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PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL OPEN COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF A CONCEPTUAL SOLUTION FOR THE ZORAN ĐINĐIĆ MEMORIAL AT THE STUDENTS SQUARE IN BELGRADE

The Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade has announced a public international two-phase competition for the design of a conceptual solution for the Zoran Djindjic memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade". The aim of the competition is to select the best conceptual solution for the Zoran Djindjic Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade in memory of his life, work, social and historic changes he initiated in Serbia, as well of his tragic death on March 12, 2003.

Biography

Competition for the design of Zoran Djindjic memorial - explanatory sheet


"The Promise" Movie screening and wine tasting reception at the Embassy of France

On Friday, March 10, 2017 Embassies of Serbia and France in Washington, D.C. organized a movie screening and a wine tasting event.  "The Promise" is a character driven feature documentary that follows an extraordinary experience of a French family who moved in a remote village of Rogljevo in Serbia to make wine.

The screening was followed by Q&A with author Mr. Dusan Gajic and director Mr. Zeljko Mirkovic and a wine tasting reception.

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National Day and Armed Forces Day of Serbia
On the occasion of the National Day and Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Serbia a reception was held on February 16, 2017 at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Co-Chairs of the Serbian Congressional Caucus the Honorable Ted Poe and the Honorable Emanuel Cleaver II. The guest of honor was ambassador Mary B. WarlickPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs at the State Department.
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Serbian Foreign Minister Dacic met with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Minister Dacic with Rex TillersonWashington, DC, Thursday 2, 2017 - First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic is in Washington today, attending the 65th National Prayer Breakfast.

During the Prayer Breakfast, the Serbian Foreign Minister talked with the new United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Minister Dacic invited the US Secretary of State to visit Serbia.

 


OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2017

The Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia, Department of Contemporary Artistic Production and Creative Industries, announced the OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2017.

The scope of the Open Call is co-financing of projects for the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages. The overarching goal is the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages. Submissions in the following literary fields are eligible under the Open Call for the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages: poetry, prose, drama, children’s literature (other than picture books and textbooks), anthologies and thematic selections and theoretical works in the fields of culture and arts intended for the wider readership. 

The Open Call is valid through February 28, 2017. 

For more information please visit the website of the Ministry of Culture and Media 


International Holocaust Day, Art Exhibition “JASENOVAC - THE RIGHT TO REMEMBERANCE”

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the founding of Jasenovac concentration camp, a delegation of Serbia headed by Mr. Vladimir Bozovic, Advisor to the Serbian Prime Minister visited the United States. The Delegation composed of government officials, survivors and researchers took part the main commemoration at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and attended an art exhibition "The Truth about Jasenovac – the Right to Remembrance", the biggest exhibition on Jasenovac ever displayed in a foreign country.           

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Presentation "The Life of Serbs on the Military Frontier of Austro-Hungary"

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, The Embassy of Serbia was pleased to host a presentation "Serbs on the Military Frontier of Austro-Hungary and the Life of Field-Marshall Mihajlo Baron Mikasinovic" by Branko Mikasinovich, Ph.D. and Branko Terzic, Sc.D. (Hon.)

The presentation included a presentation of the book by Djuro Zatezalo "Baron Mihajlo Mikasinovic", a general of Serbian origin in the Austrian Army. The book provides an insight into the context of the mid-eighteen century lives of Serbs on the Military Frontier of Austro-Hungary and the many aspects of their struggle.

 


Bilja Krstic and the Bistrik Orchestra at the Kennedy Center

Washington, D.C. - On December 13, 2017, a prominent Serbian ethno singer Bilja Krstic and the Bistrik Orchestra performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium stage. The concert was organized by the Kennedy Center and the Embassy of Serbia in Washington, D.C.

Bilja Krstic and the Bistrik Orchestra create music that is a fusion of traditional ethno music, a cappella songs and ethno grooves with original improvisation and a modern music approach. This year the ensemble is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. In January 2017 British world and folk music record label Arc Music will produce the group's new album, entitled SVOD.


INVITATION TO TENDER FOR PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES 

THE SALE OF DIPLOMATIC REAL ESTATE IN NEW YORK (USA), TOKYO (JAPAN), BONN (GERMANY) AND BERNE (SWITZERLAND)


Serbian Prime Minister congratulates Donald Trump on election as US President
Belgrade, 9 Nov 2016 – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has congratulated Donald Trump on the victory in the elections for the President of the United States.
 
"I take this opportunity to express my sincere congratulations on your election success and a great victory in the presidential election. 

I believe you will approach your duties of the 45th President of the United States with dedication and determination that characterised your remarkable campaign. The leadership that you showed on this occasion is a strong will that is necessary not only to citizens of the United States, but also throughout the world.

I sincerely hope that your victory will contribute to continuing improvement of bilateral relations between Serbia and the United States, which are already on the path of progress and development for the mutual benefit of our two countries," reads the congratulatory message of Prime Minister Vucic.

2017 Serbian Film Festival in Washington DC


Presentation of Serbia at the Smithsonian


Relations with Serbia very important for United States
Belgrade/New York, 23 Sept 2016 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met today in New York with US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, with whom he discussed relations between the two countries, the situation in the region, Serbia's European path and dialogue with Pristina.
 
 
Prime Minister Vucic informed Deputy Secretary of State Blinken about the economic reforms that the Serbian government has implemented, and underlined that Serbia has invested a lot in its progress and will do everything to maintain stability in the Western Balkans, because a stable region means economic prosperity of all countries.

Expressing gratitude to Deputy Secretary of State Blinken for the commitment and support provided to Serbia, Vucic expressed his gratitude for the extraordinary visit of Vice President Joseph Biden to Belgrade and his personal support Serbia.

US Deputy Secretary of State Blinken said that for the United States the relationship with Serbia, as a key country of the region, is very important, and welcomed all the reforms that the Serbian government has conducted.

He stressed that it is important for Serbia to continue on its European path, as this will speed up the progress of the entire region.

Blinken conveyed to Prime Minister Vucic the greetings of US Vice President Joseph Biden and his message that he is very satisfied with his visit to Serbia in August this year.

Bilateral relations between Serbia, United States on upswing

Belgrade, 16 Aug 2016 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said today after a meeting with US Vice President Joseph Biden that a significant US support is expected in maintaining peace and stability in the region, without which there is no better life for citizens, nor economic progress.

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the United States for endorsing Serbia's European path, adding that our country is making every effort to fulfill all of its obligations as. We also discussed bilateral relations between the United States and Serbia, the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and possible progress in the future, as well as regional relations and Serbia's European path, Vucic said.

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Passing of Congresswomen Helen Delich Bentley

"Congresswoman Bentley will be remembered for her invaluable contribution to the improvement of the state of affairs in the country she lived in, and for the fact that she had never forgotten her Serbian roots, as proven by actively promoting interests of the Republic of Serbia and its people. We will always remember both the support she lent to our country in the most precarious of times in its history and her contribution to the advancement of the overall relations between the Republic of Serbia and the United States of America.

As an American of Serbian descent, Congresswoman Bentley has continuously participated in the life of the large Serbian community in the United States, and has regularly organized, participated and made her selfless contribution to humanitarian efforts and other activities carried out by the Serbian expatriate community. 

With her passing, the Republic of Serbia has lost a true friend."

Ambassador of Serbia Djerdj Matkovic

August 9, 2016

 


DAY OF REMEMBERENCE FOR SUFFERING AND PROSECUTION OF SERBS FROM CROATIA

In accordance with the decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, August 5 is observed as a Day of Remembrance, in memory of the suffering and persecution of 250.000 Serbs by the Croatian army during "Operation Storm" in 1995.

We invite all interested members of the Serbian Diaspora to attend the national commemoration on August 4, 2016  at 8 p.m. at the temple of St. Cyril and Methodius, Busije, Zemun. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Radio Television of Serbia.

 


DIRECT FLIGHT FROM BELGRADE TO NEW YORK CITY RE-ESTABLISHED

On June 23, 2016, after a break of nearly a quarter of a century, a new direct flight from Belgrade to New York City has been re-established. The AirSerbia flights to New York will be operated five times a week under the numbers YU500 and YU501, the same ones which Air Serbia’s predecessor JAT Yugoslav Airlines used when it had direct flights to NYC. The Airbus A330 aircraft named after Nikola Tesla, the most famous Serbian-American, has capacity of 254 seats, economy and business class. The first wide-body aircraft for intercontinental regular traffic between the Balkans and the United States is currently the largest aircraft in the fleet of Air Serbia.The Serbian airline is now the only company in the region that has a direct flight to the United States.

 
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Mileva Maric Bust unveiling ceremony at the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland

 

On June 19, 2016 H.E. Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia, participated in the bust dedication ceremony honoring Mileva Maric at the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland, Ohio. While Mileva Maric, the wife of Albert Einstein, a brilliant mind and physicist and mathematician herself is the first woman honored in this park, the Serbian Garden already features the busts of Bishop Petar Petrovic Njegos, Mihajlo Pupin, King Petar I, Nikola Tesla, Stevan Mokranjac and Vuk Karadzic.

 
 

 

 

 

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Ambassador Matkovic participates in the 46th Session of the OAS General Assembly

H.E. Mr. Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia, attended the 46the session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Santo Domingo, June 13-15. The main theme of the General Assembly this year was „Institutional strengthening for sustainable development in the Americas“. During this three day conference Ambassador Matkovic met with a number of heads of delegation of the OAS member states. In those meetings ambassador Matkovic presented a candidature of Serbia for the position of United Nations Secretary General and confirmed Serbia's interest in continuation of a fruitful political dialogue with countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

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Statement by H.E. Mr. Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia
Washington, D.C. May 2, 2016
 
"We are shocked by the news of the fire that destroyed the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York City, last night on Orthodox Easter. I wish to express my heartfelt sorrow for this tragedy and send my sympathies to father Djokan Majstorovic, the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America and the Serbian Orthodox Church as well as to the Serbian community in New York. At this difficult moment we should stand united and ready to assist and support reconstruction efforts and help rebuild the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, our spiritual and cultural center in New York City, for ourselves and for our children."


International Jazz Day - ALEKSANDRA DENDA GROUP performing at Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.


9th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum

 

 

March 10, Washington - Ambassador of Serbia H.E. Mr. Djerdj Matkovic participated in the 9th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, that is taking place in Washington DC, March 9th - 11th. The forum is designed to provide a unique marketplace by bringing high level executives from engineering, construction and  technology sectors together with key decision-makers from the public sector, multilateral development banks and project sponsors from around the world. Ambassador Matkovic presented "Nikola Tesla Airport" privatization potentional and met with companies interested in doing business in Serbia.

 


National Day and Armed forces Day of the Republic of Serbia

March 1, 2016 - US  Library of Congress,  Member's Room

Ambassador Matkovic with Colonel Dragan Galic, Defense Attaché, and Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Vujaklija, Assistant Defense Attaché 

 

 

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"We Will Be World Champions" , Free movie screening at the Alliance Francaise

The Embassy of Serbia in Washington DC and the Alliance Française de Washington are proud to present a screening of "We will be world Champions" (Bicemo prvaci sveta) on March 2 at 7 pm.

