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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Serbs protest reintroduction of virus lockdown measures - WTOPSerbs protest reintroduction of virus lockdown measures  WTOP

Coronavirus: Greece bars Serbian visitors as Balkans cases rise - BBC News
  1. Coronavirus: Greece bars Serbian visitors as Balkans cases rise  BBC News
  2. Serbia opens field hospital; S Africa mulls tougher lockdown  ABC News
  3. Greece shuts Serbia border amid COVID-19 spike in the Balkans  Euronews
  4. Serbian foreign minister: Closing border harms Greece's interests | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com
  5. Greece Closes Border With Serbia Until July 15  GreekCityTimes.com
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Serbia's Sandzak residents warn of 'apocalypse' over coronavirus - Al Jazeera EnglishSerbia's Sandzak residents warn of 'apocalypse' over coronavirus  Al Jazeera English

Bosnia-Herzegovina sent a protest note to Serbia, followed by contacting Brussels - B92Bosnia-Herzegovina sent a protest note to Serbia, followed by contacting Brussels  B92

The Netherlands closes borders for residents of Serbia and Montenegro - The Netherlands and YouThe Netherlands closes borders for residents of Serbia and Montenegro  The Netherlands and You

Stalled Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue Set to Resume in July - Balkan InsightStalled Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue Set to Resume in July  Balkan Insight

Health and Travel Alert - US Embassy in SerbiaHealth and Travel Alert  US Embassy in Serbia

Serbia declares emergency in capital as infections rise - Anadolu AgencySerbia declares emergency in capital as infections rise  Anadolu Agency

Serbia and Kosovo Agree to Resume Detente Talks - The Globe PostSerbia and Kosovo Agree to Resume Detente Talks  The Globe Post

China delivers armed drones, missiles to Serbia, first deal to Europe - Global TimesChina delivers armed drones, missiles to Serbia, first deal to Europe  Global Times

IMF Staff Completes a Virtual Review Mission to Serbia - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Completes a Virtual Review Mission to Serbia  International Monetary Fund

Most EU Countries Remain Closed to Serbia, Montenegro - Balkan InsightMost EU Countries Remain Closed to Serbia, Montenegro  Balkan Insight

'Serbia will block efforts to sow ethnic unrest' - Anadolu Agency'Serbia will block efforts to sow ethnic unrest'  Anadolu Agency

Serbian vote: Sports, raspberries, but no sea: five facts about Serbia - RTL TodaySerbian vote: Sports, raspberries, but no sea: five facts about Serbia  RTL Today

What We're Watching: A big blast hits Iran, Serbia and Kosovo sit down again, Dominican Republic has a new president - GZERO MediaWhat We're Watching: A big blast hits Iran, Serbia and Kosovo sit down again, Dominican Republic has a new president  GZERO Media

'Fear Reigns' in Serbian Town, Undercutting Official COVID-19 Narrative - Balkan Insight'Fear Reigns' in Serbian Town, Undercutting Official COVID-19 Narrative  Balkan Insight

Serbia: Top politicians test positive for coronavirus - Anadolu AgencySerbia: Top politicians test positive for coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Five Things Kosovo Must Know Before Doing a Deal with Serbia - Balkan InsightFive Things Kosovo Must Know Before Doing a Deal with Serbia  Balkan Insight

Serbia election: Opposition scorns 'hoax' vote in EU candidate state - BBC NewsSerbia election: Opposition scorns 'hoax' vote in EU candidate state  BBC News

An unexpected pole position: The EU in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue - EURACTIVAn unexpected pole position: The EU in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue  EURACTIV

Serbia Holds Parliamentary and Local Elections - Voice of America (VOA)Serbia Holds Parliamentary and Local Elections  Voice of America (VOA)

Government of Serbia's statement: Testing protocol explained - B92Government of Serbia's statement: Testing protocol explained  B92

Serbia plays China card against European Union - RFI EnglishSerbia plays China card against European Union  RFI English

BCSP presents the "Serbia and Hungary - Hammering Democracy" analysis - European Western BalkansBCSP presents the "Serbia and Hungary - Hammering Democracy" analysis  European Western Balkans

Serbia Declares a State of Emergency in Belgrade - Novinite.comSerbia Declares a State of Emergency in Belgrade  Novinite.com

