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EU to open new chapters in talks with Serbia

By   4 weeks ago

  The European Union is to open two new chapters in accession negotiations with Serbia. The first to be opened is Chapter 20 which refers to entrepreneurship and industrial policy; the another, Chapter 26, deals with culture and education and it is expected to be swiftly closed, Radio-television of Serbia (RTS) reports today recalling that […]

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Tsipras’ visit to Belgrade of strategic importance

By   2 months ago

  Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras’ visit to the Republic of Serbia was highly successful, both from Greek political and business circles but also from Serbian diplomatic and business sources. Although Alexis Tsipras’ visit was delayed, according to a senior diplomatic source in Serbia, the success of the contacts and the identification of a series […]

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ΙΒΝΑ/Interview: Pitsiorlas: Greece and Serbia are a very important corridor for Europe

By   2 months ago

“Greece can be the coordinator of actions to form all kinds of networks that will take advantage of the geographical advantage of this region”, stated Deputy Minister of Economy and Development Stergios Pitsiorlas in an interview he gave IBNA.  Pitsiorlas underlined the fact that “Greece is the third largest power in terms of investment in […]

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Tsipras – Vucic strengthen ties of cooperation

By   2 months ago

  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Serbian counterpart Alexandar Vucic expressed the common will to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries, during a joint press conference in the Serbian Palata. The Greek Prime Minister, accompanied by the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Deputy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas and SG MFA Giorgos Tsipras, arrived […]

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Businessman gets back to Serbia after 11 years

By   3 months ago

After 11 years spent in the Russian Federation, businessman Bogoljub Karic arrived in Belgrade today; in the meantime, due to statute of limitations or lack of evidence, all investigation against former owner of a telecommunication company, television and bank have in the meantime seized, and this in addition to an Interpol warrant. At the Belgrade […]

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Serbian products are not welcome in Croatia

By   4 months ago

Croatian president’s apologize because she “mistakenly” gave chocolates produced in Serbia to Croatian children provoked the reaction by Serbian trade minister. Rasim Ljajic said that Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic’s move has showed that Serbian products are not welcome in Croatia. “Croatian president’s statement is undemocratic, non-European and uneconomic”, Ljajic said today. Ljajic said that there are […]

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Vucic: Serbia is in golden age

By   4 months ago

The government is open towards all who want to take part in the reforms, prime minister Aleksandar Vucic said today. Vucic attended the promotion of the “White Book 2016”, organized by the Council of foreign investors. Vucic underlined that Serbia has “sustainable growth”, while “our economy is stable”. The Premier added that he “always respect […]

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Vucic meets with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

By   4 months ago

Bilateral cooperation, “a number of mutual projects” as well as international relations and Western Balkans situations were the issues discussed by prime minister Aleksandar Vucic and Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, according to Vucic cabinet’s press release. At the meeting in Abu Dhabi, Vucic and Bin Zayed have […]

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Putin awards Kusturica, filmmaker praises Kremlin

By   5 months ago

Russian president Vladimir Putin has awarded Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica with the Order of Friendship, for his “extraordinary contribution” to strengthening the friendship between Russians and Serbs and for promoting Russian language and culture. “Respected Sir Putin, when we have met first time I did not spoke Russian language, second time I talked a little […]

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Vucic and Rama pay tribute to actor Bekim Fehmiu

By   10 months ago

Belgrade, June 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic The “Mirdita, dobardan” (“good day” in Albanian and Serbian) festival opened its gates in Belgrade on Wednesday afternoon. The annual presentation of the cultural and social scene of Kosovo is set to run until Saturday, RTV B92 reports. Organizers have said that their goal was “to […]

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Steven Seagal gets Serbian citizenship

By   1 year ago

Belgrade, January 11, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Serbian government has granted citizenship to Steven Seagal, American actor, film producer, martial artist, Aikido instructor, musician and reserve deputy sheriff, Blic daily revealed. The decree on granting citizenship has been signed by Prime Minister AleksandarVucic. „Several weeks ago Seagal arrived in Serbia with […]

