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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Protesters in face masks march against Belgrade's smog

Albany Democrat Herald 17 Jan 2020
... the high levels of air pollution in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan ... People attend during a protest against a religion rights law adopted by Montenegro's parliament last month that is opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan....
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Serbia Montenegro Church

Commercial News 17 Jan 2020
A man waves a Montengro's old flag during a protest against a religion rights law adopted by Montenegro's parliament last month that is opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The law says all ... ....
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Croatia

Human Rights 14 Jan 2020
Despite credible reports during the year about illegal and violent pushbacks of migrants by Croatian police into Bosnia and Serbia, in breach of EU refugee and human rights law, Croatia faced no consequences from EU institutions ... a draft law in December 2018 ... Rule of Law ....
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European Union

Human Rights 14 Jan 2020
Proposed reforms to EU asylum laws were not finalized before the May European elections ... Rule of Law ... Despite credible reports during the year about illegal and violent pushbacks of migrants by Croatian police into Bosnia and Serbia, in breach of EU refugee and human rights law, Croatia faced no consequences from EU institutions....
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Kosovo Serbs Rally Against Montenegro's New Religion Law

Radio Free Europe 09 Jan 2020
Three similar protest rallies have been held in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, against a controversial new law on religion that was adopted by Montenegro's parliament last month. Under the law, religious communities must prove property ownership from before 1918 ... Serbia and Montenegro ......
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Serbian Orthodox Church Protests “Suffering” of Serbs in the Balkans

The National Herald 08 Jan 2020
People hold Serbian church flags during a rally in central Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan ... Led by Orthodox priests and fueled by Serbia’s state propaganda, thousands of Serbs in Montenegro have been staging daily protests in the small Balkan state, demanding that the law be annulled....
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Serbian church protests 'suffering' of Serbs in the Balkans

Lebanon Express 08 Jan 2020
The focus of the protest was a religion rights law adopted last month by the Parliament of Montenegro ... Led by Orthodox priests and fueled by Serbia's state propaganda, thousands of Serbs in Montenegro have been staging daily protests in the small Balkan state, demanding that the law be annulled....
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Serbian church protests ‘suffering’ of Serbs in the Balkans

Wtop 08 Jan 2020
The focus of the protest was a religion rights law adopted last month by the Parliament of Montenegro ... Led by Orthodox priests and fueled by Serbia’s state propaganda, thousands of Serbs in Montenegro have been staging daily protests in the small Balkan state, demanding that the law be annulled....
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Russian patriarch blames West for church rows in Balkans and Ukraine

The Irish Times 07 Jan 2020
Thousands of Montenegrins have rallied in response to warnings from the Serbian Orthodox Church that the state could seize its property under a law that was denounced by Serbia and its ally Russia after being passed late last month ... Advocates say the law will help cement ......
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Serbian, Montenegrin Orthodox Churches Hold Dueling Christmas Ceremonies Amid Tensions Over New Law On Religion

Radio Free Europe 06 Jan 2020
The law takes effect on January 7 ... Serbia and Montenegro were ... The passage of the law has also led to protests in Serbia -- including in parliament and at the Montenegrin Embassy -- and led to the cancellation of a planned visit to Montenegro by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic....
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Five Stories from Europe You May Have Missed

Democratic Underground 06 Jan 2020
1 ... snip ... 2 ... Montenegro Slams Serbia Over 'Uncivilized' Embassy Attack. Montenegro has criticized Serbia after thousands of ultranationalists in Belgrade attacked the Montenegrin Embassy in protest over a law that could target Serbian Orthodox Church property ... https.//www.rferl.org/a/montenegro-slams-serbia-over-uncivilized-embassy-attack/30359059.html. ....
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Serbian President Cancels Visit to Montenegro Amid Religious Dispute

Voa News 04 Jan 2020
26, 2019, during a protest against a then-proposed law regarding religious communities and property ... FILE - The Montenegrin flag at the Montenegrin Embassy is targeted with fireworks by Serbian ultranationalists during a protest against a religious-rights law adopted by Montenegro's parliament last month, in Belgrade, Serbia, Jan....
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Serbian president cancels visit to Serbs in Montenegro

San Francisco Chronicle 04 Jan 2020
BELGRADE, SerbiaSerbia’s president on Saturday canceled a private visit to Montenegro he’d planned amid a dispute between the two former Balkan allies over a new law that Serbs say discriminates against the Serbian Orthodox Church ... Led by Orthodox priests and fueled by Serbia’s ......

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