Belgrade to have interim govt., then go to polls
BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić has said that once Belgrade Mayor Dragan Đilas' technical mandate expires on October 24, an interim administrative body will be set up.
The deputy prime minister and SNS party leader also stated that elections would "definitely" be held in the next six months.
According to Vučić, a new mayor of Belgrade will not be elected "from the majority formed ahead of the dismissal of Đilas." The SNS leader noted that representatives of the DSS, who joined them in the initiative to sack the mayor, "are not always saying the same thing," and that he was "unsure what kind of majority even exists."
He added that the Progressives (SNS) are now preparing "a professional team" for the interim administration, as well as for the upcoming city elections, and that he was "willing to talk with people from the DS, and even LDP leader Čedomir Jovanović, about their ideas on the city's management."
"It is obvious that until October 23, 24, Đilas will be mayor, of the course in the technical mandate, after that we will establish a provisional body, it is standard procedure," Vučić told the Belgrade-based TV Pink outlet.
Vučić said he "feared that the debt of the city exceeded the estimated 857 million," and that the citizens of Belgrade and Serbia "will be shocked" when data has been presented on the results of the 'marketing policy' that was previously conducted in the capital.
September 30, 2013 | 19:08 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Tomislav Nikolić has called on all citizens eligible to vote in the local elections in Kosovo to register in the places where they are registered as IDPs.
September 30, 2013 | 15:07 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- PM Ivica Dačić and EU Delegation to Serbia head Michael Davenport agreed on Monday in their assessment that Serbia has "a well-prepared team for screening."
September 30, 2013 | 14:56 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Constitutional Court has on 27 occasion asked parliament to bring new or amend existing legislation - but most of these recommendations were ignored.
September 30, 2013 | 14:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has said that he "has no wish to have early parliamentary elections in Serbia."
September 30, 2013 | 10:47 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Tomislav Nikolić will address the regular session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which begins on Monday in Strasbourg.
September 30, 2013 | 10:12 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
KOCELJEVA -- Aleksandar Vučić has said the decision to ban Pride Parade and all other assemblies in Belgrade was "the only right decision, made in the interest of citizens."
September 30, 2013 | 09:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Officials of the EU, the U.S. and OSCE expressed deep disappointment over the decision by the Serbian authorities to cancel Belgrade Pride Parade.
September 27, 2013 | 19:49 | Source: B92, RTS | Comments: (41) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Belgrade Pride Parade, planned for Saturday, will not be held, the Bureau for the Coordination of Security Services has announced.
September 27, 2013 | 16:48 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (7) | Send comment
ATHENS -- Greece, which will starting January 1 hold the EU presidency, will "wholeheartedly support Serbia's EU integration," says Serbian Prime Minister Dačić.
September 27, 2013 | 15:24 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ivica Dačić has said that he expects a positive decision of the European Council on the start of Serbia's EU accession talks.
September 27, 2013 | 15:07 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Sweden's EU Affairs Minister Birgitta Ohlsson says holding the Belgrade Pride Parade "would be a strong signal that it was time for faster EU accession talks."
September 27, 2013 | 14:37 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Justice Minister Nikola Selaković expects that the European Commission (EC) report on the Serbian judiciary will be the most positive so far.
September 27, 2013 | 13:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs Laszlo Andor and Serbian officials conferred on drafting a program of employment and social policies reforms.
September 27, 2013 | 13:04 | Source: Beta | Comments: (23) | Send comment
VRŠAC -- Aleksandar Vučić says a decision on the gay parade in Belgrade will be made based on security assessments and taking citizens' interests into account.
September 27, 2013 | 12:17 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- CIA reports about Slobodan Milošević, filed in 1995, say that the former president had "successfully undermined the influence of the nationalist faction."
September 27, 2013 | 09:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (26) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- NATO chief Fogh Rasmussen gave assurances to President Tomislav Nikolić on Thursday that Kosovo security forces would not grow into an army
September 26, 2013 | 16:55 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Aleksandar Vulin has said that last week's murder of a EULEX staff member in northern Kosovo "will not stop the Belgrade-Priština dialogue.
September 26, 2013 | 16:27 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The management team for the establishment of a community of Serb municipalities in Kosovo has sent a letter to heads of international missions in the province.
September 26, 2013 | 15:31 | Source: B92 | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The authorities will on Friday afternoon announce their final decision on whether to allow the Belgrade Pride Parade, it has been confirmed for B92.