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Nikolic believes next government will be formed quickly

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has said that the early parliamentary election on Sunday is a great opportunity for Serbia, adding he believes the new government will be formed quickly and committed to a providing a better life for the Serbian people.

Polling stations closed at 8 p.m. CET

BELGRADE - The polling stations in Serbia closed at 8 p.m. CET, and 6,767,324 people had the right to vote in the early parliamentary election.

There were 8,262 polling stations in central Serbia and Vojvodina, which opened at 7 a.m. CET.

Serbia’s Progressives Head for Snap Poll Victory

Parliamentary polls are expected to give more power to the Serbian Progressive Party as the next government faces the task of reviving the country’s devastated economy.

RIK: Turnout by 6 p.m. CET was 45.67 percent

BELGRADE - The turnout at the snap parliamentary poll in Serbia by 6 p.m. CET was 45.67 percent and if the trend continues, the turnout by the end of the vote should be between 53 and 55 percent, the Electoral Commission of the Republic of Serbia (RIK) stated on Sunday.

Over 28,000 voted in Kosovo-Metohija by 6 pm

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - A total of 28,416 voters in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) cast their ballots in Serbia's early parliamentary elections by 6 p.m. on Sunday, and no incidents were reported, OSCE spokesperson Nikola Gaon stated late on Sunday.

Out of this number, 11,552 voters used their voting right in northern KiM, Gaon told Tanjug.

CeSID: 41.1 percent of voters turn out by 5 p.m.

BELGRADE – Elections figures show 41.1 percent of Serbia’s eligible voter population turned out to vote in the country’s early parliamentary elections by 5 p.m. Sunday, the Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID) said.

Vulin banned from attending memorial service for slain Serbs

BELGRADE - Serbia's Minister without portfolio for Kosovo-Metohija Aleksandar Vulin has been banned from attending a memorial service for slain Kosovo Serbs that will be held at the St. Nicholas Church in Pristina to mark the tenth anniversary of the March Pogrom, the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija said on Sunday.

Civil procedure reform in Greece

By Nicolas Kanellopoulos*

Civil justice and enforcement procedures are among the most important aspects of a judicial reform with regard to economic security, contractual trust and good faith in any market.

Turnout in Crimea Breakaway Referendum Reaches 64%

Turnout in Crimea's referendum reached 64 % by 3pm local time, according to referendum commission chief Mikhail Malyshev.

Malyshev, as cited by CNN, informed that no provocations at polling stations have been reported so far.

Residents of Crimea vote Sunday in a referendum on whether to split from Ukraine and join Russia.

Politicians cast their votes

BELGRADE - State officials, party leaders and candidates for MPs voted on Sunday in the early parliamentary elections in Serbia shortly after the polling stations were opened or later in the morning.

Russia, Ukraine Agree on Truce in Crimea by March 21

The defense ministers of Ukraine and Russia have agreed on a truce in Crimea by March 21, according to Ukraine's acting Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh.

Russia is to lift the blockade of Ukrainian bases in Crimea by March 21.

Crimea Referendum Turnout at 44.27% in 4 hours

The turnout in the referendum on whether Crimea should remain a part of Ukraine or separate from it reached 44.27 % Sunday noon local time.

According to the chief of the Crimean legislature's commission for holding the referendum, Mikhail Malyshev, as cited by ITAR-TASS, the highest turnout rates so far were registered in Kerch - 64.3 %, and in Armyansk, 73.1 %.