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Days of the Russian spiritual culture in Serbia start

By   2 years ago

  By Milos Mitrovic – Belgrade Four days after Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Belgrade to mark 70 anniversary of Serbia’s capital liberation from Nazis, attend military parade but also signing several bilateral agreements, manifestation “Days of the Russian spiritual culture in Serbia” starts. The festival starts today with concert of the Russian state […]

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Vucic engages Depardieu to promote Serbia in the world

By   3 years ago

  By Milos Mitrovic – Belgrade French actor and filmmaker Gerard Depardieu has visited Belgrade on Thursday where he had a meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and has received the award Golden Seal from Yugoslav Film Archive. Depardieu, to whom Russia granted a citizenship in 2013, said that he believes “Putin (Russian president […]

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Ivan Tasovac new Serbian Culture Minister

By   4 years ago

  By Miloš Mitrović – Belgrade Belgrade’s Philharmonic director Ivan Tasovac would be proposed for the post of Culture Minister, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić announced on Wednesday. Tasovac confirmed his readiness to take the new position, Serbian media reported. Tasovac is also supposed to lead Information department in the reshuffled Government, Dačić who is […]

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Serbian “Ceca Nazionale” invited to play a movie role

By   4 years ago

  By Miloš Mitrović – Belgrade Folk singer Svetlana Ražnatović Ceca was invited to play the role in the second part of the “Impure Blood”, movie based on a 1910 novel of the same name by Bora Stanković, Serbian realistic writer. The most popular Serbian singer, “Ceca Nazionale” is the widow of Željko Ražnatović Arkan, […]

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Who Will Perform At Exit Festival? The 2013 Lineup

By   4 years ago

  Lineup of bands and artists who will perform at 2013 Exit festival, one of the best music festivals in the world, is slowly forming. Beside Atoms For Peace, Snoop (Dogg) Lion, Bloc Party, DJ Freshlive, Dubfire, Seth Troxler, Pan-Pot, Skism, Friction & Linguistics, Inspector, Apollonia, Deniz Kurtel and many others, Fatboy Slim has also […]

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Bulgarian President: More pragmatism needed in work of Southeast Europe Cooperation Process

By   2 weeks ago

  At a meeting with ambassadors from seven Balkan countries in Sofia on March 8, Bulgarian head of state President Roumen Radev called for more pragmatism in the work of the Southeast Europe Cooperation Process and in the co-ordination of projects carried out with EU funds. The meeting, the first with this group of ambassadors […]

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Bulgaria, Serbia sign gas interconnector memorandum

By   2 months ago

Bulgaria and Serbia energy ministers signed on January 19 a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the interconnector pipeline between the two countries. The document underscored the political will in the two countries to build the pipeline, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said in a statement. The project was a key component of Bulgaria’s […]

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Bulgaria says detailed plan of Serbia gas interconnector ready

By   1 year ago

Bucharest, December 28, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry said on December 28 that it has completed the first stage of preparations to build the gas interconnector with Serbia, which it hopes to complete by the end of 2018. The ministry said that it has drafted the […]

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Wind farms scandal continues

By   1 year ago

Belgrade, October 6, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has endorsed his Deputy Kori Udovicki amid scandal involving her sister who allegedly claimed that the director of state owned electric company (EMS) requested kickback for an business arrangement. At the same time Vucic has demanded the resolution of […]

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Bulgaria and Serbia agree to accelerate work on gas interconnector plan

By   2 years ago

Sofia, June 4, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgaria and Serbia have undertaken to work faster on building gas interconnectors, Bulgaria’s Economy Ministry said at the close of the second session of the bilateral joint economic commission that met in Belgrade on June 2 and 3. The co-chairpersons […]

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Serbian political shift with gas plan ‘in vain’

By   2 years ago

Belgrade, May 28, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Serbia has nothing to hope for considering gas supply from Azerbaijan because contingents have been agreed and distributed in advance, Alexander Frolov from the Russian Institute for National Energetics told Sputnik Serbia. Earlier today Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s said that Serbia “is ready for […]

