About: Tomislav Nikolic

Enlargement 01-06-2017

Vucic inauguration highlights premier vacuum in Serbia

On 31 May, Serbia got a new president: Serbian Progressive Party leader and now ex-Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić. But the public is trying to guess who the new premier will be and whether an early general election will be called. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Elections 06-04-2017

Serbia to appoint new PM by June

Serbian President-elect Aleksandar Vučić, who scored a convincing victory in the first round of the election on 2 April, will take his time appointing his successor as prime minister, a position he's held a firm grip on for three years. EURACTIV.rs reports.
Elections 03-03-2017

Serbia to hold snap elections in April

Serbian presidential elections will be held 2 April, the speaker of the Serbian Parliament announced on Thursday (2 March). EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 15-02-2017

Serbia’s ruling party to back PM Vucic for presidential race

The leadership of Serbia's ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) decided yesterday (14 February) to nominate Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić as a candidate for the presidency.
Enlargement 24-01-2017

Kosovo leader hopeful ahead of talks with Serbia

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaçi said Tuesday (24 January) that he hoped for long-awaited recognition from former foe Serbia as he left for a meeting in Brussels with Belgrade's top leaders.
Global Europe 18-01-2017

Serbia counts on Trump over Kosovo

Serbia's president criticised the outgoing US administration yesterday (17 January), voicing hope that President-elect Donald Trump would be more favourable towards Belgrade over the thorny issue of Kosovo.
Enlargement 16-01-2017

Serbia says Kosovo wants war in row over nationalist train

Serbia's president said yesterday (15 January) that Kosovo had shown it wanted war with after it deployed special forces to prevent a train painted with Serbia's national colours and the words "Kosovo is Serbia" from entering its territory.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said Serbia needs Europe's help with the influx of asylum seekers
Enlargement 09-01-2017

Bosnian Serbs to hold divisive ‘national holiday’

Serbs in Bosnia are set to hold a deeply divisive holiday on Monday (9 January), a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for other ethnic groups.
Enlargement 06-01-2017

Brittle Kosovo, Serbia relations feel strain over ex-PM’s arrest

Brittle diplomatic ties between Serbia and Kosovo came under further strain yesterday (5 January) in a row over international arrest warrants issued by Belgrade for former Kosovar guerrillas, including an ex-premier detained in France.
Global Europe 15-12-2016

Serbia to bolster air force with Russian jets and European helicopters

Serbia plans to bolster its depleted air force in 2017 and purchase aircraft and equipment from both Russia and the European Union, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said on Thursday (15 December.)
Enlargement 03-10-2016

Serbia mulls more border controls in wake of Hungarian defiance

Serbia should be prepared to further tighten border security, President Tomislav Nikolić said today (3 October), in a sign regional leaders have been emboldened by Hungary's defiant line on migration.
Enlargement 04-04-2016

Seselj acquitted: Balkans outraged, Belgrade conflicted

The acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Šešelj by the Hague Tribunal sparked outcry in the wider region of former Yugoslavia region, while the reaction in Serbia was quite mild. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Elections 18-01-2016

Serbian premier calls for snap elections

Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vu?i? yesterday (17 January) called for early elections in a bid to cement stability as the Balkan country negotiates its accession into the European Union.
Enlargement 18-12-2015

Opening of chapters a historic step for Serbia

On 14 December, nearly two years after the launch of accession negotiations with the EU, Serbia opened the first two chapters, on financial control, and the normalization of relations with Kosovo. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 20-10-2015

Serbia confirms it will not recognise Kosovo

Serbia plans to implement all the agreements it has made with Kosovo, but does not intend to recognise Kosovo’s independence. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 10-07-2015

Belgrade welcomes Srebrenica resolution dismissal

Serba was relieved by the UN Security Council's dismissal of a resolution on genocide in Srebrenica on Wednesday (8) July. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Global Europe 11-05-2015

Hahn, Vu?i? discuss resuming Serbia negotiations

Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn's visit to Serbia on 7 May was marked by the question as to why the accession negotiations process is stalled, with no chapters having opened more than a year after their official launch. As it emerged, Belgrade and Brussels have opposing views on the situation.
Global Europe 06-05-2015

Serbian army to take part in Moscow parade

Serbia will take part in the 9 May Victory Day Parade in Moscow, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WW II. Serbian officials are reported to be saying that this does not reflect Serbia’s attitude toward European integration, and its obligations at the helm of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 30-04-2015

Steinmeier: No new conditions for Serbia accession

On Tuesday (28 April), German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier reassured Serbia that there would be no new conditions for the candidate country’s progress toward EU membership. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 03-04-2015

Hague court heightens tensions between Serbia and Croatia

The decisions of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), first to set free an indicted war criminal, and then to request his return to The Hague, have heightened tensions between Serbia and Croatia. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 04-02-2015

Serbia and Croatia digest genocide ruling

As widely expected, the International Court of Justice Tuesday (3 February) rejected the genocide lawsuits Croatia and Serbia launched against one another. Observers turned their attention to the vast sums of money wasted in hopeless proceedings. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 21-11-2014

EU still not pressuring Serbia over Russia

Johannes Hahn made his first visit to Belgrade on Thursday (20 November). The new European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations' trip was marked by support for the process of Serbia’s accession to the EU, and to the reforms on that road, while Hahn expressed understanding for the sensitive issue of Serbia’s alignment with the EU’s decisions on Russia.
Enlargement 13-11-2014

‘Historic’ Albanian visit to Serbia leaves bitter aftertaste

The first visit by an Albanian prime minister to Belgrade in 68 years was designed to mark a new phase in Serbian-Albanian relations, and send an important signal to the European Union on the readiness of the two countries to cooperate. But, in fact, it opened old wounds. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Global Europe 17-10-2014

Serbia gives Putin imperial welcome

Serbia feted Russia's Vladimir Putin with troops, tanks and fighter jets yesterday (16 October) to mark seven decades since the Red Army liberated Belgrade, balancing its ambitions for  European integration with enduring reverence for a big-power ally deeply at odds with the West.

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