Serbia's prime minister asks parliament to sack defense minister

January 30, 2016 12:36 PM

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BELGRADE The Serbian prime minister sent a letter to parliament on Saturday asking it to dismiss Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic over a sexist remark to a female reporter.

Gasic, who is also a senior official in Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's Serbian Progressive Party, triggered public outrage and protests from journalists last December after remarking to a crouching female reporter: "I love these journalists who kneel so easily."

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