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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Russia, Serbia show strong relations with Medvedev’s visit - DW (English)
  1. Russia, Serbia show strong relations with Medvedev’s visit  DW (English)
  2. Medvedev: Serbia To Sign Trade Deal With Moscow-Led Economic Union  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
  3. Russia, Serbia vow to boost ties despite Belgrade’s EU bid  Washington Post
  4. Russia to deepen infrastructure, energy cooperation with Serbia: Medvedev - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  5. Russia PM Medvedev watches army show in Balkan ally Serbia  Stars and Stripes
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Russia Invites Serbia To Join Its Economic Union - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyRussia Invites Serbia To Join Its Economic Union  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Serbia's President Was Real Loser in Kosovo Election - Balkan InsightSerbia's President Was Real Loser in Kosovo Election  Balkan Insight

First Flag: Kosovo's Would-Be PM Takes Serbian Heat For Favoring Albanian Banner - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyFirst Flag: Kosovo's Would-Be PM Takes Serbian Heat For Favoring Albanian Banner  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

‘Poisoned ballots’ furore in Kosovo angers Serbia - The Irish Times‘Poisoned ballots’ furore in Kosovo angers Serbia  The Irish Times

Kosovo's Likely PM Says Relations With Serbia Should Be Based On 'Reciprocity' - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyKosovo's Likely PM Says Relations With Serbia Should Be Based On 'Reciprocity'  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

China Huawei's face recognition cameras appear in Serbia and other countries with questionable human rights records - CBS NewsChina Huawei's face recognition cameras appear in Serbia and other countries with questionable human rights records  CBS News

Trump's envoy visits Kosovo in push for new talks with Serbia - ReutersTrump's envoy visits Kosovo in push for new talks with Serbia  Reuters

Chinese and Serbian Ruling Parties Pledge 'All-Time' Friendship - Balkan InsightChinese and Serbian Ruling Parties Pledge 'All-Time' Friendship  Balkan Insight

US envoy tries to spark talks between Kosovo and Serbia - Financial TimesUS envoy tries to spark talks between Kosovo and Serbia  Financial Times

Kosovo’s Election Winner Signals Tough Stance Toward Serbia - BloombergKosovo’s Election Winner Signals Tough Stance Toward Serbia  Bloomberg

For Serbia and Kosovo, Support Comes With Strings Attached - BloombergFor Serbia and Kosovo, Support Comes With Strings Attached  Bloomberg

Bullying Among Serbs Sours Kosovo's Democratic Gains - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBullying Among Serbs Sours Kosovo's Democratic Gains  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

New US Envoys are Bad News for Serbia - Balkan InsightNew US Envoys are Bad News for Serbia  Balkan Insight

Kosovar Vote Count Halted After Skin Problems Linked To Serbian Ballot Boxes - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyKosovar Vote Count Halted After Skin Problems Linked To Serbian Ballot Boxes  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Storm over Serbia Whistleblower Arrest in State Arms Scam - Balkan InsightStorm over Serbia Whistleblower Arrest in State Arms Scam  Balkan Insight

Kosovo election officials fall ill after opening boxes from Serbia - Sky NewsKosovo election officials fall ill after opening boxes from Serbia  Sky News

Peter Handke won the Nobel for his ‘great artistry.’ Critics say he’s an apologist for genocide. - The Washington PostPeter Handke won the Nobel for his ‘great artistry.’ Critics say he’s an apologist for genocide.  The Washington Post

Huawei’s facial recognition tech causes anxiety in Serbia - South China Morning PostHuawei’s facial recognition tech causes anxiety in Serbia  South China Morning Post

Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia agree to allow passport-free travel - ReutersSerbia, Albania, North Macedonia agree to allow passport-free travel  Reuters

Trump envoy to Kosovo-Serbia dispute meets Serbian officials - Washington PostTrump envoy to Kosovo-Serbia dispute meets Serbian officials  Washington Post

A road map for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue - Atlantic CouncilA road map for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue  Atlantic Council

Why You Should Book a Trip to Belgrade, Serbia, This Fall - Condé Nast TravelerWhy You Should Book a Trip to Belgrade, Serbia, This Fall  Condé Nast Traveler

NATO co-funded demilitarization facility re-opens in Serbia - NATO HQNATO co-funded demilitarization facility re-opens in Serbia  NATO HQ

