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.
Officials in several Central European countries have been left red-faced amid reports that Russia had flown a shipment of 10 armoured vehicles across the EU in defiance of EU sanctions. The shipment from Kaliningrad to Serbia was flown by a civilian air cargo firm, and passed through the airspace of 3 EU member states. Rob Cameron reports on what appears to be a loophole in the sanctions regime.
A diplomatic row over UK ambassador’s leaked cables – A change of political pace in Greece - Finland gets tough on climate action – Frenchman dies in controversial right-to-die case - The Nordic diet goes mainstream – UK Jews push for German citizenship – Trade tariff tension between Serbia and Kosovo – Debate in Italy over social housing for Roma – Rapping in Russia
Relations between Serbia and Kosovo have hit their lowest point in years. Kosovo has imposed a 100% tariff on Serbian imports. The US and the EU have urged the government in Pristina to drop the tax. But there's no sign of them relenting. And that's causing tensions to rise. Guy De Launey reports from Kosovo.
German Chancellor Angel Merkel assured Balkan states that negotiations to join the EU are in the bloc's interest, countering concerns by the French president, who insisted EU reforms must come before further enlargement.
Kosovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the withdrawal of Yugoslav forces and the arrival of NATO peacekeepers. But there's little euphoria. Unemployment is high and trust in politicians is low. So little wonder that increasing numbers of young people see their future elsewhere. One of the most popular destinations is Germany. Guy De Launey went to the capital, Pristina, to find out why.