Belgrade has agreed on documents that form the basis for further talks with the Kosovo government, balancing between Serbia's obligations for European integration and its position of not recogniing Kosovo's independence, EurActiv Serbia reports.
Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić yesterday slammed the European Commission for what he saw as a demand to recognise the territorial integrity of Kosovo in 'Enlargement strategy' published on the same day. But after a meeting in Belgrade with Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle held today (11 October), he appeared reassured. EurActiv Serbia reports.
A former protégé of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević, Socialist party leader Ivica Dačić, was tapped yesterday (28 June) to become prime minister 50 days after the election. EurActiv Serbia reports.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić was inaugurated yesterday (11 June) at a ceremony in Belgrade marked by the absence of heads of state from neighbouring countries, following comments by Nikolić who denied that the 1995 Srebrenica massacre amounted to "genocide". EurActiv Serbia contributed to this article.
The European Commission has strongly rejected comments denying that the 1995 Srebrenica massacre amounted to a 'genocide' made by the newly-elected Serbian president Tomislav Nikolić, who is due to make his first visit to Brussels on 14 June.
Former ultranationalist Tomislav Nikolić will be the next Serbian President after defeating the pro-European incumbent Boris Tadić in a runoff yesterday (20 May). BETA, the EurActiv partner agency in Serbia, reports.
Either in coalition with the pro-European Democratic Party of outgoing President Boris Tadić or with the Progressive Party of former ultranationalist Tomislav Nikolić, Socialist leader Ivica Dačić sees himself as the country's next prime minister. EurActiv Serbia reports.
Serbia held joint parliamentary, presidential and local elections on Sunday (6 May), sending ultranationalist Tomislav Nikolić and incumbent President Boris Tadić to a presidential election run-off on 20 May. BETA, the EurActiv partner agency in Serbia, reports.
On Sunday (6 May), Serbia will hold joint parliamentary, presidential and local elections. Two days ahead of the poll, the outcome appears uncertain except for the Socialists who are likely to enter the government with either of the main contenders. EurActiv Serbia reports.
A referendum organised in the Serbia-populated northern part of Kosovo on whether to recognise the government of the Albanian majority received a frosty reception from the European Commission today (14 February).
Top EU officials sent out largely positive signals regarding the country's prospects of joining the bloc at the 9 September Serbia-EU Forum in Belgrade, raising hopes for a positive review when the European Commission issues an opinion next month. EurActiv Serbia reports.
Serbia is successfully implementing many of the reforms needed for the country to achieve the status of candidate EU member, says the bloc's ambassador to the country, Vincent Degert. In an exclusive interview with Euractiv.rs, he highlights obstacles and issues Serbia needs to address in its continuing efforts towards EU accession.
EU leaders hastened to welcome the arrest of war criminal Ratko Mladić by Serbian authorities today (26 May). Surrendering Mladić, known as 'the butcher of Srebrenica', to the International Crime Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia was a major precondition of granting Serbia candidate EU member status.
Serbia's leading opposition politician collapsed and was admitted to hospital late on 17 April, a party official said, a day after he started a hunger strike to try and force early elections in the Balkan country.
Conflicts within the ruling coalition in Serbia escalated on Monday (14 February) when Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković launched a procedure for the dismissal of a prominent reformist minister representing a junior party. EurActiv Serbia reports.
Opposition parties rallied for a huge demonstration in central Belgrade on Saturday (5 February), calling for an early legislative vote to be scheduled in April. BETA, EurActiv's media partner in Serbia, reports.
Serbia on Wednesday (24 November) took another step towards EU membership when Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle gave Belgrade a voluminous questionnaire about the country's readiness to join the bloc. EurActiv Serbia reports.