The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
By United Press International

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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.
By United Press International

Former Serbian P.M.: Kosovo 'fake state'

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica accused the European Union of "open blackmail" over Kosovo in a radio interview Friday.

Rally marks anniversary of Milosevic fall

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A coalition of opposition parties rallied in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday to mark the ninth anniversary of protests that eventually toppled Slobodan Milosevic.

Analysis: Serbia's ambivalent vote

MAHON, Spain, May 14 (UPI) -- Despite the unexpectedly strong results the pro-Western parties secured in the Serbian general elections, analysts say coalition negotiations will be lengthy and difficult.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Correspondent

Pro-E.U. group tops Serbian vote

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 12 (UPI) -- The party of pro-western Serbian President Boris Tjadic was the top vote-getter in Sunday's parliamentary elections, a monitoring group said.

Serbs vote in general election

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 11 (UPI) -- Serbs went to the polls Sunday in a general election many expect will decide whether the country moves toward joining the European Union.

Serbia moves closer to EU

BELGRADE, Serbia, April 30 (UPI) -- Serbia inched closer to joining the European Union by signing a bilateral agreement of cooperation Wednesday amid internal political wrangling, ministers say.

Russia, Serbia still debating oil deal

BELGRADE, Serbia, April 21 (UPI) -- Serbian President Boris Tadic said he won't reconsider an oil deal with Russia, Itar-Tass reported.

Analysis: Serbia at the crossroads

BERLIN, March 12 (UPI) -- Serbs, in the upcoming snap elections, will have to choose between closer ties with Europe or moving toward Russia, and thus further isolation.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Serbian Parliament dissolves Thursday

BELGRADE, Serbia, March 11 (UPI) -- Serbian President Boris Tadic announced in Belgrade Tuesday he will dissolve Parliament Thursday because of divisiveness over Kosovo's independence.

Serbia's government collapses

BELGRADE, Serbia, March 10 (UPI) -- A proposal to dissolve parliament has been sent to the president of Serbia calling for new parliamentary elections May 11.

Kosovo sparks early elections in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia, March 9 (UPI) -- Serbia's president said he will propose early general elections following the collapse of the coalition government over the issue of Kosovo's independence.
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Vojislav Koštunica (Serbian Cyrillic: Војислав Коштуница, pronounced  ( listen); born 24 March 1944) is a Serbian politician, statesman and the president of the Democratic Party of Serbia. He was the last President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, succeeding Slobodan Milošević and serving from 2000 to 2003. He also served two terms as the Prime Minister of Serbia, from 2004 to 2007 and from 2007 to 2008.

Born in Belgrade, Koštunica graduated from the University of Belgrade's Law School with a Ph.D.. He lost his job as Professor of Law at that institution in 1974, after criticizing Josip Broz Tito's communist regime. In 1989, he became one of the founders of the Democratic Party. He left the Democratic Party in July 1992 over opposing views in leadership and formed the Democratic Party of Serbia.

Koštunica is a conservative politician with strong anti-communist views. Supported by both nationalist's and reformers, the Democratic Opposition of Serbia backed him in the presidential election of September 2000. After turbulent events of October 2000, Koštunica was declared the winner of the election and served as president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until February 2003, when the state was replaced by Serbia and Montenegro and the position he held was abolished. Koštunica opposed the extradition of his predecessor, Slobodan Milošević, and has stated his opposition to the Hague Tribunal several times, refusing in practice to arrest Serbian War criminals sought by that Tribunal.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Vojislav Kostunica."
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