Serbia

Kosovo Serb Judges to be Sworn in on TuesdayPhoto: European Western Balkans

Kosovo Serb Judges to be Sworn in on Tuesday

“Forty-two Serbian judges and fourteen prosecutors are to be sworn in on Tuesday, when the Kosovo President, Hashim Thaci, bringing a decree about making this oath, according to the Office of the President of Kosovo. ‘The adoption decree for judges and prosecutors from non-majority communities in the Republic […]

China’s Electric Trains Run in SerbiaPhoto: Reuters/Marko Djurica

China’s Electric Trains Run in Serbia

“China’s first domestically produced electric locomotive began operating in Serbia, the Chinese manufacturer, CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive, announced late Thursday. The locomotive will serve the busiest freight transport route on the Balkan Peninsula With a maximum speed of 140 km per hour and a rated power of 7,000 kW, […]

Belgrade Celebrates Liberation DayAl-Jazeera Balkans

Belgrade Celebrates Liberation Day

“The event, ‘Freedom 2017,’ marked the anniversary of the liberation of German-occupied Belgrade in the Second World War, carried out by the Yugoslav People’s Army and the Red Army. The ceremony started with the sounding of Serbia’s national anthem, followed by President Aleksandar Vucic reviewing the Vojna Srbija […]

Vucic “Allows” Kosovo Serb Judges to IntegratePhoto: Tanjug / Zoran Zestic

Vucic “Allows” Kosovo Serb Judges to Integrate

“President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic said that he gave permission for the swearing Serbian judges and prosecutors to enter into judicial system of Kosovo. “As for me, I gave approval as President and Government of Serbia after today’s session,” Vucic said at Batajnica airport, where he attended the […]

War Criminal to Teach at Serbian Military AcademyAssociated Press/ABC

War Criminal to Teach at Serbian Military Academy

“A former Serb general convicted of war crimes and two other commanders who took part in a bloody crackdown against Kosovo’s Albanians in the 1990s will be invited to teach at the Balkan country’s military academy, Serbia’s defense minister said Thursday. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has praised former […]

Ambassador Scott’s Dumbfounded by War Criminal ProfessorVesna Andjic/RFERL

Ambassador Scott’s Dumbfounded by War Criminal Professor

“US Ambassador (to Serbia) Kyle Scott said he did not know the details and would not say whether future soldiers in Serbia should learn under officers of the Yugoslav Army who were convicted of war crimes, but said that is something that is unthinkable in the United States. […]

Hungary’s Orban Wants Serbia in EU

Hungary’s Orban Wants Serbia in EU

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has come out in support for Serbia’s accession into the European Union. Orban commented, “We want to further enlargement of the EU to all countries of the Danube region as soon as possible become members … Serbia would be the first to enter, […]

Greek Bank to Sell Serbian Assets

Greek Bank to Sell Serbian Assets

“Piraeus Bank, Greece’s largest bank by assets, agreed to sell its Serbian operations to Serbia’s Direktna Banka, Piraeus said on Tuesday. The bank is still struggling with problem loans after recession in Greece pushed unemployment to record highs. It has said it will slim down by selling wholly […]

Vučić Ecstatic About Israeli InvestmentReuters/Antonio Bronic

Vučić Ecstatic About Israeli Investment

“President Aleksandar Vučić on Tuesday received Israel’s Ambassador Alona Fisher-Kamm, to discuss “overall bilateral relations” between the two countries. According to a statement from the president’s press service, Vučić “expressed satisfaction with the increase in Israeli investments in Serbia, in particular in the construction sector,” while Fisher-Kamm stressed […]

Republika Srpska Passes Military Neutrality Legislation, Could Block NATO MembershipPhoto: Vesna Andjic/RFERL

Republika Srpska Passes Military Neutrality Legislation, Could Block NATO Membership

“Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a nonbinding resolution insisting on the “military neutrality” of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s ethnic Serb-dominated entity, as part of an effort to oppose the country’s potential membership in NATO. Republika Srpska’s legislative body in Banja Luka, the 83-member National Assembly, approved early on October 18 the […]