Politics

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NATO to remain in Kosovo despite crises elsewhere

August 28, 2014 | 10:49 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BRUSSELS -- Despite numerous "challenges" in the Middle East and Ukraine, NATO is not planning to reduce the number of its troops in Kosovo

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"Serbia stabilizing factor, to play constructive role"

August 28, 2014 | 09:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

VIENNA -- Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said ahead of a conference in Germany dedicated to the Western Balkans that this was "a region of conflict for too long."

Serbia will not close diplomatic missions in crisis zones

August 27, 2014 | 16:47 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Serbia will not close its diplomatic and consular offices in crisis areas as long as there are conditions to provide consular protection for Serbian citizens.

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"Serbia must recognize Kosovo before joining EU"

August 27, 2014 | 16:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (31) | Send comment

BERLIN -- German MP from the ranks of the SPD party Dietmar Nietan says Serbia was "not under obligation" to join the sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia.

Canadian foreign minister to visit Serbia on Friday

August 27, 2014 | 12:49 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will arrive on a four-day visit to Serbia on Friday, the Serbian Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday for Tanjug.

Marko Đurić (Tanjug, file)

Kosovo dialogue to continue on September 4

August 27, 2014 | 11:57 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The dialogue between Belgrade and Priština will continue on September 4 with a meeting of a working group, Marko Đurić has announced.

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EU wants "solidarity or active neutrality" from Serbia

August 27, 2014 | 10:04 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- The European Union has defined what it seeks from Serbia, when it comes to Russia, as a matter of "solidarity or active neutrality," said Tanja Miščević.

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PM travels to Berlin to attend conference

August 27, 2014 | 09:38 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić will be in Germany today and on Thursday, where he will participate in a conference dedicated to the Western Balkans.

Kori Udovički (Beta, file)

Elections for national minority councils called

August 26, 2014 | 16:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Kori Udovički scheduled on Tuesday the elections for national minority councils for October 26.

Court gives Thaci's party right to propose assembly speaker

August 26, 2014 | 16:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment

PRIŠTINA -- There will be no snap parliamentary elections in Kosovo, the Constitutional Court of Kosovo has decided, Tanjug is reporting.

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"Delicate moment" for OSCE chairmanship

August 26, 2014 | 16:14 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment

SALZBURG -- Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM Ivica Dačić says Serbia will be taking over the chairmanship of the OSCE in a delicate and complicated moment for Europe.

The courtroom in Kosovska Mitrovica is seen on Tuesday (Tanjug)

Kosovo office head "confident" Serbs will "prove innocence"

August 26, 2014 | 15:33 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Director Marko Đurić said on Tuesday that Serbia stands firmly behind the five Serb defendants in Kosovo.

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Serbia "committed to missing persons' issue"

August 26, 2014 | 14:14 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Serbia is absolutely committed to finding a solution to the missing persons' issue and not a single body or individual has ever done anything to prevent it.

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Vučić congratulates Slovenia's new prime minister

August 26, 2014 | 11:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has congratulated Slovenia's new Prime Minister Miro Cerar on his appointment.

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Ruling party "won't strengthen if it works for Serbia"

August 26, 2014 | 11:25 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- A recent initiative to unite the opposition is, in its scope, a storm in a teacup, says Transparency Serbia Director Vladimir Goati.

Lamberto Zannier (Tanjug, file)

"Serbia can be neutral mediator in crisis"

August 26, 2014 | 09:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Lamberto Zannier believes that Serbia, as the next chairman of the OSCE, "will be able to continue Switzerland's efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine."

Serbs in north "not increasingly happy with EULEX"

August 25, 2014 | 13:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Goran Rakić has rejected the assessment of EULEX chief Bernd Borhardt that residents of northern Kosovo all increasingly satisfied with the EU mission.

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"Policy being devised to counter neo-Ottoman expansionism"

August 25, 2014 | 12:56 | Source: Naše novine | Comments: (13) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Turkey's "active neo-Ottoman policy towards the Balkans" will continue, says former Serbian ambassador to Turkey Darko Tanasković.

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EULEX: No secret indictments against Serbs

August 25, 2014 | 11:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment

BELGRADE -- Head of the EU mission in Kosovo (EULEX) Bernd Borchardt "has rejected claims that Kosovo Serbs do not trust EULEX," Tanjug is reporting.

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Merkel: Reform speed decides timing of EU accession

August 25, 2014 | 10:38 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment

BERLIN -- Angela Merkel says all countries in the region have EU prospects, but that the accession will depend on how quickly they implement vital reforms.

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Opinions & Analyses

A European story

11.08.2014. | Comments: 0

"One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, the Balkans are engaged in a painstaking yet enduring process of consolidating peace and stability by pursuing EU integration."

B92 TV

"We may disgree over status, but should not hate each other"

1.08.2014. | Comments: 2
Marko Đurić (Tanjug, file)

"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."

Press Room

Assembly passes set of new media laws

7.08.2014. | Comments: 0
(Tanjug)

BELGRADE -- Members of the Serbian assembly have adopted a set of media laws - the Public Information and the Media Law, and the laws on Public Media Services and on Electronic Media.