Capital: Belgrade ; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 2.8%
Key Facts
Full name: Republic of Serbia
Population: 9.9 million (UN, 2011, includes Kosovo; UN mission estimates Kosovo population as circa 2 million)
Area: 88,361 sq km (34,116 sq miles) (includes Kosovo)
Major language: Serbian
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: Dinar = 100 paras
Main exports: Manufactured goods, food and live animals, machinery and transport equipment
GNI per capita: US $5,680 (World Bank, 2011)
Internet domain: .rs
International dialling code: +381
  • Climate change laws around the world


    There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of global climate change laws since 1997, according to the most comprehensive database of relevant policy and legislation.

    The database, produced by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law, includes more than 1,200 relevant policies across 164 countries, which account for 95% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Brexit negotiations should treat energy as ‘special case’


    There are strong practical reasons why the UK and EU should treat energy as a appropriate case during Brexit negotiations, argues a new statement.

    The statement, jointly authored by Chatham Home, the University of Exeter and the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), says finding common ground on energy during the Brexit negotiations would benefit both the UK and remaining EU27, while compromise may be relatively easier to achieve than for other areas.

  • 2016 Serbian General Election: Five Key Observations


    Ahead of general elections in Serbia on Sunday 24th April, it is clear that current prime minister, Aleksandar Vučic, is king of all he surveys, that the Democratic Party has a bleak future, that the Kosovo issue is an afterthought and that the hard-right are likely to make a comeback. The question remains, however, as to whether or not Vučic is promising too much.

    The Serbian general election has been announced for Sunday 24th April – the eleventh such contest to take place since 1990. Below, I offer five key observations about what the elections mean for Serbia itself, the ruling Progressive Party and its leader Aleksander Vučić, relations with Kosovo and the medium-term prospects for Serbian accession to the European Union.