“US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott announced today that he is “frustrated” that the trial of the suspects for burning the US Embassy in Belgrade has been postponed again. ‘I heard that there was another postponement of the trial and it’s frustrating for me because the crime occurred 2008 and now is 2017 with still no decision on those who burned the Embassy, and more importantly those who were not punished for ordering the police to take cover while the building was being lit on fire,” Scott told reporters in Belgrade. (translated from Beta)

“The first session of the Working Group to support the internal dialogue on Kosovo in Serbia, scheduled for tomorrow (October 30), Radio Television Serbia (RTS) learned today. The Chairman of the Working Group and Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric will meet with members of the body in the Serbian government building, according to the RTS.The task of this Working Group will be to provide support to the competent authorities and bodies in the dialogue process, as well as to monitor and coordinate activities in the process.” (translated from Beta.rs)

“Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Friday evening that Catalonia’s unilateral declaration of independence had no legal effect, as far as Serbia was concerned. ‘Serbia supports Spain’s territorial integrity, and that act is not in line with the Spanish constitutional system,’ Dacic said. In addition, the Serbian foreign minister and first deputy prime minister also observed “similarities” with “the unilateral act of Pristina” – i.e., with Kosovo, Serbia’s southern province, where ethnic Albanians unilaterally declared independence in 2008 – a proclamation that Serbia rejects as a violation of its Constitution, and the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.” (B92)