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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.

Consumption in Bulgaria, Romania Was 50% of EU Average in 2013

Bulgaria registered in 2013 levels of consumption equaling 50% of the EU's average values, Eurostat data has shown.

Actual individual consumption (AIC) was the lowest in Bulgaria, which is closely followed by Romania, while Luxembourg topped the ranking with 38% above the medium rate, data from the EU's statistical body cited by the Daily Luxemburger Wort reveals.

Serbia part of 'EcoDots' project

BELGRADE - Serbia has become the first country in eastern Europe to join the international environmental project titled “EcoDots- Europe Green Travel”, the project's coordinators have announced.

Dacic, Bratusek discuss donor conference

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic conferred with Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek in Belgrade on Wednesday concerning the donor conference to raise aid for repair of consequences of recent floods in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Donor conference on July 16 or 17

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday the most realistic option was to hold the donor conference regarding the recent floods in Serbia and the region on July 16 or 17.

"The exact date of the donor conference is not known yet, but, as things stand today, the most realistic outcome is to hold it on July 16 or 17," he noted.

Nikolic, Bratusek: Bilateral relations better than ever

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek agreed in Belgrade on Wednesday that the bilateral relations are better than ever.

President Nikolic thanked Slovenia once again for timely assistance that it sent to Serbia during the catastrophic floods last month.

Donor conference to be held on July 16 or 17

Donor conference to be held on July 16 or 17

BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and his Slovenian counterpart Alenka Bratušek have signed a letter of intent between the two governments.

It concerns cooperation in the protection against natural and other disasters.

Serbia, Slovenia cooperation in protection against disasters

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his Slovenian counterpart Alenka Bratusek have signed a letter of intent between the two governments on cooperation in the protection against natural and other disasters.

After the signing of the document in Belgrade on Tuesday, Vucic said that it provided a legal basis for disaster management activities.

PM: Montenegrin counterpart "not far from truth"

PM: Montenegrin counterpart "not far from truth"

BELGRADE -- PM Aleksandar Vučić has thanked his Montenegrin counterpart for the concern he showed, adding that "the state is stronger than those who would destroy it."

Milo Đukanović on Thursday "warned Vučić that the 'handwriting' of certain articles in the Belgrade press is very similar to that from 2003."

Ancient Bulgarian Town Nesebar Among Top Balkan Tourist Destinations

Ancient Bulgarian Black Sea town of Nesebar has been named one of the top 10 greatest tourist destination in the Balkans.

The Macedonian Puls24 website has ranked the best locations in the Balkan peninsula which can compete with the world's most popular tourist attractions.

Europe's New Car Sales Grow For Ninth Straight Month

European demand for new passenger cars increased for the ninth consecutive month in May, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association showed Tuesday.

Car sales rose 4.5% year-on-year in May, slightly slower than the 4.6% rise posted in April.

High-quality flood defence through joint efforts

BELGRADE - The catastrophic floods which recently hit the region came as a warning to the countries along the course of the Sava River that they need to invest joint efforts to find a high-quality solutions concerning flood defence mechanisms, regional ministers agreed at the meeting in Belgrade on Monday.

Serbia qualifies for Women’s EHF EURO 2014

NIS – The Serbia women’s national handball team has secured its ticket to the 2014 European Women's Handball Championship, after defeating Slovenia 32-25 (18-15) in Group 5 final qualifier, played in Nis, southern Serbia, late on Sunday.

The team led by coach Sasa Boskovic finished as runner-up in the group behind first-placed Sweden and ahead of Switzerland and Slovenia.