"We will start producing the vaccine from October 15," President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.
The President of Serbia has compared the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in Europe to the sinking of the Titanic - saying the rich are being saved while the poor of the Balkans are being left to drown.
"After a hard internal struggle, some brave girls and I decided to stand in the way of a dark circle of abuse. We will not give up," said actress Milena Radulovic
While the whole region was waiting to get at least some vaccines from the COVAX scheme, a plane from China landed in Belgrade with a million doses on board.
A key official claims he was fired from Serbia's environment protection agency because he objected to changing the thresholds for what is considered pollution.
Serbia is currently facing the worst health crisis since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When much of Europe is turning against coal, Serbia is continuing to open new mines, often financed and built by China.
Without effective rail connections from Belgrade to Greece, “this railway will go from nowhere to nowhere,” says Laszlo Varju, an MP for the centre-left Democratic Coalition party.
Villagers in Serbia ripped out hydropower pipes, claiming a new generating plant will wreck the river on which many livelihoods depend.
"The total abandonment of measures to fight the epidemic in the pre-election period caused the loss of control of the epidemiological situation," doctors said in an open letter.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) found Belgrade underreported COVID-19 deaths by nearly 400 between March 19 and June 1.
The quiet mountain village of Vodice, in the centre of the country, is now home to El Paso City.