“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he would seek a guarantee that his country would join the European Union in 2025 as part of any deal with neighboring Kosovo which would pave the way for both states to enter the bloc.

Serbia and its former province Kosovo committed to an EU-mediated dialogue to improve relations and resolve all outstanding issues between them in 2013, but little progress has been made since then.

‘If we ever reach an agreement (with Pristina), Serbia would need to get clear guarantees that it would become an EU member state in 2025,’ Vucic told Reuters in an interview.” (Reuters)

“Hundreds of participants in an LGBT pride parade in Belgrade were joined by the city’s mayor, Zoran Radojcic, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who is herself a lesbian, and a number of ambassadors on September 16. A few dozen Orthodox Christian protesters stood near the route of the LGBT parade and recited prayers. They carried Orthodox icons, banners with slogans such as ‘Immorality and gay shamelessness — never more in public life,’ and a portrait of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, whom a UN tribunal has found guilty of genocide.” (RFE/RL)

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic thanked India’s Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu for his country’s decision to reject the independence of Kosovo, saying India can count on Serbia’s support in international institutions.’You can count on our support and our vote, just as we could always count on the support of India,’ Vucic said at a joint press conference with Naidu.

He said that he spoke with the Indian Vice-President about economic cooperation between their two countries and that trade between them is currently worth USD 200 million, but that it could be bigger.” (N1)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic arrived in Beijing, where he will take part in the World Economic Forum, known as ‘Summer Davos.’ As announced in the World Economic Forum, this conference, dedicated to the fourth industrial revolution, will be the largest ever, with more than 2,000 participants from 100 countries.

As far as Serbia is concerned, President Vučić, on the eve of his visit to China, said that his visit would be one of the most important he ever had, both economically and politically. He said that the most powerful companies from that country announced that they wanted to talk with us and that he expects to bring good and important news for our citizens upon return, which will further accelerate the growth of the economy.” (translated from Politika)