The fair is intended for the students of the final grades of high schools and represents the opportunity to find out more about possible future calling in one place directly from the representatives of the faculties of the different universities in direct contact and conversation. The opening of the fair was also attended by Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic who, on this occasion, pointed out that the task of every serious local government was to help young people when it was about their vocational training for future calling.


Serbian Armed Forces Day is marked on 23rd April, on the anniversary of the beginning of the 1815 Second Serbian Uprising which marked the long road towards the restoration of Serbian independence after years of Ottoman occupation. Military ceremonies, display of weapons and equipment,  and laying of wreaths and flowers at the memorials to fallen members have been conducted today in all the commands, units and institutions of Serbia to celebrate the Serbian Armed Forces Day –23April.  In Nis the main ceremony was organized at the Memorial Complex Bubanj. On behalf of the City of Nis Mayor Bulatovic congratulated all members of the army. The Serbian army was formed from the group of rebels, from the people who took to guns to win their freedom. There lie the roots of the deep connection between our people and our army. The Serbian Armed Forces nourish this essential link and it remains committed to the citizens of Serbia. Citizens also recognize this fateful relationship and appreciate the efforts the army makes for the common good.



Spring Job Fair organized by the National Employment Service and supported by the City of Nis was opened today. The unemployed had an opportunity to get acquainted with potential employers and find vacancies at the fair. On this occasion Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic spoke about the unemployment situation in the city. Compared to 2016, when there were 33,000 unemployed people in the city, this number is now reduced to around 27,000. The City of Nis allocated funds to support different programmes which facilitated different programmes for securing employment.



Serbian-Hungarian Forum on Water Management was opened today gathering companies from two countries operating in the sector of water management. Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic welcomed the participants and emphasized the excellent cooperation between the two countries. In his address the Mayor spoke about the high quality drinking water in the city, but also about the problem of wastewater, which the city seriously approached and intended to permanently solve. The Ambassador of Hungary in Serbia, His Excellency Attila Pinter, also attended the Forum, which also highlighted the importance of improving relations between the two countries, especially when it comes to the economy.



Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic and his associates met today with a delegation of businessmen from the People’s Republic of China led by H.E. Ambassador of China to Serbia, Li Manchang. The possible joint projects of the City and Chinese businessmen were discussed at the meeting such as regional landfill and street lighting in the city. At the same time, the representatives of the City of Nis also presented projects for the construction of a logistics center, scientific and technological park, as well as light rail transport that could also be realized in cooperation with Chinese partners. Mayor Bulatovic and Ambassador Li Munchang agreed that the potential for cooperation was large and that, after further consultations and analyzes, concretization of what was discussed today could be expected.



The 15th anniversary of the French Institute in Nis was celebrated. The French Institute is part of the 130 French institutes in the world. In Serbia, the French institute is located in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Nis. The mission of the French Institute is to reinforce the French language in Serbia in education (schools, trainings, universities), to enable students to go and study in France: give them an opportunity for mobility in Europe, to encourage society debates, to provide a resource center, to stand as a cultural actor in Serbia, to advise Serbia in its integration process in the European Union and institutional cooperation.  At the ceremony on this worthy anniversary the audience was addressed by H.E. the Ambassador of France to Serbia, Frederik Mondoloni, and Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic. Since its establishment on April 16th, 2003, the French Cultural Center – now the French Institute in Serbia is more than ever present in the field of culture, science and university cooperation. As the part of the celebration the exhibition of paintings Aleksandra Miric was organized.


The city forum was held on the subject of Serbian-French relations and a long-standing friendship between two nations on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the French Institute in Nis. At the Forum H.E. French Ambassador to Serbia Frederik Mondoloni, Dr Aleksandra Mirić, an artist from Nis, and Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic spoke about Serbian-French relations. Ambassador Mondoloni thanked evryone for the brilliant reception in Nis and expressed his satisfaction with the fact that France was very much represented in Nis.
The Mayor talked about the current relations with the City of Arles with a special emphasis on friendship and the exchange of experiences. Ms. Aleksandra Miric, who completed her PhD studies from architecture and archeology, spoke about her experience of studying in France.



Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic and his associates met today with His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Serbia Mr. Frederik Mondolini, who visited Nis on the occasion of celebrating the 15th anniversary of the French Institute in Nis. The Mayor and Ambassador discussed the cooperation and long-standing friendship between France and Serbia, as well as the importance of the existence of the French Institute, which has been successfully working in Nis for 15 years. The Ambassador thanked the Mayor for the wholehearted support that the City of Nis has been providing to the institute, which is important for the spread of French culture and bringing together two nations. The two officials also discussed the projects that Nis have been implementing with the City of Arl  in the area of valorization of cultural and historical heritage, but also about the projects that would be carried out in connection with archaeological excavations inside Nis Fortress. In this way, the conditions will be created for the cultural treasures of Nis to facilitate city development presenting our culture and history.



The literary – memorial exhibition rooms dedicated to Stevan Sremac and Branko Miljkovic were ceremoniously opened in Nis. The memorial rooms were opened by Republic of Serbia Minsiter of Culture Mr. Vladan Vukosavljevic and Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic. Having set up those two memorial exhibition rooms Nis has paid its tribute to the giants of the written word – Stevan Sremac and Branko Miljkovic, whose work is the cultural heritage of Nis and Serbia. Their legacy was declared a cultural asset of great importance in 2014. This project is dedicated to the giants of the written words that are related in different ways to our city and have incorporated Nis in literary history. About 200 original exhibits are presented within the permanent exhibition setting, and many are for the first time exclusively presented to the public. The literary memorial exhibition consists of two rooms and a front part which will be used for the organization of different cultural event. According to the director of the Nis National Museum Mr. Nenad Spasic the importance of these memorial rooms is great since they will enrich the tourist offer of Nis. The memorial room of Stevan Sremac will also have an ethnic character which will include items from that period.The author of the permanent exhibition Jovan Mladenovic.



During New Year’s Eve Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic visited the workers on call from the PUC Mediana who were cleaning the streets in the central zone. He also visited the Nis Police Headquarters and Firefighting Department and Health Care Institute for Emergency Medical Aid. All these services were on call during the celebration of the New Year’s Eve. Traditionally the Mayor visited the first new born baby in 2018. The first baby born this year is a girl. The rounds ended b visit to Nis City Heating Plant where the management and the employees assured the Mayor that the district heating in the city worked impeccably.