The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Nikolic: Kosovo recognition not required

BRUSSELS, June 15 (UPI) -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said the European Union will not demand the country recognize Kosovo as a condition for EU membership.

Nikolic: No tradeoff on Kosovo for EU

MOSCOW, May 29 (UPI) -- Serbia is on a "long and uncertain" journey to EU membership but won't trade it for recognition of Kosovo, President-elect Tomislav Nikolic says.
Nikolic wins Serbian election runoff

Nikolic wins Serbian election runoff

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 21 (UPI) -- Tomislav Nikolic claimed 49.8 percent of Serbia's presidential runoff vote, beating Boris Tadic, who took 47 percent, the country's electoral commission said.
Heated debate ahead of Serbia's elections

Heated debate ahead of Serbia's elections

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 17 (UPI) -- Serbia's two presidential candidates took part in a bitter televised debate just ahead of next week's second round of elections.

Nationalism on the agenda as Serbia votes

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 6 (UPI) -- Polls gave a nationalist candidate known as "The Undertaker" a slight edge in Sunday's presidential election in Serbia.
Serbia's president Boris Tadic resigns

Serbia's president Boris Tadic resigns

BELGRADE, Serbia, April 4 (UPI) -- Serbian President Boris Tadic said he is resigning his presidential mandate and will run for re-election in May.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
By United Press International

Serbia probes assassination threat

BELGRADE, Senegal, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Serbian police are investigating an assassination warning that came from a Serbian man in the United States, sources have told a Belgrade newspaper.
Serbia head pardons actor Zarko Lausevic

Serbia head pardons actor Zarko Lausevic

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Serbian President Boris Tadic has pardoned Zarko Lausevic, an actor sentenced to 13 years in prison for excessive self-defense, officials said.
Tadic: Serbia needs EU membership

Tadic: Serbia needs EU membership

SKOPJE, Serbia, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Serbian President Boris Tadic says he is trying to find a solution to the Kosovo issue that will satisfy Serbian citizens, as well as European Union officials.

Gazprom reviews South Stream route

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Russian natural gas company Gazprom said a section of its planned South Stream pipeline could run through a political entity of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

U.N. forces remove Kosovo Serb blockades

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- NATO forces in Kosovo used teargas and tanks to remove barriers at a disputed border crossing into Serbia as hundreds of Kosovo Serbs ignored warnings to leave.

Kosovo sends forces to border

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Kosovo's prime minister announced Friday that national police, along with EU personnel, were deployed at disputed crossings along the border with Serbia.
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Boris Tadic
Boris Tadic, President of the Republic of Serbia, speaks during the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Boris Tadić (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: , Serbian Cyrillic: Борис Тадић; born 15 January 1958) is a Serbian politician, current President of the Republic of Serbia and leader of the Democratic Party. Tadić was elected to a five-year term on 27 June 2004, and was sworn into office on 11 July 2004. He was re-elected for a de facto second five-year term on 3 February 2008 and was sworn in on 15 February. Prior to Presidency, Tadić served as the last Minister of Telecommunications of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and as the first Minister of Defence of Serbia and Montenegro. He is a psychologist by profession.

Boris Tadić advocates full integration of Serbia into the European Union but he also believes Serbia can only join the EU if territorial integrity of Serbia with sovereignty over Kosovo is respected. He is seen as a pro-Western leader but who favours well-balanced relations with Russia, the United States, and the EU.

Boris Tadić was born in Sarajevo, the capital of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a republic within the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia. His father, Ljubomir, is a philosopher and a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. His mother, Nevenka, is a psychologist. His maternal grandfather and six other relatives were killed by the Croatian Ustaše regime during World War II at the Jasenovac concentration camp.

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