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Vučić: I’m concerned about threats and hoping for an adequate reaction from the world

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, expressed concern and apprehension over threats from Priština, as he does not believe they are for “internal use” ...

Vučić called Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija to vote for the Serbian List

Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vučić, called citizens of Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija to vote for the Serbian List, stating it is important for the life of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija ...

Đurić: Priština demonstrated its attitude towards the Day of Victory over fascism by issuing a ban of entry

Decision of the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština to prevent me from coming to Kosovska Mitrovica to attend the celebration of Victory Day ...

Đurić: Kosovo Army – nothing good, either for Serbs or Albanians

Creation of an illegal armed formation in the territory of Serbia would pose a threat to the security of the entire region, declared today Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija ...

Đurić: Belgrade-Priština dialogue is not an irreversible one

The process of the dialogue of Belgrade and Priština is not an irreversible one, and by no means would Belgrade deviate from its intention to partake in the process as a constructive factor who contributes to the building up of regional stability ...

Vučić: You cannot threaten the survival of a nation because of an arrest warrant, let’s continue the dialogue

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić stated today that no investigation, indictment or arrest warrant can be the reason to threaten a nation with survival ...

Statement of the Director Marko Djurić on Priština’s resolution on dialogue suspension

Serbia is surprised by such a decision of the Provisional institutions of self-government in Priština and it is clear to us that whatever the political representatives of Kosovo and Metohija’s Albanians ...

Djurić: International community must halt establishment of Kosovo Army

Serbia strongly opposes the establishment of a so-called Kosovo army in the territory of our southern province and is asking the international community to halt this, said Marko Djurić, head of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija ...

Đurić met with the members of the Working group of the Council of the EU on enlargement (COELA)

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, held a meeting today with the members of the Working group of the Council of the EU on enlargement (COELA) and informed them ...

Vučić: A great battle against Priština’s UNESCO bid is ahead

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić expects a great battle in fall against Priština’s admission to UNESCO, but believes that we will take the victory once again ...

Vučić: We agreed to hold a series of meetings, to lower tensions

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić stated last night that together with Priština’s high level delegation, and EU support, they agreed to hold a series of high level meetings within the dialogue, and to lower tensions in statements by officials ...

Nikolić: No talks about independence, nor can there ever be

There are no talks about Kosovo’s independence, nor can there ever be, but if they want to talk about peace and better cohabitation, we are here and willing to do so, the President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, declared last night ...

Nikolić: We were at the brink of conflict; Priština’s next attempt will end badly

We were at the brink of conflict, Albanians want war, the President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić stated today, warning that every next attempt by the provisional institutions in Priština to provoke conflict ...

Đurić: Priština authorities not operating on their own

Director of the Serbian Government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić expressed his belief that Priština authorities did not independently venture on this series of aggressive actions aimed at provoking a conflict in Kosovo and Metohija ...

Launching the railway line Belgrade-Kosovska Mitrovica

The first train that will go directly from Belgrade to Kosovska Mitrovica for the first time after 18 years was re-launched today from the Main railway station in Belgrade, and sent off by the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djurić ...

Djurić: If there are no concrete steps, we are forming the CSM until Statehood day

If in the next few weeks there are no concrete steps towards the establishment of the Community of Serbian Municipalities (CSM), Serbian representatives will establish the Community in Kosovo and Metohija by themselves until Statehood Day ...

Djurić: All harmful decisions to be withdrawn until December 31.

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić gave the representatives of Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija a deadline to withdraw all harmful decisions until December 31st if they wish to participate in the unified policy of Serbs and Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija ...

Đurić: We ensured adequate legal protection for Serbs

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said that the delegations of Belgrade and Priština, with the EU facilitation, concluded an arrangement on implementing the Agreement on Justice made in 2015 ...

Đurić: Telekom now covering entire Serbia

After three days of talks in Brussels, today was confirmed the arrangement on implementing the Agreement on Telecommunications made between Belgrade and Priština, and all the details of its application have been agreed ...

