“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris, where they attended the marking of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

They talked about bilateral relations, economic cooperation, the situation in the region and Serbia’s EU integration process.

Vucic told Merkel about the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the latest move by Kosovo on raising taxes for products from Serbia and Bosnia, expressing his disbelief that someone can violate agreements, regional cooperation and stability, so recklessly.” (N1)

“A deal to create a nuclear center in Serbia can be signed in January as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Friday.

‘Hopefully, it [the agreement] can be inked during our president’s visit, it’s highly likely’ he told reporters after a meeting with Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy Prime Minister, Ivica Dacic. Borisov emphasized the high level of readiness of the agreement.” (TASS)

“Serbia held large military drills on Saturday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions over Kosovo.

The live-ammunition maneuvers, dubbed ‘The Century of Winners,’ include 8,000 soldiers, 100 battle tanks and MiG-29 fighter jets supplied by Russia.

Tensions recently have increased in the region, with Serbia and Kosovo accusing each other of undermining efforts at reconciliation following a 1998-99 war which ended after NATO intervention. The former Serbian province declared independence in 2008 which Belgrade doesn’t recognize.” (AP)