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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.

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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.

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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.

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05 Aug 16

Mysterious Roman Find Thrills Serbian Experts

Archaeologists have found golden and silver tiles at Viminacium, site of a Roman city and legionary fort in eastern Serbia, reportedly dating back to the 4th century.

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04 Aug 16

Must-See Music Festivals in August

With a host of top music festivals happening across Serbia next month, what better excuse to venture out of the capital this summer?

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08 Jul 16

Summer in Belgrade: No Escape Needed

Even though the hot summer months in Belgrade are not always synonymous with relaxation and entertainment, the city’s rivers have a lot of cool offerings.

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06 Jul 16

EXIT Festival Promises Magic This Year

Final preparations are underway at Novi Sad’s Petrovaradin Fortress as world-renowned artists and their fans flock to the city for EXIT.

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26 Jun 16

Outdoor Cinemas Take Over the Belgrade Summer

Two free, open-air movie screening events throughout the summer offer a new way to enjoy both Serbian and international films.

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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.

Culture Policy Focus

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12 Sep 17

Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Museum Faces Uncertain Future

The Nikola Tesla Museum’s building must be handed over to the heirs of its pre-war owners, but it’s unclear when plans to rehouse it in a derelict power plant will be realised.

22 Mar 17

Vanished Mural Sparks Protests in Novi Sad

20 Dec 16

Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s Museum Scene

Politics and Society

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23 Jan 18

Ivanovic Killing Shows Serbia and Kosovo Must Cooperate

The EU must use the momentum generated by the joint probe into Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic’s recent assassination to insist that Serbia and Kosovo’s prosecutors continue to work together to tackle serious crimes.

23 Jan 18

Challenges Facing Serbia in 2018

Business

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11 Jan 18

China’s Stealthy Advance in Balkans Should Worry EU

While Europe focuses on the threat of Russian penetration in Eastern Europe, it is neglecting the subtler dangers than come from China’s growing influence in the region.

27 Dec 17

Bosnian Serb Inspectors Halt Delta's Huge Mall