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Another 50 Bosnian Serb children from the same town arrived in Thessaloniki on 10 January for a two-week vacation with families in Kavala and Imathia. It was the fourth hosting mission that had been organized by the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece in cooperation with the Red Cross that year.
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In total, the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece had been responsible for hosting more than 2, Serbian children by that point. Greek Ambassador to Belgrade Panayiotis Vlassopoulos stated that hospitality for these children in Greece constituted only a portion of the humanitarian aid which Greek local governments and organizations have been providing for Yugoslavia since war erupted.
He added that these initiatives contribute to the strengthening of Greek—Serbian relations. The children were accompanied by their teachers so that they'd be able to keep up with their studies. The mayor of Kavala, Stathis Efifillidis, was quoted as saying that, "All the residents of the city have shown their love for the children.
InGreek families hosted Serbian orphans from 20 December to 6 January The hospitality program, like many others, was held with the cooperation of the Greek Red Cross and the Yugoslav Red Cross. It was the second time that year that Serbian children were hosted. Since the Greek and Serbian Red Cross launched the hosting of children from Serbia inan estimated 16, children have stayed with Greek families.
As a result, very close friendship ties have been forged and, in most cases, contact between the children and the host families continues. When, in SeptemberPatriarch Pavle of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Cyprus, he presented Archbishop Chrysostomos of the Church of Cyprus with an icon of the Virgin Mary as a token of appreciation for the help and support the Church of Cyprus and the people of Cyprus had shown to the people of Serbia.
Archbishop Chrysostomos praised the close relations between the Churches of Serbia and Cyprus, remarking that the presence of Patriarch Pavle was proof of the unity and brotherhood between the two Churches.
Patriarch Pavle compared the situations that Greeks in Cyprus face to those that Serbs face, saying that both Cyprus and Serbia were struggling for their freedom. He also reaffirmed Serbian support to the Greeks of Cyprus. In an address at Belgrade's Cathedral, Archbishop Christodoulos referred to the help which the Greeks had offered to the Serbs. At the ceremony Patriarch Pavle was quoted as saying that, "The Greek Church has always sympathised with the troubles we have been in, rendering us support as well as aid in medicines and food".
During the first days of Holy Week, the Rev. Most of the expected cost, estimated at over 30 million euros, will be provided by Greece. By Junethe government had already disbursedeuros for the first phase of the work. According to Assistant Minister of Interior Predrag Maric, over firemen signed up for Greece in less than an hour.
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The Ambassador of Greece said that that day showed once again the excellent cooperation between the two nations thanking everyone who had taken part in extinguishing fires. He also remarked that in the last ten days, Serbian pilots and technicians showed great skill in extinguishing fires, which moved the whole of Greece and the Greek nation in particular.
The charity was honored with the presence of famous basketball players who were glad to support this humanitarian event. Among many the event was attended by: Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine continued their noble efforts on 29 Septemberwhen they visited the Messinia region and the municipality of Andania to deliver Serbian donations of clothes for children as well as baby equipment to the victims of the forest fires in Greece.
Bilateral relations[ edit ] Serbian-Greek relations have traditionally been friendly due to cultural and historical factors. Friendly relations have played an important role in bilateral relations between the two nations, especially during the wars of the s and the Balkans Campaign  in World War I.
Following the dissolution of the state union of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia inherited the rights and obligations of the union and, as a result, the existing bilateral contractual framework with Greece.
Out of the many Greek-Serbian bilateral agreements, it is worth pointing out the agreements on mutual judicial relations, scientific and educational cooperation, tourism development, air transport, international road transportation of passengers and goods, and economic and technological cooperation.
There are regular high-level visits between the two countries, such as Foreign Minister Ms. There are also frequent contacts between the two countries ministries and agencies on various matters concerning individual sectors.
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Greece is one of Serbia's main EU trade partners. Bilateral trade has increased significantly over the past few years. There are investments in all sectors, but mainly in the industrial and banking sectors.
It's time to end Serb-bashing
It is worth noting the presence of Greek-Serbian companies, as well as purely Greek businesses that employ 25, jobs. The Serbs have been demonised not because they were the party most responsible for the wars of secession in the s - they were not - but because they have consistently got in the way of the west's hegemonic ambitions in the region. The Serbs' great "crime" was not reading the script.Why Do Serbia and Albania Hate Each Other?
Out of all the groups in the former Yugoslavia, the Serbs, whose population was spread across the country, had most to lose from the country's disintegration. At a meeting at The Hague in Octoberthe leaders of the six constituent republics were presented with a paper entitled "The End of Yugoslavia from the International Scene" by European Community "arbitrators".
Only one of them - the Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic - refused to sign his country's death certificate. For his pro-Yugoslav stance, Milosevic was rewarded with over a decade of demonisation in the west's media. Despite his regular election victories in a country where 21 political parties freely operated, Milosevic was and is routinely labelled a "dictator", a description which even his consistently hostile biographer Adam LeBor concedes is "incorrect".
Some of the attempts to incriminate Milosevic for events he played no part in have been ludicrous: In the standard western rewrite of history, Slobo and the Serbs were also to blame for the break-out of war in Bosnia.
Yet the man who lit the blue touch paper for that brutal conflict war was not Milosevic, nor the Bosnian-Serb leaders, but the US ambassador Warren Zimmerman, who persuaded Bosnian separatist Alija Izetbegovic to renege on his signing of the Lisbon agreement, which had provided for the peaceful division of the republic. Even after the Dayton agreement brought an end to a totally unnecessary conflict, there was to be no let up in the west's Serbophobia.
In Kosovo, the west's strategic objectives meant them siding with the hardliners of the Kosovo Liberation Army, a group, officially classified as a terrorist organisation by the US state department. No one, certainly no Serb of my acquaintance, denies that Serb forces committed atrocities in the Balkan wars and that those responsible should be held accountable in a court of law though not one financed by the powers who illegally bombed their country less than 10 years ago.
But what makes Serbs so incensed is that whereas Serbian atrocities have received the full glare of the western media spotlight, atrocities committed by other parties in the conflict are all but ignored.