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Russian Minister: South Stream Gas Pipeline Has Not Been Suspended

The South Stream gas pipeline project has not been suspended and is being implemented despite the complications, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

Novak, as cited by RIA Novosti, assured journalists Thursday that the project had not been halted, adding that the intergovernmental agreements were still in force.

Nikolic meets participants of 'Joy of Europe'

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic held a reception in Belgrade on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the international children's event 'Joy of Europe' and told the children to stay in touch with their new friends and grow to be good adults.

Programme for 70th anniversary of Belgrade's liberation set

BELGRADE - The organisational committee decided on Friday on the programme for the 70th anniversary of Belgrade's liberation, which will begin on October 10 and finish on October 20, with a military parade and a formal event in honour of the city's liberators.

Serbia exploits least natural resources in region

ZAGREB - Serbia exploits the least amount of natural resources in the Western Balkans, where the biggest demand on the environment comes from Slovenia, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says in its latest report.

'Joy of Europe' begins on October 2

BELGRADE - Belgrade will become a place of joy and creativity that children from across the globe will share with their peers and adults as part of the event titled "Joy of Europe" from October 2-5.

This year's event will be 45th in a row, and will start off with a carnival, meaning that participants will stage a walk through Belgrade's pedestrian zone.

Nikolic confers with Ban Ki-moon

NEW YORK - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York on Wednesday.

Serbia Ponders Health Benefits of Marijuana

Zlatibor Loncar, Serbia's Minister of health, has admitted that use of cannabis can produce good results in medicine and has said that the government may legalise its use for medical treatment.

"The Ministry of Health will not object to the introduction into medicine of anything that gives results in treatment, including marijuana," he said.

Croatia Joins Balkan Anti-IS Coalition

Alongside other EU and NATO member states, Croatia has entered the US-led international Coalition against the Islamic State, IS, in Iraq and Syria.

Croatian media learned the news from the US State Department on Monday, not from the Croatian government.

Director Borut Separovic opens 48th Bitef

BELGRADE - The 48th Bitef International Theatre Festival was opened late Saturday at Belgrade's Dom Omladine by Croatian director Borut Separovic, the winner of last year's special prize for the play 55+, performed by the Zagreb-based Montazstoj company.

Serbian president to visit New York September 22-26

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will visit New York from September 22 to 26 and atttend the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, a summit on climate and meet with many offficials.

Slovenian ex-PM say she'll "support Serbia in Brussels"

Slovenian ex-PM say she'll "support Serbia in Brussels"

BELGRADE -- Future Vice President of the European Commission Alenka Bratušek says that she will continue to support Serbia's European path.

She added she would advocate in favor of EU enlargement after taking the new office.

Bratusek: I will support Serbia in Brussels

BELGRADE - Future Vice President of the European Commission (EC) Alenka Bratusek says that she will continue to support Serbia's European path and advocate for EU enlargement after taking the new office.

Greek bond yields dip after rating boost

By John Geddie

Greek bond yields edged lower on Monday after a credit rating upgrade from Standard & Poor's, which said the country remained on track to emerge from a six-year recession.

The upgrade to B from B- late on Friday is a boost for Greece's fragile coalition government, which is hoping to escape the constraints of its EU/IMF bailout program.

Undertaker nominated for Prix Europa film prize

BELGRADE - The Undertaker, a film by director and screenwriter Dragan Nikolic, has been nominated as the best European television documentary after featuring at thirty festivals to great acclaim, the producers announced.