PM to address "EU demarche" in news conference
BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić will hold a news conference on Friday "on the occasion of the demarche of the European Union."
The news conference will be held at the government headquarters in Belgrade at noon, Vučić's cabinet announced on Thursday.
The demarche in question arrived in Belgrade on Thursday, Beta and Tanjug have been told by the government. But there has not yet been any confirmation in Brussels that the EU had sent a diplomatic protest to Belgrade.
It is also still unknown what it may contain, or concern.
It is expected that the prime minister will speak about EU's expectation that candidates for membership, among them Serbia, should not use Russia's counter-sanctions in order to take the place of EU food exporters.
The Beta news agency reported on Wednesday, quoting European Commission sources, that this was "made clear last Friday by EU foreign ministers, although, speaking from a purely international legal point of view, candidate countries cannot be asked to prevent their companies and food exporters who would like to meet the growing demand of their Russian partners."
According to the report, Commission officials "wanted to emphasize that this was more a question of morality and solidarity with the EU, " and noted that EU ministers said the goal of European sanctions against Russia was to "urgently achieve a political, sustainable solution" to the Ukrainian crisis.
Thursday 21.08.2014 | 16:07 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ivica Dačić on Thursday met separately with Russian ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin and the deputy head of the EU delegation in Serbia, Oskar Benedikt.
Thursday 21.08.2014 | 11:15 | Source: Danas, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić will meet with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Friday.
Wednesday 20.08.2014 | 16:01 | Source: Beta | Comments: (20) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The EU expects candidates for membership not take advantage of Russia's counter-sanctions by taking the place of EU food exporters to the Russian market.
Monday 18.08.2014 | 13:06 | Source: Politika | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Bojan Pajtić believes that "nothing describes the state and authorities so well as a bus trip to Niš taken by the members of the government."
Monday 18.08.2014 | 09:25 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia's negotiations to join the EU are progressing well, but at the time it enters the organization the country "must align with the common foreign policy."
Friday 15.08.2014 | 10:27 | Source: Beta, Večernje novosti | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić is convinced that "no one has the intention or desire to stop Serbia on its European path."
Thursday 14.08.2014 | 14:50 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ivica Dačić met with German palriament (Bundestag) member Josip Juratovic and called for strengthening parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.
Thursday 14.08.2014 | 11:39 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- If Serbia imposed sanctions against Russia it would "shoot itself in the foot," Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin has told the daily Večernje Novosti.
Thursday 14.08.2014 | 09:47 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Tomislav Nikolić says he wishes to see an end to hostilities in Ukraine, "not only because of Serbia's specific position - but for the sake of people there."
Wednesday 13.08.2014 | 15:28 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- There has been no "concrete pressure" on Serbia related to the crisis in Ukraine, but "there has certainly been indirect pressure," says Aleksandar Vučić.
Monday 11.08.2014 | 12:31 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Friday 8.08.2014 | 17:02 | Source: Beta, Nedeljnik | Comments: (43) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- FM and First Deputy PM Ivica Dačić says "Serbia does not want to participate in any war, even in a cold one, because it is neither equipped nor capable."
Thursday 7.08.2014 | 12:07 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Minister without portfolio in charge of EU integration Jadranka Joksimović says action plans for Chapters 23 and 24 would be completed by the end of the year.
Thursday 7.08.2014 | 09:57 | Source: Tanjug, Naše novine | Comments: (21) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ukraine cannot ask Serbia to impose sanctions on Russia "due to the fact that it is not a member of the EU," says Ukrainian diplomat Oleksandr Kirichenko.