Serbia

Country Serbia
Capital Belgrade
Continent Europe
Currency Serbian dinar(RSD)
Languages Serbian

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The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes was formed in 1918; its name was changed to Yugoslavia in 1929. Various paramilitary bands resisted Nazi Germany's occupation and division of Yugoslavia from 1941 to 1945, but fought each other and ethnic opponents as much as the invaders. The military and political movement headed by Josip "TITO" Broz (Partisans) took full control of Yugoslavia when German and Croatian separatist forces were defeated in 1945. Although Communist, TITO's new government and his successors (he died in 1980) managed to steer their own path between the Warsaw Pact nations and the West for the next four and a half decades. In 1989, Slobodan MILOSEVIC became president of the Republic of Serbia and his ultranationalist calls for Serbian domination led to the violent breakup of Yugoslavia along ethnic lines. In 1991, Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia declared independence, followed by Bosnia in 1992. The remaining republics of Serbia and Montenegro declared a new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) in April 1992 and under MILOSEVIC's leadership, Serbia led various military campaigns to unite ethnic Serbs in neighboring republics into a "Greater Serbia." These actions led to Yugoslavia being ousted from the UN in 1992, but Serbia continued its - ultimately unsuccessful - campaign until signing the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. MILOSEVIC kept tight control over Serbia and eventually became president of the FRY in 1997. In 1998, an ethnic Albanian insurgency in the formerly autonomous Serbian province of Kosovo provoked a Serbian counterinsurgency campaign that resulted in massacres and massive expulsions of ethnic Albanians living in Kosovo. The MILOSEVIC government's rejection of a proposed international settlement led to NATO's bombing of Serbia in the spring of 1999 and to the eventual withdrawal of Serbian military and police forces from Kosovo in June 1999. UNSC Resolution 1244 in June 1999 authorized the stationing of a NATO-led force (KFOR) in Kosovo to provide a safe and secure environment for the region's ethnic communities, created a UN interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) to foster self-governing institutions, and reserved the issue of Kosovo's final status for an unspecified date in the future. FRY elections in September 2000 led to the ouster of MILOSEVIC, and in December 2000 a broad coalition of democratic reformist parties known as DOS (the Democratic Opposition of Serbia) was elected to parliament. DOS arrested MILOSEVIC in 2001 and sent him to be tried in The Hague for crimes against humanity. (MILOSEVIC died in March 2006 before the completion of his trial.) In 2001, the country's suspension from the UN was lifted. In 2003, the FRY became Serbia and Montenegro, a loose federation of the two republics with a federal level parliament. Widespread violence predominantly targeting ethnic Serbs in Kosovo in March 2004 caused the international community to open negotiations on the future status of Kosovo in January 2006. In May 2006, Montenegro invoked its right to secede from the federation and - following a successful referendum - it declared itself an independent nation on 3 June 2006. Two days later, Serbia declared that it was the successor state to the union of Serbia and Montenegro. A new Serbian constitution was approved in October 2006 and adopted the following month. In February 2008, after nearly two years of inconclusive negotiations, the UNMIK-administered province of Kosovo declared itself independent of Serbia - an action Serbia was powerless to stop, but which it refuses to recognize.

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Kosovo moves to create army as Serbia warns of 'threat to peace' - RTE.ie

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Kosovo moves to create army as Serbia warns of 'threat to peace'
RTE.ie
Kosovo has taken the first steps towards creating its own army, ten years after it declared independence, despite fierce opposition from the ethnic Serb minority and Serbia itself which called the move "a threat to peace". Since the end of the 1998 ...
Serbia Calls Kosovo Bills Expanding Security Forces 'Threat To Peace'RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Kosovo's Moves to Transform Security Force Alarm SerbiaBalkan Insight
Kosovo Moves Closer to Forming Own Army While Serbs ProtestBloomberg
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Serbia opposes establishment of Kosovo army: president - Xinhua

Balkan Insight

Serbia opposes establishment of Kosovo army: president
Xinhua
BELGRADE, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Friday told visiting U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state Matthew Palmer that his country was opposed to the establishment of the Kosovo army. Vucic and Palmer dedicated a large ...
US Official Urges Kosovo and Serbia to Reach DealBalkan Insight
US, Germany Diverge on Serbia-Kosovo Plan to Redraw BorderBloombergQuint
Serbia "appreciates Slovakia's stance on Kosovo"B92
Independent Balkan News Agency (press release) (blog) -Independent Balkan News Agency
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One-fifth of Serbs want to leave Serbia - EURACTIV

EURACTIV

One-fifth of Serbs want to leave Serbia
EURACTIV
Those who have already left do not wish to return, at least not before they retire, again primarily because of the higher living standards abroad, according to the survey titled Why Are People Leaving Serbia, conducted by the Srbija 21 think tank on a ...
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A Kosovo-Serbia land swap is ethnic cleansing by another name. Don't do it - The Guardian

The Guardian

A Kosovo-Serbia land swap is ethnic cleansing by another name. Don't do it
The Guardian
This time it's because speculation is rife that Kosovo and Serbia may finally end their dispute and normalise their relations. Kosovo's president, Hashim Thaši, and his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, are said to be close to an agreement that ...
Serbian Leader: We Will 'Protect Our People' Should UN Pull Out Of KosovoRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Serbia reaches first-ever gold medal match - volleyverse.com

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Serbia reaches first-ever gold medal match
volleyverse.com
Tijana Boskovic is not the happiest person in the Serbian women's volleyball team after their victory over the Netherlands. It's not even Brankica Mihajlovic. That distinction goes to wing spiker Bianka Busa especially with how the Dutch feasted on her ...



Serbia Earns Title Shot Behind Boskovic's 29 Points vs. Dutch - VolleyMob

VolleyMob

Serbia Earns Title Shot Behind Boskovic's 29 Points vs. Dutch
VolleyMob
Serbia was back to full strength on Friday and rode a 29-point effort by star opposite Tijana Boskovic to a four-set win over the Netherlands to earn a spot in the Saturday's championship match. Meanwhile, Italy will have a chance to earn its first ...



Serbia Eyes Tanjug Brand Sale, But How? - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Serbia Eyes Tanjug Brand Sale, But How?
Balkan Insight
The Serbian government is seeking a valuation of the 75-year-old Tanjug brand, leaving media and legal experts to puzzle over how it plans to sell the name behind the once-mighty Yugoslav state news agency three years after it was officially confined ...



Italy to face Serbia in women's volleyball final - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Italy to face Serbia in women's volleyball final
Anadolu Agency
By Fatih Erel. ISTANBUL. Italy will face Serbia on Saturday in the final of FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Yokohama, Japan. Japan is hosting the world's best 24 teams in six different cities in the tournament between Sept. 29-Oct. 20.
Serbia and Italy to clash in Women's Volleyball World Championship finalInsidethegames.biz
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How picturesque Serbia is winning hearts of Bollywood filmmakers - Economic Times

Economic Times

How picturesque Serbia is winning hearts of Bollywood filmmakers
Economic Times
Production companies from India are increasingly choosing Serbia when it comes to locations for shooting. 2018 marks the busiest year for Serbian production service companies in relation to Indian market. The reasons are numerous. The introduction to ...



Nato and Serbia put bombing behind them - BBC News

BBC News

Nato and Serbia put bombing behind them
BBC News
The Nato anthem does not get too many airings in Serbia. But Serbia is for the first time hosting a large-scale Nato-led exercise, so this little-heard music has been blaring out this week at Mladenovac, about an hour outside Belgrade. Serbians have ...

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