The New Balkans and the EU 2014 gathering in Belgrade (Tanjug)

"Regional cooperation - more talk than work"

October 24, 2014 | 14:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Former special coordinator of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe Erhard Busek says cooperation between countries in the region "does not in fact exist."

(Beta/AP, file)

German vice chancellor to visit in November

October 24, 2014 | 13:29 | Source: Danas, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who is also minister of economy and energy, will visit to Belgrade in mid-November, the Danas daily reported.

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EBRD approves EUR 200mn loan

October 24, 2014 | 12:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide a EUR 200 million stand-by loan to Serbia's Deposit Insurance Agency.

(Tanjug)

Jacques Tardi exhibition inspired by Great War

October 24, 2014 | 12:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- An exhibition by French comic book artist Jacques Tardi, titled Putain de Guerre, has opened at the French Cultural Center in Belgrade.

Vujović (R) is seen in parliament on Friday (Tanjug)

Minister: Public sector workers need more money for suits

October 24, 2014 | 11:33 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- The reason pensions will be cut more than public sector salaries is that those currently employed "have higher expenses," says Finance Minister Dušan Vujović.

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Montenegro: Thieves remove 111 road signs in one night

October 24, 2014 | 11:16 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

PODGORICA -- Montenegro's road maintenance company Crnagoraput says its workers were shocked to discover that no fewer than 111 traffic signs were missing from major roads.

(Starsport, file)

UEFA gives Serbia victory over Albania - but no points

October 24, 2014 | 10:46 | Source: B92 | Comments: (21) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- UEFA's disciplinary commission has decided to award the canceled Serbia vs. Alabania EURO 2016 qualifier to Serbia as a 3-0 victory.

(Tanjug)

Western Balkans for stronger ties and cooperation

October 24, 2014 | 10:32 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Countries of the Western Balkans continue to work together towards a common goal - safe environment, political stability and economic prosperity of the region.

(Beta, file)

"Albanian PM trying to provoke Serbia"

October 24, 2014 | 10:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Milovan Drecun said on Thursday Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama was making extreme statements in an effort to make his visit to Serbia meaningless.

(Tanjug)

PM: Serbia belongs in EU, "wants to be appreciated"

October 24, 2014 | 09:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Serbia belongs "to the line of EU member countries and wants to be appreciated in the same way it appreciates the EU," Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has said.

(Tanjug, file)

19 Turkish fans detained ahead of game in Belgrade

October 24, 2014 | 09:24 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- 19 visiting fans of the Turkish football club Besiktas were late on Thursday "brought" to the police in Belgrade, the MUP confirmed for Tanjug.

(Tanjug)

FM: Conference successful, next in Priština

October 23, 2014 | 18:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (20) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić has said that an informal regional conference of ministers of foreign affairs and finance was"successfully organized."

"Economy to bear greatest burden of EU talks"

October 23, 2014 | 17:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- The economy will have to withstand the greatest burden of the EU accession talks, but it will derive benefits from the process, officials have said.

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Russia represents "existential threat," says Soros

October 23, 2014 | 16:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment

NEW YORK -- Russia's policy toward Ukraine represents a threat to the very existence of the EU, George Soros wrote in an article titled "Wake Up, Europe."

Meimarakis and Gojković are seen in the Serbian parliament on Thursday (Tanjug)

Serbia "aims to carry out reforms by 2018"

October 23, 2014 | 16:30 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Parliament Speaker Maja Gojković has spoken with Greek counterpart Vangelis Meimarakis about parliamentary cooperation, EU integration and economic reforms.

Albanian-owned bakery targeted in western town

October 23, 2014 | 15:25 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment

POŽEGA -- Another Albanian-owned bakery has been targeted in an incident, this time in the western Serbian town of Požega, Tanjug reported.

(Beta/AP)

Pro-Russian forces plan to "retake towns"

October 23, 2014 | 14:40 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment

DONETSK -- Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) plan to take the towns of Slaviansk, Kramatorsk and Mariupol, Aleksandr Zakharchenko has said.

(Tanjug)

"Visit to be planned in coordination with Belgrade"

October 23, 2014 | 14:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Albania's Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati said on Thursday that the program of Edi Rama's visit would be drawn up in coordination with the Serbian authorities.

(Tanjug)

Minister to citizens: Think of your sacrifice as investment

October 23, 2014 | 13:23 | Source: B92 | Comments: (3) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Those Serbians who will soon have their salaries and pensions cut "should think of their sacrifice as they would of any investment."

IOC grants "provisional recognition to Kosovo Committee"

October 23, 2014 | 12:33 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (20) | Send comment

MONTREUX, BELGRADE -- The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee on Wednesday.

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Opinions & Analyses

Federal Britain in confederal Europe

7.10.2014. | Comments: 2
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"In crafting our new federal kingdom, we will have a lot of international experience to draw on. One of the many peculiarities of Britain is that, while repeatedly spurning federalism, it has both left behind numerous federations across the English-speaking

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"We may disgree over status, but should not hate each other"

1.08.2014. | Comments: 3
Marko Đurić (Tanjug, file)

"We can disagree over the status (of Kosovo) for the next 200 years, but that does not mean that we should hate each other, that we should not do business with each other."

Press Room

Football Association of Serbia on EURO qualifier incident

15.10.2014. | Comments: 8

After the October 14 UEFA EURO 2016 Group I qualifier between Serbia and Albania (0:0, 41st minute, FK Partizan Stadium, Belgrade) abandonment, the Football Association of Serbia (FSS) issued the following press release