADE - Serbian Diaspora Assembly delegate for Slovenia Nikola Todorovic called on Monday on the Serbs living in Slovenia to take vote in the snap parliamentary poll there on July 13.

Fund-raising conference due in Brussels on July 16

BRUSSELS - A major donor conference to raise aid for the flood-hit population in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) will be held in Brussels on July 16 and a number of officials from Europe and the world confirmed their attendance at the event.

Serbia 'Won't Dump Russia for EU'

“The Serbian president and prime minister have refused to back EU foreign policy, believing that Russia is a vital ally for Serbia, and that turning their back on Moscow is out of the question,” an EU source told BIRN.

“We will continue to pressure Serbia, as it is obligatory for a country aspiring to EU membership to comply with our policy,” the source added.

Conference 'Creative Europe Program 2014-2020' opens

BELGRADE - A conference titled “Creative Europe Program 2014-2020: Serbia and the Prospects of European Cooperation” began at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade on Monday.

Barroso: EU to continue to assist post-flood reconstruction

OBRENOVAC - The European Union will continue to assist Serbia in remedying the consequences of the May floods because solidarity is the essence of Europe, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in Obrenovac on Sunday.

Croatia’s Agrokor Takes Over Slovenian Rival

Agrokor is to buy a 53.1 percent stake in the Slovenian food retailer Mercator for a price of 86 euro per share, media reported on Thursday.

From the money paid by Agrokor, shareholders will receive 325 million euro, Mercator subcontract suppliers 20 million euro, while the rest will go directly to the Slovenian company, which to finance its bank loans.

Dacic to attend third annual EUSDR meeting on Thursday

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will be at the head of a Serbian delegation at the Third Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), which is taking place in Vienna Thursday and Friday.

FM to attend third annual EUSDR meeting

FM to attend third annual EUSDR meeting

BELGRADE -- First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić will head the Serbian delegation at the Third Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

The meeting is taking place in Vienna Thursday and Friday.

Minister Tasovac in Macedonia

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Culture and Information Ivan Tasovac will meet Macedonia's Minister of Culture Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska on his first official visit to this country on Thursday.

Bulgarian President to Attend SEECP Summit in Bucharest

President Rosen Plevneliev will take part in the meeting of the heads of state and government of the South East European Co-operation Process (SEECP) countries on June 25.

This is the highest level of political dialogue in the region in this format, according to the President's press office.

The SEECP was launched on Bulgaria's initiative in 1996.

Donor conference scheduled for July 16

BRUSSELS - The donor conference, which is to raise funds for flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), will be held in Brussels on July 16, EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele said on Monday.

EU and its member states feel solidarity with victims of recent extreme floods in southeastern Europe, Fuele said in a video link posted on the European Commission's website.

Short story festival in Kikinda on July 2-5

BELGRADE - The short story festival Kikinda Short 09 will take place in five cities and three countries from July 2 to 5, and gather 20 authors from 14 countries who will read their stories to the audiences in Kikinda, Szeged, Timisoara, Zrenjanin and Belgrade, announced the festival organizer, Kikinda Short association.

Time for Serbia to join EU

BELGRADE - The Italian government will continue its efforts aimed at making the Serbia-EU talks increasingly profitable and progressive, Italy's Secretary of State for European Affairs Sandro Gozi has told the Danas daily.

Arunovic shoots her way to gold at Maribor World Cup

MARIBOR - Serbia's Zorana Arunovic won the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Woman event at the 2014 ISSF World Cup in Rifle and Pistol in Maribor, Slovenia, on Thursday.

Russia's Ekaterina Korshunova and Bulgaria's Antoaneta Boneva finished second and third, respectively.

This is the second World Cup gold medal for Arunovic, who pocketed her first one in Munich two years ago.

Serbia's consumption per capita at 43% of EU average

BELGRADE - Consumption expenditure per capita in Serbia totalled 43 percent of the EU average in 2013, the assessments of the European Statistical Office of the EU Eurostat show.