Serbia will not close diplomatic missions in crisis zones
BELGRADE -- Serbia will not close its diplomatic and consular offices in crisis areas as long as there are conditions to provide consular protection for Serbian citizens.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that Serbian diplomats did not leave Syria, Iraq and Libya despite the risks they are facing.
The Serbian embassy in Damascus employs a chargé d'affaires and five local civil servants who hold Syrian citizenship. In 2012, the rest of the diplomatic staff was transferred to Beirut for security reasons, and are now following the developments in Syria from a safe distance, which is the usual practice in most countries.
Last week, the embassy received a threatening letter addressed to the local Syrian staff which bore the logo of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Upon receiving the letter, the embassy immediately notified the security services, the Foreign Ministry said.
Quoting diplomatic sources, Belgrade papers reported on Tuesday that the Islamic State terrorists threatened to kill the staff of the Serbian embassy in Damascus unless they left the building within seven days.
Wednesday 27.08.2014 | 16:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BERLIN -- German MP from the ranks of the SPD party Dietmar Nietan says Serbia was "not under obligation" to join the sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia.
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BELGRADE -- Civil society organizations are increasingly involved in the political life, it was said during the presentation of the civil society sustainability index 2013.
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BANJA LUKA -- Many in Bosnia will be disappointed after the summit in Berlin, because any independent approach of Germany is completely ruled out, says Karsten Dummel.
Wednesday 27.08.2014 | 13:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- Serbia's Interior Minister Nebojša Stefanović said in Banja Luka on Wednesday that "EU membership was a goal Serbia and the Serb Republic (RS) shared."
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BELGRADE -- Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will arrive on a four-day visit to Serbia on Friday, the Serbian Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday for Tanjug.
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KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The dialogue between Belgrade and Priština will continue on September 4 with a meeting of a working group, Marko Đurić has announced.
Wednesday 27.08.2014 | 11:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
MINSK -- Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Moscow should send humanitatrian aid to Ukraine.
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KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Oliver Ivanović's his lawyer Nebojša Vlajić has said that the head of the EU mission in Kosovo, EULEX, was interfering in the work of judicial authorities.
Wednesday 27.08.2014 | 10:04 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The European Union has defined what it seeks from Serbia, when it comes to Russia, as a matter of "solidarity or active neutrality," said Tanja Miščević.