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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Belgrade's Biden conundrum: How US-Serbian relations will shape up post-Trump | View - EuronewsBelgrade's Biden conundrum: How US-Serbian relations will shape up post-Trump | View  Euronews

Serbian section of TurkStream extension not ready before spring 2021: sources - S&P GlobalSerbian section of TurkStream extension not ready before spring 2021: sources  S&P Global

Hundreds gather for funeral of Serbia’s Patriarch Irinej - Al Jazeera EnglishHundreds gather for funeral of Serbia’s Patriarch Irinej  Al Jazeera English

Serbian financial, corporate sectors expect stable inflation - c-bank - SeeNewsSerbian financial, corporate sectors expect stable inflation - c-bank  SeeNews

Key points on Kosovo's 1990s war with Serbia - Times of IndiaKey points on Kosovo's 1990s war with Serbia  Times of India

Serbia to borrow 320 bln dinars (2.7 bln euro) from Chinese banks in 2021 - SeeNewsSerbia to borrow 320 bln dinars (2.7 bln euro) from Chinese banks in 2021  SeeNews

Euro 2020 | Scotland end 22-year wait with shootout win in Serbia - The HinduEuro 2020 | Scotland end 22-year wait with shootout win in Serbia  The Hindu

"Serbia and Kosovo are in peace talks" - B92"Serbia and Kosovo are in peace talks"  B92

Serbia faces pollution crisis as smog suffocates Belgrade - CGTNSerbia faces pollution crisis as smog suffocates Belgrade  CGTN

UNIQA's 9-mo pre-tax profit in Serbia shrinks - SeeNewsUNIQA's 9-mo pre-tax profit in Serbia shrinks  SeeNews

Serbia: Thousands mourn Patriarch Irinej amid Covid concerns - BBC NewsSerbia: Thousands mourn Patriarch Irinej amid Covid concerns  BBC News

Serbia toughens restrictive measures amid rising COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSerbia toughens restrictive measures amid rising COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Serbia, Bosnia's Serb Republic to invest 500 mln euro in HPP projects - SeeNewsSerbia, Bosnia's Serb Republic to invest 500 mln euro in HPP projects  SeeNews

Serbia cheering for North Macedonia in EURO 2020: Vucic - Anadolu AgencySerbia cheering for North Macedonia in EURO 2020: Vucic  Anadolu Agency

Serbia to become one of world’s most gender-balanced governments - The Indian ExpressSerbia to become one of world’s most gender-balanced governments  The Indian Express

Serbia and Albania Sign Deal on Freedom of Movement - Balkan InsightSerbia and Albania Sign Deal on Freedom of Movement  Balkan Insight

Suspected Mass Grave of Kosovo War Victims Found in Serbia - Balkan InsightSuspected Mass Grave of Kosovo War Victims Found in Serbia  Balkan Insight

"Serbia and NATO have to work on restoring trust in one another" - European Western Balkans"Serbia and NATO have to work on restoring trust in one another"  European Western Balkans

Head of WHO in Serbia: I am afraid that Serbia is close to lockdown - B92Head of WHO in Serbia: I am afraid that Serbia is close to lockdown  B92

Serbia Eyes Changing Law to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Compulsory - Balkan InsightSerbia Eyes Changing Law to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Compulsory  Balkan Insight

Serbia Creates 'Family Care' Ministry led by Conservative Ex-Journalist - Balkan InsightSerbia Creates 'Family Care' Ministry led by Conservative Ex-Journalist  Balkan Insight

Twin crises: Political dysfunction in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue - European Council on Foreign RelationsTwin crises: Political dysfunction in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue  European Council on Foreign Relations

Real Madrid need to find the Serbian version of Jovic - AS EnglishReal Madrid need to find the Serbian version of Jovic  AS English

First arrivals of apples from Serbia to India - FreshPlaza.comFirst arrivals of apples from Serbia to India  FreshPlaza.com

Head of Serbian Orthodox Church in hospital with coronavirus - The Associated PressHead of Serbian Orthodox Church in hospital with coronavirus  The Associated Press

Currying Favour or Just Generous? Donors to Serbian Police Raise Eyebrows - Balkan InsightCurrying Favour or Just Generous? Donors to Serbian Police Raise Eyebrows  Balkan Insight