Đurić: We are satisfied with agreement on telecommunications, dialing code +383 is property of Serbia

Serbian Government is satisfied with the agreement on telecommunications reached with Pristina, primarily with the fact that Telekom Serbia ...

Đurić: Trepča can count on the support of the Government of Serbia

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said today that the workers of Trepča can count on all kinds of support from the Government of Serbia, adding that the provincial law on Trepča produces no legal effect since it was nullified ...

Đurić: Project of false statehood in Kosovo and Metohija will be a flop

Marko Đurić said that the project of establishing a false statehood in Kosovo and Metohija, regardless of the billions of euros invested in it, will not succeed, adding that a generational struggle to regain our interests is ahead of state of Serbia ...

Đurić: Ready for the dialogue, but never for giving up on our property

Serbia is always ready for the dialogue but will never be ready to surrender its property, today in Brussels said Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, adding that Belgrade would not be sitting by idly ...

Provincial Assembly undermined Agreement on CSM establishment

Ignoring the will of Serbian political representatives and the interests of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, the Assembly in Priština adopted yet another law which in the most direct way undermines the Agreement ...

Government nullified legal effects of Priština’s law on Treča

The Serbian Government today decided to declare null and void “all and any legal effects of all and any acts or actions” of institutions in Priština regarding Trepča, stated Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić ...

Serbian ministers freeze their engagement in PISG Goverment over Trepča

Serbian members of the PISG government today froze their participation in the government, the inter-ministerial committees and other bodies because of the controversial Law on Trepca ...

Serbian List delegates suspends their functions in provincial assembly over Trepča

Delegates in the PISG Assembly from the Serbian List decided to suspend their functions in the provincial assembly until further notice, following the adoption of the Law on Trepča ...

Đurić: I will propose to the Government of Serbia to request an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council because of Trepča

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić stated today that the decision by the PISG in Pristina to confiscate "Trepča" is invalid for the Serbian government ...

Vučić: Serbia constantly facing political conditions related to Kosovo and Metohija

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić stated today that in the coming period, a decision on the implementation of the agreement on telecommunications between Belgrade and Priština will be made ...

Djuric: Serbia facing a severe ultimatum

Marko Djuric, the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija said today that when it comes to Kosovo and Metohija, a heavy and serious ultimatum was placed before Serbia ...

Djurić: We will protect Trepča in every way

Priština authorities are once again trying to seize Trepča from its rightful owners, the Serbian Development Fund and other creditors, said Marko Djurić, the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija ...

Vučić an Eichhorst: Finding acceptable solutions through dialogue

President of the Government of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, and Angelina Eichhorst, Director for Western Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey at the European External Action Service ...

Đurić: We did not consent to the establishment of telecommunication enclaves for Serbs

Delegations of Belgrade and Priština have failed to reach an agreement on implementation of the agreement on telecommunication, and the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija ...

Press Statement of Marko Đurić, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija

I am shocked by the publicly declared intent of the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština to prevent me from visiting the Patriarchate of Peć, where I intended to hand over a supply ...

Đurić: Thanks to people, thwarted attempt to arrest me

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of Serbia, Marko Đurić, stated that last night in Gračanica the Kosovo Police attempted to harshly and illegally arrest him and deport him from Kosovo ...

Đurić: Serbia's future tied to the fate of Kosovo and Metohija

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said today in Gračanica that without Kosovo and Metohija, Serbia and the Serbian people would be a people without a country and without a past, and therefore without a future ...

Đurić: We prevented discontinuation of Serbian registration plates in Kosovo and Metohija

In the framework of technical dialogue between Belgrade and Priština, arrangements were made tonight which prevented suppression of the registration plates of the Republic of Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija ...

Exhibition on Serbia heritage of Kosovo and Metohija to take place at Cultural Centre in Paris, France

The exhibition "Kosovo and Metohija - 10 Steps", showcasing historical, cultural and spiritual heritage of Serbia’s southern province, is slated to take place at the Serbian Cultural Centre in Paris, France in early September 2017 ...

