Jovanović reelected as LDP leader
BELGRADE -- Čedomir Jovanović has been reelected as leader of of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
He was elected the party president with a 41.3 percent of the vote in the LDP Assembly direct elections on Saturday.
Ivan Andrić, Dusan Mijić, Bojan Đurić and Dušica Anđelković were elected as LDP deputy leaders and Nataša Mićić was elected as chair of the party's political council.
Speaking at the assembly meeting celebration, Jovanović said that it is essential Serbia is given a date for the start of the talks to join the European family.
Speaking of the Brussels agreement on the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština, Jovanović said that "no one else" could have reached but Prime Minister Ivica Dačić and Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, as “everyone else would be knocked down for wishing such a thing."
The LDP leader said that “Serbia is an unfortunate country” because it has been led in a wrong way politically, adding that “the country needs to be organized anew, and the first step must be a willingness to build it on a different foundation.”
June 24, 2013 | 16:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Vincent Degert says he expects a decision will be reached on June 28 to open the accession negotiations.
June 24, 2013 | 13:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
LUXEMBOURG -- Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Monday that he hopes that the Council will make a positive decision on Serbia on Tuesday.
June 24, 2013 | 12:18 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić has said that he hoped there would be no early parliamentary elections and that a government reshuffle will take place in July.
June 24, 2013 | 12:03 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government's session scheduled for Monday has been canceled, and no reason has been given for the decision, Beta news agency is reporting.
June 24, 2013 | 10:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (18) | Send comment
TREBINJE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić stated in Trebinje over the weekend that Serbia "will always stand by Serbs from Bosnia-Herzegovina."
June 24, 2013 | 09:30 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia expects a decision this week to begin negotiations with the EU, and this will first be discussed in Luxembourg, then in Berlin and finally, in Brussels.
June 21, 2013 | 17:02 | Source: FoNet, Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian PM Ivica Dačić says he believes that after his meeting with the Kosovo PM Serbia was "certainly closer to a positive decision" on the EU talks date.
June 21, 2013 | 16:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Croatian FM Vesna Pusić said during a meeting with Tomislav Nikolić that on June 28 Croatia will advocate for Serbia to obtain a start date for EU talks.
June 21, 2013 | 15:32 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS, BELGRADE -- Rasim Ljajić says that another round of the technical Kosovo talks on telecommunications ended on Friday without visible results or progress.
June 21, 2013 | 14:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
LISBON -- Serbia deserves to get a positive decision "in every sense" and to granted a start date for EU membership talks by the European Council.
June 21, 2013 | 14:08 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Catherine Ashton and Stefan Fule have sent a joint letter to EU members asking for a clear positive decision on the start of accession talks with Serbia.
June 21, 2013 | 13:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga appointed on Thursday Valdet Sadiku as Priština's new liaison officer in Belgrade.
June 21, 2013 | 11:57 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- FM Ivan Mrkić says that Serbia and Croatia are not negotiating about the withdrawal of mutual genocide lawsuits before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
June 21, 2013 | 11:20 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Catherine Ashton stated on Friday morning that the high-level dialogue between Belgrade and Priština has yielded concrete progress and agreement on many issues.
June 21, 2013 | 10:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government adopted on Thursday a national strategy for the fight against corruption in the period from 2013 to 2018.
June 21, 2013 | 09:10 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- A working dinner held late on Thursday and early into Friday in Brussels to discuss the implementation of the Brussels deal ended without "a final agreement".
June 20, 2013 | 14:36 | Source: NIN, Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A U.S. State Department official has said that Serbia had made "huge progress in the European integration process."
June 20, 2013 | 13:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Ivica Dačić and Hashim Thaci are meeting on Thursday over a working dinner with Catherine Ashton to discuss the progress in the Brussels deal implementation.
June 20, 2013 | 09:41 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (37) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Priština's liaison officer in Belgrade Lulzim Peci submitted his resignation on Wednesday - two days after he assumed the role.