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13 Jun 07

EU Resumes Pre-Accession Talks with Serbia

Brussels_After a one-year pause, Serbia resumed Stabilisation and Association talks with the European Union on Wednesday.
12 Jun 07

Serbian Police Seize Ammunition, Explosives in Sandzak

Belgrade _ Serbian police uncovered ammunition and bomb-making material in the country’s predominantly Muslim Sandzak region, just outside the breakaway province of Kosovo, Interior Minister Dragan Jocic said Tuesday.

11 Jun 07

Serbian Prime Minister Criticizes US over Kosovo Policy

Belgrade _ The Serbian prime minister blasted the United States' support for an independent Kosovo and dismissed a recent statement by President George W. Bush as injustice and bullying.
07 Jun 07

Police Arrest Eight Over Cigarette Smuggling

Belgrade _ Serbian police arrested eight people over their alleged involvement in a massive cigarette smuggling scheme in the late 1990s, the country's Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by local media on Thursday.
06 Jun 07

Remittances Yield $3 Billion, Serbia's CB Governor Says

Belgrade _ Remittances, or the foreign currency annually sent home by people working abroad, have contributed to Serbia’s economy with around $3 billion, Central Bank Governor Radovan Jelasic said Tuesday.
06 Jun 07

Serbian Radicals Demand No-Confidence Vote Against Government

Belgrade _ The ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party, or SRS, which is the single strongest party in Serbia’s parliament, filed a no-confidence motion in an attempt to topple the government, a party official said Wednesday.
05 Jun 07

Serbian Authorities Investigate Kosovo War Mass Grave

Serbian authorities have launched an investigation of a suspected mass grave site that could contain hundreds of bodies of ethnic Albanians killed during the bloody 1998-1999 Kosovo war, an official said Tuesday.

05 Jun 07

Eight Companies to Compete Over Belgrade Bridge

Belgrade _ Eight foreign companies have placed their pre-qualification bids for the design and construction of a new 929 meters-long bridge over the Ada Ciganlija island on the Sava river in Belgrade, local media reported Tuesday.
04 Jun 07

UN War Crimes Prosecutor Visits Serbia to Meet Top Officials

Belgrade _ Carla Del Ponte, the chief UN war crimes prosecutor began on Monday a visit to Serbia, her first since the formation of the country’s new government last month.

01 Jun 07

Russia Opposes New Draft Resolution on Kosovo, Diplomat Says

Belgrade _ Russia will not back a UN resolution about the final status of Serbia's breakaway of Kosovo which is not acceptable to Belgrade, a top Russian diplomat in Serbia said Friday, according to an official statement.
01 Jun 07

Multi-ethnic Police Centres Open in Southern Serbia

Bujanovac _ Key Serbian officials, Hans Ola Ursdad, the head of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s mission in Belgrade, and Norway’s ambassador to Serbia Hakon Blankenborg, opened Friday three multi-ethnic police training centres in southern Serbia.

31 May 07

Bosnian Serb Police Arrest War Crimes Fugitive

Sarajevo _ Bosnian Serb police has arrested Zdravko Tolimir a wanted war crimes fugitive, a high-ranking international official told Birn’s Justice Report.

30 May 07

Serbs Arrest Seven over War Crimes in Slavonia

Belgrade _ Serbian police have arrested seven people on suspicion of killing or torturing non-Serbs during the war in Croatia, the Interior Ministry said.

30 May 07

IFJ Condemns Attack on Journalists' Union in Serbia

Belgrade_The International Federation of Journalists, meeting at its Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, strongly condemned the harassment of journalists on the Serbian paper Narodne Novine, accusing the management of “cynical union busting”.
29 May 07

Serbian 'Road Mafia' Goes on Trial

Belgrade_ A group of 28 people was put on trial on Tuesday on suspicion of a multimillion fraud scheme dubbed the "Road Mafia."

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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

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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

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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