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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.

IEP: Serbia is a 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), and is in the top 30 percent of the safest countries in the world.

Famed trumpet festival kicks off in Guča

Famed trumpet festival kicks off in Guča

GUČA -- The traditional Trumpet Festival in Guča opened on Wednesday "with a flag-raising ceremony and the festival anthem," Tanjug is reporting.

Writer Radomir Andrić, the host of the biggest trumpet festival in the Balkans, proposed a toast to visitors.

54th Guca trumpet festival opens

GUCA - The traditional Trumpet Festival in Guca, central Serbia, opened on Wednesday with a flag-raising ceremony and the festival anthem, while writer Radomir Andric, the host of the biggest trumpet festival in the Balkans, proposed a toast to visitors.

Brass Bands Tune up for Guca Festival

Serbia's "ethno-tourist" equivalent to the Exit pop festival,the Guca Brass Band Festival, gets going for the 54th time in the town of Guca on August 6.

Serbia will use only two of promised loans

BELGRADE - Serbia intends to use as soon as possible only two loans to the total value of EUR 267 million out of the EUR 889 million worth of assistance offered as loans at the recently held donor conference in Brussels, the Belgrade-based daily Danas reported.

Serbia plans to use two donor conference loans

Serbia plans to use two donor conference loans

BELGRADE -- Out of EUR 889 million offered to Serbia in the form of loans during a recent donor conference in Brussels, the country intends to use two, a daily writes.

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