Membership status Candidate country
Background Serbia – along with 5 other Western Balkans countries – was identified as a potential candidate for EU membership during the Thessaloniki European Council summit in 2003.
In 2008, a European partnership for Serbia was adopted, setting out priorities for the country's membership application, and in 2009 it formally applied.
In 2010, the process to ratify the Stabilisation and Association Agreement began, and in March 2012 Serbia was granted EU candidate status.
Serbia is a unitary state under a parliamentary republic. The unicameral parliament is composed of 250 proportionally elected members who serve four-year terms. Executive authority is exercised by the prime minister and cabinet ministers.
The president is the head of state, and is elected by popular vote.
Since 1999, the territory of Kosovo has officially been administered by UNMIK as per UNSC Resolution 1244, of the United Nations. The Provisional Institutions of Self-Government (PISG), has an assembly and a president.
On 17 February 2008, representatives of the people of Kosovo, acting outside the UNMIK's PISG framework (not representing the Assembly of Kosovo or any other of these institutions), declared that Kosovo is independent from Serbia. Serbia does not recognize the declaration and considers the act illegal and illegitimate.
This weather map is meant to give you an understanding of the difficult conditions under which many abandoned, homeless and neglected animals are forced to live in - many die of heat stroke, dehydration or freezing temperatures in Europe.