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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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What's happening in the Western Balkans?

Korea Times 28 Sep 2022
and other like-minded countries in Europe in persuading countries like Serbia to stand with the international community as an unswerving advocate of fundamental principles of international law, such as the territorial integrity of a sovereign state, and promote peace and prosperity ... Lee Jae-woong is the Korean ambassador to Serbia....

US and EU demand explanations from Serbia

Russia Today 27 Sep 2022— MFA Serbia 🇷🇸 (@MFASerbia) September 23, 2022 ... Selakovic has already announced that Serbia does not recognize or support the vote in Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye on joining Russia, citing Serbia’s commitment to international law and territorial integrity regarding Kosovo....

War Drums Beat Louder, World War III Looms Ever Closer

GlobalResearch 27 Sep 2022
In July 2010, the International Court of Justice issued an “Advisory Opinion” on Kosovo (previously part of Serbia) in which it determined a few important points of international law ... Unilateral declarations of independence are not illegal under international law ... The old semantics game and twisted moral principle of “laws for thee, rules for me.”....

EU, U.S. Expect Serbia To 'Clarify' Its New Consultation Deal With Russia

Radio Free Europe 26 Sep 2022
At the same conference, EU Ambassador to Serbia Emmanuel Joffre said the bloc "expects Serbia to stand by it in defense of European values and international law." ... 23-27, citing Serbia's commitment to the UN Charter and respect for international law, among other things....

Protesters scuffle with Russian police as draft inflames tensions

Stars and Stripes 25 Sep 2022
“All of the laws, doctrines, concepts and strategies of the Russian Federation apply to all of its territory,” he said Saturday ... According to Serbian news outlets, Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic said Sunday that the referendums violate international law and Serbia’s national interest....

Serbian president questions double standards over territorial integrity 22 Sep 2022
Serbia did not violate the territorial integrity of a single sovereign state ... Regardless of the fact that Serbia still feels the consequences of the gross violation of the basic provisions of international law, Serbia does not give up on the foundational principles of the United Nations, said Vucic....

Vučić spoke at the United Nations – Actually, no one listens to anyone here, NO ...

The Eastern Herald 22 Sep 2022
He also says that regardless of the fact that Serbia itself is feeling the consequences of a gross violation of the basic provisions of international public law, it will not give up on the fundamental principles of the United Nations ... – But when we come to Serbia, we see ......

NATO deploys reserves amid Balkan tension

Russia Today 22 Sep 2022
As military tensions with Serbia simmer, a commander for the bloc said that more could be deployed in the near future ... Serbia, Russia, and ... Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia escalated in August after Pristina passed a law banning Serbian-issued documents and vehicle license plates....

Putin meets Bosnian Serb separatist leader, praises Serbia

Metro USA 21 Sep 2022
General Assembly session, where he says he intends to send a message that Serbia has, under international law, the same rights to fight against the independence of its separatist former province of Kosovo as Ukraine has for those regions occupied by pro-Moscow separatists ... Serbia has refused to acknowledge their independence....

Russia Stands for Preservation of Serbia's Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity - Putin

Urdu Point 20 Sep 2022
"Under the international law, relying primarily on UN Security Council Resolution 1244, we will continue to provide our Serbian friends with comprehensive support in upholding the legitimate rights and interests of Serbia, protecting its state sovereignty and territorial ......

NATO reveals plan in case tensions escalate in Kosovo

Russia Today 20 Sep 2022
Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia escalated back in August after Pristina passed a law banning Serbian-issued documents and vehicle license plates ... Read more Risk of military conflict is real – Serbia ... However, while the US and many of its allies have recognized it as independent, Serbia, Russia, China, the UN, and five EU member states have not....

Police clash with right-wing protesters at LGBTQ march in Serbia

Yahoo Daily News 18 Sep 2022
"I am very proud that we managed to avoid more serious incidents," Brnabic, who herself is Serbia's first gay prime minister, told reporters ... Serbia is a candidate to join the EU, but it must first meet demands to improve the rule of law and its record on human and minority rights....

Pride parade prompts clash in Serbia

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 18 Sep 2022
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Riot police clashed Saturday with soccer rioters in downtown Belgrade, where a pan-European Pride march was held despite threats from anti-LGBTQ groups and an earlier official ban on the march in the traditionally conservative Balkan state ... And that really is the right image of Belgrade and Serbia."....

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