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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Russian Embassy Refutes Reports About 2 Russians' Detention During Attempt to Enter Kosovo

Urdu Point 24 Sep 2021
The Russian embassy in Serbia refuted on Friday media reports claiming that two Russian citizens were detained while trying to cross into self-proclaimed Kosovo amid escalated border tensions ... Reporters were not detained by Kosovar 'law enforcement agencies'....
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Russian Foreign Ministry Calls Incident With Russian Journalists in Kosovo Outrageous

Urdu Point 24 Sep 2021
... when they were trying to enter the region from Central Serbia ... The Russian Embassy in Serbia denied information about the detention of the Russians ... The embassy noted that the Kosovar "law enforcers" had not detained the journalists; now the entire film crew is in Central Serbia....
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Perspectives | Will international law help resolve the Karabakh conflict?

EurasiaNet 23 Sep 2021
While the principle is not yet formally part of international law, it has gained popularity among some international lawyers and human rights activists ... These policies and theories, while not formally part of international law, are gaining support ... Armenia, previously the most significant case related to the conflict in international law....
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Kosovo Bars Serbian-Registered Vehicles From Entering - Interior Ministry

Urdu Point 20 Sep 2021
The law mandates "all vehicles having Serbia's license plates and entering the territory of the Republic of Kosovo at all border crossing points to be equipped with temporary license plates," a statement read....
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UPDATE - Kosovo Bars Serbian-Registered Vehicles From Entering - Interior Ministry

Urdu Point 20 Sep 2021
... plates from entering what Serbia considers its breakaway region ... The law mandates "all vehicles having Serbia's license plates and entering the territory of the Republic of Kosovo at all border crossing points to be equipped with temporary license plates," a statement read....
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Kosovo Police Use Tear Gas Against Serbian Protesters - Reports

Urdu Point 20 Sep 2021
Earlier in the day, Kosovo's interior ministry officially barred vehicles with Serbian license plates from entering what Serbia considers its own breakaway region ... The new law mandates that all vehicles bearing Serbia's license plates and entering the territory of Kosovo at all border crossings be equipped with temporary license plates.� ... .......
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Annual March Calls For Same-Sex Unions In Serbia

Radio Free Europe 19 Sep 2021
... a law," referring to their demand that Serbia allow the registration of same-sex unions....
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BIRN Fact-Check: Is Serbia Unjustly Targeting Bosnians for War Crime Arrests?

Balkan Insight 17 Sep 2021
Is it lawful for Serbia to prosecute the Edin Vranj case? ... According to Serbia’s Law on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, one of the conditions for Serbia to extradite someone is for the person to be a foreign citizen, not a citizen of Serbia....
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Croatian, Montenegrin Presidents Accuse Vucic of Reviving Serbian Nationalism

Balkan Insight 16 Sep 2021
The two leaders cooperated until 2016, when relations worsened after Djukanovic’s ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, angered Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church protests by adopting a controversial law on religion ... Serbia and Croatia have remained at odds since ......
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Merkel: Integrating Balkans into EU is strategic for both

Federal News Radio 14 Sep 2021
BELGRADE, Serbia ... The Western Balkan states — which include Serbia, Bosnia, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo — have for decades sought EU membership ... She urged Serbia to make “further steps in the direction of the rule of law, democracy, plurality of society.”....
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Merkel Praises Albania’s Progress on Farewell Balkan Tour

Balkan Insight 14 Sep 2021
On her last visit to the Balkans as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel praised Albania’s justice reforms, offered encouragement to North Macedonia’s EU accession hopes and urged Serbia to make progress to improve the rule of law ... Merkel urges Serbia towards EU goal....
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Integrating Balkans into EU is strategic for both, says Merkel

The National 14 Sep 2021
Mrs Merkel urged Serbia and other countries in the region to improve democratic reforms to join ... Serbia and its allies Russia and China do not recognise Kosovo's independence, while the US, Germany and most of the West do ... She urged Serbia to make “further steps in the direction of the rule of law, democracy, plurality of society"....
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Serbia Seeks to Safeguard Cyrillic with New Law, Tax Breaks

Balkan Insight 14 Sep 2021
A new law to boost use of Cyrillic in Serbia is part of a trend under the ruling Progressives ......
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