Aleksandar Vucic

Serbia's Vucic set to switch offices, but retain levers of power

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is set to sidestep from the office of prime minister to the largely ceremonial post of president. But that doesn't mean he is letting go of power.

Russian president receives Serbian PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Moscow on Monday, saying he hoped the relations between the two countries would develop positively and in the spirit of friendship regardless of political developments, while Vucic said he expected Russia's military aid to arrive in Serbia as soon as possible, Belgrade media reported from Moscow.

Vucic has best chance by far to win Serbia's presidential eleciton - survey

Aleksandar Vucic still enjoys the highest chances of success in a 2 April presidential election and 53% of those polled in a survey conducted by the Ipsos strategic marketing pollster seem to be in favour of Vucic's victory.

Merkel praises Serbia for meeting European standards, pushing for peace

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Serbia on Tuesday for meeting European standards, fighting illegal migration and pushing for peace in Southeast Europe.

Merkel meets with Serbian prime minister, discusses migration crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Serbia on Tuesday for its role in helping deal with Europe's migration crisis, as she met with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Berlin.

Seven contestants vie for presidency in Serbia

A total of seven candidacies for Serbia's presidential election, set for April 2, were accepted until the midnight Sunday when the deadline for applications expired.

Stoltenberg tells Vucic NATO is against formation of Kosovo army - Serbian media

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed in a telephone conversation with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday that the alliance was against the formation of a Kosovo army, the Serbian public broadcaster RTS said, after Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci said that Pristina was not abandoning its plan to establish armed forces.

Serbia soon to receive six Russian MiGs

Serbia is to receive six MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia by the end of March, and a decree on their delivery is expected to be signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Moscow, the Belgrade-based Vecernje Novosti said on Tuesday.

Vucic, Thaci disagree over Kosovo army

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday strongly opposed Kosovo President Hashim Thaci's position on the formation of a Kosovo army, and the two officials insisted on their opposed views in a telephone conversation.

Serbia to hold presidential election on April 2 - media

Serbia will hold a presidential election on April 2, and the vote will be formally called by Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic on March 2, media in Belgrade said on Tuesday.

Serbia PM says no snap parliamentary election

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that an early parliamentary election would not be held simultaneously with a presidential vote, although the state leadership had announced such a possibility.  

No early parliamentary election in Serbia this year - media

There will be no early parliamentary election in Serbia this year, electronic media in Belgrade said on Sunday.

Vucic without comment on Nikolic's decision to rerun for presidency

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic's announcement that he would run again for presidency elicited numerous reactions on the Serbian political scene on Thursday, but Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, whom the leadership of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) on Tuesday nominated as a presidential candidate, refused to comment on Nikolic's decision.

Serbia's Nikolic to rerun for presidency --media

Serbia's current head of state Tomislav Nikolic will rerun for the presidency, according to the Russian web portal "Sputnik".

Grabar-Kitarovic expects Croatia-Serbia relations to improve after Serbian elections

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Wednesday expressed hope that after the election of a new Serbian president there would be an improvement in relations between Croatia and Serbia and an exchange of visits by the presidents in order to discuss outstanding issues.

Jeremic: Vucic's candidacy for president "total personalisation of authorities"

A former Serbian Foreign Minister and candidate for the country's President, Vuk Jeremic, said on Wednesday that the presidential candidacy of the current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic "represents an accelerated and total personalisation of the authorities and the state".

Aleksandar Vucic to run in Serbia's presidential election

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will be the ruling Serbian Progressive Party's (SNS) candidate in the country's presidential election, scheduled for April.

Serbian, Montenegrin PMs hold talks

Serbia and Montenegro have good and friendly relations which will continue to improve and today's talks on that were substantial, open and mutually beneficial, the two countries' prime ministers said in Belgrade on Friday.

