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10 Nov 16

Free Zone Kicks Off Across Serbia

The Free Zone festival is in its 12th year, continuing its mission of not only getting people around Serbia to see great, contemporary films, but also to encourage conversations the topics contained within them.

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26 Oct 16

Belgrade's Festival Offers Trip to Planet Jazz

This year’s Belgrade Jazz Festival will present a global roster of players from Latin America, Scandinavia and other countries across the world.

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21 Oct 16

Serbia Prepares for First Royal Wedding in Decades

The Serbian royal family is inviting guests from home and abroad – reportedly including British royalty – to attend the 'traditional Serbian' wedding this month of one of the late King Alexander's grandsons.

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19 Oct 16

Pianists in the Spotlight at Belgrade's Classical Festival

Now in its 48th year, the Belgrade Music Festival, BEMUS, will again showcase some of the best classical musicians, including works by young Serbian talents as well as the great composers.

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13 Oct 16

Albania's Edi Rama to Promote Book in Belgrade

The Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is coming to Serbia on an official visit - where he will also promote his book, 'Sacrifice', to a Belgrade audience.

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28 Sep 16

Sound of Serbian Music May Vanish From Macedonia

After much Macedonian music went off air in Macedonia in a dispute over copyright, Macedonian TV and radio stations now face another ban - on playing music from Serbia.

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25 Sep 16

Serbia's Bitef Shows no Signs of Slowing in 50th Year

Belgrade's most important theatre festival, Bitef, is celebrating its golden anniversary this year, and offers a strong programme that doesn’t compromise the seriousness and enthusiasm on which the festival was built.

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23 Sep 16

Belgrade's Artistic Salon Returns with Love Theme

This year’s October Salon, Belgrade’s famed international contemporary art show, examines the role of emotion in modern art through diverse mediums.

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19 Aug 16

Legendary Yugoslav-Era Actress Mira Stupica Dies

Mira Stupica, who was considered one of the most influential actresses in Yugoslavia, died on Friday aged 93 in Belgrade.

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18 Aug 16

Serbia to Choose 2017 Oscars Candidate

A film exploring the human consequences of Serbia’s wartime past is among five movies under consideration to be the country’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the Oscars.

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15 Aug 16

Annual Serbian Car Festival Puts Legendary ‘Fica’ on Show

Around 60 ‘Ficas’ – the small cars modelled on the Italian Fiat 600 that were a symbol of former Yugoslavia - travelled from around Serbia for the ninth annual ‘Fica Festival’ in the central town of Jagodina.

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12 Aug 16

Bulgaria Claims Gold Artefact is World's Oldest

A tiny golden bead, unearthed at a pre-historic settlement in southern Bulgaria, is the world's oldest golden artefact, archaeologists claim.

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11 Aug 16

German Bunker Found on Serbian Construction Site

Workers constructing a supermarket for Lidl in Belgrade have uncovered a well-preserved bunker, seemingly dating back to World War II, when the Nazis occupied Yugoslavia.

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11 Aug 16

Serbian Basketball Heroine Leaves Court

Natasa Kovacevic, who returned to professional basketball after having half of her leg amputated, has decided to leave basketball for good.

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09 Aug 16

Croatia Charges Tourist for Flying Pirate Flag

A tourist on the island of Vir has been accused of flying a Serb nationalist Chetnik flag – but he insisted it’s actually a skull-and-crossbones that he hoisted to please his pirate-loving son.

Culture Policy Focus

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22 Nov 16

Belgrade’s Bookbinders, Symbol of a Bygone Era

While there were once more than 60 journeymen bookbinders working in Belgrade, only a handful remain to cautiously guard the craft.

24 Oct 16

Traces of Empire: Serbia’s Roman Heritage

29 Aug 16

Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s Kalemegdan

26 Aug 16

Belgrade’s Ancient Crafts Guardians

Politics and Society

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07 Dec 16

Belgium Arrests Kosovar, Serbian 'ISIS Supporters'

Three people from Kosovo and Serbia are among a group of eight people arrested in Belgium and suspected of links to the outlawed terror group ISIS.

Business

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22 Nov 16

Bank of China Set to Start Serbia Operation

Bank of China will receive a full licence to start operating at the beginning of 2017 in Serbia - the first Balkan country to host one of the world's largest banks.

14 Nov 16

Serbia Must Make Better Use of Bumper Harvests

27 Oct 16

Serbia’s ‘Huge’ Tax Burden is a Myth

21 Oct 16

Crimea Officials Tout for Business in Serbia