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Mayor of Belgrade plans to form a new party. Turkey is spreading its influence in the Balkans. Higher prices would solve the current problems in the pharmaceutical market in Serbia.
Dragan Djilas, Mayor of Belgrade and Vice President of the Democrats, plans to form a new political party by September, if the Democrats do not accept his plans for reorganization of the party. According to the party sources Djilas wants the current party head, former President of Serbia, Boris Tadic, replaced.
The statement by Turkey’s Prime Minister that Bosnia is one of the 81 Turkish provinces has upset the official Belgrade. Belgrade fears that it will lose its crucial position in the region and that many future decisions might be influenced by Turkey.
Pharmaceutical companies in Serbia blame the government for not resolving the problems in the market. A number of drugs cannot be found in pharmacies as a result of lower prices. The pharmaceutical companies believe that the solution is in adjusting the prices of medicines to the real one, instead of being controlled by the state.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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