Most EU Member States still closed to Serbia and Montenegro - European Western BalkansMost EU Member States still closed to Serbia and Montenegro  European Western Balkans

Hungary to Extradite Serb War Suspect to Serbia, not Kosovo - Balkan InsightHungary to Extradite Serb War Suspect to Serbia, not Kosovo  Balkan Insight

Protesters Jeer Serbian Ministers Over Coronavirus 'Failures' - Balkan InsightProtesters Jeer Serbian Ministers Over Coronavirus 'Failures'  Balkan Insight

Serbia Under-Reported COVID-19 Deaths and Infections, Data Shows - Balkan InsightSerbia Under-Reported COVID-19 Deaths and Infections, Data Shows  Balkan Insight

Turkey popular tourist destination for Serbia - Anadolu AgencyTurkey popular tourist destination for Serbia  Anadolu Agency

Trade barriers and wary eye on Serbia hold back Balkan economies - Financial TimesTrade barriers and wary eye on Serbia hold back Balkan economies  Financial Times

Serbia Election Means Continuity in Economic Policy and Reforms - Fitch RatingsSerbia Election Means Continuity in Economic Policy and Reforms  Fitch Ratings

Serbia: continuity elections amid COVID-19 - Open DemocracySerbia: continuity elections amid COVID-19  Open Democracy

Spotlight on 10 kickass female founders from Serbia - EU-StartupsSpotlight on 10 kickass female founders from Serbia  EU-Startups

Investors want Serbia reforms that break through ‘wall of resistance’ - Financial TimesInvestors want Serbia reforms that break through ‘wall of resistance’  Financial Times

Blame me, not Novak Djokovic: Serbia Prime Minister Ana Brnabic defends tennis star after Adria Open... - Hindustan TimesBlame me, not Novak Djokovic: Serbia Prime Minister Ana Brnabic defends tennis star after Adria Open...  Hindustan Times

Don't count on a White House Kosovo-Serbia breakthrough - Atlantic CouncilDon't count on a White House Kosovo-Serbia breakthrough  Atlantic Council

Serbia’s ruling party just scored a landslide victory. Here’s why the opposition boycotted the election. - Washington PostSerbia’s ruling party just scored a landslide victory. Here’s why the opposition boycotted the election.  Washington Post

Serbia: Water polo head coach contracts coronavirus - Anadolu AgencySerbia: Water polo head coach contracts coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Medak: Backslide of democracy in Serbia continues after the parliamentary election - European Western BalkansMedak: Backslide of democracy in Serbia continues after the parliamentary election  European Western Balkans

Flood-Prone Parts of Serbia, Bosnia Inundated by Water despite Investment - Balkan InsightFlood-Prone Parts of Serbia, Bosnia Inundated by Water despite Investment  Balkan Insight

Serbia to keep balancing West, Russia and China, president says - ReutersSerbia to keep balancing West, Russia and China, president says  Reuters

The Castle: How Serbia's Rulers Manipulate Minds and the People Pay - Balkan InsightThe Castle: How Serbia's Rulers Manipulate Minds and the People Pay  Balkan Insight

Why Everyone Lost Out in Serbia's Elections - Balkan InsightWhy Everyone Lost Out in Serbia's Elections  Balkan Insight

Serbia champion Red Star CEO tests positive for virus - Associated PressSerbia champion Red Star CEO tests positive for virus  Associated Press

Serbia election: Vucic declares landslide win in controversial vote - EuronewsSerbia election: Vucic declares landslide win in controversial vote  Euronews

RHMZ emergency warning: Three districts "endangered", meteorological alarm in Serbia - B92RHMZ emergency warning: Three districts "endangered", meteorological alarm in Serbia  B92

Croatian and Serbian Hooligans: Football Foes Share Love of Hate - Balkan InsightCroatian and Serbian Hooligans: Football Foes Share Love of Hate  Balkan Insight

Belgrade’s fast-growing tech start-ups show Serbia’s ‘hunger for success’ - Financial TimesBelgrade’s fast-growing tech start-ups show Serbia’s ‘hunger for success’  Financial Times

Serbia, Kosovo Leaders Expected in Brussels before Washington Meeting - Balkan InsightSerbia, Kosovo Leaders Expected in Brussels before Washington Meeting  Balkan Insight

