Serbia and Montenegro

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Serbia and Montenegro

(sûr`bēə, mŏn'tənē`grō), Serbian Srbija i Crna Gora, former country of SE Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula, a short-lived union (2003–6) of the republics of SerbiaSerbia
, Serbian Srbija , officially Republic of Serbia, republic (2015 est. pop. 8,851,000), 34,116 sq mi (88,361 sq km), W central Balkan Peninsula; formerly the chief constituent republic of Yugoslavia and of its short-lived successor, Serbia and Montenegro.
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 and the much smaller MontenegroMontenegro
, Serbo-Croatian Crna Gora, officially Republic of Montenegro, republic (2015 est. pop. 628,000), 5,332 sq mi (13,810 sq km), W Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Croatia in the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the northwest, Serbia in northeast, Kosovo and
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 that was also a successor state to the former Yugoslavia. BelgradeBelgrade
, Serbian Beograd, city (1991 est. pop. 1,168,454), capital of Serbia, and of the former nation of Yugoslavia and its short-lived successor, Serbia and Montenegro, at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers.
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 was the federal capital and largest city. See YugoslaviaYugoslavia
, Serbo-Croatian Jugoslavija, former country of SE Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula. Belgrade was the capital and by far the largest city. Yugoslavs (i.e.
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Because of the demise of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, Serbia became the legacy member of the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
The Commission has submitted for adoption by the Council new draft negotiating Directives for the newly independent Montenegro and, as the successor state of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, amended negotiating Directives for Serbia.
The Commission has been negotiating until now with the loose union of Serbia and Montenegro, recently putting the talks on hold because of the former's lack of war crimes cooperation.
It has already been negotiating a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the loose union of Serbia and Montenegro, designed to draw it closer to joining the bloc.
The state union of Serbia and Montenegro had been in institutional deadlock since the expiry earlier this year of the mandates of the deputies in the republics' joint parliament.
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