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An international monitoring mission says Serbia's election was held in unjust conditions

Feb. 28, 2024 14:31 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's recent disputed election was held in “unjust conditions” in part because of the president's involvement and systemic advantages for the ruling party, a report by international monitors said Wednesday. The report by an office of the Organization...

Serbia receives another arms delivery from Russia despite international sanctions over Ukraine

Feb. 14, 2024 12:16 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received another arms delivery from its ally Russia despite international sanctions on Moscow over its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Serbian populist President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday presented a Russian anti-drone system for electronic...

Leaders of Serbia and Kosovo spar at the UN over the latter's ban of the Serbian dinar

Feb. 09, 2024 13:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo sparred at the United Nations over the latter's ban of the use of the Serbian currency in areas where minority Serbs live, the latest crisis between the two governments. Tensions escalated after the government of Kosovo, a...

New Serbian parliament inaugurated despite reports of election rigging and other irregularities

Feb. 06, 2024 06:54 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's National Assembly held a tense inaugural session on Tuesday as the ruling nationalists ignored widespread reports that parliamentary and municipal elections held in December were marred by vote rigging and numerous other irregularities. As the...

Serbia will seek a UN Security Council meeting over latest escalation of tensions with Kosovo

Feb. 02, 2024 09:33 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia will seek an urgent U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the escalation of tensions with its former province of Kosovo after its government decided to ban the use of the Serbian dinar and introduce the euro in areas where minority Serbs live, Serbia's president...

Kosovo will impose the use of the euro in minority Serb areas, concerning Western powers

Jan. 31, 2024 19:25 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo authorities on Wednesday said they would impose the use of the country’s currency, the euro, and abolish the use of neighboring Serbia’s dinar in the north where most of the ethnic Serb minority lives. Kosovo’s Central Bank Governor Ahmet...

EU envoy urges Kosovo and Serbia to step up normalization efforts before the bloc's June elections

Jan. 30, 2024 13:50 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The EU envoy for the Western Balkans on Tuesday urged Kosovo and Serbia to push ahead with faltering normalization talks before elections for the European Parliament in June. Miroslav Lajcak met for three hours with Kosovo’s top leaders — President Vjosa...

Serbia considers reintroducing a mandatory military draft as regional tensions simmer

Jan. 30, 2024 07:50 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is considering reintroducing compulsory military service, its president said Tuesday, citing tensions in the Balkans and elsewhere in Europe. President Aleksandar Vucic said top army commanders gave him “a strong argumentation” in favor of the...

Trial opens in Serbia for parents of a teenager who fatally shot 10 people at a school last year

Jan. 29, 2024 13:59 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A trial started Monday in Serbia for the parents of a teenager who is accused of killing 10 people and injuring six in a mass shooting at his school last May that left the Balkan nation in shock. The suspected shooter, 13-year-old Kosta Kecmanovic, has been...

Protesters gather outside a top Serbian court to demand that a disputed election be annulled

Jan. 26, 2024 15:09 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Opponents of Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic rallied outside the Constitutional Court building on Friday to press their demand that last month's election be annulled and held again over reported widespread irregularities. The Serbia Against Violence...