UN: Serbia takes 59th place in 2011 HDI
NEW YORK -- Serbia takes the 59th place among 187 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) 2011 rankings published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
HDI measures the quality of life based on the data on life expectancy, mean years of schooling and incomes, as well as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita.
Serbia was in the 62nd place in 2010, which means it advanced by three positions this year, the UNDP data showed.
The list is divided into four groups, each one comprising of about 45 countries assessed according to the degree of human development.
Serbia is in the second group, which consists of countries with high degree of human development.
The group also includes Montenegro (54), Bosnia-Herzegovina (74) and Macedonia (78), as well as two EU member states, Romania (50) and Bulgaria (55).
Norway tops the list of countries with very high human development, as was the case nine times in the past eleven years, followed by Australia, the Netherlands, the U.S., New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Sweden.
Out of the former Yugoslav countries, Slovenia takes the 21st place, and Croatia is 46th.
The third group of countries with medium human development includes the fast growing economies like China (101) and India (134).
The countries with low human development are mainly African nations.
četvrtak 3.11.2011 | 21:07 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said on Thursday in Belgrade that the EU doors are "wide open to Serbia".
četvrtak 3.11.2011 | 19:17 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Government Coordinator for Media Relations Slobodan Homen says it would be best if Serbia and Croatia were to withdraw their mutual genocide lawsuits.
četvrtak 3.11.2011 | 19:14 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government media office head says the government is preparing a document on the situation in Kosovo.
četvrtak 3.11.2011 | 16:47 | Source: Beta | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Anti-Corruption Council President Verica Barać says that hiding of the contract with Fiat represents Serbian government’s “height of arrogance”.
četvrtak 3.11.2011 | 14:32 | Source: Beta | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- National Council for Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal President Rasim Ljajić says the probe into hiding of Hague indictees is Serbia’s internal issue.
četvrtak 3.11.2011 | 12:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Albanian PM Hashim Thaci will not press charges against Council of Europe Special Rapporteur Dick Marty, said Thaci's associates in Priština.
četvrtak 3.11.2011 | 12:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- European Parliament (EP) President Jerzy Buzek on Thursday called for a resumption of the Belgrade-Priština dialogue.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 20:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- CoE Political Affairs Committee Rapporteur on Kosovo Committee Bjorn von Sydow met in Kosovska Mitrovica with heads of four Serb municipalities in the north.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 19:09 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
STRASBOURG -- The Council of Europe (CoE) has awarded Serbian President Boris Tadić its annual North-South Prize, it has been announced.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 19:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NEGOTIN -- Romanian President Traian Basescu on Wednesday met with local officials and ethnic Romanians in the eastern Serbian town of Negotin.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 16:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Parliament Committee on Kosovo and Metohija wants the government "to issue a binding act on the situation in the southern province for MPs to debate".
sreda 2.11.2011 | 14:50 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) announced on Wednesday that the party's program would be made available to the public on Monday.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 12:10 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (19) | Send comment
BERLIN -- Belgrade team chief Borislav Stefanović voiced belief that the Belgrade-Priština dialogue could be continued soon.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 10:14 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Albanian Interior Minister of Interior Bajram Rexhepi has said that the Priština institutions will not take any unilateral actions in northern Kosovo.
sreda 2.11.2011 | 09:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- British Foreign Office Minister for Europe David Lidington said late Tuesday that the Belgrade-Priština dialog was very important for Serbia's EU integration.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 16:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Romanian President Traian Basescu said on Tuesday in Belgrade that Serbia had his country's unconditional support on the path to becoming an EU member.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 15:37 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadić has commented on the appearance of Russian Ambassador Aleksandar Konuzin at a Serb Progressive Party (SNS) rally.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 11:40 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (48) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- In defending their territory, Serbs should stick to UNSC Resolution 1244, which states that Kosovo is part of Serbia, says Russian FM Sergei Lavrov.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 11:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
CHICAGO -- Interior Minister Ivica Dačić has stated that Motorola and the Serbian MUP will continue cooperation in modernization of information and communication systems.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 10:35 | Source: Blic | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian authorities refused to sign an agreement detailing the reconciliation of the two Islamic communities in Serbia, writes a Belgrade-based newspaper.
utorak 1.11.2011 | 09:23 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović says that Serbia will not give up on its EU pathway even if it does not get the EU candidate status on December 9.