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia compete for VW plant after Turkey put on hold - Automotive News EuropeBulgaria, Romania, Serbia compete for VW plant after Turkey put on hold  Automotive News Europe

Trump ally Richard Grenell's Kosovo-Serbia post a mixed bag for rapprochement - DW (English)Trump ally Richard Grenell's Kosovo-Serbia post a mixed bag for rapprochement  DW (English)

Chinese police officers join Serbian colleagues on the beat in Belgrade - ReutersChinese police officers join Serbian colleagues on the beat in Belgrade  Reuters

Serbia ditches bid to sell aircraft maintenance company - ReutersSerbia ditches bid to sell aircraft maintenance company  Reuters

China the most trustworthy friend of Serbia: Serbian president - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina the most trustworthy friend of Serbia: Serbian president - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Schoolbooks Perpetuate Kosovo-Serbia Divisions in Classrooms - Balkan InsightSchoolbooks Perpetuate Kosovo-Serbia Divisions in Classrooms  Balkan Insight

Football Manager fanatic given job at second division Serbian club due to his computer game success - Daily MailFootball Manager fanatic given job at second division Serbian club due to his computer game success  Daily Mail

EU Firms Reap Benefits of Serbia-Russia Trade Ties - Balkan InsightEU Firms Reap Benefits of Serbia-Russia Trade Ties  Balkan Insight

Trump names Ric Grenell his special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo - POLITICO.euTrump names Ric Grenell his special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo  POLITICO.eu

Taxi drivers protest in Serbia's capital over ride-sharing service - Reuters.comTaxi drivers protest in Serbia's capital over ride-sharing service  Reuters.com

Serbia, Albania, N. Macedonia agree to passport-free travel - The Christian Science MonitorSerbia, Albania, N. Macedonia agree to passport-free travel  The Christian Science Monitor

Best Of Belgrade, Serbia - ForbesBest Of Belgrade, Serbia  Forbes

Turkey sees bright future in economic cooperation with Serbia: president - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTurkey sees bright future in economic cooperation with Serbia: president - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Chinese Police Launch Joint Patrols In Serbia - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyChinese Police Launch Joint Patrols In Serbia  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Vucic to EU: Please, tell us whether Serbs poisoned Albanians with antrax or novichok - B92Vucic to EU: Please, tell us whether Serbs poisoned Albanians with antrax or novichok  B92

Uganda, Serbia Relive 1987 Relationship - New VisionUganda, Serbia Relive 1987 Relationship  New Vision

Serbian Police Director: We had information beforehand, we will react accordingly - B92Serbian Police Director: We had information beforehand, we will react accordingly  B92

China targets Europe with drone and Huawei system sales to Serbia - Nikkei Asian ReviewChina targets Europe with drone and Huawei system sales to Serbia  Nikkei Asian Review

Serbia: Openings to highlight Turkish leader's visit - Anadolu AgencySerbia: Openings to highlight Turkish leader's visit  Anadolu Agency

Turkey to open consulate general in Serbia's Novi Pazar - Anadolu AgencyTurkey to open consulate general in Serbia's Novi Pazar  Anadolu Agency

Serbian Opposition Sceptical of European Mediation Offer - Balkan InsightSerbian Opposition Sceptical of European Mediation Offer  Balkan Insight

Kosovo's Election Winner Says Peace Impossible Unless Serbia Faces Its Past - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyKosovo's Election Winner Says Peace Impossible Unless Serbia Faces Its Past  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Serbia Moves to Ban Hydro Plants in National Parks After Outrage - BloombergSerbia Moves to Ban Hydro Plants in National Parks After Outrage  Bloomberg

EBRD to invest in major landfill near Serbia's capital - ReutersEBRD to invest in major landfill near Serbia's capital  Reuters

UNEP lays the groundwork for cleaner soil in Serbia - UN EnvironmentUNEP lays the groundwork for cleaner soil in Serbia  UN Environment

Condolences from Serbia on the death of Alicia Alonso - Prensa LatinaCondolences from Serbia on the death of Alicia Alonso  Prensa Latina

Serbia: Then they came for our water and our homes - DiEM25Serbia: Then they came for our water and our homes  DiEM25

Serbia accused of waging campaign to stop overturn Kosovo being independent state - Express.co.ukSerbia accused of waging campaign to stop overturn Kosovo being independent state  Express.co.uk

