“The matter is that Serbia has asked Russia to provide certain defense products. It is not a sale-and-purchase deal. Serbia is not buying weapons, Russia is donating weapons and equipment,” Dacic said at a joint news conference with his visiting Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. Source Tass
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Four European leaders have called for a European “Federal Union” to strengthen the relationship between states as Brussels approaches its first “divorce settlement” on its 60th anniversary. Representatives from lower parliament chambers in France, Italy, Germany and Luxembourg wrote a letter in La Stampa, an Italian newspaper. Source: Express.co.uk
China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. The development is likely to be welcomed by the German government. Source: Reuters