"Israel firm in refusing to recognize Kosovo"
JERUSALEM -- Israel remains firm in refusing to support the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo.
Veljović and Dačić at Jerusalem's Western Wall (Beta)
This was confirmed on Tuesday at a meeting between Israeli and Serbian Interior Ministers Eliyahu Yishai and Ivica Dačić in Jerusalem.
Pointing to the high level of mutual political understanding, Dačić said he thanked Israel for the country's principled stand on Kosovo and Metohija.
"Israeli officials have confirmed that Israel will remain firm in its stand," he told Tanjug.
During Dačić's visit to Israel, an agreement was signed between the two governments on cooperation in the fight against crime, illegal trade and abuse of narcotics and psychoactive substances, terrorism and other serious criminal acts.
The Serbian delegation also conferred with Israeli Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen and Minister of Public Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch.
The delegation also visited the Israeli police which is carrying out difficult tasks, Dačić said.
Israeli and Serbian police forces have stood the test of time over the years and have great experience in fighting terrorism, he added.
Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem also expressed support at the meeting with Dačić to Serbia's just endeavors to preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The meeting with Patriarch Theophilos was the last on the program of the Serbian delegation's two-day visit to Israel.
While in the Israeli capital, Dačić and Serbian police (MUP) Director Milorad Veljović also visited the Western Wall.
sreda 28.10.2009 | 18:39 | Source: Beta | Comments: (5) | Send comment
ŠMARJEŠKE TOPLICE -- Jelko Kacin said that full cooperation with the Hague Tribunal must be achieved before Serbia's interim trade agreement with the EU can be unfrozen.
sreda 28.10.2009 | 16:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
THE HAGUE -- Chief Hague Prosecutor Serge Brammertz will visit Serbia on Monday, November 2, reports say.
sreda 28.10.2009 | 15:27 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić is to start a two-day visit to Japan on Thursday, it has been announced.
sreda 28.10.2009 | 14:17 | Source: Beta, Deutsche Welle | Comments: (79) | Send comment
BERLIN -- European parliament member Doris Pack said that Serbia will not enter the European Union "until it solves its problems with Kosovo".
sreda 28.10.2009 | 13:55 | Source: B92, FoNet | Comments: (17) | Send comment
BELGRADE, SARAJEVO -- Republic of Srpska (RS) PM Milorad Dodik told B92 that Biljana Plavšić's arrival in Belgrade was organized "for purely moral reasons".
sreda 28.10.2009 | 12:13 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini stated that official Belgrade should submit its EU membership application.
sreda 28.10.2009 | 09:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (30) | Send comment
LESKOVAC -- Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac says that requests for the demilitarization of southern Serbia are not acceptable.
sreda 28.10.2009 | 09:43 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (31) | Send comment
LUXEMBOURG -- Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen reiterated that Holland is adamant in its stance of not allowing Serbia to continue its European integration.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 19:22 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Four Serbian journalist associations today expressed their protest over parliament's failure to elect a new member of RRA.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 16:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Serbian and Turkish Presidents Boris Tadić and Abdullah Gul said that the two countries support one another’s paths towards European integration.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 16:30 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (28) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Former Republic of Srpska (RS) President Biljana Plašić has been set free after spending 8 years in a prison in Sweden, and has arrived in Belgrade.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 15:50 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
JAGODINA -- Russian Ambassador to Serbia Aleksandr Konuzin says that his country supportes Serbia’s road towards EU.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 15:05 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The opposition Serb Progressive Party (SNS) today marked its patron saint day (slava).
utorak 27.10.2009 | 14:15 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
LESKOVAC -- Serbian Army CoGS Lt. Gen. Miloje Miletić toured the troops and a military training center in southern Serbia on Tuesday.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 13:56 | Source: Beta | Comments: (12) | Send comment
PANČEVO -- LSV leader and MP Nenad Čanak says all the talk about the draft Vojvodina statute is just another way to divert attention from "the plundering" of the province.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 12:02 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Srbijagas General Director Dušan Bajatović said that Serbia’s gas reserves are "ready" for a possible new gas crisis.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 11:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The adoption of the first Law on Diaspora and Serbs in the region started a "new era", says a government minister.
utorak 27.10.2009 | 11:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian parliament on Monday a law on Military Intelligence Agency (VOA) and Military Security Agency (VBA).
utorak 27.10.2009 | 10:25 | Source: Danas | Comments: (35) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The system for administering the “borders between Kosovo and Serbia” must be implemented “in order to enable freedom of movement,” Sweden’s ambassador says.
ponedeljak 26.10.2009 | 20:12 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul met with his Serbian counterpart Boris Tadić to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.
ponedeljak 26.10.2009 | 16:30 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ministers of agriculture of Serbia and Israel Saša Dragin and Shalom Simhon on Monday signed an agreement on cooperation.
