Serbia

Dodik Dreams of Referendum, Likens RS to KosovoPhoto: Vesna Andjic/RFERL

Dodik Dreams of Referendum, Likens RS to Kosovo

Republika Srpska (RS) Leader Milorad Dodik has told Deutsche Welle in an interview that he dreams of a referendum in the Serb entity of BiH, but for now, “the referendum is not on the agenda.” He went on to explain that the written Dayton Accords fall in line with […]

Russian Parliament Delegation on Official Visit to Serbia

Russian Parliament Delegation on Official Visit to Serbia

Russian government-owned news outlet TASS is reports, “A delegation of Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of parliament) led by its Speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, will pay an official visit to Serbia on November 20-21, during which she will meet with the country’s top officials and address the plenary session […]

Brnabic – We Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Russia and WestPhoto: Cord Magazine

Brnabic – We Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Russia and West

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has told the Financial Times that her country should not be asked to choose between the West and Russia. PM Brnabic commented, “’It is unfair to ask Serbia to pick and choose, and I don’t think it’s needed. We are not pro-US or pro-Russian, […]

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Vucic – We Need Document w/ Kosovo for EU; EU – SRB Making Good Progress, Journalists Protest Lack of Free Media, Defense Minister in UAEPhoto: Vesna Andjic/RFERL

Serbia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Vucic – We Need Document w/ Kosovo for EU; EU – SRB Making Good Progress, Journalists Protest Lack of Free Media, Defense Minister in UAE

“The EU ‘will not allow Serbia to become a full member without a legally binding document at the end of the process of normalizing relations with Pristina.’  ‘You need to carry out a normalization of the situation, as they put it,’ Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday, […]

Vucic Meets Stoltenberg at NATO HQPhoto: NATO

Vucic Meets Stoltenberg at NATO HQ

“NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Allies welcomed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (15 November 2017) to discuss cooperation between the Alliance and Serbia, as well as the security challenges facing the Western Balkans. The Secretary General stressed that NATO’s partnership with Serbia can bring […]

US, Serbia Military Exercises Begin While NATO in BosniaPhoto: Vesna Adnjic/RFERL

US, Serbia Military Exercises Begin While NATO in Bosnia

“At the invitation of the Serbian government, U.S. Army paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, will conduct a bilateral Serbian and U.S. airborne exercise this week. Exercise Double Eagle begins on November 17 at Batajnica Airfield, in Belgrade. Double Eagle is designed to […]

IMF to Balkans: Reform!

IMF to Balkans: Reform!

“Balkan nations need to develop a legal framework for dealing with bad loans, speed up judicial reforms and improve bankruptcy and insolvency laws to improve their economic prospects, the International Monetary Fund said in report on Monday. The report on six western Balkan nations – Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, […]

Kosovo Amb Citaku and Serbia FM Dacic Square Up  in UNPhoto: impakter.com

Kosovo Amb Citaku and Serbia FM Dacic Square Up in UN

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovo Ambassador to the USVlora Citaku have faced off at a UN Security Council session on Kosovo. Their statements focused on the European Union facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, the status of the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and the status of […]

Suspended Sentences for US Embassy Attackers in BelgradePhoto: react.usip.org

Suspended Sentences for US Embassy Attackers in Belgrade

“A Serbian court on Tuesday issued suspended prison sentences for four suspects and acquitted three others who were tried in the 2008 torching of the U.S. embassy in Belgrade after a rally against Kosovo’s declaration of independence. The U.S. embassy criticized the ruling, saying ‘it is difficult to understand […]