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Serbian Defence Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19

BELGRADE, June 28 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Serbian Defence Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, tested positive for COVID-19, the Defence Ministry said Saturday, in a press statement.

Vulin underwent a regular test, after having contact with one of the state secretaries in the Ministry of Defence, who was recently hospitalised due to COVID-19 infection, said the statement.

Serbia’s Ruling Coalition Achieves Record Election Victory: Preliminary Results

BELGRADE, June 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Coalition around the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), led by Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, achieved a landslide victory at the parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to the Republic Electoral Commission (RIK).

Preliminary results showed, the coalition around the SNS won 63.35 percent of votes, while smaller ruling coalition partner, Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), led by Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, collected 10.62 percent.

Serbians head to polls in Europe’s first post-lockdown election

BELGRADE, June 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Serbians go to polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament in Europe’s first national election since coronavirus lockdowns took effect some three months ago, with the ruling conservatives seen winning a comfortable majority.

Polling stations will be equipped with face masks and hand sanitisers for the use of the country’s 5.5 million voters, many of whom are expected to skip voting – partly due to fears of becoming infected.

Ruling populists set to win Serbia vote amid virus concerns

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s ruling populists are set to tighten their hold on power in a Sunday parliamentary election held amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in the Balkan country and a partial boycott by the opposition.

Nearly 6.6 million voters are eligible to cast ballots for the 250-member parliament and local authorities.

Serbia to hold Europe's first election since coronavirus lockdown

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia will hold Europe’s first national election on Sunday since the continent went into coronavirus lockdown three months ago, with protective masks made available to voters at polling stations to guard against the spread of COVID-19.

President Aleksandar Vucic’s conservative ruling Serbian Progressive Party is tipped to win more than 50% of votes, opinion polls show, buoyed by voters’ perception that the government has handled the pandemic effectively and by state handouts to soften its economic impact.

EU’s Borrell had no complaints against Russia, China over coronavirus pandemic — Lavrov

BELGRADE, June 18. /TASS/: High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell expressed no complaints against Russia and China over the coronavirus pandemic during the recent video call, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday.

"The day before yesterday, I had a lengthy videoconference with Josep Borrell. He expressed no complaints either against [Russia] or the People’s Republic of China over the coronavirus fight," he said.

Russia was and will remain Serbia’s friend, says Vucic

BELGRADE, June 4. /TASS/: Russia has been and will remain Serbia’s friend, these ties will not be damaged, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday, answering a question about the change of leadership of Russia’s Rossotrudnichestvo, federal agency overseeing promotion of the Russian culture overseas.

EU, US refuse to take part in Belgrade conference on COVID-19 attended by Russia and China

BELGRADE, May 29. /TASS/: Representatives of the EU and the US have refused to take part in the conference dubbed The World After the Coronavirus, hosted by the Belgrade Strategic Dialogue foundation, Marko Djuric, director of the Serbia’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija, informed TASS on the sidelines of the conference on Friday.

Russian military experts do everything to save Serbia from pandemic, general says

BELGRADE, May 6. /TASS/: Russian military experts have done everything to save Serbia from the coronavirus pandemic, Commander of the Russian task force in Serbia Major General Mikhail Chernyshev said, responding to the gratitude expressed by Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin and Belgrade Deputy Mayor Goran Vesic.

Serbia honors Chinese COVID-19 experts with military medals

BELGRADE, April 30 (Xinhua) -- At a ceremony held here on Thursday, Serbia awarded military memorial medals to the six-member Chinese medical expert team for their contribution to Serbia's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Serbian army's most prestigious military awards were handed out to the doctors by Serbia's Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin at the "Dom Garde" military facility in the presence of military officials and Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo.

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