EU calls on Belgrade, Pristina to avoid inflammatory rhetoric

The European Union has called on Belgrade and Pristina to defuse tensions and stick to their agreement on avoiding inflammatory rhetoric as well as to focus on the job that lies ahead, the Belgrade electronic media reported on Thursday evening, quoting a statement from Brussels.

Serbia's top officials convening urgent meetings after Kosovo talks

Serbia's top officials have convened a series of urgent meetings for Thursday after a second round of Serbia-Kosovo talks in Brussels which, according to the media, yielded no results.

EU encouraged by Belgrade-Pristina dialogue

Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina is important for the region and the European Union, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said late on Wednesday after a new round of talks between Serbian and Kosovo delegations in Brussels.

Tsipras warns of rightist surge ahead of "key" European elections

Europe is at an "important crossroads" with the strengthening of rightists ahead of polls in several "key" countries, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday in Belgrade.

Greek, Serbian PMs talk cooperation, bilateral relations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic told a joint news conference in Belgrade on Tuesday that a new "road map" has been drawn up with the help of which the two countries will strengthen their bilateral relations.

New round of Serbia-Kosovo talks set for Feb 1

Serbia and Kosovo will hold a new round of talks on the relaxation of bilateral relations in Brussels on Wednesday under the European Union's mediation, and Serbia's top officials -- President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic -- are expected to attend the talks, according to the RTS public broadcaster.

Belgrade and Pristina agree to continue high-level dialogue

Belgrade and Pristina will continue dialogue on the highest level with the support of the European Union, but officials on both sides should tone down their rhetoric, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told media in Belgrade late on Tuesday after high-level talks with a Kosovo delegation in Brussels.

Media: Bosnia, Serbia mending regional relations by restoring cooperation

The meeting and official talks between Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, held in Belgrade on Tuesday, are the first positive event in relations between the two countries after a long period of tension and stagnation, media in Bosnia and Herzegovina said on Wednesday, an assessment shared by State Presidency Chairman Mladen Ivanic.

Vucic, Zvizdic say Serbia, Bosnia committed to dialogue

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are committed to dialogue and cooperation, and they can enhance their relations and improve economic and political cooperation, which will be conducive to peace and stability in the region, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his visiting counterpart from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdic, said at a joint news conference in Belgrade on Monday.

Bosnian PM to meet his Serbian counterpart in Belgrade next week

Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic is to travel to Belgrade next week for talks with Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, government sources in Sarajevo confirmed on Monday.

Serbian PM envoy's message was friendly, says Croatian Serb official

The president of the Serb Cultural Society Prosvjeta has said that Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's envoy Vladimir Bozovic, speaking at an Orthodox Christmas reception in Zagreb on Thursday, sent a friendly and open message which elicited unnecessarily sensationalist responses from Croatian media and Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier.

Stier reprimands Vucic's envoy over claims about poor status of Croatian Serbs

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Thursday warned a Serbian envoy for claiming that the status of Croatian Serbs was poor, noting that he used the same theories as Slobodan Milosevic, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

Vucic offers Serbs in Croatia help to improve their status

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that he had "nothing against" Serbs in Croatia getting the same rights as Croats in Serbia, adding that the Serbian government would help them improve their status and institutions in Croatia.

Serbia PM for unconditional dialogue with Plenkovic

Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that there are "occurrences in Croatia about which Serbia cannot be satisfied," and added that he accepted an apology by his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic regarding a plaque with the Ustasha salute in Jasenovac and that he was prepared to resolve problems through dialogue and unconditionally.

Croatian PM: Greater Serbian aggression not empty phrase but tragedy

The Greater Serbia aggression is not an empty phrase but a tragedy that befell Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in a comment on Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's recent statement that Croatian statements about the Greater Serbia aggression were empty phrases.

Serbian PM boycotts conference, demonstratively leaves Brussels

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic confirmed in Brussels on Monday evening that he would not take part in an intergovernmental conference with the European Union on Tuesday, announcing his early return to Belgrade as he is dissatisfied with the fact that one of the three negotiations chapters that were expected to open will not be opened at the conference.

