Member states of the Council of Europe

Tourist visits in Serbia up by 22.2 pct y-o-y in April

BELGRADE - Serbia registered 22.2 pct more tourist visits in April 2023 relative to the same month of last year and the number of overnight stays was up by 17.7 pct, according to figures released by the national statistical office.

Overnight stays generated by Serbian tourists were up by 9.5 pct y-o-y, while those generated by foreign tourists were up by 28.6 pct y-o-y.

Bulgaria’s President: For us both the Russian and the Ukrainian People are Equally Close

"As the president of Croatia also said - each EU member state has its own historical path. And this is the richness of the EU - that we have different historical roots, we have different national ideas, we have a different path until we reach the EU.

Democracy Digest: Slovakia Processes Shock Acquittal Again of Kocner in Kuciak Murder

Meanwhile, two off-duty US soldiers stationed in central Slovakia caused an incident in a grocery store last weekend, which needless to say is being exploited by pro-Russian elements in the country. Though nobody was hurt and the two soldiers did not damage anything, they were loud and under the influence of alcohol.

Brnabic, Osmani note significance of Open Balkan

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic met with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and North Macedonia FM Bujar Osmani on Thursday.

Brnabic noted that the cooperation maintained by her government and all state institutions with the OSCE Mission to Serbia was very good.

The parties also noted the significance of the Open Balkan initiative and its benefits for all citizens.

Fighting in Russia as Ukraine 'sabotage' group crosses border

Moscow said Monday that its troops were battling a Ukrainian "sabotage" group that infiltrated the southern Russian region of Belgorod as locals fled the latest bout of fighting in the troubled territory.

In a first since the start of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Russian authorities introduced an "anti-terror regime" in Belgorod.

Turkish Foreign Ministry: Greek claims about Pontic Genocide ‘provocative’

Turkey's Foreign Ministry has accused "certain politicians in Greece" of "distorting historical data" for making references to the Pontian Genocide.

In a statement, it said the claims of a genocide are based on "baseless claims … from some radical groups against Turkish history [that] fuel hostility towards Turkey."