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23 Oct 14

UEFA to Rule on Serbia-Albania Match Mayhem

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will hold a hearing on Thursday to discuss disciplinary proceeding against the Serbian and Albanian football federations over the amatch on October 14, which was called off amid battles on the pitch.

23 Oct 14

Rumours Swirl Over Fate of Serbia's TV B92

After the once famous Serbian broadcaster announced it was changing location and direction, there are reports that it may change its name as well

23 Oct 14

Serbia Orders Arrest of Ex-Policeman Fighting in Ukraine

Former Serbian anti-terrorist police spokesperson Radomir Pocuca, on trial for threatening peace campaigners, faces arrest for not appearing in court after he joined pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

22 Oct 14

Kosovo-Serbia Talks Need Reviving, Report Says

New momentum is needed in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue after the timeout caused by elections in both countries, a report by Kosovo and Slovak think tanks suggests.

22 Oct 14

Serbian Teachers Protest Against Wage Cuts

As Serbia readies to adopt a revised budget containing new austerity measures, education unions have announced a public protest for October 22.

22 Oct 14

Serbian Police Official to Be Jailed in Germany

Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic will be sent to a German prison to serve his 18-year sentence for war crimes against Albanians in Kosovo.

20 Oct 14

Striking Serbian Lawyers Protest in Belgrade

Several thousand lawyers who have been on strike since the middle of September demonstrated in front of the Serbian government building in Belgrade.

20 Oct 14

Albanian PM’s Visit to Belgrade Postponed

After the disruption at the Serbia-Albania football match in Belgrade, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has postponed his planned visit to the Serbian capital until November.

18 Oct 14

Serbian Police Guards Albanian Embassy Ahead of Match

A heavy police presence has been deployed around the Albanian embassy in Belgrade amid fears it could be targeted by football hooligans.

17 Oct 14

Attacks on Albanian Shops in Serbia Condemned

A wave of attacks on Albanian businesses in Serbia has occurred in the wake of the disastrous Serbia-Albania football match earlier this week.

17 Oct 14

In Pictures: Serbian Military Parade

About 20,000 people gathered to see the grand parade marking the anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade.

17 Oct 14

Kosovo, Serbia Sports Fans Chew Over Football Violence

Sports players and commentators from Kosovo and Serbia on Kosovo TV have debated the causes and aftermatch of the abortive football match between Serbia and Albania, which ended in chaos.

16 Oct 14

Vucic Thanks Putin for Russia's Friendship to Serbia

After the Russian leader arrived in Belgrade to watch a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade, Prime Minister Vucic lauded the ties between the two countries.

16 Oct 14

Kosovo Charges Serbia With Delaying Agreements

Kosovo has presented a report to the EU on the Kosovo-Serbia agreements, accusing Belgrade of being unwilling to implement all the accords reached in Brussels.    

15 Oct 14

Serbia Blames Albanian PM's Brother for Football Chaos

The office of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has accused the brother of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama of causing chaos at a football match in Belgrade.


22 Oct 14

Serbia MPs to Debate Revised Austerity Budget

Serbia's Finance Minister on Wednesday announced that parliament will shortly debate a draft revised budget and accompanying bills on cutting spending.

Culture and Lifestyle

11 Oct 14

Junkyard Art Holds Message for the Planet

Vlado Kostov’s sculptures, all made from scrap metal, are not just interesting artworks; they tell of the need to save planet Earth.