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Minister Dacic awards Novak Djokovic for his exceptional efforts and contribution to the promotion of Serbia’s interests and its people worldwide

To commemorate the founding of the Prince's Office of Foreign Affairs in 1839, the Serbian Government adopted a decision in 2015 declaring 29 May as the Serbian Diplomacy Day. The establishment of the Office marked the beginning of professional diplomacy in our country.

The Act on the Establishment of the Prince's Office was adopted on that day, in line with Article 5 of the "Turkish constitution" from 1838. The decree on its establishment was also the first law on the organizational structure and activities of the Ministry.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed today, in memory of all Serbian diplomats through history, youth role model Novak Djokovic, whose success united the people through a strong feeling of happiness and excitement for his extraordinary victories, awakened the dormant spirit and showcased to the world a strong sports nation, proud of its history and tradition.

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic paid tribute to Novak Djokovic for his overall diplomatic contribution, awarding him for his exceptional efforts and contribution to the promotion of Serbia's interests and its people worldwide.

Link: http://www.mfa.rs/en/press-service/statements/19240-minister-dacic-awards-novak-djokovic-for-his-exceptional-efforts-and-contribution-to-the-promotion-of-serbias-interests-and-its-people-worldwide

Visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland to Serbia, 1 October 2019

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland Mr. Pekka Haavisto made an official visit to the Republic of Serbia on 1 October 2019.

At the joint press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia in Belgrade, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Mr. Ivica Dačić conveyed the appreciation of the Serbian Government to the Government of Finland for its continuous support to the EU enlargement policy and the European integration process of the Republic of Serbia.

Minister Haavisto emphasized that the Western Balkans is a part of Europe and its role is very important for the EU, therefore it’s of crucial importance for that region to participate in the European cooperation; marking Serbia as an important component of that cooperation. Mr. Haavisto used this opportunity to stress Finland’s readiness to support Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, expressing hope that the dialogue will be continued in due course, as well as the assurance that the EU will be able to help that process.

Minister Dačić pointed out Serbia’s willingness to participate in all Finland’s initiatives concerning the Euro-integration process, emphasizing the readiness of our country to open more chapters during the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, in order to speed up the progress toward the EU membership.

Two ministers agreed that bilateral relations of Serbia and Finland are very good, with high potential for the further development in various areas, especially in the field of economy.

During the visit, ministers Haavisto and Dačić opened the exhibition “BELGRADE – HELSINKI, 90 Years of Diplomatic Relations”, organized at the Archives of Yugoslavia in Belgrade.


Speech of Mr. Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia:

Speech of Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland:


Newspaper article about Serbian craft breweries

The media house in Finland, "Olutposti" whose mission is to emphasize and promote the culture of beer and food, published an article named "Sparkling Belgrade," about Serbian craft breweries.

Finnish guests expressed interest in the technology of experimenting with different flavors of a beer chosen by our brewery masters and enjoyed not only the excellent tastes of Serbian cuisine but also the phenomenon of Kafana's.

Revoking the State of emergency

On 6 May 2020, the Government of the Republic of Serbia revoked its decision on the

State of Emergency concerning the corona-virus pandemic.



In order to facilitate access to cultural contents to the citizens of Serbia as well as to users from other countries during COVID-19 epidemic, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia made available a large scale of programs of National Cultural Institutions in digital format in different languages (virtual tours, digital audio and video materials, photos, texts, 3D scanned objects, etc). А list of digital cultural content offered by cultural institutions of the Republic of Serbia is on the web site of the Ministry of Culture and Information, as follows: (http://www.kultura.gov.rs/cyr/aktuelnosti/digital-contents----serbian-cultural-institutions-2020 )

Serbian films

1. Next to me (Pored mene, 2015, Сtevan Filipovic, drama, 110 minutes) http://www.fcs.rs/en/films/film-database/?page=film&id=1314 Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpKAFB9QUZc

2. Skinning (Šišanje, 2010, Stevan Filipovic, drama, 98 minutes) http://fcs.rs/en/films/film-database?page=film&id=169 Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsH6IRftCEI

3. Sheitans Warrior (Šejtanov ratnik, 2006, Stevan Filipovic, SF comedy, 94 minutes) http://www.fcs.rs/en/films/film-database/?page=film&id=152 Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgxT0TmisxE

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