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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

08 Aug 16

Facebook Satirists Plan Kelmendi Welcome Party in Serbia

Making fun of Serbia's dismay over Kosovo's participation in Rio, Serbian Facebook fans have jokingly called for a party in Belgrade to celebrate the Kosovo gold medal winner Majlinda Kelmendi.

08 Aug 16

Americans Quench Their Thirst on Tesla Beer

On the initiative of Chicago-based import company, a Serbian brewery is exporting beer to the US under the name of the famous scientist Nikola Tesla.

Culture Policy Focus

29 Aug 16

Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s Kalemegdan

It might be one of Belgrade’s most visited tourist attractions, but the city’s great park holds many secrets.

26 Aug 16

Belgrade’s Ancient Crafts Guardians

05 Apr 16

Serbian Film Industry Needs Resources to Grow

02 Feb 16

Briton’s Long Walk into Serbia’s Heart

Politics and Society

21 Oct 16

Serbian Court Acquits Security Officers of Attempted Murder

Three former Serbian state security officers have been acquitted of the attempted murder in 2000 of the then opposition party leader Vuk Draskovic during Slobodan Milosevic’s rule.

20 Oct 16

Critical Voices Defy Fear in New Serbia


21 Oct 16

Crimea Officials Tout for Business in Serbia

A delegation from the region controversially annexed by Russia is visiting Serbia and urging businesses to invest despite EU sanctions.

17 Oct 16

Albania-Serbia Trade Grows From Modest Base