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13 Aug 14

Cash-Strapped Festival Boasts Bumper Lineup

Money may be especially tight this year, but the jazz festival in Nis is not any cutting corners, promising big names a-plenty.

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12 Aug 14

CeeLo Green to Make a Splash at Belgrade Beer Fest

The focus at this year’s Belgrade festival of booze will be on helping the victims of May floods – and on drinking responsibly.

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06 Aug 14

Brass Bands Tune up for Guca Festival

The Guca Brass Band Festival, one of Serbia’s most thriving national brands, has kicked off in the western Dragacevo region - and organisers expect around 450,000 visitors.

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11 Jul 14

Kolarac Celebrates Art Gallery’s 50th Birthday

The Ilija Kolarac Endowment is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of its art gallery, which will not only include art exhibitions but also concerts.

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10 Jul 14

EXIT Festival Promises Energy and Adventure

For the first time this year, the EXIT festival will be held at two locations, the Novi Sad fortress and a new venue, Jaz Beach in Montenegro.

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02 Jul 14

Filmstreet Festival Kicks Off in Belgrade

The fourth annual Filmstreet Festival, a movie festival that allows Belgraders to watch Hollywood classics and domestic favorites in an open-air setting all throughout the summer, has begun in Belgrade.

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27 Jun 14

Belgrade Sightseeing from a Different Perspective

This summer, Belgrade visitors can take a walk through Nikola Tesla’s Belgrade and travel back to the time of World War I.

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19 Jun 14

Yugoslav Wartime Cartoon Show Relives 1990s Resistance

A new exhibition in Belgrade illustrates how political humour was used to combat censorship, war-mongering and the authoritarian regime of Slobodan Milosevic.

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14 Jun 14

International Bicycle Festival Kicks Off in Belgrade

Cycle through the city in orange! Ogle the latest must-have bikes! It’s all kicking off at the Velograd Bicycle Festival in Belgrade from June 14 to 16.

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26 May 14

Belgrade Goes Pop With Warhol and Lichtenstein

The works of some of the greatest American pop artists, including Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, are going on show in the city for the first time.

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13 May 14

Drag Queen's Eurovision Win Highlights East-West Divide

While LGBT communities and public in Serbia and Croatia criticised the reporting of their national broadcasters on the May 10 victory of transsexual singer Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision, this year’s voting has highlighted differing attitudes towards LGBT people in Western and Eastern Europe.

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08 May 14

Los Angeles Gets Taste of Best Balkan Films

The main prize at the ninth SEEfest film festival from May 1 to 5 in Los Angeles was shared between the Slovenian movie, 'Seduce Me', and 'Vis-à-Vis' of Croatia.

 

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08 May 14

Month-Long Celebration of Belgrade's Architecture

This year's Belgrade International Week of Architecture, BINA will last for a whole month, including exhibitions at three venues, lectures, workshops, tours, movie exhibitions and a music programme.

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07 May 14

Cash-Strapped Balkan States Miss Eurovision

The Eurovision contest is starting without several traditional competitors from the Balkans, which won't be performing in Copenhagen, mainly for reasons of cost.

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06 May 14

Serbian, Romanian Sites Join Threatened Heritage List

A synagogue in northern Serbia and some ancient wooden churches in Romania have been nominated for Europa Nostra’s seven most endangered heritage sites list.

Culture Policy Focus

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04 Jun 14

Northern Mitrovica Shakes off the Blues

The North City Jazz and Blues festival, held near Mitrovica in Kosovo, is seeking to change the image of a town known nowadays mostly for ethnic conflict.

Politics and Society

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20 Aug 14

Serbian Tabloid Targets BIRN after Airline Revelations

The pro-government tabloid ‘Informer’ has published a series of allegations about the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, following its investigation into a secret government contract with the UAE’s Etihad Airways.

Business

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18 Aug 14

EU Tells Serbia Not to Exploit Russian Embargo

Brussels has warned EU candidate countries against exploiting the Russian embargo on EU food imports to their own advantage.