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Serbia: Referendum on Constitutional Amendments by year’s end, according to Dacic

The deadline for holding a referendum on changing the constitution is by the end of the year, said Serbian National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dačić. He said if parliamentary elections were to take place next year, changes to the constitution would have to be approved before parliament could be dissolved. He stressed that consultations on amending…

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Kosovo and Serbia discuss implementation of agreements in Brussels

The chief negotiators of Kosovo and Serbia held their first meeting since the resumption of dialogue between the two countries last month. The talks focused on a review of the implementation of more than 30 agreements signed since the start of the dialogue in 2011. On Wednesday, the two teams met in Brussels, following separate…

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Vucic: Serbia to decide if and when to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday that Serbia would decide when and if to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with its interests and international law. Under the Washington agreements that Vucic and then Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti signed at the White House in September 2020, Serbia agreed to move…

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Kosovo Serbia

US Expects Kosovo and Serbia to respect Washington agreement

The United States expects Kosovo and Serbia to honor the commitments they made in Washington on September 4, 2020. “We hope our partners act in good faith and will continue to live up to the commitments they made in Washington,” the US State Department told VOA in Serbia on Wednesday. On September 4, 2020, Kosovo…

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Serbia: Dačić on Thursday with Brnabić and Popov for Chapter 23

On Thursday, Serbian National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic will meet with Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Justice Minister Maja Popović, as well as representatives of the Supreme Judicial Council and the Council of Prosecutors. They will discuss Chapter 23 of the Action Plan in the framework of accession negotiations between Serbia and the European Union, parliament…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina Serbia

BiH: Serbia is not ready to face the past, says Izetbegovic

The resolution of the Montenegrin Parliament, which condemns the genocide in Srebrenica and prohibits its denial, is a major step towards accepting the truth about the events of the 1990s, which is the basis for continuing to build trust and build relations. between the states and peoples of the Balkans, said Bakir Izetbegovic, President of…

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Serbia: Consultations on constitutional changes begin

Consultations on constitutional changes in Serbia began today in the Serbian Parliament at 9:00 am. The meeting was attended by Parliament Speaker Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Minister of Justice Maja Popović, Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Legislation Jelena Zarić Kovačević and others. Deputies recently approved the Serbian government’s proposal to…

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EC: Albania, Northern Macedonia and Serbia on list of countries that can move freely in Schengen area

The European Council today updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. Following a review, as recommended by the phase of lifting temporary restrictions on unnecessary travel to the EU, the European Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stated in the Council Recommendation,…

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Serbia

Serbia: SNS completely dominant in local elections in the municipalities of Merošina, Vranje and Raška

The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won all seats in yesterday’s local council elections in the municipalities of Merošina, Vranje and Raška. In Merošina, where elections were held in 29 local communities, with a total of 64.33% of the total number of registered voters voting at polling stations, the SNS won all 145 seats. In Vranje,…

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Kosovo Serbia

Palmer: Kurti and Vucic could sign the Kosovo-Serbia agreement this year

US Deputy Undersecretary of State and US Special Envoy for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer said that Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Vucic could sign an agreement this year to normalize relations between the two countries. In terms of borders and territories, Palmer does not see it as an issue that Kosovo…

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Serbia

Production of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine begins in Serbia on June 4th

The Belgrade Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Serum “Torlak” will officially start production of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine on Serbian soil on Friday, June 4th, the press service of Serbian Minister of Innovation and Technological Development Nenad Popovic, who also heads group parliamentary friendship with Russia, he told TASS on Wednesday. “Production of…

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Vucic: Serbia will not impose sanctions on China and Russia

Serbia will not impose sanctions on China and Russia even though it is on track to join the European Union, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told TV Happy on Monday. “We are on the road to the EU. Serbia is a militarily neutral country. Serbia, unlike some other countries, which are on the European path, will…

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EC: Serbia has made progress in many areas, but there are also delays

Serbia has made progress in various areas, but also faces delays, and justice reforms need to be accelerated, especially with regard to the independence of the judiciary, the fight against corruption and organized crime, media freedom and the handling of war crimes, he said. in the latest unofficial report on the rule of law in…

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Serbia: Cancellation of coal plant in Serbia’s Kolubara B opens room for decarbonisation

Earlier this week, Serbian media reported that plans for the new 350 MW Kolubara B coal-fired power plant have been suspended. This is a strong demonstration of political will as the Ministry of Mines and Energy seeks to steer the country towards energy transition. It will take some bolder moves to cement this road and…

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Serbia: Law on Gender Equality adopted

Late last night, the Serbian Parliament approved the Law on Gender Equality, as well as amendments to the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination. Minister for Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue Gordana Comic said the two laws should enable everyone to feel that they live in a slightly more just society. The Law on…

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Mojsilović: Serbia is committed to peace, stability and military neutrality

The Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Army, General Milan Mojsilović, attended the meeting of the European Union Military Committee held on Wednesday in Brussels at the level of Chiefs of General Staff. The meeting discussed the contribution of partner countries in the missions and training operations of the European Union, in which members…

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BiH and Serbia laid the foundation stone for HPP Buk Bijela

The prime ministers of Republika Srpska, Radovan Višković, and Serbia, Ana Brnabić, laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Buk Bijela Hydropower Plant (HEC) on the Drina River, near Foča. This act formalized the beginning of the construction of a very profitable electricity factory, which is expected for more than half a century.…

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The new enlargement methodology will be applied to Montenegro and Serbia

The Council agreed on the implementation of the revised enlargement methodology in the accession negotiations with Montenegro and Serbia, after both candidate countries expressed their acceptance of the new methodology. The changes will be decided within the existing framework of negotiations with Montenegro and Serbia during the forthcoming Intergovernmental Conferences. The European Union and its…