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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NATO stands ready to prevent escalation between Kosovo, Serbia: Alliance chief

Anadolu Agency 17 Aug 2022
Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo increased earlier this month because of Kosovo’s planned implementation of a new law making it mandatory for everyone, including Serbs living in Kosovo, to have a Kosovo ID card and license plate ... He stressed Serbia’s commitment to ......
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NATO ready to intervene in Kosovo – Stoltenberg

Russia Today 17 Aug 2022
Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo are running high after the province passed a law requiring Serbs to exchange their passports for special Kosovo-issued documents and switch out their Serbian license plates for plates issued in Kosovo ... The announcement of the new law was ......
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Priti Patel signs deal to send 'foreign criminals and immigration offenders' back to Pakistan

The Daily Mail 17 Aug 2022
Both countries have committed to accepting the return of citizens who violate laws in the others' territory ... Ms Patel said she was acting because the public have had 'enough of people abusing our laws' ... abusing our laws'....
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Brussels: NATO ready to intervene in Kosovo if ‘stability is jeopardised’ - Stoltenberg

Ruptly 17 Aug 2022
Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo rose recently after the second passed a law requiring Serbs to use special Kosovo-issued documents, as well as switching their Serbian license plates for plates issued in Kosovo. ....
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Belgium: Stoltenberg meets Kosovo PM Kurti ahead of EU talks amid growing tensions in the Balkans

Ruptly 17 Aug 2022
Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo rose recently after the second passed a law requiring Serbs to use ......
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Kosovo, Serbia leaders to discuss ‘all open issues’ in Brussels meeting

Anadolu Agency 16 Aug 2022
Leaders of Kosovo and Serbia are expected ... Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalated earlier this month because of Kosovo’s planned implementation of a new law making it mandatory for everyone, including Serbs living in Kosovo, to have a Kosovo ID card and license plate....
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West made mistake by not giving adequate reaction to Crimea’s annexation: Slovenia’s president

Anadolu Agency 12 Aug 2022
He also pointed out the recent tensions between Kosovo and Serbia, which escalated late July ahead of Pristina’s planned implementation of a new law mandating that everyone, including Serbs living in Kosovo, have a Kosovar ID card and license plate ... There is a debate going on on democracy or rule of law, free media, and all that stuff....
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Kosovo issues warning to Serbia

Russia Today 11 Aug 2022
Kosovo is preparing for an armed conflict with Serbia and is ready to take on its opponent, Albin Kurti, who holds the office of prime minister in the breakaway Serbian province, told Reuters on Wednesday ... Some 50,000 of the Serbs live in the northern parts that border Belgrade-controlled Serbia....
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Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia erupt over license plates

The Jerusalem Post 05 Aug 2022
And it is not only license plates that need to be switched; the new law also requires all people with Serbian passports to obtain a special document in order to enter Kosovo, just as all Kosovan citizens must do if they want to enter Serbia ... Vučić has vowed Serbia would never recognize Kosovo as an independent country....
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What’s behind the renewed tensions between Serbia and Kosovo?

Al Jazeera 04 Aug 2022
What role does Serbia play? ... Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has consolidated his power in Serbia with little respect for the rule of law and democratic norms, and maintains close ties with Russia while also benefitting from the EU’s financial assistance as part of Serbia’s European integration path....
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West behind Kosovo escalation Russian envoy

Beijing News 03 Aug 2022
The smoldering conflict between Serbia and the breakaway republic of Kosovo is beneficial for the West, Russia's envoy in Belgrade Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko proclaimed on Tuesday ... The situation received a temporary resolution after Washington called on Kosovo officials to postpone the implementation of the controversial law until September 1....
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West behind Kosovo escalation – Russian envoy

Russia Today 02 Aug 2022
The US and EU are trying to weaken Serbia, ambassador asserts. The smoldering conflict between Serbia and the breakaway republic of Kosovo is beneficial for the West, Russia’s envoy in Belgrade Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko proclaimed on Tuesday ... Pristina agreed, on condition that Serbia remove barricades from the de facto border....
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Kosovo says border with Serbia reopened, barricades removed

Anadolu Agency 02 Aug 2022
Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalated Sunday ahead of Kosovo’s planned implementation of a new law making it mandatory for everyone, including Serbs living in Kosovo, to have a Kosovo ID card and license plate ... Serbia has not recognized and ......

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