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Serbian Journalists Dismayed After Prosecutors Reject Assault Charges

Three Serbian media associations - members of the working group for the safety of journalists - have requested an urgent meeting with the public prosecutor Zagorka Dolovac after her office rejected charges brought by journalists assaulted at President Aleksandar Vucic's inauguration.

Experts Scorn Value of China-Serbia Trade Association

Serbia's National Council for Cooperation with Russia and China and the Chinese ambassador in Belgrade, Li Manchang, have pledged to support the establishment of a Chinese-Serbian association of companies.

However, many experts doubt that Serbia stands to gain much from it, unless the country greatly increases its volume of exports.

Serbia Wasting Millions on Early Elections, NGO Says

Data obtained by an NGO in Serbia, the National Coalition for Decentralization, NKD, show that since the Progressive Party took power in Serbia in 2012, the country has spent around 25 million euros on early elections, adding that new parliamentary elections would likely mean new unnecessary spending as well.

Serbian Far Right Leader Acquitted For Publishing 'Traitor' List

The president of a far-right group, the Serbian National Movement Nasi ['ours'], was acquitted of persecution, racial discrimination and other forms of discrimination Tuesday. Ivan Ivanoviv faced charges for publishing a blacklist of public figures who he said were anti-Serb "traitors".

New Phase in Kosovo 'Internal Dialogue' Puzzles Serbs

Serbia announced the formation on Monday of a "working group" for the second phase of the country's "internal dialogue" on Kosovo, the former province that proclaimed its independence in 2008.

However, some experts have called the formation of the new group absurd, saying the result of the first phase remain totally unknown.

Serbian Opposition Fails to Attract Disaffected Voters

While Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic enjoys great popularity, many of those who do not support him also do not respect the opposition either.

"The democratic opposition is only democratic on paper. They don't value democracy in their ranks, or when they are in power," one disaffected voter, Jelena Babic, told BIRN.

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