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15 Apr 14

Serbian Leader Defuses Row Over TV N1

Following tensions in Serbia over CNN's affiliate in the Balkans, TV N1, Serbia's likely prime minister told the US investment firm behind the station that N1 is welcome in Serbia.

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15 Apr 14

PACE Vote on Russia Splits Serbian Parties

The Serbian delegation's split vote about Russian actions in Ukraine in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly has stirred controversy at home.

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15 Apr 14

Serbia Rehabilitates Queen Maria of Yugoslavia

A Belgrade court rehabilitated former queen Maria Karadjordjevic, ruling that she was illegally stripped of her property and citizenship by the communist authorities in 1947.

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14 Apr 14

Campaigners Demand More Women in New Serbia Govt

As talks on forming a new Serbian government continue, a group of the country's NGOs said the new cabinet should be 30 per cent female, with a female deputy prime minister.

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14 Apr 14

Kosovo Asks EU to Set Up New Tribunal

President Atifete Jahjaga said she would ask the EU to set up a special court outside Kosovo to deal with war crimes committed in the 1990s, having secured all-party consent.

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11 Apr 14

HRW Backs New Kosovo War Crimes Tribunal

Kosovo’s parliament should approve the establishment of a special court, located abroad, to try alleged war crimes and other grave crimes left over from the Kosovo conflict, Human Rights Watch has urged.

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11 Apr 14

Kosovo Serb Arrested For Policeman's Killing

Kosovo and EULEX Police on Friday arrested a 32-year-old Kosovo Serb in connection with the killing of a police officer in July 2011.

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11 Apr 14

Schroeder Optimistic About Serbia's EU Goals

The former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said in Belgrade on Thursday that Serbia's hopes of joining the EU by 2020 were realistic, as well as conforming to the historic wishes of the Serbian people.

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11 Apr 14

Serbia's Pink TV Shifts Cable Channels to Bosnia

Serbia's Pink International has ceased cable operations in Serbia but has requested a license to operate in Bosnia, where operations are cheaper.

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10 Apr 14

Kosovo MPs Outraged as War Memorial Closes

Kosovo MPs have slated the authorities for neglecting a memorial dedicated to Kosovo fighters whose sponsors have now closed it, saying it was vandalised.

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10 Apr 14

Vucic, Tadic Agree Key Issues Facing Serbia

As talks on the new government continue, Aleksandar Vucic, leader of the ruling Progressive Party, and Boris Tadic, leader of the New Democratic Party, reached 'a significant level of agreement' at a meeting held Thursday.

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10 Apr 14

EU Doubts About South Stream Alarm Serbia

Amid reports that the EU may freeze further work on the South Stream gas pipeline, Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic insisted that the project remained important for both Europe and Serbia.

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10 Apr 14

Kosovo Constitution Still Challenged in North

Six years after Kosovo's independence constitution came into force, authorities in Pristina are still struggling to implement it in the Serb-run north of the country.

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10 Apr 14

Serbian Star Ceca Declared Not Guilty of Assault

The folk star Svetlana Raznatovic 'Ceca' and her son-in-law on Wednesday were acquitted of charges of assaulting and threatening the president of the football club Mladi Proleter in 2007.

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09 Apr 14

Foreign Cars Face Clamps for Illegal Parking

Belgrade’s Parking Service has started clamping illegally-parked vehicles with foreign plates that have multiple unpaid parking tickets.

Premium

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08 Apr 14

Balkans Weigh Impact of Russia-Ukraine Gas Feud

If Russia cuts or curbs the gas supply to Ukraine, some Balkan countries, especially Bosnia and Serbia, could be hard hit, as they lack alternative supply routes.

Business

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14 Apr 14

South Stream Work in Serbia on Course, Gazprom Says

The South Stream gas pipeline project in Serbia will this year enter the active implementation stage, a Gazprom official said.

Culture and Lifestyle

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14 Apr 14

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Connects Belgrade and Pristina

Actors from Serbia and Kosovo have joined forces to stage a joint production of the Shakespeare play in a bid to promote mutual understanding and connections.