“Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antic said that following the meeting with CEO of Russian gas company Gazprom Alexey Miller on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, a long-term cooperation in the expansion of Serbia’s natural gas transit network, including the construction of gas pipeline connecting the borders with Hungary and Bulgaria, has been agreed.

Minister Antic also said that he discussed a potential increase of natural gas exports to Serbia and the expansion of underground gas storage in Banatski Dvor, which is co-operated by Srbijagas and Gazprom. Last year, exports of Russian gas to Serbia increased by 21.2 % and this upward trend is expected to continue in the future. Also, in late 2017, Gazprom agreed to allow Serbia to reexport natural gas imported from Russia.” (Serbia-Energy)

“63% of Serbs think that freezing the conflict with Kosovo is the best path forward at the moment.

The Factor Plus agency conducted a survey on Serbian opinions concerning the conflict with Kosovo. Every second citizen interviewed predicts no solution in the next 5-10 years. 21% think that a potential solution must mean that both Albanians are Serbs will lose something. Only 9% think that a diplomatic solution must be reached no matter what.

Another 35% of the participants thought that Serbia will neither make an agreement with Kosovo nor recognize it. 40% think that a lack of an official agreement between the two countries will lead to economic isolation. 30% fear a war between Serbia and Kosovo. More than half think that Kosovo belongs to Serbia.” (EU-Scoop)

“Drivers in several Serbian cities stopped their cars in the streets during the afternoon rush hour for an hour on June 8 to protest high fuel prices.

Main highways, roads, and central city squares were blocked in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis, Kragujevac, and a number of other cities and towns in the protest organized through social media.

In the capital, Belgrade, people could be seen on foot crossing bridges as kilometers-long lines of vehicles were stalled on the streets.” (RFE/RL)