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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Kosovar Special Prosecutor Warns President's Proposed Legal Changes 'Undercut' War Crimes Tribunal

Radio Free Europe 21 Oct 2020
The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) says Kosovar President Hashim Thaci is trying to “undercut” a Hague-based court’s mandate as it investigates alleged war crimes committed during the country’s violent separation from Serbia ... It operates under Kosovar law but is based in the Netherlands to shield witnesses from intimidation....
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4 candidates compete for 2 seats on Ohio Supreme Court

Richland Source 21 Oct 2020
A person must be an attorney with at least six years of experience in the practice of law to be elected or appointed to the Court ... (law degree) from Capital University Law School, with honors ... She also served as Rule of Law Expert for the U.S. State Department, USAID, in Serbia 2012-2013 and Sri Lanka 2015, and as election observer in Egypt 2014-2015....
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EU Says To Raise 20 Billion Euros For Western Balkans, But Warns Graft Still A Problem

Radio Free Europe 06 Oct 2020
The sum, earmarked for Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, is part of a project called “An Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans” that Brussels is due to launch on October 6 ... The report criticizes Serbia for the parliamentary elections that it held in June....
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Cynical British public bodies are denying our FOI rights

Open Democracy 06 Oct 2020
In other words - the basic ‘code of practice’ is essentially set out in law ... law seems very much on the side of the public bodies ... Serbia’s FOI law for example contains provisions under Article 28 to issue fines against public bodies for failure to abide by their legal obligations....
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Mustafa Appears Before Kosovo War Crimes Court

Radio Free Europe 28 Sep 2020
The Hague-based KSC is mandated to look into allegations that members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK) committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the 1998-99 war to gain independence from Serbia. It operates under Kosovar law but is based in the ......
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EU police searching office of Kosovo war veterans group

Lebanon Express 25 Sep 2020
A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been arrested as part of a war crimes and crimes against humanity probe stemming from the conflict with Serbia ... Netherlands Western Europe Europe Pristina Kosovo Eastern Europe The Hague Serbia....
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EU police raid Kosovo war veterans' office, detain leader

Lebanon Express 25 Sep 2020
A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been arrested as part of a war crimes and crimes against humanity probe stemming from the conflict with Serbia ... Netherlands Western Europe Europe Pristina Kosovo Eastern Europe The Hague Serbia....
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EU police raid Kosovo war veterans' office, detain leaders

Lebanon Express 25 Sep 2020
A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been arrested as part of a war crimes and crimes against humanity probe stemming from the conflict with Serbia ... Netherlands Western Europe Europe Pristina Kosovo Eastern Europe The Hague Serbia....
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EU police arrest Kosovo war veterans' leader, raid offices

Lebanon Express 25 Sep 2020
A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been arrested as part of a war crimes and crimes against humanity probe stemming from the conflict with Serbia ... Netherlands Western Europe Europe Pristina Kosovo Eastern Europe The Hague Serbia....
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Hungarian PM Orban against new EU migration pact over hosting asylum seekers

Yahoo Daily News 25 Sep 2020
By Gabriela Baczynska and John Chalmers ... Rights groups have long raised the alarm about Hungary detaining, refusing basic supplies like food or pushing back people arriving from Serbia. They say it runs against the right to claim asylum enshrined under international humanitarian law ... "Migration in Hungary is a national security issue." ... ....
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Australians 'abandoned not stranded' by cap on flight arrivals, families say

The Guardian 24 Sep 2020
They are stuck in Serbia, where Luke flew with a valid exit exemption after his father died in July....
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Next year in Jerusalem: the Serbian Embassy and Kosovo go on a pilgrimage with Trump

Open Democracy 22 Sep 2020
Trump hosts economic cooperation agreement between Serbia and Kosovo ... On September 4, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić met with the PM of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti in the White House, in the presence of Donald Trump, to sign the “Economic Normalization Agreements between Belgrade (Serbia) and Pristina (Kosovo)”....
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Balkan cryptocurrency realm ready to replace ageing Dinar payment systems

Cryptopolitan 19 Sep 2020
The Balkan cryptocurrency realm is heating up ... Arvin Kamberi of the Bitcoin Association of Serbia is confident that virtual payments will grow tremendously especially during the pandemic months ... Serbia is exploring crypto law enactments to ensure optimum growth of the decentralized financial technologies ... .......

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