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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Kosovo PM Hails as 'Positive Signs' Recent Deals With Serbia - The New York TimesKosovo PM Hails as 'Positive Signs' Recent Deals With Serbia  The New York Times

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Trump Envoy Hails Deal to Resume Serbia-Kosovo Railway Service - TIMETrump Envoy Hails Deal to Resume Serbia-Kosovo Railway Service  TIME

Olympics: Women's Basketball Qualifier Moved From China to Serbia - The New York TimesOlympics: Women's Basketball Qualifier Moved From China to Serbia  The New York Times

US envoy says Serbia, Kosovo agree in principle to restore rail links - bne IntelliNewsUS envoy says Serbia, Kosovo agree in principle to restore rail links  bne IntelliNews

Serbia's real net wage up 9.8% y/y in November - SeeNewsSerbia's real net wage up 9.8% y/y in November  SeeNews

Women's basketball qualifier moved from China to Serbia - CNAWomen's basketball qualifier moved from China to Serbia  CNA

Bosnia's Enikon Gradnja to start building border crossing with Serbia in Feb - report - SeeNewsBosnia's Enikon Gradnja to start building border crossing with Serbia in Feb - report  SeeNews

Serbia's 11-mo c/a gap widens to 2.848 bln euro - table - SeeNewsSerbia's 11-mo c/a gap widens to 2.848 bln euro - table  SeeNews

Total foreign remittances to Serbia decline 0.7% y/y in Jan-Nov - SeeNewsTotal foreign remittances to Serbia decline 0.7% y/y in Jan-Nov  SeeNews

Serbia-Kosovo Flights to Resume Under U.S.-Brokered Deal - The New York TimesSerbia-Kosovo Flights to Resume Under U.S.-Brokered Deal  The New York Times

Trump Envoy Hails Deal to Resume Serbia-Kosovo Rail Service - The New York TimesTrump Envoy Hails Deal to Resume Serbia-Kosovo Rail Service  The New York Times

Serbia introduces airport screening for new coronavirus - ReutersSerbia introduces airport screening for new coronavirus  Reuters

Belgrade-Pristina Flights Won't Get Kosovo Serbs Airborne - Balkan InsightBelgrade-Pristina Flights Won't Get Kosovo Serbs Airborne  Balkan Insight

Serbia and Kosovo Move To Resume Flight Link 21 Years After War - BloombergSerbia and Kosovo Move To Resume Flight Link 21 Years After War  Bloomberg

Buckle Up: Serbia-Kosovo Flight Deal a Wake-up Call for All - Balkan InsightBuckle Up: Serbia-Kosovo Flight Deal a Wake-up Call for All  Balkan Insight

U.S. Envoy Urges Kosovo, Serbia Turn Eyes on Economy, Jobs - The New York TimesU.S. Envoy Urges Kosovo, Serbia Turn Eyes on Economy, Jobs  The New York Times

"In future, the citizens of Serbia will breathe the same air as other Europeans" - B92"In future, the citizens of Serbia will breathe the same air as other Europeans"  B92

Finland's Valmet to supply board machine rebuild to Umka in Serbia - SeeNewsFinland's Valmet to supply board machine rebuild to Umka in Serbia  SeeNews

GREVIO publishes its first baseline report on Serbia - Council of EuropeGREVIO publishes its first baseline report on Serbia  Council of Europe

Montenegro Govt, Serbian Church, Seek Dialogue on Religion Law - Balkan InsightMontenegro Govt, Serbian Church, Seek Dialogue on Religion Law  Balkan Insight

Coronavirus: Great Britain's Olympic qualifiers moved to Serbia after outbreak - BBC SportCoronavirus: Great Britain's Olympic qualifiers moved to Serbia after outbreak  BBC Sport

Man Shoots Himself Dead Outside Serbian Parliament - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMan Shoots Himself Dead Outside Serbian Parliament  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Serbia Faces Yugoslav-Era Debt Repayments for Years to Come - Balkan InsightSerbia Faces Yugoslav-Era Debt Repayments for Years to Come  Balkan Insight