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Serbia looks for new sources of energy supply

By   2 years ago

Belgrade, March 26, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Serbia will strive to participate in all the projects that could provide new sources and routes for gas supply, Minister for Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antic (photo) said today. Abandoning South Stream project has raised many questions considering gas supply, Minister Antic added. Earlier […]

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Plevneliev: Transport, energy links common priority for Bulgaria and Serbia

By   2 years ago

Sofia, March 13, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Energy inter-connectors between Bulgaria and Serbia and the infrastructure projects on Corridor 10 remain a shared priority for the two countries, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev and his Serbian counterpart and host in Belgrade, Tomislav Nikolic, said on March 12. Plevneliev […]

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Serbian government expects 3.5 % economic growth

By   3 weeks ago

  Each year the Serbian government achieves better performance than expected, finance minister Dusan Vujovic said today at the opening of the traditional Kopaonik Business Forum, labeled by local media as “Serbian Davos”. “This year the sustainable growth alongside with the reforms remains the priority. Serbia has overturned the growth dynamics as early as in […]

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Tsipras’ visit to Belgrade of strategic importance

By   2 months ago

  Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras’ visit to the Republic of Serbia was highly successful, both from Greek political and business circles but also from Serbian diplomatic and business sources. Although Alexis Tsipras’ visit was delayed, according to a senior diplomatic source in Serbia, the success of the contacts and the identification of a series […]

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ΙΒΝΑ/Interview: Pitsiorlas: Greece and Serbia are a very important corridor for Europe

By   2 months ago

“Greece can be the coordinator of actions to form all kinds of networks that will take advantage of the geographical advantage of this region”, stated Deputy Minister of Economy and Development Stergios Pitsiorlas in an interview he gave IBNA.  Pitsiorlas underlined the fact that “Greece is the third largest power in terms of investment in […]

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Tsipras – Vucic strengthen ties of cooperation

By   2 months ago

  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Serbian counterpart Alexandar Vucic expressed the common will to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries, during a joint press conference in the Serbian Palata. The Greek Prime Minister, accompanied by the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Deputy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas and SG MFA Giorgos Tsipras, arrived […]

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Hahn and Kurz praise Serbia and Vucic

By   2 months ago

The Western Balkans countries should look up to Serbia which has achieved good economic performance, European Union’s enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said today after meeting prime minister Aleksandar Vucic on the margins of World Economic Forum in Davos. Hahn added he was hopeful that EU would soon open new chapters in accession negotiations with Serbia. […]

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Russian gift costs Serbia dozens million euros

By   3 months ago

Russia has gave Serbia six MIG 29 jets; their reparation and reparation of four more MIG jets which are at the disposal of Serbian military would cost 185 million euros in total, defense minister Zoran Djordjevic (Photo) said today. At the press conference Djordjevic said that it was planned all aircraft to reach level of […]

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Serbia pays Tito’s debts

By   1 year ago

Belgrade, February 17, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Serbian budget which is already under pressure will be faced with 40 years old debt that yields to maturity this year. Namely, 300 million euros borrowed under the rule of the former Yugoslav marshal Josip Broz Tito will have to be paid off to […]

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Wind farms scandal continues

By   1 year ago

Belgrade, October 6, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has endorsed his Deputy Kori Udovicki amid scandal involving her sister who allegedly claimed that the director of state owned electric company (EMS) requested kickback for an business arrangement. At the same time Vucic has demanded the resolution of […]

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Schroeder at Vucic’s election convention

By   16 hours ago

  Gerhard Schroeder, former German chancellor, spoke today at the Aleksandar Vucic’s election convention in a highly symbolic moment; namely, Serbia commemorates today the 18 anniversary of the 1999 NATO bombardment. Germany took part in bombardment and Schroeder was its chancellor at the time, while Vucic was information minister and member of far right Serbian […]

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Vucic’s regime continues pressure against Jeremic

