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BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday that Serbia sees both Ukraine and Russia as friendly countries, and expressed hope that Ukraine's problems will get a political solution.
We regret the latest developments and I hope that a political solution will be found for these problems, Dacic told reporters.
BELGRADE - This year's 44th international Music Youth piano contest will be held in Belgrade from March 21 to 29, organisers told a press conference on Thursday.
BELGRADE - An IMF will finish its visit to Serbia on Thursday, the IMF office in Belgrade has told Tanjug.
The visit was meant to review the situation with the state budget and public finance and discuss a new precautionary arrangement.
Right-wing movement rejects policy of "neutrality"
BELGRADE -- The Dveri movement believes that the March 16 elections in Serbia are about making a choice "between the European Union and NATO, and Russia."
Ahead of the end of the campaign tonight at midnight, Dveri also urged voters to turn out at the polling stations and cast their ballots on Sunday.
NOVI PAZAR – Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader Aleksandar Vucic has said in the southwestern Serbian city of Novi Pazar that Serbia does not need inter-ethnic conflicts and tension and that religious affiliation should never be a reason to draw differences between people as people should be evaluated by how honest, hardworking and successful they are.
Bulgaria's Irrigation Systems employees will receive wages due in two weeks, Agriculture Minister Dimitar Grekov pledged in the town of Kardzhali.
Earlier Thursday hundreds of people were set to begin demonstrations across Bulgaria over the lack of payment at the state entity, which is on the brink of declaring bankruptcy.
Uli Hoeness, President of German and European football champions Bayern Munich, has been sentenced to 3.5 years in jail for tax evasion.
Hoeness was initially charged with concealing EUR 3.5 M worth of taxes, but later admitted to a much larger sum of EUR 15 M. The final equation amounted to EUR 27.2 M that he owes, according to the BBC.
MEDVEDJA - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic put into operation on Thursday a pellet plant "Jablanica EKO" in Medvedja, southern Serbia, which will hire 50 workers.
The plant construction was financed by the municipality of Medvedja and the Serbian government with EUR 670,000, the Slovenian government with EUR 290,000, and EUR 100,000 was ensured through the EU Progress program.
BIRN obtained five draft agreements made by UAE’s Etihad Airways, the Serbian government and Jat Airways, six days before the three parties signed contracts on a strategic partnership on August 1.
In November 2013, Air Serbia refused Transparency Serbia’s request to see the airline's contract with Etihad, stating commercial confidentiality.