Lavrov rules out Russia's interference in Serbia's internal affairs

The visiting Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said in Belgrade on Monday that Moscow would not interfere in Serbia's internal affairs and pledged Moscow's commitment to balance in bilateral relations

Serbia to open two chapters Tuesday, no consent on Chapter 26

The EU will open two more chapters (5 and 25) in Serbia's accession negotiations at an intergovernmental conference on Tuesday, while there is still no consent among the EU member states about the third chapter that was supposed to be opened at the conference (Chaper 26 Education and Culutre), diplomatic sources in Brussels said on Monday.

Vucic threatens to boycott conference if Croatia continues to block Chapter 26

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has threatened to boycott an intergovernmental conference with the European Union unless Croatia withdraws the blockade of Chapter 26, Serbian public broadcaster RTS said on Monday evening.

Croat official asks Serbian PM for protection from verbal attacks

Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina president and Serbian Parliament member Tomislav Zigmanov sent an open letter to Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday, asking for the protection of Croat political representatives in Serbia from threats and verbal attacks by Vucic's party colleagues in the city assembly of Subotica.

NATO strikes against Serbia were aimed at protecting civilians, says Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels on Wednesday, saying afterwards that NATO attacked Serbia in 1999 to protect civilians and regretted the innocent victims killed in the air strikes.

Orban, Vucic say political relations at high level, economic cooperation could be better

Relations between Serbia and Hungary are at a high level but the two countries' economic cooperation could be much better, Prime Ministers Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Viktor Orban of Hungary said on Monday, calling on investors from both countries to invest and cooperate.

Serbian PM: Belgrade "understood" the message of Gotovina's appointment

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that he did not want to undermine relations with Croatia, but stressed that Belgrade understood the message from Zagreb and its decision to appoint former Hague tribunal indictee General Ante Gotovina a government adviser.

EU delegate expects new chapters to be opened in Serbia's accession negotiations

The head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Michael Davenport, said on Wednesday that he expected new chapters in Serbia's accession negotiations to be opened by the end of the year.

Serbian PM believes it's time for better relations with Croatia

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday he hoped that Serbia and Croatia would have much better relations now that Andrej Plenkovic was Croatia's PM, but added that the atmosphere "isn't easy."

Police finds weapons cache near Premier Vucic's family home

Serbian police found a cache of weapons near the family home of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, the interior minister confirmed, according to Blic daily.

Serbia arrests people suspected of illegal activities against Montenegro

Vucic said that law enforcement authorities in Serbia had collected material evidence against the latest arrestees who had reportedly planned in Serbia "to conduct various illegal activities directed against the territory of Montenegro."

Serbia, Slovenia want stronger economic cooperation, PMs say

Slovenia and Serbia are satisfied with their political relations and it is the interest and will of both to advance economic relations and strengthen economic cooperation, it was said in Belgrade on Monday after a joint session of the two governments.

Serbia and Slovenia to hold joint govt meeting

A joint meeting of the governments of Serbia and Slovenia is scheduled for Monday in Belgrade, says a a press release from the Serbian cabinet on Sunday.

Tusk, Zvizdic, Vucic congratulate Plenkovic

European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday congratulated Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on his appointment, saying he was confident that, with him at its helm, Croatia would be a reliable partner in tackling the challenges facing the EU.

Vucic awaiting official info on arrests in Montenegro

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in Belgrade on Monday he doubted that accusations of terrorism against 20 Serbian citizens arrested in Montenegro were founded.

Rama: Albania-Serbia relations at historic high

Relations between Albania and Serbia are now better than ever, I appreciate efforts made by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to remove the legacy of animosities, the visiting Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said in Nis, Serbia, on Friday.

