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7 May
Serbia has presented for the first time the FK-3 air defense system recently purchased from China. The acquisition of military equipment from China and Russia has been frowned upon in the West.
10 Apr
As Serbs prepare to vote in parliamentary and presidential polls on Sunday, members of Germany's Bundestag tell DW that they expect the government in Belgrade to make a clear break with Vladimir Putin's Russia.
6 Apr
Aleksandar Vucic is set to win a second term as president, projections show. His ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) was seen as picking up the most parliamentary seats.
1 Mar
Discovered in Serbia's Jadar region, jadarite might be considered miraculous – at least by the Serbian government and the Rio Tinto mining group. They view this lithium derivative as an ideal raw material source for electric car batteries.
23 Jan
Following weeks of major protests, the Serbian government has put an end to a planned lithium mine in Serbia. Protesters still want to push for a complete ban on lithium mines.
19 Jan
Traffic came to a standstill on major roads as activists demanded the scrapping of a planned lithium mine. Serbia is already suffering from a series of environmental problems.
29 Nov 2021
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has called China a "savior." The people around the Bor copper mine, however, fear for their future, as Bor is part of the strategic investments around China's New Silk Road to Europe.
24 Nov 2021
An explosion rocked the southern outskirts of Belgrade sending a plume of cloud into the sky. At least two people were killed and over a dozen more were injured.
22 Sep 2021
Kosovo began applying new rules on vehicles with Serbian license plates entering the country. While the scheme to have drivers swap out for local registration is about reciprocity, tensions have soared.
19 Sep 2021
The protesters have called on the Serbian government to cut ties with the Rio Tinto lithium mining firm and demanded new regulations to protect nature.
16 Jun 2021
President Vucic criticized Kosovo's new premier as fresh talks in Brussels aimed at resolving one of Europe's most intractable territorial disputes hit a familiar snag.
3 Jan 2021
Montenegro's new government wants to rewrite a controversial law on religion that had sparked anger from the Serbian Orthodox Church. Protesters say the new leaders are betraying Montenegrin identity.

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