Environmental Performance Reviews: Republic of Serbia

Second review

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This second Review takes stock of the progress made by Serbia in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2002, when it was part of Yugoslavia. While looking closely at the implementation of the recommendations of the first Review, the report also covers seven issues of importance to Serbia concerning policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, and the promotion of sustainable development.




The Republic of Serbia is located in South-Eastern Europe in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, and covers the area of 88,361 km2. Within Serbia, there are two autonomous provinces, Vojvodina (21,506 km2) in the north and Kosovo-Metohija (10,887, km2) in the south. Serbia shares a border with eight neighbouring countries: Albania (length of shared border, 114 km), Bosnia and Herzegovina (border, 312 km), Bulgaria (border, 318 km), Croatia (border, 241 km), Hungary (border, 151 km), Montenegro (border, 211 km), Romania (border, 476 km) and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (border, 221 km).


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