), is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. Serbia is landlocked and borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; and Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro to the west; it also claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is one of the largest cities in Southeast Europe. Serbia numbers around 7 million residents.

Following the Slavic migrations to the Balkans from the 6th century onwards, Serbs established several states in the early Middle Ages. The Serbian Kingdom obtained recognition by Rome and Constantinople in 1217; it reached its peak in 1346 as a relatively short-lived Serbian Empire. By the mid-16th century, the entire territory of modern-day Serbia was annexed by the Ottoman Empire, at times interrupted by the Habsburgs. In the early 19th century, the Serbian Revolution established the nation-state as the region's first constitutional monarchy, which subsequently expanded its territory. Following disastrous casualties in World War I, and subsequent unification of Habsburg crownland of Vojvodina with Serbia, the country co-founded Yugoslavia with other South Slavic peoples, which would exist in various political formations until the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, which had devastating effects for the region. As a result, Serbia formed a union with Montenegro in 1992, which broke apart in 2006, when Serbia again became an independent country. In 2008 the parliament of Kosovo, Serbia's southern province with an Albanian ethnic majority, declared independence, with mixed responses from the international community.


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Nikola Jokić: from EuroLeague reject to the NBA’s center of attention

The Observer 05 Mar 2021
Growing up in Serbia, Jokić was less pick-and-roll than roly-poly, a 300lbs teen who downed three liters of Coca-Cola per day and dabbled in soccer and volleyball before falling into a basketball career in European leagues and dazzling as a passer ... Jokić has posted MVP-caliber numbers through the season’s halfway point.

Serbia delivers 10,000 vaccine doses to struggling Bosnia

Urdu Point 02 Mar 2021
The new batch from Serbia of 10,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will be distributed in the country's other post-war entity, the Croat-Muslim federation, which includes the capital Sarajevo ... Serbia has moved quickly to order vaccines directly from suppliers, mainly from key allies China and Russia.

EU envoy in Pristina to urge Kosovo, Serbia to resume talks

Beaumont Enterprise 01 Mar 2021
... in Brussels in September, the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo has stalled ... Brussels named Lajcak to the post last year to help Kosovo-Serbia relations, which remain tense despite the ongoing EU-led negotiations on normalizing their ties.

Romania Busts Gang Trafficking Indians into Europe

Balkan Insight 01 Mar 2021
Two members of a Romanian border police patrol check the Serbian side while guarding the Serbia-Romania-Hungary border point near Beba Veche village, Romania, September 18, 2015 ... legal work visas directly from India or after clandestinely transiting Turkey, Bulgaria and Serbia.

How to unite a deeply divided Kosovo? Name a lake after TrumpWho put up the ...

Deccan Herald 27 Feb 2021
... Serbia in 2008 ... “What to call the lake that is in Kosovo and Serbia has been a serious sticking point,” Grenell posted on Twitter in September as he struggled to broker a deal that he hoped would add a diplomatic feather to Trump’s cap in the weeks before the November election.

Migrants on Westward Trek Meet Kindness in Romania’s Timisoara

Balkan Insight 24 Feb 2021
The 25 migrants from Afghanistan were following the “Balkan Migrant Route” to Western Europe and had reached Romania from Serbia, which had been added to the list of “yellow” countries five days earlier ... The logistical challenge posed by Serbia’s inclusion to the “yellow” list signaled a situation that had been a reality for weeks.

Serbian scientists set first Europe's coronavirus death at Feb. 5, 2020

Yahoo Daily News 23 Feb 2021
BELGRADE (Reuters) - COVID-19 caused the death of a man in Serbia last February, 10 days before the first fatality from the disease in Europe was reported by France, a study by researchers in Belgrade has found ... "This is, for the time being, the first post-mortem corroborated death from COVID-19 in Europe," Bogdanovic said.

China's vaccine initiative strengthens global fight against virus

China Daily 23 Feb 2021
As a child I was always puzzled by the Chinese concept of nei (internal) and wai (external) ... Giving one dish away meant one less for us ... "Soft diplomacy paying off for China in Europe" is the headline of the third article in Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post that, among other things, praises China's assistance to Hungary and Serbia ... .

Made in India Covid-19 vaccines reach Serbia

Hindustan Times 21 Feb 2021
The information was shared by Jaishankar through his Twitter post, "Made in India vaccines now arrive in Serbia ... shared by Jaishankar through his Twitter post, "Made in India vaccines now arrive in Serbia.

Buttressing our bond with Belgrade: Jaishankar

Beijing News 21 Feb 2021
A consignment of Indian-made vaccines arrived in Serbia on ... The information was shared by Jaishankar through his Twitter post, "Made in India vaccines now arrive in Serbia.

'Anti-vax' tennis fans criticised for booing official's Covid speech at Australian Open final

Yahoo Daily News 21 Feb 2021
The Serb-born sportsman, who is ranked world number one, then did an exhibition tour of Croatia and Serbia that resulted in several players, including himself, testing positive for Covid-19 ... Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his final match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev - Reuters.

EU and US so far show no interest in renewed threats to unify Albania and Kosovo

Greek City Times 17 Feb 2021
seem oblivious to threats made last week by Kosovan political opposition leader Ramush Haradinaj to unite Kosovo with Albania if Serbia does not recognize Pristina’s self-proclaimed independence ... as it weakens Serbia and thus Russian interests in the Balkans, then Biden will undoubtedly pursue it, even if Brussels is in opposition to this.

Bosniaks to Boycott Elections in Srebrenica over Alleged Fraud

Balkan Insight 16 Feb 2021
Bosniak parties will boycott re-runs of local elections in the town of Srebrenica, claiming that the authorities are not doing enough to tackle irregularities that caused the original results to be annulled ... Photo. EPA/Fehim Demir ... They are suspected of illegally using people’s personal data to cast votes by post from Serbia in favour of Grujicic ... .