The Alliance Francaise is located at 2142 Wyoming Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

This event is part of the DC Francophonie Festival.

"We Will Be the World Champions" is a story about four pioneers who fathered the Yugoslav school of basketball, and whose merit is the development of this sport in Europe. The central event is the crucial game at World Cup 1970 between Yugoslavia and the United States. From the point of view of the main character, Nebojša Popović, we follow the growth and life path of enthusiasts, whose professional work, ideas and efforts made their major dream come true, the first gold medal for Yugoslavia in world championships.

The movie will be in Serbian will English subtitles.

This is a FREE event but registration is required.

To get FREE tickets please go to Eventbrite

The Embassy of Serbia in Washington DC is pleased to be part of this year's the DC Francophonie Festival, that will take place from 1 to 18 March on various locations in DC.

D.C. Francophonie Cultural Festival celebrates the diversity and richness of the French language and francophone communities around the world through a series of cultural events and outreach programs presented every spring in the U.S. capital region. Celebrating the creative artistry of the French-speaking world, the Francophonie Cultural Festival is a voyage of exploration, discovery, and cultural sharing that highlights the diversity of the French language and cultures. Since 2001, more than 40 embassies and partners (including AFDC and The Smithsonian Associates) have collaborated each year to present an array of experiences all rooted in the Francophone culture — from Africa to the Americas to Asia to the Middle East–through concerts, cuisine, films, literary salons and lectures for all ages.

As an observer in the International Organization of the Francophonie Serbia is pleased to contribute to the program of the Festival in Washington DC.

 


Ambassador Matković attends the Ministerial Council of the Association of Caribbean States in Haiti

Serbian Ambassador in Washington Đ. Matkovic headed the delegation of the Republic of Serbia at the 21st regular Ministerial Council of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) held in Petion-Ville, Haiti, January, 18 – 19, 2016.

In addition to a number of meetings with the countries of the Caribbean region, Ambassador Matkovic met with S. Honore, UN SRSG and Head of the UN stabilization mission in Haiti – MINUSTAH, in which Serbia is a participating state. On that occasion, the Ambassador visited the personnel of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia who are part of MINUSTAH since July 2015. Since 2008 Serbia’s contingent has been providing training and monitoring support to the National Guard of Haiti.

Together with the Head of MINUSTAH and Members of the Serbian Delegation Ambassador Matkovic laid a wreath at the memorial dedicated to victims of the earthquake of January 12th, 2010, commemorating six years since the tragic event in which 220,000 civilians and around 100 members of MINUSTAH lost their lives.

 

 


Discussion on Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Southeast Europe

On October 13, Ambassador of Serbia H.E. Djerdj Matkovic participated in a panel discussion „Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Southeast Europe”. The event explored the short- and long-term effects of the crisis on the legal systems and security within countries on the Western Balkan Route. The event was organized by American Bar Association ABA ROLI and the United Macedonian Diaspora. Speakers included Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia V. Naumovski, President of the United Macedonian Diaspora M. Koloski, and N Dasarathy, Senior Advisor from ABA ROLI’s Middle East and North Africa division.


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT - Ambassador of Serbia to testify at the Helsinki Commission Hearing

 

Ambassador of Serbia, H.E. Đerđ Matković will testify at the US Helsinki Commission Hearing

“Europe’s Refugee Crisis: How Should the US, EU, and OSCE Respond?”

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 2 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200

Live webcast will be available on http://bit.ly/1VRaf3G

 

The hearing will have two pannels, which will be as follows

Panel One

  • Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State

Panel Two

  • Mr. Shelly Pitterman, Regional Representative to the United States and Caribbean, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • His Excellency David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
  • His Excellency Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the United States
  • Mr. Sean Callahan, Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Relief Services

Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?

• Because the request for its membership is a serious breach of the international law, the Constitution of UNESCO' The legally binding UN Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) and the Charter of the UN whose Article 25 says that "The Members of the UN agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter". 

• Because according to the UN Security Council resolution 1244, which reaffirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now Serbia), Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia, under the administration oBf the UN. Since Kosovo cannot be considered a State, it does not fulfill the basic requirement for membership set out by the UNESCO Constitution.

• Because unilateral attempts such as this one seriously harm and disrupt the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, under the auspices of the European Union in which mutually acceptable solutions for many complex issues  have been devised so far. The issue of the Serbian cultural heritage and the property of the Serbia Orthodox Church has not yet been discussed within the dialogue where it belongs.

• Because this is an unacceptable politicization of UNESCO which should not overtake the competences of the UN. Security Council as the highest authority for the preservation of the international peace and security. UNESCO should not serve as an instrument for the affirmation of an illegal and unilaterally declared independence of a part of the territory of one UN member state. The primary goal of UNESCO is to promote universal values of humanity through education, science and culture not to make political decisions with regard to the statehood.

• Because this would be a dangerous precedent, harmful for many states. This would open the door for other entities to follow the same path thus threatening territorial integrity and sovereignty of other member states.

 

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT


First Serbian Food and Cultural Festival


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT Address by Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić at Brookings

Serbia's future: Challenges and opportunities for regional stability, reconciliation, and integration

September 16, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Brookings Institution

Washington, DC

On September 16, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings will host Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić for a public address on Serbia’s outlook, and how the country can enhance political and economic stability and cooperation in the region and reaffirm its European perspective. In his remarks, the Prime Minister will explore challenges and opportunities for the country and the continent as a whole, including the rapidly-growing influx of migrants and refugees and the importance of regional reconciliation.

REGISTER TO ATTEND


Serbia needs political support of US on its European path
 
Washington, 4 June 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic spoke today in Washington with US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken about support to Serbia's European path, the situation in the region, dialogue with Pristina and the Serbian foreign policy activities.

Vucic highlighted the necessity of political support of the United States to the US European integration of Serbia, and added that a lot has been done to preserve peace and stability in the region.

He informed Blinken about economic reforms undertaken by our country and invited him to visit Serbia.

The US Deputy Secretary of State expressed his satisfaction with personal commitment and the role of Prime Minister Vucic in the region and the work of the Serbian government.

Blinken stressed that everything that has been done so far has led to closer cooperation of Serbia and the United States, and of Serbia and the EU, and confirmed that the United States will encourage the EU to open negotiations on chapters with Serbia.

He welcomed the economic reforms and pointed to the need of a greater presence of American investors in Serbia.

 


Serbia committed to preserving regional stability
 
Washington, 4 June 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic delivered remarks at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington on the topic of European integration of Serbia.

Addressing the audience, PM Vucic stated that Serbia has three main objectives, and these are internal and regional stability, the creation of a strong economy and an open, democratic society.

The Prime Minister stressed that Serbia is a pillar of stability in the region and outlined the details of foreign policy activities in the past year, starting from the visit of the Albanian Prime Minister to Serbia after almost 70 years, through his visits to Sarajevo and Zagreb and his first historical visit to Albania last week.

He underlined that Serbia has good relations with all countries in the region and reiterated the importance of dialogue with Pristina, which has greatly contributed to the stability of the entire region.

The Serbian Prime Minister also mentioned the economic measures, fiscal consolidation measures, new laws and legal reforms as serious conditions to ensure political and economic stability of Serbia.

"The Balkans remain a sensitive region, but I hope that we will manage to preserve stability. Forecasts for Serbia are not bad, but the biggest challenge for us is to preserve the political stability of the region. To do this, we expect political support of the European Union", Vucic concluded.

 

 


Serbia can count on US support
 
Washington, 3 June 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic spoke in the White House with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Susan Rice and said after the meeting that Serbia can count on US support.

Vucic said that Rice expressed unequivocal support for the opening of the first chapters in Serbia’s negotiations with the EU, and added that he believes that the signal from Washington to the EU will be a signal of support for Serbia.

When you have the support of the United States, then everything is much easier, and that is important for Serbia, Vucic said.

He said that the meeting with Rice was good, useful and responsible and that she expressed a very high opinion on the economic and political reforms undertaken by Serbia, as well as on the preservation of political stability in Serbia and in the region.

Serbia can count on the support of the United States, the Prime Minister stressed.

The Prime Minister announced that tomorrow he will talk with US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, and that he should also meet with European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn, who is currently in Washington.

Vucic will have political talks with US officials and he will also visit the John Hopkins University where he is due to deliver a speech.

 


US companies interested in investing in Serbia
 

Washington, 3 June 2015 – Prime Minister Alekandar Vucic stated that all the talks he had with representatives of large American companiesduring his visit to the United States were very good and that in all of them, the importance of preserving political and economic stability for Serbia was highlighted.

Vucic told the Tanjug news agency late yesterday from Washington that during the talks he pointed out that political and economic stability are crucial for the reduction of state deficit.

Our country is getting more and more respect in the world and I am proud of that fact, and when you are treated like that in the United States then I think Serbia can count on a much better future, the Prime Minister stated.

Yesterday he spoke with representatives of Microsoft, General Electric, Freeport-McMoRan, NCR and other companies and in all the talks the both sides expressed great interest in cooperation.

 


Best business conditions for investors from United States
Belgrade/Washington, 2 June 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic began his three-day visit to Washington by meetings with representatives of the biggest US companies interested in investing in Serbia, and with representatives of companies that already operate in the territory of Serbia and intend to increase their capacity.
 
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Prime minister's visit to US important for Serbia

Washington, 2 June 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has arrived on an official visit to the United States of America where, at the invitation of Vice President Joe Biden, he will stay until 4 June.

Vucic told the Radio-Television Serbia (RTS) upon arrival in Washington that this visit is very important for our country, and expressed his satisfaction that he will meet with senior US officials and representatives of a large number of US companies.

American investors will not consider investments in one country if there is no political stability and if the US government does not approve it, he said.

The Prime Minister underlined the importance of the talks that he will have on the first day of his official visit with representatives of the three companies related to IT sector, General Electric, Microsoft and NCR.

After that, he will meet with US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and later, with representatives of the Serbian diaspora in the United States.


Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia to deliver remarks at the Johns Hopkins University
 
 
 

Summer Soccer training Camp for children from Diaspora

Ten day soccer camp “Sport camps for children and Diaspora" for children from the Diaspora aged 8 to 14 years, starts on July 15 at the Zlatar Mountin. The camp is organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in cooperation with Office for Diaspora and Serbs in the region and the Sports Association of Serbia.

In addition to soccer training, participants will attend educational sessions, lectures on national history and the Serbian language classes. The total price of 350 euros includes daily sports training, ten days of room and board, all meals, transport by bus from Belgrade - Zlatar – Belgrade and a medical examination.

Parents need to provide a written consent for the participation of the child and a valid health card.

