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Dacic to address Kopaonik Business Forum on Tuesday

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will address the participants of the Kopaonik Business Forum 2014 "Changing Serbia in a Changing Europe" on Tuesday.

Dacic will deliver the keynote address on the topic of “Geopolitical positioning and a review of macroeconomic developments in early 2014” at the Kopaonik convention center, released the government's media office.

Dacic: Settle historical accounts, not politicise process

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Monday that it would be positive for the proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to be brought to an end so as to settle historical accounts and close the past, adding that it is up to serious politicians to make sure that the proceedings are not politicised.

Grotic: New evidence to back genocide suit against Serbia

THE HAGUE - Head of the Croatian legal team Vesna Crnic-Grotic said on Monday that Croatia will present its evidence during the hearing before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, which will include some new materials to support the claim that Serbia committed genocide in its territory in the period from 1991 to 1995.

SNS to have 44 percent of votes, NDS 8, DS 7

BELGRADE - The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) will win 44 percent of votes in the March 16 elections, ahead of the coalition gathered around the Serbian Socialist Party (SPS) with 13 percent of votes, states the latest survey of the Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID) published in the Monday's edition of the Belgrade-based daily Blic.

Virtus Bologna retires Danilovic's No. 5 jersey

BOLOGNA - Italy's Virtus Bologna has honored Serbian basketball star Predrag Danilovic by retiring his No. 5 jersey.

The ceremony took place on Sunday evening after a game between Virtus and Roma (85-89) in Bologna.

About 10,000 Virtus fans came to salute Danilovic, former Yugoslav player and current chair of the Belgrade-based basketball club Partizan.

Vucic and bin Zayed discuss joint projects

ABU DHABI - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic conferred in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday.

The talks covered all joint projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), project 'City on Water' and loans which Serbia will get from UAE on lowest interest rates.

Kasoulides: Serbia will not have to recognise Kosovo

BELGRADE - Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides stated that Serbia will not have to recognise Kosovo's independence at the end of the accession talks because five EU members have not done that either.

Talks on new arrangement with IMF begin on Monday

BELGRADE - The official talks between the outgoing Serbian govenrment and the Mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concerning a new three-year arrangement with the IMF and ongoing economic developments in the country will begin in Belgrade on Monday.

Montenegro company is the centre of EU concern

Montenegro company is the centre of EU concern

Russian investors and Montenegro officials are heading to arbitration over an aluminium plant.

Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica has been bankrupt since 2013. [Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica]

Balkan countries take measures to help youth find jobs

Balkan countries take measures to help youth find jobs

Regional countries are subsidising temporary employment and paid internships to help young people find jobs.

Enterprising young people, such as this pair in Sarajevo (above), used billboards in the past to attract employers' attention. The sign reads: "I am looking for a job!" [AFP]

Experts urge action to help child beggars

Experts urge action to help child beggars

Child beggars on the streets are a global phenomenon, but experts and NGOs in Southeast Europe are urging governments to take action.

Child beggars are a global phenomenon. [AFP]

Dacic: We promise safe path to EU

BELGRADE - Leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) Ivica Dacic stated on Sunday that the coalition headed by him will guarantee a safe continuation of the EU path in the early parliamentary elections, as well as reforms in a 'human form' and laws which serve the interests of employees and not tycoons.

Serb refugees from Croatia welcome State Department report

BELGRADE - There is no genuine political will in Croatia to find a fair lasting solution to key issues of hundreds of thousands of banished Serbs and Serb returnees, the Coalition of Refugee Associations in Serbia released on Sunday.