Novak Djokovic's Work For Serbian Tennis Far From Done - ATP TourNovak Djokovic's Work For Serbian Tennis Far From Done  ATP Tour

Serbian State Security 'Didn't Take Volunteer Fighters to Bosnia' - Balkan InsightSerbian State Security 'Didn't Take Volunteer Fighters to Bosnia'  Balkan Insight

Monument to the Unknown Hero – Beli Potok, Serbia - Atlas ObscuraMonument to the Unknown Hero – Beli Potok, Serbia  Atlas Obscura

Serbia: government's efforts to fight violence against women are commendable, but more is needed - Council of EuropeSerbia: government's efforts to fight violence against women are commendable, but more is needed  Council of Europe

Serbia migrants: The man offering heat to people rejected by Europe - BBC NewsSerbia migrants: The man offering heat to people rejected by Europe  BBC News

Serbia's campaign to reduce the number of countries which recognise Kosovo is working - Emerging EuropeSerbia's campaign to reduce the number of countries which recognise Kosovo is working  Emerging Europe

JP Morgan plans to include Serbian bonds in GBI-EM index - c-bank - SeeNewsJP Morgan plans to include Serbian bonds in GBI-EM index - c-bank  SeeNews

Serbia president Vucic 'fed up of being lectured' over ties with Russia and China - EuronewsSerbia president Vucic 'fed up of being lectured' over ties with Russia and China  Euronews

MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Serbia - Council of EuropeMONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Serbia  Council of Europe

Return to Kosovo: The Serbs Who Re-Embraced Their Hometown - Balkan InsightReturn to Kosovo: The Serbs Who Re-Embraced Their Hometown  Balkan Insight

Real estate prices in Serbia – the highest and the lowest - Serbina Monitor in EnglishReal estate prices in Serbia – the highest and the lowest  Serbina Monitor in English

Serbia, Palestine sign security cooperation - Anadolu AgencySerbia, Palestine sign security cooperation  Anadolu Agency

Serbia flies yellow-badge flag to honor Holocaust victims - The Jerusalem PostSerbia flies yellow-badge flag to honor Holocaust victims  The Jerusalem Post

Serbia trip organised to celebrate Edinburgh-born medical heroine - Edinburgh NewsSerbia trip organised to celebrate Edinburgh-born medical heroine  Edinburgh News

Montenegro and Serbia feud over flag-burning protest - ReutersMontenegro and Serbia feud over flag-burning protest  Reuters

Serbia flies Star of David flag to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day - YnetnewsSerbia flies Star of David flag to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day  Ynetnews

Serbia reports outbreak of African swine fever in boars - ReutersSerbia reports outbreak of African swine fever in boars  Reuters

Weapon procurement and military neutrality: Where is Serbia's defense policy heading? - European Western BalkansWeapon procurement and military neutrality: Where is Serbia's defense policy heading?  European Western Balkans

“I Don’t Believe In Coincidences”- Novak Djokovic Opens Up On Serbian Tennis Scenario - Essentially Sports“I Don’t Believe In Coincidences”- Novak Djokovic Opens Up On Serbian Tennis Scenario  Essentially Sports

Gavez Klub – Belgrade, Serbia - Gastro - Atlas ObscuraGavez Klub – Belgrade, Serbia - Gastro  Atlas Obscura

Serbian Church Must Keep Distance from Serbian Government - Balkan InsightSerbian Church Must Keep Distance from Serbian Government  Balkan Insight

Pick Your Poison: Serbia's Dusan Lajovic's Healthy Pathway To Success At Australian Open - ATP TourPick Your Poison: Serbia's Dusan Lajovic's Healthy Pathway To Success At Australian Open  ATP Tour

Serbia the most polluted country in Europe - Serbina Monitor in EnglishSerbia the most polluted country in Europe  Serbina Monitor in English

Serbia to Lower Election Threshold for Parties in Spring Vote - BloombergSerbia to Lower Election Threshold for Parties in Spring Vote  Bloomberg

Across the Balkans: Serbia and Its Discontents - CounterPunchAcross the Balkans: Serbia and Its Discontents  CounterPunch

Open Letter Accuses Serbs Of 'Threatening Peace' In Montenegro, Region - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyOpen Letter Accuses Serbs Of 'Threatening Peace' In Montenegro, Region  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