Feature: Chinese children's performance wins hearts of Serbian audiences - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Chinese children's performance wins hearts of Serbian audiences - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Kosovo holds early election amid calls to normalize Serbia ties - The Christian Science MonitorKosovo holds early election amid calls to normalize Serbia ties  The Christian Science Monitor

'Deal with the Devil': Austrian Serbs Embrace Anti-Migrant Right - Balkan Insight'Deal with the Devil': Austrian Serbs Embrace Anti-Migrant Right  Balkan Insight

On the trail of trumpets in a tiny Serbian village - LivemintOn the trail of trumpets in a tiny Serbian village  Livemint

'Genocide Denier, Friend of Serbs': Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo Outrage Over Peter Handke's Nobel Win - News18'Genocide Denier, Friend of Serbs': Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo Outrage Over Peter Handke's Nobel Win  News18

Ohio, Serbia strengthen partnership during CAPSTONE 2019 - United States ArmyOhio, Serbia strengthen partnership during CAPSTONE 2019  United States Army

China crowned back-to-back World Cup championship, defeating Serbia 3-0 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina crowned back-to-back World Cup championship, defeating Serbia 3-0 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Serbia-Turkey approve rigid air agreement - EX-YU Aviation NewsSerbia-Turkey approve rigid air agreement  EX-YU Aviation News

Netizen Report: Pro-government doxxing campaigns rock Hong Kong, Serbia - Global VoicesNetizen Report: Pro-government doxxing campaigns rock Hong Kong, Serbia  Global Voices

UNHCR Serbia Update, September 2019 - Serbia - ReliefWebUNHCR Serbia Update, September 2019 - Serbia  ReliefWeb

Hungary wants Montenegro and Serbia to join EU before 2025 - EURACTIVHungary wants Montenegro and Serbia to join EU before 2025  EURACTIV

Light Touch, Tight Grip: China's Influence and the Corrosion of Serbian Democracy - War on the RocksLight Touch, Tight Grip: China's Influence and the Corrosion of Serbian Democracy  War on the Rocks

Red Star Belgrade refused Kosovo entry for Serbian Cup game against FK Trepca - BBC SportRed Star Belgrade refused Kosovo entry for Serbian Cup game against FK Trepca  BBC Sport

Dark Clouds Over Serbia - New EuropeDark Clouds Over Serbia  New Europe

On 10th match point, Sugita edges Tipsarevic in Serbian's ATP farewell - Tennis MagazineOn 10th match point, Sugita edges Tipsarevic in Serbian's ATP farewell  Tennis Magazine

Review: 'The Load’ carries the weight of Serbian war - Los Angeles TimesReview: 'The Load’ carries the weight of Serbian war  Los Angeles Times

Worth Watching: 'SEAL Team' to Serbia, A 'Family' to Avoid, 'Nature' and the Octopus, iHeartRadio Music Festival - TVInsiderWorth Watching: 'SEAL Team' to Serbia, A 'Family' to Avoid, 'Nature' and the Octopus, iHeartRadio Music Festival  TVInsider

In pics: friendly match between Serbia, Paraguay - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaIn pics: friendly match between Serbia, Paraguay - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Pro-Serbian Bid to Change Montenegrin Constitution Doomed - Balkan InsightPro-Serbian Bid to Change Montenegrin Constitution Doomed  Balkan Insight

Life on the Serbian border for Portsmouth soldiers?????????????????????????????????????????? in 2000 - Portsmouth NewsLife on the Serbian border for Portsmouth soldiers?????????????????????????????????????????? in 2000  Portsmouth News

Parastate terrorizes and persecutes the Serb List, only 'Serbia' is a forbidden word - B92Parastate terrorizes and persecutes the Serb List, only 'Serbia' is a forbidden word  B92

Serbian Arms Case Whistleblower 'Wanted the Truth Heard' - Balkan InsightSerbian Arms Case Whistleblower 'Wanted the Truth Heard'  Balkan Insight

Tesla "hoping" to open in Croatia, Serbia in early 2020 - Elon Musk - Balkan Green Energy NewsTesla "hoping" to open in Croatia, Serbia in early 2020 - Elon Musk  Balkan Green Energy News