Đurić: Volatile security situation in Kosovo and Metohija

Today's flaring up of extremism and of blatant hatred towards the Serbian people in Mušutište testify to the volatility of security situation in Kosovo and Metohija and how very far our southern province is from building a multi-ethnic democratic society ...

Đurić: Belgrade fulfills its obligations as opposed to Pristina

Beograd follows through on its obligations deriving from the Brussels dialogue, even when it is not particularly attractive or popular for us in terms of media, while this is not the case with Pristina, said the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić ...

Đurić: Anyone opposing good relations between Serbs and Albanians is enemy

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said today that more rights for Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija does not mean less rights for the Kosovo Albanians, specifying that the opponents of good relations between Serbs and Albanians ...

Đurić: Issue of property in Kosovo and Metohija must be put on table in Brussels

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić stated that the issue of the usurped Serbian property in Kosovo and Metohija must become a topic of discussion in Brussels, and that in his opinion ...

No agreement on telecommunications, reduced number of points of divergence

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djuric, stated this morning that all necessary issues pertaining to the implementation of the Agreement on telecommunications were not reached during the 20-hour negotiations with the Pristina’s party ...

Press release of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija

At Belgrade’s suggestion, Priština representatives, mediated by the European Union, agreed during this week’s meeting in Brussels, which has been confirmed today ...

Vucic: Significantly fewer incidents following Brussels Agreement

We will be living next to the Kosovo Albanians for the another one thousand years and therefore we should work together for the benefit of both sides, seeking the best possible policy framework, without harming our national interests ...

Đurić met with Acting Head of Mission of EULEX, Bernd Tran

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić met today with the Acting Head of Mission of EULEX Bernd Tran and congratulated him on his appointment ...

Marko Đurić unveiled monument to Prince Lazar of Serbia

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, unveiled the monument to Prince Lazar in Kosovska Mitrovica on the occasion of St. Vitus Day, stating that “Lazar is here to stay, because the Serbs are here to stay” ...

Marko Đurić was awarded as "Best Young Politician from Region"

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić was recognized as the "Best Young Politician in the Region" by the European Movement Bosnia-Herzegovina ...

Đurić: Serbia in EU only as integral country

Serbia's position on Kosovo-Metohija's membership in international organizations remains the same, Director of the Government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Đurić said Tuesday, reiterating that only an integral Serbia can be an EU member state ...

Presentation of the “Sun Valley” returnee settlement construction project

The “Sun Valley” returnee settlement construction project in northern Kosovo and Metohija, which should house 1500 returnees ...

Djurić: Why is the establishment of CSM being postponed?

Why hasn’t the Community of Serbian Municipalities been established yet and how will visa liberalization for Kosovo affect Kosovo citizens who own Serbian biometric passports, were issues discussed during the first day ...

Margallo: Spain will never recognize Kosovo

Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, said today that this country supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia ...

Dačić: Priština continues to ignore honoring key provisions of the Brussels Agreement

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said today that Belgrade remains committed to having a constructive dialogue with Priština and to implementing the agreements reached so far, while Priština ...

Office for Kosovo-Metohija: FIFA complicit in legal violence

The decision of the International Football Federation (FIFA) to accept into its membership the football federation of the self-proclaimed Kosovo is the most drastic example of politics interfering in sports, and of the irresponsible keeping a blind eye ...

Đurić: What faithless have lost, only fateful can recover

On the occasion of consecrating the restored building of the Seminary of the Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prizren, the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said that on this day the message from this city is signaled to every Serbian home ...

Đurić and Udovičić announcing legal action against UEFA in Lausanne

The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) will initiate legal action against UEFA’s decision to admit Kosovo to its membership, and will do so with the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport ...

Nikolić informs Widodo about heightened security risks in Kosovo-Metohija

Serbia's President Tomislav Nikolić said on Wednesday that he had informed Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, whose country does not recognize Kosovo's independence ...