OUTLOOK 2020 Serbia - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2020 Serbia  bne IntelliNews

After a bitter train journey in Serbia that put him behind bars, Narayana Murthy became a 'compassionate capitalist' - Economic TimesAfter a bitter train journey in Serbia that put him behind bars, Narayana Murthy became a 'compassionate capitalist'  Economic Times

Serbian Church Faces Long Legal Fight over Montenegrin Law - Balkan InsightSerbian Church Faces Long Legal Fight over Montenegrin Law  Balkan Insight

Serbian President Cancels Visit To Montenegro Amid Religious Dispute - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertySerbian President Cancels Visit To Montenegro Amid Religious Dispute  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Djokovic pilots Serbia into ATP Cup final - ESPNDjokovic pilots Serbia into ATP Cup final  ESPN

Serbian church protests 'suffering' of Serbs | Religion - Lewiston Morning TribuneSerbian church protests 'suffering' of Serbs | Religion  Lewiston Morning Tribune

"Some still believe that Montenegro belongs to Serbia" - B92"Some still believe that Montenegro belongs to Serbia"  B92

Reigning Olympic Champs Serbia, World Champs Italy Eliminated At WP Euros - SwimSwamReigning Olympic Champs Serbia, World Champs Italy Eliminated At WP Euros  SwimSwam

Igor Kokoskov decided on the Serbian national team staff - EurohoopsIgor Kokoskov decided on the Serbian national team staff  Eurohoops

Serbia Sees Greater Impact of Less Frequent Intervention Reports - BloombergSerbia Sees Greater Impact of Less Frequent Intervention Reports  Bloomberg

Serbia's Delta Holding to start hotel construction in Ljubljana in Q3 - SeeNewsSerbia's Delta Holding to start hotel construction in Ljubljana in Q3  SeeNews

Serbia to turn its electricity giant EPS into joint stock company - Balkan Green Energy NewsSerbia to turn its electricity giant EPS into joint stock company  Balkan Green Energy News

Discover Serbia: 10 places you shouldn't miss - Skyscanner NewsDiscover Serbia: 10 places you shouldn't miss  Skyscanner News

Serbia's Delta Holding still interested in operation of Sava congress centre - SeeNewsSerbia's Delta Holding still interested in operation of Sava congress centre  SeeNews

Novak Djokovic shares thoughts about the ATP Cup and what led Serbia.. - Tennis World USANovak Djokovic shares thoughts about the ATP Cup and what led Serbia..  Tennis World USA

Vucic: The time of Serbia's acting irresponsibly is over - B92Vucic: The time of Serbia's acting irresponsibly is over  B92

Free Citizens Movement to boycott elections in Serbia, demands EU reports on the rule of law and media - European Western BalkansFree Citizens Movement to boycott elections in Serbia, demands EU reports on the rule of law and media  European Western Balkans

Serbia's Ikarbus lists on Belgrade Stock Exchange - SeeNewsSerbia's Ikarbus lists on Belgrade Stock Exchange  SeeNews

A list of the most powerful states in the world: Serbia overtook Croatia and Slovenia - B92A list of the most powerful states in the world: Serbia overtook Croatia and Slovenia  B92

Nick Cave gives kudos to Serbian cover band the Cave Dogs - Tone DeafNick Cave gives kudos to Serbian cover band the Cave Dogs  Tone Deaf

Crna Reka Monastery – Ribarice, Serbia - Atlas ObscuraCrna Reka Monastery – Ribarice, Serbia  Atlas Obscura

Bosnian Serbs celebrate Statehood Day defying court ban - Anadolu AgencyBosnian Serbs celebrate Statehood Day defying court ban  Anadolu Agency

ATP Cup: Serbia & Canada Face Off In Final Eight - ATP TourATP Cup: Serbia & Canada Face Off In Final Eight  ATP Tour

Serbian church protests 'suffering' of Serbs in the Balkans - Yahoo NewsSerbian church protests 'suffering' of Serbs in the Balkans  Yahoo News

