Territory in southeastern Europe, ruled since 2006 by the Republika Srbija

Serbia (Serbian: Србија, Srbija), officially the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Република Србија, Republika Srbija), is a a country situated at the crossroads of central and southeastern Europe in the southern Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. The country borders Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; Macedonia to the south; Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro to the west and claims a border with Albania through the disputed territory of Kosovo. Serbia numbers around 7 million residents. Its capital, Belgrade, ranks among the oldest and largest cities in southeastern Europe, and its second-largest city Novi Sad is the European Capital of Culture for 2021.

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Libertarijanski klub (Libek), Belgrade

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.02, Rank: 67, Personal Freedom: 7.36, Economic Freedom: 6.68, Democracy Index: 6.55
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.68, Rank: 101
Serbia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 78, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
"In 2015, the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) continued to govern with an absolute majority in the Serbian National Assembly. The SNS, a center-right party with a mandate focused on economic and social reform, has implemented an austerity program meant to revitalize the Serbian economy. In 2015, pensions were lowered and public-sector salaries were cut under new reform policies. During the year, an influx of refugees and migrants fleeing sectarian violence and instability in North Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere reached Serbia."


A House Undivided Cannot Stand, by Thomas DiLorenzo, 3 Jun 2006
"... the peaceful secession of the tiny country of Montenegro on May 22. Montenegrins were permitted to vote on secession, which they approved with a 55.4% majority and an 86% voter turnout. The Times of London reported on May 23 of the mass celebrations in the streets and the final demise of Yugoslavia, the forced ... union of six separate provinces ..."
Warfare-Welfare in Yugoslavia, by Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom, Jun 1999

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