Serbian, Albanian PMs talk European integration, relations in region

Prime Ministers Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Edi Rama of Albania said in Belgrade on Thursday that the countries in the region had a big common potential for cooperation in the future and that the European integration process was the path towards society's modernisation which would help Balkan states sever ties with the bad past.

Serbia solving only simpler problems related to Croat community's status, says Zigmanov

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has started delivering on his promises about the improvement of the status of the Croat community in Vojvodina, but the problems that are being dealt with are simpler problems that are not crucial for the community's status, a member of the Serbian parliament and leader of the Democratic Alliance of the Vojvodina Croats (DSHV), Tomislav Zigmanov, said on Tuesday.

Vucic: Serbia will do its utmost to have best possible relations with Croatia

Serbia will do its utmost to have the best possible relations with Croatia and it will not threaten anyone because the two countries have a shared interest in having the highest possible trade, but Serbia will know how to protect its national and state interests, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday evening.

Vucic: Serbia can't be Europe's first, last line of defence against migrants

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday that he was against setting up fences and walls but that Serbia could not be the first and last line of defence against migrants in Europe and that the EU should deal with the migrant crisis on its borders, according to the Belgrade electronic media.

Serbian PM calls on Bosnian Serb entity to defuse tensions

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday called on the authorities of Republika Srpska (RS), the Bosnian Serb entity, to defuse tensions and work on keeping the peace.

Vucic wants to compete with Croatia in economy, not insults

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday that Serbia wanted good relations with Croatia and to compete with it in economic progress, not in conflicts, insults and ugly words.  

Hahn says no country should obstruct another on EU path

European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn on Saturday supported and encouraged Serbia's efforts to join the European Union, saying no country should obstruct another in its EU association and that he was confident that the Croatian parliament's decision to support Serbia on its European path was still valid.

Plenkovic: HDZ didn't lobby to defer admission of Vucic's party to the EPP

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic on Tuesday refuted speculation that the HDZ had "lobbied" to have the admission of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), led by Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, to the European Peoples' Party (EPP) deferred due to his party's interests and success at Sunday's parliamentary election.

Hungary will not allow anyone to block Serbia on its EU path

This and not integration itself nor whether this is to someone's liking or not, should be a deciding factor, Orban said, adding that Hungary will stand firm in its attitude because it too had gone through similar phases on its path to the EU.

Serbian and Bosnian Croat leaders confident Serbia-Croatia relations will improve

Serbian-Croatian relations will be much better in the future because there are no substantial obstacles to that, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and the Croat member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, Dragan Covic, said after their meeting in Belgrade on Thursday.

Serbia's top officials don't support Bosnian Serb entity referendum

In a joint press release, Nikolic and Vucic said that "Serbia, despite certain differences in viewing the situation in the region, will always support the Serb people, the citizens of Republika Srpka and its institutions."

HDZ chief calls for defusing tensions in relations with Serbia

Plenkovic holds that Juncker's letter is aimed at defusing the tensions and encourages avoiding irresponsible statements.

Croatian FM says complaing will get Serbia nowhere

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Thursday that the European Commission president's letter to Serbia showed that Croatia was right when it said that complaining would get Serbia nowhere.

Serbian PM disappointed with Dodik's referendum statements

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday he regretted that Bosnian Serb political leaders had already adopted decisions on a referendum in the Republika Srpska entity and made them public, contrary to agreements, and that a meeting due in Belgrade today "might be skipped" because of that.

Vucic says respects Juncker, but can't stand false parallels

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday refused to comment in more detail on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's reply to his letter to EU officials on the situation in the region and his objections to Croatia's policy towards Serbia, saying that he respected Juncker very much but could not stand "false parallels."

Serbian foreign minister says Juncker's reply misses the point

The European Union keeps its head in the sand and the reply by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's letter in which he warns about an anti-Serb policy in Croatia and the region misses the point, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Wednesday evening after Juncker's reply was made public.

