Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and his deputy in the government will ask President Tomislav Nikolic to order March elections by Jan. 29 to shuffle the cabinet amid rising unrest over a shaky economic recovery.
Serbian opposition leader Tomislav Nikolic reached an agreement with an anti-European Union party, committing to policies aimed at keeping Serbia politically and militarily neutral if he wins May 20 presidential runoff.
Serbia wants Kosovo to commit to keeping its army out of the Serb-dominated north of its former breakaway province, while giving locals control over the police and judiciary, President Tomislav Nikolic said.
The Serbian Democratic Party may lose May 6 general elections, while its leader, President Boris Tadic, will be forced into a runoff as voters reject moves to bring the former Yugoslav republic to the European Union.
After a brief lull, the strain in the fractious relationship between India’s Finance Ministry and its central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, is back. India’s annual budget ritual last month, in which Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram presented the country’s economic and fiscal policy, provided a brief respite.