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Srbadija Choir Won Gold and Silver Medal at Competition in Italy

Bijeljina choir Srbadija under the baton of Jelena and Desanka Trakilović won a gold and silver medal at the 10th Isola del Sole International Choir Competition in the Italian city of Grado. Srbadija won a gold medal in the category of folklore and a silver medal in the category of sacred choral music. The jury consisting of eminent world experts and conductors – Katalin Kiss

Saalfelden Serbian Orthodox Parish and Church Celebrated Slava

The Serbian Orthodox parish and church in Saalfelden celebrated Slava – the Assembly of Serbian Saints, which was attended by His Eminence Bishop of Austria-Switzerland Mr. Andrej. It was a pleasure to see a large number of believers and members of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Austria send together a message of unity and support to the motherlands – the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Srpska.

Steyr Serbian Club Vuk Karadžić Celebrated Great Jubilee

he Serbian club Vuk Karadžić from Steyr celebrated its great jubilee, 30 years since its founding. Preserving Serbian culture and tradition primarily through work with children during the past three decades, the association from the city on the banks of the river Steyr and Enns has reasons to be proud. The ceremony on the occasion of its founding anniversary was graced by numerous public figures of Upper Austria and

Products from Banja Luka and Drvar at Pielachtal Valley Festival

The Homemade Products Festival held in the Pielachtal Valley, Lower Austria, included participation of a delegation from the Republic of Srpska and presentation of products from Banja Luka and Drvar for the visitors. The Head of the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria, Mladen Filipović, also visited the Festival and said that one of the objectives of the Representation was to open a Krajina

Republic of Srpska University Clinical Center Delegation Visited Saint Petersburg

From 15 to 18 September 2022, at the invitation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of St. Petersburg and with the support of the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in the Russian Federation, a delegation of the University Clinical Center of the Republic of Srpska participated in the 30th Congress of the World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons and at the 11th international congress Current trends of modern cardiothoracic surgery.

Best UNIBL Students to Visit Vienna

At the meeting held on 21 September 2022, the Rector of the University of Banja Luka (UNIBL), Professor Radoslav Gajanin, and the Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, Mladen Filipović, agreed to organize student visits to Vienna for 17 of the best students of our university. As agreed at the meeting in the rector’s office, which was also attended by the vice-rector for scientific research

Republic of Srpska Investment Potential Webinar Held in Saint Petersburg

The event was organized by the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in the Russian Federation together with the Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Republic of Srpska Chamber of Commerce and St. Petersburg Foreign Affairs Committee. The event was attended by 29 St. Petersburg companies engaged in various fields of activity. At the beginning, the Head of the Republic of Srpska Representation in the Russian Federation, Duško Perović, addressed the audience in a video message,

Taste of Serbia Festival at Palmer Square in Chicago

Traditionally, mid-September, the Serbian community and parishioners of the Old Holy Resurrection Church in Palmer Square in Chicago organize a festival that gathers many. This year, the Taste of Serbia festival again did not lack pleasant and hospitable atmosphere, good Serbian food, music and cultural program. According to the president of the church, Dejan Antić, each our festival is

SERB FEST Held at St. Nicholas Church Property in Lyons

Last weekend, the property of the Church of St. Nicholas in Lyons was a gathering place for Serbs from near and far around Chicago. The occasion for this was Serb Fest – Serbian Days, held in Brookfield in previous years, and now for the first time at the new property in Lyons. This culture and fun event aims to present in the best possible light

Central Council of Serbs in Hessen Donated Books to Future Frankfurt Church Library

At the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord in Frankfurt, archpriest-stavrophore Simon Turkić ceremoniously received the books intended for the future library of the church in Gallus. The books are a gift from the Central Council of Serbs in Hessen (CcSH). ‘The charity campaign started already in early 2020, collecting more than 140 books despite the complex circumstances of the pandemic. Oro Serbian cultural and artistic society from

Visit to Serbian Union in Sweden

Assistant Minister for Cooperation with the Diaspora Helena Krnetić met with representatives of the diaspora at the Serbian Union of Sweden. On this occasion, they discussed cooperation strengthening with the motherland, and future models of connecting and activities implementation. Strategic documents adopted by the Republic of Srpska Government in this area were also presented, with particular focus on the existing

Ceremonial Academy Held in Feldkirch

Organized by the Austrian Association of Serbian Folklore, a ceremonial academy was held in Feldkirch on 17 September 2022 on the occasion of the celebration of the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and the National Flag. In addition to the Head of the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria, Mladen Filipović, the ceremony was attended by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the OSCE and other international organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Žarko Obradović, Ambassador of the Republic

Klokić: Days of Srpska in Serbia Is Important for Unity and Sobornost of Serbian People

The Days of Srpska in Serbia is important for the unity and sobornost of the Serbian people on both sides of the Drina and a significant bridge of sincere cooperation between the Republic of Srpska and Serbia, said the special envoy of the President of the Republic of Srpska, Zlatan Klokić, at the closing of this event. Klokić, who is the Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation, pointed out that the Republic of Srpska

Guardian of Natural Resources for Future Investments - Novi Grad in Scanning RS Municipalities and Cities Project

The project of RS municipalities and cities scanning, implemented by the eKapija business portal in cooperation with the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, continues with the presentation of economic and development potentials of the municipality of Novi Grad. After Trebinje, Sokolac, Gradiška, Petrovo, Milići, Zvornik, Laktaši, Jezero, Vlasenica, also Novi Grad has obtained a digital, business ID card which includes and presents

Days of Srpska in Serbia – Subotica Free Zone Example for Republic of Srpska

Within the Days of Srpska in Serbia, the Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska, Zlatan Klokić, spoke with the officials of the city of Subotica about strengthening the cooperation between Subotica and Srpska and its cities and municipalities, to which the Subotica Free Zone was presented. Klokić’s meeting with the Mayor of Subotica, Stevan Bakić, and his colleagues was also attended

Delegation of the Ministry of European Integration and International Cooperation in Visit the City of Niš

On 13 September 2022, a delegation of the Republic of Srpska met with the mayor Dragana Sotirovski and her colleagues in the City Hall on the occasion of the tenth Days of Srpska in Serbia. ‘The meeting with the guests from the Republic of Srpska was an opportunity to exchange experiences, to hear their proposals, projects and examples of practice, and special emphasis was placed on economic

Discussed Strengthening of Čačak-Srpska Ties; Days of Srpska in Zrenjanin and Novi Sad

Within the Days of Srpska in Serbia, a delegation of the Republic of Srpska from the Ministry of European Integration and International Cooperation spoke in Čačak with the Deputy Mayor, Vladan Milić, and the Assistant Mayor, Miroslav Petković, about strengthening the ties between the city of Čačak and the Republic of Srpska. Republic of Srpska delegation at the reception in the Čačak city administration consisted of Nemanja Kovačević, Assistant

IDB: Promotion of Srpska’s Potential in Thessaloniki

A delegation of the Investment Development Bank of the Republic of Srpska is taking part in the prestigious 86th Thessaloniki International Fair, where it is presenting investment opportunities, potentials and projects of the Republic of Srpska and its local communities to institutions, businessmen and potential investors. During the Fair, a meeting was held with the Secretary General of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yannis Smirlis, who is also the president of the Greek Development Agency Enterprise Greece, whose

Serbian Language and Cyrillic - Foundation of Cultural and National Identity

The Serbian language and Cyrillic alphabet are the foundation of cultural and national identity, and protecting them is key to Serbian cultural survival, said the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska, Natalija Trivić, in Belgrade, at the Days of Srpska in Serbia. The tenth Days of Srpska in Serbia was ceremoniously opened in Belgrade. Trivić, who is participating in the panel

Days of Srpska in Serbia: Aim Is to Strengthen Ties between Serbian People on Both Sides of the Drina

The tenth Days of Srpska in Serbia were solemnly opened last night in Belgrade. The ceremony was attended by the highest representatives of Srpska and Serbia, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije, ministers of the two governments, army and police generals, academicians, prominent artists and businessmen. The event was officially opened by an appropriate oration of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Radovan Višković. Višković pointed out that

Expand Cooperation between Belgrade and Municipalities and Cities in Srpska

The Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Srebrenka Golić, and the Mayor of Belgrade, Aleksandar Šapić, agreed to expand the cooperation between the Serbian capital and cities and municipalities in Srpska. – That cooperation would take place in business, culture, sports and health and other areas. I introduced Šapić to the forms and types of cooperation that could be achieved, and also

Founding Assembly of Serbian Institute in Switzerland Held in Zurich

The founding assembly of the Serbian Institute in Switzerland was held last weekend in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Zurich, Switzerland. ‘The newly founded Serbian Institute in Switzerland is the outcome of a previously conceived idea to establish a scientific institution to deal with the matters of science, culture, history and art in the context of improving Serbian-Swiss relations. The Serbian Institute is legally independent,

Srbijada 2022 over Weekend in Ohio (USA)

This year’s traditional North American soccer clubs competition, Srbijada, will take place the coming weekend in Akron, Ohio. Srbijada is the largest gathering of North American Serbs, where, in addition to hundreds of players, thousands of Serbs from different cities, states and provinces of America and Canada gather to socialize and enjoy the competition and the local Serbian atmosphere

New Prosvjeta Serbian Schools throughout Austria

This year again, a large number of our children and youth in Austria are looking forward to the restart of operation of Prosvjeta’s Serbian language schools in this country, at the end of September. Many of our citizens, parents, grandparents, whole families are rejoicing with them, because it means that their children will not forget the Serbian language, that they will learn

Sajić: BiH Companies Promote Their Products at Munich Fair

BiH Consul General in Munich, Vera Sajić, believes that participation of companies from BiH at the textile fair Munich Fabric Start is an opportunity to promote their products on the foreign market, but also to make new business contacts and export contracts. – The products of these companies are already established as a good brand in our country and with their quality

Dodik: I Will Launch Initiative for Srpska and Serbia to Create National Identification Card

The Serb member of the BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik, said that the Republic of Srpska would launch initiative to issue a national identification card to all Serbs from Romania who identify with Srpska. – I will launch an initiative for the Republic of Srpska and Serbia to create a national identification card for all our people who identify with the Republic of Srpska in any

Dodik in Romania: EUR 100,000 Donated to Serbian School and Church

The Serb member of the BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik, is in Romania, where he met with representatives of Serbs and the president of the Union of Serbs in Romania and member of the Romanian Parliament, Ognjen Krstić. Dodik donated EUR 100,000 to the local school, church and Serbs’ Union, said the president of the Union, Ognjen Krstić. – It is an honor and a pleasure to be visited by a great

Dodik in Romania with Serb Representatives

The Serb member of the BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik, is visiting Romania. In Timisoara, Dodik met with representatives of Serbs and the president of the Union of Serbs in Romania and member of the Romanian Parliament, Ognjen Krstić. The Serb member of the BiH Presidency will visit the Timisoara Eparchy and its Metropolitan Cathedral. Before leaving for Romania, Dodik said that this visit

Serbian Schools at Only One Click Soon

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, announced that it would soon be possible to find the nearest Serbian school in the world with one click using an interactive map. ‘Many of you have asked me in the comments where you can find information about Serbian language schools abroad. We are currently working on

Man of God All Over Europe

Man of God, the film directed by Yelena Popović is coming to cinemas all over Europe at the beginning of September. The biographical drama about Saint Nectarios of Aegina will be screened in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg and Great Britain from 3 September through the distributor Helse Kulturverein. The film that leaves no one indifferent is a story of charity, faith, true kindness and hope. In

Culture and Serbian Documentary Evening at Ujan Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival

The 8th Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival held in Udjan, Armenia, featured a special program dedicated to Serbian documentary film and culture. ‘On this occasion, a delegation from Serbia visited Armenia at the invitation of the festival organizer and the famous Armenian director Garegin Zakoyan, and with the significant support of the Ministry of Culture and Information, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Yerevan’,

Serbian Community in Strasbourg Selflessly Contributes to Serbian Supplementary School Operation

‘One of the prerequisites for starting a school year in the supplementary education system is to provide the premises for work in each new school year. The Serbian community and its prominent individuals in the region and the diaspora contribute greatly to the successful operation, development and stability of the supplementary education, thus making a selfless and noble contribution to the preservation of the Serbian identity’, read the page of Serbian schools

Gouillon: Concluded Discussions on Involving More than 300 Students from Diaspora in Serbian Supplementary Education System

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, met at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development with Milan Pašić, Assistant Minister for Preschool and Primary Education. In a very meaningful conversation, important topics were raised about the intensification of cross-sectoral cooperation regarding improvement of educational programs abroad. ‘I have just concluded important

Order of Saint Sava for Borko Milošev from Pennsylvania

Yesterday, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije presented the Order of Saint Sava of the second degree to Borko Milošev from Allentown, Pennsylvania, as a recognition for his many years of selfless help in the construction of the Temple of Saint Nectarios of Aegina, in Subotica, and for the love he shows for the Church on all occasions. After the presentation of the Order, Patriarch Porfirije congratulated

Kočić’s Day Marked in Belgrade

Organized by Srpska’s Representative Office in Serbia and the Association of Writers of Serbia, the event Kočić’s Day in Belgrade brought together writers from the Republic of Srpska and Serbia who paid tribute to Petar Kočić at his grave at the New Cemetery and at the monument to the literary great in Čuburski Park. Writers Duško M. Petrović,

Filipović: In Austria We Have Business Community Committed to Supporting Development of Srpska

Mladen Filipović, head of the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria, points out that our business community in that country is successful and patriotically aware, and strongly committed to supporting the development and progress of the RS. ‘A large number of our people in Austria are highly qualified and well integrated. Those include both students who have completed their studies here and started

President Vučić with Young Athletes from Kosovo and Metohija, Republic of Srpska and Diaspora

The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, received about 180 young athletes from Kosovo and Metohija, the Republic of Srpska, and the diaspora, who are taking part in the Serbia is calling you 2022 camp, and said on that occasion that it was important to know which nation one belonged to, regardless of their country of residence. President Vučić said that this sports camp allowed young people

Heart of Licider Festival Ceremoniously Closed

The fifth day of the Licider Heart festival, 19 August 2022, included a folk dance playroom on the main city square in Užice and a pottery workshop in Zlakusa, where young participants had the opportunity to learn about the traditional way of making dishes. The closing ceremony was held in Partizan Square with fireworks and dancing of a big ersko kolo dance on

Serbian Kolo Conquers Crete

The days of Serbian culture in Crete continue. The Days of Serbian Culture in Crete, organized by the Serbian Association in Crete, are in full swing. On Tuesday, 16 August, the Days of Serbian Culture in Crete began in Heraklion in the presence of many officials from the local municipality and the outskirts of Crete, as well as the honorary consul of the Republic of Serbia in Crete, and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Office for the Diaspora

