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    Serbia and Montenegro Transnational Issues - 2005

      Disputes - international:
      Kosovo remains unresolved administered by several thousand peacekeepers from the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) since 1999, with Kosovar Albanians overwhelmingly supporting and Serbian officials opposing Kosovo independence; the international community had agreed to begin a process to determine final status but contingency of solidifying multi-ethnic democracy in Kosovo has not been satisfied; ethnic Albanians in Kosovo refuse demarcation of the boundary with Macedonia in accordance with the 2000 Macedonia-Serbia and Montenegro delimitation agreement; Serbia and Montenegro have delimited about half of the boundary with Bosnia and Herzegovina, but sections along the Drina River remain in dispute

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 99,170 (Bosnia) 188,656 (Croatia)
      IDPs: 225,000 (mostly ethnic Serbs and Roma who fled Kosovo in 1999) (2004)

      Illicit drugs:
      transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin moving to Western Europe on the Balkan route; economy vulnerable to money laundering

      NOTE: The information regarding Serbia and Montenegro on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Serbia and Montenegro Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Serbia and Montenegro Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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