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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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‘Like Prisoners’: Chinese Workers in Serbia Complain of Exploitation

Balkan Insight 26 Jan 2021
Under the terms of a 2018 bilateral deal, Serbia’s Labour Law is temporarily suspended for Chinese nationals working in Serbia, meaning the country’s Labour Inspectorate has no right to review their contracts or whether they have been paid ... This means that Serbia’s labour law, and ......

Serbia Eyes Artificial Intelligence in Courts, but Experts See Dangers

Balkan Insight 25 Jan 2021
‘Predictive justice’ might just be the tool to accelerate Serbia’s sluggish justice system ... The wheels of justice in Serbia sorely need speeding up ... Serbia is already laying the ground for the use of AI in its public sector ... Some forms of predictive justice simply cannot yet be applied in Serbia, YUCOM’s Vasic said....

Serbia Bans Sale of Shirts Celebrating Srebrenica Massacres

Balkan Insight 15 Jan 2021
“The advertising and sale of such products not only violates the law on advertising and the criminal code, but is in direct conflict with the constitution of Serbia, because it encourages the incitement of national, religious and racial hatred, which is explicitly prohibited,” said the secretary of state at the Trade Ministry, Uros Kandic....

HRW: Rights Endangered in Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Poland, Hungary

Balkan Insight 13 Jan 2021
Human and minority rights, the rule of law and media freedom remain endangered in several Southeast and Central European countries in 2020, especially in the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch, HRW, said in its latest published on Wednesday ... laws of war”....

Hungary keeps deporting migrants, EU border guard turns blind eye – NGO

Metro USA 12 Jan 2021
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary has ignored complaints about its practice of escorting undocumented immigrants back across the border to Serbia without due process, a watchdog group said on Tuesday after it raised the alarm about the ongoing human rights violations ... Hungary is an EU member but Serbia is not....

Hungary keeps deporting migrants, EU border guard turns blind eye - NGO

Yahoo Daily News 12 Jan 2021
Migrants on Serbia, Hungary, Romania border prepare to cross into EU ... BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary has ignored complaints about its practice of escorting undocumented immigrants back across the border to Serbia without due process, a watchdog group said on Tuesday after it raised the alarm about the ongoing human rights violations....

Crypto Regulation Commences in Serbia: Trading, Mining Legalized

Bitcoin 06 Jan 2021
Serbia has started regulating the crypto industry as the country’s law on digital assets has gone into effect ... Serbia Starts Regulating Cryptocurrency. Serbia’s recently adopted Law on Digital Assets went into effect last week with a publication in the government’s official gazette....

Divide and Rule: The Rise and Rise of a Bosniak Strongman in Serbia

Balkan Insight 04 Jan 2021
With an election in June, former Grand Mufti Muamer Zukorlic has landed a powerful blow in the fight for ascendancy in Serbia’s mainly Muslim Sandzak region ... In cementing the power of Serbia’s ruling conservatives, the country’s June election arguably changed little at the national level....

Montenegro's President Rejects Changes To Controversial Religion Law

Radio Free Europe 02 Jan 2021
Dukanovic sent the amendments back to parliament along with six other laws passed by the ruling coalition, his office said on January 2 ... The new government -- which came to power after elections in August -- said it would rewrite the law to ensure the properties stay in the hands of church, which is based in neighboring Serbia....

New law legalizes crypto trading and issuance in Serbia

Bitcoin Warrior 01 Jan 2021
Serbia’s Digital Asset Law went. Visit New law legalizes crypto trading and ......

LETTER: The dangers of censorship in America

Las Vegas Review-Journal 01 Jan 2021
... civil wars propagated a false narrative of the conflicts there with the objective of blaming one side, illegally intervening in the affairs of a sovereign nation and destroying that country and international law via NATO’s illegal and savage bombing of Serbia in 1999....

Serbia Legalizes Cryptocurrency Trading

Finance Magnates 31 Dec 2020
Serbia has pivoted from its anti-crypto stance to allow digital currency issuance and trading under a new law passed by its government earlier this year ... The ‘Digital Asset Law’ commissioned by the Securities Commission and the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) as the supervisors of the local digital asset industry....

Serbia Stays Silent on Call to Extradite Ex-President Marovic

Balkan Insight 30 Dec 2020
But in 2016, he fled to Serbia to avoid serving his sentence and rermains a free man in that country ... Under Serbia law on international legal assistance in criminal matters, when the Justice Ministry receives an extradition request, it forwards it to the relevant court, which in Serbia is one of the higher courts....