October 10, 2008 |
Montenegro and Macedonia recognized Kosovo's independence despite opposition from Serbia, which called the moves by its Balkan neighbors a betrayal and expelled the Montenegrin ambassador from Belgrade. The moves represent a major blow to Serbia's diplomatic efforts to maintain a claim over Kosovo, considered by Serbs to be the cradle of their Orthodox Christian religion.
April 3, 2008 |
A shipment of Russian food aid for Kosovo's Serbs arrived in Belgrade, as Serbia continued its diplomatic struggle to reverse recognition of the breakaway province's independence. Russia is Serbia's main ally in its diplomatic struggle to reverse the Feb. 17 declaration of independence by Kosovo's ethnic Albanians, who make up 90% of the population.
January 12, 1991 |
Slobodan Milosevic, a hard-line Communist, was sworn in as Serbia's president and prepared for talks with political rivals in Slovenia and Croatia to achieve unity in Yugoslavia. But Slovenian President Milan Kucan said leaders of Yugoslavia's six republics must overcome many problems before they can learn to co-exist. Milosevic assumed office at the opening session of Serbia's first freely elected parliament in five decades.
January 13, 2013
What: Australian Open. Venue: Melbourne Park. When: Sunday-Jan. 26. Surface: Plexicushion 2012 MEN'S CHAMPION Novak Djokovic, Serbia TOP-SEEDED MEN 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia 2. Roger Federer, Switzerland 3. Andy Murray, Britain 4. David Ferrer, Spain 5. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic 2012 WOMEN'S CHAMPION Victoria Azarenka, Belarus TOP-SEEDED WOMEN 1. Victoria Azarenka,...
May 6, 2007 |
Hundreds of former militiamen from the Balkan wars regrouped outside a church in central Serbia on Saturday, promising to fight together as a paramilitary unit once more if Kosovo breaks away from the government in Belgrade. Authorities detained 27 people, all wearing T-shirts with symbols of the disbanded Unit for Special Operations. The former commander and several members of the unit are on trial for the 2003 assassination of Serbia's reformist Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.
December 30, 2000 |
Serbs and ethnic Albanians agreed early today to remove blockades on a key road in Kosovo, signaling a possible easing of tensions in a border zone between Serbia and its southern province. NATO officials issued a four-point document detailing the accord after saying they had secured verbal agreements from both sides. "We made a big step toward a peaceful solution to the crisis in this region," said Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Nebojsa Covic.
May 16, 2007 |
Serbia's parliament approved a pro-democracy government, overcoming efforts by anti-Western ultranationalists to derail the vote and force new elections. The 133-106 endorsement of the government came half an hour before a midnight deadline. Serbia's Radicals, who ruled with the late President Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s, had stalled the approval of the government with lengthy debates, apparently in hopes of missing the deadline.
December 13, 2003 |
Slobodan Milosevic was banned by The Hague war crimes tribunal from campaigning in Serbia's election after taping a broadcast in his jail cell. The ex-Yugoslav president, charged with war crimes in the Balkans in the 1990s, broke tribunal rules by recording a speech for Belgrade's Radio S. Milosevic tops the election list of his Socialist Party of Serbia though he has been jailed in the Netherlands since 2001.
May 9, 2007 |
The Serbian parliament elected a hard-line nationalist as speaker, drawing condemnation from the European Union and stirring bitter memories of the rule of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Tomislav Nikolic of the ultranationalist Radical Party won a comfortable majority, backed by outgoing Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica's Democratic Party of Serbia and by Milosevic's weakened Socialists. The Radicals oppose handing fugitive Bosnian Serb Gen.
June 24, 2008 |
Serbia is to get a Western-leaning government after the Socialists opted to join a pro-European Union alliance headed by President Boris Tadic's Democratic Party. Their decision ended six weeks of tense negotiations after an election that would have given nationalist anti-EU parties the opportunity to form a government had they clinched Socialist support. The news will come as a relief to Western capitals keen to see Serbia take its place firmly in the European mainstream after the wars in the Balkans in the 1990s.