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26 Jun 07

Serbia's Bank Governor Predicts Larger Budget Gap

Belgrade _ Serbia will have a gap in its 2007 budget that is three times larger than had been expected, the media on Tuesday quoted the Central Bank governor, Radovan Jelasic, as saying.
26 Jun 07

Europe Offers Dialogue on Visa-free Regime with Balkans

Brussels_ Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission for Justice, Freedom and Security, said on Tuesday Balkan states could soon expect easier visas to the Europe Union or a visa-free regime.
25 Jun 07

Miners in Serbia Strike over Overdue Allowances

Belgrade _ About 30,000 miners in Serbia on Monday announced a one-hour warning strike over overdue allowances.
22 Jun 07

EU Wants More Talks on Kosovo

Brussels_ EU states agreed to postpone a final decision on Kosovo’s independence, and said talks on the unresolved status of the province should continue.
22 Jun 07

World Bank Loans Serbia 188 Million Dollars

Belgrade_The World Bank has approved 188 million dollars in International Development Association, IDA, credits and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, loans the bank said in a statement carried by Serbian media on Friday.
22 Jun 07

Serbian President Ready for Compromise on Kosovo

Belgrade _ Serbia’s president said on Friday he is ready to compromise over the legal status of breakaway Kosovo but warned the West that its plan to make the province independent could destabilise Europe.
21 Jun 07

Serbia Praises Russia`s Rejection of New Draft Resolution

Belgrade _Serbia welcomed Russia's move Thursday to reject a United Nations resolution on the future of Kosovo and said that the new resolution would only predetermine an outcome of independence for the contested territory.
20 Jun 07

New UN Draft Resolution to Postpone Decision on Independence

New York, Brussels _ The latest US and EU sponsored draft resolution presented to members of the UN Security Council on Wednesday will postpone a decision on Kosovo`s final status for up to four months, diplomatic sources told Balkan Insight.
20 Jun 07

Board of Belgrade's Partizan Football Club Resigns

Belgrade _ The president and entire managing board of one of Serbia’s top football clubs, Partizan of Belgrade, resigned after less than six months in charge after poor on-field performance and internal bickering.
20 Jun 07

Attackers Injure Croat Minority Leader In Serbia

Belgrade _ The head of an ethnic Croat political party in Serbia’s northern Vojvodina province was attacked and severely beaten earlier this week, his Hrvatsko-Bunjevacko-Sokacka party announced Wednesday.
17 Jun 07

Montenegrins Arrest Kosovo War Crimes Fugitive

Podgorica, Belgrade _ Montenegrin state security agents on Sunday arrested Vlastimir Djordjevic Rodja, a former Serbian police general sought for war crimes during the 1999 Kosovo conflict by the Netherlands-based United Nations tribunal, a top Serbian official said.

15 Jun 07

Serbian Government Proposes 2007 Draft Budget

Belgrade _ The Serbian government’s draft budget for 2007 envisions a spending gap of 13.7 billion dinars ($2.3 billion), or 0.5% of the Gross Domestic Product, Serbian media reported Friday.
15 Jun 07

Ethnic Albanians in South Serbia Rally to Join Kosovo

Presevo_Hundreds of ethnic Albanians from Serbia’s volatile south rallied Friday in the town of Presevo and demanded secession of Presevo, Bujanovac, and Medvedja in order to become part of Kosovo.

14 Jun 07

Defence Ministers Meet in Brussels

Brussels_The defence ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia are participating for the first time today and tomorrow in high-level meetings at NATO headquarters.
13 Jun 07

Brussels Warns Serbia: 'Big Bear Hugs are Dangerous'

Brussels_ The European Union warned Serbia its membership in the trade bloc could suffer if the country gets closer to Russia than the West.


18 Jan 18

Murder Puts Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue in Doubt

Following the brutal slaying of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, analysts from both Serbia and Kosovo fear for the future of the EU-led dialogue, which was already in trouble.

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

02 Jan 18

Serbian Fan Group Rediscovers Romance of Sport


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

Culture and Lifestyle

11 Jan 18

Slobodan Milosevic Revived in Kosovo Serbs’ Musical

A musical staged by a Serb theatre ensemble from Kosovo about the 1999 war and Serb-Albanian relations will feature late Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic as the “tragic protagonist”.

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

20 Oct 17

Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art to Reopen