Kosovo ready for dialogue with Serbia: President - Anadolu AgencyKosovo ready for dialogue with Serbia: President  Anadolu Agency

European Parliament increasingly focused on Serbia - how many MEPs are critical of the government? - European Western BalkansEuropean Parliament increasingly focused on Serbia - how many MEPs are critical of the government?  European Western Balkans

Lavrov Visit to Serbia 'Timed to Coincide With Elections' - Balkan InsightLavrov Visit to Serbia 'Timed to Coincide With Elections'  Balkan Insight

Serbia's Telekom Bids for Kosovo's Second Biggest Mobile Provider - Balkan InsightSerbia's Telekom Bids for Kosovo's Second Biggest Mobile Provider  Balkan Insight

Serbia Heads Into Dull Election, With Winner Already Known - Balkan InsightSerbia Heads Into Dull Election, With Winner Already Known  Balkan Insight

Emotional Novak Djokovic says charity event in Serbia reminiscent of his childhood - ESPNEmotional Novak Djokovic says charity event in Serbia reminiscent of his childhood  ESPN

BIRN Fact-check: Has Serbia's Ruling Party Kept Its Promises? - Balkan InsightBIRN Fact-check: Has Serbia's Ruling Party Kept Its Promises?  Balkan Insight

A Serbian journalist has a warning about American authoritarianism - Vox.comA Serbian journalist has a warning about American authoritarianism  Vox.com

Várhelyi responds to letter of S&D MEPs about political situation in Serbia - European Western BalkansVárhelyi responds to letter of S&D MEPs about political situation in Serbia  European Western Balkans

War Criminal Seselj Fails to Enter Serbian Parliament - Balkan InsightWar Criminal Seselj Fails to Enter Serbian Parliament  Balkan Insight

Thousands Quarantined in Serbian Town for Refuelling Over Border - Balkan InsightThousands Quarantined in Serbian Town for Refuelling Over Border  Balkan Insight

Miomir Kecmanovic's Love For Serbia: 'It Gave Me Everything' - ATP TourMiomir Kecmanovic's Love For Serbia: 'It Gave Me Everything'  ATP Tour

Another election cycle in Serbia passes by, but the problems of Bosniak community remain - European Western BalkansAnother election cycle in Serbia passes by, but the problems of Bosniak community remain  European Western Balkans

Serbia starts trans-Balkan corridor sector construction - Argus MediaSerbia starts trans-Balkan corridor sector construction  Argus Media

Fajon and Bilcík: Credible, transparent and peaceful elections in Serbia are crucial on the European integration path - European Western BalkansFajon and Bilcík: Credible, transparent and peaceful elections in Serbia are crucial on the European integration path  European Western Balkans

No one is immune: Reactions from Serbia, Croatia to Djokovic’s Adria Tour coronavirus fiasco - Scroll.inNo one is immune: Reactions from Serbia, Croatia to Djokovic’s Adria Tour coronavirus fiasco  Scroll.in

Djokovic defends packing the stands at tennis charity tour event in Serbia - Press HeraldDjokovic defends packing the stands at tennis charity tour event in Serbia  Press Herald

Fans flock back for final big games of Serbian football season - SportstarFans flock back for final big games of Serbian football season  Sportstar

EC non-papers note pressures on judiciary and media in Serbia and Montenegro - European Western BalkansEC non-papers note pressures on judiciary and media in Serbia and Montenegro  European Western Balkans

Serb Vote Hands President’s Party Total Power Over Nation - BloombergSerb Vote Hands President’s Party Total Power Over Nation  Bloomberg

More than 4,000 active COVID-19 cases in Serbia proclaimed closed in a day, causing controversy - European Western BalkansMore than 4,000 active COVID-19 cases in Serbia proclaimed closed in a day, causing controversy  European Western Balkans

Serbia Has Reopened To Tourists From All Countries - Travel Off PathSerbia Has Reopened To Tourists From All Countries  Travel Off Path

'Recognizing an Independent Kosovo? Forget it!' Says Serbian President Vucic - Exit - Explain Albania'Recognizing an Independent Kosovo? Forget it!' Says Serbian President Vucic  Exit - Explain Albania

Serbian, Moldovan Leaders Watch Victory Day Parade in Moscow - Balkan InsightSerbian, Moldovan Leaders Watch Victory Day Parade in Moscow  Balkan Insight