Serbian police arrest two people after seven bodies found in Paraguay - EuronewsSerbian police arrest two people after seven bodies found in Paraguay  Euronews

HBIS investing $140 mln in environmental projects at Serbian steel mill - SeeNewsHBIS investing $140 mln in environmental projects at Serbian steel mill  SeeNews

Serbia's new budget revision may cause uncontrolled debt surge - fiscal council - SeeNewsSerbia's new budget revision may cause uncontrolled debt surge - fiscal council  SeeNews

European Court Rejects Case from Dead Serbian Soldier's Father - Balkan InsightEuropean Court Rejects Case from Dead Serbian Soldier's Father  Balkan Insight

Serbia is a new, unlikely oasis for NYC residents fleeing the city - New York PostSerbia is a new, unlikely oasis for NYC residents fleeing the city  New York Post

US Polls 2020: Serbian Diaspora in US Voted For Trump, says Serbian Radical Party - BW BusinessworldUS Polls 2020: Serbian Diaspora in US Voted For Trump, says Serbian Radical Party  BW Businessworld

Biden presidency is key to EU leadership in Kosovo - Serbia Dialogue - EURACTIVBiden presidency is key to EU leadership in Kosovo - Serbia Dialogue  EURACTIV

Jovic to pay fine to avoid jail for breaking Serbia lockdown - SportstarJovic to pay fine to avoid jail for breaking Serbia lockdown  Sportstar

Serbia 'Still Investigating' Police Attacks on Journalists at Protests - Balkan InsightSerbia 'Still Investigating' Police Attacks on Journalists at Protests  Balkan Insight

Serbia's parliament appoints new government - ReutersSerbia's parliament appoints new government  Reuters

Bosnian, Serbian Schoolbooks Teach Rival Versions of History - Balkan InsightBosnian, Serbian Schoolbooks Teach Rival Versions of History  Balkan Insight

Serbia under Washington’s gaze as China builds influence in Balkan states - South China Morning PostSerbia under Washington’s gaze as China builds influence in Balkan states  South China Morning Post

Serbian economy to outperform Southeast Europe this year - bne IntelliNewsSerbian economy to outperform Southeast Europe this year  bne IntelliNews

Serbia reports record-high number of new daily coronavirus cases - TASSSerbia reports record-high number of new daily coronavirus cases  TASS

An American White Supremacist's New Home in Serbia - bellingcat - bellingcatAn American White Supremacist's New Home in Serbia - bellingcat  bellingcat

Serbia/Kosovo: Confirmed indictment of Kosovo's President for war crimes brings victims one step closer to long-awaited justice - Amnesty InternationalSerbia/Kosovo: Confirmed indictment of Kosovo's President for war crimes brings victims one step closer to long-awaited justice  Amnesty International

Serbia to receive 1.8 mln units of COVID-19 vaccine by end-2021 - Vucic - SeeNewsSerbia to receive 1.8 mln units of COVID-19 vaccine by end-2021 - Vucic  SeeNews

COVID-19 Deaths of Serbian Clerics Highlight Virus Worries - Voice of AmericaCOVID-19 Deaths of Serbian Clerics Highlight Virus Worries  Voice of America

UPDATE 1 - Serbia, Bosnia's Serb Republic to invest total 500 mln euro in HPP projects - SeeNewsUPDATE 1 - Serbia, Bosnia's Serb Republic to invest total 500 mln euro in HPP projects  SeeNews

Children Ombudsman assists to return home 3 Russian minors from Serbia - RAPSIChildren Ombudsman assists to return home 3 Russian minors from Serbia  RAPSI

Old problems for the new Crisis Staff in Serbia - European Western BalkansOld problems for the new Crisis Staff in Serbia  European Western Balkans

Homeland Frontline: Inside Serbia's Prison Camps for War Captives - Balkan InsightHomeland Frontline: Inside Serbia's Prison Camps for War Captives  Balkan Insight

EC expects Serbia's economy to decline 1.8% in 2020, bounce back to 4.8% growth in 2021 - table - SeeNewsEC expects Serbia's economy to decline 1.8% in 2020, bounce back to 4.8% growth in 2021 - table  SeeNews

