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Serbia to hold Europe's first election since coronavirus lockdown

Jun 19 2020

BELGRADE Serbia will hold Europe's first national election on Sunday since the continent went into coronavirus lockdown three months ago, with protective masks made available to voters at polling stations to guard against the spread of COVID-19.

Serbia to ease lockdown this weekend despite health warnings

Apr 30 2020

BELGRADE Facing growing public discontent, the Serbian government has decided to ease coronavirus lockdown measures this weekend despite warnings by doctors.

Serbia sends four planes carrying medical equipment to Italy

Apr 25 2020

BELGRADE Serbia sent four planes carrying medical equipment including gloves, masks and protective suits to Italy on Saturday as a donation to help the EU member state tackle the spread of coronavirus.

Serbia's economy seen shrinking by 2% in 2020 due to coronavirus - president

Mar 23 2020

BELGRADE Serbia's economy is expected to shrink by 2% in 2020 because of the coronavirus and the government will provide 2.5 billion euros to help private companies weather the crisis, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Serbia's economy seen shrinking by 2% in 2020 due to coronavirus - president

Mar 23 2020

* Chinese experts suggest "counteroffensive" on virus -Vucic says (Adds quotes, details, background)

Srebrenica massacre survivors want Handke's Nobel prize revoked

Oct 11 2019

SARAJEVO/BELGRADE Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre called on Friday for Austrian author Peter Handke's Nobel Prize for Literature to be revoked, saying it was "shameful" to recognize a man who has denied the killings happened.

North Macedonia banks on medicinal cannabis growth to boost economy, exports

Sep 17 2019

STIP, North Macedonia Slave Ivanovski was among North Macedonia's biggest exporters of tomatoes and peppers until two years ago he switched to growing cannabis for medical use.

France's Macron pledges to relaunch Serbia-Kosovo dialogue

Jul 15 2019

BELGRADE French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he would to help relaunch talks to normalize ties between Serbia and Kosovo in the next few weeks.

Accept reality, Serbia does not control Kosovo: Vucic

May 27 2019

BELGRADE Serbia needs to accept that it has lost control over Kosovo, its former southern province, and it must seek a compromise to normalize ties with Pristina, President Aleksandar Vucic told parliament in unusually blunt terms on Monday.

Pope, invoking Mother Teresa, encourages North Macedonia's bid to join EU

May 07 2019

SKOPJE Pope Francis on Tuesday implicitly blessed efforts by North Macedonia and other Balkan countries to join the European Union, saying Skopje could look to its most famous daughter, Mother Teresa, as a stimulus to build a common destiny. | Video

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As UAE hails Israel accord, silence from Saudi Arabia

As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.