This year brings many new challenges for Serbia and its citizens, and it also imposes on the society and the state the obligation to overcome all those which we have long been facing.
There are still challenges of an economic, political and social nature, as well as the biggest one: the challenge of resolving the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.
Nenad Arsic pleaded not guilty to committing a war crime as he went on trial on Tuesday at Pristina Basic Court.
The indictment alleges that Arsic, as a reservist member of the Serbian police, committed the crime on May 21, 1999 during a police operation against Kosovo Albanian civilians in Pristina's Emshir neighbourhood.
She stated this at a meeting "Road to the final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia" in Pristina, adding that "Kosovo and Serbia are not two German states", Pristina News reports.
According to her, the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina was not interrupted because of the introduction of taxes on goods from central Serbia, but because "Kosovo was in danger".
US Ambassador to Serbia Anthony Godfrey says America's goal is to encourage dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, as well as pointing out how much people in the region would benefit from finding a solution to the Kosovo problem.