Juncker replies to Vucic, calls for constructive dialogue between Croatia, Serbia

In his reply to a letter by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that good neighbourly relations, regional cooperation and reconciliation were the basic principles that should be respected by all EU candidate countries, potential candidates and EU member-countries.

Vucic, Nikolic to meet with Bosnian Serb leaders on Thursday

The Bosnian Serb leadership on Tuesday afternoon dismissed a call by the PIC Steering Board to abandon the plan for the referendum set for September 25.

Croatian ambassador wasn't invited to meeting with Serbian PM

Croatian Ambassador to Serbia Gordan Markotic said on Monday that he did not attend a meeting between Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and ambassadors accredited to Serbia because he had not been not invited.

Milanovic says will not respect Serbian war-mongers Nikolic and Vucic

Asked about relations between Croatia and Serbia and what his position would be like if he came to power, Milanovic said that he said that to "people who call themselves representatives of guard brigades, in the language which is the only language some of them understand."

Beta says Serbia PM won't attend Dubrovnik Forum

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will not attend the Dubrovnik Forum on Thursday and Friday, Serbian Beta news agency said on Wednesday, citing unnamed government sources.

Vucic, Pupovac advocate defusing tension between Croatia and Serbia

Communication between Serbia and Croatia is burdened with tension that needs to be defused, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and president of the Serb National Council (SNV) in Croatia, Milorad Pupovac agreed on Tuesday in Belgrade.

Croatian FM tells Serbian PM to present list of warrants against Croats

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac on Tuesday sent a message to Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic that if he decides to attend the Dubrovnik Forum later this week, he should by all means bring a list of warrants issued by Serbia against Croatian citizens for alleged war crimes.

Croatian PM: As far as I know, Vucic is coming to Dubrovnik

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Tuesday said that as far as he was aware, his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic is coming to the Dubrovnik Forum 2016, adding however that that was not definite yet.

Serbian PM says probably won't attend Croatia Summit

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday he "probably won't participate" in Croatia Summit in Dubrovnik on August 25-26 and that he did not expect substantial achievements from the event.

Croatian FM: Vucic pursued Great Serbia policy

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Saturday that Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's statement of Friday in which he accused Croatia of restoring Ustasha ideology and his message that Belgrade would never again allow a new Operation Storm, constituted the continuation of the 1990s Great Serbia policy in which Vucic had personally taken part.

Serbian PM accuses Croatia of reviving Ustasha ideology

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Friday harshened his rhetoric regarding Croatia, describing it as "a place where Ustasha ideology is being revived", and threatened at the same time that he would not allow "a new 'Storm'".

Vucic says doesn't want to interfere in Serb entity referendum

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in Banja Luka on Friday that he would not interfere in decisions by Bosnian Serb authorities regarding a referendum that would challenge the enforcement of rulings of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina because he considered this to be an internal affair of the Serb entity and the country it was part of.

Serbian President tells Biden US, Serbia share common values

Serbia and the United States share common values, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said in Belgrade on Tuesday during talks with US Vice President Joe Biden, adding that bilateral relations were outstanding and that he counted the US among the many friends Serbia had in the world.

Biden apologises to families of victims killed in NATO air strikes on Serbia

US Vice President Joe Biden apologised in Belgrade on Tuesday to the families of those killed in NATO's four-month air strikes against Serbia and Yugoslavia in 1999, saying peace and stability in the Western Balkans now were very important for all of Europe, and praising Serbia's leadership in the region, notably in the relations with Croatia.  

US Vice President Biden pushes Serbia, Kosovo to normalize ties

US Vice President Joe Biden discussed problems from the Balkan's recent troubled past Tuesday in Belgrade, kicking off a short visit to Serbia and its former province of Kosovo.

Austrian and Serbian officials talk migrant crisis

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said in Vienna on Friday, during a visit by a Serbian delegation headed by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, that his country was grateful for Serbia's contribution in curbing the migrant wave, press agencies have reported.

