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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.

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27 Dec 15

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Serbia

Serbia’s largest cities are hosting annual New Year’s celebrations on main squares with performances by numerous singers, bands and DJ sets.

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05 Nov 15

Free Zone Film Festival Returns to Serbia

The hugely popular festival showcasing independent Serbian and world cinema begins screenings across the country from November 5.

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28 Oct 15

Belgrade Jazz Festival Eyes the Future

This year’s festival focuses on evolving trends within this quintessentially American music genre.

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21 Oct 15

BEMUS Headlines Busy Culture Month in Belgrade

Mongolian Orchestra and Russian ballet star feature in this year’s classical music festival that celebrates sounds of the 20th Century.

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15 Sep 15

Srebrenica Trial Exhibits Go on Show in Belgrade

An exhibition presenting the most important evidence from the Hague Tribunal’s Srebrenica genocide trials opened in Belgrade as part of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

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07 Sep 15

Film on Plight of Kosovo Serbs Bids for Oscar

‘Enclave’, a drama that follows the lives of Serbs who continued to live in Kosovo after the war, has been chosen as the Serbian candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the Oscars.

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19 Aug 15

BIRN Film on Kosovo Makes Debut in Sarajevo

BIRN documentary on some of the most brutal crimes of the Kosovo war had its international premiere at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

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18 Aug 15

Arsen Dedic, Musical Legend, Dies in Zagreb

Arsen Dedic, a singer and songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians in Yugoslavia, died on Monday aged 77 in Zagreb.

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17 Aug 15

BIRN’s War Movie Premieres at Sarajevo Film Festival

BIRN’s latest feature-length documentary ‘The Unidentified’, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will be screened at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

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10 Aug 15

Kosovo Film Festival Presents BIRN’s War Crimes Movie

BIRN’s latest feature-length documentary ‘The Unidentified’, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will be screened at this year’s DokuFest in Prizren.

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04 Aug 15

Croatian Serb Refugee Artists Depict Lost Homeland

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Croatia Army’s Operation Storm, Croatian Serb artists who fled the military offensive displayed paintings and sculptures about the place they left behind.

Culture Policy Focus

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02 Feb 16

Briton’s Long Walk into Serbia’s Heart

British author and adventurer Kevin Shannon is raising money to publish a book about his 900km walk through Serbia.

Politics and Society

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09 Feb 16

Serbian Govt Accused of Hiding Officials' CVs

The Serbian government has no legal grounds to keep state officials' CVs confidential - a move that directly contravenes a court ruling, transparency watchdogs claim.

Business

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08 Feb 16

Reforms and Investments Key to Accelerating Serbia’s Economic Growth

Higher growth rates for Serbia could only be achieved if the pace of reforms is sustained and more investors are attracted to Serbia.