Serbia

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

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Introduction

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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Belgrade Takes Charge of Kosovo Serbs With COVID-19 - Balkan InsightBelgrade Takes Charge of Kosovo Serbs With COVID-19  Balkan Insight

Serbia’s coronavirus state of emergency measures draw eyes of human rights groups - Global NewsSerbia’s coronavirus state of emergency measures draw eyes of human rights groups  Global News

"Steel friendship" between Serbia and China criticised by European commentators - European Western Balkans"Steel friendship" between Serbia and China criticised by European commentators  European Western Balkans

Serbia to Invest 5 Billion Euros to Cope With Coronavirus Impact - The New York TimesSerbia to Invest 5 Billion Euros to Cope With Coronavirus Impact  The New York Times

Electricity consumption in Serbia decreases 5-7% due to coronavirus - Balkan Green Energy NewsElectricity consumption in Serbia decreases 5-7% due to coronavirus  Balkan Green Energy News

Belgrade Urges Serbs to Stay out of Kosovo Crisis - Balkan InsightBelgrade Urges Serbs to Stay out of Kosovo Crisis  Balkan Insight

Export of medical items to Serbia triggers debate - The HinduExport of medical items to Serbia triggers debate  The Hindu

Foreign tourist arrivals to Serbia rise 13.5% y/y in February - SeeNewsForeign tourist arrivals to Serbia rise 13.5% y/y in February  SeeNews

Prominent Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Dies of Coronavirus - The New York TimesProminent Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Dies of Coronavirus  The New York Times

Serbia: Floods Emergency Plan of Action Final Report n° MDRRS013 - Serbia - ReliefWebSerbia: Floods Emergency Plan of Action Final Report n° MDRRS013 - Serbia  ReliefWeb

VIRUS - SERBIA - AP 3-31-2020 2.jpeg - WDRBVIRUS - SERBIA - AP 3-31-2020 2.jpeg  WDRB

Kerala firm exports 35L pairs of surgical gloves to Serbia - The New Indian ExpressKerala firm exports 35L pairs of surgical gloves to Serbia  The New Indian Express

'Westernised' Serbs More Open, But Nationalist Narratives Linger - Balkan Insight'Westernised' Serbs More Open, But Nationalist Narratives Linger  Balkan Insight

UNHCR Serbia Special Weekly Update 23-29 March 2020 - Serbia - ReliefWebUNHCR Serbia Special Weekly Update 23-29 March 2020 - Serbia  ReliefWeb

Serbia reports three more coronavirus deaths, cases reach 785 - SeeNewsSerbia reports three more coronavirus deaths, cases reach 785  SeeNews

Did Serbia Ban Dog Walking Because of COVID-19? - Polygraph.infoDid Serbia Ban Dog Walking Because of COVID-19?  Polygraph.info

Raichle's Palace – Subotica, Serbia - Atlas ObscuraRaichle's Palace – Subotica, Serbia  Atlas Obscura

COVID-19 violation: Serbia sentences man to 3 years - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19 violation: Serbia sentences man to 3 years  Anadolu Agency

Croatia Frees Serbian War Criminal 'Captain Dragan' - Balkan InsightCroatia Frees Serbian War Criminal 'Captain Dragan'  Balkan Insight

Former Slovak minister to become EU envoy on Kosovo-Serbia - EUobserverFormer Slovak minister to become EU envoy on Kosovo-Serbia  EUobserver

Serbian CSOs call for cooperation with Kosovo in combating COVID-19 - European Western BalkansSerbian CSOs call for cooperation with Kosovo in combating COVID-19  European Western Balkans

World's Worst Air Adds to Serbian Capital's Coronavirus Woes - The New York TimesWorld's Worst Air Adds to Serbian Capital's Coronavirus Woes  The New York Times

Dog-walking ban sparks outrage in Serbia - Washington TimesDog-walking ban sparks outrage in Serbia  Washington Times

Serbia Closes All Border Crossings, Airport to Curb Coronavirus - The New York TimesSerbia Closes All Border Crossings, Airport to Curb Coronavirus  The New York Times

Serbia confirms first COVID-19 death case - Anadolu AgencySerbia confirms first COVID-19 death case  Anadolu Agency

