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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The Time to Incentivize the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue is Now

Balkan Insight 17 May 2022
Serbia under Vucic does not seem willing to prepare the country to let go of Kosovo, just as it is not ready to fully endorse EU values; to date, Serbia, as an EU candidate country, has failed to strengthen rule of law, accountability, or transparency ... on the rule of law....
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Serbs stage pro-Russia marches amid V-Day ceremonies

Scottsbluff StarHerald 09 May 2022
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Pro-Russia marches were staged in Serbia and the Serb-run entity in Bosnia — both traditional allies of Moscow in the Balkans — amid ceremonies Monday to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Serbia organized military jet flyovers and officials laid wreaths as part of the celebrations....
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Serbian War Crimes Prosecution ‘Extremely Inefficient’, Report Says

Balkan Insight 06 May 2022
The Humanitarian Law Centre’s annual report on war crimes trials in Serbia says that “the negative trend of raising a small number of indictments against a small number of suspects continued” in 2021, and that most of the cases were actually not originated at the Serbian ......
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German Chancellor Presses Serbia, Kosovo To Resume Normalization Talks

Radio Free Europe 05 May 2022
Since 2011, Kosovo and Serbia have engaged in an EU-led dialogue that aims to reach a comprehensive and legally binding agreement on normalization of relations ... Scholz encouraged Serbia to pursue reforms in rule of law, press freedom, and combatting organized crime....
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Greece upsets Putin plans by providing gas to Bulgaria, Moldova

Greek City Times 05 May 2022
Michel, who spoke alongside the attending state leaders of Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and North Macedonia, underlined that this “geopolitical initiative reflects what we need to do from now on, as it will supply natural gas to Greece, Bulgaria and North Macedonia.”....
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Another Activist Flees Russia Fearing For Safety After Protesting War In Ukraine

Radio Free Europe 04 May 2022
He said he reached the United States via Serbia, Turkey, and Mexico. "I feared for my life and freedom , because I was detained many times by law enforcement, including FSB (Federal Security Service) officers ... On March 5, President Vladimir Putin signed a law that calls for ......
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Serbia displays Chinese missiles amid concerns in Balkans

Rapid City Journal 30 Apr 2022
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday publicly displayed a recently delivered Chinese anti-aircraft missile system, raising concerns in the West and among some of Serbia’s neighbors that an arms buildup in the Balkans could threaten fragile peace in the region ... Serbia is the first operator of the Chinese missiles in Europe....
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Falsehoods Spread by the U.S. on the Ukraine Issue: A Reality Check

People Daily 30 Apr 2022
Fourth, China is committed to upholding the legitimate rights and interests of all countries and opposes unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law ... And on Kosovo, he said that there is no doubt who violated international law and without a decision of the UN Security Council made tough decisions to the detriment of Serbia....
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Falsehoods Spread by the U.S. on the Ukraine Issue: A Reality Check (2)

China.dot.org 29 Apr 2022
Fourth, China is committed to upholding the legitimate rights and interests of all countries and opposes unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law ... And on Kosovo, he said that there is no doubt who violated international law and without a decision of the UN Security Council made tough decisions to the detriment of Serbia....
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Children ‘Invisible’ in Serbia’s Response to Domestic Abuse

Balkan Insight 27 Apr 2022
Of all emergency measures ordered by courts under Serbia’s Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence between September 2018 and December 2020, only five per cent applied directly to children, according to data cited in the country’s new national strategy tackling gender-based violence against women and domestic violence....

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