By   1 day ago

  Vuk Jeremic, the aspirant for Serbian presidency in the upcoming elections, said that the regime of prime minister Aleksandar Vucic who is also a nominee wages “a special war” against him. Jeremic, former foreign minister and ex-president of the United Nations General Assembly said that Serbian central bank has demanded from commercial banks to […]

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Serbia is contributing in the fight against ISIS with tanks

By   2 days ago

  The participants of the anti-ISIS conference in Washington have concluded that “decisive” fight against ISIS was needed in Syria and Iraq – Serbian defense minister Zoran Djordjevic said. Djordjevic, who took part in the conference, reiterated in an interview that Serbia was ready to contribute to the fight against ISIS “in accordance with its […]

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Tomislav Nikolic to retire

By   4 days ago

  Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic revealed that he plans to submit his request for retiring on May 31. At the same time Nikolic explained this would not mean his farewell from politics; he added he did not decide nor “made a deal” – probably with prime minister Aleksandar Vucic – after his term expires this […]

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Highway Nis-Tirana “spine of Greater Albania”

By   5 days ago

  The highway Nis-Tirana, whose construction is planned by the European Union, could become „a spine of the Greater Albania“, Serbian presidential hopeful Vuk Jeremic (photo) said today. Jeremic, former foreign minister and United Nations General Assembly president, also claimed that ethnic Albanians “are buying more and more houses and apartments in the south of […]

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Will Serbs in Kosovo vote in presidential elections?

By   5 days ago

  Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says that Pristina has not yet reached a decision with regard to the elections for the president of Serbia. And although the Kosovo institutions have not yet taken a position on the holding of the Serbian presidential elections in Kosovo, the OSCE have confirmed their readiness to provide technical help […]

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Mikhalkov, Crimea and Serbian elections

By   1 week ago

  Bosko Obradovic, leader of Serbian conservative party ‘Dveri’ and presidential hopeful visited Russia where he met filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov. According to statement released by ‘Dveri’, Mikhalkov said that “in the elections the Serbian people should soberly elect a candidate that will not disappoint them”. The presidential elections in Serbia will be held on April […]

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White earthquake in Serbian elections campaign

By   1 week ago

  This week Serbian elections campaign became unexpectedly amusing after a local satirical politician was confirmed as a presidential nominee.  Luka Maksimovic under his alter ego “Ljubisa Preletacevic Beli” entered the political scene in Mladenovac, a Belgrade municipality, in 2016; his group surprisingly won 20 percent of the votes in local elections and instantly gained […]

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Social workers join forces

By   3 days ago

  Associations of social workers from BiH, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia signed on Tuesday in Sarajevo the Memorandum on Regional Cooperation. The aim of this Memorandum is improvement of social protection services in the region. The conference in Sarajevo was organized on the […]

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Highway Nis-Tirana “spine of Greater Albania”

By   5 days ago

  The highway Nis-Tirana, whose construction is planned by the European Union, could become „a spine of the Greater Albania“, Serbian presidential hopeful Vuk Jeremic (photo) said today. Jeremic, former foreign minister and United Nations General Assembly president, also claimed that ethnic Albanians “are buying more and more houses and apartments in the south of […]

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Serbian government expects 3.5 % economic growth

By   3 weeks ago

  Each year the Serbian government achieves better performance than expected, finance minister Dusan Vujovic said today at the opening of the traditional Kopaonik Business Forum, labeled by local media as “Serbian Davos”. “This year the sustainable growth alongside with the reforms remains the priority. Serbia has overturned the growth dynamics as early as in […]

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Protestors demand Belgrade mayor resignation

By   1 month ago

  Several thousand protestors have demanded today  the resignation of Belgrade’s mayor Sinisa Mali over the 2016 illegal demolishing in the inner city. The protests were sparked by Mali’s ex-wife confession, according to which he admitted his central role in controversial events. Earlier, prime minister Aleksandar Vucic had claimed that Mali would not “remain too […]

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Belgrade mayor was boasting about the demolitions

By   1 month ago

  Sinisa Mali, Belgrade’s mayor, was boasting about the demolitions in the center of Belgrade last year, his ex-wife Marija Mali said in an interview. One day after the overnight illegal demolition of the buildings on April 24, 2016 which provoked protests, Mali told his ex-wife that he had organized “demolitions of cottages”, she told […]

