Boris Tadić

One former defense minister wins lawsuit against another

The First Basic Court in Belgrade has ruled in favor of Dragan Sutanovac in a defamation case he brought against Bratislav Gasic.

Gasic will have to pay RSD 200,000 to Sutanovac for damaging his honor and reputation when he said the latter eavesdropped on former Serbian President Boris Tadic. He will also have to pay the legal expenses of the trial.

"Opposition must unite to defeat Vucic's candidate"

SDS leader Boris Tadic thinks the opposition must unite if they wish to defeat "the candidate of SNS leader Aleksandar Vucic" in the presidential elections.

"Both Sasa Jankovic and Vuk Jeremic have the potential to win, but only if one of them is a joint candidate while the other backs him," the former Serbian president told the newspaper Blic.

Putin Expresses Interest in Serbia Presidential Race

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has written to President Tomislav Nikolic of Serbia saying that the Kremlin will follow the 2017 Serbian presidential election "with full attention".

In the letter handed to Nikolic by Russian ambassador to Belgrade Aleksandar Chepurin, Putin confirmed Russia's wish to continue a strategic partnership.

Serbia's UN Candidate Wins Western Media Support

Days before the fifth vote in the UN Security Council for the post of Secretary General on September 26, Serbia's candidate, Vuk Jeremic, is winning support from important Western media outlets as the best candidate.

Despite the praise, a foreign policy expert for the Serbian newspaper Politika, Bosko Jaksic, told BIRN that Jeremic would probably not be elected.

Dacic: Statements by Bosniak, Turkish politicians hypocritical

BELGRADE- Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Wednesday described as utterly hypocritical the statements by Bosniak and Turkish politicians about Srebrenica that were aimed at Serbia, noting it was high time everyone realised Belgrade was ready for reconciliation, peace and building a common future, but that it would never let anyone humiliate Serbia.

Opposition: Our struggle is for democracy, not percentages of votes

BELGRADE - The leaders of several opposition lists staged a protest rally in Belgrade Saturday to demand the resignation of the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Republic Electoral Commission (RIK), calling them responsible for vote-rigging in recently held parliamentary elections.