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ADŽSeptember 22, 20202min8

By closing the traffic along main city streets of General Milojko Lesjanin and Vozda Karadjordja, from 09.00 to 12.00 the traditional Day without Cars was marked.  The Member of Niš City Council Sonja Milojković, in charge of environmental protection, stated that the City of Niš, this year as well as the previous ones, has been participating in the celebration of the European Mobility Week, which is being held from September 16 to 22. The European Mobility Week is being marked under the slogan Mobility without Pollution for All in our city for the 17th time, as well as the World Car Free Day. “European Mobility Week is an annual campaign that promotes sustainable urban mobility and encourages local governments across Europe to introduce sustainable transport measures, develop infrastructure for sustainable urban mobility and offer their citizens alternatives to car use,” said councilor Milojković. The theme of this year’s event reflects the European Commission’s ambitious goal of making Europe a carbon-neutral continent by 2050 – that is, emitting as much carbon dioxide as nature can absorb, thus eliminating one of the main factors of climate change. A healthier environment, better air quality, lower noise levels, as well as greater traffic safety are the goals of the campaign that ended today with Car Free Day. This year, due to the special situation we are in, the European Mobility Week is held in specific circumstances, without organizing mass gatherings, characteristic for this event.


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ADŽSeptember 18, 20201min15

Assistant Minister of Health for Inspection Affairs Goran Stamenkovic and Nis City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski agreed to intensify cooperation between the Nis Communal Police and the Republic Sanitary Inspection in implementing measures taken by the Government of the Republic of Serbia to prevent and combat infectious diseases COVID-19 in territory of the City of Nis. The Communal Police will continue the daily control of all facilities in the hospitality sector in order to minimize the risk of infection.”We are aware that an epidemiologically difficult autumn awaits us, and in accordance with the recommendations of the Crisis Management Team, we have adopted measures, postponing most of the events for next year and banning public gatherings. The health of our citizens is in the first place, “as the Mayor pointed out.


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ADŽSeptember 18, 20202min17

One of the most important Serbian jazz musicians, pianist and composer Miloš Miša Krstić is the winner of this year’s Nisville Jazz Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented in the City Hall by Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski. Mayor Sotirovski reminded of the last performance of Mišo Krstić in Nisville exactly 20 years ago and expressed satisfaction that she was the one who presented the award to Krstić that night. “After 20 years since that performance, you get this wonderful work of art that will remind you of Nisville and Niš, and new generations will talk about how Miša Krstić received the award during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic” said Sotirovski. “This year Niš is longing for real Nisville in the Fortress, but the Festival is getting ready for 2021 when two Nisville festivals will be merged in one” as Mayor Sotirovski emphasized.  Miloš Miša Krstić is one of the few jazz musicians who has never made any musical compromises and is the first musician from this area who completed master’s degree in jazz (1995) in the cradle of that music (University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville), where he worked as an assistant for combo ensembles and jazz history. “This award is significant on several grounds. First, it is awarded at a festival that is highly ranked on the list of music and jazz festivals in the world. It is especially important because it is awarded for original jazz, which is not presented to the public every day like a variety show. The most important thing is that it is awarded at the festival, which will be remembered as unique in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic “said Miloš Krstić after the award ceremony.


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ADŽSeptember 16, 20202min20

In accordance with the recommendations of the Republic Crisis Management HQ for the Protection of Public Health from Infectious Diseases Covid-19 the main program of the Nisville Jazz Festival has been canceled, but the accompanying events will be held on the central city square in Nis from 17 to 20 September under strict epidemiological measures and with a limited number of visitors. “We are fully aware that a difficult autumn, in epidemiological sense, awaits us  and that we will postpone all manifestations, including Nisville for next year,” said Niš City Mayor. “We expect that next year, in 2021, Nisville Jazz Festival will be the best so far and that, as always, the jazz festival will be the best promoter of our city.” Festival director Ivan Blagojevic announced free of charge tours of Nisville Jazz Museum in the next four days, where all interested jazz fans can see a completely new setting. The traditional award of the festival for lifetime achievement will be presented to jazz pianist, composer and pedagogue Mišo Krstić. Simultaneously with the award ceremony the performance of jazz bands in the city center begins. The accompanying program continues, and in front of Nisville Museum and the film programme in parallel to it. A total of 20 chairs will be set up, with strict measures of physical distancing, while performers will, where technically possible, perform with masks on.