Agreements reached in technical Kosovo talks

Chairman of the National Assembly's Committee on Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun stated that the team of PM Aleksandar Vučić, led by Marko Đurić has achieved a great diplomatic victory in Brussels ...

Serb (Srpska) List: Resoluteness demonstrated in defending national interests

The Serb (Srpska) List is very pleased with the results achieved by the Serbian negotiating team in Brussels, given that the resolution of the isues related to the ID card ...

Đurić: We reached important agreements for our people in Kosovo and Metohija

Early this morning Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said that, after over 18 hours of talks with the representatives of Priština in Brussels ...

Vučić: The recognition of self-proclaimed Kosovo will not happen

Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vučić, said today that, when it comes to Belgrade’s position, recognition of self-proclaimed Kosovo “will not happen” ...

Vučić: We will not give up on Gazivode

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said today, while touring Lake Gazivode, that the state of Serbia cannot and will not give up on something that is of strategic importance for the survival of Serbs in northern Kosovo and Metohija, as is this hydro system ...

Djurić: Brussels to solve the truck blockade problem

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djurić, told RTS that the Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vučić, will visit Kosovo and Metohija on Sunday, April 3, stressing this will represent strong support for the people in this area during ...

Djurić: Life and memories, answers to all evil inflicted upon citizens

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djurić, stated today that we will forever remember March 24 and that this is the best way to respond to all evil and injustice inflicted upon citizens ...

Dačić: Our position in Kosovo and Metohija has been consolidated

The head of Serbian diplomacy, Ivica Dačić, said ahead of Monday's UN Security Council session on Kosovo and Metohija, that Serbia’s position in Kosovo and Metohija has now been consolidated, adding that there ...

Đurić: Serbian List didn't vote for Thaci, DSS allegations shameless

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of Serbia Marko Đurić denied today that the Serbian List voted in the Kosovo assembly in favour of election of Hashim Thaci as the new President ...

Ban: Violence and inflamatory rhetoric in Kosovo raise concern

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed serious concerns over the violence and the inflammatory rhetoric used by the opposition in Kosovo to disrupt the functioning of the Assembly and escalate tensions in the streets ...

Đurić: Serbs will not disappear from Kosovo and Metohija

Serbia and Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija will not be extinguished, suppressed, exiled and will not disappear, Marko Đurić, the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija said today ...

Obligation to establish CSM rests on Priština

The representatives of the Serbian Government and of the Kosovo Serbs agreed today that the Community of Serbian Municipalities (CSM) will undoubtedly be established, and that the obligation to establish the CSM now rests on Priština ...

Simić: Establish CSM without further delay

President of the Serbian List Slavko Simić stated today that the representatives of Serbs in the Provincial Institutions wish to distance themselves from the ongoing conflict in the Albanian community, and undelined that there must be no further delays ...

New archives on crimes committed against Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija

Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun said today that formation of archives that could indicate the command responsibility for the crimes committed against Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija would begin ...

In Brussels, focus on continuation of establishment of Community of Serbian Municipalities

The latest round of talks between Belgrade and Pristina, attended by the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and the head of the provincial government Isa Mustafa, and mediated by the head ...

Đurić: Serbia appalled at verdict to Ivanović, resumption of dialogue should be reconsidered

Director of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Đurić said today that Serbia is appalled at the verdict delivered to the leader of the Citizens' Initiative SDP Oliver Ivanović ...

Belgrade will not accept revision of Brussels agreements

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić said today that Belgrade will not accept any revisions or amendments of the agreements made in Brussels on 25 August ...

Đurić: On protection of property and SOC status in Brussels

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, stated today that, in the resumption of negotiations with Priština in Brussels, Belgrade wishes to discuss the protection of Serbian property in the province, status of the Serbian Orthodox Church ...

