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International Fair of Tourism opens in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Acting Minister of Economy Igor Mirovic opened on Thursday the International Fair of Tourism, the Trade Fair of Hotel and Catering Equipment, a souvenir fair and wine fair which will take place at the Belgrade Fair until March 2.

Vucic pronounced honorary citizen of Leposavic

LEPOSAVIC - Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic received the plaque of the honorary citizen of Leposavic on Thursday for his contribution to the survival of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija, Leposavic Mayor Dragan Jablanovic said.

Serbian customs seized 1.62 tons of narcotics

BELGRADE - Serbian Customs Administration prevented the trafficking of nearly 1.62 tons of various illegal drugs, mostly marijuana, in the course of 2013, Customs Administration Director Milos Tomic stated on Thursday.

Djokovic in Dubai semis, Youzhny withdraws

DUBAI - Serbia's Novak Djokovic advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after his quarterfinal opponent Mikhail Youzhny of Russia withdrew from the tournament due to illness.

In Friday's semifinals, the world no. 2 will face the winner of the quarterfinal match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.

Customs revenues increase by 3.3 percent

BELGRADE - The Customs Administration collected a total of RSD 356 billion or EUR 3 billion in revenues in 2013, which reflects a year-on-year rise of 3.33 percent, Customs Administration Director Milos Tomic said on Thursday.

FAKTOR PLUS: Support to SNS in Belgrade at 42.5%, DS 17.4%

BELGRADE - Belgrade citizens' support to Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) at this point totals 42.5 percent while the Democratic Party (DS) can count on the votes of 17.4 percent of people, shows the latest survey carried out by FAKTOR PLUS agency.

Tadic and Canak favor education and health-care reforms

SUBOTICA - The leaders of a coalition gathered around the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV) and the New Democratic Party (NDS), Nenad Canak and Boris Tadic respectively, have said after a convention in Subotica that reforms in the education and health-care systems in Serbia are crucial to the development of the country, adding that Serbian citizens fear that their children will live

Arrest of fraudsters in cooperation with Great Britain

BELGRADE - The police arrested three foreigners in Kraljevo, central Serbia, within the action aimed at provision of international legal assistance to Great Britain authorities, Serbian Prosecutor for Organised Crime Miljko Radisavljevic said.

The action was conducted in several countries against an international organised criminal ring involved in frauds, Radisavljevic told Tanjug.

Krstic announces three-year arrangement talks with IMF

BELGRADE - Serbian Finance Minister in the technical government Lazar Krstic has said that the new Serbian government, which will be formed after the forthcoming parliamentary elections, will be negotiating a new three-year arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

CEC confirms Rakic's victory in northern Mitrovica elections

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - The Kosovo Central Electoral Commission (CEC) confirmed that leader of the Citizens' Initiative Srpska Goran Rakic won in the elections for northern Mitrovica mayor.

According to the final results of the elections, Rakic won 2,778 votes which is 52.48 percent of the total turnout, stated Nenad Rikalo late on Wednesday as the only Serb member of CEC.

Dacic: Spiritual wealth must not be neglected

HILANDAR - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic underscored during his visit to the Hilandar Monastery at Mount Athos that the spiritual edifice is one of the most important treasures of the Serb people and it must not be neglected.

Kosovo, Albania sign employment deal

Kosovo, Albania sign employment deal

The bilateral agreement establishes a common labour market between the two countries.

Erion Veliaj, Albania minister of youth and social welfare (left) and Nenad Rasic, Kosovo minister of labour and social welfare, sign a memorandum of co-operation in Tirana. [Albania Ministry of Youth and Social Welfare]

As BiH protests continue, attention turns to Dayton accord

As BiH protests continue, attention turns to Dayton accord

Officials and citizens debate a re-organisation of BiH's intricate political landscape.

According to the European Parliament, any changes to the Dayton agreement must be a result of mutual agreement between local politicians. [AFP]