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ADŽSeptember 16, 20202min23

Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski and the members of Niš City Council met with the representatives of the Niš Branch  of National Employment Service, Niš Chamber of Commerce, directors of public companies, as well as of larger companies operating in Niš on the occasion of launching the Government of Serbia Programme My First Salary which is implemented by RS Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, Ministry of Finance, the Office for IT and Electronic Administration and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the program is to encourage the employment of young people and provide support to the economy in solving the problem of staff shortages. Niš City Mayor called on public companies to apply by September 25, in order to, in addition to resolving staff shortages, help young people with secondary and higher education to gain their first work experience, apply acquired knowledge and develop new skills, as well as to improve their work habits. “A large number of young people have a desire to work in the public sector and here is an opportunity to give them the chance to gain work experience and thus motivate them to stay in the country. We must be aware that we have a serious task to shape young people to be responsible, hardworking and ready to respond to every task set by their employers, “as the Mayor told the directors of public companies. Priority for inclusion in the program is given to employers from the private sector, especially those from devastated areas. The program is planned to include 10,000 young people with secondary and higher education, up to 30 years of age, who have no work experience and are registered by National Employment Service.


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ADŽSeptember 15, 20201min28

On the occasion of the great national holiday, the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and National Flag, which will be celebrated on September 15 from this year on, Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski extended her congratulations. This national holiday is dedicated to the victory on the Thessaloniki Front (in World War I) and it will be celebrated together in the Republic of Srpska, Republic of Serbia and all Serbian communities around the world. Today, the state and national flags of the Republic of Serbia will be prominently displayed in all public places and buildings of public authorities. In Niš the national flags will be fluttering decorating the city center streets and the boulevards of Nikola Tesla, Nemanjić, Mediana, Somborski, and Emperor Constantine.


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ADŽSeptember 14, 20201min27

Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski together with the members of Niš City Council in charge of planning and construction visited the residential complex under construction “Novi Niš”. The American company Clean Earth Capital has completed the construction of the first four buildings within that complex. Registration of City of Niš ownership over 280 new apartments is underway. “The city will hand over the apartments to the Ministry of Defense because they are intended for members of the Serbian Army.” The good thing is that, for the new complex of buildings on the same location, the investor will hire labor from Niš and the surrounding area. The City had to develop main traffic roads towards Bubanj and the possibility of building the kindergarten will be discussed.


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M SSeptember 14, 20202min29

The new shopping planet under construction, which will cover about 40,000 m2 in the heart of the city, was visited by the Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski, together with the members of Niš City Council in charge of communal planning and construction and the representatives of City of Niš Office for Local Economic Development and Projects. The investment worth 80 million euros of Delta Real Estate Group will be built over two floors and will provide an unforgettable time for shopping for the whole family, because, according to Delta Real Estate Group CEO Zorana Burlić, in addition to the shopping sphere, Delta Planet will have a part with restaurants, cafes, with a large selection of food, playrooms for children and 850 parking spaces. “The installation of the glass construction is expected in the fall, and we will remove part of the greenery because landscaping is planned within the complex itself.” The construction of a playground and a park is planned, and a lot of new things are planned because we want to bring the city to banks of the Nišava River” pointed out Mr. Nenad Stanković, Niš City Council Member.  The representatives of OLEDP pointed out that Delta Planet was an excellent example of the synergy that the city had with investors and that the set dynamics would be kept in the implementation of such projects. The opening of the shopping mall is planned for 2021.


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Mirjana RadićSeptember 11, 20201min28

The meeting of Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski with the presidents of city municipalities, the presidents of city municipality assemblies and the heads of municipal administrations was organized in order to solve the most basic problems, primarily the relationship between the city and city municipalities which implies more relying on each other to solve the problems of Niš citizens in a more efficient way. The problems in city municipalities are mostly related to communal infrastructure, out-of-market sales or unfinished projects. It was agreed that the plans of the city municipalities should be coordinated with the city plans. “This is a very important meeting for us to establish a way of communication and joint work so that the citizens are satisfied, the city develops smoothly, and it is necessary to act unitedly towards ministries and funds for cross-border cooperation,” said Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski after the meeting. The meeting between the Mayor and the representatives of the city municipalities, as announced, will most likely be organized twice a month in the future.


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Mirjana RadićSeptember 10, 20201min26

His Eminence Bishop of Niš Mr. Arsenije and the Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski visited the works on the church of St. Basil of Ostrog in Niš settlement Duvanište. It has been five years since the construction of the church began at the request of Duvanište community after the bombing in 1999, which took place on May 12, on the Day of St. Basil of Ostrog. Then, as His Eminence the Bishop of Niš, Mr. Arsenije reminded, not a single citizen of Niš lost his or her life. This building will be open to all our Orthodox believers next year. “The city will do everything that is important to facilitate the official opening of the church on the very date when the Saint Basil is celebrated next year” as Mayor Sotirovski said. The plans will be made with Niš City Chief Town Planner according to which the area around the church would be landscaped.