Licider Heart in Višegrad

The fourth day of the Licider Heart festival began on 18 August 2022 in Višegrad with a folk dance workshop held in Andrićgrad, followed by the Mayor of Višegrad Mladen Đurević’s traditional reception for the participants. The reception was attended by representatives of folk dance ensembles from Hungary, Turkey, Czech Republic, Greece, Serbia and Republic of Srpska, including also Srpska’s Representative Office in Serbia, organizers from the Era Association

Serbian Supplementary School Starts in Malta with over 170 Students

This autumn, Serbian language classes will start also in Malta. The classes have been established with the assistance of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, and starting from this school year they will be part of the system of our Ministry of Education. ‘During the first day of the professional seminar organized by the Serbian Language and Literature Society of Serbia in

Serbian Language Supplementary Schools in Spain

The project Serbian Language Creative Workshops for Children in Spain aims for the participants of the workshops, children up to the age of 18, to master as dynamically as possible the material provided by the curricula of the Ministry of Education for learning Serbian as a mother or native language. The planned workshops designed by professors and postgraduate students of the Faculty of Philology and Art Academies of the University of Belgrade follow the language

International Children’s Folk Dance Festival Licider Heart Opened in Užice

On 15 August 2022, the 14th International Children’s Folk Dance Festival Licider Heart was ceremoniously opened in Užice, and by Friday, 19 August, it will gather in Užice, Zlatibor and Višegrad around 1,000 participants from 11 countries, including three folk dance ensembles from the Republic of Srpska. During five days, children from Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine,

Jelena Jovanović: Greece Is Among Rare Countries Always Supporting Us Openly

The head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, Jelena Jovanović, said that cooperation between the two nations, that is, the two countries, was not only characterized by economic exchange, but also featured other forms of collaboration founded on long-standing shared history, tradition, religion, etc. – Although today we have good cooperation with some countries in terms of economic exchange, that cooperation stops when

Аustria-Srpska Economic Exchange at High Level

Despite the new circumstances, economic exchange between Austria and Republic of Srpska is at a very high level, as supported by the data that last year’s foreign trade amounted to BAM 519 million or BAM 81.7 million more than in 2020, said the head of the Srpska’s Representative Office in Austria, Mladen Filipović.

Cooperation Established Between Kruševac Elementary School Dragomir Marković and San Diego Serbian Language and Culture School

The Serbian Cultural Center of San Diego in the United States of America has existed since June 2019 and it was created as an expression of the need and desire of our people for an institution to nurture our tradition, language and heritage. The Center includes a Serbian Language and Culture School, which started operating on 20 January 2020 and is attended by students

34th Serbian Folkloric Festival Held in Sydney

Last weekend, the two-day 34th Serbian Folkloric Festival was held at the Bonnyrigg Serbian Center in Sydney, Australia. After a long break (of three years), the event gathered a large number of visitors from many places in Australia. Numerous events took place in the two days, and special attention was attracted by a concert of dancers from 17 cultural and artistic societies

Summer Festival Held in Stuttgart with Participation of Serb Associations

The city of Stuttgart summer festival was recently held in the capital of the province of Baden-Württemberg, where Serbs were presented among the numerous stands by representatives of three associations from this city: Morava, Sloga, and Serbian Center. From the very beginning of participation in this festival, Morava society members were present for all six days

Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy Stockholm Offers Four Theological Subjects Study in Serbian

Representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Copenhagen inform all those wishing to learn about the teachings of our Orthodox faith that they can apply for online studies at the Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy. ‘The Stockholm Theological Academy of Sankt Ignatios has arranged the opportunity to study four theological subjects in the Serbian language.

Natalija and Matej Stojanović and Leontina Stević from Paris Received Cyrillic Days International Exhibition Awards for Their Friends

The awards of the Cyrillic Days International Exhibition were ceremoniously presented to the students of the Serbian supplementary school in France ‘in the unique setting of the library in Bavanište, which, in addition to books, holds 60,000 children’s works from all over the world’, reads the page of the Serbian school in France, Italy and Slovenia. The first-prize winner Natalija Stojanović with her brother Matej and her friend Leontina Stević from Paris

Church Slava Celebrated and 30th Parish Anniversary Marked in Coober Pedy, Australia

The parish of St Elijah the Prophet celebrated its church slava and at the same time marked its thirty years of existence in Coober Pedy, Australia. The ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Australia, Rade Stefanović

Delegation of Serbia at World Conference of Cypriot Diaspora

The state secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nemanja Starović, and director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, participated in the World Conference of Overseas Cypriots held on 27 July 2022 in Limassol. State Secretary Starović reminded that closeness of the Serbian and Cypriot people was particularly founded on witnessing the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty

Final Play by Erlangen and Nuremberg Serbian Supplementary School Students

The students of supplementary classes in the Serbian language from Nuremberg and Erlangen and teacher Gordana Budiša in the German province of Bavaria wished farewell to their most senior schoolmates who had completed the eighth grade. As teacher Budiša points out, the joint final event, where certificates were presented to the 8th grade students, was held at the Cyril and Methodius Serbian Orthodox Church in Nuremberg.

Live Meeting Organized in Sens for Students Attending Online Classes in France

Summer holiday is underway for students of Serbian supplementary schools in France, and towards the end of the school year, the students who were attending online classes during the past school year had the opportunity to meet in person. ‘The occasion for this nice gathering was the presentation of report cards and commendation certificates. Although the students live in various parts of France, almost all of them

Filipović: Great Interest in Organic Products from Republic of Srpska in Austria

Mladen Filipović, the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, points out that there is a great interest in organic products from the Republic of Srpska at the Austrian market. Furthermore, according to him, it means a lot to our citizens living in Austria, that they have access to domestic products in that country. As he explains, in addition to quality and consumer habits, an important segment is brand’s emotional

Mlađen Cicović: We Never Needed Unity More

At the times in which we live and see what and where from is looming over and threatening Srpska and Serbia, I believe that we must voice more often and louder the more than ever needed unity, because indeed only unanimity and a firm belief in the strength of Serbian unanimity and unity can preserve us, not to say save us.

Dodik Visited Republic of Srpska Representation in Israel

The Serb member of the BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik, visited the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Israel. – The operation of the Representation is important for making the position of Srpska heard and for monitoring the political situation in the country. The purpose is to support projects of importance for the Republic of Srpska – said Dodik during his visit to Srpska’s Representation in Israel. The head of the Representation

Gouillon: It Is Not the Same to Be Serb in Banja Luka and Somewhere in FBiH

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Arnaud Gouillon, said that he was aware of the seizing of Serb property in the Federation of BiH, Croatia and Kosovo and Metohija, and that it was unconceivable and unacceptable that some Serb towns in the FBiH had no water. Gouillon noted that

Filipović: We Adapted To New Circumstances and Implemented Successfully Most Projects

Mladen Filipović, head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, says that the Representation adapted its operation to the new circumstances, and that most projects were implemented successfully. He notes that in a way one might say that the newly created situation related to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis has opened some new opportunities for our market. ‘For example, many

Serbian Language School Year Ended in Malta

The Serbian language school, organized by the Serbian Educational and Cultural Center of St. Helen of Anjou in Malta, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia – Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, has about 150 students at four locations: three in Malta and one in the island of Gozo. Certificates of successful attendance in the 2021/22 school year were recently awarded to

Nikola Tesla Day Celebrated at Niagara Falls and First Tesla Square Opened in North America

Nikola Tesla Day was celebrated throughout the territory of the Canadian province of Ontario (about 15 million inhabitants) for the first time, and in Niagara Falls for the 13th time. The first Tesla Square in North America was opened thanks to the hardworking and persistent representatives of the Serbian diaspora, who cherish the image and work of the great Nikola Tesla.

Serbian Folklore Youth Festival of Diaspora and Region Held in Slovenia – Wonderful Story in Three Days Full of Beautiful Impressions

The Serbian Folklore Youth Festival of the Diaspora and the Region was held in Slovenia in the first days of June, the first festival of its kind that demonstrated the skills, among other things, of young dancers from the Cultural and Artistic Society Branko Radičević from Vienna, the Cultural and Sports Community of Serbs from Salzburg, and Cultural and Artistic Society Nikola Tesla from Linz. The folklore ensemble Branko Radičević took to the festival

Union of Serbs of Slovenia Donated Books to This Year’s Graduates of Serbian School in Slovenia

This year again, the Union of Serbs of Slovenia donated books to the graduates of the Serbian Supplementary School in Slovenia. ‘The Union of Serbs of Slovenia strives to provide as much support as possible to the Serbian Supplementary School in Slovenia, both to its teachers and students. We consider the Supplementary School project in Slovenia to be quite important, I would say a strategic project. That is why we will try to

Decade of Zdravko Đekić Literary Association from Stuttgart

On the occasion of the jubilee, 10 years of existence and operation of the literary association Zdravko Đekić from Waiblingen, German province of Baden-Württemberg, November will see a presentation of a jubilee book, which will include the works of 10 association members as well as those by the late Zdravko Đekić, and poems by 22 poets from other associations, who applied to the competition announced by this association. The management

Vučić: Protect Serbian Language and Cyrillic Script

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, hosted Serb children from Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary in Belgrade, telling them that they had something to be proud of and that they should protect Serbian language, especially the Cyrillic script. – Regardless of some in the region seeing the Cyrillic script as hieroglyphics, we know how perfect it is and how much

Vidovdan Bells in Nice Bring Together Serbs, French and Diplomats

For the first time, Serbs in Nice, Serbs gathered around the Serbian-French Association from that city, organized a big Vidovdan celebration on the Côte d'Azur. The celebration was open to all – Serbs, the hosts, as well as all those living in this area. The event titled Vidovdan Bells aimed not only to mark this great holiday,

Nikola Tesla Day Flag Ceremoniously Raised at Niagara Falls

In the presence of the Mayor of Niagara, Jim Diodati, City Council representative Wayne Thompson, priest Milorad Delić, and representatives of the Nikola Tesla Serbian School, the Nikola Tesla Day flag was ceremoniously raised in front of the Niagara Falls City Hall. The flag raising heralds the 13th consecutive Nikola Tesla Day in Niagara Falls on 10 July 2022 (Sunday) at 5 p.m. Source: RASEJANJE.INFO Photo:

Cvijanović at Serbian-Slovenian Econimic Fair: Economic Cooperation is Key to Economic Development

On the second day of her visit to Slovenia, the President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, attended the ceremonial opening of the Serbian-Slovenian Economic Fair in Ljubljana and said that dynamic economic cooperation was key to the economic development of all countries in the region. Cvijanović noted that Republic of Srpska’s economic cooperation with Serbia, as well as with Slovenia, had been increasingly successful and meaningful year after year, as evidenced by

Cvijanović in Slovenia: Our Diaspora Gathered Around Common Values

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, is visiting Slovenia. Cvijanović attended the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Serbian educational society Nikola Tesla Postojna. – It is always nice to see our compatriots in the diaspora, gathered around common values, tradition and culture. This is one of our most active societies in Slovenia, which has been contributing to the preservation

Young People Continuing Tradition

One of the oldest Serb clubs in Austria, Vidovdan from Linz, celebrated the eponymous Slava. After a long interruption mainly due to the pandemic, the members and friends of this club gathered in the premises of the association to celebrate the important day. Representatives of the associations Nikola Tesla and Gornjak also attended. Protoiereus Stavrophore Dragan consecrated the Slava cake together with deacon Đorđije Mićić

Vidovdan Celebration in Rotterdam

Last weekend, the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Parish Rotterdam organized a solemn celebration of the great Serbian holiday, Vidovdan in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. ‘In the presence of numerous invitees and guests, with an appropriate cultural and artistic program, the Serbian community of the Netherlands paid tribute to the Great Martyr Tsar Lazar and all Serbs who had sacrificed their lives throughout history for the freedom of their people’, said

Vidovdan Academy in Stuttgart

Although the students of supplementary classes in the Serbian language in the province of Baden-Württemberg were diligently celebrating the greatest Serbian holiday – Vidovdan also in the years of the pandemic, the Vidovdan academies were lacking for justified reasons. To the joy of all students, their parents, teachers and all Serbs in Baden-Württemberg, this great date will be celebrated once again in the most solemn way. The Vidovdan Academy will be

Serbian Culture Days Opened in Vienna

The Serbian Days of Culture opened in Vienna on 27 July 2022, organized by the Integration and Cultural Association Fokus from Vienna. The participants include the Crvena ruža (red rose) women’s association from Gradiška. The event will last until 2 July and include a diverse cultural program held at various locations in Vienna. Source and photo: Republic of Srpska Representative Office in

Vučić: No One Can Break Serbian National Unity; Srpska’s Highest Officials at Reception

The Palace of Serbia hosted a ceremony on the occasion of Vidovdan decorations awarding and inauguration of President Aleksandar Vučić in his second term. The ceremony was attended, among others, by the highest officials of Srpska: President Želјka Cvijanović, Serb member of BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik, and Prime Minister of Srpska Radovan Višković. Vučić told Serbs in the Republic of Srpska, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Croatia, and everywhere

22nd Homeland Assembly Held in Bukovac

The Homeland Assembly, organized by the Manjača Homeland Association from Bukovac and the Union of Krajina Associations from Novi Sad, was held on 25 June 2022 in Selište, Bukovac near Novi Sad. The event was attended by Aleksandar Vulin, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Miloš Vučević, Mayor of Novi Sad, and Mlađen Cicović, Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia. The Homeland Assembly

Vienna Representation will Continue to Support Serb Clubs

New premises have been opened in Linz, to be used by the Association of Serb Clubs in Upper Austria for its activities, announced Srpska’s Representative Office in Vienna noting that they will continue to support Serb clubs and associations throughout Austria in implementing their programs and contacts with local communities and institutions in this country. The common

Serbian Kolo Series Filmed in Washington

Portion of project filming for the Serbian Kolo documentary film and series directed by Željko Mirković was completed last week in Washington, says the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. The filming was organized with the support and organization of the Opančići Serbian Cultural Center from Washington and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the United States. The project was filmed in front of the White House,

Investment Potentials of Srpska Presented

A presentation of an extensive five thousand pages long investment cadaster of data from all cities and municipalities of the Republic of Srpska to Austrian businessmen and business diaspora, and a visit by bankers and investors from Tyrol to the Republic of Srpska in the coming ten days are only some of the outcomes of the two-day visit by representatives of the Srpska Investment Development Bank to Vienna.

