Serbian Finance Minister Lazar Krstic resigned on Saturday, citing differences with the country's prime minister over the pace and depth of reforms to rein in public spending, according to Reuters.
On July 11, 1995, two NATO warplanes bombed Serbian forces, advancing on Srebrenica. But due to the bad weather and the fact that Serbian forces were holding French and Dutch prisoners of war, NATO called off what was to be a massive bombing campaign. Late in the afternoon, Serbian general Mladic and other commanders entered into Srebrenica. They had won, for the moment. This loss by NATO could not accept and through indirect manipulation and false representation of the facts, US and NATO slandered the Serbs and successfully changed the presentation of a legal military operation. Radio Voice of Russia spoke to Stephen Karganovic on the history of Srebrenica in this special interview on the nineteenth anniversary of those events.
A contract on constructing a gas pipeline for the South Stream project in Serbia worth 2.1 billion euros ($2.9 billion) has been signed in Belgrade, the Serbian state-owned gas company said Wednesday.
Сentrgaz, a subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom, has signed a contract with South Stream d.o.o after winning a tender for the construction of Serbia’s section of the South Stream gas pipeline, Gazprom said in a statement on Tuesday.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin will meet with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on July 8 for talks on cooperation in energy and other sectors. "During the meeting, Putin and Vucic will exchange views on the prospects for further strengthening the political dialogue between Russia and Serbia," the Kremlin said in a report on Monday. Putin and Vucic are expected to discuss trade and economic cooperation, cultural and humanitarian relations, and contacts in international affairs, the Kremlin said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a visit to Bulgaria called on the European Commission to again take up talks with Russia over the South Stream gas pipeline project. Russia is ready for "constructive dialogue," Lavrov said after talks with Bulgarian leaders in Sofia. Moscow expects that the European Commission-Russia working group over the South Stream pipeline project will resume its work, said Russian Foreign Minister earlier.
Moscow expects that the European Commission-Russia working group over the South Stream pipeline project will resume its work; consultations are already getting under way, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "Regrettably, the activity of this working group was frozen at the behest of Brussels.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday will meet with his Serbian counterpart Alexander Vucic, the Russian government's website reports, informs ITAR-TASS.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic is not surprised by the fact that Serbia is on the list of countries where the US National Security Agency (NSA) could have carried out a tapping mission, the B92 TV and radio company reports on Wednesday.
Russian Ambassador in Belgrade Alexander Chepurin said that Serbia’s accession to the EU will have no influence on warm relations with Russia.
The European Union will host a donors' conference on July 16 to raise money for the Balkans following last month's devastating floods, dpa reports the bloc's executive announcing on Monday.
Kosovo Albanians burned cars and threw rocks at police in the ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica on Sunday and police responded with tear gas, according to Reuters reports. The violence broke out during a protest by several hundred Albanians over the blockage of a bridge between the two sides of the town, a frequent flashpoint between Serbs and Albanians since Kosovo’s 1998-99 war.
A barricade that symbolized the angry refusal of ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo to merge with the rest of the country was removed on Wednesday after three years.
The landmark two-day negotiations in Serbia rounded off Tuesday with a number of achievements. Namely, Russia and Serbia have confirmed their commitments to implement the widely spoken-about South Stream natural gas pipeline project, the Russian foreign minister said on Tuesday, as the second day of his two-day trip to the country is drawing to its end.
Serbia sees no reasons that could stand in the way of building the South Stream gas pipeline in Europe, including across the territory of Serbia, Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said at a press conference after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Leaders of Russia and Serbia reaffirm the need to implement the South Stream project, the Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. The agreements between Moscow and Belgrade regarding the timeline of the South Stream pipeline construction remain in effect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov laid a wreath at the Soviet war memorial in the Serbian capital Belgrade on Monday, June 16.
Serbia’s senior government official said the country seeks to implement the South Stream gas pipeline project. "We’re ready to continue the work. But a final decision on the South Stream fate is being taken by the EU and Russia," Serbian Minister of Energy and Mining Aleksandar Antic said on Monday.
Monday, June 16, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to Serbia. The Russian Foreign Minister will meet with President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and hold detailed talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dačić.
The future of the South Stream gas pipeline depends not on Serbia but on agreements between Russia and the European Union, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday, June 11.