United Nations

Serbia to receive USD 1.8 mln donation from UN

BELGRADE - Serbia is to receive USD 1.8 million worth of financial assistance from the UN in the coming days, the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia Irena Vojackova-Solorano said on Tuesday, noting that the money has been obtained from the Central Emergency Response Fund and that it is just the first part of the assistance.

Turkish Army, EU eye long-term training of conscripts on rights

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the European Union are aiming to train 10,000 conscripts a year on issues such as human rights, gender equality and the protection of the environment during their compulsory military service following the success of an EU-sponsored that has already reached 2,000 soldiers.

EC "watching closely media situation in Serbia"

EC "watching closely media situation in Serbia"

BRUSSELS -- The EC is watching closely the media situation in Serbia, and is in constant contact with the authorities, ombudsman and representatives of the civil society,

This is according to Peter Stano, spokesman for EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule, who spoke in Brussels on Tuesday.

Due: Serbia - Balkan leader in UN mission participation

BELGRADE - Serbia is one of the ten highest-ranking European countries takng part in the UN peacekeeping missions around the world, while in the Western Balkans it is the leader in this respect, said Peter Due, head of the UN Office in Belgrade and a representative of the Secretary-General UN Ban Ki -moon in charge of the region.

World Bank green-lights budget support loan of 750 mln euros for Romania

The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group has green-lighted a budget support loan of 750 million euros to Romania, targeting the reform to strengthen public debt management, increase in quality of public expenditures, improvement in performance of state companies and the functioning of capital, real estate and energy markets.