Kosovo politician, an ethnic Serb, killed

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Serbian and U.S. governments condemned the killing of Kosovo politician and ethnic Serb Dimitrije Janicijevic.

Official: Serbia will not drop Croatian genocide lawsuit unilaterally

BELGRADE, Serbia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Serbia will only withdraw its genocide lawsuit against Croatia if Croatia does the same, an adviser to President Tomislav Nikolic says.

Serbian leg of South Stream to start construction

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Construction of the South Stream natural gas pipeline though Serbian territory will start by the end of the year, Russian energy company Gazprom said.

Serbian King Petar II, family, reburied in family crypt

OPLENAC, Serbia, May 26 (UPI) -- Officials in Serbia said Sunday they reburied the remains of King Petar II, his wife, Queen Aleksandra, Queen mother Marija and brother Prince Andrej.

North Kosovo Serbs protest Brussels agreement

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 10 (UPI) -- Several thousand northern Kosovo Serbs protested in Belgrade Friday against implementation a territorial agreement between Serbia and Kosovo.

Serbian president apologizes for Srebrenica massacre

BELGRADE, Serbia, April 25 (UPI) -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has issued an apology for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in which 8,000 Muslims were killed.

U.S. boycotts U.N. discussion on international courts

UNITED NATIONS, April 11 (UPI) -- The United States and some other countries boycotted a discussion in the United Nations General Assembly on international reconciliation.
Biden meets with Serbia's president

Biden meets with Serbia's president

ROME, March 19 (UPI) -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said he provided U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with an accurate update on the latest talks between Serbia and Kosovo.

Serbia 'done' conceding in Kosovo talks

BELGRADE, Serbia, March 18 (UPI) -- Serbia will not make any more concessions to insurgents who want Kosovo to be independent of Serbia, says an official who helps oversee the restive province.

Serbia passes Kosovo autonomy resolution

PRISTINA, Serbia, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Serbia's parliament voted overwhelmingly this weekend to adopt a new resolution on Kosovo that will give greater autonomy to the region.

Serbia set on 'maximum' solution on Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Serbian government said Wednesday it has reached agreement on two documents that are the "maximum" solution to deal with Kosovo.

Clinton visits Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton were in Belgrade Tuesday to meet with Serb leaders.

Serb leader irked by Kosovo talks

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 29 (UPI) -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told a British newspaper Serbs living in Kosovo were under the threat of being driven out of the former province.

Serbia: South Stream a top priority

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 23 (UPI) -- Serbia has placed the planned Russian-led South Stream gas pipeline among its highest national priorities, President Tomislav Nikolic says.

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.
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Tomislav Nikolic

Tomislav "Toma" Nikolić (Serbian Cyrillic: Томислав Николић; born February 15, 1952) is a Serbian politician, President of the Serbian Progressive Party. He is also a former member of the Serbian Radical Party, where he served as Deputy Leader of the party and parliamentary leader during the absence of Vojislav Šešelj from 23 February 23 2003 until he resigned on 6 September 2008 following a disagreement with Šešelj regarding Serbia's relations with the European Union.

He served as President of the National Assembly of Serbia between 8 and 13 May 2007 and was Deputy Prime Minister in the coalition government of Yugoslavia from 1999 to 2000. Nikolić ran for the President of Yugoslavia in the 2000 elections and placed third. He also ran three times for the President of Serbia (in the 2003, 2004 and 2008 elections). In 2003 he won the most votes, but the election was canceled due to low turnout. In 2004 and 2008 he placed second behind Boris Tadić.

Nikolić has published thirteen books as of 2005, mostly about politics. He and his wife Dragica (née Ninković) have two sons, Radomir and Branislav.

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