Mind the Gap! European Union and Serbia - LexologyMind the Gap! European Union and Serbia  Lexology

Officials' Trial Could Verify Serbia's Role in Croatian, Bosnian Wars - Balkan InsightOfficials' Trial Could Verify Serbia's Role in Croatian, Bosnian Wars  Balkan Insight

Serbia's government recasts 2020 budget, proposes more spending - ReutersSerbia's government recasts 2020 budget, proposes more spending  Reuters

GRECO report: Serbia again "globally unsatisfactory", calls for publication of report - European Western BalkansGRECO report: Serbia again "globally unsatisfactory", calls for publication of report  European Western Balkans

Japan's Yazaki considering expansion of factory in Serbia's Sabac - city govt - SeeNewsJapan's Yazaki considering expansion of factory in Serbia's Sabac - city govt  SeeNews

Serbia - Scotland live - 12 November 2020 - Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)Serbia - Scotland live - 12 November 2020  Eurosport - INTERNATIONAL (EN)

The last warning to the citizens of Serbia; "There is no other way" - B92The last warning to the citizens of Serbia; "There is no other way"  B92

Serbia's GDP falls 1.3% y/y in Q3 - flash estimate - SeeNewsSerbia's GDP falls 1.3% y/y in Q3 - flash estimate  SeeNews

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Ivanusa: The situation in Serbia is very serious - B92Ivanusa: The situation in Serbia is very serious  B92

Serbian man serving on Portland police force becomes US citizen - Bangor Daily NewsSerbian man serving on Portland police force becomes US citizen  Bangor Daily News

Wartime Rape Survivors Denied Compensation by Serbian Court - Balkan InsightWartime Rape Survivors Denied Compensation by Serbian Court  Balkan Insight

Serbia: Hurricane has reportedly been selected for Eurovision 2021 - wiwibloggsSerbia: Hurricane has reportedly been selected for Eurovision 2021  wiwibloggs

[EWB Interview] Bra˛e: NATO and Serbia established a reliable, mutually beneficial partnership - European Western Balkans[EWB Interview] Bra˛e: NATO and Serbia established a reliable, mutually beneficial partnership  European Western Balkans

UNHCR Serbia Monthly Update, October 2020 - Serbia - ReliefWebUNHCR Serbia Monthly Update, October 2020 - Serbia  ReliefWeb

The black record in Serbia continues, a record number of people on respirators - B92The black record in Serbia continues, a record number of people on respirators  B92

Meet the Serbia starlet who wants to play for Australia - The World GameMeet the Serbia starlet who wants to play for Australia  The World Game

Air Serbia Aeroflot Codeshare Allows Network Linkup In Istanbul - Simple FlyingAir Serbia Aeroflot Codeshare Allows Network Linkup In Istanbul  Simple Flying

Serbia vs Scotland: Milinkovic-Savic and Kolarov in dramatic dash home to make play-off clash - The Scottish SunSerbia vs Scotland: Milinkovic-Savic and Kolarov in dramatic dash home to make play-off clash  The Scottish Sun

'Remember your missed penalty against Slovenia?' - Former Serbia star Pantelic hits back following Vidic cr... - Goal'Remember your missed penalty against Slovenia?' - Former Serbia star Pantelic hits back following Vidic cr...  Goal

Tourism : Go Hotels will extend in 2021 in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia - ACTmediaTourism : Go Hotels will extend in 2021 in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia  ACTmedia

UEFA bans Serbia coach Tumbakovic, fines FA for delayed kick off - ReutersUEFA bans Serbia coach Tumbakovic, fines FA for delayed kick off  Reuters

Black day for Serbia: Number of infected exceeds 5.500, the largest number of deaths - B92Black day for Serbia: Number of infected exceeds 5.500, the largest number of deaths  B92

AP Interview: Kosovo sees EU favoring ‘spoiled child’ Serbia - WTOPAP Interview: Kosovo sees EU favoring ‘spoiled child’ Serbia  WTOP

Mourners say farewell to head of Serbian Orthodox Church - UPI NewsMourners say farewell to head of Serbian Orthodox Church  UPI News

