Serbia is the largest country in this region of Eastern Europe in terms of size and population.
Serbia was part of the former Yugoslavian Republic. After the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbia declared its independence on June 5, 2006 and was fully recognized by the United Nations. Since then, Serbia acts as a fully independent and sovereign state with freedom of religion and autonomous laws.
Serbia has a democratic constitution enabling the people of Serbia to exercise their civil rights and lead the country forward in a manner which would serve the best interests of its inhabitants.
Area: 88,381 km
Capital: Belgrade (1,659,440 inhabitants)
Time zone: Central Europe (01:00 + GMT)
Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)
Constitution: Democratic, secular with complete
Prevalent: freedom of religion
Serbia Jews: Approximately 6,000 Jews
Israel – Serbia Relations
Israel and Serbia have had full diplomatic relations since 1992. Israel maintains an official embassy in Belgrade and Serbia maintains an official embassy in Tel Aviv. The two countries cooperate on political issues reflecting the interests of both countries. The two countries also conduct extensive trade and economic relations.
Serbia is situated at the southeast part of Europe in the central Balkan peninsula. The country shares a common border with its neighbors from the European Union:
- To the north Hungary
- To the south Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania
- To the east Romania and Bulgaria
- To the south Bosnia and Croatia
Unprecedented Investment in Infrastructure for the European Union
The Republic of Serbia is situated at a crossroads and in fact connects Europe from west to east. Hence, Serbia is an optimal point for transferring goods to markets throughout Europe. Investments in infrastructure continue to be a top priority for the Serbian government.
In 2015, 91 km of highways were built and more than 190 km of existing roads were repaved. In 2016, an additional 91 km of highways were constructed. A national fouryear program was adopted for the purpose of enhancing approximately 1,100 km of existing roads. Its central location in Europe gives Serbia easy and quick access to almost all central European cities by either land or sea transportation through the wide waterways of the Danube and Sava rivers. In addition, the fast train network connects Serbia with all its European Union neighbors.