Russia Confirms It Fully Backs Serbia's Sovereignty Over Kosovo - Greek City TimesRussia Confirms It Fully Backs Serbia's Sovereignty Over Kosovo  Greek City Times

Ahead of vote, virus emboldens Serbian president's one-man show - EURACTIVAhead of vote, virus emboldens Serbian president's one-man show  EURACTIV

S&D group: The new Serbian parliament is a mockery of democracy, this has impact on the enlargement process - European Western BalkansS&D group: The new Serbian parliament is a mockery of democracy, this has impact on the enlargement process  European Western Balkans

Serbian Court Urged to Convict Bosnian War Prison Commander - Balkan InsightSerbian Court Urged to Convict Bosnian War Prison Commander  Balkan Insight

"Montenegro opens border with Serbia on Monday" - B92"Montenegro opens border with Serbia on Monday"  B92

Filip Stevanovic: Serbia's €10m teen star set for Europe-wide bidding war - GoalFilip Stevanovic: Serbia's €10m teen star set for Europe-wide bidding war  Goal

Serbia to start building high-speed road to Romania in 2021 - SeeNewsSerbia to start building high-speed road to Romania in 2021  SeeNews

Apple Pay Launches in Serbia - MacRumorsApple Pay Launches in Serbia  MacRumors

Serbia's Vucic poised for poll win before White House talks on Kosovo - PoliticoSerbia's Vucic poised for poll win before White House talks on Kosovo  Politico

Rama with footage from the KLA war: Serbs were not bombed by Thaci and Veseli VIDEO - B92Rama with footage from the KLA war: Serbs were not bombed by Thaci and Veseli VIDEO  B92

Serbian Cup - 25K fans pack stadium for Belgrade derby - ESPNSerbian Cup - 25K fans pack stadium for Belgrade derby  ESPN

Croatian fans detained over vulgar anti-Serbian banner - DW (English)Croatian fans detained over vulgar anti-Serbian banner  DW (English)

Ruling SNS set to win Serbian parliamentary vote, according to projection - ReutersRuling SNS set to win Serbian parliamentary vote, according to projection  Reuters

EU Opens Its Borders for Western Balkan Citizens on July 1 - SchengenVisaInfo.comEU Opens Its Borders for Western Balkan Citizens on July 1  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Good Neighbours: How Three Serbs Saved Bosniaks in Wartime Vlasenica - Balkan InsightGood Neighbours: How Three Serbs Saved Bosniaks in Wartime Vlasenica  Balkan Insight

Air Serbia resumes flights from southern Serbia - N1 InfoAir Serbia resumes flights from southern Serbia  N1 Info

A Serbian Croatian pancake meets Italian flavors in this family recipe mash-up - The Washington PostA Serbian Croatian pancake meets Italian flavors in this family recipe mash-up  The Washington Post

The Latest: Serbian capital declares emergency as cases jump - WFMZ AllentownThe Latest: Serbian capital declares emergency as cases jump  WFMZ Allentown

Serbia says Montenegro's actions lead to conflict - Anadolu AgencySerbia says Montenegro's actions lead to conflict  Anadolu Agency

New Website Highlights Serbia's Role in 1990s Wars - Balkan InsightNew Website Highlights Serbia's Role in 1990s Wars  Balkan Insight

Serbia Deploys Army to 'Secure' 3 Migrant Camps - VOA NewsSerbia Deploys Army to 'Secure' 3 Migrant Camps  VOA News

Will Serbia have to choose between China and the EU? - European Western BalkansWill Serbia have to choose between China and the EU?  European Western Balkans

Serbia protests EU's 'fake' description of Nikola Tesla as Croatian - DW (English)Serbia protests EU's 'fake' description of Nikola Tesla as Croatian  DW (English)

Serbia Criticizes Montenegro for Keeping Border Ban on Serbs - VOA NewsSerbia Criticizes Montenegro for Keeping Border Ban on Serbs  VOA News

Serbia-Montenegro tensions escalate amid church dispute - The Associated PressSerbia-Montenegro tensions escalate amid church dispute  The Associated Press

Serbia to ease lockdown this weekend despite health warnings - Reuters IndiaSerbia to ease lockdown this weekend despite health warnings  Reuters India