Regional PMs hold trilateral meeting
RUSE -- Serbian PM Ivica Dačić met with his Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts and said that "mutual understanding is important for citizens of all three countries.
Serbia, he said, "expects continued support for the further the process of European integration from its two neighbors."
Dačić said at the meeting, held in the Bulgarian town of Ruse, that the idea of a trilateral between Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria was good, and that "countries that have an opportunity to work together, should use it."
"Regardless of the fact our peoples and countries are friendly, we should try and find common interests, articulate them and together represent before other international fora. It's a good idea to have such an initiative as it in a way further institutionalizes and organizes, so we can act as strongly as possible toward the centers where decisions are made in Europe," said Dačić.
He thanked Romania and Bulgaria for their support to his government when it comes to EU integration, and added that he "hopes Serbia will be the next country to join the EU."
"For many years, our goal was to start negotiations for membership in the EU, and the government has achieved this historic result. It is up to us to finish the negotiation process as soon as possible," said Dačić.
He explained that "Serbia would like to get advice from its neighbors on how to avoid mistakes in the process of joining the European Union."
Dačić pointed out that Romania and Bulgaria "are important, not only political, but also economic partners," recalling that trade between Serbia and these countries totaled more than EUR 1.5 billion per year.
"Certainly there are many joint projects to look for with respect to investors from all over the world. There's plenty of room for joint activities," Dačić said.
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta congratulated the Serbian government, which started the negotiation process with the European Union and reiterated the support of Romania and Bulgaria.
"We congratulate the Serbian government on the big step of starting negotiations with the EU... We gave Serbia guarantees that it is in the interest of Bulgaria and Romania for Serbia to become an EU member as soon as possible. We will provide all necessary support, share our experience," he said, according to the Romanian agency Agerpres.
Today's meeting was also "an opportunity to consider the current situation in Ukraine," said reports.
According to Ponta, that country needs "stability, democracy and respect of international law."
"Three countries in the region can provide proof of friendship, cooperation, partnership and stability, which is what Eastern Europe needs at the moment," he stated, and added that Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania have sent "a very positive message throughout the region."
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BELGRADE -- Vice-President of the opposition DSS party Nenad Popović has said that Serbia "must in no way take part in EU's policy against Russia."
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ŠTRPCE -- Five Serbs from the enclave of Štrpce who were arrested on Tuesday have been placed under house arrest for up to 30 days.
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BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić has said that he expects his ruling Serb Progressive Party (SNS) to win "more than 40 percent of the vote."
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TUNISIA -- President Tomislav Nikolić laid a wreath on Thursday at Tunisia's Museum of the National Memory in Sijoumi.
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BELGRADE -- The Serbian government expressed its "concern over the decision by the provisional authorities in Kosovo to form Kosovo armed forces and a defense ministry."
četvrtak 6.03.2014 | 16:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
ZVEČAN -- Councilors from municipal assemblies in northern Kosovo on Thursday voiced concern over the announced plans of the Priština authorities to form a Kosovo army.
četvrtak 6.03.2014 | 14:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The City Electoral Commission (GIK) has released a complete list of slates for early local elections to be held in Belgrade on March 16.
četvrtak 6.03.2014 | 13:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government will call for an urgent UN Security Council session, in the wake of announcements that the armed forces of Kosovo would be formed.
četvrtak 6.03.2014 | 10:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
TUNIS -- There are no open issues between Serbia and Tunisia, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić said on Wednesday while visiting the north African country.
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BELGRADE -- The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) at midnight on Wednesday declared the collective list for parliamentary elections due to be held in Serbia on March 16.
sreda 5.03.2014 | 16:58 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Dragan Đilas has reacted to incidents in Belgrade and Užice targeting the property of the party by saying that "an atmosphere to lynch the DS" had been created.
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BELGRADE -- First Deputy PM Aleksandar Vučić has said that he would discuss with EU's Catherine Ashton announcements from Priština that Kosovo would form its armed forces.
sreda 5.03.2014 | 14:19 | Source: Kurir, VIP | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- "The people in the New Democratic Party (NDS) want to do something concrete and they have a plan on how to do it," says Miorag Rakić.
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BELGRADE -- Serbia is grateful to Indonesia for the principled support to its efforts to protect legitimate interests over the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo.
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TUNIS -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić met with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Wednesday at the start of his visit to Tunisia.
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BELGRADE -- Former Serbian President and former DS leader Boris Tadić says his New Democratic Party (NDS) "cannot participate in a government with the Socialists (SPS)."
sreda 5.03.2014 | 11:15 | Source: Politika, Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- GI SDP leader Oliver Ivanović has written in a letter published by the Belgrade daily Politika that he "does not feel safe in prison in Priština."
utorak 4.03.2014 | 16:57 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) has declared five more lists submitted by parties and coalitions as eligible to take part in the March 16 elections.
utorak 4.03.2014 | 16:24 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić received on Tuesday in Belgrade Azerbaijani Minister of Economy and Industry Shahin Mustafayev.
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KOPAONIK, BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić said on Tuesday that he "wishes Ukraine and its people to recover from the crisis."
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KOPAONIK -- Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has said that Serbia "could in 2020 be on the agenda for joining the EU as a full-fledged member".
utorak 4.03.2014 | 10:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Office for Kosovo stated that the Priština authorities banned Serbian Minister without Portfolio in charge of Kosovo Aleksandar Vulin from visiting.
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SREMSKA MITROVICA -- Aleksandar Vučić has told a campaign rally that Serbia will not "break off its relations with the Russian Federation."
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BELGRADE -- "Our focus is now on the campaign and engaging people, and it is would be impossible not to cross the threshold," says the NDS candidate for Belgrade mayor.
ponedeljak 3.03.2014 | 14:32 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The ruling Serb Progressive Party (SNS) will win 44 percent of votes in the March 16 early parliamentary elections, a new poll has shown.
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BELGRADE -- Serbian PM Ivica Dačić has said that politicians must not let genocide suits filed by Croatia and Serbia "complicate relations and stir up national passions."
ponedeljak 3.03.2014 | 12:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (17) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides stated that Serbia "will not have to recognise Kosovo's independence at the end of the EU accession talks."
ponedeljak 3.03.2014 | 12:20 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- A League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina (LSV) official has criticized the Liberal Democrats (LDP) for their remark about "Vojvodina's constitution."
ponedeljak 3.03.2014 | 11:12 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Outgoing Serbian Prime Minister and Socialist Party (SPS) leader Ivica Dačić has said that Bosnia's Serb entity, the Serb Republic (RS) "will last forever."
ponedeljak 3.03.2014 | 09:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
VLADIČIN HAN -- Neither the Ukrainian nor Bosnian scenario will happen in Serbia "as long as the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) is in power and has the trust of citizens."