Tag: Vucic
Balkans 23.01.23 | 10:25

Endgame for the dispute over Kosovo?

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is expected to address the nation this evening, following the publication of a proposal by a group of international interlocutors regarding Kosovo. The plan, apparently supported by the US, France, Germany and other countries, would require that Serbia and Kosovo exchange...

Macedonia 24.05.22 | 20:11

Pendarovski met with Vucic in Davos as Serbia recognized the Macedonian church

The presidents of Serbia and Macedonia, Aleksandar Vucic and Stevo Pendarovski met in Davos today, as the Serbian church finally acknowledged the independence of the Macedonian church. This ended the half a century long dispute, as the Serbian church refused to recognize the Macedonian church as equal. Pendarovski...

World 21.05.22 | 15:57

Orban and Vucic meet to prepare for the coming winter crisis

The leaders of Hungary and Serbia, Viktor Orban and Aleksandar Vucic, met in Novi Sad to discuss preparations for the coming winter, which both said will be among the most difficult in memory. Vucic said that Orban agreed to share some of their excess energy storage facilities to keep the reserves Serbia...

Macedonia 11.04.22 | 20:20

Pendarovski congratulated to Vucic on his re-election

President Stevo Pendarovski finally congratulated to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, on his strong re-election. Pendarovski’s office said that the message was sent on April 6th, but the message was not published at the time. The Zaev regime, which Pendarovski is a part of, has a difficult relationship...

Macedonia 06.04.22 | 14:26

Pendarovski won’t reveal his statement of congratulations to Serbian President Vucic

President Stevo Pendarovski won’t publish the statement of congratulations he sent to President Aleksandar Vucic, after his victory in the recent elections in Serbia. Pendarovski was not named among the leaders who congratulated to Vucic. When asked by Republika, his office informed that Pendarovski...

Balkans 04.04.22 | 00:18

Vucic wins big in Serbian triple elections

President Aleksandar Vucic declared a major victory in the triple elections that took place today in Serbia. Vucic won re-election outright, with 59.9 percent of the vote, well ahead of his closest rival Zdravko Ponos with 17 percent. His SNS party will also have over 120 seats in Parliament, against...

Balkans 03.04.22 | 23:16

Serbia: Aleksandar Vucic and his SNS party score easy victories in general and presidential elections, may stumble in the local race for Belgrade

Early election results from Serbia show that President Aleksandar Vucic likely won re-election in the first round, carrying 59.8 percent of the vote amid a weak and divided opposition field. His best performing opponent, Zdravko Ponosh, won 17 percent, followed by a smattering of candidates that polled...

Balkans 19.03.22 | 18:16

Vucic and Orban were among the first passengers on the Chinese funded high speed rail link between Belgrade and Novi Sad

The first train crossed along the new Belgrade – Novi Sad high speed railroad today, in just a little over an hour. The new railroad is part of a major project to build a high speed rail link between Hungary and Serbia, and further south deeper into the Balkans. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic...

Economy 19.03.22 | 00:06

Food shortages: Government hopes that Serbia will provide enough wheat

Agriculture Minister Ljupco Nikolovski today announced a mission to Serbia where he will try to obtain more grains. Europe and the wider region are facing food shortages due to the war in Ukraine, and Serbia is one of the few Balkan countries that have wheat and corn to spare. We will discuss a plan...

Macedonia 09.03.22 | 15:26

Vucic: The entire region turned to Serbia, is asking us for grain

During his meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto today, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the entire region has turned to Serbia to seek wheat and corn. In a day we received orders that amount to a quarter of our total reserves. We can’t meet them logistically. Prices...

Macedonia 05.03.22 | 22:28

Vucic says Serbia will satisfy all grain needs in the region

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced that he will likely limit exports of grain from Serbia, but that it would not apply to neighboring countries such as Macedonia. Serbia recently delivered 50,000 tons of grain and 25,000 tons of corn to Macedonia, to help with the spiking prices on the European...

Macedonia 26.12.21 | 12:09

Live mic shows how Zaev’s successor Dimitar Kovacevski was mocked by Rama and Vucic

Audio from a live microphone shows an awkward moment during this week’s Open Balkan summit in Tirana, revealing how Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic disrespected Dimitar Kovacevski, Zaev’s successor as SDSM party leader. Zaev brought Kovacevski to the...

Balkans 11.12.21 | 21:24

Vucic names Macedonia as a bad example of a country forced to import extremely expensive electricity because it is not energy independent

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic named Macedonia as a bad example in the region of a country that is unable to secure its energy independence. Vucic was speaking following the deal he arranged with Russia for a favorably low gas price. We will have major problems in the region and in Europe because...

Balkans 01.11.21 | 17:54

Rama and Vucic discussed what to do with their Open Balkan initiative after Zaev resigned

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that he spoke with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to discuss what comes next for their Open Balkan / Mini Schengen initiative, after Zoran Zaev announced his resignation as Prime Minister of Macedonia. Vucic, Rama and Zaev launched the initiative to further integrate...

Balkans 19.10.21 | 15:17

Hungary and Serbia begin reconstruction of a 150 years old railway link

Serbia and Hungary began work today on reconstructing the 150 years old railway line linking Subotica and Szeged. Leaders Viktor Orban and Aleksandar Vucic were at the opening ceremony in Horgosh today to mark the beginning of the major infrastructure project. This project is characteristic for all Orban...

Macedonia 16.08.21 | 20:16

Albania: Protesters criticized Prime Minister Rama for being part of the “Open Balkan” project

Protesters gathered in front of the Albanian Government to denounce Prime Minister Edi Rama for his promotion of the “Open Balkan” project – which would put Albania, Serbia and Macedonia in a even more integrated common market. The protesters carried pictures of Rama with Serbian President...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 12:35

Vucic predicts no effective borders between Macedonia, Serbia and Albania from 2023

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the three countries of the Mini Schengen initiative – Macedonia, Albania and Serbia, will have no effective borders between them starting in January 2023. This will be a historic moment. There will still be borders, but our citizens won’t be stopped...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 11:53

Plaque of gratitude to Vucic for helping vaccinate Macedonian journalists

The President of the Macedonian Association of Journalists (MAN) Ivona Talevska awarded Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic with a plaque of gratitude for his help in getting Macedonian citizens vaccinated. Estimated 40,000 Macedonians were vaccinated in Serbia, especially during the spring and early...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 09:28

Zaev, Vucic and Rama will adopt a new name for their Mini Schengen initiative

The leaders of Macedonia, Albania and Serbia will discuss a new name for their Mini Schengen initiative today. Zaev, Vucic and Rama are meeting in Skopje, to talk about opening the markets of the three countries, but also to change the clunky name of the initiative. Other countries were invited to join,...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 09:12

Vucic makes veiled criticism of Bulgaria’s treatment of Macedonia

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic criticized the way Bulgaria treats Macedonia, as it claims the Macedonian national identity, and blocks Macedonia from opening its EU accession talks. Vucic contrasted this with what he said is Serbia’s hands-off treatment of Macedonia. We ask nothing from the...

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