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20 Nov 14

Serbia Strikes Billion Euro Loan Deal with IMF

Serbia has clinched an agreement on a billion-euro precautionary loan with the International Monetary Fund, which it hopes will create confidence and lure investors.

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19 Nov 14

Serbia PM Defends Economic Ties to Russia

Prime Minister Vucic said that while Serbia's political focus remains on EU integration, economic interests necessitate continued close ties to Russia.

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10 Nov 14

Zagreb–Belgrade Flights Resume After 23 Years

Air Serbia, Serbia's national carrier, is re-introducing flight connections from Belgrade to Zagreb, which halted in 1991.

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03 Nov 14

Serbia to Start Talks on New IMF Loan

Ahead of a fresh round of talks with the International Monetary Fund, Serbia's finance minister said the country needs to cut subsidies and the number of state employees.

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31 Oct 14

Russian Cuts to Gas Supply Worry Serbia

Amid reports that Russia was reducing gas supplies to Serbia in a dispute over debts, Serbia’s Prime Minister said the issue with Moscow would soon be resolved.

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31 Oct 14

Midnight iPhone Sale Prompts Queues in Serbia

After iPhones went on sale legally for the first time in Serbia at midnight on Thursday, people waited in line to snap up the must-have devices.

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29 Oct 14

Balkans Do Better in 'Doing Business' Report

Most Balkan states have improved their positions in the World Bank's latest “Doing Business” report - some much more than others.

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22 Oct 14

Serbia MPs to Debate Revised Austerity Budget

Serbia's Finance Minister on Wednesday announced that parliament will shortly debate a draft revised budget and accompanying bills on cutting spending.

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17 Oct 14

Balkan States Face Crisis if Russia Halts Gas Flow

Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia could face a very cold winter if Russia halts gas exports to the EU, a gas stress test carried out by Brussels says.

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08 Oct 14

IMF Revises Balkan Growth Prospects Downwards

Growth in Southeast Europe is likely to worse in 2014 than was anticipated, a new IMF report says.

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29 Sep 14

Balkan States to Cut Mobile Roaming Charges

Following the EU's example, regulators in four Balkan countries have finally agreed to reduce mobile phone roaming charges, which are much higher than in western Europe.

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23 Sep 14

Air Serbia Launches Flights to Albania

Tirana International Airport, TIA, inaugurated a new route between Tirana and Belgrade on Tuesday through Serbia’s national carrier, Air Serbia, which will operate the route three times a week.

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19 Sep 14

Serbia Decides to Cut Pensions and Salaries

Serbia's Prime Minister says pensions and salaries in the public sector must be cut as a part of a package of government austerity measures.

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19 Sep 14

Belgrade Eyes a High-Rise Future

The capital’s assembly has cancelled the ban on skyscraper construction, opening the way for the showpiece Belgrade Waterfront project and for other investors to transform the city’s landscape.

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09 Sep 14

Fiat Suspends Car Production in Serbia

The Serbian division of the Italian car manufacturer Fiat has temporarily halted production, citing a slowdown on the global car market caused by "economic crisis".

Politics and Society

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27 Nov 14

Euro Parliament Condemns ‘Warmongering’ Seselj

The European parliament adopted a resolution urging the Hague Tribunal to rethink its decision to temporarily release Serbian ultra-nationalist war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj.