Premier changes Nobel boycott decision
BELGRADE -- Serbia will send an official to the ceremony in Oslo for this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize award.
This comes despite an announcement this week that the ceremony, set to honor a Chinese dissident and opposed by China, would not be attended.
Ombudsman Saša Janković will travel to Oslo as Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković's envoy, it was announced in Belgrade late on Thursday.
The prime minister's cabinet said in a statement that in this way expectations of a large part of the political and widest possible public in Serbia were met.
It has also been announced that the decision not to attend the ceremony was made by Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić.
Meanwhile, Belgrade tabloid Press reports on its website that President Tadić "asked that the prime minister sacks Jeremić", for not consulting with him on the Nobel decision.
However, says the report, Tadić changed his mind "after associates convinced him that sacking Jeremić at this time would cause more harm than good".
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 23:53 | Source: B92, Guardian.co.uk | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The latest batch of U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks contains one sent this year by the U.S. envoy in Belgrade.
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 17:06 | Source: Beta, nytimes.com | Comments: (17) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- The Serbian government “knows perfectly where Mladić is", said a U.S. cable from 2008, according to a report in the New York Times today.
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 16:00 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Three days are left until the Kosovo elections. Analysts predict that the turn out will be great, but there are no predictions on how many Serbs would vote.
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 13:33 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković says the decision not to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is a tactical one.
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 12:07 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković is taking part in a conference on European integration of the Western Balkan states in Brussels today.
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 10:52 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić said on Wednesday that Serbia has been ready for dialogue with Priština "for weeks".
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 10:23 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Wei Jinghua says that China “highly appreciates” Serbia's decision not to attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Liu Xiaobo.
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 09:54 | Source: B92 | Comments: (59) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić said that Serbia's decision not to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony was not made easily.
četvrtak 9.12.2010 | 09:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ministry for Kosovo State Secretary Oliver Ivanović stated late on Wednesday that Serbs who wish to vote in Kosovo are not pressured or threatened.