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Rally in Belgrade demands end to alarming air pollution

Nov. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Belgrade on Sunday to demand an end to Serbia's alarming levels of air pollution. The rally came a day after another environmental protest in which demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in different parts of the country and scuffled...

Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia

Nov. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment. ...

Putin says Russia will offer good gas deal to Serbia

Nov. 25, 2021 09:42 AM EST

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow would continue providing natural gas to Serbia on terms favorable to its ally. Putin voiced confidence that a new contract for gas supplies to Serbia would be signed quickly to replace the...

More than 2,000 people rally in Belgrade against new laws

Nov. 24, 2021 15:20 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands rallied in central Belgrade on Wednesday against the populist government's policies that protesters say favor interests of foreign investors over those of the Balkan nation’s citizens and are bad for the environment. More than 2,000...

Croatia OKs purchase of French jets before Macron visit

Nov. 24, 2021 14:19 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s government on Wednesday approved the purchase of 12 Rafale fighter jets from France worth about 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-era aircraft and strengthen its air force amid lingering tensions in the Balkans. ...

Vietnamese workers at Chinese factory in Serbia cry for help

Nov. 20, 2021 03:00 AM EST

ZRENJANIN, Serbia (AP) — They are shivering in barracks without heat, going hungry and have no money. They say their passports have been taken by their Chinese employer and that they are now stuck in a grim plainland in Serbia with no help from local authorities. These...

China and Serbia praise 'steel friendship' amid growing ties

Oct. 28, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian officials praised their “steel friendship” with China during talks on Thursday with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi amid fears in the West that by heavily investing in the Balkan state, Beijing is trying to exert its political influence in that part of...

Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids

Oct. 13, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia resumed Wednesday after Kosovo police clashed with ethnic Serbs during an anti-smuggling operation. At least 11 people were injured. The episode prompted an angry response from Serbia which demanded from the...

Serbia's leader defends right to buy weapons where he wants

Oct. 12, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia will continue arming itself with Russian, Chinese and other weapons, its president said Tuesday, despite fears in the region and the West that the Balkan country's recent military buildup could lead to more tensions in part of Europe which is still reeling...

EU leaders fail to give Balkan nations a membership timeline

Oct. 06, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia (AP) — European Union leaders tried to reassure six Balkan countries they could eventually join the trading bloc if they met its standards, but the leaders failed to provide a credible signal Wednesday that the EU's enlargement process will be relaunched in the near...