Payment instructions

For more information please contact:
 

1. Slobodan Hranisavljević
stručni saradnik
Tel : 011/ 3035-043, 011/3224-269, 063/ 441 238
Faks: 011/322 0079
I-mejl: slobodanh@eunet.rs

2. Slaven Radonić
stručni saradnik
Tel: 011/ 3035-043; 011/3224-269
Faks: 011/3220-079
I-mejl: slaven.radonic@eunet.rs


AMBASSADOR MATKOVIĆ VISITS CHICAGO

Chicago, May 16, 2015 - H.E. Mr. Đerđ Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia, visited Chicago on 14 and 15 May 2015. During his stay Amb. Matkovic had meetings with Deputy Governor of the State of Illinois Ms. Evelyn Sanguinetti and Deputy Mayor Mr. Steve Koch on further cooperation between Serbia and Illinois, as well as between Sister Cities Belgrade and Chicago.

He also met with the representatives of the Academy of "Sveti Sava", paid a visit to the Serbian Parochial school in Chicago, the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral and Serbian-American Museum St. Sava.

The visit was specially focused on strengthening economic ties with the Serbian Diaspora. The Serbian-American Chamber of Commerce and  the Consulate General of Serbia in Chicago organized a meeting between the ambassador, business people and representatives of the Diaspora titled "The importance of the Diaspora in the economic cooperation with Serbia - Possibilities and Challenges". Ambassador Matkovic conveyed readiness of the Embassy and the Consulates General of Serbia in the US to assist all members of the Diaspora interested in investing in Serbia or doing business with Serbian companies.

 


All technical conditions met for direct flights to United States

Belgrade, 12 May 2015 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic and US Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby today signed the Agreement on Air Transport between the governments of Serbia and the United States.

Mihajlovic said after the signing of the agreement that all technical requirements for direct flights between Serbia and the United States have been met, and expressed hope that they will start as soon as possible.

She said that the US Federal Aviation Administration ranked Serbia in the category of the first order, which in aviation means that the country is safe and that it can apply for direct flights.

The establishment of direct flights after 23 years will have great significance for the further economic development of Serbia, Mihajlovic assessed and reiterated that our country is ready as far as technical conditions are concerned.

The next step are talks between air authorities which will decide when to establish direct flights.

Kirby expressed the hope that this will be done in the near future, probably in a few months, noting that it largely depends on the companies that are to operate flights.


U.S. Rep. Rohrabacher on a visit to Serbia

Belgrade, May 8, 2015 -  First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic met today with US Congressional Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Chairman of the House Europe, Eurasia Subcommittee, who is visiting the Republic of Serbia in the framework of his tour of the region.


 

During the meeting, the interlocutors exchanged views on regional topics, including on current bilateral and international issues. Minister Dacic expressed his satisfaction over the positive dynamic of the bilateral dialogue and indicated that Serbia’s foreign policy position today was much better, inter alia as a result of recognition of its commitment to the dialogue with Pristina and the constructive relations with neighbouring countries.


Rep. Rohrabacher said that the US appreciated the efforts of the Republic of Serbia aimed at establishing full regional stability, indicating that significant progress had been made in this context. He also underlined that Serbia enjoyed full US support in this process


Ambassador Matković delivered remarkd at the NOVA Community College

Ambassador Djerdj Matković delivered remarks at the North Virginia Community College (NOVA) on April 23, 2015, as a part of NOVA’s multicultural week. Ambassador Matković presented fоreign policy priorities, economic potentials, tourist destinations and cultural heritage of Serbia.


Closer cooperation of educational, scientific, research institutions of Serbia, US

Belgrade, 14 April 2015 – Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Srdjan Verbic and US Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby today signed a Memorandum of understanding on the Fulbright academic exchange programme, which provides for an increase in the number of scholars and intensive cooperation of educational, scientific and research institutions of Serbia and the United States.

Verbic said that the Fulbright grants are intended for students, professors and researchers, and that there have been 150 Fulbright programme participants from Serbia in the last 15 years.

The Minister of Education also noted that this programme exists in more than 150 countries.

Kirby said that the Fulbright academic exchange programme is one of the most prestigious American exchange programmes and that it is good that the Ministry of Education wants to help young people get their education in the United States.


Book Presentation “Tesla: A Portrait with Masks” by Vladimir Pistalo

April 2, 2015 Washington – The Embassy of Serbia hosted a presentation of the book “Tesla: A Portrait with Masks” by a renowned Serbian writer Vladimir Pistalo. Since it was published in Serbia in 2008 it became a bestseller and was awarded with NIN Literary Prize for the best novel of the year. Since then tho book has been translated to 10 European languages.The first US edition was published in 2015 and has already received excellent literary reviews in the US.

 

 


Direct flights to US soon
Belgrade, 26 March 2015 – The Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure announced that the government of Serbia adopted the present text of the Agreement on Air Transport between the governments of Serbia and the United States on direct flights between the two countries.
 
The signing of the agreement is expected soon in Belgrade. On behalf of the government of Serbia, the document will be signed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic.

This agreement will govern the conditions for the conduct of air traffic between the two countries.

After nearly 16 years, this will be the first line in the region of the former Yugoslavia to have direct overseas flights.

OSCE Security Days at the Woodrow Wilson Cener

Washington, D.C., March 17, 2015  – The Woodrow Wilson Center organized the OSCE Security Days Conference, first held outside of Vienna. It brought together foreign ministers, ambassadors and prominent leaders to discuss current challenges in the Euro-Atlantic security. The Conference was composed of four panels discussing topics of Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic Security, Afghanistan and Central Asia, Preventing Radicalization that leads to Terrorism and Strategies for Future. Prominent participants included OSCE Secretary General Amb. Lamberto Zannier, Amb. Dejan Sahovic, Head of Serbian Chairmanship Task Force, Deputy Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, Ambassadors of the Russian Federation and Ukraine to US, Permanent Representative of Germany to the OSCE.

In his remarks Ambassador Dejan Sahovic, Head of the Serbian OSCE Chairmanship Task Force, laid out priorities of the Serbian Chairmanship in 2015 and highlighted the added value of the joint Swiss-Serbian cooperation that provided continuity and institutional stability. He stressed that Serbia will build upon the cooperative and inclusive nature of the OSCE that recently brought about the joint decision of 57 member states on a new 12 month mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission for Ukraine and resources for its operations. Regarding the upcoming activities of the Serbia OSCE Chairmanship he informed about the Panel of Eminent Persons, “Helsinki Plus 40“ Process and the Ministerial Meeting to be held in Belgrade later in December of this year.

 


Meeting of PM Vucic and Ambassador Kirby on US investments in Serbia

Belgrade, 10 March 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and US Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby spoke today about concrete American investments in Serbia, investments of American companies and the speedy creation of a better investment environment in the country.

During the talks, it was underlined that it is necessary to invest in smaller places too so that the survival of local population could be ensured, as well as more even regional development of Serbia.


Serbian Embassy at the Smithsonian DC Francophonie Cultural Festival

The Embassy of Serbia is pleased to announce its participation at the Smithsonian DC Francophonie Cultural Festival that is taking place every year during the month of March in Washington, D.C.

The D.C. Francophonie Festival celebrates the diversity and richness of the French language and francophone communities around the world through a series of cultural events and outreach programs presented every spring in the U.S. capital region. As part of this program the Embassy is pleased to invite you to the movie

"Professor Kosta Vujic's Hat"

The movie will be screened at the Alliance Francaise, on Saturday, March 21 at 3.30 pm.

Free entrance.                          

Location: Allaince Francaise, 2142 Wyoming Ave, NW            

Language: Serbian with English subtitles                                    

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The Embassy wishes to invite you to the final closing celebration of the Smithsonian DC Francophonie Festival

"La Grande Fete"

The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe, and its closing celebration is always magnifique. This year’s bash will be no exception.

Friday, March 27, from 7 PM to 11 PM. 
 
Venue: Embassy of France/La Maison Française 
4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
 
For more information and to purchase the tickets please click on this link 
 
 
 
Beginning at 7 p.m., launch into a world tour of francophone cultures. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as you explore each nation's unique attractions and traditions. There will be plenty of giveaways for you to take home as souvenirs. DJ Princess Slaya spins music from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and plenty of destinations in between. 
 

 


Bilateral relations of Serbia, United States on the rise

Belgrade/Washington, 26 Feb 2015 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, who is also Chairman of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), met in Washington today with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Dacic said at a joint press conference before the meeting that Serbia attaches great importance to bilateral relations with the United States, especially in times when it is chairing such an important international organisation as the OSCE.

As a chair country, we will be faithful and true to the principles on which the OSCE is based, since the former Yugoslavia was one of the founders, Dacic stated.

He said that the Serbian Chairmanship will make every effort to have good communication with the 57 OSCE member states on the area from Vladivostok to Vancouver and to coordinate its work with the most important political factors.

Dacic said that at the meeting with the US Secretary of State, they will not only discuss the work of the OSCE, but also bilateral relations between Serbia and the United States.

It is a great satisfaction for me that our bilateral relations in recent years have been moving upward. It is very important to restore the strategic partnership that the United States and Serbia had a long time ago, 100 years ago, Dacic underlined and recalled that our bilateral diplomatic relations were established more than 130 years ago.



 

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SERBIAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS H. E. IVICA DACIC TO TESTIFY AT HELSINKI COMMISSION HEARING

Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ivica Dačić, will testify before the Helsinki Commission in his capacity as Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE. He takes the helm to conclude the implementation of a joint leadership plan developed with Switzerland, which chaired the OSCE in 2014.

 

“Serbia’s Leadership of the OSCE”

 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
2:30PM
 
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2200
 
 
 
Minister Dačić is expected to discuss the Serbian Chairmanship-in-Office’s priorities, including resolution of the conflict in and around Ukraine; reconciliation and cooperation in the Western Balkans; reforming security sector governance; combating transnational threats, including foreign terrorist fighters, terrorism, and cyber-security; safeguarding journalists; fostering freedom of expression, assembly, and association; combating organized crime and its linkages to human trafficking; combating corruption; and improving water governance. He will also provide insights regarding the ongoing work of the OSCE.
 
 
Serbia’s 2015 Chairmanship-in-Office of the 57-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) comes at a pivotal point in European security. The OSCE, a regional security organization based known for its work in promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, operates on the front lines of Russia-Ukraine conflict and seeks to counter backsliding on human rights in other countries of the OSCE region.  
 
 

Serbia expects support of US on its path towards Europe

Belgrade, 10 Feb 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic spoke today with US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Yee and US Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby.

The American diplomats congratulated the Serbian Prime Minister on initialling the Judiciary Agreement yesterday in Brussels, and described it as a great success that confirms the dedication of the Serbian government to dialogue with Pristina.

PM Vucic underlined that it is his job to work the hardest and best for his people in Kosovo-Metohija and central Serbia.

The collocutors also examined the process of European integration, and Vucic said he expects the US support to Serbia's European path.

One of the topics discussed was the bilateral cooperation between Serbia and the United States, particularly in light of the meetings of the PM Vucic with US Vice President Joseph Biden and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland during the Securiy Conference.


