press review 24 May 13

Serbia Press Review - May 24, 2013

Fiscal Council’s dramatic warning: Serbia a step away from bankruptcy. Njegos' sainthood not on the agenda in spring session. Vojvodina opposition prepares new statute.



Until the end of the year the budget deficit will exceed 5.5 per cent of the GDP even if all austerity measures announced for cutting of the country’s deficit are implemented.


An initiative to have Petar Petrovic Njegos canonized has been withdrawn from procedure and the Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church will not involve itself with that topic, said Church spokesperson Bishop Irinej of Backa on May 23. The initiative to proclaim Njegos a saint was submitted by the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, and was presented at the Assembly by Metropolitan Amfilohije.


Serbian opposition parties - the Progressives, the Socialists and the Democratic Party of Serbia - are planning to propose a new statute for the northern province of Vojvodina in order  to calm tensions over the province.

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