IDB Delegation in Vienna - Enhanced Cooperation to Attract Foreign Investors

A delegation of the Republic of Srpska Investment Development Bank and head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Vienna, Mladen Filipović, exchanged opinions on the possibilities and forms of future enhanced cooperation to attract foreign investors, given the mutual goal to strengthen business environment in Srpska. IDB representatives informed Filipović about the investment profiles of Srpska and its municipalities and cities

Excursion of Prosvjeta’s Serbian Language School

From 16 to 19 June 2022, the students of the Prosvjeta’s Serbian Language School from Vienna visited Banja Luka. The students are delighted with the hospitality of the people of Banja Luka, and grateful to the Prosvjeta school’s teachers for making this unforgettable experience possible. After the two-year interruption due to the pandemic, an excursion to Banja Luka was finally planned and held. This fun and educational excursion aimed to

Viennese Promotion of Srpska’s Potentials

With a two-day visit to Vienna starting today, the Republic of Srpska Investment Development Bank will continue its activities of intensive promotion of investment profiles of the municipalities, cities and overall Republic of Srpska. Today and on Wednesday, 22 June, the IDB delegation headed by the acting director, Dražen Vrhovac, will have several meetings with representatives of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, business diaspora, and about 40 Austrian businessmen. The meetings were organized with

Gouillon: We Are Ready to Help Serbs Preserve Their Identity

The Director of the Serbian Government’s Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, met with Serb representatives in North Macedonia and expressed the Directorate’s readiness to support their efforts to preserve their identity in that country by project co-financing. Gouillon also met with the mayor of Kumanovo, Maksim Dimitrijevski, and discussed support to the Serbian

Serbian Language Lectorate Established in Ljubljana

Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, Ivana Živančević Sekeruš, and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana, Mojca Schlamberger Brezer, signed a cooperation agreement establishing the Serbian Language Lectorate in Ljubljana, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is the first time such a lectorate opens in Slovenia. The signing of the agreement was preceded by lengthy negotiations.

Republic of Srpska Prime Minister Radovan Višković Spoke with Corfu Mayor, Meropi Ydraiou

During a several-day visit to Greece, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Radovan Višković, spoke yesterday in the city of Corfu with its Mayor, Meropi Ydraiou. The meeting discussed further strengthening and deepening of friendly and cultural and historical ties between the Serbian and Greek people, and expressed mutual interest in cooperation in various fields, with an emphasis on education and tourism.

Milimir Vujadinović: We Write History with Projects

It is evident that people in the Republic of Srpska and FBiH notice and feel Serbia’s constant care for the position of the Serbian people because investments cannot be denied, nor can the efforts to protect Serb property. We also listen to representatives of associations, all with the sole purpose of helping our compatriots while in no way harming others. This is a statement for Glas by the chairman of

Reception in the Eparchy of Austria-Switzerland

On 9 June 2022, Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland hosted a reception in Vienna for the producers of the documentary Jeni – a Little Light from the West: Nataša Kulašinac, director of the Istočno Sarajevo Main Library, Snježan Lalović, director of the Republic of Srpska Cinematheque, and academician Mirko Šošić, editor of the book Pale War Diary 1993-1995, which was made into the film. The reception was also attended by

Višković Visited Serbian House in Corfu

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Radovan Višković, visited the Serbian House in Corfu today. Višković visited the museum exhibition Serbs in Corfu 1916-1918. On that occasion, he pointed out that his visit to the island of Corfu was an opportunity to see what our ancestors had survived and what they had had to go through so that we could enjoy

Cooperation Agreement between Istočno Sarajevo Main Library and Austrian Prosvjeta Signed in Vienna

An agreement on cooperation between the Istočno Sarajevo Main Library and Serbian Cultural and Educational Society Prosvjeta Austria was signed yesterday in the premises of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Vienna. The agreement signed by Nataša Kulašinac, the director of the Istočno Sarajevo Main Library, and Marko Sarić, the president of the Austrian Prosvjeta, was implemented with the support of the Republic of Srpska Representation in Austria, and

Austrian Premiere of Film about Jeni Ligtenberg

Last night, Vienna hosted the Austrian premiere of the documentary film Jeni – a Little Light from the West, directed by Slobodan Simojlović. Numerous prominent representatives of the Serbian community in Vienna attended the screening of the film dedicated to the Dutchwoman Jeni Ligtenberg, who was on a humanitarian mission in Pale during the last war in BiH. The film is based on the book Pale War Diary 1993-1995

UCC RS Doctors to Be Educated in Austria Again From Autumn

The meeting between the director general of the University Clinical Center of the Republic of Srpska (UCC RS), Vlado Đajić, and doctor of the AKH clinic in Vienna, Peter Frigo, agreed on continuing the cooperation between the two health institutions, and education of doctors from Banja Luka in Austria to continue in September. The meeting was attended by the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, Mladen Filipović, and Banja Luka doctor

Three-Month Serbian Language and Culture Course Successfully Completed!

In cooperation with the City of Thessaloniki, the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece organized free classes of Serbian language and culture, which have been successfully completed after three months. A small celebration was organized on that occasion, where the head of the Representation, Jelena Jovanović, handed symbolic letters of appreciation to all attendees. The celebration included a music program where all attendees

Traditional Kozarans Meeting in Belgrade

The traditional meeting of the people of Kozara in Belgrade held last night in the House of the Serbian Army gathered numerous admirers of the Kozara epic, representatives of the cities of Banja Luka, Novi Sad, the diaspora, the municipalities of Kozarska Dubica and Novi Grad. – The Association of Kozarans gathers people who affirm and preserve their tradition and culture and who work to strengthen the unity of the Serbian people together with the Republic of Srpska and the diaspora

Đajić Awarded Gold Plaque in Austria

The Director General of the University Clinical Center of the Republic of Srpska, Vlado Đajić, received a gold plaque in Austria for successful cooperation and special contribution and affirmation of the Serb community in Vienna, awarded by the Association of Serbian Clubs in Vienna. Together with the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, Mladen Filipović, Serbian ambassador to Austria, Nebojša Rodić, president of the Association of Serbian

Serb Children in Đevrske Learn Their Mother Tongue

The Serb village of Đevrske, municipality of Kistanje, Dalmatia, started a Serbian language school, which is attended by about thirty children. Thirty-two-year-old Sava Vojnović, president of the Association Naša kuća (our house) from Đevrske is the most deserving for affording the opportunity to Serb children to study their mother tongue outside school activities. – We recognized the need of our children. Most of them come from Đevrske, but there are also

Days of Serbian Culture – Desanka’s Days Held in Lugano, Switzerland

The Days of Serbian Culture – Desanka’s Days were held in Lugano, Switzerland, organized by the Serbian Cultural Association Desanka Maksimović from Lugano. Among others, the third secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Bern, Stefan Zlatanov, greeted the present guests. He emphasized the importance of Serbian-Swiss friendship and spoke about the position of the Serbian diaspora in Switzerland. He also devoted special

First Serbian Primary School Outside Vukovar Opened in Croatia

The first Serbian school for primary school children in Croatia outside Vukovar was opened in Đevrske near Knin, the humanitarian organization 28 June announced. The school will be attended by 30 pupils. Children from Đevrske will learn Serbian language and history at the school, as well as Cyrillic script and everything related to the culture and tradition of the Serbian people, 28 ...

Stefan Takov Won Gold at European Taekwondo Championships

Serbian national taekwondo team member, Stefan Takov, won a gold medal at the European Championships in Manchester. Takov won the gold medal in the under-74 kg category on the fourth day of the European Senior Championships in Manchester. He defeated Mehdi Jermami of France in the first round. In the following match, his opponent was top-seed Daniel Barrera Quesada of Spain, whom...

Another 15 Scholarships Covering 50 Percent of Tuition Fees for Students from Republic of Srpska

For the second consecutive year, the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, Jelena Jovanović, and representative of City College Nikos Zacharis, the head of the Career Employability & Enterprise Centre, signed a Cooperation Protocol providing for 15 scholarships to students from the Republic of Srpska at the University of York & City College which cover 50 percent of tuition fees, more specifically five scholarships for undergraduate studies...

Prosvjeta School’s Unforgettable Gathering of Children and Parents in Vienna

On Saturday, 14 May 2022, in the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Vienna, the Serb Educational and Cultural Association Prosvjeta Austria and the Association for Culture Word – Color – Tone organized a Poetry afternoon for children and adults, with a guest from Serbia, the poet Svetlana Spajić. The event, which gathered a large number of children and their families, was organized with the great

Minister Klokić in Zurich at Business Diaspora Summit

SUMMIT 2022, the summit of business diaspora, was officially opened on 13 May 2022, with the participation of the top leadership of the Government of the Republic of Srpska, including the Prime Minister Radovan Višković and Minister Zlatan Klokić. Within the summit, at the meeting with the Ambassadors of BiH and Serbia to Switzerland, Boro Bronza and Goran Bradić, the ministers of the Government of the Republic of Srpska Zlatan Klokić

Tegeltija Visited St. Luke’s Church in Washington

The Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Zoran Tegeltija, visited St. Luke’s Church in Washington yesterday. Tegeltija attended the liturgy and met with the clergy and the diaspora. BiH Ambassador to the United States Bojan Vujić also attended the liturgy. Source and photo: RTRS

Višković with Investors in Zurich: Numerous Advantages of Investing in Srpska

The Government of the Republic of Srpska will continue to support and help development projects of importance for the population in all local communities in Srpska, and will provide all necessary support to future investors through the Investment Directorate, announced Prime Minister Radovan Višković. Within the Fourth International Diaspora Fair, currently held in Zurich, Višković spoke in separate meetings with diaspora businessmen

Višković: Republic of Srpska Is Fertile Ground for Diaspora Investments

The Republic of Srpska has comparative advantages and can offer our people in the diaspora to make profit by investing in Srpska, said Radovan Višković, the Prime Minister of Srpska, opening the Fourth International Diaspora Fair in Zurich today. – We have stimulating tax rates, energy sources, and the Government stands ready to offer the investors, subject to their investment,

Fourth Serbian Diaspora Business Forum Open; Višković and Đokić Attending

The Fourth Serbian Diaspora Business Forum was open in Zurich. This two-day gathering is an opportunity for cooperation between Swiss and Serbian businessmen and exchange of experiences in the field of information technology, energy, real estate, and medicine. A fair will also be held, presenting entrepreneurs from Switzerland, Republic of Srpska and Serbia, and seven local communities from Srpska. The summit will be attended by

Zurich: 4th Serbian Diaspora Business Forum

The Fourth Serbian Diaspora Business Forum will open in Zurich today. This two-day gathering is an opportunity for cooperation between Swiss and Serbian businessmen and exchange of experiences in the field of information technology, energy, real estate, and medicine. A fair will also be held, presenting entrepreneurs from Switzerland, Republic of Srpska and Serbia, and seven local communities from Srpska.

Minister Rajčević at Expert Conference in Linz

The Institute of the Regions of Europe (IRE) organized the third expert conference on Digitalization: New Power for the Regions, in Linz. The introductory panel was attended by the Minister of Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society in the Government of the Republic of Srpska, Srđan Rajčević, who spoke about the prospects of digitalization in the Republic of Srpska and BiH

International Taekwon-Do Tournament Held in Thessaloniki

From 6 to 8 May, Thessaloniki hosted the World King of Taekwon-Do international taekwon-do tournament, which is considered the strongest club tournament in the world in the version of the ITF – International Taekwon-Do Federation. Over 1,000 competitors from 100 clubs from all over the world took part in the tournament. This year,

Best Work Selected on Topic Srpska in the Heart (PHOTO)

The first contest organized by the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece on the occasion of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Srpska, on the theme Srpska in the Heart, received 99 papers from all over our country. Students of secondary schools and final years of elementary schools demonstrated enviable knowledge of the history and culture of their homeland, which, along with the necessary writing talent,

SASA Launching Large-Scale Research on Serbian Language in Public Speech

The research team of the Institute for the Serbian Language of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts /SASA/ is launching a large-scale research on the use of the Serbian language in public speech in the media, politics and on social networks. A three-year scientific project Public Discourse in Serbia is being launched and it will examine, for the first time, in a scientific manner, the language used in public address from

Patriarch Porfirije with Preschoolers and Nemanjići Trivia Quiz Participants

The Third International Competition Nemanjići ended in Kruševac team winning and elementary school pupils from Dvorovi near Bijeljina taking second place. The elementary school teams from Banja Luka and Bijeljina ranked among the top eight. Vukovar schoolchildren were best ranked competitors from the diaspora. Today, they attended the liturgy in the Temple of Saint Sava, served by Patriarch Porfirije.

Dvorovi Schoolchildren among the Best in Nemanjići Trivia Quiz

Schoolchildren from Dvorovi near Bijeljina demonstrated enviable knowledge of history in Čačak, at the final competition of the Nemanjići International Trivia Quiz on the topic Famous Serbs, where they took second place. Among the contestants from Serbia and Republic of Srpska in this group, the Kruševac team Nemanjina družina (Nemanja’s fellowship) took first place, while the knowledge of pupils of the Radojka Lakić Elementary School from Belgrade ranked them third.

Serbian Supplementary School in Slovenia Opens Competition for Most Beautiful Easter Tradition

After holding a competition with great success for the first time last year, the teaching staff of the Serbian Supplementary School in Slovenia announced a new, Easter art competition 2022. This year’s competition is titled The Most Beautiful Easter Tradition. ‘This year, we will select the most beautiful illustration of an Easter tradition in the Easter Competition Facebook group (ВАСКРШЊИ КОНКУРС), where works will be posted and available for voting from 21 to 25

Folklore Festival in Austria – Vienna SCC Stevan Mokranjac Win

The 37th Austrian Festival of Serbian Folklore was held in Schwechat near Vienna. The organizer was the Austrian Association of Serbian Folklore, whose representatives were overjoyed for being able to hold the festival after a two-year interruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 700 participants and about 3,000 visitors.

