Reuven Rivlin said on July 26 after talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that the 2016 bill should serve as a model for other countries.

Thousands of Serbian Jews perished during Nazi occupation of the Balkan country during World War II.

Rivlin arrived in Serbia from neighboring Croatia, where he met with top officials and visited the site of a World War II concentration camp run by a pro-Nazi puppet regime where tens of thousands of Jews, Serbs, and Roma were killed.” (RFE/RL)


“A prominent lawyer who was on the defence team of former strongman Slobodan Milosevic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has been shot and killed.

A police statement says Dragoslav Ognjanovic was killed late Saturday outside his home in the Serbian capital, Belgrade.

Mr Ognjanovic’s 26-year-old son was wounded in his right arm, it added.

Mr Ognjanovic was part of the legal team that defended Milosevic at the UN tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, where he was tried for war crimes of the Balkan wars of the 1990s.” (The Independent)


“According to a press release from Vucic’s office, they spoke about the situation in the region, the support of the Foundation to EU integration of Serbia, and reforms in the field of media and the rule of law.

‘President Vucic informed Soros and members of the delegation with the situation in Kosovo and Metohija and the progress of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina,’ the press release said. ” (B92)


“Filming of ‘Belgrade Escape’ started in the Serbian capital on Thursday, marking the first co-production movie between Serbia and China.

Filming of the movie co-produced by Chinese Fujian Broken Films and Serbian Emote Film, opened at a ceremony at the Topcider Park in a historic part of Belgrade, attended by the representatives of the Chinese embassy, Serbian ministry of culture, Film Center of Serbia and the media.

Producers reveal that the story of ‘Belgrade Escape’ directed by Wang Zhongyan is about a woman searching for her father who moved to Belgrade 20 years ago with ‘reconciliation, maturing and family love’ as the main topics, but that it also includes ‘popular action scenes and shooting.'” (China.org)