Kosovo will not get a seat in the UN

It is no secret that Serbia and America have different perspectives on the status of Kosovo. We are fighting to uphold the principles of international law. Serbia holds that in the world today, the voice of all countries, at least in the United Nations ...

Đurić: Prime Minister and Government achieved results that underpin our future

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić said that when it comes to the prosperity of the Serbian community in Kosovo and Metohija and the opening of the first chapters, the Serbian ...

We are committed to dialogue but that does not mean Kosovo-Metohija's membership in UN

Serbia remains committed to the dialogue as the only way to normalize relations with Priština but that does not involve a separate membership of Kosovo and Metohija in the United Nations, Director ...

Brezovica issue soon to be resolved

The so-called Government of the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Pristina extended today the deadline for the French-Andorran consortium to secure the funding of projects foreseen by the concession ...

Đurić: EU does not require that we recognize unilaterally proclaimed independence

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić stated that the EU’s platform for accession negations on Chapter 35 does not require recognition of the unilaterally proclaimed independence ...

Vučić: Belgrade ready to resume dialogue

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini held talks in Brussels on Serbia's progress in EU accession negotiations, the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina and the situation in the region ...

Đuric condemns the terrorist attack in Goraždevac

I strongly condemn this morning's terrorist attack by Albanian extremists on Serbs and their property in Goraždevac. I call on all Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, especially our compatriots in Goraždevac, to maintain their calm ...

PM Vučić: Attack in Goraždevac is assault on entire Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija

The assault on the house in Goraždevac, the home to a seven-year old girl, is an attack on the entire Serbian people living in Kosovo and Metohija, stated the Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić today, underscoring it as a bad ...

Vučić: Serbia chooses life and progress, not confrontation

In the opening of the OSCE’s Ministerial Council earlier today, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has said that Belgrade is determinedly committed to continuing the Brussels Dialogue with Priština, and that Serbia chooses life and progress, rather than confrontation ...

Đurić: The dialogue is the only reasonable path for Belgrade and Priština to follow

A major breakthrough in the process of normalizing relations between Belgrade and Priština was made in Brussels in late August 2015 when the agreement was finally reached on the establishment ...

Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija and Đurić condemn violence of Kosovar opposition

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić and representatives of Serbs today condemned the violence taking place in the streets of Pristina and in the Parliament of Kosovo and Metohija ...

Đurić: Pristina's decision “murdering” dialogue, Belgrade not acquiescing to circus spectacles

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said that the authorities in Priština are „murdering the dialogue“ with their failure to implement the Brussels agreement which provides for the formation ...

Press statement by Marko Djuric, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of Serbia

The decision of the UNESCO General Conference to refuse membership to the self-proclaimed Kosovo is a victory of reason and justice over politics, and the confirmation that Serbia, when it acts in unison ...

Vučić: Brussels to comment on Pristina's deviation from agreement

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said today that Belgrade expects a reaction from Brussels concerning Priština's announcement on suspending the agreement on the formation the Community of Serbian Municipalities until further notice ...

Đurić: Pristina is trampling on Brussels agreement, we will not remain silent

Priština’s decision to refer the agreement on the Community of Serbian Municipalities (CSM) to the Constitutional court represents hampering, obstructing and precluding the formation of the CSM, but also means that Priština ...

Đurić: Endurance and preservation of our cultural heritage in Kosovo and Metohija

Serbia has an important national task in Kosovo and Metohija – to preserve and cherish its tradition, culture and spirituality, but also to endure there, stated Marko Đurić, Director of the Office for Kosovo ...

Office for Kosovo and Metohija contemns attack on Church of Assumption of Mother of God in Orahovac

The Office for Kosovo and Metohija strongly condemns yesterday’s attack on the Church of the Assumption of Mother of God in Orahovac, and demands ...

Đurić: EU should plainly say if they want us in or not

Marko Đurić, Director of the Office for Kosovo-Metohija, stated a new amendment has been added to the draft platform for Chapter 35 of the country's EU pre-accession talks which additionally aggravates conditions for Serbia's ...

