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Serbia Promises Hunger-Striking War Veterans Benefits

Representatives of the war veterans agreed on Tuesday to stop the hunger strike which started ten days ago, after social welfare minister Aleksandar Vulin promised that new legislation enshrining the rights of veterans will be adopted by the end of the year.

Bulgaria's Air Force To Host Air Show In Sofia

Bulgaria's Air Force will host the air show "This Is Us", celebrating the 102-th anniversary of the country's air force, on October 11 at the Sofia airport in Vrazhdebna.

The show will present the Mig-21 and 29 fighters, the Su-25 attack aircraft, the transport aircraft РС-12 and С27J, training aircraft, and helicopters Cougar AS 532 AL, Bell 206 and Mi-17.

Former president's party changes name

Former president's party changes name

BELGRADE -- The New Democratic Party (NDS) has been renamed as the Social Democratic Party (SDS), and Boris Tadić, previously NDS leader, was elected its president.

Two chapters "could be opened by end of year"

Two chapters "could be opened by end of year"

BELGRADE -- As early as this year, Belgrade could open one or two chapters in its EU accession talks, says Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.

Mihajlovic: Introducing order in road maintenance companies

BELGRADE - The adoption of the draft law to ratify the International Labour Organisation's Convention concerning Labour Clauses in Public Contracts will introduce order into road maintenance companies, primarily in terms of employee safety, Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said on Tuesday.

Borisov Juggles Coalition Options in Bulgaria

Boyko Borisov, whose centre-right GERB party came top in the recent general election, is ready to give ministerial posts to other parties in exchange for their support, he said in an interview.

Borisov told the Pressa daily that he was willing to make compromises in exchange for support for his government, but would not accept conditions for posts.

Milisavljevic: Antiandrogens for multiple sex offenders

BELGRADE - Dusan Milisavljevic, MP of the Democratic Party (DS), stated on Tuesday that he has submitted a draft amendment to the criminal law proposing to introduce medical treatment for pedophiles and serial rapists.

Bulgaria's GERB to Start Talks on New Gov't Monday

Conservative GERB party, which won the early elections on October 5, will hold a first round of negotiations on a next cabinet on Monday, October 13, party officials say.

South Stream's construction depends on world powers

BELGRADE - Serbia's Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said on Tuesday Serbia awaited decisions from world powers when it came to the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline.

Washington appealed recently to break off the dirty deals related to South Stream.