Literary Contest Srpska in the Heart

99 works from all over our republic were sent in for literary contest on the topic Srpska in the Heart organized on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Srpska. Eligible participants were students of secondary schools and 8th and 9th grades of elementary schools from the Republic of Srpska. Best works will be selected by Serbian language professor Biljana

Tesla’s Battle for Young Members

The largest Serb club in Upper Austria, the Serbian sport and culture club Nikola Tesla from Linz, held a regular assembly and elected a new board of directors, headed by the president. After more than three hours of debate, Radenko Drinić, who had headed this association twice already, was unanimously elected president. Decision was made also about the

Saint Sava Charter Presented to Emir Kusturica in Belgrade

The celebrated director Emir Kusturica was presented the Saint Sava Charter of the Serbian Educational and Cultural Society Prosvjeta Belgrade in the crypt of the Temple of Saint Sava in Belgrade. This recognition was awarded to Kusturica for his exceptional contribution to the development of Serbian culture and art. Prosvjeta was founded 120 years ago by Serbs in BiH, with the objective to preserve the Saint Sava tradition – language, script, church, culture and customs

Serbian Flag Is the Prettiest in the World – Based on One Million People Poll Results

In a poll on the Ranker website which covered more than a million people, the Serbian flag was voted the prettiest in the world. On the ranking list of the fifty prettiest, the Serbian flag came first. Deacon Hajji Nenad Jovanović, one of our best heraldists, pointed out that the first flag noted in a historical source related to

Cicović: Tourism Economy Needs to Catch up with Global Trends

The head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, said that tourism economy needed to catch up with global trends, which is why everyone in Srpska had to make full contribution in order to achieve that goal. After visiting the Republic of Srpska exhibitors at the 43rd International Tourism Fair in Belgrade, Cicović pointed out that he

Gouillon at UNS Media Conference: Supplementary Schools Preserve Serbian Language in Diaspora

The eleventh media conference of the diaspora and Serbs in the region was dedicated to the topic ‘Our role in preserving the Serbian linguistic and cultural identity’. The conference was organized by the Journalists’ Association of Serbia with the support of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a combined online and live format, at the premises of UNS Press Center in Belgrade.

Prosvjeta Vienna – New President, Same Goals

On Saturday, 19 March, the ceremonial hall of the St. Sava Church in Vienna accommodated the Fifth regular electoral assembly of the Board of the Serbian Educational and Cultural Society Prosvjeta in Austria. The hall was full, all reports and plans were published and approved, work results were summarized, awards were presented, and the Management was reinvigorated. At this assembly, after more than ten years since its founding,

Banja Luka Students Clashed Views and Ideas with Colleagues from Serbia and Slovenia

Students of the Faculty of Political Science (FPS) and the Faculty of Law of the University of Banja Luka (UNIBL) took part in the 14th regional seminar for political science students, held on Zlatibor from 5 to 8 March. According to Ljubiša Aćimović, president of the FPS Student Club, during these four days they had the opportunity to participate in workshops in the field of digital communications,

Vučić Received Serbian Children: Love Will Always Welcome You Here

President Aleksandar Vučić received children of Serb nationality from the region today, and told them that Serbia was their country, their own territory where they would always be welcomed by love, wherever they came from. Vučić received the children who came to the capital of Serbia from Croatia, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Bosnia

Scholarship Competetion for Young Members of Serbian National Community from Countries in The Region

With its policy of good neighborly relations and openness towards equal cooperation with all countries in the region, the Republic of Serbia is permanently interested in the free development of the Serbian national community in neighboring countries. Pursuant to the Law on the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, the phrase ‘Serbs from the region’ means members of the Serbian people living in the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Croatia,

Video Meeting With Writers from Republic of Srpska Held at Mayakovsky Library

On 26 February 2022, a video meeting with contemporary writers from the Republic of Srpska – Sanja Savić Milosavljević and Vesna Kapor – was held at the Mayakovsky library in St. Petersburg. The event was organized by the Republic of Srpska Representation in the Russian Federation. The meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere, the writers talked about their lives, creative path and plans for the future, answered

Republic of Srpska's 30th Birthday Celebrated in Rotterdam

The Republic of Srpska celebrated its 30th birthday. On the occasion of the Day of the Republic of Srpska, the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Brussels in cooperation with the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Rotterdam held the celebration for the second time on Sunday, 20 February, to gather our people and celebrate this great event. The celebration was attended by the Republic of Srpska representative from Brussels

Klokić: Significant Marking of Srpska Jubilee in Belgrade

The Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska, Zlatan Klokić, said that it was of great significance that the jubilee – 30th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Srpska – was solemnly marked in Belgrade, thus continuing the tradition that was briefly interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. – This is a date that is very significant for

30 Years Today, Republic of Srpska Adopted Constitution

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska, a public discussion on ‘30 years since the adoption of the first Constitution of the Republic of Srpska: fighting the evil spirit of the abolition of the Republic of Srpska with the letter of the Constitution’ was held in the Belgrade City Assembly. The invitees and guests were addressed by the Presidents of the Parliaments of Srpska and Serbia, Nedeljko Čubrilović and Ivica Dačić, and Head of the Representation, Mlađan Cicović. Professors and analysts from Srpska and Serbia participated in the discussion.

Public Discussion on 28 February in Belgrade on Occasion of 30th Anniversary of Constitution of the Republic of Srpska

On 28 February at 17.00, in the Old Palace, Belgrade City Assembly, main entrance, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska, the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Serbia organizes a thematic public discussion on ‘30 years since the adoption of the first Constitution of the Republic of Srpska: fighting the evil spirit of the abolition of the Republic of Srpska with the letter of the Constitution’. This year’s jubilee celebration of 28 February – the day of the proclamation

Most Conference Is Step towards Raising Awareness of Serb People Unity

The student conference Most on Zlatibor is another step towards raising awareness of the unity of the Serb people, said tonight Rado Bjelica, a former Republic of Srpska student in Serbia, addressing the conference participants on behalf of the Serb member of the BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik. Bjelica noted that young people were the backbone of the vitality of every nation, a generator of ideas, and energy

Čubrilović at Days of Republic of Srpska in Banat

The President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska, Nedeljko Čubrilović, currently in Kikinda, attending the Days of the Republic of Srpska in Banat, said that marking the 30th birthday of the Republic of Srpska was very significant, especially there, where a large number of Serbs who had fled Krajina lived. He thanked the homeland associations in Banat for the invitation to attend the Days of the Republic of Srpska in

Filipović: Austrian Interest in Organic Products

This year, the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria will continue to develop the strategy for promoting Srpska’s tourism potential, as well as domestic, organic products, which enjoy great interest on the Austrian market, notes the Head of this Representation, Mladen Filipović. Filipović says that there are plans to present a concept of promoting domestic, organic products in Vienna, on the model of Krajina House and Herzeg

Gouillon Received Srpska Students Studying in Serbia

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs students from the Republic of Srpska who are acquiring their academic titles in the motherland Serbia. – I enjoyed talking to them, I listened to their ideas, and confirmed the support of the Directorate for their future projects. The first project to follow will take place this weekend

Gouillon Invited Serbs to Nurture Their Mother Language

On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, celebrated today, the Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, invites the Serbs scattered around the world to preserve their identity by speaking Serbian with their children and enrolling them in supplementary Serbian language schools. During the past year, the Administration was particularly involved in their opening and operation.

Tegeltija: Diaspora Interested in Cooperation with Republic of Srpska

The Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Zoran Tegeltija, said today in Munich that he was satisfied with the great interest of the diaspora to be actively involved in the economic and business development and life of the Republic of Srpska. – It was an honor for me to visit the Serbian church community in Munich today, to meet with the faithful and priests, and to speak about all their

Mexico City Landmarks in Republic of Serbia Flag Colors

On the occasion of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia, in the evening of that very day, the colors of the Serbian tricolor illuminated the landmarks of Mexico City, one of the largest metropolises in the world. ‘This wonderful gesture once again confirmed the decades-long strong friendship and closeness that exists between Serbia and Mexico,’ announced the Serbian Embassy in Mexico. The event was organized in

Niagara Falls in Serbian Flag Color

With 12,600 led light bulbs and 1,400 modulators, Niagara Falls were illuminated in the colors of the Serbian flag again this year. Owing to the successful cooperation between the two countries, Serbia and Canada, on the occasion of the Serbian Statehood Day, at 10.45 pm Canadian time, the Serbian flag illuminated the place where the first Tesla’s power plant was built. The most deserving for the realization is master of light Slobodan Marin

Dodik: Serbs Have Two States – Srpska and Serbia

The Serb member of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, said today in Orašac that the Day of the Statehood of Serbia was seen as a joint holiday in the Republic of Srpska. – In the Republic of Srpska, we celebrate this day as our own. We look at Serbia as the motherland. Serbia gives us guarantees and refuge, Serbia is here to offer us comfort, help, encouragement, incentive, and

Cvijanović: President Vučić, You Honor Me and Srpska

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Želјka Cvijanović, was awarded the Order of Serbia on the ribbon today on the occasion of Sretenje – the Day of the Statehood of Serbia. The Order was presented to the President of Srpska in Belgrade by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, at the ceremony of awarding Sretenje decorations. The President thanked Vučić for this high decoration, saying that she would wear the Order with great pride starting today. – For

Gouillon: We Are Active in Protecting Minority Rights of Serbian People

The thirteenth Conference of Serbian National Organizations from the Countries of the Region was held at the Matica Srpska in Novi Sad. The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, said that during the preceding year the Directorate had supported numerous projects in the fields of economy, culture and language with 44 million dinars, which were implemented by organizations of Serbs from

Biseri Cultural and Artistic Society – Serbian Tradition Guardians in Paris

Members of the cultural and artistic society Biseri from the town of Drancy near Paris have been demonstrating for years how to preserve our tradition and folk dances far from the homeland, and love for dancing and Serbia has triumphed over the coronavirus pandemic that was preventing their gathering. The president of the Society, Goran Jablanović, told Tanjug that the cultural and artistic society

Documentary Film Tesla Nation on US Public Broadcasting Service

The feature-length documentary Tesla Nation directed by Željko Mirković will premiere on the US public broadcasting service PBS, on Cleveland’s WVIZ World channel, on 16 February at 7 pm, to honor the Serbian Statehood Day, the producers announced. The narrator of the work and playing the role of Nikola Tesla in the feature segment is our actor who has lived in the USA for two decades –

Diaspora Is Returning Home

More and more returnees to Serbia from Canada, America and Australia In October 2021, the number of Serbs in the diaspora recorded a decrease by 92,000 citizens compared to the same period preceding year, and the positive trend of return of our people from abroad is especially evident in the young and highly educated, whose return was accelerated by good business opportunities in Serbia, in addition to the epidemic.

Another Successful Cooperation between Republic of Srpska Representation and City of Thessaloniki

Also this year, the Lifelong Learning Department of the Municipal Directorate of Education of the City of Thessaloniki, in cooperation with the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, is organizing a free Serbian language learning program for beginners (level A1) from March to June 2022, lasting a total of forty-eight (48) hours. Registration for the course starts on 14 February at 09:00

Session of Serbia-North Macedonia Intergovernmental Mixed Commission for National Minorities

The State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nemanja Starović, co-chaired today a session of the Intergovernmental Mixed Commission for National Minorities with North Macedonia. Held for the first time after 17 years, the session was dedicated to discussing the position of the Serb community in North Macedonia and the Macedonian national minority in Serbia, and ways for their improvement. The Secretary of State assessed

Day of Republic of Srpska Celebrated in Stuttgart

The Day of the Republic of Srpska was celebrated in Stuttgart, organized by the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in the capital of Baden-Württemberg. ‘I feel great satisfaction and pride when I see that our diaspora is also celebrating the Day of the Republic of Srpska with great love, even though they are so far from the motherland,’ said the Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation, Zlatan Klokić. The birthday of the Republic of Srpska

Cvijanović: Diaspora Is Important Resource and Great Development Opportunity for Srpska

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, and representatives of Srpska’s diaspora associations in Switzerland stated at today’s meeting in Zurich that the diaspora was an important resource and a great development opportunity for the Republic of Srpska and that there was huge room for further institutional connections, and for development of economic and business ties. The President of Srpska informed her interlocutors about the current

Cvijanović Meets Serb Diaspora Associations in Switzerland

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, is currently in Switzerland, where she met with the associations bringing together the Serb diaspora in this country. – Gratitude to the diaspora representatives for the constructive conversation and commitment to the Republic of Srpska. The diaspora is an important resource and a great development opportunity for the Republic of Srpska, and we stated at the meeting that there was mutual commitment to additional institutional connections and

Cvijanović Meets Children in Zurich Holy Trinity Church

During her visit to Zurich, the President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, met today with children in the Church of the Holy Trinity. – A very dear meeting in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Zurich, with children who have nurtured our tradition and identity in this area since they were little – the President of Srpska wrote on Instagram. Cvijanović is in Zurich to celebrate the Day

Day of Republic of Srpska Celebrated in Switzerland

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, is currently in Switzerland, attending the celebration of the Day of the Republic of Srpska, organized by the Serb community in this country. The celebration started with the liturgy and breaking of the slava bread in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Zurich. – I am happy to be here today and to have the opportunity to participate with our people in the celebration

Shared Goal to Preserve Cultural and National Identity of Serbian People

On 2 February 2022, the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska, Natalija Trivić, had a working meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Culture and Information, Maja Gojković, where readiness was expressed to further strengthen endeavors to expand cooperation, joint program activities and events in order to preserve Serbian culture, tradition and language. Gojković and Trivić

30 years of Republic of Srpska in the United States

Serbian community of Milwaukee, United States of America, celebrated the thirtieth birthday of the Republic of Srpska. About 500 guests attended the central ceremony, including special guests: Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Washington Obrad Kesić, Serbian Consul in Chicago Milan Varadinović, and first counselor of the Serbian Embassy in Washington Jovana Nedić, as well as

Invitation for Srpska Pupils and Students to St. Petersburg History and Culture Olympiad

The Republic of Srpska Representative Office in the Russian Federation invites pupils and students from the Republic of Srpska aged 14-18 who are studying Russian to participate in the Olympiad in History and Culture of St. Petersburg. The Olympiad will be held remotely from 7 February to 24 April 2022. Participation is free. The language of the Olympiad is Russian. The organizer is the Petrograd

Cvijanović at St. Sava Academy in Skopje: Peace and Regional Stability Are What We Strive For

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Želјka Cvijanović, pointed out that Srpska wanted to strengthen institutional cooperation with North Macedonia, and expressed confidence that Serbian community in this country could be a strong link for further connecting the institutions, as well as businessmen, artists, academic communities, athletes and many others. Addressing tonight’s St. Sava Academy at the Macedonian National Theater

President of Srpska Visits Cultural and Artistic Society Srpski Vez

After the meeting with the Mayor of Kumanovo, Maksim Dimitrievski, the President of the Republic of Srpska, Želјka Cvijanović, spent time socializing with the members of the Cultural and Artistic Society Srpski Vez. A pleasant cultural and artistic program was prepared for the delegation from the Republic of Srpska led by the President. As a reminder, the President of the Republic of Srpska, Želјka Cvijanović, is on a two-day official visit to North Macedonia. In Skopje, she will meet with the President

Legal Assistance and Information Provided to FBiH Serbs to Prevent Property Seizure

Belgrade hosted a presentation of the activities of the Office for Legal Assistance to Serbs Claiming the Right to Real Estate in the Federation of BiH, and the Srpska zemlja portal. Serbs from the Federation can now obtain information about their rights more easily and take active involvement in order to prevent the cantonal and federal authorities from permanently seizing their property, without their knowledge, in a non-transparent process of establishing new land

Stanojević: Diaspora Can Break the Blockades on What is Important for Srpska

The President of the Assembly of the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Dragan Stanojević, said that everything coming from the Republic of Srpska to the diaspora was positive and that moves of the institutions of Srpska indicated a strong will and desire to strengthen all ties with people in the diaspora. Stanojević said that the Republic of Srpska had to specify strategic goals

Literary Contest on Topic Srpska in the Heart

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Srpska, the Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Greece is organizing a contest for best literary work on the topic Srpska in the Heart, announced the Republic of Srpska Representation in Greece. Eligible participants are students of secondary schools and 8th and 9th grades of elementary schools from the Republic of Srpska. The award for the best work is a five-day

Gouillon from Chicago: Srpska is Foundation and Refuge to all Serbs West of Drina Who Found Peace and Freedom There

The director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region attended the celebration of St. Stephen, the Slava of the Republic of Srpska, in Chicago together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Selaković, and other members of Serbian delegation. The Association of Serbs from the Republic of Srpska in that American city organized the celebration of St. Stephen in the church hall of the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Chicago.