Swiss-Serbian Reception to Celebrate the Joint OSCE Chairmanship

February 10, Washington D.C. - Embassies of Serbia and Switzerland co-hosted a reception at the Residence of the Swiss Ambassador to celebrate the close cooperation between the Serbian and the Swiss Chairmanships and thank for the support during Switzerland’s Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2014.

 

In his speech ambassador Dahinden of Switzerland stressed that “for the first time, two countries have agreed to work out a joint program for their two Chairmanships. That will create continuity for the OSCE and strengthen its capacity to serve as a relevant actor in the region.”

 

Ambassador of Serbia Matkovic highlighted the important role the OSCE plays in Europe adding that at the Munich Security Conference OSCE received this year’s Ewald von Kleist Award for the outstanding contribution to international peace, stability and security in Europe. Regarding the situation in Ukraine ambassador Matkovic said that although a small nation, as a current chair of OSCE Serbia will make the utmost efforts to contribute to the peaceful solution of the current crisis.  

 

Vucic and Nuland discuss energy, bilateral relations
Munich, February 7 - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Munich on Saturday to discuss the bilateral relations, primarily in the energy sector, and the possibility of the US supplying gas to Serbia.
 
Nuland expressed support for Serbia's European path and the resumption of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, the government's press office said in a release.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic visits US

February 4, 2015 - First Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić arrived to Washington DC for a three-day visit to the United States. On 5th of February he will attend the 63rd National Prayer Breakfast and meet with senior State Department officials and Serbian Caucus in the US Congress.

Minister Dacic will meet with the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Ms. Victoria Nuland, Co-Chairs of the Serbian Caucus, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and Congressman Ted Poe, as well as with Senator Chris Murphy.

On February 6 Minister Dacic will participate in the session of the UN Security Council to discuss the new UNMIK report which covers the period from October 16, 2014 to January 15, 2015.

 


Panel discussion at the Wilson Center on Security Challenges in Europe in 2015

On January 29 the Wilson Center hosted the panel discussion “Security Challenges in Europe in 2015”. The panelists included Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the US, John Milton Cooper, Senior Scholar Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Vladimir Jovičić, Charge d'Affaires, a.i. Embassy of Serbia to the US, Oleksandr Chalyi, Former First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Maxim Trudolyubov, Fellow, Opinion Page Editor, Vedomosti Daily, Russia.

The discussion aimed at providing a broad view of European security challenges in 2015. Particular emphasis was placed on the priorities of the Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE and what remains to be done following the transition to Serbian Chairmanship.

 

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Book presentation at the Library of Congress

The Embassy of Serbia is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book
"Serbian Medieval Cultural Heritage" by Vesna Petkovic.

The event will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12 - 1 pm at the Library of Congress 

European Division Conference Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-250, Washington, D.C. 20540

Free and open to the public


Intensifying cooperation with OSCE missions

Belgrade/Vienna, 16 Jan 2015 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic spoke yesterday in Vienna, where he presented to the OSCE Permanent Council priorities of Serbia’s chairmanship of the OSCE, with heads of OSCE field missions and institutions of this organisation.

Dacic, who is also Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE said that Serbia, as a country in which the OSCE has long been present, attaches great importance to this organisation’s field missions, whose activities will be supported during the country’s chairmanship.

He noted that regional cooperation is one of the priorities of the presidency, and added that good neighbourly relations are not something that should be taken for granted, but must be nurtured.

The First Deputy Prime Minister said that the most important task during Serbia’s chairmanship of the OSCE will be to work on securing the return of peace and stability in Ukraine.

Speaking about cooperation with institutions of the OSCE, Dacic underlined that Serbia will intensify its good cooperation with them during its chairmanship.

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OSCE Chairperson-in-Office strongly condemns deadly attack on bus in eastern Ukraine, urges immediate ceasefire

14 January 2015 The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dačič today strongly condemned yesterday’s deadly incident in which several people were killed and wounded on a bus near a government-controlled checkpoint in Buhas, eastern Ukraine.

"I condemn in the strongest terms this attack on innocent passengers. I am appalled by this incident and its tragic outcome, and express my deepest sympathy to the families of the victims."
“This incident comes as the situation in the east of the country has significantly deteriorated and I call on all sides to immediately halt the use of force, exercise restraint, return to negotiating table and implementing both the letter and the spirit of the Minsk documents."
“I am following the situation closely through reports from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, and I urge all sides to allow for the safe and unhindered access of OSCE monitors to all areas so that they can do their job.”


Permanent working group on combating terrorism formed

Belgrade, 9 Jan 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic chaired this year's first meeting of the Office for coordination of security services which discussed the current security situation, activities dedicated to the prevention of possible terrorist activities and the fight against corruption.

It was concluded that peace, priorities, stability and security of the citizens of Serbia are task of all competent authorities. In addition, a permanent mixed working group on combating terrorism in the Republic of Serbia was formed.

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Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs I. Dacic on Serbia's Assumption of the OSCE Chairmanship, January 1, 2015

"Aware of responsibility, we shall do our best to justify the trust", Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic


National strategy for fight against money laundering, terrorism financing adopted

Belgrade, 31 Dec 2014 – The Serbian government adopted at today's session the National Strategy for Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, which includes strategic planning, coordination and cooperation of all institutions in order to decrease the risk of money laundering and terrorism financing.

The strategy is also aimed at preventing the introduction of the assets that are suspected to be the proceeds of crime into the financial system and other sectors, as well as the detecting and prosecuting the offenders and confiscating the illegally acquired assets.

The national strategy covers the period to 2018 and provides for the formation of professional teams that will work on the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing​.


Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding incidents at the Serbia - Albania Football Match

15 October 2014

 

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Ceremony to Present Posthumous Gold Medal of Merit to Stella Jatras

Washington DC, 11.October 2014 - President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Tomisalv Nikolić awarded posthumously a Gold Medal Of Merit to Stella Jatras, US diplomat, analyst and writer for outstanding achievements in public and cultural activities and presentation of Serbia in the U.S. The medal was handed over to the Jatras family by Adviser to the President of Serbia, Mr. Oliver Antic, during the ceremony at the Embassy of Serbia.

 

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US support to Serbia in implementing reforms

Belgrade, 6 Oct 2014 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic spoke this evening with Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden, who expressed his appreciation and support to reforms that Serbia started implementing.

In a telephone conversation, Vucic and Biden discussed bilateral Serbian-US political and economic relations. 

Biden expressed his hope that Serbia will remain a factor of stability in the whole region of the Western Balkans. 

The Prime Minister said that Serbia is committed to its European path, and that it will start with strict economic reforms, as its citizens want, in order for Serbia to become a successful and modern country. 

Also, Vucic and the US Vice President exchanged views on the global political and economic trends.


US TOUR OF THE BELGRADE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - Concert at the Strathmore Music Center, October 8, 2014

This October the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra will perform for the first time in its history in the United States. The concert in Washington will be held on October 8 at the Strathmore Music Center, North Bethesda, Maryland at 7.30 pm. Concerts will also be held in Chicago (October 6), Cleveland (October 7) and New York (October 9)

The Ambassy of the Republic Serbia in Washington DC invites all classical music lovers to join us in welcoming the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra at the concerts  in the United States. 

Strathmore Music Center, October 8,  7:30 pm

Click here to purchase tickets online

Program:

KHACHATURIAN
HRISTIC
SIBELIUS
Masquerade: Suite
The Legend of Ohrid, Suite No. 1
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Conductor: Muhai Tang       Solist: Željko Lučić

 
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Western Balkans hoping to join EU soon

Belgrade/Berlin, 28 Aug 2014 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said today in Berlin to the Western Balkan region is a region of peace and stability, adding that it expects to soon join the European Union.

At a conference on the Western Balkans within a ministerial panel on "Economic Management and Joining the EU", Dacic in his address expressed gratitude to the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the initiative and his personal commitment to ensure that these conference be held. 


The First Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that the new approach to the EU, in accordance with which chapters 23 and 24, relating to the rule of law and fight against corruption, should be opened at the beginning of the negotiation process, in the best interest of the candidate countries. 

He said that European integration is the most effective and quickest way to achieve high standards in these areas, which are crucial for the overall development of the state and society and for ensuring economic growth and social prosperity. 

According to Dacic, Serbia's priority is the rule of law, as a prerequisite for attracting foreign investments and activation of small and medium enterprises in the country. 

He recalled the 2013 Judicial Reform Strategy and the Strategy for the Fight against Corruption, which specifies in detail all the measures and timetable for implementation. 

He emphasised bilateral assistance and support of Germany in this field. 

The First Deputy Prime Minister said that efforts should be made to improve the regulatory framework and law enforcement, as well as to build a culture that has zero tolerance towards corruption. 

Dacic said Serbia does not expect the EU to lower its criteria for membership. 

We consider that it is significant every country moves towards the EU at its own pace, said Dacic.


Century after start of WWI, Serbia strives to ‘be a part of the solution’

August 5 - CNN Interview with the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Ukraine and the Serbian Path Toward the EU accession


Speech of Congressmen Ted Poe in the House of Representatives on the US- SERBIAN ALLIANCE, Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Our friendship with the Serbians is based on our shared belief in democracy and standing up for liberty. During both World War I and World War II, our two countries fought on the same battlefield and our people shared and shed blood together. Because of that brotherhood, we have a special relationship."


Festival of Serbian Contemporary Documentary and Short Film - Washington 2014

The Orfelin Circle and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia invite you to the fifth annual

"Festival of Serbian Contemporary Documentary and Short Film - Washington 2014", May 29 and June 1, 2014

During the first night of the festival audience had the opportunity to see the following films:

Down on the Corner - Corina Schwingruber Ilić & Nikola Ilić, Cortha Film, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2013

Springtime Suns - Stefan Ivančić, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, 2013                      

Stardust - Vladimir Perović, Radio-televizija Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2011 Best short film, Parnu Int'l Film Festival, Estonia, 2012

Way In Rye - Goran Stanković, AFI, Los Angeles, 2013 Finalist for student Academy Award 2014

Rabbitland - Ana Nedeljković & Nikola Majdak, Baš Čelik, Beograd, 2013 Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna, Vienna 2014

When I was a Boy I Was a Girl - Ivana Todorovic, Academic Film Center, Novi Beograd, 2013 Best Documentary Short Film award, SEE Fest, Los Angeles 2013

PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY, June 1, 8-10 PM

The Bag - Marko Sopić, 2012 The Golden Plaquette of Belgrade for the best film of the international competition program, The 61st Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Belgrade 2014

Five Minutes Each - Vojin Vasović, Blink Studio, Kragujevac, 2011 Gold Kahuna Award, Honolulu Film Awards, Honolulu 2012 Best animation award, The MiX International Short Film Festival, Richmond 2012 Best animated film, Cineview Film Festival, Toronto 2011

Spasosvdan - Dobrivoje i Dobrila Pantelić, Produkcija Tri-D, Zavlaka, 2008

Time's Up - Daniel Deni Mateić, Deni Mateić, Beograd, 2013

Kosma - Sonja Blagojević, CVK Kvadrat, Beograd, 2013 Best Cinematography award in documentary film category, SEE Fest, Los Angeles 2014

Screenings of the selected films will be shown starting at 8 PM on both days at The Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Chevy Chase, Washington, DC. All movies are with subtitles.

PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT SERBIAN FLOOD RELIEF!

 Bring your friends and join us!

For more information about the festival please visit www.orfelin.org


STATEMENT, May 26, 2014

Diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Serbia in the United States and Canada would like to thank all humanitarian and non-profit organizations registered in the U.S. and Canada for their work and activities in collecting humanitarian aid for the flooded areas in Serbia.

On this occasion we would like to emphasize that no organization or Diaspora association has received from the Government of the Republic of Serbia the exclusive right to collect and send humanitarian aid.

Diplomatic and consular missions of Serbia highly appreciate efforts of all organizations, associations, individuals, Serbian Diaspora clubs and the Serbian Orthodox Church to collect humanitarian aid.

We will continue to provide assistance to all interested organizations and individuals so that the humanitarian aid reaches to the people in need.


FLOODS IN SERBIA

 

 

 


Vucic takes over duty of Prime Minister
 

Belgrade, 29 April 2014 – The former Prime Minister Ivica Dacic handed over today this duty to the newly-elected Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic at the Serbian government building.

Prime Minister Vucic and Dacic, who in the new government has the position of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, stated on this occasion that there is a lot of work ahead of Serbia and that the aim of this government is to do something for the country by which it will be remembered by future generations. 

They announced a rich diplomatic activity and especially referred to yesterday’s visit of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, who expressed support to the new government of Serbia.

Vucic recalled that in 2015 Serbia will preside over the OSCE, which means that the Minister of Foreign Affairs will have a lot of work.

He announced that European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed will soon visit our country.

Dacic also gave Vucic the Report on the government’s work and expressed satisfaction with their mutual cooperation to date and results of the previous government’s work over the last two years, and first of all with the fact that Serbia’s image in the world has been improved. 

He noted that he will have a lot of work on his new position, and recalled that Serbia will chair the OSCE and that the Summit of the countries of the EU and Western Balkans will soon be held in Greece. 

Dacic announced that a meeting of Council of Europe foreign ministers will soon be held, at which the situation in Ukraine will be looked at.

He presented Vucic with a replica of a mythological creature from the Ravanica monastery, which has the body of a lion and the head of an eagle.

 

EU supports continuation of reforms in Serbia

Belgrade, 28 April 2014 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said today that Serbia will be the first country in this part of Europe to launch talks on chapters 23 and 24, related to the rule of law, as soon as next year.

Vucic expressed the hope at a news conference after a meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton that our country will receive assistance from the EU in this process, as promised by Ashton today.

The arrival of the EU High Representative to Belgrade on the first day after the formation of the new government of Serbia is a great honour and a good sign for our country, he said and expressed his appreciation for such an act, but also for everything that Ashton has done for Serbia.

Vucic said that a great deal of merit goes to Ashton for the fact that Serbia is on its path towards EU membership and for the acceptance of the Brussels agreement, noting that she, more than many others in the Union, wanted to hear Serbian views, comments and needs.

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New Serbian government elected
Belgrade, 27 April 2014 – Members of Serbian parliament elected today the new Serbian government with Aleksandar Vucic in the office of the Prime Minister.
 
 
The Prime Minister and members of the Serbian government took an oath of office after the MPs voted. 
The oath of office is as follows: "I pledge to be loyal to the Republic of Serbia and promise with my honour to obey the Constitution and laws, and to carry out the duty of a government member conscientiously, responsibly and diligently, committed to preserving Kosovo-Metohija within the Republic of Serbia."

SERBIAN MOVIES AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART FILM FESTIVAL Artists, Amateurs, Alternative Spaces: Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe, 1960–1990

April 5–June 14

Though it is justly associated with political restrictions on creativity and meager resources, the Cold War era in the former Eastern Bloc nevertheless saw film and video makers creating independent and experimental work on their own terms. This series focuses on films that defied the established traditions of both narrative and documentary cinema and were produced outside large state-run studios. Borrowed from archival collections across the region—including Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic, as well as U.S. and Western European archives and the personal archives of several filmmakers—the films offer fresh insights into the artistic explorations of time-based media undertaken by artists and amateurs, as well as by professional filmmakers in the region. Seen today, these titles seem as potent as any work produced contemporaneously in the Cold War West. With special thanks to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia, and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

Innocence Unprotected April 5 at 2:00

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania April 5 at 4:30

Documentaries with a Human Face (Part I) April 26 at 2:30

Documentaries with a Human Face (Part II): 235 000 000 April 26 at 4:00

Balázs Béla Studio (Budapest) May 3 at 3:30

City Scene / Country Scene May 10 at 1:00

Experimental Film in Croatia and Serbia May 24 at 4:00

Artists, Collectives, Communities June 7 at 1:30

Home Movies and Found Footage June 8 at 2:00

Medium Experiments: From Film to Video June 14 at 4:00

For more information please visit National Gallary of Art

 

 

 


Relations between Serbia, US on the rise

Belgrade, 7 April 2014 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Ambassador of the United States to Serbia Michael Kirby agreed at today's meeting that relations between the two countries are on the rise and that there is great potential for improving economic cooperation.

Dacic said that in dialogue with Pristina in Brussels Serbia seeks to reach a fair solution that will ensure complete safety and survival of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija and a stable peace in the region. 

Special attention is devoted to the discussion of the importance of strengthening institutions in Serbia that will strongly support economic development and the process of European integration.


POGROM OF SERBS IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA - TEN YEARS LATER, March 17, 2004 - March 17, 2014


15 years since the NATO bombing
Belgrade, 24 March 2014 – On the occasion of the Remembrance day of the victims of the NATO bombing, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic laid a wreath at the memorial on the hill Strazevica in Rakovica.

Today, 15 years after the NATO bombing, more and more voices are being heard in the international community saying that there was no legal framework for the bombing of Serbia, Dacic underlined and reiterated that situations like this one must never happen again. 

The Prime Minister said that Serbia today conducts a policy of solving all problems through peaceful means.

The bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began on 24 March 1999,  at the order of the then NATO Secretary General Javier Solana. 

On the same night, the Yugoslav government declared a state of war and the attacks of the NATO aviation lasted for the next 78 days.

In these attacks, at least 2,500 people died, and over 12,500 were wounded or injured, according to estimates.
 

Serbian National Day reception, February 27, Members of Congress Room

Congressmen Ted Poe, Co-Chair of the Serbian Congressional Caucus

Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver II, Co-Chair of the Serbian National Caucus

 

 


Dimitrije Vasiljevic, Jazz Piano at Carnegie Hall - Monday, March 24, 2014 I 8 PM

Dimitrije Vasiljevic is an award-winning, New York-based jazz pianist and composer who weaves Balkan motifs into European jazz. Hailing from Serbia, he is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the NYU Steinhardt School. At this Carnegie Hall debut, Vasiljevic showcases his original compositions and several jazz standards in his own arrangements. 

To learn more about Dejan Vasiljevic please visit  www.dimitrijevasiljevic.com


Concert of Petar Marić, one of the world's best young accordion players, March 3, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C.


Improving cooperation between Serbia, US in fight against terrorism, extremism

Belgrade/Washington, 7 Feb 2014 – Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic said in Washington that he spoke with new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey about very good cooperation between the American and Serbian services and the opening of FBI offices in Belgrade.

 

 

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Prime Minister Ivica Dacic on visit to US
 

Belgrade, 5 Feb 2014 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will pay a visit to the United States of America, where on 10 February he will participate in a meeting of the UN Security Council dedicated to the situation in Kosovo-Metohija.

Dacic will confer with FBI Director James Comey on 6 February in Washington. 

Also, the Prime Minister of Serbia will meet with Congressmen Robert Aderholt and Ted Poe in Washington. 

On 7 February, Dacic will meet with Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Deputy Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Thomas Harrigan. 
Dacic will also attend the prayer breakfast organised by the President of the United States Barack Obama.


Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Nebojsa Rodic visits the USA
26.01.2014
 


The Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia , Nebojsa Rodic arrived in Washington, the USA. During the official working visit , a series of bilateral meetings are planned with officials from the Pentagon , State Department , National Guard Bureau , the Defense Intelligence Agency , the National University of Defense and the US Congress.

In addition to bilateral meetings , the defense minister will sign two agreements. In the Pentagon the minister will meet with the United States Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel where these two officials will sign an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United States on security measures for the protection of classified military information,  while during his visit to the State Department minister will sign the agreement on enhancing cooperation and the status of forces within the framework of the Partnership for Peace Program.

Besides being received by the  Secretary of Defense and senior officials from the State Department minister Rodic 
will also be received by the  chief of the US National Guard Bureau General Frank Grass, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn and the President of the US National Defense University , Maj. Gen. Greg Martin. In addition to these meetings, the defense minister will visit the members of the Ministry of Defense and the Army of Serbia, who are currently in training at the National University of Defense of the United States.

Furthermore, during his visit to the United States, Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodic will attend the ceremony 
on the occasion of Saint Sava, in the organization of the Serbian diaspora in Washington .


The Office for Cooperation with Diaspora and Serbs in the Region opens online Rapid Response Service

The Government Office for Cooperation with Diaspora and Serbs in the Region has opened an online RAPID RESPONSE SERVICE. For any inquiries or questions regarding personal documents, statutory and property issues and education please visit  www.dijaspora.gov.rs/brzi-odgovori/ or call + 381.11.3202.937


Serbia, EU negotiations begin

Belgrade/Brussels, 21 Jan 2014 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic led in Brussels today a Serbian delegation at the First intergovernmental conference between Serbia and the EU, which officially marked the beginning of negotiations on the accession of our country to the EU.

Speaking at a press conference after the First intergovernmental conference, Dacic underlined that historically this is the most important event for Serbia after World War II, and that as of today Serbia is formally part of the process of accession to the joint family of European nations.

He thanked the EU for the assistance it has provided to our country to get to this day, and highlighted the contribution of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, who was a key factor in coming to a compromise in dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, and of European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule, who worked patiently over the years to create the conditions so that he could write in his report that Serbia deserves to get candidate status and open the negotiations.

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Air Serbia expects licence as of March to fly to US

Belgrade, 13 Jan 2014 – Minister of Transport Aleksandar Antic spoke today with US Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby about cooperation between the two countries, with a special emphasis on cooperation in the field of air transport.

                              

A statement by the Ministry of Transport says that during the meeting it was underlined that in order to attract investments from the US, Serbia must build a good transport infrastructure.

Kirby said there is an increased interest of US investors for Serbia, pointing to highly qualified labour and many advantages for production and further export of goods and services as Serbia’s strong points.

Speaking about cooperation in air transport and safety issues, Antic voiced his hope that at the meeting to be held on 24 March the US Federal Aviation Administration will confirm Serbia’s progress in this field. 