Serbia's Vucic starts new term as premier after snap poll victory

The Serbian parliament on Thursday backed conservative Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s new cabinet with 163 to 62 votes, nearly four months after he won a snap election.

Serbian PM: Government cannot and will not recognise Kosovo

Ethnic Albanians in Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in this southern Serbian province in 2008, an act that Belgrade considers a violation of its Constitution and its territorial integrity. 

Serbian PM presents reforms in marathon address to parliament

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday announced the stepping up of economic reforms and the downsizing of the public sector in a five-and-a-half hour address to the parliament, which the Opposition likened to speeches from the Soviet era during which deputies were not allowed to go to the toilet.

Vucic: Serbia alerts EU to Croatia's anti-Serbian policy

Croatia is leading a blatant anti-Serbian policy for no good reason, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday, adding that he had sent a letter concerning Croatia's behaviour to senior European Union officials.

Serbia to set up joint military-police teams to guard border

Serbia will set up joint teams consisting of police and army troops to protect its border as it "does not want to be a parking lot for Pakistanis and the Afghans unwanted in Europe", Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday after the office for coordinating the security services held an urgent meeting in the wake of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.

Vukovar lawyers' association asks Serbian PM for assistance in prosecuting war crimes

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has promised that all will be done to identify persons who committed war crimes against non-Serb prisoners of war held at five POW camps in Serbia in the 1990s, the chairman of the lawyers' association Vukovar 1991, Zoran Sangut, said after the first meeting with the Serbian authorities on this issue in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Serbia's PM refers to border shutdown as games

Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Friday commented on the border shutdown between Croatia and Serbia at Batina as "games being played in the neighbourhood," which he "doesn't understand" and does not wish to participate in.

Vucic, Nikolic assure Serbia to remain on its EU path

Serbia respects Great Britain's decision to leave the EU but it will continue on its path to EU membership, the highest Serbian state officials said on Friday, noting that Brexit would not have any major effect on Serbia's financial and economic stability.

President to suggest joint economic forum with Serbia in Osijek

She expressed concern over demographic trends in eastern Slavonia from where young people are emigrating every day, assessing that it is necessary to create conditions that will enable young people to remain here but also for them to return.

Grabar-Kitarovic and Vucic sign Declaration on advancing relations

Grabar-Kitarovic said that Croatian citizens are burdened with problems in the economy, welfare and pension systems, adding however that she understands the specific problems faced by the Serb minority.

Croatian president, Serbian PM visit Dalj

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic visited Dalj, easternmost Croatia on Monday morning, after which they did not speak to the press, and headed for Tavankut, Serbia.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Meeting with Serbian PM not just another protocol meeting

He went on to say that both countries had a common interest - long-term peace and stability, but that Serbia and Croats should talk more and show more mutual respect.

Ethnic Croats looking forward to talks between Grabar-Kitarovic and Vucic

"It should be underscored that for the first time in four years representatives of the Croat community in Serbia will have an opportunity for meeting Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic.

Serbian PM cancels visit to Brussels, talks with US officials - media

The daily said that Vucic made the decision to cancel his trip to Brussels over the weekend "after talking on the phone with the most senior EU officials."

Vucic and Pupovac call for dialogue and cooperation between Serbia and Croatia

Vucic reiterated "Serbia's commitment to building good-neighbourly relations with Croatia, regional cooperation and cooperation within the European integration process."

Serbian president tasks premier Vucic with forming new government

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will again be in charge of forming Serbia's government, according to a statement on the president's website on Monday, a month after snap elections.

Chinese president to start his European tour in Belgrade

Serbia's President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Monday held separate talks with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Haixing on Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to Serbia, scheduled for June, with which the Chinese president is to start his European tour.

Vucic: We have to prevent possible unrest between political rivals

"We have to prevent conflicts between Serbian flags...This is my plea, that we take our interests (into account)," Vucic said at an extraordinary press conference.