The paper contains a comprehensive social
insurance system for government employees and their
families. Public health care is based on a system of
compulsory insurance, which is financed by deductions on
the salaries of employees. Private employees and their
own entrepreneurs are allowed to pay contributions to
the system themselves.
The war in the 1990s and the NATO bombing war in 1999
contributed to the demolition of welfare systems,
especially the health care system, which is still
suffering from major shortcomings. Both drugs and
medical equipment are missing. The number of private
healthcare institutions has increased in recent years,
but not everyone can afford to use them. Healthcare is
one of the most corrupt social institutions: the one who
can pay the staff black for better and faster care.
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Official statistics for population in Serbia, including population growth, density, and estimation in next 50 years.
In 2000, one third of the population lived below the
national poverty line. The figure for the poor was down
to just over 7 percent in 2017, but still one in four
people lived near the poverty line, without any major
margins. F attigdomen is particularly widespread in
parts of the countryside, among the Roma population and
among refugees and the elderly. The gaps in society are
large and tend to widen as soon as possible.
Although new environmental legislation was adopted in
2009, environmental problems are widespread, as the laws
are not always followed. Industrial pollution, air and
water pollution, and a lack of clean drinking water and
poor waste management make people sick. The worst are
the problems in some parts of the countryside but the
air pollution around Belgrade and other major cities is
In the wake of the war, extensive crime has emerged
with human trafficking, smuggling of drugs, cigarettes
and weapons, corruption and the laundering of black
Society is in many ways value conservative. LGBTQ
persons constitute a vulnerable group. Amnesty
International has singled out Serbia as a country where
authorities fail to protect sexual minorities, even
though discrimination against them is formally
prohibited. Against this background, many were surprised
when Ana Brnabić 2017 was named prime minister, since
she is openly gay. In 2019, Brnabić became the first
head of government in the world whose same-sex partner
gave birth to a child.
FACTS - SOCIAL CONDITIONS
5 per 1000 births (2018)
Percentage of HIV infected
0.1 percent (2018)
Proportion of HIV infected among young women
0.1 percent (2018)
Proportion of HIV infected among young men
0.1 percent (2018)
Proportion of population with access to clean
91.2 percent (2015)
Proportion of the population having access to
97.6 percent (2017)
Public expenditure on health care as a
percentage of GDP
9.4 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on health care per person
US $ 494 (2016)
Proportion of women in parliament
34 percent (2018)
Kosovo leaders are appointed as Mafia members
In a report by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Kosovo's
Prime Minister Hashim Thaҫi is identified as the leader of a mafia-like group in
the Kosovo guerrilla UÇK, which in the 1990s would have traded with bodies from
Serbian prisoners of war. Serbia claims that the Danish head of the UN
administration of the UNIK in Kosovo, Sören Jessen-Petersen, had known and
darkened the information and is therefore requesting the war crimes tribunal for
former Yugoslavia to investigate the role of the UN official.
Presidential visit to Croatia
President Tadić visits the city of Vukovar in Croatia, apologizing for the
massacre carried out by the Serbian forces in 1991 on 260 civilians - another
step towards reconciliation between Serbia and Croatia.
State visit from Croatia
Croatian President Ivo Josipović visits Belgrade as a sign that relations
between Serbia and Croatia are being normalized.
Presidential visit to Bosnia
President Tadić visits Bosnia and Herzegovina for a ceremony in memory of the
"Kosovo did not violate international law"
The International Court of Justice in The Hague, to which the UN turned to
Serbia's request, declares that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence
was not a violation of international law. The Serbian government declares that
Serbia still does not intend to recognize Kosovo's independence.
The SAA Agreement enters into force
The EU gives its approval that the SAA agreement with Serbia can enter into
force, after Serbia has shown good will to cooperate with the war crimes
tribunal in The Hague.
The Srebrenica massacre is condemned
The Serbian Parliament adopts a resolution condemning the massacre of about
8000 Muslim men carried out by Bosnian Serb forces under General Ratko Mladić in
1995 in Srebrenica.