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Annual inflation rate in 2014 "to be around 4 percent"

Annual inflation rate in 2014 "to be around 4 percent"

BELGRADE -- On average, inflation in Serbia should stand at about four percent annually, which corresponds to the inflation target of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS).

This is according to the NBS Inflation Report for February 2014, presented on Thursday.

Dacic: Serbs in KiM should vote in parliamentary elections

BELGRADE - Ivica Dacic, Serbia's outgoing prime minister, said at a meeting with Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport on Thursday that the Serbian government insists that the parliamentary elections should take place on March 16 in Serbia and Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) with the assistance of the international missions.

Conference on drafting civil sector development strategy

BELGRADE - The civil society in Serbia has to claim the role which societies have in well-developed democracies - the role of government work supervisor and instigator of democratic processes, participants concluded at the Thursday conference on the strategy for sustainable development of the civil sector.

Dačić promises to protect workers, fight tycoons

Dačić promises to protect workers, fight tycoons

VALJEVO -- The coalition gathered around the SPS promised to voters during a rally in Valjevo that it will create new jobs and protect workers, farmers and pensioners.

Macedonia Mayor Dismisses Threat of Divine Punishment

The mayor of Prilep has acted to calm religious tensions in Macedonia after the head of the Muslim community, Sulejman Rexhepi, wrote on Facebook that Allah would strike him down for his alleged role in the burning of the Charshi-Mosque in Prilep in 2001.

Soup kitchens in KiM get 12 tons of food

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – Serbian government's Minister without Portfolio in charge of Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Aleksandar Vulin visited a soup kitchen in Kosovska Mitrovica, northern KiM, to deliver a donation of 12 tons of frozen food on Thursday.

Bulgaria, Macedonia Mull Joint Infrastructure Projects

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin and his Macedonian counterpart, Nikola Poposki, have sent a joint letter to EU seeking aid for joint infrastructure projects.

Working group for Serbia's OSCE chairmanship

Working group for Serbia's OSCE chairmanship

BELGRADE -- The Serbian government formed a working group on Thursday which will be tasked with coordinating the activities of Serbia's chairmanship of the OSCE.

Serbia will hold the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) chairmanship in 2015.

Gov't sets up working group for Serbia's OSCE chairmanship

BELGRADE - The Serbian government formed a working group on Thursday which will be tasked with coordinating the activities of Serbia's chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the government's press office announced.

Serbia will hold the OSCE chairmanship in 2015.

In photos: Downtown Kiev "turned into war zone"

In photos: Downtown Kiev "turned into war zone"

KIEV -- A central part of the Ukrainian capital city, Kiev, has been turned into "a veritable war zone," B92's reporters, Aleksandra Godfroa, has said.

There is chaos in the streets, with detonations and gunshots heard, while a nearby monastery has been turned into a field hospital.

NIS introduces new, environmental drilling method

BELGRADE - Naftna industrija Srbije (NIS) has introduced a new drilling method at a well in Kikinda, northeast Serbia, referred to as dry location drilling, NIS stated.

Dacic calls for labor law based on EU model

VALJEVO - The coalition gathered around the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) promised to voters at a pre-election rally in Valjevo that it will create new jobs and protect workers, farmers and pensioners.

At the rally held late on Wednesday, SPS leader Ivica Dacic underlined that Serbia needs a law on labor that will be modeled after EU regulation

Greek Deputy Prime Minister Visits Macedonia

The Greek visit, taking place within the capacity of Greece’s EU presidency, is not expected to result in a breakthrough in the "name" dispute that has been poisoning relations for decades and blocking Macedonia’s EU and NATO integration.

Party Dispute Threatens Romania Coalition

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday took over the role of interim Finance Minister while another member of his ruling Social Democrat Party, PSD, will temporarily head the economy portofolio.

The moves are the latest in a weeks-long feud among Romania’s ruling coalition members, which escalated after the parties failed to agree on cabinet changes.

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