Assembly of Our Students Abroad

Winter OSSIlation, the General Assembly of the Organisation of Serbian Students Abroad, opened last night in Novi Sad, where member of the City Council for Education Dina Vučinić greeted the present students currently studying in Italy, Germany, Hungary, Great Britain, Slovenia, Russia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Turkey, France, the Netherlands, Norway, US, Austria, Belgium and China. ‘Novi Sad is a university

First Serbian Language School in Benkovac

Learning Cyrillic, the first supplementary school of the Serbian language in Benkovac, Croatia, which was financially supported by the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, is now open in the church hall and attended by 21 students. The teachers at the school are priests’ wives Jelena Božić and Momira Savić. Within a competition for co-financing projects in the region, the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region approved

Motherland-Diaspora Summit in Novi Sad: Goal to Build Modern State

The summit entitled Meeting of the Motherland and the Diaspora, Serbs in the Region and Friends of Serbia was held at the Novi Sad Fair and Vojvodina Chamber of Commerce. The summit aims to build a modern, organized, developed and patriotic state, said the provincial government. The recipient of the charter and letter of appreciation, and one of the patrons of the event, the Provincial Secretary for Economy and Tourism, Nenad Ivanišević

Selaković: Need to Bring Serbian Diaspora in France Even Closer Together

Today, at the end of a two-day official visit to France, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selaković met in Paris with representatives of the Serbian diaspora and discussed the position of Serbs in that country and the need for associations to work together to nurture their identity while promoting Serbia and Serbian culture. At the meeting, Minister Selaković

SRPSKA IN HEART - Vienna: Association of Serbian Clubs, Guardian of Culture among Serbs

Vienna has always been a cosmopolitan city, and the presence of Serbs there dates back to before the 17th century. Many famous Serbs have lived and worked here, using the advantages and position of the Austrian capital. Even today, Vienna is a unique cultural center of Serbdom. A large number of Serbs living and working there endeavor to preserve their culture, gathered in unions and associations.

Eighth Sitting of the Committee on Diaspora and Serbs in the Region

At the sitting held on 19 November 2021, the Committee on the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region was presented the work of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region in 2021 and plans for 2022, by the acting director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon. Gouillon said that this

Filipović: Rigorous Measures for Entry and Stay in Austria

Austria has introduced rigorous measures, lockdown for the unvaccinated, as well as stricter measures at the border for entry and stay, said Mladen Filipović, the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, as a guest on the RTRS morning program. – Entry is restricted also for citizens of the Republic of Srpska, the 2.5 G rule applies, allowing entry only to those who have been vaccinated, who have

Held Conference on Property Protection in FBiH

The Provincial Fund for Refugees, Displaced Persons and Cooperation with Serbs in the Region organized in Novi Sad a conference on the protection of property rights of Serbs in the Federation of BiH /FBiH/. The Director of the Fund, Duško Ćutilo, noted exceptional importance of the topic of protecting Serb property in FBiH. ‘The purpose of today’s conference is discussion with the associations of Serbs in

Arnaud Gouillon Opened Serbian Folklore Festival in Switzerland

After a two-year interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Serbian Folklore Association of Switzerland organized a folklore festival in the City Hall in Dietikon, Canton of Zurich. The festival was officially opened by Arnaud Gouillon, Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. Gouillon pointed out that the Administration had been supporting folklore manifestations

Days of Serbian Culture in Timisoara

The traditional event Days of Serbian Culture in Timisoara opened officially today and will last until 29 November, announced the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia. This event will be marked by literary evenings, film screenings, concerts of folk and spiritual music, theater performances, art and documentary exhibitions. The organizer of the event aimed at preserving the cultural identity and tradition of the Serbian people, is the Alliance

Patriarch Porfirije: Religious Education Should Be School Subject, not Curriculum

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije assessed that the decision to formally convert religious education from a school subject into a curriculum in schools in Serbia, was not sustainable even in the short term. – We see the status of that subject differently. Religious education is a subject with formative impact on students. It teaches them values, spiritual vertical, human rights and

Gouillon Announced Opening of 15 Serbian Language Schools in Europe

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of Serbia, Arnaud Gouillon, posted photographs of the Serbian language school in Vienna on his Twitter account. Gouillon announced that, in addition to the eight schools started in Austria, 15 more would be open in Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Russia and Malta in the coming period. ‘Today I received beautiful

Serbian Language Preservation in Czech Republic

The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Prague, Berislav Vekić, met with the authors of the first textbook for Serbian language learners in the Czech Republic, Hana Jirásková and Dragana Kostadinović, announces the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. The authors of the textbook informed Ambassador Vekić about their activities so far on Serbian language preservation in the territory of the Czech Republic. This is the first textbook, after two

Four New Supplementary Serbian Language Schools Open in Malta

On Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 October, first classes were held within the Serbian Language School in Malta project of the Serbian Educational and Cultural Center St. Helen of Anjous, at four locations: Victoria (Gozo), Qawra, Gzira and Birzebbuga. From now on, Serbian children throughout Malta will have the opportunity to learn about their homeland Serbia in school, with their progress monitored by the watchful eye of our dedicated teachers: Kristina Kitić, Dragana Duvnjak and Maja Marinković, and project coordinator Jelena Jablanov Maksimović.

More than EUR 75,000 for Serb Farmers in FBIH

Assistance to Serbs in the Federation of BiH is coming from Serbia. The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, signed agreements with representatives of three Serb organizations from the Federation of BiH, on co-financing agricultural and livestock projects. The value of the signed agreements exceeds EUR 75,000. The idea to support agricultural and livestock projects originated after

Piano Recital by Arsen Čarkić

On the second day (12 October 2021) of the Chopin Festival, professor at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka Arsen Čarkić held a piano recital in the hall of the City of Belgrade Assembly. ‘I am pleased to have been a participant in the jubilee Chopin Fest. The ten-year tradition of this music festival is indicative of not only an excellent organization, but also of interest of the audience that recognizes quality artistic content – said

Institutions Connect in Campaign to Protect Serb Propert Rights in the Federation

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, and Assistant Director Nikolina Milatović Popović visited the Republic Commissariat for Refugees and Migration where they spoke with Commissioner Vladimir Cucić and Director of the provincial Fund for Refugees, Displaced Persons and Cooperation with Serbs in the Region Duško Ćutilo. The main topic was the campaign for the protection of property rights

Patriarch Porfirije: Serbs in America to Preserve Awareness of Unity and Culture

His Holiness, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije extended congratulations to the Cathedral of St. Stephen the First-Crowned in Alhambra, near Los Angeles, on its 75th anniversary of consecration, and invited the Serbs in America to preserve the awareness of unity of the Serbian people, as well as culture and way of life. The Patriarch wrote on his Instagram account that on the previous day the exquisite Alhambra Cathedral of St. Stephen the First-Crowned in Los Angeles

Gouillon: Minority Serbs in Cantons Live in Great Poverty

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, said that minority Serbs in the cantons of the Federation of BiH lived in great poverty and had problems finding employment, but that there were also young people with ideas and ready for anything to remain at their hearths.

Sajić Spoke With Diaspora Representatives

Consul General of BiH in Munich, Vera Sajić, spoke with representatives of the diaspora, presidents of seven associations operating in the territory of this city and gathering the citizens of BiH, Republic of Srpska and Republic of Serbia for many years. The meeting at the BiH Consulate General in Munich was attended by the presidents of KUD Sveti Sava – Goran Kavržić, Kolo – Miljan Janković, Soko – Siniša

Cvijanović: Small but Harmonious Serbian Community in Hungary is a Shining Example

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Želјka Cvijanović, said that it was always nice to see people gathered around common values, traditions and culture, and emphasized that the small but harmonious Serbian community in Hungary could serve as a shining example. In her address at the beginning of the KUD Taban concert at the Mom Cultural Center in Budapest, President Cvijanović expressed satisfaction for

Cvijanović: EUR 25,000 from President of the Republic Budget for Serbian Gymnasium in Budapest

On the second day of her stay in Budapest, the President of the Republic of Srpska, Želјka Cvijanović, visited the Serbian Gymnasium Nikola Tesla. On her Instagram account, Cvijanović expressed her satisfaction with the opportunity to visit this school. – I expressed deep respect and gratitude to the management of the Serbian school for everything they do to preserve Serbian national identity in Hungary. In the budget of the President

Exhibition on Famous Serbs in Slovenia

Representatives of the Mihajlo Pupin Serbian Cultural Center – Library from Ljubljana invited their members and representatives of their people to virtually visit the exhibition on famous Serbs in Slovenia, organized during the summer. ‘Our dear members and friends, who could not visit our exhibition this summer and learn more about the famous Serbs in

Prosvjeta’s Network of Serbian Schools Is Expanding

New supplementary schools of the Serbian language, organized by the Viennese Prosvjeta, have started operating in Austria, and enrollment will be extended until the end of October. The newest schools have been launched in Braunau, Gmunden, Enns, Steyr, St. Pölten, Linz, and two in Vienna, announced the SPKD Prosvjeta in Austria. Prosvjeta states that this important project, in addition

Morana Ivković Presented Her Works at Cultural Center of Serbia in Paris

On Monday night, the Cultural Center of Serbia in Paris hosted diaspora literary evening with Morana Ivković, author from Canada. Presentation of her works was followed by that of a new edition by Ranka Todorović and audio production of Fineks – Mondo Cult with editions by the publishing house of the same name. This meeting of publishers and the diaspora at the Cultural Center of Serbia in Paris is

Cvijanović: Srpska Presented in Serbia in Most Beautiful Light

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, said tonight in Novi Sad that during the past eight days, Srpska was presented in its most beautiful light in 11 local communities throughout Serbia, from Subotica and Novi Sad, through Belgrade, Kragujevac and Kraljevo, all the way to Niš. – Tonight, Novi Sad celebrates the Republic of Srpska, because

Strengthen Centuries-Old Ties of Serbian People from Both Sides of the Drina

The Serbian cultural and spiritual space is indivisible and unique, and the centuries-old relations of the Serbian people from both sides of the Drina should be further developed and deepened, agreed today the delegations of the cities of Niš and Trebinje at a meeting in the City Hall in Niš. After the meeting held as part of the Days of the Republic of Srpska in Serbia, the Mayor of Niš, Dragana

Days of Srpska in Serbia - Unity of Serbs Urgent as Ever

The traditional event Days of Srpska in Serbia, organized by the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia for the ninth time, has started in Belgrade. This year, the event is organized in 11 cities in Serbia. There are also two large promotions, of investment potentials of free business zones, and tourist offer of the Republic of Srpska. The audience in Serbia will also be presented artistic programs -..

Višković: Gratitude to Mayor of Belgrade for Support to Institutions of Srpska

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Radovan Višković, spoke today with the Mayor of Belgrade, Zoran Radojičić. Višković thanked the Mayor of Belgrade for the support of the city of Belgrade to the Republic of Srpska institutions and Republic of Srpska Representation in Belgrade in marking important dates and events, manifestations and meetings of academic, economic and cultural nature that help the Republic of Srpska affirm, present

Gouillon: In 10 Days of Campaign for Protection of Property Rights of Serbs in FBiH, More than 500 Calls

Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, said that in ten days of the campaign of Serbia and Republic of Srpska for the protection of property rights of Serbs in the Federation of BiH, more than 500 calls have been received from Serbs, which is already 10 percent of the total number of people who called during the previous 3.5 years.

First Supplementary School Opened in Rotterdam

The Serbian Youth Friendship Association, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia, launched the first Serbian language school in Rotterdam on 11 September. Such school is one of the greatest needs of the Serbian community in the Netherlands, which is growing more numerous each year. For the first time, children of Serbian emigrants have the opportunity to learn their mother tongue outside their

Vujadinović: Enable National Minority Status for Serbs in Slovenia

The Chairman of the Serbian Parliament’s Committee on the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Milimir Vujadinović, suggested that members of the Slovenian Parliament consider the possibility for Serbs in Slovenia, as an autochthonous people, to declare their nationality in the census and to be enabled to acquire the status of a national minority as the most numerous people in Slovenia after Slovenes. He spoke in Ljubljana with MPs Robert Polnar, Chair of the Committee on Finance, and Dušan Šišak, chair of the commission for Slovenes in the diaspora and world, and the meeting was also attended by representatives of Serbian associations, Vladimir Kokanović and Zlatomir Bodiroža. Zmago Jelinčić, the president of the Slovenian National Party, also joined the meeting by phone. Vujadinović told Srna that the conversation focused on the position of the Serbian community in Slovenia, which, according to estimates, numbers between 70,000 and 150,000 people. He added that the possibility of approving dual citizenship for Serbs was also discussed, as well as other issues important for the Serbian community.

Serbian Unity Day Marked in Srpska and Serbia

The Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag – 15 September was marked throughout the Republic of Srpska and Serbia, marking also the 103rd anniversary of the breakthrough of the Salonika Front in the First World War. The Serb member of BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik, stated that the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag was not only a holiday of the Republic of Srpska and Serbia, but of all Serbs, wherever they lived. Also, at the central event in Belgrade, he pointed out that: ‘We in the Republic of Srpska are looking at Serbia, and we love her. We have our Republic, but our state is also Serbia.’ At the solemn celebration of this all-Serbian holiday in Belgrade, the President of Srpska, Želјka Cvijanović, wished a happy holiday before the gathered mass of people, saying: ‘I wish all our people in the Republic of Srpska, Serbia, the region and the whole world a happy Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag.’ The day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag is a great holiday that should show that the Serbian people need unity – noted the President.

