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Swiss-Serbian chamber of commerce to be established

Swiss-Serbian chamber of commerce to be established

BELGRADE -- A ceremonial session to establish the Swiss-Serbian chamber of commerce will be held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (PKS) on Thursday.

According to announcements, it is meant to contribute to improved economic cooperation between the two countries.

Pro-Russian Separatists in Moldova Alarm Romania

As armed clashes worsen in eastern Ukraine, and after parliament in the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria on Wednesday formally asked to join Russia, Romania has expressed growing concern about the situation on its borders.

"Romania entirely supports the independence and the teritorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova,” President Traian Basescu said on Wednesday.

Dacic, von Habsburg:Austria supports Serbia's EU integration

BELGRADE - Serbia's outgoing Prime Minister Ivica Dacic met in Belgrade on Monday with Austrian Archduke Karl von Habsburg and said better political dialogue and economic cooperation were in the interest of both countries.

Dacic stated he was pleased that Austria was supporting Serbia's EU integration, the government office for media relations said in a release.

High-speed rail, flights step up Serbia-Hungary cooperation

BELGRADE - Hungarian Ambassador to Serbia Oszkar Nikowitz said on Wednesday that he expects that the envisaged infrastructure projects, such as high-speed rail lines between Belgrade and Budapest, and Szeged and Subotica, and the launch of an Air Serbia flight from Belgrade to Budapest, will contribute to the overall economic cooperation between Hungary and Serbia.

Mrkic: Serbia's ties with Austria improving constantly

VIENNA - The ties between Austria and Serbia are better than ever and can only be expected to become stronger, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic has said.

"In many areas our cooperation has been exemplary," Mrkic told Tanjug on Thursday after a Serbian delegation headed by President Tomislav Nikolic ended the first day of its official visit to Vienna.

Moldova's Jitters About Russia Worry Romania

Romanian officials on Tuesday expressed support for the government of neighbouring Moldova and urged Russia not to encourage separatists in Moldova's Transdniester region in their quest to join Russia.

“Romania together with its EU and NATO partners should show their commitment to supporting Moldova’s independence and territorial integrity,” Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said.