Serbia

Serbian Protests: Police Brutality Mapped

On Wednesday evening, Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said police had acted in self-defence and with restraint after they were pelted with stones and flares. “They started intervening when the violence became unbearable and when their lives were in danger,” Stefanovic said. Serbia’s Ombudsman said on Thursday that police in general …

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Kosovo-Serbia Talks in Paris Close Without Results

France’s President Emmanuel Macron (R) attends a video conference with Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris. Photo: EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE ENA / POOL MAXPPP OUT The official re-start of talks in Brussels between Serbia and Kosovo, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed …

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Serbian Police Attack Journalists In Second Night of Clashes

Protestors throw projectiles at police in front of the Serbian Parliament in Belgrade, Serbia, 08 July 2020. EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC Serbian police clashed with thousands of angry citizens on Wednesday night, on the second day of protests against the official handling of the coronavirus crisis and the announced reimposition of restrictive …

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Serbian President Blames Belgrade Violence on Far-Right Extremists

Tear gas flies over protesters in front of the Serbian parliament building in Belgrade, July 7 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday blamed far-right organisations and fantasists “who believe the Earth is a flat plate” and in 5G networks for the violent protests that rocked Belgrade …

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Sarajevo Slams Belgrade for Convicting Bosnian of War Crimes

Bosnian Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic. Photo: EPA/Andrej Cukic. Bosnian Foreign Minister Biserka Turkovic told BIRN on Wednesday that Serbia should not be using a controversial law intended to widen Belgrade’s judicial reach across the former Yugoslavia, which she said infringes on individual countries’ right to try war crimes committed on …

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Serbia Rocked by Violent Clashes Around Parliament

Police in action during clashes with protesters outside the Serbian Parliament building in Belgrade. Photo: EPA-EFE/KOCA SULEJMANOVIC Serbian police clashed with thousands of protesters on Tuesday night after they gathered in front the parliament in Belgrade to condemn the official handling of the coronavirus crisis and the reimposition of restrictive …

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China Has Overtaken Russia as Serbia’s Great Ally

There also has been a change in Serbia’s foreign policy, with the ruling elites no longer hesitating to support China on sensitive issues, like Beijing’s relations with Hong Kong. The President of Serbia went further and sent a letter supporting China’s moves to preserve its sovereignty and security. Although this …

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