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Global Europe 28-01-2014

Ashton, Balkan officials nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Just after Serbia's EU accession talks began on 21 January, Europe's Socialists and Democrats nominated Catherine Ashton, Serbian Prime Minister Ivaca Da?i? and Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi for the Nobel Peace Prize. The latter two are likely to raise eyebrows, due to their reputations in the Balkan region, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Enlargement 22-04-2013

After deal with Kosovo, Serbia to seek date for EU accession talks

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Da?i? said he would ask EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton today (22 April) to set a day for his country to open EU accession negotiations. The moves follows an agreement to improve relations with Kosovo, BETA, the EURACTIV partner in Serbia, reports.
Enlargement 09-04-2013

Serbia rejects EU proposals on Kosovo, seeks more talks

Serbia has rejected a European Union-brokered plan to tackle the ethnic partition of its former province Kosovo, a move that could hurt Belgrade's hopes of starting membership talks with the bloc.

Serbia says it thwarted mafia plot to bring down government jet

Serbian authorities said they had uncovered a plot by "criminal clans" to bring down a government plane carrying a national leader, in the latest twist to a murky row over the links between the mafia and politicians.
Enlargement 17-01-2013

Serbian, Croatian PMs meet to boost ties

The prime ministers of Serbia and Croatia expressed their readiness to resolve tensions at a meeting in Belgrade yesterday (16 January). EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 11-10-2012

Füle reassures Serbia on Kosovo ‘territorial integrity’

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Da?i? 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.
Enlargement 05-10-2012

Ban on gay rights march could hurt Serbia’s EU candidacy

Serbia's decision to ban this weekend's gay pride march because of security concerns has prompted criticism from EU officials who warn the the move undermines Serbia's potential accession to the European Union.
Euro & Finance 16-08-2012

New Serbian government ensnared in economic problems

Serbia’s three-week-old government is already entangled in the country’s difficult economic situation, with early moves such as diminishing the independence of the country's National Bank has raising concern in international circles, EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 27-07-2012

Ex-Miloševi? aide takes over as Serbian PM

The wartime spokesman of late strongman Slobodan Miloševi? is set to take power in Serbia today (27 July), telling the Balkans to forget the past and not fear the return of a political alliance that once led the country to war with NATO.
Elections 29-06-2012

Socialist tapped as Serbian prime minister

A former protégé of Serbian strongman Slobodan Miloševi?, Socialist party leader Ivica Da?i?, was tapped yesterday (28 June) to become prime minister 50 days after the election. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Elections 08-05-2012

Serbian Socialist leader eyes premiership

Either in coalition with the pro-European Democratic Party of outgoing President Boris Tadi? or with the Progressive Party of former ultranationalist Tomislav Nikoli?, Socialist leader Ivica Da?i? sees himself as the country's next prime minister. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 07-02-2011

Serbia opposition calls for early elections

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.