Luka Jovic dropped as punishment by Serbian coach - AS EnglishLuka Jovic dropped as punishment by Serbian coach  AS English

Parliamentarians promote Visit Nepal 2020 in Serbia - Himalayan TimesParliamentarians promote Visit Nepal 2020 in Serbia  Himalayan Times

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Says Serbia Interested in Russia's Pantsir Missile Systems - UrduPoint NewsRussian Deputy Prime Minister Says Serbia Interested in Russia's Pantsir Missile Systems  UrduPoint News

Won't Allow Any Country to Raise Non-agenda Issues in Meet, Serbia Assures India - News18Won't Allow Any Country to Raise Non-agenda Issues in Meet, Serbia Assures India  News18

Serbia's Crown Prince Couple awarded free education to Serbian students - Royal CentralSerbia's Crown Prince Couple awarded free education to Serbian students  Royal Central

Cameron Munter's proposal for Serbia and Kosovo: Quiet diplomacy, "under the radar" - B92Cameron Munter's proposal for Serbia and Kosovo: Quiet diplomacy, "under the radar"  B92

England WU19s beat Serbia 6-0 in Euro qualifier - The FAEngland WU19s beat Serbia 6-0 in Euro qualifier  The FA

Serbia targets Užice Airport opening in 2020 - EX-YU Aviation NewsSerbia targets Užice Airport opening in 2020  EX-YU Aviation News

Hague Witnesses Address Serbian Security Officials' CIA Links - Balkan InsightHague Witnesses Address Serbian Security Officials' CIA Links  Balkan Insight

Indian Junior Boys Win Bronze Medal in Serbia Table Tennis Open - News18Indian Junior Boys Win Bronze Medal in Serbia Table Tennis Open  News18

Watford's Filip Stuparevic scores late winner for Serbia Under 21s against Bulgaria - Watford ObserverWatford's Filip Stuparevic scores late winner for Serbia Under 21s against Bulgaria  Watford Observer

Meet the Only Voice Assistant That Speaks Greek, Serbian, Albanian, and Bulgarian - Voicebot.aiMeet the Only Voice Assistant That Speaks Greek, Serbian, Albanian, and Bulgarian  Voicebot.ai

Ratko Mladic's Diary 'Links Serbian Security Service to Arkan' - Balkan InsightRatko Mladic's Diary 'Links Serbian Security Service to Arkan'  Balkan Insight

NBA Draft bust resurfaces with new look in Serbian basketball league - Fox NewsNBA Draft bust resurfaces with new look in Serbian basketball league  Fox News

China grows surveillance network in Serbian capital - Deutsche WelleChina grows surveillance network in Serbian capital  Deutsche Welle

Europol's report: Right-wing extremists recruiting in Serbia - Serbina Monitor in EnglishEuropol's report: Right-wing extremists recruiting in Serbia  Serbina Monitor in English

'SEAL Team': Jason Leads Crew in Serbia for Action-Packed Mission in Season 3 Premiere Photos - PopCulture.com'SEAL Team': Jason Leads Crew in Serbia for Action-Packed Mission in Season 3 Premiere Photos  PopCulture.com

From Serbia to Saadiyat: NYU Abu Dhabi sets student numbers record - The NationalFrom Serbia to Saadiyat: NYU Abu Dhabi sets student numbers record  The National

Serbian delights - SharonheraldSerbian delights  Sharonherald

Serbian military show "Freedom 2019" held in Belgrade - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSerbian military show "Freedom 2019" held in Belgrade - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Serbian National Jailed for Drug Trafficking - Hungary TodaySerbian National Jailed for Drug Trafficking  Hungary Today

Decadence, arrogance and loss of innocence in Serbian's Vietnamese novel - VnExpress InternationalDecadence, arrogance and loss of innocence in Serbian's Vietnamese novel  VnExpress International

Flights to Croatia: TUI Increases Capacity to Rijeka in October, Air Serbia Alters Winter Operations - Total Croatia NewsFlights to Croatia: TUI Increases Capacity to Rijeka in October, Air Serbia Alters Winter Operations  Total Croatia News

Tensions rise between Serbia and Kosovo - Euronews EnglishTensions rise between Serbia and Kosovo  Euronews English

AP Explains: Why do Serbia-Kosovo tensions persist? - The Associated PressAP Explains: Why do Serbia-Kosovo tensions persist?  The Associated Press