ponedeljak 26.10.2009 | 14:51 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NIŠ -- Member of the Serbian parliament and Judicial High Council Boško Ristić stated that he had received a threatening letter.
ponedeljak 26.10.2009 | 13:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian parliament adopted on Monday in Belgrade the country's national and defense strategies, and amendments to Laws on Serbian Army and Defense.
ponedeljak 26.10.2009 | 11:42 | Source: Beta, Blic | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović says that members of the government have no reason "to part ways" when it comes to the draft Vojvodina statute.
ponedeljak 26.10.2009 | 11:09 | Source: Danas | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- According to Belgrade daily Danas, the recent local elections in Vrbas showed that the Democratic Party (DS) is trying to distance itself from G17 Plus.
ponedeljak 26.10.2009 | 09:43 | Source: B92 | Comments: (38) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- FM Vuk Jeremić says that after the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Serbia is “stronger economically, politically and regionally”.
nedelja 25.10.2009 | 17:08 | Source: B92, Blic | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The average highest income tax rate in EU countries is almost double that in Serbia, Belgrade daily Blic writes.
nedelja 25.10.2009 | 17:05 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BUJANOVAC -- A new ethnic Albanian political party, to be active in the southern municipalities of Preševo, Medveđa and Bujanovac, has been established.
nedelja 25.10.2009 | 15:13 | Source: B92, Politika | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Leader of the newly formed SDPS party Rasim Ljajić says he will continue with his engagement in the Sandžak Democratic Party (SDP) as well.
subota 24.10.2009 | 17:27 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Minister of the Interior Ivica Dačić, who is also first deputy PM, will on Monday will leave for a two-day visit to Israel.
subota 24.10.2009 | 13:29 | Source: Beta, Danas | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul will not address the Serbian parliament on Monday.
subota 24.10.2009 | 13:00 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
NOVI PAZAR -- First Deputy PM and Interior Minister Ivica Dačić on Friday visited Novi Pazar in Sandžak (the Raška District), in southwestern Serbia.
subota 24.10.2009 | 12:53 | Source: FoNet, Večernje novosti | Comments: (11) | Send comment
PODGORICA, BELGRADE -- Montenegro believes that one consulate in addition to the embassy in Podgorica would be sufficient for Serbia, reports say.
subota 24.10.2009 | 12:39 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- When Serbian officials wish to avoid meeting with visitors from abroad who are "not to their liking", they tend to pack up and leave the country.
subota 24.10.2009 | 10:59 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Head of the European Commission (EC) Delegation to Belgrade Vincent Degert commented on EU's visa regime lifting and the interim trade deal.
petak 23.10.2009 | 16:14 | Source: B92, Beta, Blic | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A crime group connected to Sreten Jocić sent death threats and planned to murder Justice Minister Snežana Malović, it has been confirmed to B92.
petak 23.10.2009 | 16:10 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment
GRAČANICA -- The Serb Progressive Party, the Democratic Party, and the Democratic Party of Serbia will form a new local authority for Priština, with its HQ in Gračanica.
petak 23.10.2009 | 12:54 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (35) | Send comment
Priština -- President of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj thinks Priština and Belgrade should continue dialogue as there are many unresolved issues.
petak 23.10.2009 | 10:47 | Source: Beta, Dnevnik | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) leader Ivica Dačić says that forming a government with the Democratic Party (DS) was an “absolute hit.”
petak 23.10.2009 | 10:19 | Source: Beta | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn says that good political and economic relations between Serbia and Russia can only benefit everyone in Europe.
petak 23.10.2009 | 10:06 | Source: B92 | Comments: (20) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Elektrokosmet workers will begin reading meters in northern Kosovo on October 25 in order to begin charging consumers for electricity by November 1.
petak 23.10.2009 | 09:42 | Source: B92 | Comments: (17) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- UK Ambassador to Serbia Stephen Wordsworth says that his country believes that it is time for implementation of Serbia’s agreements with the EU to begin.
petak 23.10.2009 | 09:37 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
STOCKHOLM, BANJA LUKA -- Former Republic of Srpska President Biljana Plavšić is still in prison, Swedish Ambassador Krister Bringeus has confirmed to B92.
četvrtak 22.10.2009 | 16:40 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (19) | Send comment
Priština -- Serbian and Hungarian police are working to establish the identities and the exact number of illegal immigrants killed in an accident on the Tisa river.
četvrtak 22.10.2009 | 16:32 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- European Enlargement Commission Olli Rehn says that Serbia deserves to have its Interim Trade Agreement with the EU unfrozen.
četvrtak 22.10.2009 | 11:44 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (3) | Send comment
STOCKHOLM -- Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić expects EU members to discuss the unfreezing of the Interim Trade Agreement with Serbia by the end of the year.
četvrtak 22.10.2009 | 09:32 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (24) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- Serbs should vote at the upcoming local elections in Kosovo as there is no alternative, says Independent Liberal Party leader Slobodan Petrović.