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23 Jun 16

British Soul Stars Headline Belgrade Calling Festival

This year’s festival, one of the city’s premiere events to catch international stars, features an array of British soul music.

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09 Jun 16

Belgrade Swimming Season Ready to Kick Off

As summer and high temperatures approach, Belgrade lakes and pools are slowly opening up to embrace locals and tourists.

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27 May 16

Belgrade Manifest Returns to Kalemegdan

Organizers expect 100,000 to attend festival of Serbian events and destinations.

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23 May 16

Yugoslav Film Legend Bata Zivojinovic Dies

Bata Zivojinovic, who was considered one of the most influential actors in Yugoslavia, died on Monday aged 83 in Belgrade.

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14 May 16

Three Balkan Singers Bid for Eurovision Crown

Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia will participate in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, in Sweden’s capital Stockholm on Saturday evening.

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15 Apr 16

Days of Belgrade Celebrates City’s Rich History

One of the oldest local festivals, the Days of Belgrade, will shine brighter than ever this year, with more than 40 events planned over the course of four days – April 16-19.

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08 Apr 16

Belgrade Digital Culture Festival Celebrates Anniversary

Belgrade’s Resonate festival marks its fifth anniversary with lectures by big names in the world of technology-based culture and art, plus a strong programme of avant-garde electronic music.

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07 Mar 16

Belgrade Guitar Art Festival - an Eclectic Mix

Belgrade hosts one of the world’s most important guitar music festivals and features a wide range of international artists.

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02 Mar 16

Serbian War Drama Delights Belgrade Film-Goers

‘A Good Wife’, a new feature film about a woman who accidentally discovers that her husband has a criminal wartime past, packed a Belgrade cinema for its Serbian premiere.

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29 Feb 16

Kosovo Film Makes History Despite Oscars Disappointment

The short film ‘Shok’ (‘Friend’) failed to win an Oscar but the conflict drama made history for being the first movie shot in Kosovo ever to be nominated for a prestigious Hollywood award.

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19 Feb 16

“Humidity” to Open 44th Annual FEST

Belgrade filmmaker Nikola Ljuca’s debut feature film opens the International Film Festival, for which this year's theme examines the relationship between art and borders.

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01 Feb 16

Belgrade Honours Bowie in Sound and Vision

The Serbian capital will pay homage to the recently-deceased British star David Bowie this spring with an exhibition of photographs and paintings plus a tribute concert.

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14 Jan 16

Kosovo War Movie Nominated for Oscar

The short film ‘Shok’ (‘Friend’), about how the 1990s war affects the lives of two boys, has made cinematographic history in Kosovo after being nominated for an Oscar.

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28 Dec 15

In Pictures: 3,000 Santas Race Through Belgrade

Belgraders got into the festive spirit as around 3,000 people of all ages dressed up as Santa Claus staged their annual charity run through the streets of the Serbian capital on Sunday.

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28 Dec 15

NYE's Hottest Clubs in Belgrade

If you still haven't decided where to celebrate the craziest night of the year in the Serbian capital, here are some suggestions.

Culture Policy Focus

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05 Apr 16

Serbian Film Industry Needs Resources to Grow

Award-winning Serbian film director Nikola Ljuca argues that filmmakers in Serbia are hindered by financial hardship and a lack of systematic support.

02 Feb 16

Briton’s Long Walk into Serbia’s Heart

25 Dec 15

Spirit of Christmas

23 Dec 15

Crafting a New Ceramics Culture in Belgrade

Politics and Society

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24 Jun 16

Balkans Shaken as UK Chooses EU Exit

Initial reactions from the Balkan region to the negative vote on the EU in Britain are gloomy - but concerns about the effects of a 'Brexit' on Southeastern Europe's economies are less dramatic. 

24 Jun 16

Serbia Hopes of Opening Key EU Chapters Fade

Business

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22 Jun 16

Serbia Faces Further Public-Sector Layoffs

Serbia's Minister of Public Administration, Kori Udovicki, said up to 7,000 more staffers in the public sector will lose their jobs by the end of the year.

21 Jun 16

IMF Cautions Against Serbian Payroll Increases

21 Jun 16

Report Hailing Economic Growth Questioned

20 Jun 16

All Eyes on China in Serbian Steel Mill Town