Bearing in mind our country’s ambition to become the regional leader in air transport, such a decision would be of great importance and would enable the national air carrier Air Serbia to fly to the United States, Antic underlined.

     


OPEN CALL FOR FUNDING AND CO-FUNDING OF PROJECTS IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION IN 2014

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia has opened a call for submission of project proposals in the following areas:

1 Translation projects of renowned works of Serbian authors into foreign languages

2 Cultural activities of Serbs abroad

The overall objective of the competition is to support the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages, as well as to support and encourage realization of projects in the cultural field of the Serbian nationals abroad with the aim of preserving of their cultural identity.

Who is eligible to apply? Institutions, artistic and other associations and organizations/entities, registered in the Republic of Serbia and outside the territory of the Republic of Serbia, and publishers registered solely or mainly in the field of publishing industry, outside of the Republic of Serbia.

Who is not eligible? Cultural institution founded by the Republic of Serbia.

The competition is open from December 21, 2013 to March 21, 2014.

Information about application procedure and required forms are available on the website of the Ministry of Culture www.kultura.gov.rs

For more information about the open call, please contact

Mladen Veskovic mladen.veskovic@kultura.gov.rs , + 381.11.3398.026 or

Ivana Ivanov ivana.ivanov@kultura.gov.rs , + 381.11.2927.815


EU adopts negotiating framework for Serbia

Belgrade/Brussels, 20 Dec 2013 – President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy officially confirmed today that the accession negotiations with Serbia will start on 21 January of 2014, and that all EU member states approved the negotiating framework for Serbia.

Rompuy told a press conference held after a two-day summit of heads of state and government of the EU in Brussels that at the first intergovernmental conference, the EU will be represented by Greece, which as of 1 January 2014 will take on a six-month presidency of the EU.


He expressed the hope that the first chapters will be opened in the second half of 2014, and added that the negotiating framework adopted today provides the opening of chapters 23 and 24, relating to the judiciary, police, and basic human rights.

He added that Chapter 35 (various issues), including normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, will be opened at the same time.


EU accession talks with Serbia start on 21 January

Belgrade, 17 Dec 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic announced tonight that the accession talks of the EU with Serbia will start on 21 January.

In a live broadcast on RTS, Dacic said that the EU foreign ministers’ decision adopted in Brussels tonight to hold the first intergovernmental conference of Serbia and the EU in January is a historic event, which has been waited for by many generations and which has been the goal of many previous governments in Serbia.

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Enhancing political dialogue, economic cooperation with US

Belgrade, 10 Dec 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Director of the Office of South -Central European Affairs of the US State Department Jonathan Moore pointed out in a meeting today that the United States supports Serbia's European path and reforms undertaken by the government of Serbia.

Dacic and Moore emphasised that dialogue between Belgrade and the provisional institutions of government in Pristina and the implementation of the agreement reached in Brussels have a positive impact on stabilisation of the situation in the region, and that local elections in Kosovo were well organised.

The Prime Minister stressed the commitment of the government of Serbia that all outstanding issues be resolved efficiently and in a timely manner.

He expressed confidence that the intergovernmental conference on Serbia’s EU accession will be held as soon as possible, i.e. no later than January next year, given that the government has adopted all the necessary documents for negotiations.

Dacic said that Serbia's interest is to promote political dialogue and enhance economic cooperation with the United States.


Flags in Serbia at half-mast to mark death of Nelson Mandela

Belgrade, 6 Dec 2013 – The Serbian government ordered at its session today that all flags in the Republic of Serbia be taken to half-mast today in order to mark the death of former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

 


Numerous opportunities for improving economic cooperation between Serbia, US
Belgrade, 22 Nov 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic spoke late today with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee.
 
Yee underlined that the United States supports efforts the Serbian government is making in the implementation of the Brussels agreement. 
 
The United States fully supports Serbia’s European path, the reform course of the Serbian government and it welcomes talks with Pristina regarding the resolution of problems in Kosovo-Metohija, Hoyt Brian Yee underlined. 
 
Dacic said that the Serbian government is trying to improve relations with the United States and pointed to numerous opportunities for boosting economic cooperation. 
 
The Prime Minister underlined that in the first nine months of the year, the export from Serbia to the United States increased by 70% in relation to the same period last year and voiced his hope that American companies will invest in Serbia.

Prime minister Dacic meets with Donald Trump
Belgrade/New York, 20 Nov 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said in New York that American businessman and investor Donald Trump is interested in building an exclusive hotel in Belgrade and that in the next two months he will send a team of his associates to look for an appropriate location.


Dacic said after meeting with Trump that they discussed the possibility of finding a location for the construction of a luxury hotel within his chain of hotels. 

For Serbia and Belgrade that would be good news, which would greatly contribute to the country's image, but would also attract other serious investors, Dacic said.

Trump has also shown interest in other areas, such as energy, said Dacic.

 


Prime Minister on two-day visit to US

18 Nov 2013. Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will be on a two-day working visit to the United States of America (US) on 18-19 November, during which he will participate in the work of the UN Security Council session (SB UN).

On 18 November Dacic will meet US representative to the UN Samantha Power and with Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin.

The Prime Minister will hold a meeting with representatives of companies General Electric and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. 

The Prime Minister will also attend a cocktail party hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Academy of Sciences Ellis Rubinstein.

On 19 November Dacic will participate in the work of a UN Security Council session. Before the session, the Prime Minister will meet with Permanent Representative of China to the UN and the current President of the UN Security Council Liu Jieyi.


Djokovic wins ATP World Tour Finals in London

Belgrade/London, 12 Nov 2013 – Serbia’s no.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic defended his title at the ATP World Tour Finals in London after beating last night Spaniard Rafael Nadal 2-0 in sets, 6-3, 6-4.

This is Djokovic’s seventh title this year and the third victory at final masters tournaments in his career.

Previously, Djokovic had qualified for the finals of the London tournament after defeating Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 2-0 in sets, 6-3, 6-3.


Armistice Day in First World War marked

Belgrade, 11 Nov 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic laid a wreath today at the Mausoleum to Defenders of Belgrade in the First World War. The observation ceremony of the Armistice Day in the First World War was attended by representatives of the Serbian government, Serbian Army, City of Belgrade, as well as ambassadors and foreign envoys. The central state ceremony held next to the Mausoleum to Defenders of Belgrade has been held in order to pay tribute to all soldiers and civilians who fell innocent victims during the First World War.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic laid a laurel wreath to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Avala with full military and state honours. The wreath, laid with the sounds of the state anthem “God of Justice”, carried an inscription: “To the soldiers of the great war by their proud descendants – President of the Republic Tomislav Nikolic.” After the wreath-laying ceremony, Nikolic signed the book of impressions. The Serbian delegation also included Minister of Defence Nebojsa Rodic and Chief of the Serbian Army General Staff General Ljubisa Dikovic. The Armistice Day is observed around in the world with various events in the memory of 11 November 1918 when the armistice took effect at 11.00.

 


Serbia wants to become regional leader in IT technology

Belgrade, 7 Nov 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said today in a meeting with Vice President of US company Intel John Davis that the Serbian government supports the rapid development of information technology in Serbia in cooperation with major international companies in IT sector.

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The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia and the German Marshall Fund of the United States
have the pleasure to invite you to the screening of the documentary movie
 
 
 
 
 
The Second Meeting
Friday, November 8, 2013
2.00 - 3.30 pm
 
The movie is the Serbian candidate for the 2014 Oscar Award for the best feature documentary.
 
The US Library of Congress
 Mary Pickford Theatre
 
Free admission
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsys:
In March 1999 during the Balkan conflict, Serbian missile officer Zoltan Dani shot down Dale Zelko, the American pilot of an F117A stealth aircraft. That was their first encounter. Twelve years later, they reunited as friends. The Second Meeting traces the emotional journey of two people culturally, socially, and geographically apart, brought together by a random act of war. It’s a poignant, uplifting story of how the bonds of friendship can be forged on the battlefield, even amongst adversaries. Directed by Zeljko Mirkovic, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer, the movie premiered in Belgrade on September 21, 2012. 
 

IT industry great potential of the Serbian economy

Belgrade, 4 Nov 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said today that the sector of information technology (IT) has a great potential for economic development in Serbia, which is the chance that the Serbian government intends to use with the help of the world's largest IT companies.

Dacic said at today's meeting with Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer, which was also attended by First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, that the government of Serbia has marked the growth and development of the IT sector as a key economic priority, given that this sector can be a stimulus for the country’s economic recovery.

The Prime Minister said that our country has a great potential in this area, and recalled that the good cooperation between the Serbian government and the company Microsoft is entering the second decade.

 

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Serbia has great opportunities for development of IT sector
 

Belgrade, 25 Oct 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said today that IT sector can be the backbone of the country’s economic recovery and can trigger a new development cycle.

   

                
 
Addressing the conference “Microsoft Synergy 13”, Dacic said that at international business forums the Serbian government has been pointing out to Serbia’s four comparative advantages, and added that there is a fifth one now, the IT sector.

According to Dacic, the four comparative advantages are energy, infrastructure, i.e., transport corridors, agriculture and the automobile industry. 

He said that the government has a good cooperation with Microsoft and stressed the importance of Microsoft’s Development Centre in Belgrade, not only because of the professional development of young people from Serbia who can thus pursue their dreams, but also because this fact contributes to the positioning of the company itself.

The Prime Minister stressed that the development of IT sector is a priority for Serbia.

The conference “Microsoft Synergy 13” was organised by the company Microsoft at the Hyatt Hotel.

Rationalisation of public administration affairs through new information technologies
 
Belgrade, 23 Oct 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said today at a meeting with representatives of the IBM that the Serbian government is trying to rationalise and modernise its public administration and to reduce its costs, which is why the state attaches great importance to the introduction of new information technologies.
 
 
Dacic said that the government is committed to cooperation with the world's largest IT companies, which are expected to help rationalise the public administration affairs.

He said that the IBM helped develop analyses to improve productivity and reduce costs of the public administration.

The help of the IBM, which cooperates with a number of European governments, is of great importance for the introduction of e-business in the ministries and other parts of the state apparatus in Serbia, the Serbian Prime Minister said.

 


Serbian government open to investments of big international companies
Belgrade, 18 Oct 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic spoke today with representatives of the American company GTECH which is interested in investing in games of chance in Serbia.

The Serbian government is open to investments of big international companies and willing to introduce modern technologies in the systems of games of chance. 


The participants in the meeting examined the possibilities for improvement of business activity of the Serbian State Lottery with the help of GTECH as the world’s leading company in this field with the revenues of €1.5 billion in the first six months of this year.

 


Serbia gets most favourable report on progress towards EU
Belgrade, 16 Oct 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic stated that the Report on Serbia’s progress towards the EU which he received today from Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport is one the most favourable so far and expressed his hope that the EU accession talks will start in January at the latest.
 
