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EU, US question Serbia's EU commitment after Russia deal

Sep. 26, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union and the U.S. on Monday questioned Serbia’s proclaimed commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow pledging long-term “consultations” on foreign policy matters amid Russia's war in Ukraine. ...

EU candidate Serbia and Russia sign foreign policy agreement

Sep. 24, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has signed an agreement with Russia for mutual “consultations” on foreign policy matters, the Balkan country’s media reported Saturday. Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Selakovic signed the agreement Friday along with Russian Foreign...

Russians rush for flights out amid partial reservist call-up

Sep. 21, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Large numbers of Russians rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country while they still could Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine. Flights filled up quickly and...

Putin meets Bosnian Serb separatist leader, praises Serbia

Sep. 20, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Bosnian Serb separatist leader Milorad Dodik met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday days after he endorsed Moscow's aggression against Ukraine, Russian and Serbian media reported. During a rare visit to Moscow by a politician from...

Belgrade police clash with hooligans during Pride march

Sep. 17, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Riot police clashed Saturday with soccer hooligans in downtown Belgrade, where a pan-European Pride march was held despite threats from anti-gay groups and an official earlier ban on the march in the traditionally conservative Balkan state. Tensions were...

Organizers say Pride march will go on in Serbia despite ban

Sep. 16, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Organizers of European LGBTQ events in Belgrade this week said Friday they will hold a planned Pride march on the streets of the Serbian capital despite a police ban and threats from anti-gay groups. Serbian police have banned Saturday's parade, citing a...

Orban: EU lawmakers' democracy declaration is a joke

Sep. 16, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban lashed out Friday over a European Parliament declaration that stated Hungary no longer could be considered a full democracy. Orban dismissed the resolution as “a joke.” In the declaration that passed 433- 123 with 28...

US scoffs as Bosnian Serb leader claims he can spy on US

Sep. 15, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo on Thursday described claims by the Bosnian Serb leader that his security services are eavesdropping on the American ambassador to Sarajevo as “blustering" and added that his separatist policies are “gambling” with the future...

Serbian police ban EuroPride march, citing security concerns

Sep. 13, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s police on Tuesday banned a Pride march planned amid pan-European LGBTQ events being held this week in Belgrade, citing a risk of clashes with far-right anti-gay activists. Organizers vowed to appeal the ban. Pro-Serbian Orthodox Church...

Thousands protest planned Pride gathering in Serbia

Sep. 11, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of opponents of a pan-European LGBTQ event planned for this week in Belgrade marched through the Serbian capital on Sunday despite an announced ban of Europe’s largest annual gay gathering. The procession called by the conservative Serbian...