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Former Ukraine PM Tymoshenko Out of Prison Soon

Ukrainian Parliament voted to free ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from prison by decriminalizing the article in the criminal procedural code under which she was convicted.

A constitutional majority of 310 lawmakers voted for the measure, the KyivPost reprorts.

Ukrainian President Offices Unguarded, Parliament Speaker Resigns

The offices of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych have been left unguarded, with opposition protesters in full control of the government district.

The capital city of Kiev remains calm, a day after deal was signed to end a political crisis in which dozens have died, the BBC reports.

Police check possible associates of Saric gang

BELGRADE - In cooperation with the Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime, the criminal police department (UKP) is running checks regarding those who collaborated with the gang led by drug lord Darko Saric, Director of the Serbian Police Milorad Veljovic said on Friday.

Police official interviewed

BELGRADE - A police official from the section for special investigative methods of the Inteior Ministry department of criminal police has been interviewed at the Office of the Prosecutor for Organized Crime as part of a preliminary investigation related to the Lazarevic case, Organized Crime Prosecutor Miljko Radisavljevic has told Tanjug.

PACE: Early elections may have impact on major reforms

BELGRADE - The early parliamentary elections in Serbia may have an impact on major democratic reforms that the authorities have launched, a pre-electoral delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which ended its visit to Belgrade, has stated in a release.

Indian Embassy marks ITEC Day

BELGRADE - Indian Ambassador to Serbia Narinder Chauhan held a reception on Friday in view of the Day of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program in honor of successful cooperation between India and Serbia in various fields covered by the program.

NALED invites parties to list their economic priorities

BELGRADE - The business association National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) invited on Friday the parties running in the snap parliamentary poll on March 16 to present the economic reforms they intend to conduct as part of their political programme.

BIRODI calls for access to information of public importance

BELGRADE - The Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI) stated that a process was launched on Friday to monitor the proactive approach to the realization of the rights to free access to information of public importance.

Dacic: Vucic has nothing to do with Lazarevic case

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister and leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) Ivica Dacic said on Friday that Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader and First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has nothing to do with the opening of the Lazarevic case.

Kirby discusses conditions for investment in Subotica

SUBOTICA - U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby went to Subotica on Friday to discuss conditions for investment with Mayor Jene Maglai.

The officials addressed the investment results that have been achieved so far in that town, conditions for business and investment, about which Kirby will inform American companies and investors.

SNS officials: Who delayed investigation in Lazarevic case?

BELGRADE - Vice President of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Nebojsa Stefanovic called on partners in the outgoing government coalition on Friday to clearly define their stand on the fight against corruption and crime and urged leader of the United Serbia (JS) Dragan Markovic to say whether he himself or the leaders of the coalition comprising the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), Party of U

Talks on cooperation between MUP and OSCE mission

BELGRADE - State Secretary at the Serbian Interior Ministry (MUP) Vladimir Bozovic talked on Friday with Odd Berner Malme, head of the Law Enforcement Department of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Serbia, about a draft memorandum of understanding that should define priorities of cooperation.

JS leader: Lazarevic case proves no one is untouchable

BELGRADE - United Serbia (JS) leader Dragan Markovic has said that the Lazarevic case is a proof that no one is untouchable in Serbia, adding that his earlier statement about the opening of this case during the election campaign referred to some previous governments.

Serbia-Macedonia relations are excellent

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic met with Macedonia's Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki on Friday and said that the relations between the two countries were excellent and there was nothing that could disturb them.

Authorities and opposition sign agreement

Authorities and opposition sign agreement

KIEV -- Ukraine's president and opposition representatives have signed an agreement that should end the several-months long crisis in that country.

The political crisis this week escalated into deadly violence in the streets Kiev.