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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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Bosnia and Herzegovina Is Preparing a Draft Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin 12 May 2021
Mešanović – who was recently included in the Forbes list of the 30 most influential people under the age of 30 – stressed the need to regulate the virtual currency sphere in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as state laws “do not follow the development of the cryptocurrency market” across the board....

Serbia Displays Chetnik’s Image at World War II Victory Event

Balkan Insight 11 May 2021
Victory Day ceremonial event at the National Theatre in Belgrade on May 9. Photo. Instagram/buducnostsrbijeav ... The Chetniks were banned during the Communist era, but gained more popularity in Serbia in the 1990s. In 2004, Serbia adopted a law that gave WWII veterans from the Partisan and Chetnik movements equal rights ... ....

Kosovo Pledges to Solve Electricity Billing Problem in Serb North

Balkan Insight 06 May 2021
“Over the years, Serbia has used our network as a transit, but has refused to pay the fee that has exceeded 50 million euros,” government spokesperson Kryeziu told BIRN ... It was also agreed that Serbia would establish the Drustvo Elektrosever and EPS Trgovina companies, which would work according to the laws of Kosovo....

ANALYSIS - Separatism reloaded: How did Montenegro end up in limbo?

Anadolu Agency 28 Apr 2021
So, how did Montenegro end up in this state? The country gained independence, breaking away from post-Milosevic’s Serbia, in 2006 ... The political situation in the country escalated further when the government passed the Freedom of Religion Law in 2019 ... The Freedom of Religion Law was a catalyst for pro-Serbian parties for the 2020 elections....

Serbia, Kosovo Must Make Missing Persons a Priority: Report

Balkan Insight 27 Apr 2021
“It is necessary for the governments of Serbia and Kosovo to initiate changes in the criminal code, as well as in the laws on missing persons, so that enforced disappearance becomes a separate crime under the UN Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced ......

EU, U.S. Dismiss Redrawing Borders In Balkans Along Ethnic Lines

Beijing News 27 Apr 2021
Vucic dismissed the idea, saying his government was 'not interested in creating any kind of Greater Serbia.' ... European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said separately on April 26 after talks with Vucic in Brussels that the EU wants to 'continue to see positive developments in rule of law' in Serbia as part of accession talks....

Borrell Expects 'More Progress' on Reforms From Serbia to Advance Accession Talks

Urdu Point 26 Apr 2021
The European Union expects Serbia to implement reforms related to the rule of law and media freedom to advance toward full-fledged membership, the bloc's foreign policy chief said on Monday. BRUSSELS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th April, 2021) The European Union expects Serbia ......

Serbian Leader Talks Up Ties To Biden, Says 'No Interest' In 'Greater Serbia'

Radio Free Europe 22 Apr 2021
Vucic admitted his country was "not perfect," but said his government was making progress on rule-of-law issues. "I don't expect an easier time for Serbia because politics is not always about personal issues, but we will do our best to boost the friendship between our two countries," Vucic said ... SEE ALSO ... Relations .......

Hague Tribunal Urged to Report Serbia to UN Security Council

Balkan Insight 16 Apr 2021
But in May 2016, Belgrade Higher Court ruled that there were no legal grounds for extraditing Jojic and Radeta because Serbia’s Law on Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal obliged Belgrade to extradite people charged with war crimes, but not those charged with contempt of court....

Governments In Europe, Central Asia Used Pandemic To Clamp Down On Human Rights, Amnesty International ...

Radio Free Europe 07 Apr 2021
Roma and people on the move, including refugees and asylum seekers, were placed under discriminatory “forced quarantines” in Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Serbia, and Slovakia ... Meanwhile, authorities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan adopted or proposed new restrictive laws on assembly....

First Greece, Serbia, Cyprus Tripartite Meeting Concludes in Belgrade

The National Herald 05 Apr 2021
BELGRADE -- The Foreign ministers of Greece, Serbia and Cyprus held their first trilateral meeting in Belgrade on Monday, affirming their commitment to collaboration in the Balkans and the Mediterranean region ... "We build our friendships on the framework of International Law," he noted....

First Greece, Serbia, Cyprus trilateral FM meeting concludes in Belgrade

Ekathimerini 05 Apr 2021
The foreign ministers of Greece, Serbia and Cyprus held their first trilateral meeting in Belgrade on Monday, affirming their commitment to collaboration in the Balkans and the Mediterranean region ... “We build our friendships on the framework of International Law,” he said....

Interview: U.S. spreads dangerous lies on Xinjiang out of fear -- expert

People Daily 31 Mar 2021
Such meddling in China's internal affairs is not in accordance with the basic principles of international law and the United Nations Charter, said Jovanovic, who currently presides over two think-tanks in Serbia -- the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals and the Silk Road Connectivity Research Center....

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