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Serbia has not yet implemented a comprehensive, nationwide climate change mitigation plan. However, in the international context, Serbia generally aligns itself with the European Union and the Copenhagen Accord.1 Other than that, there has been little advancement in the realm of environmental protection and climate change.2 In fact, Serbia still has not met certain standards for the EU in the following areas: water, waste management, air quality and nature protection.3 Serbian public participation in referendums and government proceedings regarding environmental concerns remains virtually non-existent.4 Serbia has one of the highest carbon footprints per capita in Europe.5

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1http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/pdf/key_documents/2013/package/brochures/serbia_2013.pdf (page 55-56)
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
5http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/search_wwf_news/?145381/Climate-change-in-Serbia
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Serbia News

Irish Times 
Georgia 1 Serbia 3. Serbia jumped above the Republic of Ireland at the top of Group D after goals from Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mijat Gacinovic gave them a smash-and-grab 3-1 win over Georgia in Tbilisi. Georgia thoroughly dominated the ... See more..
The Spokesman-Review 
BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo ... See more..
ESPN FC 
Gareth Bale picked up his second yellow card of the qualifying campaign for a foul on John O'Shea in the 68th minute, ruling him out of Wales' June qualifier against Serbia. And Neil Taylor was sent off for a straight red a minute later following a ... See more..
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The Straits Times 
BELGRADE (AFP) - Nearly two years after it was stolen from a Paris home, a violin worth 300000 euros (S$452437.25), found in Serbia, will soon be back with ... See more..
The Lawyer (registration) 
Following a four month-long Phase II investigation the Serbian Competition Commission has granted conditional clearance to SBB's takeover of IKOM. See more..
Hamilton Spectator 
DUBLIN — Ireland was not able to get past 10-man Wales on Friday as it was held to a scoreless draw, a result that allowed Serbia to reach the top of Group D of European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after a 3-1 win at Georgia. Ireland and Serbia ... See more..
B92 
"Kosovo is state without army, while Russia's arming Serbia". Eliot Engel has confirmed that the United States is currently opposed to the establishment of an army in Kosovo. Source: Tanjug Friday, March 24, 2017 | 11:15. Tweet ... See more..
SkySports 
Croatia maintained their three-point lead atop Group I thanks to Nikola Kalinic's 38th-minute strike, which gave them a 1-0 victory over Ukraine in Zagreb. Iceland remain second after a 2-1 win in Kosovo. Bjorn Sigurdarson's strike and Gylfi Sigurdsson ... See more..
The Mag 
Serbia gave away a shocking early goal but Tadic equalised before half-time. Then on 63 minutes came the moment, a brilliant winner by Mitrovic, struck right-footed from outside the box (watch it below!). Mitro was then subbed with 20 minutes left and ... See more..
Outlook India 
Hailed for coming to the aid of Indians in distress abroad, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today discovered to her chagrin that a "kidnapped" man in Serbia who she tried to help had staged his own abduction. Hours after she responded to a call ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Europe, between Macedonia and Hungary
Area

Total 77,474 sq km
Land 77,474 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

in the north, continental climate (cold winters and hot, humid summers with well-distributed rainfall); in other parts, continental and Mediterranean climate (relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns) ;
Natural Resources

oil, gas, coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, chromite, gold, silver, magnesium, pyrite, limestone, marble, salt, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

destructive earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution around Belgrade and other industrial cities; water pollution from industrial wastes dumped into the Sava which flows into the Danube ;

Demographics

Nationality
Serbian
Population
7,243,007 (July 2013 est.)
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Serbia has a transitional economy mostly dominated by market forces, but the state sector remains large and many institutional reforms are needed. The economy relies on manufacturing and exports, driven largely by foreign investment. MILOSEVIC-era mismanagement of the economy, an extended period of international economic sanctions, civil war, and the damage to Yugoslavia's infrastructure and industry during the NATO airstrikes in 1999 left the economy only half the size it was in 1990. After the ousting of former Federal Yugoslav President MILOSEVIC in September 2000, the Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS) coalition government implemented stabilization measures and embarked on a ...See More market reform program. After renewing its membership in the IMF in December 2000, Serbia continued to reintegrate into the international community by rejoining the World Bank (IBRD) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Serbia has made progress in trade liberalization and enterprise restructuring and privatization, but many large enterprises - including the power utilities, telecommunications company, natural gas company, national air carrier, and others - remain in state hands. Serbia has made some progress towards EU membership, signing a Stabilization and Association Agreement with Brussels in May 2008, and with full implementation of the Interim Trade Agreement with the EU in February 2010, gained candidate status in March 2012. Serbia's negotiations with the World Trade Organization are advanced, with the country's complete ban on the trade and cultivation of agricultural biotechnology products representing the primary remaining obstacle to accession. Serbia's program with the IMF was frozen in early 2012 because the 2012 budget approved by parliament deviated from the program parameters; the arrangement is now void. High unemployment and stagnant household incomes are ongoing political and economic problems. Structural economic reforms needed to ensure the country's long-term prosperity have largely stalled since the onset of the global financial crisis. The economy slipped by an estimated 2.0% in 2012, following growth of 1.6% in 2011, 1.0% in 2010, and a 3.5% contraction in 2009. Growing deficits constrain the use of stimulus efforts to revive the economy and contribute to growing concern of a public debt crisis, given that Serbia's total public debt as a share of GDP doubled between 2008 and 2012, reaching 61.5% of GDP at the end of 2012. Further, Serbia's concerns about inflation and exchange rate stability preclude the use of expansionary monetary policy. Serbia adopted a new long-term economic growth plan in 2010 that calls for a quadrupling of exports over ten years and heavy investments in basic infrastructure. In 2012, however, exports fell by 3.6% compared to 2011, largely as a result of the halt in production at the former US Steel plant and a summer drought that slashed agricultural production. Major challenges ahead include: high unemployment rates and the need for job creation; high government expenditures for salaries, pensions, and unemployment benefits; a growing need for new government borrowing; rising public and private foreign debt; attracting new foreign direct investment; and getting the IMF program back on track. Other serious challenges include an inefficient judicial system, high levels of corruption, and an aging population. Factors favorable to Serbia's economic growth include a strategic location, a relatively inexpensive and skilled labor force, and free trade agreements with the EU, Russia, Turkey, and countries that are members of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA). Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$80.02 billion (2012 est.); $81.45 billion (2011 est.); $80.16 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, maize, sugar beets, sunflower, raspberries; beef, pork, milk
Industries

base metals, furniture, food processing, machinery, chemicals, sugar, tires, clothes, pharmaceuticals