Ceremony Held on the Occasion of Unity, Freedom and National Flag Day

A ceremony was held in the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Vienna on the occasion of 15 September, a day established in 2020 by the Government of Serbia and Government of the Republic of Srpska as the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag. The ceremony was opened by His Excellency Mr Nebojša Rodić, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Austria, who emphasized the importance of celebrating this holiday. He said that 15 September was of great importance for the Serbian people, given that the famous Salonika Front had been broken through on this day in 1918, turning out to be a decisive moment for the collapse of the Central Powers in the First World War, known in history as the Great War. He also noted the importance of the Serbian flag and said that it was a ‘pride, joy, remembrance of ancestors, strength for the present and at the same time incentive for the future.’ On this occasion, His Excellency Ambassador Rodić invited all those living in Austria to continue to celebrate this holiday.

ĐORĐE MIHAILOVIĆ – THE GUARDIAN OF HONOR AND PRIDE

On the occasion of marking the day of Serbian unity, freedom and national flag, the day when we celebrate the breakthrough of the Salonika front, we present the film Guardian of Honor and Pride dedicated to Đorđe Mihailović, the legendary guardian of the Serbian military cemetery Zeitenlik in Thessaloniki. Zeitenlik Serbian military cemetery is one of the holiest places for the Serbian people. Over 8,000 Serbian soldiers who died in the First World War fighting for freedom are buried there. For half a century already, their guardian Đorđe Mihailović has been watching over the thousands of mounds of Serbian warriors. Since 1960, every morning before sunrise, in a military uniform, the last guardian from the Mihailović line has been cleaning the cemetery, opening the iron gate, lighting candles and welcoming and sending off the descendants of the warriors who were stopped in eternal peace after the terrible Golgotha and the breakthrough of the Salonika front.

Alliance of Serbian Associaions of Slovenia and Alliance of Serbs of Slovenia Signed Joint Declaration on Cooperation

On the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag, the Alliance of Serbian Associations of Slovenia (SSDS) and the Alliance of Serbs of Slovenia (SSS) officially signed the Declaration on the Fundamental Principles of Cooperation. This document is the first step toward unity of the Serbian community in Slovenia and creates space for deepening cooperation between the two largest alliances of Serbs from Slovenia. Both Alliances have the same goals – to preserve fundamental features of Serbian identity – Serbian language, Cyrillic alphabet, culture, tradition and national symbols. The declaration notes that both alliances recognized the need to achieve unity of the Serbian national community in Slovenia, and emphasizes their common commitment to preserving the fundamental features of Serbian identity – Serbian language, Cyrillic alphabet, culture, tradition and national symbols. Through joint work and projects, SSDS and SSS are ready to contribute to the realization of these goals, which they recognize as a starting point, but at the same time as strategic priorities in protecting the rights and position of Serbs in Slovenia.

PRODUCTS FROM SRPSKA ON SPAR SHELVES

A market analysis aimed at connecting enterprises from Srpska, especially from the metal, wood and food industries, with companies from Austria, is a key activity of the RS Representation in Vienna. With the service designed in three phases, domestic export-oriented enterprises have a better chance of reaching the Austrian market and consolidating their positions there. ‘The first phase is a business register available to businessmen from Srpska to register, followed by an outreach program, which offers analysis of the Austrian market and faster communication with Austrian businessmen, and the third phase is a Showroom, i.e. a concept store,’ explained for Glas Srpske the head of the RS Representation in Austria, Mladen Filipović, noting that Austrians appreciated highly the quality of our products.

Information Campaign on Protection of Property Rights of Serbs in FBiH Begins

About 400,000 Serbs lay claim to property in the Federation of BiH, but there is a risk of their losing the property in the process of harmonization of cadastral and land registry data on immovable property, which is conducted in a non-transparent manner in the Federation. As part of a joint action of the Republic of Srpska and Serbia, a campaign is starting with the aim of informing the concerned Serbs in the Federation about the ways to protect their rights. It is worrying that Serbs originating from the Federation of BiH are being left without their property during data harmonization, without even being notified, because the public call is published only in the Official Gazette of the Federation and local daily newspapers, which are not available to Serbs living around the world.

VIŠKOVIĆ AND BEGLOV SIGNED 2021-2023 ROADMAP

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Radovan Višković, and the Governor of St Petersburg, Alexander Beglov, signed the document Roadmap 2021-2023. This document regulates cooperation between the Republic of Srpska and St Petersburg in the field of business, economy, science, culture, health, trade and sports. – We will work a lot at the level of institutions. We will cooperate in the field of health, education, economy and culture, and that is where the greatest progress has been achieved – Višković said for RTRS. He pointed out that it was necessary to connect sports and youth organizations from Srpska and St Petersburg.

Representatives of Ministry of European Integration and International Cooperation and Gradiška City Administration Met on Cooperation Establishment with Diaspora

A meeting with representatives of the Ministry of European Integration and International Cooperation, RS Government, was held in the premises of the City Administration of the City of Gradiška. The Head of the Department for Institutional Cooperation and Diaspora, Helena Krnetić, and expert advisor Siniša Dragičević spoke with City Administration representatives about establishing organized communication and strengthening ties with the diaspora. In this regard, they discussed some activities that can contribute to strengthening mutual trust and ultimately result in cooperation in a wide array of activities, ranging from cooperation in nurturing common culture and tradition, to business partnerships and investments in the home country or local community of origin of diaspora members. Ministry representatives briefly presented previous activities implemented by the Ministry for the purpose of mapping and strengthening cooperation with the diaspora, and outlined all types of assistance that the Ministry can provide to local communities in the field of diaspora.

Serbian Unity Day: Salute the Flag

The state of Serbia has launched a campaign on the occasion of the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag, inviting the people to display and salute the flag on 15 September, on the occasion of the holiday. In the videos that appeared on social networks, academician Dušan Kovačević and actor Petar Božović, with the anthem Bože pravde (God of Justice) heard in the background, remind us of the glorious Serbian history.

Milwaukee United Serbs Win Cup from Serbia

A three-day football tournament, the popular Srbijada, which brings together Serbs from all over America, ended with victory of the United Serbs team from Milwaukee. United Serbs and Crvenka from Miami played the final match in the OPEN group, with the Milwaukee team winning 2:1. The ceremony of announcing winners and presenting the cups followed after the final match. FK Pingvini won in the 30+ group, White Eagles in the 40+ group, while FC Karadjordje from Cleveland took the cup in the 50+ group.

Serb National Council Releases Video for Be e-Serb Campaign

Within the Don’t be just a Serb… Be an e-Serb campaign, the Serb National Council (SNV) released a video inviting Serbs in Croatia to declare themselves as Serbs without fear in an online census. The video features a man named Srbljanović, who closes the blinds and blacks out the apartment, and before opening the online census page, removes the card and battery from his mobile phone, puts on gloves and a mask, listens to the neighbors and turns on loud music, that is, does everything to disguise his national identity.

Gouillon Received Delegation of European Association of Serbian Folklore Ensembles

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, the director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, received representatives of the European Association of Serbian Folklore Ensembles who had arrived in Belgrade this weekend from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Croatia. ‘Folklore ensembles functioning under the auspices of the European Association of Serbian Folklore Ensembles bring together over 80,000 children from our diaspora who are taught about the most beautiful traditions of the Serbian people and enabled to get to know each other and socialize in the Serbian language. We spoke about the possibility of organizing a central folklore festival of all folklore ensembles from Europe in Serbia in 2023. In realizing this great idea, we as the Directorate will provide maximum support and concrete help. Because Serbia should take care of those who represent it in the most beautiful way in the world!’ – said Director Gouillon. For years, the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region has been providing financial and institutional support to Serbian folklore ensembles in the region and the Diaspora.

Ćorić and Filipović: Systemic Support by Chamber of Commerce and Representative Office to Domestic Companies in Penetrating Austrian Market

Systemic support to enterprises interested in exporting to the Austrian market was the topic of a meeting between the President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Srpska, Pero Ćorić, and the Head of the Representative Office of Srpska in the concerned country, Mladen Filipović. The meeting agreed that the Chamber and the Representation would jointly provide support to domestic firms wishing to place their products on the market of Austria, which is one of the most important foreign trade partners of the Republic of Srpska.

Alliance of Serbs of Slovenia Supports Introducing Dual Citizenship for Serbs from Slovenia

The Alliance of Serbs of Slovenia welcomes the initiative of the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to allow Serbs from Slovenia to obtain dual citizenship. ‘We are especially glad that official institutions of the home country have taken the stance that dual citizenship issue is of priority importance in relations between the two states,’ noted the Alliance of Serbs of Slovenia. ‘On this occasion, we recall that the Alliance of Serbs of Slovenia was the first to publicly

Laptops Presented to Best Serb Students in Nine FBiH Municipalities

In Bosanski Petrovac, computers were presented to 15 best students of Orthodox religious education from nine municipalities of the Federation of BiH. The computers were donated by the Government of Vojvodina. The fifteen laptops were presented to students from Glamoč, Livno, Bosansko Grahovo, Drvar, Bosanski Petrovac, Bihać, Bosanska Krupa, Ključ and Sanski Most. The computers were donated by the Government of Vojvodina, through its Fund for Refugees and Displaced Persons and Cooperation with Serbs in the Region.

Cyrillic Mandatory from Companies and Faculties to Invoices and Certificates

The goal of the main provisions of the preliminary draft law on the protection of the Serbian language and Cyrillic script, presented by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić to Serb member of BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik, is to nurture, preserve and promote the Cyrillic script as a stronghold of Serbian national identity, Belgrade’s Večernje Novosti report. According to the draft law that the paper had access to, all state and local authorities in Serbia and Republic of Srpska,

Vučić Presented Preliminary Draft of Joint Law to Dodik

Today in Belgrade, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, presented to the Serb member of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, a preliminary draft law on protection of the Serbian language and Cyrillic script, due to be adopted by the assemblies of Serbia and Republic of Srpska on National Unity Day, 15 September. Vučić noted on his Instagram account that he agreed with Dodik in today’s conversation that the

Administration Will Continue to Support Serbian Students Studying Abroad

The solemn 24th OSSIlacija, the traditional summer gathering of members of the Organization of Serbian Students Abroad confirmed once more the long-standing successful cooperation between the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and OSSI. This year’s OSSilacija, which included a two-day regional Ex-Yu Youth Leadership Conference, gathered a large number of students from Serbia and the region.

Cooperation Memorandum Signed Between Alliannce of Serbs of Slovenia and Serbian Student Organization

Representatives of the Alliance of Serbs of Slovenia and the Organization of Serbian Students Abroad signed a memorandum of cooperation yesterday in Belgrade, defining specific forms of future joint cooperation and work. The Memorandum emphasizes that the two parties share common interests and values in connecting the Serbian community in Slovenia, preserving Serbian tradition and culture among youth

Timisoara: 28th Days of Transfiguration of Serbs in Romania Opened

The Consul General of the Republic of Serbia in Timisoara, Vladan Tadić, opened the international literary and spiritual event 28th Days of Transfiguration of Serbs in Romania. As part of the opening ceremony at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Timisoara, a press conference was organized presenting details of the three-day program of this year’s event. The program includes literary evenings, a roundtable dedicated to cooperation between Serbs

Soccer Balls Present from the Republic of Srpska

Eight children in the central school Sveti Sava in Paralovo, where somewhat over a hundred Serbs live, their 27 peers in the outpost in Straža, and 130 pupils in the central school Bora Stanković in the village of Koretište near Gnjilane received soccer balls, a present from the Committee for Assistance to Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija. – This is the first

Licider Heart Festival Officially Closed

As part of the fifth day of the Licider Heart festival, a folklore playroom was organized today on the main city square in Užice and a pottery workshop in Zlakusa, where young participants had the opportunity to become acquainted with the traditional way of making dishes. Starting at 7.30 pm, a solemn closing ceremony was held on the Partisan Square, where the ensembles

Gouillon: Campaign with Srpska to Protect Serb Property in FBiH Starts September

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, announced that from September, in cooperation with the institutions of the Republic of Srpska, the Directorate would launch a campaign for the protection of property rights of Serbs in the Federation of BiH. He said that the Directorate wanted to raise this problem to the highest possible level because some kind of seizing

Mlađen Cicović, Head of the Republic of Srpska Representation in Serbia: Sister Cities Are Becoming Even Closer

Cooperation between the Republic of Srpska and Serbia has always been what its people deserve, and in the last eight years it has reached the highest level, as will be manifested during the event Days of Srpska in Serbia, to be held from 22 to 29 September. The Head of the Republic of Srpska Representation in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, said that for Glas Srpske

Gratitude to Kusturica for Everything He Does for Serbia and Srpska

Today at Mećavnik, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, thanked the celebrated director Emir Kusturica for everything he had been doing for Serbia, Republic of Srpska, and the unity of the Serbian people, who will be bequeathed a magnificent tourist settlement and nature park in the area that was dormant before Kusturica’s endeavor. – If I had lived for 50 years, it would not have occurred to me to imagine something like this

Užice: International Children’s Folklore Festival Licider Heart Opened

The International Children’s Folklore Festival Licider Heart, where children’s folklore ensembles from the Republic of Srpska also participate, was officially opened tonight in Užice. The festival is being held under the auspices of Serbian President, Aleksandar Vučić, and will last until 19 August in Užice, Zlatibor and Višegrad. There is about 700 participants aged 10 to 16 from Serbia,

Europe Demands: Recognize Serbian Language

In its report adopted in early July, the CoE’s Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages referred to its long-standing recommendation that Croatian, German and Serbian, which are traditionally present in several areas of Slovenia, be recognized as traditional minority languages. The National Council of Serbs of Slovenia, the association that brings together the Serbian community in this country, told

Great Campaign for Protection of Serb Properties in FBiH Starts fom September

As of September, Belgrade and Banja Luka will launch a great campaign to protect properties of around 400,000 Serbs in BiH, as a perfidious plan of ownership change is being implemented, affecting the most the people in the Diaspora, unaware of what is happening in BiH. The goal is to call on Serbs abroad by way of diplomatic and consular missions of Serbia, Serb associations across the world, local media, social networks,

Gouillon: Important to Preserve Cultural Identity of Serbs

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, stated today in Podgorica that it was important to preserve the cultural identity of Serbs, as well as to establish economic links between the diaspora and the homeland. After talks with the President of the Serbian National Council of Montenegro, Momčilo Vuksanović, Gouillon pointed out that Serbs living outside the homeland were a very important resource

Vučić Received Young Athletes from Srpska, Diaspora and Kosmet

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, received today young athletes from Kosovo and Metohija, Republic of Srpska and the diaspora. The young athletes are taking part in the Serbia Is Calling You 2021 camp. There are 214 boys and girls participating in the camp. Camp participants gave Vučić a T-shirt with all their signatures and a painting of old Belgrade. Source and photo: RTRS

Key Role of SOC in Relations between Serbs in the World and Motherland

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, spoke with the director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, about projects that promote cooperation and ties between Serbs in the world, the region and the motherland. At the meeting held yesterday in the Patriarchate in Belgrade, the Patriarch expressed satisfaction that the Serbian Orthodox Church played

Investors Lured by Geostrategic Position and Business Climate - Laktaši in RS Municipalities and Cities Scanning Project

We are continuing the project of RS municipalities and cities scanning, implemented by the eKapija business portal in cooperation with the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, with the presentation of economic and development potentials of Laktaši. After Trebinje, Sokolac, Gradiška, Petrovo, Milići, Zvornik, also the municipality of Laktaši has obtained a digital, economic ID card including and presenting its infrastructure projects, as well as agricultural, forest,

Filipović: Possible Business Cooperation with Austrian Partners

The Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, Mladen Filipović, talked with the head of the municipality of Mrkonjić Grad, Dragan Vođević, about the possibility of cooperation between business entities from this local community and partners from Austria. Filipović also spoke with businessmen – it was concluded that they had something to offer to the Austrian market. Source and photo: RTRS

Košarac Commends Activities of Srpska Representative Office in Vienna

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations in the Council of Ministers, Staša Košarac, noted that activities of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Vienna and their continuous efforts to promote Srpska’s economic, business and cultural potentials were recognizable, thus contributing to strengthening economic ties and increasing foreign trade between BiH and Austria. – The Republic of Srpska Representation in Vienna best contributes to the improvement of economic ties between Srpska and Austria, and to connecting domestic and Austrian businessmen. Special importance lies with the segment of connecting the institutions of the Republic of Srpska and Austria, and promotion and presence of domestic products at the Austrian market – said Košarac, currently on a two-day visit to Vienna, after meeting with the head of the Republic of Srpska Representation in Austria, Mladen Filipović.

