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24 Oct 14

UN Drafts a Plan to Help Serbia’s Further Development

Irena Vojackova-Sollorano, UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, tells BIRN about the UN’s programme aimed at helping Serbia with its reform plans.

22 Oct 14

New Recession Tests Serbia’s Resolve on Austerity

As Serbia heads again into negative growth, the challenge is to find ways to stimulate growth and production while cutting public spending.

22 Oct 14

Kosovars' Destructive Obsession with Serbia

For the sake of our own future, we Kosovo Albanians need to liberate ourselves from a destructive obsession with Serbia.

18 Oct 14

Own Goals All Round in Abandoned Match Blame Game

The reaction to the Serbia-Albania football fiasco revealed a more serious problem than hooliganism -- lack of real political leadership.

17 Oct 14

Serbian Media Takes Freedom Fight off the Pavement

Media union says battling for press freedom ‘on the streets’ is fruitless, and the fight needs to be taken elsewhere.

16 Oct 14

Football Violence Casts Shadow Over Rama’s Serbian Trip

The chaotic scenes at the Serbia-Albania football match, which had to be called off, mark an inauspicious prologue to the Albanian Prime Minister’s visit to Belgrade.

15 Oct 14

Bringing South East Europe’s Energy Markets Together

Serbia and Albania should play the lead role in assisting the transformation and integration of the region’s energy markets.

08 Oct 14

Serbia’s ‘Grey’ Economy Resists Reform

Reducing the grey or shadow economy could add millions of euros to Serbia’s budget - but the results so far have not been encouraging.

03 Oct 14

Putin Tests Russian Power on Belgrade Visit

Vladimir Putin will be using his forthcoming visit to Serbia to showcase Russia’s continuing influence in Eastern Europe, experts say.

03 Oct 14

Talk Show’s Death Raises Fears for Serbia Media

B92’s decision to ditch the iconic politics show ‘Utisak Nedelje’ will impoverish the media in Serbia, analysts believe.

01 Oct 14

Joy and Necessity Fill Belgrade Streets with Music

They are everywhere from the Terazije underground passage, all the way across the Knez Mihailova Street to the Kalemegdan Park, making people happy with music played both for pleasure and money.  

24 Sep 14

Belgrade Pride: Between External Pressure and Internal Threats

Serbia has the strength and responsibility to enable Gay Pride march to go ahead, but the question remains whether it has will to do so.

24 Sep 14

Disputes Mire Election of Serbia’s First Notaries

Serbia could pay dearly if the courts back claims by disappointed candidates that the selection process broke the law.

23 Sep 14

Extremists Stir Up Tensions in Serbia’s Sandzak

Calls for the formation of an Islamic army and threats of violence by Serb nationalists have fostered feelings of unease in Serbia’s ethnically-mixed Sandzak region.

22 Sep 14

Serbia Forgets Pledge to Leave State Firms to Professionals

In spite of promising to introduce professional management to public companies - instead of politically appointed executives – Serbia’s ruling parties have yet to deliver.