Serbia’s coronavirus diplomacy unmasked - European Council on Foreign RelationsSerbia’s coronavirus diplomacy unmasked  European Council on Foreign Relations

New 44 confirmed coronavirus cases in Serbia, with 3 more deaths today - B92New 44 confirmed coronavirus cases in Serbia, with 3 more deaths today  B92

How a Pandemic Drew China and Serbia Closer - The DiplomatHow a Pandemic Drew China and Serbia Closer  The Diplomat

Unplanned experiment reveals transportation's real share in air pollution in Serbia - Balkan Green Energy NewsUnplanned experiment reveals transportation's real share in air pollution in Serbia  Balkan Green Energy News

Maglic – Maglic, Serbia - Atlas ObscuraMaglic – Maglic, Serbia  Atlas Obscura

European Union to support Serbia facing Covid-19 pandemic - Prensa LatinaEuropean Union to support Serbia facing Covid-19 pandemic  Prensa Latina

Serbia extends obligatory self-isolation to 28 days to limit coronavirus spread - SeeNewsSerbia extends obligatory self-isolation to 28 days to limit coronavirus spread  SeeNews

Djokovic wants to help Serbia, donates € 1 mn to buy respirators and sanitary equipment to combat coronavirus - Economic TimesDjokovic wants to help Serbia, donates € 1 mn to buy respirators and sanitary equipment to combat coronavirus  Economic Times

Serbia's economy to be least affected by coronavirus crisis in CEE - Erste - SeeNewsSerbia's economy to be least affected by coronavirus crisis in CEE - Erste  SeeNews

[EWB Interview] Vuksanovic: Chinese influence in Serbia will grow after the pandemic - European Western Balkans[EWB Interview] Vuksanovic: Chinese influence in Serbia will grow after the pandemic  European Western Balkans

The latest global coronavirus news: U.S. death toll surpasses China's; Serbia reports its 'worst day' - The Globe and MailThe latest global coronavirus news: U.S. death toll surpasses China's; Serbia reports its 'worst day'  The Globe and Mail

Covid-19: Serbia's biggest ammunition producer suspends production - IHS Jane's 360Covid-19: Serbia's biggest ammunition producer suspends production  IHS Jane's 360

Serbia Restricts Movement for Migrants, Asylum-Seekers - Balkan InsightSerbia Restricts Movement for Migrants, Asylum-Seekers  Balkan Insight

Another death in Serbia, a total of 3 in 24 hours; "Steel discipline required" VIDEO - B92Another death in Serbia, a total of 3 in 24 hours; "Steel discipline required" VIDEO  B92

China sends Serbia help to halt coronavirus spreading - ReutersChina sends Serbia help to halt coronavirus spreading  Reuters

COVID-19 in Serbia: Europe's largest dome into 3,000-bed hospital in Belgrade - CTV NewsCOVID-19 in Serbia: Europe's largest dome into 3,000-bed hospital in Belgrade  CTV News

Serbia Confirms First Case of Coronavirus - Balkan InsightSerbia Confirms First Case of Coronavirus  Balkan Insight

Serbia's Progress on War Crimes Cases 'Negligible': Report - Balkan InsightSerbia's Progress on War Crimes Cases 'Negligible': Report  Balkan Insight

Territory, Energy, Politics: Serbia's Long-Running Border Disputes - Balkan InsightTerritory, Energy, Politics: Serbia's Long-Running Border Disputes  Balkan Insight

China sends first batch of medical aid to Serbia to help fight COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina sends first batch of medical aid to Serbia to help fight COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Serbia's Military Deploys at Borders to Help Fight Coronavirus - The New York TimesSerbia's Military Deploys at Borders to Help Fight Coronavirus  The New York Times

NATO and Serbia boost cooperation on defence education - NATO HQNATO and Serbia boost cooperation on defence education  NATO HQ

Serbia Imposes State of Emergency, Pleads for China's Help - Balkan InsightSerbia Imposes State of Emergency, Pleads for China's Help  Balkan Insight

Serbia detains 160 for violating COVID-19 restrictions - Anadolu AgencySerbia detains 160 for violating COVID-19 restrictions  Anadolu Agency

91 towns in Serbia have no coronavirus patients - Serbian Monitor91 towns in Serbia have no coronavirus patients  Serbian Monitor

