Serbia, a landlocked nation in southwestern Europe. It was one of six republics that made up the country of Yugoslavia, which broke up in the early 1990s.
In 2003, all that was left of Yugoslavia were the two republics of Serbia and Montenegro, who formed a loose federation: the name Yugoslavia was history. Three years later, Montenegro split from Serbia. In 2008, Albanian leaders in the southeastern Serbian province of Kosovo declared their independence from Serbia. The move was endorsed by many governments in the West. Here is an automatic compilation of all DW content relating to Serbia.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has voiced his support for Serbia's membership in the European Union, but not before it accepts Kosovo's independence. Five EU member states have also yet to recognize Kosovo.
On today's program: Germany’s Angela Merkel reaches a deal with her coalition partners - The Austrian student fraternity scandal surrounding an anti-Semitic songbook - France’s president rejects nationalist demands on Corsica - Could Brexit kill off one of Britain's lesser-spoken languages? – Serbian-Kosovar reconciliation – And a special focus on the Berlin Wall.
The European Commission has outlined a new strategy for the EU’s enlargement which could see Serbia joining the bloc in 2025. But Brussels says Serbia and Kosovo must normalize relations. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia ten years ago after a bloody struggle. Belgrade still doesn't recognize its independence. Ethnic tensions continue to divide the two countries. Filip Warwick reports.