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Flag of Yugoslavia, 1992-2003 - Image by Željko Heimer
Flag adopted 27 Avril 1992, coat of arms adopted 29 December 1993.
Description: Horizontally divided blue-white-red.
Use: on land, as the civil, state and war flag.
Colour approximate specifications (as given in Album des Pavillons [pay00]):
On 14 March 2002, the
the Union of Serbia and Montenegro was signed by the president of
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Federal
Deputy Prime Minister, the President of the Republic of
Montenegro, the Prime Ministers of the
governments of Serbia and Montenegro as well as the High
Representative of the European Union, as an
The Agreement stated that the new state should be called "Serbia and Montenegro".
On 6 December 2002, the 27-member commission on constitutional reform presented a first draft of the new federal constitution for Serbia and Montenegro.
On 4 February 2003, the Parliament of the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia adopted "The Constitutional Charter of the State Community
of Serbia and Montenegro", together with the law on its
By so adopting the Charter, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was renamed Serbia and Montenegro.
The new unicameral parliament of the federation will have 126 seats (Serbia: 91, Montenegro: 35), filled by nominees of the two state parliaments for the first two years until public elections are taking place. After three years, both states are allowed to unilaterally leave the federation on public referendum. Full independence of Montenegro, therefore, is still a possibility.
The law on the implementation of the constitutional charter of the state union of Serbia and Montenegro says:
The law on the flag of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro shall be passed within 60 days from the date on which the Parliament of Serbia and Montenegro is constituted. The law on the coat of arms and the anthem of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro shall be passed by the end of the year 2003.
Therefore, the national flag, arms and anthem of Serbia and Montenegro are still those of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Ivan Sache, 16 April 2003
Since Serbia and Montenegro kept using the flags formerly used in Yugoslavia from 1992 to 2003, we present those flags on pages dedicated to Serbia and Montenegro, this in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of information.
Those pages are listed in the index of the pages related to Serbia and Montenegro.
Ivan Sache, 1 February 2004
While in their home countries fighting was too grim too allow for an Olympic truce, the athletes from countries that once had been part of Yugoslavia took part for the first time under their own flag. Though the remaining part of Yugoslavia was not represented at Barcelona 1992, some individual athletes from Yugoslavia participated as "Independent Olympic Athletes". They did not march in the parade of flags, but in award ceremonies for them the Olympic flag was hoisted.
Source: International Olympic Committee website, July 2000 (page no longer online)
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