Defense minister: PM is "most endangered person"
BELGRADE -- Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic has said that the Military Security Agency (VBA) was "not wiretapping anyone without a court order."
He at the same time described Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as "the person that is most endangered at this moment."
Speaking for the Belgrade-based Pink broadcaster, Gasic stressed that the security provided to the prime minister will be "maximal."
In the wake of allegations that the VBA was illegally spying on politicians, judges, and union leaders, the minister said the agency was "not wiretapping anyone independently without a court decision," and that Ombudsman Sasa Jankovic, who presented these concerns, "knows it full well."
"Without cooperation with other services and without a court oder the VBA cannot, and is not technically equipped, to do that," Gasic stressed.
He also praised a new law on the Serbian Army and the the Law on Defense, saying the legislation would provide for "a stronger momentum."
"The Serbian Army has started to raise its head, and that does not suit many in the world and in our immediate surroundings," he said.
According to the minister, "the solving of the social status of VS members has begun."
Parliament adopts amendments
The Serbian parliament on Wednesday adopted amendments to the Law on Defense and to the Law on the Serbian Army (VS).
The amendments to the Law on Defense reinstate the military attorney’s office, define the status of the military institutions with their own source of revenues, and introduce and describe the role of a Defense Ministry inspectorate.
The amendments to the law on defense are aimed at eliminating flaws and solving legal problems in the functioning of the defense system.
The adopted pieces of legislation precisely regulate military organization and composition and the manner of preparation and adoption of documents on military organization at the strategic, operational and tactical level of command.
četvrtak 29.01.2015 | 11:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vucic says Serbia's top strategic goal is EU integration, while it would be "naive to think Serbia will solve global crises while chairing the OSCE."
četvrtak 29.01.2015 | 09:43 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Committee for Security Services Oversight of the Serbian Parliament has concluded that the Military Security Agency (VBA) had not violated the law.
sreda 28.01.2015 | 16:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic has said that his ministry "will be actively engaged in the fight against terrorism."
sreda 28.01.2015 | 15:13 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- All Serbian Army members who serve in UN's UNFIL peacekeeping mission in Lebanon are well and safe, the Ministry of Defense has said.
sreda 28.01.2015 | 13:31 | Source: B92, Danas | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic has said that the documentation sought by Ombudsman Sasa Jankovic cannot be submitted without the agreement of the prosecution.
sreda 28.01.2015 | 12:37 | Source: Vecernje novosti | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will not attend the inauguration of Croatia's new president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, a daily is reporting.
sreda 28.01.2015 | 10:21 | Source: Beta | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Marko Djuric believes that the basic reason for violent protests in Pristina on Tuesday is bad economic situation and dissatisfaction with the government.
utorak 27.01.2015 | 19:51 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (24) | Send comment
PRISTINA -- The situation was calm but still tense in Pristina on Tuesday evening after a day of clashes between the police and demonstrators.
utorak 27.01.2015 | 16:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ADDIS ABABA -- Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic had several bilateral meetings on the second day of the African Union Executive Council's session in Addis Ababa.
utorak 27.01.2015 | 14:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic sent a message of congratulations to Alexis Tsipras on his election as the Greek prime minister.
utorak 27.01.2015 | 12:19 | Source: Tanjug, Reuters, TASS, Sputnik | Comments: (3) | Send comment
VIENNA, NEW YORK -- The OSCE Permanent Council held a special meeting on Monday concerning the deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine.
utorak 27.01.2015 | 10:10 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A debate in principle on the bill of changes to the Law on Defense and Law on the Serbian Army was concluded in the national assembly on Monday.
utorak 27.01.2015 | 09:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
VIENNA -- OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic condemned on Monday the attacks on journalists reporting from the protests in Pristina last weekend.
ponedeljak 26.01.2015 | 16:33 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic and Dragan Sutanovac, who in the past held the portfolio, on Monday argued over accusations of warrantless spying.
ponedeljak 26.01.2015 | 14:52 | Comments: (8) | Send comment
Helsinki -- Aleksandar Vucic was in Helsinki on Monday to discuss "Serbia's EU integration, chairmanship of the OSCE, relations in the region and the situation in Ukraine."
ponedeljak 26.01.2015 | 14:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Minister of Justice Nikola Selakovic says he believes Croatia will pursue a policy of good neighboring relations, and will not block Serbia's EU patg.
ponedeljak 26.01.2015 | 10:09 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (34) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government is "acting responsibly over the Trepca case and other property issues in Kosovo and Metohija, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said.
ponedeljak 26.01.2015 | 09:54 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ADDIS ABABA -- Serbia wants to develop good relations and economic and political cooperation with African Union member states, Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said.
petak 23.01.2015 | 19:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
PRISTINA -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that he "saw progress in the security and political situation in Kosovo but much remained to be done."
petak 23.01.2015 | 18:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia will continue to pursue the policy of military neutrality and it will cooperate with all partners in the East and the West, Bratislav Gasic has said.
petak 23.01.2015 | 15:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ROME -- Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic met in Rome on Friday with Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
petak 23.01.2015 | 13:47 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serb Radical Party (SRS) submitted a petition to the Serbian assembly on Friday calling for the removal of President Tomislav Nikolic from office.
petak 23.01.2015 | 11:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
DAVOS -- Prime Minister Vucic has told Reuters that the strategic, political and economic objective of his country is to be a part of the EU.
petak 23.01.2015 | 10:08 | Source: Beta, Danas | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Marko Djuric has said that the Serbian government was fully committed to finding a solution for Trepca during the talks between Belgrade and Pristina.
petak 23.01.2015 | 09:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian lawyers will call off their strike after four months and start working on Monday, said President of the Bar Association of Serbia Dragoljub Djordjevic.