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BELGRADE – The Protector of the Citizens, the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection and the Anti-Corruption Agency appealed Friday to all participants in the election campaign ahead of Serbia’s early parliamentary elections to respect “the letter and spirit of the rules” and to establish a higher degree of self-control and respect for citizens.
BELGRADE - For the fourth year in a row, Tanjug News Agency showed a positive balance in its financial statement, the news agency’s managing board has said in a release.
The good result was achieved despite the fact that the Serbian government as the news agency's owner has reduced subsidies for its services.
BELGRADE - The National Library of Serbia has celebrated its 182nd anniversary on Friday, which also marks the National Book Day.
The ceremony was attended by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, who pointed to the institution's fundamental role in the preservation of the national identity, language and culture.
BELGRADE - Industrial production in Serbia was by 3.8 percent higher in January 2014 than in the same month in 2013, but it was lower by 12.6 percent relative to the average in 2013, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (RZS) released.
BELGRADE - USAID signed a memorandum on understanding with the Republic Geodetic Authority (RGZ) to set up electronic register of urban plans in Serbia which will be put into operation by the end of the year.
The memorandum was signed by Chief of Party of the USAID Business Enabling Project Joe Lowther and RGZ Director Zoran Krejovic.
BELGRADE - One of the main topics of talks between Belgrade and Pristina in Brussels, which should take place in mid-March, will be releasing from detention of Oliver Ivanovic, leader of the Citizens’ Initiative ‘Freedom, Democracy, Justice’, and other Serbs who have got arrested in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM), Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said Friday.
BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications Ministar Rasim Ljajic and Montenegrin Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Branimir Gvozdenovic agreed Friday that there is a great potential in two countries’ businessmen to accessing third markets together.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Members of the Citizens' Initiative "Freedom, Democracy, Justice" (GI SDP) noted on Friday that there were no grounds for the court's decision to extend detention on remand for their leader Oliver Ivanovic, and added that the court in Pristina thus violated the basic human right of the detainee to be released pending trial.
BRUSSELS - NATO supports the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) in its present format, which does not envisage its use as a combat unit; it was stated at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
CANCUN - Serbia's national water polo team will compete at the FINA Water Polo World Cup in Kazakhstan this summer in the Group A with Montenegro, the U.S. and South Africa, the draw in Cancun decided on Friday.
Group B comprises Croatia, Hungary, Australia and Kazakhstan.
FINA World Cup will be held in Almaty from August 19 to 24.
BELGRADE - Serbia's long jumber Ivana Spanovic and shot putter Asmir Kolasinac will take part in the 15th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics, in Sopot, Poland, on March 7-9, Serbian team coach Slobodan Popovic has said.