Macron and Merkel to organise Serbia-Kosovo Summit when conditions are established - European Western BalkansMacron and Merkel to organise Serbia-Kosovo Summit when conditions are established  European Western Balkans

Djokovic pledges one million euros to fight Covid-19 in Serbia - New Era LiveDjokovic pledges one million euros to fight Covid-19 in Serbia  New Era Live

Belgrade Streets Empty as Serbian Curfew Begins - Balkan InsightBelgrade Streets Empty as Serbian Curfew Begins  Balkan Insight

Fire in Serbian capital Belgrade kills 6, injures 6 more - ABC NewsFire in Serbian capital Belgrade kills 6, injures 6 more  ABC News

Serbia's opposition to boycott April election - Al Jazeera EnglishSerbia's opposition to boycott April election  Al Jazeera English

Foreign nationals allowed to remain in Serbia until the end of the state of emergency - B92Foreign nationals allowed to remain in Serbia until the end of the state of emergency  B92

Serbia's Violent Homophobic Youngsters Are Victims as Well - Balkan InsightSerbia's Violent Homophobic Youngsters Are Victims as Well  Balkan Insight

Radulovic: “Serbia is ruled by a hysterical man who abuses people's fear of the virus” - Serbian MonitorRadulovic: “Serbia is ruled by a hysterical man who abuses people's fear of the virus”  Serbian Monitor

Serbia converts enormous hall into coronavirus medical centre and France deploys FLYING hospital - Daily MailSerbia converts enormous hall into coronavirus medical centre and France deploys FLYING hospital  Daily Mail

Coronavirus: Serbia jails man for three years for breaking quarantine - The NationalCoronavirus: Serbia jails man for three years for breaking quarantine  The National

Serbia Delays Elections After Virus Triggers Emergency - BloombergSerbia Delays Elections After Virus Triggers Emergency  Bloomberg

EU or US: Who's in charge of Kosovo-Serbia talks? - EUobserverEU or US: Who's in charge of Kosovo-Serbia talks?  EUobserver

Coronavirus makes the need for a clear EU strategy towards the Western Balkans ever more pressing - Emerging EuropeCoronavirus makes the need for a clear EU strategy towards the Western Balkans ever more pressing  Emerging Europe

Serbia reports 7th coronavirus death, confirmed cases rise to 457 - SeeNewsSerbia reports 7th coronavirus death, confirmed cases rise to 457  SeeNews

Serbian Anti-Migrant Protest Condemned as 'Disgrace' - Balkan InsightSerbian Anti-Migrant Protest Condemned as 'Disgrace'  Balkan Insight

China’s role in virus war reveals West’s existential crisis - South China Morning PostChina’s role in virus war reveals West’s existential crisis  South China Morning Post

Serbia's elderly venture out for dawn food run - ReutersSerbia's elderly venture out for dawn food run  Reuters

Don't Trust Serbian or Kosovo 'Kings' to Achieve Peace - Balkan InsightDon't Trust Serbian or Kosovo 'Kings' to Achieve Peace  Balkan Insight

Serbia turns to China due to 'lack of EU solidarity' on coronavirus - EurActiv - OldSerbia turns to China due to 'lack of EU solidarity' on coronavirus  EurActiv - Old

What to do, see and eat in Belgrade, Serbia - Evening StandardWhat to do, see and eat in Belgrade, Serbia  Evening Standard

Serbia implementing Belgrade-Budapest rail project despite coronavirus crisis - SeeNewsSerbia implementing Belgrade-Budapest rail project despite coronavirus crisis  SeeNews

Revolution Exported: Greeks who fought for Serbia - Neos KosmosRevolution Exported: Greeks who fought for Serbia  Neos Kosmos

Serbia's c-bank sets fixed points for regular FX swap auctions - SeeNewsSerbia's c-bank sets fixed points for regular FX swap auctions  SeeNews

54 new cases of coronavirus registered in Serbia, more than 300 people infected - B9254 new cases of coronavirus registered in Serbia, more than 300 people infected  B92

Serbia downplays US sanctions threat over Russian weapons - ABC NewsSerbia downplays US sanctions threat over Russian weapons  ABC News

Serbia Confirms 'Red Berets' Fighter's Wartime Rape Conviction - Balkan InsightSerbia Confirms 'Red Berets' Fighter's Wartime Rape Conviction  Balkan Insight