Gold Medal for Serbian Heritage Academy of Canada

As a special envoy of President Aleksandar Vučić, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Canada, Dejan Ralević, presented the Gold Medal to the Serbian Heritage Academy of Canada, which this year marks 40 years of existence. On that occasion, the Consulate General in Toronto organized a ceremony in accordance with the prescribed measures for protection against the coronavirus. The awarding was also attended by the Consul General of Serbia in Toronto

About 400,000 Serbs Have Title to Property in FBiH; Campaign in Diaspora Soon

Serbian Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region will soon launch an institutional, media and social media campaign to help institutions of the Republic of Srpska protect the property of Serbs in the Federation of BiH. About 400,000 Serbs have title to real estate in the Federation of BiH, and this topic was discussed today at a conference in Belgrade,

Kusturica at World Folkloriada in Bashkiria

Director Emir Kusturica and his No Smoking Orchestra performed as special guests at the closing ceremony of the 6th CIOFF World Folkloriada, which was held for the first time in Russia, in the Republic of Bashkiria. The organizers remind that this was Kusturica’s second visit to Bashkiria, and that he previously performed at the Heart of Eurasia festival in 2019 and met with

This Year’s Tesla Global Forum 2021 Ceremonially Opened and White Dove and Tesla Silver Coin Presented

The 9th Tesla Global Forum 2021 festival was opened yesterday in the ceremonial hall of the Matica Srpska library, in Matica Srpska in Novi Sad. The ninth Tesla Global Forum 2021 festival lasts from 9 to 12 July and is dedicated to popularizing the scientific, inventive, educational, cultural and spiritual heritage of Nikola Tesla. The Tesla Global Forum Association brings together also this year students

Seventh Session of Committe on Diaspora and Serbs in the Region Held in Belgrade

Acting Director of the Republic Secretariat for Displaced Persons and Migration, Ljubo Ninković, attended the 7th session of the Committee on the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region in Belgrade, where the Commission for Missing Persons of the Government of the Republic of Serbia presented activities to resolve the issue of persons gone missing in armed conflicts in the territory of the former SFRY. At the very beginning of the meeting, the Chairman

SERBIAN YOUTH AND BALKAN STUDENTS SUMMIT – STRENGTHEN INTEGRATION

The ties of young Serbs from the region with Serbia should be strengthened, and conditions should be provided for youth to remain in their countries and return to them, stated the Summit of Serbian Youth and Students of the Balkans currently held in Belgrade. Under the slogan Synergy as the key to success, 300 participants gathered from Serbia, Srpska and Montenegro. The summit is

PREPARATIONS FOR DAYS OF SRPSKA IN SERBIA STARTED

Preparations for this year’s traditional event Days of Srpska in Serbia, planned to take place in the first half of September, have started with today’s meeting between the Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska, Zlatan Klokić, and the head of Srpska Representative Office, Mlađen Cicović. The meeting was held at the Republic of Srpska Representation in Belgrade, and interlocutors expressed the expectation that

Perović: Intensive Negotiations on Remaining Vaccines for Srpska

The second component of the Sputnik vaccine will arrive in Srpska by the end of July, announced the head of Srpska’s Representative Office in Moscow, Duško Perović. Perović says that the remaining vaccines have been delayed due to the mass vaccination of population in Russia, and that intensive negotiations are underway for Srpska to receive the remaining vaccines as soon as possible. – There still has not been 90 days since the dose that

Cicović: Our Obligation Is to Tell Only Truth

At the forum on Deconstructing the myths about Sarajevo coexistence and Srebrenica genocide, the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, said that there would always be people preparing new conflicts, wars and victims by presenting and placing their lies and deceptions, but that it was an obligation of the Serbian people to tell only the truth and thus contribute to reconciliation and peace.

Serbian Uniform Exhibited in Thessaloniki Military Museum

Owing to the engagement of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office and with a generous donation of Draško Višić from Banja Luka, a uniform of a Serbian soldier from the First World War has been displayed in a Greek museum for the first time. A Serbian soldier’s uniform, a Serbian flag, and a water bottle from the First World War have been displayed for the first time in the exhibition space of the Military Museum in Thessaloniki, in the personal exhibition space of retired colonel pharmacist Vasilis Nikoltsios.

Belgrade-Moscow Flight Eight Times a Week

The national airline Air Serbia announced introduction of an additional flight to Moscow, starting from Monday, 5 July, due to the great interest of passengers. Thus, the total number of flights between the two capitals will increase from seven to eight a week. Source and photo: SRNA

Dodik Awarded Order of the Republic of Serbia

The Order of the Republic of Serbia on a large necklace was awarded to the Serb member and Chairman of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik. Dodik was awarded the Order by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić. – A sleepless night is behind me, because the joy of the decoration is not small. I will wear it with pride, as a member of the same people from the Republic of Srpska. Together with Vučić, we have built Serbia, but also the Republic of Srpska

Chicago Mayor Proclaimed Vidovdan a City Holiday

The Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, proclaimed Vidovdan a holiday of the city of Chicago. She made such a decision considering the fact that the city of Chicago has one of the largest Serbian-American communities in the United States, reads the official proclamation of the mayor published on Serbian Mirror. Such a decision was made also because Serbian emigrants have been settling in Chicago since the 1880s

BALKANIST NOTES PRESENTED IN BANJA LUKA

Author Oleg Bondarenko presented the book Balkanist Notes to Banja Luka audience. The book consists of the texts published on the Balkanist portal, dealing with Serbian-Russian relations in recent times. The best texts, as selected by the author of the collection, are dominated by topics in the fields of history, politics, culture, religion and everyday life. – First of all, we are dealing with considering Russian-Serbian relations in the political, economic, business, cultural and other contexts – said Bondarenko.

Cicović: Serbian People to Function in a Single Ethnic Space

Relations between Serbia and Republic of Srpska are currently at the highest possible level and provide a realistic basis for pursuing a goal that will ensure that the Serbian people function in a single cultural and ethnic space, and freely inherit everything that characterizes it, said for Srna the director of the Representative Office of Srpska in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović.

Trebinje Presented Tourism Products in Belgrade

Trebinje presented its tourism products at ten standard stands in Knez Mihailova Street in downtown Belgrade, where Belgradians and foreign tourists had the opportunity to taste the famous Herzegovinian specialties, wines and brandies. Performance of a mix of traditional Herzegovinian dances and songs by the Cultural and Artistic Society Alat Swisslion attracted attention, and the stands presented the City of Trebinje, the Museum of Herzegovina, Herzegovina House, wines from six wineries, restaurants, City of the Sun Aqua Park, tourism organizations and producers of honey and medicinal herbs.

Love for Cyrillic Filling Amphitheaters in Athens

The language, literature and culture of the Serbian people have become very popular among Greeks, whose youth is increasingly choosing to study Serbian, which, they say, is very different from Greek, and yet, on the other hand, also similar. The study of Serbian language and literature has been available to students in Greece at the National and Kapodistrian University in

DECADE BEHIND, CENTURIES IN FRONT OF PROSVJETA VIENNA

The first branch of Diaspora Prosvjeta was established in Vienna on 21 May 2011. After Vienna, committees were established in Zurich, Paris, Stuttgart, and the network continues to expand. From 2011 until today, Prosvjeta Vienna has been actively working to improve the position of Serbs in Austria, as well as to promote Serbian interests through numerous projects and activities.

Serbia, Srpska and SOC Guardians of Serbian Identity

Serbia, Republic of Srpska, Serbian Orthodox Church and family are the main guardians of Serbian identity, noted a public discussion held in Belgrade which presented a collection of papers from a scientific gathering on this issue. The discussion was organized by Prosvjeta Belgrade, with the support of the Representative Office of Srpska in Serbia. There is not a single segment of Serbian social and spiritual life, which is not the target of attacks

Meeting with Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture dr Agathoniki Tsilipakou

The Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Dr Agathoniki Tsilipakou, visited the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, where she met with the Head of the Office, Jelena Jovanović. During the meeting, Ms. Tsilipakou noted the cultural, artistic, historical and scientific value of the Museum of Byzantine Culture for both Thessaloniki and the region, emphasizing the rare treasures of this

Concert on the Occasion of the 700th Anniversary of Gračanica Monastery

A solemn concert was held in the House of Culture in Gračanica on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the Gračanica Monastery, the endowment of King Milutin. Performers at the concert were students of Music Schools from Stanišor in the municipalities of Gjilan and Gračanica, the Simonida Choir from Gračanica and choir from Kosovska Mitrovica. Deacon Bratislav Bogdanović told Srna that this jubilee of the monastery was one of the most important

THE BOOK GREECE: WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE, CREATION OF THE STATE AND REBIRTH OF THE NATION PRESENTED IN BELGRADE

The book Greece: War for Independence, Creation of the State and Rebirth of the Nation by the Ambassador of Serbia to Athens, Dušan Spasojević, was presented in Belgrade. This is the first book in Serbian which deals with the topic of contemporary Greece, the foundations on which the modern Greek state was established and the national identity of modern Greeks was created. Ambassador Spasojević’s book places special emphasis on the suffering of Serbs

SRPSKA BRANDS AT THE FOOD EXPO – GREECE DIGITAL FAIR IN GREECE

Food Expo – Greece Digital, the leading food and beverage fair in Southeast Europe, started yesterday and will last until 18 June. Banja Luka Brewery and Herzegovina House will be presented at the fair with the support of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece. Together with over 600 exhibitors from around the world, the companies will have the opportunity to establish contact with

Announced Twinning of the Cities of Zvornik and Drama

The Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, Jelena Jovanović, visited the city of Drama, one of the most important and largest cities in northern Greece, where she met with the Mayor, Christos Mamsakos, and deputy mayor for cultural affairs, Lefteris Kalinikidis. The meeting and tour of the city of Drama was followed by a press conference where twinning of the city of Zvornik

On Opening Krajina and Herzegovina Houses in Belgrade

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Srpska, Boris Pašalić, and Chairman of the Banja Luka City Assembly, Mladen Ilić, met in Belgrade with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Serbia, Branislav Nedimović, the Chairman of the Belgrade City Assembly, Nikola Nikodijević, and the Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić. The topic of the meeting was opening of the Krajina and Herzegovina Houses in Belgrade. – The Republic of Srpska

Cicović: Important Joint Fight Against Coronavirus

Since yesterday, all citizens of the Republic of Srpska and Federation of BiH can be vaccinated anywhere and anytime in Serbia free of charge, and receive a certificate, just like the citizens of Serbia. The head of the Republic of Srpska in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, told RTRS that yesterday already a large number of citizens responded to the invitation of Serbian President, Aleksandar Vučić. – This news is

Delegation of Srpska and Serbia on the Problem of Serbian Returnees to Bosanski Petrovac

Delegations of the Republic of Srpska and Serbia visited the municipality of Bosanski Petrovac. The topic of the meeting was problems of Serb returnees to this Federation municipality. New funds for assistance have been provided by the Republic of Srpska, and assistance will also come from Serbia in the coming period. The Government of the Republic of Srpska has provided BAM 100,000 to solve the problem of infrastructure in Serb returnee settlements in

Perović: Citizens of Srpska Need not Fear, Sputnik V Will Arrive on Time

The arrival of a new contingent of Russian vaccines was confirmed by Duško Perović, head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Moscow, who pointed out that the arrival of 25,000 doses of the first component and the same quantity of the second component of Sputnik V had been announced. He noted that RS citizens needed not fear, because sufficient doses of the second component of the Russian vaccine needed for revaccination would arrive

STUDENTS IN SLOVENIA TO LAUNCH PETITION – GOAL TO REACH CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Adoption of amendments to the Law on Foreigners has faced foreign students in Slovenia, including BiH citizens, with a major problem. Namely, according to the amendment adopted in March, foreign students must prove existence of financial resources in the amount of EUR 5,000 in order to obtain residence permit in Slovenia. – This is not good only for new students who

Support For Strengthening the Cooperation with Market in Austria

To intensify the presence of businessmen from Srpska in Austria, the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in that country organizes trainings and consultations with businessmen and representatives of local communities in the Republic of Srpska, as a form of support to domestic export-oriented companies, said Mladen Filipović.

