Tag: Serbia
Balkans 03.06.19 | 14:11

Serbs work for the state five months of the year

During the course of one year, workers in Serbia effectively work five months for the state, with their families having to make do with the left over earnings from the remaining seven months. Experts say many in the country are unaware of the taxes and fees they pay, Serbia N1 TV station reports. In...

Balkans 30.05.19 | 11:15

Kosovo police released six Serbs arrested in Monday’s raids

Kosovan police released six ethnic Serbs who were arrested during Monday’s police raid in the northern part of Kosovo. The men were arrested for obstructing the arrests of a group of 19 police officers, most of them Serbs, who were arrested on charges of being involved in a criminal organization....

Balkans 28.05.19 | 10:10

Serbian Army and police put on alert over Kosovo events

The Serbian president has ordered the Serbian Army to be put on full combat readiness. The same has been done by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP). This comes after the Kosovo police “Rosu” unit stormed the north of Kosovo and Metohija. The MUP has put its special units on full alert....

Macedonia 16.05.19 | 19:47

While neighboring countries complete their highway networks, Macedonia sits on the sidelines

While highway construction in Macedonia has completely stalled over the past two years, both Serbia and Kosovo are completing their highway links to Macedonia. Serbia opens the Grdlicka Klisura highway on Saturday. The new road is built over what was a notoriously difficult stretch going through rough...

Balkans 22.04.19 | 19:23

Serbia pledges 1 million euros for Notre Dame

The Government of Serbia decides to help the reconstruction of fire-stricken Paris landmark the Notre Dame Cathedral with million Euros, the FoNet news agency has reported on Monday, citing a Government statement. The statement added that this donation “confirms a centuries-long friendship with French...

Macedonia 17.04.19 | 19:40

Only North without Republic in the new passports of the Macedonians in Serbia

Macedonians living on the territory of Serbia are disturbed by the fact that their documents do not contain the description of the constitutional regulation of the country. As they say, they have not been able to get an explanation as to why the term Republic is not contained. Why the full name is not...

Balkans 05.03.19 | 10:53

Vucic hints at possible progress toward recognizing Kosovo

President Aleksandar Vucic hinted Monday that Serbia may be willing to recognise Kosovo as a sovereign state, but would require something in return from its former province as part of a broader compromise deal, AFP reported. We must first find the compromise, we can not recognise Kosovo without getting...

Balkans 10.02.19 | 19:50

Serbian opposition begins Parliament boycott

Serbian opposition parties intend to boycott the Parliament unless their demands are met and conditions for free and fair elections are prepared. We don’t want to continue being part of the facade of democracy and to legitimize a totalitarian regime which suffocates all critical thinking and treats...

Balkans 18.01.19 | 13:14

Serbian leg of Turkish Stream will be finished in 2019

The construction of the Serbian leg of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will have been completed by the end of 2019 – CEO of Gazprom, Alexei Miller has said, adding that the Serbian segment will be 403 kilometres long. “The pipeline will cross the Serbian-Bulgarian border and go all the way up to...

Balkans 18.01.19 | 09:49

120,000 Serbs welcome Putin in Belgrade (video)

Russian President Vladimir Putin finished his one-day visit to Serbia on Wednesday evening with a visit to the Temple of St. Sava in Belgrade, b92.net reported. A huge crowd of people, estimated by police to be about 120,000 strong, gathered in front of this Serbian Orthodox church to welcome him,...

Balkans 18.01.19 | 09:30

Vladimir Putin gets lavish welcome on visit to ally Serbia

Amid a lavish welcome, Vladimir Putin arrived in Serbia on Thursday in a show of the Russian president’s support for the Balkan country’s populist leader and his pro-Moscow policies, AP reported. Putin landed at Belgrade airport after his presidential plane was escorted over Serbian airspace by MiG-29...

Balkans 13.01.19 | 10:16

Serbian protesters hit the streets for sixth weekend demonstration

Several thousand people have turned out in Belgrade for the sixth week of street protests against populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. Demonstrations first started after thugs beat up an opposition politician in November, prompting calls for more democracy and an end to political...

Balkans 27.12.18 | 12:05

Thaci: We won the war with Serbia, now let’s win the peace

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said on Wednesday that Kosovo had won the war with Serbia but now had to win the peace. “We have had a century of hostility with Serbia. We won the war at a great price. Now it’s time to win the peace with Serbia for us and future generations,” Thaci said in his annual...

Balkans 18.12.18 | 12:04

Serbia and Kosovo trade accusations over Pristina’s new army

The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo traded accusations Monday at the U.N. Security Council over Kosovo’s decision to transform its 4,000-strong security force into a regular army and Serbia’s threat of armed intervention — but both expressed their readiness for dialogue, AP reports. Serbian President...