Alenka Bratusek

Croatia’s Agrokor Takes Over Slovenian Rival

Agrokor is to buy a 53.1 percent stake in the Slovenian food retailer Mercator for a price of 86 euro per share, media reported on Thursday.

From the money paid by Agrokor, shareholders will receive 325 million euro, Mercator subcontract suppliers 20 million euro, while the rest will go directly to the Slovenian company, which to finance its bank loans.

Donor conference on July 16 or 17

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday the most realistic option was to hold the donor conference regarding the recent floods in Serbia and the region on July 16 or 17.

"The exact date of the donor conference is not known yet, but, as things stand today, the most realistic outcome is to hold it on July 16 or 17," he noted.

Nikolic, Bratusek: Bilateral relations better than ever

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek agreed in Belgrade on Wednesday that the bilateral relations are better than ever.

President Nikolic thanked Slovenia once again for timely assistance that it sent to Serbia during the catastrophic floods last month.

Serbia, Slovenia cooperation in protection against disasters

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his Slovenian counterpart Alenka Bratusek have signed a letter of intent between the two governments on cooperation in the protection against natural and other disasters.

After the signing of the document in Belgrade on Tuesday, Vucic said that it provided a legal basis for disaster management activities.

PM: Montenegrin counterpart "not far from truth"

PM: Montenegrin counterpart "not far from truth"

BELGRADE -- PM Aleksandar Vučić has thanked his Montenegrin counterpart for the concern he showed, adding that "the state is stronger than those who would destroy it."

Milo Đukanović on Thursday "warned Vučić that the 'handwriting' of certain articles in the Belgrade press is very similar to that from 2003."