BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic received on Monday a letter of credence from the newly appointed Ambassador of Canada in Belgrade Philip Pinnington.
MOSCOW -- Russia is "very grateful to Serbia for not succumbing to pressure from Brussels and Washington" when it comes to imposing sanctions against Russia.
SREMSKA MITROVICA -- EUR 175 million from EU pre-accession funds will become available to Serbia "as early as late next year," says Snezana Bogosavljevic-Boskovic.
VIENNA -- Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out "in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia," Austrian media report.
PRIŠTINA -- U.S. Ambassador in Pristina Tracey Ann Jacobson says she "she did not interfere in the coalition agreement reached between the DPK and DLK."
BELGRADE -- Serbia's "engagement on the European path, strong ties with Moscow and experience in regional conflicts" are all advantages it will have as OSCE chair.
BELGRADE -- The value of the Serbian dinar (RSD) against the euro (EUR) was up 0.9 percent, or RSD 1.13.
BELGRADE -- The damage to the economy caused by the May floods is officially estimated at EUR 1.6bn according to the Recovery Needs Assessment Report of the government.
BELGRADE -- Education sector workers' trade unions are on Monday going on strike, and expect that no classes will be held in about 1,000 schools in Serbia.
BELGRADE -- Germany is not requesting Serbia to recognize Kosovo to be able to start its EU accession talks, says German Ambassador to Serbia Heinz Wilhelm.
BELGRADE -- "Serbia is no longer run by tycoons," Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said in an interview with the U.S. television network CNN.
BELGRADE -- Belgrade is ready for the continuation of the dialogue with Pristina, scheduled for early February in Brussels, the Serbian government said on Friday.
BELGRADE -- The Crown Council of Crown Prince of Yugoslavia Aleksandar Karadjorjevic has announced that the state of Serbia had treated him "insultingly."
BELGRADE -- An 18-year-old has been arrested in Belgrade on suspicion that he carried out an armed bank robbery.
BELGRADE -- Chinese companies have sent 18 letters of interest related to the sale of 11 Serbian companies that include agricultural and industrial enterprises.
MOSCOW -- Foreign ministers of Russia and Serbia Sergei Lavrov and Ivica Dacic have said that Russia is not exerting political or economic pressure on Serbia.
BELGRADE -- A delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives commended the Serbian authorities on Friday on the results it achieved in the strengthening of rule of law.
BELGRADE -- German Ambassador to Serbia Heinz Wilhelm has said he hopes Serbia will open its first chapter of the accession talks with the EU "soon."
BELGRADE -- Serbia would have to spend between EUR 350 and 400 million on the Belgrade-Budapest railroad, Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlovic has said.
BELGRADE -- Serbia "welcomes the historic U.S.-Cuba agreement on a humanitarian release of prisoners and opening a new chapter in the relations between the two countries."
China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang says the Third Meeting of Heads of Government and China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) will produce the Belgrade Guidelines, which will propose a number of initiatives to strengthen all-round cooperation.
"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."