Ivan Golac believes Serbia v Scotland is ’50/50' - STV EdinburghIvan Golac believes Serbia v Scotland is ’50/50'  STV Edinburgh

Montenegro introduces curfew, Serbia to issue fines to counter coronavirus - ReutersMontenegro introduces curfew, Serbia to issue fines to counter coronavirus  Reuters

Top Turkish diplomat meets Kosovan, Serbian officials - Anadolu AgencyTop Turkish diplomat meets Kosovan, Serbian officials  Anadolu Agency

Air Serbia drafts future strategies as state adopts aid plans - EX-YU Aviation NewsAir Serbia drafts future strategies as state adopts aid plans  EX-YU Aviation News

Paysera continues to expand in the Balkans: launched in Albania, eyeing Serbia - EN DELFIPaysera continues to expand in the Balkans: launched in Albania, eyeing Serbia  EN DELFI

EU Should Require Serbia to Change Its Constitution, Says Kosovo's Acting President - Exit - Explain AlbaniaEU Should Require Serbia to Change Its Constitution, Says Kosovo's Acting President  Exit - Explain Albania

Serbia 1-1 Scotland (4-5 on penalties): Aleksandar Mitrovic miss ends 22 years of hurt for Tartan Army - Sky SportsSerbia 1-1 Scotland (4-5 on penalties): Aleksandar Mitrovic miss ends 22 years of hurt for Tartan Army  Sky Sports

With Their 2nd Pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Bulls Select Serbian Big Man Marko Simonovic, Who is *Not* 34 Years Old - bleachernation.comWith Their 2nd Pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Bulls Select Serbian Big Man Marko Simonovic, Who is *Not* 34 Years Old  bleachernation.com

Air Serbia to reduce workforce and wages - EX-YU Aviation NewsAir Serbia to reduce workforce and wages  EX-YU Aviation News

Serbia's new government to be in power for less than two years - Vucic - Reuters UKSerbia's new government to be in power for less than two years - Vucic  Reuters UK

Serbia, Kosovo commit to EU talks on normalising ties - The HinduSerbia, Kosovo commit to EU talks on normalising ties  The Hindu

Serbian Centre launches initiative to feed homeless in the New Year - BlackburnNews.comSerbian Centre launches initiative to feed homeless in the New Year  BlackburnNews.com

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

What were the protests in Serbia really about? - Aljazeera.comWhat were the protests in Serbia really about?  Aljazeera.com

Serbia cultivates both US and China in Balkans tug of war - Financial TimesSerbia cultivates both US and China in Balkans tug of war  Financial Times

Serbia President: Prime Minister to remain in office - The HinduSerbia President: Prime Minister to remain in office  The Hindu

Serbia and Kosovo to have ‘fantastic relationship’ — Trump announces historic accord - ThePrintSerbia and Kosovo to have ‘fantastic relationship’ — Trump announces historic accord  ThePrint

Serbia, Kosovo normalise economic ties, agree to open Israel embassies in Jerusalem - The HinduSerbia, Kosovo normalise economic ties, agree to open Israel embassies in Jerusalem  The Hindu

25 years since Srebrenica, rising tension in the Balkans explained - THE WEEK25 years since Srebrenica, rising tension in the Balkans explained  THE WEEK

Serbia has rolled out the red carpet to China - but at what cost? - EuronewsSerbia has rolled out the red carpet to China - but at what cost?  Euronews

Violence breaks out at new Serbia protests - DW (English)Violence breaks out at new Serbia protests  DW (English)

Serbia ready for 'constructive talks' with Kosovo - Anadolu AgencySerbia ready for 'constructive talks' with Kosovo  Anadolu Agency

ANALYSIS - Kosovo-Serbia 'Agreement': Lots of noise, little substance - Anadolu AgencyANALYSIS - Kosovo-Serbia 'Agreement': Lots of noise, little substance  Anadolu Agency

Serbia’s Muslims fear new ethnic violence after Montenegro post-election attacks - EuronewsSerbia’s Muslims fear new ethnic violence after Montenegro post-election attacks  Euronews

Serbia to hold general election despite pandemic - The HinduSerbia to hold general election despite pandemic  The Hindu

Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for the Republic of Serbia - International Monetary FundExecutive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for the Republic of Serbia  International Monetary Fund