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Serbia improves rankings in Index of Economic Freedom

WASHINGTON - Serbia has made progress on this year's economic freedom list advancing from the "mostly unfree" to the "moderately free" category based on the Index of Economic Freedom created by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal.

National Council on Climate Change holds first meeting

BEOGRAD - According to the latest climate change mitigation research, Serbia ranks as 73rd among the 192 parties to the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change, Serbian Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Snezana Bogosavljevic-Boskovic said Monday, chairing the first meeting of the National Council on Climate Change.

Hotel rates are highest in Belgrade, lowest in Palic

BELGRADE - Belgrade has the highest hotel rates in Serbia, with the standard double room going for EUR 76 on average, while the most affordable destination in the country is Palic, northern Serbia, where the price is EUR 38.

Djokovic, Serena show no mercy as Azarenka romps

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed no mercy in powering through to the Australian Open second round Jan. 20 as unseeded dark horse Victoria Azarenka won her grudge match.
Defending men's champion Stan Wawrinka, Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori and women's fourth seed Petra Kvitova also stayed on course.

Coach confirms Djokovic will play against Croatia

Coach confirms Djokovic will play against Croatia

KRALJEVO -- Serbia's tennis team coach Bogdan Obradovic has confirmed that Novak Djokovic will play a first-round match in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Croatia.

Djokovic gets off to winning start in Melbourne

MELBOURNE - Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the number one in men's tennis, has got off to a winning start at the Australian Open in Melbourne by beating Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 early Tuesday.

In the next round of the season's first Grand Slam tournament, Djokovic will face the winner of the match between Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia and Albert Ramos of Spain.

Golubovic: Farmers need stronger support

BERLIN- Serbia is among a small number of SEE countries running a trade surplus in agricultural and food products, State Secretary at the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Danilo Golubovic said Monday, addressing the Agricultural Ministers' Summit in Berlin.

Arsovic triumphs in Ruse

RUSE - Serbia's shooter Andrea Arsovic won the first place at the 21st International Air Rifle and Pistol Competition in the Slovenian city of Ruse on the second day of the tournament.

On Sunday, Arsovic had the best score of 209.2 points in an air rifle event, ahead of her compatriot Jelena Zivkovic, and Marta Zeljkovic from Croatia.

Arsovic starts season with victory, Serbia first in Ruse

RUSE - Serbia's shooter Andrea Arsovic triumphantly began 2015, winning trophies in women's single and team events at the 21st International Air Gun Competition, in Ruse, Slovenia.

Arsovic finished first in an air rifle singles event with the score of 206.8 points on Saturday, ahead of the Croatia's Snjezana Pejcic (205.5) and Tanja Perec (185.0).

Three Serbian cinemas to be part Film Festival Rotterdam

BELGRADE - Three Serbian cinemas, Fontana (Belgrade), Eurocinema (Subotica) and Kupina (Nis), will play an integral part in the holding of the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) that will run from January 21 to February 1, Art & Popcorn, a Serbian production company, has said in a release.

Number of Single-Member Households in Bulgaria Records Increase - NSI

According to data from the latest population census, which took place in 2011, slightly over 3 million households live in Bulgaria, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) reports.

The data reveals both a clear absolute and relative increase in the number of single-member households from 662 853 in 2001 to 925 385 in 2011.

Croatia Falling Behind in EU, Statistics Show

New data from the EU statistics agency, Eurostat, show that Croatia is falling behind the rest of the EU by almost all economic indices - while the outlook for 2015 is no better.

Croatia's unemployment rate of 16.6 per cent in October falls way behind the EU average of 10 per cent, for example.

Bulgarians Walk Most in EU ? Eurobarometer

A quarter of Bulgarians point to walking as being their most frequent mode of transport, the latest Eurobarometer survey on quality of transport shows.

Although cars were the most mentioned mode of transport in each member state, Bulgaria and Spain have the highest share of people who walk on a typical day ? 25 %.

Snow Lifts Spirits in Bosnia's Ski Resorts

Bosnia's mountain ski resorts at Jahorina, Bjelasnica and Vlasic are having a good season as a result of the large number of visitors who have come to spend New Year's Eve there and enjoy the thick snow.

After last year's poor snowfall in the winter season left tourist operators struggling, heavy snow at the end of December this year has brought joy to skiiers and hoteliers.

Russia’s Gazprom buys partners’ shares in South Stream project

Russian gas giant Gazprom said on late Dec. 29 it had taken complete control of the company behind the abandoned South Stream pipeline project, buying shares belonging to France’s EDF, Italy’s Eni and Germany’s Wintershall.