After the meeting with Davenport at the Palace of Serbia, Dacic said that he is satisfied with the grade received and that Serbia will continue with the reforms launched, including dialogue with Pristina. 

He announced the holding of the first session of the Council for Implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement on 21 October in Luxembourg, to be chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton. 

Catherine Ashton is doing us a great honour since it is not customary for her to chair those sessions, the Prime Minister stated and confirmed his attendance. 

He reiterated that Serbia expects the European Commission and European Council to give a positive opinion of the holding of the intergovernmental conference, i.e. for the official start of negotiations. 

Serbia’s aim is to use negotiations with the EU as an encouragement for reforms, Dacic said and underlined that Serbia’s interest is not only to become a member of the EU, but that Europe comes to Serbia with its criteria and values.

According to Dacic, Serbia will continue to work on the fulfilment of criteria and the necessary internal reforms, will consider the existing objections, carry on with dialogue with Pristina and with efforts at stabilising the situation in the region.

He described as essentially important an evaluation made in the Report that relations between Serbia and the EU have entered a new phase, that progress has been achieved in the quality of reforms in Serbia and when it comes to stability and cooperation in the region and dialogue with Pristina.

As we have announced, our goal is to use EU accession talks as a great boost to the reforms and changes in Serbia so that our country would fulfil criteria not only formally, but as a basis and purpose of the overall transformation of society, Dacic underlined and noted that for that reason these days, months and years are of historic importance for Serbia.

 


Positive reactions from IMF, World Bank to Serbian government’s measures
 
Belgrade/Washington, 14 Oct 2013 – Minister of Finance Lazar Krstic stated that Serbia at this moment does not need anything more than a precautionary arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but that despite that, the support from international financial institutions is necessary as a proof of credibility of the Serbian government’s policy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Krstic, who is on a visit to Washington together with Governor of the National Bank of Serbia Jorgovanka Tabakovic on the occasion of the annual session of the IMF and World Bank, said in a statement to the Radio Television of Serbia that Serbia wants to enter the talks with the IMF because that would give credibility to the government’s policy, but that the level of foreign currency reserves is such that we do not need more than a precautionary arrangement at this moment.

He pointed out that the Serbian delegation, due to a shift in economic policy, encountered positive reactions from senior officials of the IMF and World Bank, noting that our delegation had talks at high level with officials from the US Department of State and the US Department of the Treasury.

According to Minister Krstic, the officials of the IMF and World Bank noted that the economic measures of the Serbian government are stimulating for foreign investors.

Tabakovic stated that the interlocutors in Washington evaluated positively the middle-term measures of the Serbian government.

The Serbian government is coping with the burden of mistakes inherited from the past, but also with the burden of unfulfilled promises to the IMF and international financial institutions, she said. 

According to her, the three-day talks in the IMF and World Bank mostly focused on the possible new agreement with Serbia and a World Bank programme worth approximately $400 million.

Traffic Accident in The United States of America

In a traffic accident that occurred on the road between Williston and Minot, North Dakota, on 4 October 2013, Vladan Jovanovic was killed, while Dusan Travica and Goran Siparica were severely injured, all nationals of the Republic of Serbia. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Chicago, which is in charge of this case, reacted promptly and after receiving the information, immediately contacted the friends of victims, talked with the doctors at the hospital in Minneapolis and contacted the respective U.S. police department to get a report on the accident. The official report of the U.S. police stated that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or any other illegal substance.


Immediately upon receiving an official letter from the hospital in Minneapolis, the Consulate General delivered it to the families of those injured to assist them in obtaining a visa for urgent travel to the United States.

With the help of the Consular Department of the MFA, father of one of the injured, Andjelko Travica, obtained a U.S. visa in a summary procedure and is due to leave for States on 10 October, where Dusan Travica underwent surgery and is still on life support. The other injured person, Goran Siparica, is in a better condition.

Following the accident, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, issued a statement in which, among other things, it is stated that condolences were sent to the family of the young student who was killed.


Admission into EU Serbia's strategic goal

Belgrade/New York, 4 Oct 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic today expressed belief that Serbia will be next, the 29th member of the EU, in the next ten-year period.

 

In an interview with TV network CNN Dacic said that Serbia wants to join the EU as soon as possible.

We believe that this is what both Serbia and the EU need, he said. 

Asked how he sees the solution for Kosovo issue, Dacic admits that it is not easy to find a solution for Kosovo, especially at this stage where things have gone too far.

A much better and more just solution could have been reached earlier, avoiding both a war and the tensions created in the region. However, this is not a part of our dialogue today, Dacic said.

We would like relations to be normalized, we would like to reach a final solution, he says, adding that Serbia cannot and will not bring its problems with it into the EU.

This is also another reason why we are conducting this open dialogue with Pristina in order to normalize the relationship and solve our problems before accession to the EU, he underscored noting that this does not mean a change in policy when it comes to the issue of recognising the independence of Kosovo.

The Prime Minister underlined that Serbia wants to protect and nurture the old alliances and friendships, such as the ones with Russia and China, reanimate old friendships with countries such as the United Kingdom, United States or France, but also make new friends, friends Serbia may not have had in the past, like Germany.

The Prime Minister said that there is no time to waste, because the economy suffered serious consequences after the breakup of Yugoslavia, during the 1990s.

Unemployment is the biggest problem, Dacic said, adding that the debate on economic reforms in Serbia is meaningless if there is no increase of industrial production, and therefore the standard of living.

The only way to achieve this is to increase foreign investment, he stated.

But that will not happen if Serbia is not part of the modern world, Dacic said.

Dacic said that Serbia does not see the process of accession to the EU only as a financial aid package and the opportunity for the citizens of Serbia to work in other countries across Europe, but primarily as a magnet for foreign investors.

Asked if he thinks whether the free trade agreement with Russia could be a sort of a European gateway to the East, he said that Serbia has always been "East to West and West to East."

We were always somewhere in between. And that is why the EU is the main strategic goal for Serbia, Dacic said.

Dacic said that the majority of Serbian citizens support European integration as they believe that it is in the interest of the country to be part of the developed world.

Serbia should not be prisoner of its own past, but must look to the future, he concluded.

 


Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the adoption of UN SC Resolution on chemical waepons in Syria

un-syriaThe Republic of Serbia welcomes the adoption of UN SC Resolution on chemical weapons in Syria 2118 (2013), based on the decision of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The Resolution, based on the agreement reached between the Russian Federation and the United States, strongly expresses the consent of the international community that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, and constitutes a key step towards creating the possibilities for the safe and stable future of all citizens of Syria.

The Republic of Serbia expresses its hope that the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria will be followed by strong diplomatic efforts aimed at putting an end to violence and reaching a sustainable solution.


Embassy of Serbia at the Global Language Network Festival

When - September 28, 2013 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Where - NYU Washington, DC, 1307 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

In Partnership with the Global Language Network, New York University, Washington DC will be hosting G-Fest, an international festival that will be open to the general public and free of charge.

G-Fest showcases ethnic and cultural diversity, celebrating unique worldly traditions, encouraging cultural exchange and understanding. Featuring interactive country booths, dance performances, cultural displays, and more, G-Fest will allow students and guests the opportunity to learn the customs of our friends around the globe.

Join us for an afternoon of language, culture, food and fun!

For more infomation, please visit G Fest

 


Unveiling Monument to Nikola Tesla at Long Island
Belgrade/New York, 23 Sept 2013 – The Office for Cooperation with Diaspora and Serbs in the region announced that a statue of Nikola Tesla will be unveiled in New York today, marking 70 years since the scientist’s death.

The monument will be unveiled in front of the only preserved building where Tesla worked at Long Island, in New York State, and the event will be attended by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

The unveiling of the monument, authored by Nikola Jankovic, starts at 12 p.m.

LIVE STREAMING Wach 

 


Good conditions for foreign companies for investing in IT sector in Serbia
Belgrade, 23 Sept 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic met with representatives of American IT company EMC and said that Serbia is interested in the rapid development of information technology.
 

 During the meeting it was stated that the Serbian government  supports the development of the IT sector and that Serbia has  qualified staff and good conditions for foreign companies in the  sector.

 One of the biggest IT companies in the world, EMC, has been  operating in Serbia for six years and is interested in new  investments in the production, development, as well as in the field  of storage, data protection and management of electronic   documents, it was said at the meeting.

 


Dacic sends telegram of condolence to Prime Minister of Lithuania

Prime Minister Ivica Dacic sent a telegram of condolence to Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius following the death of Lithuanian customs officer Audrius Senavicius, who was killed in this morning's attack against EULEX in the north of Kosovo-Metohija. "On behalf of the government of the Republic of Serbia and myself, please accept our deepest condolences over the death of the Lithuanian officer who was killed in this morning's attack on EULEX. The Serbian government will do everything to help identify the perpetrators of this crime, reads the telegram.
 


Dacic, Ashton condemn harshly attack on EULEX members in Kosovo
Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton condemned in the harshest terms this morning’s attack on members of the EULEX in northern Kosovo-Metohija. In a telephone conversation which Dacic had with Ashton today about the situation in Kosovo-Metohija, he underlined that the Serbian government will give its utmost contribution to finding the perpetrators of this attack. The Prime Minister pointed out that the attack on the EULEX is directed against interests of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija and is contrary to efforts of the Serbian government aimed at helping stabilise the situation in the province. Dacic and Ashton noted during their conversation that it is necessary to make even greater efforts to further normalise relations in Kosovo-Metohija.
 


 


Cooperation with US in mining, energy, ship building
Belgrade/New Orleans, 18 Sept 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said that trade between Serbia and the United States is constantly rising and currently exceeds €300 million, but it could double by the end of the year thanks to exports by Fiat.


 

At the end of his visit to New Orleans, Dacic told Tanjug he is pleased with the visit, which focused on a business conference for US companies interested in investing in Serbia.

The conference “Invest in Serbia – New Orleans 2013” was attended by more than 35 companies and resulted in important contacts being established, creating options for cooperation between the two countries in mining, energy and ship building, he said.

Dacic stated he met during his stay in New Orleans with officials of companies interested in investing in Serbia, pointing out Freeport, which is already surveying ore deposits in Bor, east Serbia, Chevron, which is interested in oil shales deposits, and General Electric, which could invest in the Serbian railways.

It was agreed that Freeport officials would come to Serbia. They already invest around €15 million a year to survey the area around Bor for any ore deposits, and the goal is to get that figure up to €25-40 million next year, Daic said.

General Electric is interested in building or buying a factory that would make train engines and train cars for Southeast Europe, the prime minister noted.

During his stay, he visited the port of New Orleans, which is one of the largest ports in the world, and said that Serbia's honorary consul Greg Rusovic, who had helped establish contacts with US companies, was one of the top people there.

We agreed for Rusovic to come to Serbia with an expert team and see what could be done. Serbia is using little of the Danube's potential, especially for the industry, Dacic added.

During his visit to the United States, Dacic met with New Orleans Chief of Police Ronal Serpas, who will preside over the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2015.
 


