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Serbia (i/ˈsɜːrbiə/, Serbian: Србија / Srbija, IPA: [sř̩bija]), officially the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Република Србија / Republika Srbija), is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; and Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro to the west; it also claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is one of the largest cities in Southeast Europe. Serbia numbers around 7 million residents.

Following the Slavic migrations to the Balkans from the 6th century onwards, Serbs established several states in the early Middle Ages. The Serbian Kingdom obtained recognition by Rome and Constantinople in 1217; it reached its peak in 1346 as a relatively short-lived Serbian Empire. By the mid-16th century, the entire territory of modern-day Serbia was annexed by the Ottoman Empire, at times interrupted by the Habsburgs. In the early 19th century, the Serbian Revolution established the nation-state as the region's first constitutional monarchy, which subsequently expanded its territory. Following disastrous casualties in World War I, and subsequent unification of Habsburg crownland of Vojvodina with Serbia, the country co-founded Yugoslavia with other South Slavic peoples, which would exist in various political formations until the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, which had devastating effects for the region. As a result, Serbia formed a union with Montenegro in 1992, which broke apart in 2006, when Serbia again became an independent country. In 2008 the parliament of Kosovo, Serbia's southern province with an Albanian ethnic majority, declared independence, with mixed responses from the international community.

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EU, Serbia set to ink 'critical raw materials' deal

Hindustan Times 19 Jul 2024
EU, Serbia set to ink 'critical raw materials' deal ... The announcement came after Serbia's constitutional court ruled last week that the permit cancellations were "not in line with the constitution and the law", paving the way for the government to resume the project ... Vucic has hinted that Serbia could begin mining lithium as early as 2028....

EU, Serbia sign deal to kickstart lithium battery development

Oelwein Daily Register 19 Jul 2024
The announcement came after Serbia's constitutional court ruled last week that the permit cancellations were "not in line with the constitution and the law", paving the way for the government to resume the project ... Vucic has hinted that Serbia could begin mining lithium as early as 2028....

EU, U.S. React To Serbia Banning Entry To Certain Foreign Nationals

Radio Free Europe 18 Jul 2024
"Taking into account its status as a candidate country for EU membership and a valued partner in maintaining peace and security throughout the region, we call on Serbia to support the rule of law and the highest democratic standards in these and all other law enforcement actions," the State Department said in an e-mail to RFE/RL....

What History Suggests About the Political Fallout From the Trump Assassination Attempt

Time 17 Jul 2024
The demands also included bringing all “accessories” in the assassination to trial and allowing Austro-Hungarian law enforcement officers into Serbia to take part in the criminal investigation ... While Serbia rebuffed the presence of Austro-Hungarian law enforcement officers in ......

Serbian government greenlights disputed lithium mining project

Khaleejtimes 16 Jul 2024
The decision follows a ruling by the constitutional court last week, saying a 2022 government move to revoke permits awarded to the Anglo-Australian mining giant was "not in line with the constitution and the law" ... President Aleksandar Vucic has hinted that Serbia could begin mining lithium as early as 2028, following new guarantees from Rio Tinto....

Former KLA Commander Sentenced To 18 Years By Kosovar Tribunal

Radio Free Europe 16 Jul 2024
The Hague-based Kosovo tribunal has sentenced former Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK) commander Pjeter Shala to 18 years in prison for war crimes committed during Kosovo's war of independence from Serbia ... It operates under Kosovar law but is based in the Netherlands to shield witnesses from intimidation....

Chinese police officers head for Croatia to take part in joint patrols

ECNS 13 Jul 2024
... concept of "cooperation, innovation, rule of law, and win-win" in law enforcement sector ... According to the Ministry of Public Security, in recent years, it has also successfully conducted multiple joint patrols with law enforcement agencies from Italy, Serbia, and other countries....

The Lithium Cabal Defeated in Bolivia, But Winning in Serbia

GlobalResearch 06 Jul 2024
Whilst being chased out of proud Bolivia, the lithium cabal are scoring big in servile Serbia ... There are other European countries, such as Germany, which have considerable lithium deposits but they also have strict environmental laws, high labour costs, and a much more ecologically sophisticated public than is the case in Serbia....

England vs Switzerland, Euro 2024 quarter-final: Date, time and TV channel

The Daily Telegraph 06 Jul 2024
Please sign up here ... Gareth Southgate’s team are walking a disciplinary tightrope in Dusseldorf but that is not down to Orsato - he did not book a single England player when he took charge of their win against Serbia ... Telegraph Sport duo Matt Law and Mike McGrath have been discussing the expected England team news in their latest video from Germany ... ....

‘Undressed’ by AI: Serbian Women Defenceless Against Deepfake Porn

Balkan Insight 03 Jul 2024
Tens of thousands of Telegram users in Serbia are sharing images of women ‘undressed’ by artificial intelligence. The law offers victims no means of fighting back .......

Serbia official bans Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation festival

Jurist 30 Jun 2024
Internal Affairs Minister of Serbia Ivica Dačić ordered the ban of “Mirëdita, Dobar Dan!” festival in Belgrade on Thursday, citing security concerns, according to the country’s public broadcaster RTS ... Having been organized without much trouble since then, this year attracted criticism from Serbia’s top officials....

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