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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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Brutal killings of women in Western Balkan countries trigger alarm and expose faults in the system

Cadillac News 05 Dec 2023
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A man in Bosnia killed his wife and streamed the murder live on Instagram ... Faced with a surge in violence and killings of women, in 2017 Serbia began implementing a special law to deepen cooperation between agencies, take immediate measures against attackers and set up local working groups on the prevention of violence....

Trapped by Automation: Poverty and discrimination in Serbia’s welfare state

Amnesty 04 Dec 2023
The findings of the report build on the legal opinion submitted by Amnesty International and seven other human rights organizations in support of the A11Initiative for Economic and Social Rights-led challenge to the Social Cards Law before Serbia’s Constitutional Court....

Kosovo dispatch: NATO and the EU commit to stability in the Balkans at Brussels meeting

Jurist 29 Nov 2023
Ernesa Shala is a JURIST staff correspondent in Kosovo and a recent graduate of the University of Pristina Faculty of Law ... Western diplomacy has been trying to speed up the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, asking Pristina to establish the Association of Municipalities with a Serbian majority,....

PM Brnabić: The friendship between Serbia and Cyprus is strong

Greek City Times 25 Nov 2023
Saying that the two countries have an equal stance in respect of international law, the Prime Minister thanked Cyprus for its continued support for Serbia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the statement said....

Cyprus ‘an ardent supporter of Serbia’s European integration’, Christodoulides says

CyprusMail 22 Nov 2023
Cyprus is “the strongest supporter of Serbia’s European path”, President Nikos Christodoulides said on Wednesday ... To this end, he added that Serbia “abides by international law and supports United Nations resolutions on the sovereignty and integrity of the Republic of Cyprus, both on land and at sea....

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