Serbs provoke Bosniaks on Orthodox Christmas in Bosnia - Anadolu AgencySerbs provoke Bosniaks on Orthodox Christmas in Bosnia  Anadolu Agency

NATO and Serbia in 2019: Cooperation on the rise - European Western BalkansNATO and Serbia in 2019: Cooperation on the rise  European Western Balkans

Serbian church protests 'suffering' - Columbian.com - The ColumbianSerbian church protests 'suffering' - Columbian.com  The Columbian

BOXING: Paris Smith secures gold medal in Serbia - York PressBOXING: Paris Smith secures gold medal in Serbia  York Press

Novak Djokovic doubles up to lift Serbia to ATP Cup quarterfinals - ESPNNovak Djokovic doubles up to lift Serbia to ATP Cup quarterfinals  ESPN

Serbia boss Ljubiša Tumbakovic questions Luka Jovic's commitment - OnefootballSerbia boss Ljubiša Tumbakovic questions Luka Jovic's commitment  Onefootball

United Media calls for Serbian level playing field - Broadband TV NewsUnited Media calls for Serbian level playing field  Broadband TV News

The Union of Serbian Bakers: “Serbia doesn't import white bread, but special types we don't produce here”. - Serbina Monitor in EnglishThe Union of Serbian Bakers: “Serbia doesn't import white bread, but special types we don't produce here”.  Serbina Monitor in English

Serbia Upholds Yugoslav Commander's Acquittal for Kosovo Crimes - Balkan InsightSerbia Upholds Yugoslav Commander's Acquittal for Kosovo Crimes  Balkan Insight

St. George's Church – Topola, Serbia - Atlas ObscuraSt. George's Church – Topola, Serbia  Atlas Obscura

As Serbia announces major new spending increases, opposition plans boycott of parliamentary election - Emerging EuropeAs Serbia announces major new spending increases, opposition plans boycott of parliamentary election  Emerging Europe

What You Need to Know About Serbian Wine - The ManualWhat You Need to Know About Serbian Wine  The Manual

Bald Jesus Fresco – Rsovci, Serbia - Atlas ObscuraBald Jesus Fresco – Rsovci, Serbia  Atlas Obscura

FEST 2020 starts on February 28 - Serbina Monitor in EnglishFEST 2020 starts on February 28  Serbina Monitor in English

NATO and Serbian scientists - Algae and biofuels - European Western BalkansNATO and Serbian scientists - Algae and biofuels  European Western Balkans

Serbia to start building road linking Valjevo to Corridor XI in March - SeeNewsSerbia to start building road linking Valjevo to Corridor XI in March  SeeNews

Boulder's Global Greengrants Fund helps Serbian group fight incinerator - Boulder WeeklyBoulder's Global Greengrants Fund helps Serbian group fight incinerator  Boulder Weekly

Serbian Church Supporters in Montenegro Flock to Christmas Services - Balkan InsightSerbian Church Supporters in Montenegro Flock to Christmas Services  Balkan Insight

Serbia begins testing indigenous weapons on new H145M attack helicopters - IHS Jane's 360Serbia begins testing indigenous weapons on new H145M attack helicopters  IHS Jane's 360

Serbian President in Visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina soon - Sarajevo TimesSerbian President in Visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina soon  Sarajevo Times

Who is the new president of Croatia and how the Serbs remember him for - B92Who is the new president of Croatia and how the Serbs remember him for  B92

Jokic: Serbia is a country that doesn’t like basketball so much; we like to win - EurohoopsJokic: Serbia is a country that doesn’t like basketball so much; we like to win  Eurohoops

Mike Malone joins the Serbian national team - EurohoopsMike Malone joins the Serbian national team  Eurohoops

Wizz Air marks milestone in Serbia - EX-YU Aviation NewsWizz Air marks milestone in Serbia  EX-YU Aviation News

Share Your Experience: Air Serbia Customer Experience - Balkan InsightShare Your Experience: Air Serbia Customer Experience  Balkan Insight

Nuggets Numbers - Nikola Jokic says Merry Christmas to Serbia - Denver StiffsNuggets Numbers - Nikola Jokic says Merry Christmas to Serbia  Denver Stiffs