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25 May 17

Croatian, Serbian Rightists Join Forces at Family Conference

Croatian and Serbian right-wingers are taking part in a global gathering in Hungary of groups opposed to abortion, same-sex marriage and gender ideology.

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24 May 17

Mladic Lawyers Mull Street Protests Seeking his Release

Ratko Mladic’s lawyer said they may urge people in Serbia to take to the streets and protest in support of their demand for the temporary release of the Bosnian Serb leader.

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24 May 17

US Deports Serb Wanted Over Srebrenica Killings

The US on Monday deported Srdjan Bilic to Serbia, where he is wanted in connection with war crimes committed in 1995 in Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia.

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24 May 17

Serbia's Monarchists Want King Back on Throne

A monarchist lobby group, the Kingdom of Serbia Association, says it has collected over 120,000 signature of support for the restoration of a king - and plans to submit its petition to parliament soon.

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23 May 17

Mladic Appeals ICTY Denial of Temporary Release

Former Bosnian Serb military leader, Ratko Mladic’s defence has appealed The Hague Tribunal decision not to grant him temporary release for medical treatment in Russia.

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23 May 17

Balkan Leaders Offer Condolences After Manchester Attack

Balkan leaders have condemned the bombing in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and 59 injured. 

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22 May 17

Sacked Minister To Head Serbian Security Agency

Former Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic, notorious for making a sexist gaffe, will be appointed the new head of the Security Information Agency,  the BIA, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday.

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22 May 17

Serbia’s Next President Brings Tradition of Tirades

Serbia's outgoing Prime Minister will be long remembered for his undiplomatic outbursts against journalists, ambassadors and Twitter users - a tradition he is likely to maintain as the country's next President.

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19 May 17

Serbian Scientist Risks Sack For Defending Evolution

The director of Serbia's Centre for the Promotion of Science risks dismissal because of his defence of the theory of evolution - which has come under fire from conservatives in Serbia.

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19 May 17

Serbian Courts Sit Tight on Extradition Demands

Courts in Serbia are still sitting on a number of extradition demands, some dating back years, potentially causing concern to the EU.

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18 May 17

Serbia Failing to Prosecute War Crimes, HLC Says

New report by leading NGO says if Serbia maintains its current slow pace in prosecuting war crimes, less than 10 per cent of alleged culprits will face due process in the next 10 years.

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17 May 17

Trial of Stanisic and Simatovic Begins on June 13

The trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, also known as Frenki, before the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, is due to begin on June 13, the Trial Chamber has announced.

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17 May 17

Zaev Calls Serbian PM’s Rhetoric on Macedonia ‘Uncomfortable’

Macedonia’s PM-designate says he feels ‘uncomfortable’ with the way Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic has talked about his country - but is ready to improve relations.

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17 May 17

Russia Slams ICTY Decision Not To Release Mladic

Moscow said it was ‘confused’ by the Hague Tribunal’s refusal to temporarily release the former Bosnian Serb leader Ratko Mladic and allow him to go to Russia for health reasons.

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17 May 17

Serbia Denies Receiving Marovic Extradition Demand

Serbia's Justice Ministry says it has not received any request from Montenegro to extradite the former president of Serbia and Montenegro, Svetozar Marovic.

Premium

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25 May 17

Why Serbian Presidents Rule like Milosevic

When Aleksandar Vucic takes over the presidency, he will be able to wield much more power than the job provides, just like his predecessors Slobodan Milosevic and Boris Tadic.

15 May 17

Shafiq Rafat: Engineer, Refugee and Artist

Business

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15 May 17

Romania Worst Hit in Balkans by Cyber-Attack

Romania was the Balkan country worst affected by last Friday's global cyber-attack, while Bulgaria reported that one unnamed public institution was affected.

19 Apr 17

Serbia Hosts Agrokor Summit Without Croatia

13 Apr 17

New Shopping Malls Spring Up Across Belgrade

Culture and Lifestyle

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18 May 17

Central Serbia Made Easy: Topola, Aranđelovac and Kosmaj

Discover stunning churches, spas, vineyards and craft breweries within two hours of Belgrade.

01 May 17

Celebrate May Day, Serbian Style

31 Mar 17

Belgrade Film Festival Going Strong