Serbia

Coordinates: 44°N 21°E / 44°N 21°E / 44; 21

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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Zelenskyy wants to replace Ukraine’s top spy after security failures

Politico 23 Jun 2022
Sadokhin and Kryvoruchko were detained by Ukrainian authorities; Naumov was detained on June 7 in Serbia, where law enforcement officers found him with an alleged German smuggler and 600,000 euros, $125,000, and a stash of emeralds ... Police and other law enforcement agencies in the ......
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Council of Europe: Hungary Has Established a ‘Fair and Efficient Asylum’ Procedure

Hungary Today 22 Jun 2022
Hungary Breaking EU Law by Criminalising Help for Asylum Seekers. The ECJ ruled that Hungary's assertion that asylum seekers are entitled to international protection in Hungary only if they arrive directly from an unsafe country breached EU law.Continue reading....
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International criminal law body confers special recognition to JIBS Director

Suryaa 20 Jun 2022
The award was conferred during the international scientific conference on "Open Issues of International Criminal Law and Reform of the Criminal Legislation of the Republic of Serbia" held in Zlatibor, Serbia earlier this month ... We would continue to work at the intersection of criminal law, behaviour, and psychology."....
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Refugee Bombing Case Highlights Serbia and Croatia’s Enduring Antagonism

Balkan Insight 16 Jun 2022
In September 1995, the month after the bombings, a refugee from Knin, who was identified only by the initials S.V., told researchers from the Humanitarian Law Centre NGO in a refugee camp near Sabac in Serbia that he was in the refugee column going towards Bosanski Petrovac on August 7....
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Bomb threats made in Kosovo's ethnic Serb-dominated areas

San Francisco Chronicle 16 Jun 2022
Law enforcement agencies urged the public not to panic. Bomb threats in Serbia's capital, Belgrade, last month brought rush-hour traffic to a standstill ... Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008....
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Bomb threats made in Kosovo’s ethnic Serb-dominated areas

Wtop 16 Jun 2022
Law enforcement agencies urged the public not to panic. Bomb threats in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, last month brought rush-hour traffic to a standstill ... Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008....
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Fidesz MEP: EP Sends ‘Patronizing Messages’ to Serbia

Hungary Today 15 Jun 2022
While welcoming the return to a more “pluralistic” parliament following the Serbian elections of April 3, 2022, the committee also called on Serbia to make progress on the rule of law, fundamental rights, freedom of expression, strengthening media pluralism, and normalizing relations with Kosovo....
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China In Eurasia Briefing: Where Chinese Influence Is Rising and Falling

Radio Free Europe 15 Jun 2022
I’m RFE/RL correspondent Reid Stanadish and here’s what I’m following right now ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... Just Finance International, an NGO focused on the environment and human rights, published a report on June 13 detailing how a “weakening of law and transparency in Serbia has provided loopholes for large-scale infrastructure investments, including from China.”....
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West wants to absolve itself from its own crimes Serbia

Beijing News 13 Jun 2022
It is not in Serbia's interests to reduce cooperation with Russia and to "absolve" the West of its crimes, the interior minister says ... In his opinion, the US and its allies "have everything but morals" and so they want Serbia "to absolve them of the crimes they have committed and to absolve them of the sins of violating international law."....
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In Kosovo, Frustration Grows over Promised Road to Montenegro

Balkan Insight 13 Jun 2022
Kosovo’s major Western backers, which recognised it as independent over the objections of Serbia and its big-power ally Russia, have urged authorities in Pristina to respect the Law on Special Protected Areas, which prohibits the building of such roads due to the potential impact....
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West wants to ‘absolve’ itself from its own crimes – Serbia

Russia Today 12 Jun 2022
Read more Germany demands Serbia impose anti-Russian sanctions ... In his opinion, the US and its allies “have everything but morals” and so they want Serbia “to absolve them of the crimes they have committed and to absolve them of the sins of violating international law.” ... Read more US wants Serbia to ditch Russian gas....
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Germany's Scholz urges Kosovo, Serbia to commit to dialogue

Rapid City Journal 10 Jun 2022
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz asked Kosovo and Serbia on Friday for a clear commitment to reaching a lasting political solution to their long-standing dispute over Kosovo's independence ... The chancellor asked Serbia and Kosovo's governments for a clear commitment to the EU-facilitated dialogue....
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Germany’s Scholz urges Kosovo, Serbia to commit to dialogue

Wtop 10 Jun 2022
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz asked Kosovo and Serbia on Friday for a clear commitment to reaching a lasting political solution to their long-standing dispute over Kosovo’s independence ... The chancellor asked Serbia and Kosovo’s governments for a clear commitment to the EU-facilitated dialogue....

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