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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.

Knapp: Serbia has potential

BELGRADE - Head of the Delegate Office of German Industry and Commerce for Serbia Martin Knapp invited German investors on Friday to invest in Serbia, adding that the country had the potential to be in the same category as Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia.

The Delegate Office of German Industry and Commerce for Serbia will help them in that, he told Tanjug.

Rector at center of controversy "to resign"

Rector at center of controversy "to resign"

BELGRADE -- Rector and owner of the private Megatrend University Mića Jovanović on Friday announced he would resign from all positions, and revealed he was in London.

Minister says Jovanovic must give explanation or resign

BELGRADE - The rector of the private Megatrend university Mica Jovanovic has received a doctor's degree from the Faculty of Organisational Sciences in Kranj, Slovenia, but holds no doctor's degree from the University of London, Serbian Minister of Education Srdjan Verbic has said, calling on Jovanovic to respond to these claims or resign.

Summit of SEE finance ministers and central bank governors

BECICI – An annual Southeast Europe (SEE) summit of finance ministers and central bank governors, which will discuss financial future of the region, will start in Becici, a coastal tourist resort in Montenegro, on Friday.

Megatrend rector urged to "respond, or step down"

Megatrend rector urged to "respond, or step down"

BELGRADE -- The London School of Economics has no record of a doctoral thesis authored by the rector of the private Belgrade-based Megatrend University, Mića Jovanović.

This was announced on Thursday by Serbian Education Minister Srđan Verbić.

Corruption in Bulgaria Increased in 2013 – Freedom House

According to the latest annual report of US-based NGO Freedom House "Nations in Transit 2014", corruption in Bulgaria increased in 2013.

The "Nations in Transit" is an annual assessment of democratic governance in 29 postcommunist states.

Political, military ties to be discussed at SEDM meeting

BELGRADE - A meeting of deputy chiefs of staff, attended by delegations of 15 countries participating in the Southeastern Europe Defence Ministerial Process (SEDM), started in Belgrade on Wednesday.

Lonely Planet sees Greece as top European destination in 2014

Editors of travel guide Lonely Planet are predicting that Greece will be the top travel destination in Europe this year, as the country shows strong signs of bouncing back from a turbulent few years marked by political instability and anti-austerity protests.

Shakespeare Festival in Serbia from June 19 to 25

BELGRADE - The first Shakespeare Festival in Serbia will take place in Cortanovci, near Indjija in the south of the province of Vojvodina, from June 19 to 25, and present the latest productions of Shakespeare's plays.

Shakespeare at Cortanovci

Shakespeare at Cortanovci

The 'Shakespeare Fest' (June 19-25) shall be opened at the 'Stankovic Villa' at Cortanovci on the Danube by the famous 'Globe Theatre' of London with the 'Hamlet'.

Japanese artists win choreographic miniatures competition

BELGRADE – Japan’s Maiko Hasegawa and Mamoru Sokata are the winners of the 18th Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, an international competition of choreographers and premieres of their short choreographies, the Association of Ballet Artists of Serbia, the organiser of the event, has said.