Minister sees "new system of work and way of thinking"
BELGRADE -- Defense Minister Bratislav Gašić says a decision "to start cabinet sessions at the exact time as scheduled" indicated "a new system of work and responsibility."
Another decision that the minister said was indicative of this was that changing the working hours in the public sector, and a decree on the use of official vehicles.
"We must keep in mind that we are all here by the will of the people and that we must do everything we can for their prosperity,” Gašić told Tanjug.
The practice of holding telephone sessions is also abandoned, he said, noting that this is another indicator of a new way of thinking and a new system of work adopted by the government.
"True - the new working hours will not teach Serbia to work again, but this decision, made symbolically on May 1, shows that we are embarking on major reforms,” stressed Gašić, referencing the fact that Labor Day is a two-day non-working holiday in Serbia.
He said that the Serbian Army was "a well-regulated system to which this decision mainly does not apply, but that the civilian part of the Defense Ministry will comply with the new rules."
Commenting on the decree on the use of official vehicles, Gašić said that the number of these vehicles is "huge" and that the exact figure will be made public “because the government led by Aleksandar Vučić will not hide anything from the people".
May 2, 2014 | 16:47 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Catherine Ashton's visit to Serbia represents "an unusually strong expression of support for the new government and the country's EU integration."
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PRIŠTINA -- Hashim Thaci has said that he proposed "the holding of parliamentary elections on June 8," during the Wednesday meeting with leaders of other political parties.
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BELGRADE -- New working hours of the state administration and limited use of official vehicles "will not epochally solve our problems," said Aleksandar Vučić.
May 1, 2014 | 15:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A meeting attended by Ivica Dačić, Jadranka Joksimović, and Tanja Mišćević concluded that "full membership in the EU was the main foreign policy aim of Serbia."
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BELGRADE -- Ivica Dačić commented on the 19th anniversary of Croatia's Operation Flash to say that for the Serb victims in that case justice proved to be "unattainable."
May 1, 2014 | 10:15 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BERLIN -- erman Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Aleksandar Vučić on taking over as Serbian prime minister.
May 1, 2014 | 10:14 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Former Defense Minister Nebojša Rodić said on Wednesday he expected to be appointed as Serbia's new ambassador to the United States.
May 1, 2014 | 10:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Ministry of Interior has said that members of the Serbian Army, and MUP's Gendarmerie on Tuesday conducted a joint reconnaissance activity with KFOR.
May 1, 2014 | 09:46 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government adopted on Thursday a decision that ministries, special organizations and government services will work from 07:30 to 15:30.
April 30, 2014 | 16:08 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin will arrive in Serbia for a two-day visit on Monday, May 5.
April 30, 2014 | 15:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule announced in Brussels on Wednesday that he will visit Belgrade on Monday, May 5.
April 30, 2014 | 14:38 | Source: Danas, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government will make an effort to open Chapters 23 and 24 in accession negotiations with the EU by the end of the year, says Jadranka Joksimović.
April 30, 2014 | 12:52 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Aleksandr Chepurin says he is convinced that Serbia's new government is "quite determined to work to further strengthen relations between Belgrade and Moscow."
April 30, 2014 | 11:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- Members of the Vojvodina Assembly Collegium made on Tuesday “a significant step forward to the final version of the draft statute of the province."
April 30, 2014 | 10:34 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Presidency Collegium of the United Regions of Serbia (URS) decided on Tuesday the URS would continue to function as a political party.
April 30, 2014 | 09:54 | Source: Tanjug, blogs.ft.com | Comments: (1) | Send comment
LONDON -- Serbia is facing tough reforms but we are ready for a new, exciting future and know what it takes to finalize EU negotiations by 2020, Aleksandar Vučić says.
April 30, 2014 | 09:25 | Source: Beta, Blic | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić has said that Serbia will maintain its neutral position when it comes to the crisis in Ukraine.
April 29, 2014 | 16:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- PM Aleksandar Vučić received on Tuesday Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin who presented him with a letter of congratulations from Russia's PM Dmitry Medvedev.
April 29, 2014 | 14:51 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The new prime minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, on Tuesday officially assumed this office in a handover ceremony attended by his predecessor, Ivica Dačić.