Serbian PM sends letter to UNESCO members

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic sent a letter to all UNESCO members on Sunday, in which he expressed concern over the requests for Kosovo to be granted membership in the organisation, and noted ...

Đurić: Nobody can force us to work against Serbian interests

Serbia cannot and shall not be forced to do something that is contrary to its interest, Director of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Đurić said commenting on the draft negotiating Chapter ...

Serbian Government cautions: Brezovica owned by Republic of Serbia

At the extraordinary session convened today, the Government of Serbia adopted the wording of the advertisement cautioning potential investors that the Ski Center "Brezovica" ...

Đurić: I expect urgent Government session over arrests on Mt. Brezovica and concerning Unesco

Director of the Office of the Government of Serbia for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić will request from the Prime Minister to convene an urgent session of the government of Serbia over the arrests of the Serbs ...

Dačić: Kosovo membership in UNESCO would be like accepting ISIL, no difference there

Admission of Kosovo to UNESCO would be a self-destructive decision for this organization, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic stated today, adding that it would be as absurd as proposing ...

Nikolić: We are still battling against so-called Kosovo’s membership to UN

President Tomislav Nikolić said that Serbia, while struggling to revive its economy and create new jobs, continues its battle against the admittance of the self-proclaimed state of Kosovo to the United Nations ...

Director Marko Đurić received delegation of Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić today received a delegation of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, led by the Director-General for Europe, ...

Đurić: Serbs and Albanians can prosper only if they cooperate

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said today that Serbs and Albanians can only prosper if they cooperate, and that there are no limits in the Brussels dialogue as to what can be achieved in terms of political ...

Nikolić speaking at UN: Admission of Kosovo to UNESCO would set a dangerous precedent

President of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, in his speech given at the United Nations Headquarters, cautioned that possible admission of Kosovo to UNESCO would “set a dangerous precedent ...

Kozarev speaking in Warsaw on model ensuring sustainable return of displaced persons

Deputy Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Dušan Kozarev, stated today that new approaches are needed in order to ensure sustainable return of the internally displaced persons to Kosovo ...

Đurić: Initiate talks on SOC status and property

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić said today talks on the issue of status and property of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as on the protection of Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo and Metohija ...

Press release of the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, on the occasion of the International Peace Day

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, stated today on the occasion of the International Peace Day, that peace and stability must be of supreme interest to all citizens in our southern province ...

Đurić reacts to the piece on Kosovo and Metohija published by The Independent

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Methoija, Marko Đurić sent a letter to the editor-in-chief of the British daily in response to their article titled "Kosovo: Harmony prevails in this corner of the Balkans" ...

Đurić: State will assist farmers in Kosovo and Metohija

Director of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Đurić said on Monday that the state would assist the development of agriculture in the southern province of Serbia ...

Đurić: Ethnic Albanians cannot be bargaining chip

Ethnic Albanians in Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa need jobs and a secure future, rather than a path of chauvinism and conflicts, which can only lead to more young ethnic Albanians leaving that part of Serbia ...

ZSO to be established by spring 2016

The establishment of the Community of Serbian Municipalities (ZSO) is advancing according to plan, and spring 2016 is the final date when it is expected to be constituted, said the Director of Serbian Government's Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Đurić ...

Đurić: Time for direct talks between Belgrade and Priština

Director of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić stated on Thursday that the time has come for forgiveness, reconciliation and direct talks between Belgrade and Priština...

Đurić: Community of Serbian Municipalities holds executive powers and is directly linked to Serbia

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said that the Community of Serbian Municipalities would have specific executive powers...

USA welcomes agreement between Belgrade and Priština

The United States welcomed the four agreements signed between Serbia and Kosovo that will "improve the lives of people in both countries" and contribute to their path towards the EU...

Mogherini: Agreement made in Brussels a turning point in Belgrade-Priština dialogue

The EU High representative, Federica Mogherini stated tonight that the agreements reached earlier in the day between the prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo, Aleksandar Vučić and Isa Mustafa, marked the turning point..

