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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.

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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.

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