“Russia plans to impose a temporary import ban on some fruit from Serbia and Macedonia from Aug. 15 over safety concerns, Russia’s food safety regulator said on Friday.

The regulator said it had found the Monilinia fructicola fungus in Serbian peaches and apricots imported since July 13. It said it had also found the same fungus in batches of fruit from Macedonia.” (Reuters)

“President Aleksandar Vucic suggested on Thursday he is prepared to compromise on defining Serbia’s borders with Kosovo, to end a conflict with Europe’s newest independent state, a key condition for the Balkan country to join the European Union.

Most Serbs regard Kosovo as the cradle of their nation and Orthodox Christian faith, and Belgrade has so far refused to recognise the independence of its former Southern province.

Under its constitution Serbia considers Kosovo an integral part of itself.

With the help of Russia, its ally and a veto-wielding member of the U.N. Security Council, Belgrade is blocking Kosovo’s membership in the United Nations and other organisations.

But normalisation of relations with Pristina is a key condition for Serbia to come closer to membership in the European Union, which the government has set as its priority.” (Channel News Asia)

Serbia and Russia are important strategic partners, and Moscow remains consistent with its attitude toward Kosovo, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told reporters in Belgrade.

Maria Zaharova said it was essential to be ‘persistent with one’s stand.’

‘That is an internal issue (Kosovo), but it has become an international problem as well,’ she said, adding that ‘no one revoked’ the UN Resolution 1244 and that Russia pleaded for the respect of the international laws.

‘We have always honoured the decisions beneficial to the Serb people,’ Zaharova said at a joint media conference with Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.” (N1)

“The Serbian National Team won the first Embassy World Cup in Washington DC. In the final, the selection of the manager led by Consul Ljubomir Poštić beat the team of the Argentine Embassy – 4: 1 (1: 0). Serbian Ambassador to the US Djerdj Matkovic received the award as the ambassador who attended the most matches. #DCWorldCup” (translated from Voice of America Facebook)


Reprezentacija Srbije osvojila je prvi Svetski kup vašingtonskih ambasada. U finalu, selekcija koju je kao menadžer vodio konzul Ljubomir Poštić pobedila je tim ambasade Argentine – 4:1 (1:0). Ambasador Srbije u SAD Đerđ Matković dobio je nagradu kao ambasador koji je prisustvovao najvećem broju utakmica. #DCWorldCup

Posted by Glas Amerike – Otvoreni studio on Saturday, August 11, 2018