Press Review 25 Apr 13

Serbia Press Review - April 25, 2013

Lenient sentences for hooligans; accession talks with EU start after implementation of Belgrade-Pristina deal; Serbian officials to meet Kosovo Serbs.



Ivan Bogdanov, arrested in Italy for participation in the riots during football match in Genoa in May 2011, was released on April 24 after serving one year and 11 months in jail for a fight during a basketball game in Belgrade in 2006. Out of 62 verdicts for violent behaviour that courts have delivered, 58 were released on probation.


EUforeign ministers say Serbia may be granted a date for opening EU accession talks after Belgrade implements the deal reached during the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.


Ivica Dacic and Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, are to meet representatives of Kosovo Serbs on April 25 to discuss the Belgrade-Pristina deal. Kosovo Serbs strongly oppose the deal reached in Brussels.

Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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