BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Declaring they had "nothing to hide," Serbian officials expressed hope on Friday that the U.S. wouldn't punish the Balkan country with sanctions that it levies on states...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Wednesday sought to secure a greater Russian role in European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, which could further strain the Balkan...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia denounced Israel on Monday because its military jets and envoys took part in a ceremony in Croatia marking a victorious 1995 offensive against rebel Serb-held territories.
Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told a private Belgrade television station that "it's sad that an Israeli flag flew yesterday at the celebration of that criminal action." He added that "we are very disappointed."
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia has accused Serbia of creating propaganda with an exhibit at the United Nations about a concentration camp in Croatia run by the country's pro-Nazi puppet regime during World War II.
Croatian Foreign Minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric insisted Friday that Serbia used "false facts" in parts of the exhibition about the Jasenovac camp. Buric said: "Unfortunately, this does not contribute to remembering the victims."
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian foreign minister says U.S. and Russian envoys have met in Belgrade in an effort to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Minister Ivica Dacic said Kurt Volker and Vladislav Surkov held talks Saturday in the Serbian capital "dedicated to the Ukrainian crisis." No details have emerged from the closed-door meeting.
Volker tweeted the meeting is to discuss "how to catalyze Minsk implementation and restore Ukraine's territorial integrity."
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's foreign minister is denying that his country spied on neighboring Serbia, which pulled its entire embassy staff from Skopje two days ago.
Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov says Macedonia "did not intend, order or commit intelligence actions" targeting Serbia or any other of its Balkan neighbors.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's foreign minister has called for a compromise over Kosovo that could end a dispute hindering both countries from one day becoming European Union members.
In an opinion piece published Monday in the pro-government Vecernje Novosti newspaper, Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic suggested partitioning Kosovo along its predominantly ethnic Albanian and Serb parts.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's foreign ministry has summoned Serbia's ambassador to explain the presence of a Serbian diplomat and intelligence officer in the country's parliament during the building's storming by protesters last month. The incident left more than 100 people injured.
The ministry on Friday expressed "dissatisfaction and concern about the unauthorized presence of a diplomat" during the violent events of April 27 and requested detailed explanations.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's foreign minister is urging his country's lawmakers to grant diplomatic status to the Russian staff of a controversial facility that some consider a spy base but Moscow insists is a disaster relief center.
Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told the pro-government Politika daily on Friday that the upgraded status for the center in the central Serbian town of Nis "needs to be solved, one way or another."
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic should drop his idea of running for a second term this spring, a senior leader in Serbia's ruling coalition urged Saturday.
Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that his Socialist Party supports Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic for the presidency instead and Nikolic should withdraw.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's foreign minister on Saturday sharply criticized neighboring Bosnia's bid to revive a genocide suit against his country before the United Nations' top court, describing it as "very dangerous."
Sarajevo's move could cause tensions within Bosnia, jeopardize both regional stability and bilateral ties between Serbia and Bosnia, Ivica Dacic warned on Serbia's state TV.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's prime minister says Russia will arm Serbia with fighter jets to boost its defenses amid a row with neighboring Croatia, a member of NATO.
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday he will travel to Moscow next week to secure the deal that involves six aging MIG-29 aircraft donated by the Kremlin. Vucic says the deal "would deter anyone who would like to attack us."
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the Kremlin is ready to boost Serbia's defense capabilities amid what his Serbian counterpart alleges is a threat from neighboring Croatia.
The statements came amid rising tensions between the two major Balkan rivals and former Yugoslav republics that were at war in the 1990s.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's foreign minister complained on Wednesday that the Balkan country seeking EU membership faces pressure to join Western-backed sanctions against Russia, describing it as "absolutely unacceptable."
Ivica Dacic said in a strongly-worded statement that Serbia has been under pressure to "diplomatically speaking, balance its foreign policy" with that of the European Union and impose sanctions on Russia.