President Bujar Nishani on Tuesday became the first Albanian head of state to visit Serbia since Communist dictator Enver Hoxha in 1948.
Nishani visited Bujanovac and Presevo, two municipalities in the south of Serbia where the majority of people are ethnic Albanians, but did not meet any Serbian state officials and got a frosty reaction from politicians in Belgrade.
After a tense few days, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has decided not to run for another term in this spring's presidential elections.
The decision was announced after a meeting on Monday between Nikolic and current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, who emerged last week as the favoured presidential candidate of the Progressive Party to which they both belong.
Media in Serbia reported that President Tomislav Nikolic made the decision for run for another term late on Wednesday despite the fact that the leadership of his Progressive Party has already proposed party chief and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as its candidate for the upcoming presidential elections.
Vucic became the immediate favourite to win the Serbian presidency after the Progressive Party leadership named him as its favoured candidate on Tuesday.
In an interview with public broadcaster RTS after the decision was announced, Vucic portrayed himself as the candidate who could save the country from destruction by the opposition.
Greek Cypriots demonstrated hypocrisy once again this week when the House of Representatives voted to mandate schoolchildren to commemorate the 1950 "enosis" or "union with Greece" plebiscite, which was suggested by the socialist Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) and supported by the Cyprus Church. The draft was sponsored by the marginal National Popular Front (ELAM), which was objecte
While most political parties in Serbia, including the ruling Progressives, have yet to name their candidates for April's presidential elections, Sasa Jankovic officially launched his presidential campaign on Tuesday.
"In the name of the citizens, I want to be the president of Serbia as the protector of all of us," Jankovic said.