Mali: Lithium a huge opportunity, whether we will seize it is up to us

BELGRADE  - Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali said on Wednesday the lithium issue in Serbia was not only about a mine but about an entire "value chain" that included opening a battery factory and an electric vehicle factory, which he noted would bring 10 to 12 bln euros a year.

"That chain would practically bring 16 pct of GDP," Mali said on the RTS morning news programme.

Vucic: Those who have lithium become regional or global powers

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday evening countries that had lithium became regional or global powers.

Asked by Pink TV about lithium-related projects launched by several Western European countries including Germany and France, Vucic said all those countries - including Portugal, Germany, Czechia and France - would be "ready before Serbia."

Djedovic Handanovic: Serbian lithium reserves Europe's third-largest

KOPAONIK - Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Dubravka Djedovic Handanovic said at the Kopaonik Business Forum on Tuesday Serbia's lithium reserves were the third-largest in Europe and that the country could supply as much as 20 pct of a market comprised of the EU, the UK and Norway, helping to produce around a million electric vehicles a year.