Jovic sparks outrage in Serbia - MARCA.comJovic sparks outrage in Serbia  MARCA.com

Kenosha couple from Serbia retires after living the American dream - Lake Geneva Regional NewsKenosha couple from Serbia retires after living the American dream  Lake Geneva Regional News

US Envoy Richard Grenell: I don't See Land Swap between Kosovo and Serbia as an Option - Exit - Explain AlbaniaUS Envoy Richard Grenell: I don't See Land Swap between Kosovo and Serbia as an Option  Exit - Explain Albania

Why Gordan Petric has donated €50000 to fight Covid-19 in Serbia - and is coping with quarantine - HeraldScotlandWhy Gordan Petric has donated €50000 to fight Covid-19 in Serbia - and is coping with quarantine  HeraldScotland

Serbia to spend its way out of coronavirus crisis - bne IntelliNewsSerbia to spend its way out of coronavirus crisis  bne IntelliNews

Israel Praises Serbian Pledge to Open 'State Office' in Jerusalem - Balkan InsightIsrael Praises Serbian Pledge to Open 'State Office' in Jerusalem  Balkan Insight

Serbian EU Integration Minister asks the EC to repurpose the IPA funds to fight the coronavirus - European Western BalkansSerbian EU Integration Minister asks the EC to repurpose the IPA funds to fight the coronavirus  European Western Balkans

No Joke! Serbian President Makes Light Of Coronavirus As One More Reason To Hit The Bottle - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyNo Joke! Serbian President Makes Light Of Coronavirus As One More Reason To Hit The Bottle  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kosovo fears U.S. may pull troops out over Serbia tariff dispute - ReutersKosovo fears U.S. may pull troops out over Serbia tariff dispute  Reuters

Merkel Congratulates Kosovo's PM for Lifting Tariffs on Serbian Goods, Expects Serbia to Reciprocate - Exit - Explain AlbaniaMerkel Congratulates Kosovo's PM for Lifting Tariffs on Serbian Goods, Expects Serbia to Reciprocate  Exit - Explain Albania

When will the epidemic in Serbia reach its culmination? - B92When will the epidemic in Serbia reach its culmination?  B92

EU ready to support Serbia with 200 mln euro to tackle coronavirus crisis - SeeNewsEU ready to support Serbia with 200 mln euro to tackle coronavirus crisis  SeeNews

Serbs Cancel Election Rallies as Region Ups Virus Response - BloombergSerbs Cancel Election Rallies as Region Ups Virus Response  Bloomberg

Serbia reports first case of coronavirus - health minister - ReutersSerbia reports first case of coronavirus - health minister  Reuters

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul - Atlas ObscuraChurch of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul  Atlas Obscura

EMS vows to keep power transmission system in Serbia running smoothly - Balkan Green Energy NewsEMS vows to keep power transmission system in Serbia running smoothly  Balkan Green Energy News

ISAC: No major improvements in Serbia's alignment with EU measures and policies over 2019 - European Western BalkansISAC: No major improvements in Serbia's alignment with EU measures and policies over 2019  European Western Balkans

Fitch affirms Serbia's BB rating, stable outlook - SeeNewsFitch affirms Serbia's BB rating, stable outlook  SeeNews

Serbia to start building new river port in Belgrade in 2021 - SeeNewsSerbia to start building new river port in Belgrade in 2021  SeeNews

Kosovo Prosecutors Accuse Serbian Company of Wrecking Medieval Fortress - Balkan InsightKosovo Prosecutors Accuse Serbian Company of Wrecking Medieval Fortress  Balkan Insight

Serbia Built New Rockets To Show NATO That It Is Still Mad About The 1999 Bombings - The National InterestSerbia Built New Rockets To Show NATO That It Is Still Mad About The 1999 Bombings  The National Interest

Serbia imposes strict dog walking limits during epidemic - ohmidog!Serbia imposes strict dog walking limits during epidemic  ohmidog!

Serbian Soldiers Quitting Over Pay and Conditions, Report - Balkan InsightSerbian Soldiers Quitting Over Pay and Conditions, Report  Balkan Insight

Serbian youth isolated from EU accession process - European Western BalkansSerbian youth isolated from EU accession process  European Western Balkans