Books from Republic of Srpska from Now on in Višnjićevo and Šid Libraries

A delegation of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, led by Mlađen Cicović, the head of the Representation, visited today the municipality of Šid and libraries in Višnjićevo and Šid and delivered books by authors and publishers from the Republic of Srpska. The delegation of the Representation was welcomed in Višnjićevo by Tihomir Stamenković, the president of Šid Municipal Assembly, and Gordana Škorić, the president of the women’s association Filip Višnjić. After the delivery of the books

15 Scholarships in Greece for Students from Srpska

The head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, Jelena Jovanović, and the president of City College in Thessaloniki, Yannis Ververidis, signed today a protocol on cooperation providing for 15 scholarships for students from the Republic of Srpska at City College, York University Europe Campus. Five scholarships covering 50 percent of the tuition, are provided for undergraduate studies, master studies and MBA (MasterofBusinessadministration)

Romanija Association Founded in Belgrade

The homeland association Romanija was founded today in Belgrade, with the goal of preserving identity, maintaining closest possible ties with the homeland, and affirming economic, cultural and all other relations between the Republic of Srpska and Serbia. The association gathers the people originally from Sokolac, Han Pjesak, Rogatica and Pale, but it is also open to others of

Dodik from Athens: Serbs and Greeks Want to Promote and Spread Peace (PHOTO)

During his visit to Greece, the Serb member and chairman of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, said for RTRS that Serbs and Greeks wanted to promote and spread peace in the future. After a meeting with the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and the Speaker of the Parliament, Konstantinos Tassoulas, Dodik said that Greece was oriented towards supporting BiH’s European path. - the main topic

Actors Presented Game for Children that Encourages Learning Serbian Language and Culture

The director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, received actors Nenad Okanović, Darko Apostolović and Bojan Ivković, who presented their project, the play Luedu - Learn, Man, which encourages learning and intellectual development of children as well as adults through fun and socializing. The questions are selected according to age and areas

Fraternal Serbian Houses from Podgorica and Banja Luka

A delegation of the Serbian House from Podgorica visited Banja Luka. They spoke about strengthening spiritual, national and cultural identity with the President of the Parliament, Nedeljko Čubrilović, and the President of the Academy of Sciences and Arts, Rajko Kuzmanović. They also visited the Republic of Srpska Writers Association. The solid foundations of the Serbian people should be an imperative for Serbs, wherever they are. The delegation from Podgorica talked with the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska about joint promotion of culture and tradition.

Petričević and Atanasković in Belgrade: Continue Implementation of Joint Projects

The Minister of Economy and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Srpska, Vjekoslav Petričević, and Minister of Economy of Serbia, Anđelka Atanasković, agreed in Belgrade to work intensively in the coming period to implement previously agreed projects. Petričević noted that the discussion covered projects related to Podrinje and formation of industrial zones, and added that

RTRS to Premiere Film Guardian of Honor and Pride - Đorđe Mihailović on 1 May at 21.00

The documentary The Guardian of Honor and Pride - Đorđe Mihailović will premiere on Radio Television of the Republic of Srpska on 1 May, the day when Mihailović, who had dedicated his life to guarding the Serbian World War I military cemetery in Zeitenlik, Greece, celebrates his 93rd birthday. The film will be shown at 21.00 hrs. The 25-minute film was shot by the

Sava: Serbian Americans are Politically Invisible in America

The Serbian community hardly participates in American political life at all and it has no understanding of how the political process works, evaluated the Advisory Board of the first political organization of Serbs in the USA, the Serbian-American Voters Alliance /SAVA/, at a webinar /internet video conference/. At the video gathering that presented the principles, mission and goals of this organization of the Serbian-American community, it was pointed out that Serbian Americans...

Gouillon: Serbia is Truthful about Endangered Serbian Population and Churches

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arnaud Gouillon, said that the fact that Europa Nostra had included Visoki Dečani among the most endangered heritage meant that Serbia, the Eparchy of Raška and Prizren and humanitarian organizations had been telling the truth about the Serbian population and churches in Kosmet. - This means that

Gouillon: After 20 years, Children to Learn Serbian in Russia from Autumn

More than 100 Serbian children will attend supplementary schools to be opened in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi in September, said the Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon. He notes that this is an outcome of his seven-day visit to Russia, which kick-started the affairs after more than two decades

Easter Customs – Ours and Throughout the World – New Competition for Pupils

Easter customs – ours and throughout the world is a new art and video competition announced as part of extracurricular activities. It was announced by the teachers of the Serbian Supplementary School in Berlin, Marija Aleksić and Mirjana Stefanović, within supplementary classes in the Serbian language in Berlin. The competition is open until 27 April to all pupils

Gouillon With Serbian Diaspora in Russia

Supplementary schools of the Serbian language, to be attended by Serbian children living in Russia, should start operating in September in three Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi, Arnaud Gouillon, Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, told Sputnik, during his six-day visit to Russia with a delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tribute to the Legendary Keeper of Zeitenlik

The Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska Zlatan Klokić told Srna that 1 May should see the premiere of a documentary entitled The Guardian of Honor and Pride, dedicated to Đorđe Mihailović, the legendary keeper and guide of the Serbian military cemetery Zeitenlik in Thessaloniki. Klokić said that Đorđe Mihailović was a very important historical figure ...

Support to Export-Oriented Companies from Srpska

The Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria organized a training for representatives of companies from Srpska to discuss the possibility of establishing and improving business cooperation at the Austrian market. The training, organized via the Zoom internet platform, gathered more than 30 companies with the main objective to support business entities from the Republic of Srpska which are export-oriented

"Serbs for Serbs" Collected About EUR 1.5 Million in Donations Last Year

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the charity organization Serbs for Serbs gathered about 40,000 donors around the world last year and collected 1,422,265 euros in donations. In 2020, the organization delivered aid for 205 families with 643 children. According to its annual report, the organization implemented twelve large projects to help communities and organized 136 humanitarian events.

Invitation to Online Training: How to Achieve Business Cooperation and Increase Exports to the Republic of Austria

As part of measures to support the economy of the Republic of Srpska and to overcome the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria will organize a series of interactive online trainings (via the online platform Zoom) in 2021 intended for economic entities from the Republic of Srpska on the manner and methods of achieving business cooperation and receiving support for exports.

Gouillon: Serbs in the Region do not Enjoy Respect They Deserve

There are 1.6 million Serbs in the region and ‘as many reasons for the region to say “thank you” - for tolerance, work, cultural and economic contribution,’ said today the Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon.

Srpska’s Promotional Video Won Third Prize in Japan

Tourism promotional video ‘Nothing much, but much more’ of the Tourist Organization of the Republic of Srpska won third prize in the category of best tourist destinations and regions at the prestigious Japanese World’s Tourism Film Festival. The Ambassador of BiH to Japan, Siniša Berjan, accepted the award on behalf of Srpska’s Tourist Organization

Perović: Srpska Chooses Russian Vaccine and Gas

The Republic of Srpska chooses Russian vaccine and gas, and plans to gasify its entire territory as part of the implementation of the Balkan Stream project, said the Head of Srpska’s Representative Office in Russia, Duško Perović. Perović remarked that relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Srpska were excellent, that Srpska was loved in Russia.

Happy Mother Language Day

On 21 February, the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region launched a campaign for the preservation of the Serbian language, on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day. Several videos featuring Serbs from all over Serbia, from Kosovo and Metohija to Vojvodina, from wider region - Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, as well as from the diaspora.

Jovanović-Gouillon: Preserve Cultural and National Independence of the Serbian People

The Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Thessaloniki, Jelena Jovanović, and the Acting Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Arnaud Gouillon, held an online meeting today. Gouillon said that they discussed the way Greece coordinated activities with its large and well-organized diaspora. - In the coming period

Filipović: Quality of Republic of Srpska Products Recognized in Austria

Like other European countries, Austria is facing certain challenges and increased unemployment despite the measures of support of the Austrian government, says Mladen Filipović, Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, in an interview. Filipović added that most challenges lay in the tourism and hospitality sector, which naturally affected also the employment of citizens from the Republic of Srpska.

Agreement Concluded Between the University of Banja Luka and Towson University from USA

The University of Banja Luka signed an Agreement on Cooperation and Academic Exchanges with Towson University from the United States of America. The agreement stipulates that the contracting parties will work together on promoting educational and academic exchanges, academic information materials and publications, and encourage mutual educational visits. This agreement was concluded at the initiative of Bojan Vujić, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States of America (USA

Ravasi: Sava Will Lobby for Serbian Interests

The first political organization of Serbs in the USA, the Serbian American Voters Alliance Sava, aims to lobby for Serbian interests and find American politicians who will be friendly disposed towards the interests of the Serbian-American diaspora, said the president and founder of this newly founded organization, Olga Ravasi.

Association of Serbs "Mihajlo Pupin" Founded in Norway

In the Norwegian city of Fredrikstad, another Serbian organization was founded in December – the Association of Serbs and Friends in Norway Viken Mihajlo Pupin. As the founders point out, the organization is voluntary, non-political and independent, and aims to nurture Serbian tradition and culture.

Bećković Awarded Prosvjeta’s Saint Sava Charter

The Saint Sava Charter of the Serbian Educational and Cultural Association Prosvjeta from Belgrade was presented today to academician Matija Bećković. President of the Belgrade SECA Prosvjeta, Milimir Mučibabić, presented the Charter to the laureate, noting that Bećković’s poetry figured in these turbulent times as an encouragement and a signpost.

Children from Srpska and Diaspora Recorded Song on Nurturing Serbian Language

In honor of the Serbian illuminator Saint Sava, children from the diaspora and the region recorded the song and video entitled Negujmo Srpski Jezik (Let’s nurture the Serbian language), announced today the Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. Recording of the song involved children from the Republic of Srpska, as well as children of Serbian origin from Denmark, France, Italy and Slovenia. All was realized thanks to the Children’s Cultural Center Belgrade and the Association of Music Teachers of Serbia, through implementation of the project Children to Serbia. Music teacher and co-author of the project, Aleksandra Stanković, said that the Children to Serbia project included Serbian children from the region and the diaspora, united in choral singing with their peers from Serbia. - At the time of the Covid 19 pandemic, when schools were closed throughout Europe and the region, ten children with teachers from Serbian supplementary schools in Denmark, France, Italy, Slovenia

Monument to Stefan Nemanja Unveiled in Belgrade

A monument to the founder of the Serbian medieval state, Stefan Nemanja, was ceremoniously unveiled on Sava Square in Belgrade. The solemn unveiling was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Chairman and Serb member of BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik, Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska Radovan Višković and President of the NARS Nedelјko Čubrilović. The bronze monument is the work of the famous Russian sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov. Its height is 23.5 meters above ground

Ambassador Đurić Participated in Vidovdan Summit of Serbian Diaspora Leaders – Horizon 2050

The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the USA, Marko Đurić, took part in the second virtual gathering of Serbian organizations and influential individuals from the US, the Vidovdan Summit of Serbian Diaspora Leaders – Horizon 2050. In his keynote address, Ambassador Đurić presented the priorities of the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the US, particularly expressing readiness to intensify cooperation with the diaspora, which, according to him, is a generator

Mlađen Cicović with Milica Marković on Promoting Republic of Srpska Investment Potentials in Serbia

The director of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of BiH, Milica Marković, said today in Belgrade that it was in the interest of both BiH and Serbia to proceed with assistance, investments and other economic cooperation. After the meeting with the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, Marković emphasized the importance of promoting the investment potentials of BiH and Republic of Srpska, as well as cooperation with Serbia.

Mayor of Knin: I will Invite Serbs to Return, This is Their City Too

The mayor of Knin, Marko Jelić, said that he would continue inviting the exiled Serbs to return to Knin, because this was their city. He added that he had grown up and spent time in his childhood with many exiled Serbs, who were now already middle-aged people. Jelić underlines his excellent cooperation, as he says, with the Serbian Orthodox Church

Perović: Sputnik Vaccine Might Reach Srpska Next Week

The Russian vaccine Sputnik might arrive in the Republic of Srpska already next week. Srpska has submitted all the necessary documents, and the transport is ready, now everything depends on the Russian Direct Investment Fund. This was stated for Nezavisne by Duško Perović, Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Moscow, who pointed out that it was out of Srpska’s hands now, and everything depended on the Russian Fund with which the Republic of Srpska

Online Conference Held: TESLA – DIASPORA ICON

Due to the current epidemiological situation, the traditional annual conference dedicated to Nikola Tesla, organized by the Tesla Science Foundation (TSF) from Philadelphia was held online this year, on 16 January 2021. Olgica Vlačić, Consul at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York delivered keynote address.

Sydney: Serbian Statehood Day Instead of Festival

For the first time since holding of the Serbian Festival in Sydney began in 2013, this most popular and most visited event of the Serbian community on the Fifth Continent will not be held. What has been suspected for some time and rumoured about within the Serbian community, was confirmed by members of the New South Wales branch of SOYA (Serbian Orthodox Youth of Australia) by a post on the Festival’s social media pages.

Day of the Cross and Epiphany will be Marked Also in Florida

The Day of the Cross and the Epiphany are also prayerfully celebrated in Florida, in North Port. The Serbs there, gathered around the Church and School Municipality of St. Sava, are diligent in preserving tradition and culture. North Port, with almost 60,000 inhabitants, also boasts a Serbian community. The settlement of Serbs began before 1914 and between and after the two great world wars.

Serbian New Year Concert in Vienna Canceled, but "Let’s Renew the Sanctities" Action Starts

At the end of last year, the management of the Board of Prosvjeta in Vienna decided to move the jubilean, tenth Prosvjeta’s Serbian New Year concert in Vienna to next year. Although the program was ready, as were prominent Serbian and international artists, the circumstances did not allow the celebratory concert to be held. ‘We are all sad, a lot of work was invested in the preparation.

Serbia Eliminated PCR Test Requirement for Residents of Countries of the Region

The Border Police was notified by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia about new instructions for persons entering Serbia from countries affected by the coronavirus epidemic, which will enter into force on 14 January 2021. The citizens of BiH, Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro are allowed to enter Serbia without a PCR test, the BiH Border Police announced.

Day of the Republic of Srpska Marked Also in Canada

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Stoilković: Saint-Savaism Defines Identity of Serbs Wherever They Live

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Gouillon: Happy Birthday, Dear Republic of Srpska

Acting Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region Arnaud Gouillon congratulated the Day of the Republic of Srpska. – Happy birthday, dear Republic of Srpska! I wish all Serbs west of the Drina a happy Day of the Republic of Srpska, and all of you celebrating the Holy Archdeacon Stephen today, a happy slava! – Gouillon wrote on Twitter.

CICOVIĆ: 9 JANUARY – SYMBOL OF SERBIAN PEOPLE’S DETERMINATION TO LIVE IN FREEDOM

The head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, told Srna that the Day of the Republic of Srpska was celebrated not only as the date of birth of the Republic of the Serbian people in BiH, but also as a symbol of the Serbian people’s determination to live in freedom in an orderly society.

Republic of Srpska Day Marked in Washington

BiH Ambassador to Washington Bojan Vujić and Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office Obrad Kesić marked the Day of the Republic of Srpska by attending the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Martyr Stephen with the parishioners of St. Luke Church in Washington. The parish priest, Vasilije Vranić, mentioned and read prayers for the Republic of Srpska and its citizens. Source: RTRS  

Srpska’s Representative Office in Greece Marked the Day of the Republic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the fashion of marking the Day of the Republic of Srpska, but not the significance the Day of the Republic has for our people in the diaspora.

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