ponedeljak 31.10.2011 | 17:27 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A session of the Serbian parliament dedicated to Kosovo, previously scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, will likely be postponed for Friday, November 4.
ponedeljak 31.10.2011 | 17:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
MOSCOW, BELGRADE -- The Russian Foreign Ministry has stated that Ambassador Aleksandr Konuzin's presence at a Serb Progressive Party (SNS) rally was common diplomatic practice.
ponedeljak 31.10.2011 | 14:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
NORTHERN KOSOVO -- The night went peacefully in northern Kosovo, without any movement of KFOR troops, while local Serbs continued to man the barricades they put up in the area.
ponedeljak 31.10.2011 | 12:00 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (32) | Send comment
PARIS -- Monasteries and churches of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) cannot belong to the so-called "Republic of Kosovo", FM Vuk Jeremić says.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 15:59 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A parliament session, at which MPs should discuss government’s report on the situation in Kosovo, will be postponed for a day or two.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 15:09 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BRNJAK -- The barricade set by Serbs at the administrative line in front of the Brnjak crossing on Saturday is now over two meters high.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 13:55 | Source: Dnevnik, Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
NOVI SAD, BELGRADE -- Belgrade team chief Borislav Stefanović stated Sunday solutions for the Jarinje and Brnjak administrative crossings were close but that they would not be ideal.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 13:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
KRAGUJEVAC -- Serbian parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović said Sunday the international community should exert influence on Priština to be more open in the dialogue.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 11:21 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadić says he is aware that citizens are dissatisfied but he believes that calls not to vote in the elections will not solve anything.
nedelja 30.10.2011 | 10:56 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (38) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for five Serbs suspected of murdering Kosovo police special unit (ROSU) member Enven Zymberi on July 26.
subota 29.10.2011 | 16:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The parliamentary Committee for Kosovo will discuss Tuesday a report on Serbian government's activities regarding stabilization of the situation in Kosovo.
subota 29.10.2011 | 15:11 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
FRANKFURT -- KFOR is not an agency for transportation of Priština police officers, KFOR Commander Erhard Drews has said.
subota 29.10.2011 | 13:45 | Source: Beta | Comments: (11) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Deputy PM and Priština team head Edita Tahiri believes Serbia is creating unnecessary problems in implementation of the agreement on freedom of movement.
subota 29.10.2011 | 12:34 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
RIBARIĆE -- Northern Kosovo Serbs set up a new barricade on the Ribariće-Zubin Potok road leading to the Brnjak administrative crossing on Saturday.
petak 28.10.2011 | 18:33 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Council of Europe (CoE) Special Rapporteur Dick Marty on Friday attended a session of the organization's sub-committee on crime and terrorism.
petak 28.10.2011 | 15:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
ŠTRPCE -- NATO troops in Kosovo, KFOR, will not use their right to freedom of movement in the province "until other international organizations have the same right".
petak 28.10.2011 | 15:02 | Source: Blic | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government has hired one of the most powerful lobbying companies in the U.S., amid the diplomatic battle for Kosovo and EU integration.
petak 28.10.2011 | 14:05 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (21) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- In its report sent to MPs on Friday, the Serbian government states that international missions in Kosovo "placed themselves in the service of Priština".
petak 28.10.2011 | 12:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Finance Ministry State Secretary Slobodan Homen stated Friday that a compromise solution has been found in respect to the Rehabilitation Law.
petak 28.10.2011 | 12:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian PM Mirko Cvetković stated in Belgrade Friday that this government has started pension system reforms which will be completed by some future government.
petak 28.10.2011 | 10:23 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A coalition between the Democratic Party (DS) and the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) is meaningless to me, said DS deputy leader Dragan Đilas.
petak 28.10.2011 | 10:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (22) | Send comment
BERLIN -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has stated that NATO will not allow recent tensions in Kosovo to turn back time.
petak 28.10.2011 | 09:22 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- A majority of members of the Kosovo assembly in Priština rejected on Thursday demands of the opposition Self-Determination Movement.
petak 28.10.2011 | 09:14 | Source: B92 | Comments: (34) | Send comment
RIBARIĆE -- KFOR troops removed a barricade in the village of Ribariće near the Brnjak administrative crossing early on Friday.