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06 Jul 15

Revolting Video Game Becomes Viral Hit in Serbia

Tens of thousands of people in Serbia have played a new video game, which is based on a local revolt in the city of Nis against a hike in central heating prices.  

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03 Jul 15

Serbian Security Officer Denies Journalist Murder Plot

Milan Radonjic, one of the former security officers on trial for organising the murder of Serbian opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija in 1999, said he was not in contact with the alleged killer.

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03 Jul 15

Serbs See Court System as Corrupt, Report

Institutional corruption is one of the biggest problems in Serbia and many see the judiciary as the most corrupt institution, a report by the Council of Europe on July 2 said.

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02 Jul 15

Region's Police Target Illegal Migrant Traffickers

Police from Serbia, Hungary, Germany and Austria, meeting in Belgrade, agreed to intensify work on preventing illegal migrants - and focus on arresting traffickers.

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02 Jul 15

UN ‘Shares Blame for Srebrenica Genocide’

At a UN General Assembly event to commemorate the 1995 massacres of Bosniaks, secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said the UN shared the blame because it did not prevent genocide being committed.

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02 Jul 15

Dacic Accuses West of Hypocrisy Over Russia

The Serbian Foreign Minister has accused Western democracies of hypocritically pressuring Serbia to join the sanctions against Russia while increasing their own trade with Moscow.

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01 Jul 15

Serbia Puts 47 State-Owned Media on Sale

The Serbian Privatization agency has announced the sale of 47 out of 73 state-owned media outlets, which should be completed by the end of October.

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01 Jul 15

Serbia, Hungary End Row Over Border Fence

At a joint meeting of the two governments in Budapest, Hungary said the new border fence is not directed against Serbia and will prevent a further mass influx of illegal immigrants.

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30 Jun 15

Serbian President ‘Ready’ to Go to Srebrenica

After initially refusing to attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Srebrenica massacres, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said he was now ready to go in order to help reconciliation.

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30 Jun 15

EU-led Serbia Kosovo Talks End in Stalemate

Leaders of Serbia and Kosovo failed to reach an agreement on four key issues at a meeting in Brussels on June 29, each side blaming the other for the logjam.

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29 Jun 15

Bosnian Serbs Urge UN to Drop Srebrenica Resolution

A Bosnian Serb leader told the UN secretary-general that a planned Security Council resolution to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres would cause more divisions.

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29 Jun 15

Ancient Oak Stalls Highway Construction in Serbia

Opposition to constructors’ plans to cut down a 600-year-old oak tree has interrupted the building of a highway connecting Belgrade with the Montenegrin coast.

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29 Jun 15

Kosovo Govt Seeks New Vote on War Court

The government wants a fresh parliamentary vote to allow the establishment of a controversial new special court to try Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas after MPs failed to back it last week.

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29 Jun 15

Kosovo Govt Seeks New Vote on War Court

The government wants a fresh parliamentary vote to allow the establishment of a controversial new special court to try Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas after MPs failed to back it last week.

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29 Jun 15

Serbia Unveils Monument to Gavrilo Princip

Serbia’s president unveiled a statue of Princip, whose murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand helped to spark World War I, saying that the assassin tried to liberate Balkan countries from slavery.

Business

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02 Jul 15

Serbia Failing to Stem Exodus of Young Talent

As more and more young people leave, the government must implement rather than just discuss strategies designed to retain local talent.

Culture and Lifestyle

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04 Jun 15

Festival Aims to Rebuild Serbia-Kosovo Relations

A festival in Belgrade of Kosovo Albanian films, exhibitions, concerts and debates about the 1990s conflict is aimed at restoring personal contacts between Serbs and their neighbours.