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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‘Help and you are a criminal’: the fight to defend refugee rights at Europe's borders

The Observer 01 Mar 2021
At the offices of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a human rights group in Budapest, András Léderer and his colleagues have a map on which they track every asylum seeker – man, woman or child – who has been physically pushed back by police from the Hungarian border and into the forests of Serbia. The pushbacks are illegal under international law....
photo: AP / John Thys
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.
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Hungary asylum restrictions broke European law, says top EU legal adviser

France24 26 Feb 2021
Last year, the country closed its transit zones — enclosed areas along the southern border with Serbia used to hold asylum-seekers while their asylum requests were being decided — after the European court ruled they amounted to detention and thus violated EU law ... them to Serbia....
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EU court urged to rule against Hungary’s asylum policy

Federal News Radio 26 Feb 2021
Last year, the country closed its transit zones — enclosed areas along the southern border with Serbia used to hold asylum-seekers while their asylum requests were being decided — after the European court ruled they amounted to detention and thus violated EU law ... them to Serbia....
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EU court urged to rule against Hungary's asylum policy

The Journal 25 Feb 2021
Last year, the country closed its transit zones � enclosed areas along the southern border with Serbia used to hold asylum-seekers while their asylum requests were being decided � after the European court ruled they amounted to detention and thus violated EU law ... them to Serbia....
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Call to Resist Tyranny: There is Only One Thing to Do: Say NO! The Legacy ...

GlobalResearch 18 Feb 2021
The harrowing prose text was his legacy ... We refused to participate in NATO’s war against Serbia in 1999, which was against international law, nor did we refuse to participate in the wars in the Near, Middle and Far East ... You ... Say NO! ... ....
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Justice on Hold: War Trial Delays Jeopardise Serbia’s Progress to EU

Balkan Insight 01 Feb 2021
EU pressures Serbia over rule of law ... The judiciary is part of Chapter 23 in the body of European laws that Serbia needs to harmonise its domestic legislation with during the membership negotiation process, and is considered to be one of three most important of all the 35 chapters....
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Kosovo Establishes Relations With Israel, ‘Breaking Blockade on Recognitions’

Balkan Insight 01 Feb 2021
Serbia has remained silent on the latest events ... Only one point contained a deadline – the transfer to Jerusalem of Serbia’s embassy in Israel by July 1, 2021. Otherwise, the deal does not specify when it enters force or whether it requires ratification by national parliaments, which, in the case of Serbia, domestic law says is a must....
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Russians protest in -41C as police arrest 1,600 Navalny supporters

Metro UK 31 Jan 2021
Law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally in Moscow (Picture ... Footage from this morning showed a law enforcement boat breaking down while it was trying to chase demonstrators on the frozen sea ... Protesters in Novosibirsk were not deterred by the riot police in Serbia (Picture....
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'You are not alone': Balkan women seize #MeToo moment

Urdu Point 27 Jan 2021
"Beyond messages of support and calls for complaints, I would like our politicians to take the initiative to change the law," said Pavlovic. Sexual harassment was criminalised in Serbia in 2017, but the country's law on rape still contravenes the Istanbul Convention on combating violence against women, which Belgrade ratified in 2013....
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EU border agency suspends operations in Hungary

Urdu Point 27 Jan 2021
"Our common efforts to protect the EU external borders can only be successful if we ensure that our cooperation and activities are fully in line with EU laws," he said ... flaws in Hungary's asylum procedures, including the illegal pushback of migrants arriving from Serbia....
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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 ......
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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....
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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....
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