 


Serbia reliable for investors

Belgrade/New Orleans, 17 Sept 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said at the US-Serbian Business Forum "Invest in Serbia", held in New Orleans, that Serbia is a reliable and safe destination for investors.

Dacic presented investment opportunities in Serbia and changes that are to take place, such as the cutting of red tape and tax reform.

The forum was attended by around 50 companies, and the Prime Minister spoke with representatives of the leading companies in the field of ore extraction, such as Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. and Chevron's North America Exploration & Production.

Freeport has gone the longest way in cooperation with Serbia as it already conducts research on the extraction of ore discovered in our country, Dacic said.

According to him, Chevron is interested in the exploitation of oil shale near Aleksinac.

Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu welcomed this direct way of attracting investment and offered a long-term economic cooperation.

He said that the United States and Serbia have many common interests, which is why it is necessary that the United States improve cooperation through their cities.

 

Piano and Flute Concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Embassy of Serbia and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts have the pleasure to present young Serbian artists Ms. Anđela Bratić (flute) and Ms. Jasna Popović (piano) at the concert at the the John F. Kennedy Center on September 18, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Free admission.

PROGRAM: P.Stojanović, K. Babić, S.Barber, R. Muczinsky, F.List. A. Grgin, J. Williams, B. Mladenović, F. Borne

Anđela Bratić was born in Niš, graduated from the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade, completed her master studies at the University of Mainz in the class of Professor D. Gavrić. She pursued professional advancement at courses held by eminent flautist and professors Irena Grafenauer, Janos Balint, Yossi Arnheim and Dieter Flury. She is the winner of several national and international awards. Since 2009 she has been assistant professor for flute at the Faculty of Arts in Niš.   

 

 

 

 

 

Jasna Popović was born in Belgrade, where she received her first piano lesson at the age of six. Popović attended the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany. She has won numerous awards such as Passantino Award for Special Achievements from the City University of New York in 2006. This academic recognition was followed by a series of successful performances at Weill Recital Hall/Zankel/Stern Perlman Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Steinway Hall, Lefrack Hall and throughout the Europe, Asia and South America. Jasna Popović is Bechstein artist residing in New York City.

 


Ambassador Vladimir Petrović attended the commemoration of the birth of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, at the Organization of American States, July 24, 2013in Washington, DC

Ambassador Vladimir Petrović attended the commemoration of the birth of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, at the Organization of American States, July 24, 2013in Washington, DC

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Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on July 4th and 5th, 2013.

On the occasion of the Independence day Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on July 4th and 5th, 2013. For emergencies only our clients can use phone 202.332.0333, ext. 102


Accession talks with Serbia to start by January 2014

Belgrade/Brussels/Washington, 28 June 2013 – President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy stated today that EU leaders decided that the accession talks with Serbia should start by January 2014, which is a historic moment for the Balkans and Europe as a whole. Van Rompuy underlined at a press conference that there are no new conditions for the start of negotiations and announced that in January 2014 an inter-governmental conference with Serbia will be held, by which negotiations on EU membership will be opened formally. He also announced his visit to Belgrade on 1 July during which he will highlight the importance of the progress made in the process of European integration. President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso welcomed the decision to set the date for the start of negotiations with Serbia, describing it as a historic event. Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic said that the European Council's decision to open accession talks with Serbia is final and historic and that there are no new conditions set. The meeting of the governments of all 28 EU member states will be held in January at the latest, at Germany's request, the Prime Minister announced. Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ivan Mrkic said that European Council’s decision has confirmed that Serbia conducts responsible policy. He reiterated that Serbia is finally entering an irreversible process of becoming member of the European family. Minister Mrkic emphasized that Serbian Government has ensured present and future for Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija, while at the same time it has opened a door for friendship with Albanians and all other nations that share this region where we all live.


The concert “RAINOBOW OF MUSIC” on the Millennium Stage

The Embassy of Serbia and the Kennedy Center have the pleasure to present mezzosoprano Jadranka Jovanovic Dimitrie Lazich, baritone Nikola Rackov, pianist Djordje Nesic, pianist at the concert “RAINOBW OF MUSIC” on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center on June 10, 2013 at 6,00 pm Free admission PROGRAM: Andrew Lloyd Weber Friends for Life Mauro Giuliani Alle mie tante lagrime Vasilije Mokranjac Etude in b-flat minor Djordje Nesic, pianist Konstantin Babić Prepletuum Mobile (Allegro) Serge Rachmaninoff Letter to Stanislavsky Piotr I. Tschaikovsky Don Juan's Serenade Matvey Blanter What Makes You Sad? Nino Rota Canzone arrabiatta Marko Tajčević Three Balkan Dances Nikola Rackov, pianist Jacques Brel Ne me quitte pas Evergreen standards (four hand piano medley) Isidor Bajić There is Shine in Your Gentle Eyes Evgeny Doga from the movie Gypsies take the sky


US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas visits Belgrade: US supports reforms, European integration of Serbia

Belgrade, 4 June 2013 – First Deputy Prime Minister responsible for defense, security and the fight against corruption and crime and Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vucic spoke today with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas. Vucic expressed satisfaction with the cooperation with KFOR and the United States’ decision to keep the present level of troops in Kosovo-Metohija. The First Deputy Prime Minister informed Farkas about the elements of the agreement reached between Belgrade and Pristina in Brussels and the plan for its implementation. He also noted that bilateral military cooperation between Serbia and the United States is at a high level. Farkas stated that the United States supports reforms and European integration of Serbia and added that the agreement between Belgrade and Pristina is a brave and pragmatic decision which will contribute to a better future of Serbia to a large degree. She underlined that the United States will not withdraw its troops from KFOR until the conditions for that are created.


exhibition

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia has the pleasure to present exhibition "Walking towards spring" by Sanja Pesic Ostojic June 06 – June 20, 2013 Opening of the exhibition will be on June 06, 2013 from 6, 30 to 8, 30 pm at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia 2134 Kalorama Rd. NW Washington, DC 20008. The exhibition will be open until June 20 2013 during the working hours of the Embassy.


Serbia’s Challenges on its Path to EU Accession

On Assistant Foreign Minster of Serbia Ljubica Vasić will discuss the challenges and opportunities that the Republic of Serbia faces on its path to European integration. She will address key reforms that the country has introduced so far to advance its EU accession bid and will explain why the European integration process is important for the overall development of the country,. She will outline the steps that Serbia has taken to achieve one of its main foreign policy goals – EU membership.

Venue: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Time: May 29, 2013 / 1:00 - 2:00 pm

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First shipment of Fiat 500L cars, manufactured on Serbia, has reached the Port of Baltimore

 

Baltimore, May 24, 2013. - First shipment of 3.200 Fiat 500L cars, manufactured in Serbia, has reached Baltimore today. H.E. Vladimir Petrović, ambassador of Serbia to the US, former congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, as well as representatives of “Fiat” and Port of Baltimore were present while first cars were unloaded.
In his statement to media, ambassador Perović said he was very pleased with the arrival of the shipment and pointed out that this could be an incentive for exports of other Serbian products to US. “I’m very happy that today we are in the Port of Balitmore, named after congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, who is of Serbian origins. First shipment of Fiat 500L cars has arrived to US. Cars were manufactured in my hometown of Kragujevac. This is great day for Serbian exports”, he added.  
 

Following tornado in Oklahoma City, Serbian Prime Minister extends deepest sympathies to the President of the United States

Excellency, I and the citizens of the Republic of Serbia have been deeply saddened by the news of a tragic loss of life and enormous destruction left in the wake of a massive tornado which hit Oklahoma City on May 20, 2013. Even at this sad hour, I would like to convey to you that the people of Serbia sympathize with the families of victims and the people of the United States of America. Please accept, Excellency, my most profound condolences and may I ask you to offer our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families.

Ivica Dačić

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Serbian Foreign Minister extends deepest sympathies following tornado in Oklahoma

Serbian Foreign Minister extends deepest sympathies following tornado in Oklahoma

Letter of condolences addressed to H.E. Secretary of State John Kerry May 21, 2013 Excellency, Please accept my deepest condolences at the tragic loss of life of great many citizens of Oklahoma City in a massive tornado disaster on May 20, 2013. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the victims. May I as Your Excellency to convey to the people of Oklahoma City our heartfelt sympathies. Ivan Mrkić Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

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Meeting between H.E. Ambassador Vladimir Petrović with Secretary General of the OAS, H.E. José Miguel Insulza

Meeting between H.E. Ambassador Vladimir Petrović with Secretary General of the OAS, H.E. José Miguel Insulza Washington, May 21, 2013 - H.E. Ambassador Vladimir Petrović met today with Secretary General of the Organization of American States, H.E. José Miguel Insulza. Ambassador Petrovic informed Secretary General about current developments in Serbia and Serbia’s foreign policy priorities. Two officials also discussed upcoming 43. Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, to be held in Guatemala, June 4-6, 2013.

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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic

 

May 15, 2013 Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic Vice President Biden met with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic this afternoon in Washington. The Vice President reiterated the United States’ commitment to a strong and growing bilateral partnership with Serbia. The Vice President congratulated Prime Minister Dacic on reaching an initial agreement in the EU-facilitated Dialogue to normalize Serbia’s relationship with Kosovo. This agreement holds the promise of advancing the European aspirations of both countries and securing a peaceful and prosperous future for their citizens. Prime Minister Dacic and his government showed leadership and conviction in taking this important step. The Vice President underscored the importance of Serbia and Kosovo moving forward expeditiously to meet their Dialogue commitments and to implement the agreement in full. The Vice President encourages both Serbia and Kosovo to take this historic opportunity to move their countries forward.

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Prime Minister Ivica Dacic

Wasington, DC, May 15 2013, During his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will on 15 May 2013 meet with US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and with Vice President Joseph Biden.

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Invitation to American companies to invest in Serbia

Washington/San Francisco, 14 May 2013 – Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic called on American companies today at an investment conference in San Francisco to invest in Serbia. Dacic stated that Serbia is open to investors and that it is a politically stable country dedicated to obtaining EU membership and strengthening its economy. He underlined that the companies willing to invest in IT industry will get special incentives. Speaking at the conference, the Serbian Prime Minister addressed prospective investors from the West Coast of the United States, mostly IT companies, and highlighted all political and economic advantages of investing in Serbia. The conference, organised by the American Chamber of Commerce, was also attended by representatives of companies that already invest in Serbia. They presented their experiences on what they encountered in Serbia and what should be done next. Before that, Dacic met with the leadership of companies Hewlett Packard, Pay Pal and Oracle, which announced development of business in Serb

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Serbian PM Dacic to visit US major IT companies

Serbian PM Dacic to visit US major IT companies Washington, May 13, 2013 – Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic, who is on a visit to the United States, will meet today with the management of the company Hewlett Packard and will attend a presentation of the emergency response system. Dacic will also visit PayPal and Oracle and discuss the investment opportunities in Serbia with the leading companies in the field of IT. The Prime Minister will speak at a seminar on investment in Serbia and branding.

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