Lithuania, Serbia PMs hail breakthrough in strained relations

VILNIUS, Lithuania, April 18 (UPI) -- Lithuania has reached a breakthrough in its strained relations with Serbia as Belgrade seeks closer European Union ties, the two countries' premiers say.

U.N. debates strengthen interaction between itself, G20

UNITED NATIONS, April 15 (UPI) -- The U.N. General Assembly conducted a debate Monday with the Group of 20 major economies to strengthen interaction between the two groups.

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.

U.N. debates international justice system

UNITED NATIONS, April 11 (UPI) -- While states may bear the primary responsibility to prosecute international crimes, doing so is a common interest, the U.N. General Assembly heard.
U.N. General Assembly honors Hugo Chavez

U.N. General Assembly honors Hugo Chavez

UNITED NATIONS, March 14 (UPI) -- Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is remembered as a charismatic leader who worked for regional unity and social security, the U.N. General Assembly said.
New York to host Tesla conference

New York to host Tesla conference

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A memorial conference this weekend in New York will mark 70 years since the death of Serbian-American scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla, organizers said.

Organ-trafficking investigation sought

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic said Wednesday an investigation of Kosovo organ trafficking must be under the auspices of the U.N. Security Council.

EU sets conditions for Serbia candidacy

BRUSSELS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The European Union says Serbia could become a candidate for EU membership by the end of February if it meets conditions, including continuing talks with Kosovo.

Balkan countries agree on refugee aid

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Serbia and its Balkan neighbors have agreed to step up efforts to end the lingering problem of refugees displaced during the bloody conflicts of the 1990s.

Serbia asks for heritage site protection

PARIS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Addressing UNESCO Monday, the Serbian foreign minister said Serbian Orthodox Church sites cannot belong to the Republic of Kosovo.

EU meeting with Western Balkan ministers

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, June 2 (UPI) -- Foreign ministers of Western Balkan countries are hoping to demonstrate their region is indeed making progress, diplomatic observers say.

No timetable set for Serbia EU application

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- No decision has been made on if Serbia will submit its European Union candidacy application before the end of the year, Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic says.

Serbia: ICJ to rule Kosovo's move illegal

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The International Court of Justice is likely to rule in Serbia's favor that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence is illegal, a Serbian official says.

Serbian FM plans for Medvedev visit

MOSCOW, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic was in Moscow Monday to prepare for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's upcoming visit to Belgrade, officials said.

Serbia aims for EU bid by year's end

BRUSSELS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Serbia may submit its application for membership in the European Union before the end of the year, Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic says.

U.N., Serbia officials to meet on Kosovo

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A senior U.N. official and Serbian leaders will have discussions later this month on Kosovo's break from Serbia, the United Nations said Thursday.

European Parliament OKs Kosovo resolution

BRUSSELS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The European Parliament passed a Kosovo resolution Thursday that approves the deployment of European Union forces in the troubled republic, an official says.

Serbia seeks U.N. vote on Kosovo

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic says he will urge a United Nations committee to take up the legality of Kosovo's declaration of independence.

Serbian minister to address OSCE meeting

VIENNA, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A Serbian government official is scheduled to address the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Wednesday to discuss concerns over Kosovo.

Serbian minister: Country will join EU

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 26 (UPI) -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic tells a German newspaper Serbia is committed to joining the European Union.

Jeremic blames 'biased' Kosovo stance

MOSCOW, July 16 (UPI) -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic says the "biased stance and wrong messages" of the international community is what caused the failure of Kosovo talks.

Serbia not ready to change Kosovo policy

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 15 (UPI) -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic says he wants all of the country's parliamentary parties to adopt a resolution supporting its state policy on Kosovo.

Serb FM urges more talks on Kosovo

STRASBOURG, France, May 7 (UPI) -- Serbia's foreign minister warned that Kosovo's declaration of independence has caused divisions across all of Europe and destroyed its system of values.

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.

Serb neighbors recognize Kosovo

PRISTINA, Kosovo, March 19 (UPI) -- Serbian neighbors, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary, said in a statement Wednesday they will recognize Kosovo's independence.
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