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Incumbent president Ivo Josipovic, who is supported by centre-left government parties, and his challenger Kolida Grabar Kitarovic, the candidate of the centre-right opposition Croatian Democratic Union, both had words of warning for EU hopeful Serbia during the debate on Nova TV on Thursday evening.
BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic sent on Friday Republic Day greetings to Republika Srpska (RS), the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with wishes for even better relations between Serbia and RS.
Vucic sent the greetings to RS President Milorad Dodik and Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic.
In Serbia, local people including journalists spontaneously gathered on Wednesday night in front of the French embassy in Belgrade to honour the staff of Charlie Hebdo - the satirical magazine at the centre of the bloodbath in Paris.
About 40 people lighted candles paying respect to the 12 victims of the attack who included eight journalists and two policemen.
The Serbian Orthodox Churc's new TV station, TV Hram (Temple) starts broadcasting on Orthodox Christmas, January 7.
The first programme on the online station will be an interview with Church leader Patriarch Irinej.
The managing editor of the station is Stojadin Pavlovic, the director of the patriarchal administrative offices.
The governments of Serbia and Montenegro and the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina are to sign a new contract soon giving air traffic agency SMATSA continued control over Bosnian airspace.
Serbia pays first gas debt installment to Russia
BELGRADE -- Serbia has paid the first installment of its gas debt to Russia, thus honoring an agreement reached in November.
Serbia paid USD 100 million, settling one half of the debt owed to Russia for natural gas delivered in the past, the daily Vecernje Novosti said it learned from the government.
The Bulgarians were spending BGN 6 M per hour in preparation for the Christmas holidays, shows preliminary data of the National Revenue Agency (NAP), quoted by the Nova TV national channel.
It is expected that this year the households will spend more on celebrations and shopping, compared to last year.