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Serbia and Belgium ink police cooperation agreement

By   2 months ago

  Deputy prime ministers and interior ministers of Serbia and Belgium on Tuesday signed an agreement on police cooperation. The agreement allows for broader top-level exchange of information, exchange of police officers and establishment of joint investigative teams to make the fight against organized crime and terrorism more efficient, Tanjug has reported. Serbia’s Nebojsa Stefanovic […]

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Restrictions for migrants in Belgrade

By   2 months ago

The migrants who reside in reception center in Obrenovac, a municipality in the City of Belgrade, would be allowed to go out from it only with the appropriate permits, minister Aleksandar Vulin announced today. According to Radio-television of Serbia (RTS), Vulin refereed to “Incident, when the group of migrants attacked a woman in Obrenovac”, saying […]

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Sarajevo cancels Serbian folk singer’s concert

By   2 months ago

The concert of famous Serbian folk singer Miroslav Ilic planned for February 18 in Sarajevo has been canceled, Faruk Drina, the organizer, said. The reason is the 2015 video which shows Ilic singing song that glorifies Draza Mihailovic, Serbian Chetniks guerrilla leader during World War ll. While in Serbia they are officially recognized as an […]

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Government rewards Spanovic with 20.000 euro

By   2 weeks ago

  The Serbian government decided today to reward long jumper Ivana Spanovic and her coach Goran Obradovic. Spanovic and Obradovic will receive each 20.000 euro, after the athlete won golden medal at European indoor champion in Belgrade earlier this month. The decision made today is very important for the development and affirmation of sports, the […]

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Winners and medals of IBNA countries

By   7 months ago

Rio, August 22, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The Rio Olympic Games of 2016 gave on Sunday evening with a spectacular ceremony their place to Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Games. Impressive were the performances of the Balkan countries among 206 countries. The Independent Balkan News Agency LTD presents the rankings based […]

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Serbia Wins Water Polo Gold

By   7 months ago

Rio, August 21, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency After winning the European and world championships, Serbia’s men’s water polo team finally etched itself into Olympic history, winning the country’s first gold medal on Saturday at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Serbia defeated the defending Olympic champion Croatia team 11-7 to cap a stunning two weeks […]

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Serbia “at war” against Kosovo’s UEFA membership

By   11 months ago

Belgrade, May 4, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic UEFA’s decision to accept Kosovo as its member means that Serbia “has lost the battle, but not the war”, Tomislav Karadzic, the president of the Football Association of Serbia (photo) said today. Karadzic reiterated what other Serbian officials said – Serbia would submit an appeal […]

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Footballers united Serbia, Vucic says

By   1 year ago

Belgrade, October 9, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has praised national football team and congratulated them win against Albania at the qualifier for Euro 2016 in Elbasan, Albania, on Thursday evening. “We are proud of your win”, Vucic told footballers at the reception in his cabinet today. The […]

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“Heat” in Belgrade ahead to match Albania-Serbia

By   1 year ago

Belgrade, October 8, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has decided not to attend long awaited football match Albania-Serbia in Elbasan today. Vucic explained that “sports manifestation has been politicized” and demanded from Albanian government to secure all Serbian citizens in Albania. The first qualification game for Euro […]

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Greece third in water polo WC – Serbia World Champion

By   2 years ago

Athens, August 10, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The men’s Greek national team of water polo won the bronze medal in the ‘small’ final of the World Championship, held in Kazan, beating the Italians on penalties 11-9 (7-7 regular time). At the same time, the Greek team secured its participation to the […]

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VUCIC: UEFA confirms Albania is responsible for the incidents

By   2 years ago

  By Milos Mitrovic – Belgrade Serbian premier Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that he regrets because UEFA has deducted three points to national football team; at the same time Vucic “is glad because Albanian side has been declared to be responsible for the incident” by European football association’s decision to award Serbia with 3-0 […]

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