Agreement on establishment of Community of Serbian Municipalities reached

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić announced tonight that four agreements have been signed between Belgrade and Pristina in Brussels...

Ban and Dačić: UN continue to adhere to Resolution 1244

Implementation of the Resolution 1244 continues to be the foundation of the UN policy towards the issue of Kosovo, the head of Serbian diplomacy Ivica Dačić and Secretary-General United Nations, Ban Ki-moon agreed today...

Support of Serbs from Kosovo- Metohija to Government and Prime Minister Vučić ahead of upcoming resumption of dialogue in Brussels

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of Serbia, Marko Đurić said today that Belgrade representatives in the talks with Pristina will travel to Brussels next week...

Đurić briefed new German ambassador on position and problems of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric met with the new ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Serbia, Axel Dittman ...

Đurić: Kosovo's bid for membership in Interpol unacceptable for Serbia

Director of the Government’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said today that it is unacceptable for Serbia that Kosovo be admitted to Interpol ...

Director Marko Đurić met with SRSG Farid Zarif

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić met today with the SRSG and Head of UNMIK Farid Zarif to discuss the current political and security situation in Kosovo and Metohija ...

Đurić wrote to UNMIK and EULEX concerning Ivanović

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric today sent a letter to the Head of UNMIK srsg Farid Zarif and Head of EULEX, Mr. Gabriel Meucci ...

Đurić: Time to come together in solidarity with Ivanović

Director of the Government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko ĐuriĆ said today that it is time for the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija to come together in solidarity with Oliver Ivanovic who went on a hunger strike ...

No vehicle insurance charges as of August 12

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić stated today that the Serbian government managed to ensure for our citizens in Kosovo and Metohija to be exempted from paying vehicle insurance at administrative crossings ...

Đuric: Serbia will help bring criminals to court

Serbia, its institutions and special bodies are willing to help bring the criminals of the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) to justice, Director of the Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) Marko Đuric has said ...

FM sends letter about Pristina's UNESCO bid to UN chief

Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the intention of Kosovo to become a member of UNESCO ...

Pristina unilaterally abandons agreement on vehicle insurance

Agreement on mutual recognition of vehicle insurance policies, closed between Belgrade and Pristina in Brussels, was to take effect today. However, due to the unilateral decision of Pristina ...

Đurić: Kosovo initiative to join UNESCO “deeply cynical”

The Government of Serbia and its diplomats do not accept the idea of Kosovo being a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and will fight it...

Đurić: I’m expecting the dialogue to continue soon

The Director of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, said today that he expects the next round of dialogue on the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština...

Đurić: Priština gambled away the status of the Brussels favorite

The Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, stated today that, although there are a lot of problems at this moment in the implementation of the agreed during the Brussels dialogue...

Vučić: Belgrade ready to continue dialogue with Priština

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said that Belgrade is ready to continue the dialogue with Priština at any time, but that it is not up to us...

Merkel praised Belgrade’s contribution to the Brussels dialogue

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, announced that Belgrade has shown great willingness to compromise in the dialogue with Priština and a large number of initiatives aimed at peace and stability in Western Balkans...

Đurić: Priština not interested in closing agreements

Director of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić expressed his disappointment over the non-constructive stand assumed by the Priština side during the most recent round of dialogue held in Brussels...

Vučić: Progress made but no agreements

New round of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina ended last night after 17 hours of talks, and the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić told the press that no agreement has been made on any issue on the agenda...

Mogherini: Text of two agreements finalized

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said, after the completion of a new round of dialogue between Belgrade and Priština, that the wording of the two agreements has been finalized...

St. Vitus Day in Gračanica

Marko Đurić, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, said in Gračanica that every agreement on the Community of Serbian Municipalities reached by the Serbian Government in Brussels would bring more to the Serbs in the Province than they had now...

