BELGRADE As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rallied Central European nations this week to stem Chinese influence by snubbing its advanced digital technology, Chinese surveillance cameras were recording faces and cars in the Serbian capital Belgrade.
BELGRADE/PARIS Protests marred by violence continued on Friday in Belgrade, where thousands rallied against Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and government policies, including its handling of the coronavirus crisis. | Video
BELGRADE Thousands staged a sit-down rally in Belgrade on Thursday to object to any reimposition of coronavirus curbs and to voice opposition to the government, an even-tempered protest that contrasted sharply with riots in the past two days.
(This June 21st story corrects quote in final paragraph, adds words 'result in elections', replaces word 'system')
BELGRADE, June 21 Serbians go to polls on Sunday
to elect a new parliament in Europe's first national election
since coronavirus lockdowns took effect some three months ago,
with the ruling conservatives seen winning a comfortable
BELGRADE Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday he would reject European Union membership if Belgrade does not receive concessions in return for recognising Kosovo and dropping attempts to stop it joining the United Nations.
BELGRADE While lockdown measures have eased in Serbia, allowing indoor gatherings of up to 500 people and a soccer match attended by around 20,000, the country's theaters remain closed and some performers complain that culture is being demoted.
BELGRADE Belgrade wants to keep balancing its ties with the West, China and Russia as it seeks to join the European Union and reach a settlement with Kosovo, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday ahead of a parliamentary election.
BELGRADE Hungary's nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban, said on Friday he expected to renounce a set of much-criticised emergency powers to fight the coronavirus this month.
BELGRADE Serbia is pinning its hopes of a tourism revival on Chinese visitors as it emerges from its coronavirus lockdown.