Serbia urges UN to set up court for crimes committed by Kosovo Liberation Army

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Đurić, stated that Serbia has requested from the United Nations that a special international court or a tribunal be established to process the crimes committed by the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army...

1,654 persons still missing from Kosovo and Metohija

A total of 1,654 persons are still missing in Kosovo and Metohija today, including 535 Serbs and other non-Albanians, said Veljko Odalović, President of the Serbian Government’s Commission for Missing Persons...

Đurić: Agreement will make life easier for citizens

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of Serbia Marko Đurić said that the agreement on vehicle insurance, signed after the most recent round of the Brussels dialogue, will make the lives of the citizens considerably easier ...

Vučić: Difficult discussions, progress made on Community of Serbian Municipalities

Following the completion of the latest round of the prime-ministerial dialogue with Priština, the Prime Minister of the Government of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić stated that the discussions were difficult ...

Mogherini: Progress made on all issues

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini stated that progress has been made on all issues discussed at the high level meeting in the framework of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina ...

Đurić: Unacceptable Proposal that CSM be NGO

This morning the Serbian delegation in Brussels received a proposal which does not entail even a minimum guarantee for the Community of the Serbian Municipalities (CSM) ...

Technical dialogue resumed in Brussels

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić is heading the Belgrade delegation in the talks held today in Brussels in the framework of technical dialogue between Belgrade and Priština ...

Technical Dialogue in Brussels Marked by Improper Public Statements of Priština Representatives

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić stated today that the return of the internally displaced to the province is insufficiently stimulated by Priština, expressing hope that conditions for a more substantial return will be created ...

Đurić: Continue Legal Aid Projects for the Displaced

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić stated today that the return of the internally displaced to the province is insufficiently stimulated by Priština, expressing hope that conditions for a more substantial return will be created ...

Serbian Medicines in Entire Kosovo and Metohija

Assistant Director in the Office for Kosovo and Metohija and Liaison Officer at the EU Mission to Priština, Dejan Pavićević, and Director of the Priština Medicine Agency, Arianit Jakupi, met today in northern Kosovska Mitrovica ...

Đurić: Interest of Businesses is to Invest in Kosovo and Metohija

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said today that the objective of the State is not to invoke political and patriotic reasons in order to pressure the businesspeople to do business in the Province ...

Vučić Invites Businesses from Central Serbia to Invest in Kosovo and Metohija

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has invited businesspeople to invest in Kosovo and Metohija, and announced that the State would provide considerable benefits in terms of taxes and contributions for all those who invest in this part of Serbia ...

Belgrade and EU Make Progress with Community of Serbian Municipalities, Albanians Absent

Today the Belgrade team and EU representatives made initial progress in Brussels towards the establishment of the Community of Serbian Municipalities (CSM) in Kosovo ...

Office for Kosovo and Metohija: Administrative Crossing Points to Remain Status-Neutral

At the meeting held yesterday in Brussels in the framework of the technical dialogue on IBM, Belgrade and Priština clarified and agreed on technical details for the opening of two administrative crossing points ...

Đurić: We remain committed to normalization of relations with Priština

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić stated that Serbian Government remains committed to the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština, noting that the First Agreement on Normalization of Relations ...

Đurić: Serbian people want Community of Serbian Municipalities

Following talks held with EU officials in Brussels, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić said that he conveyed to his interlocutors the desire of the Serbian people from Kosovo-Metohija to have the Community of Serbian Municipalities ...

No investments in Brezovica without agreement from rightful owners

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić stated today that Serbia is not against investment in the tourist center Brezovica but those involved have to come to an arrangement with the actual owners of buildings ...

Kosovo and Metohija is essence of Serbian identity

"For Serbs, Kosovo and Metohija is not just a piece of territory, but the essence of our identity and the spiritual and historical axis of our people", Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić ...

Đurić harshly condemns mindless assault on Serbian youth near Peace Park in North Mitrovica

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Đurić expressed disbelief and indignation over the incident that took place in the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, at about 6 pm today ...

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