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During the last session (exact date unknown) of the National Minority Council, the symbols (flag, coat of arms, anthem...) of four national minorities have been confirmed by the
Council, namely those of Bosniaks, Bunjevac, Croats and Hungarians, on the Council's session of 23 December 2005.
Other 20-ish national councils have not yet adopted their symbols and have not sent them to the National Minority Council for approval.
Željko Heimer, 20 February 2006
Flag and arms of the Bosniak minority in Serbia and Montenegro - Images by Željko Heimer, 19 March 2005
The flag of the Bosniak minority in Serbia (Nacionalna zastava Bošnjaka u Republici Srbiji) is shown on the Bosniac National Council website. The flag is very similar to the former flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina, white with the coat of arms in the middle.
More information on this flag are available on the Sanžak page of this website.
Željko Heimer, 17 February 2006
The opening of a contest for the design of the symbols of the Bulgarian minority in Serbia and Montenegro was announced a week ago.
Stoyan Antonov, 19 February 2006
Flags (left, usual; right, ceremonial) of the minority in Serbia and Montenegro - Images by Željko Heimer, 18 February 2006, coat of arms from the Bunjevac website
The Croats in Serbia, as well as some in Croatia, consider the Bunjevac community to be a regional name for Croats in Vojvodina and claim that the Bunjevci should be part of the Croatian nation (and therefore should not have any flag), but the official Serbian politics recognize them as a separate nation. Anyway, the Bunjevac flag was formally adopted and is official in Serbia.
The symbols are presented on the Bunjevac website.
The ceremonial flag can be seen on a photography on the same website. Flags with some variations (of unknown status) can be seen on the front page of Bunjevačke novine, #7.
It is not clear weather the usual flag should include the blue tails or not (but the flag is shown on the picture with them).
It is considered that the flag of Bunjevci is traditionally white and blue, as described in some traditional folk songs. However, this was never formally adopted (as far as I know) and I don't know of any previous flag being made or used.
Željko Heimer, 18 February 2006
Flag and arms of the Croatian minority in Serbia and Montenegro - Images by Željko Heimer, 27 July 2005
Hrvatska riječ, the magazine of the Croatian community in Vojvodina, reports in #113, 17 May 2005, that the Croatian National Council (HNV, the top organization of the Croats in Serbia and Montenegro) has adopted a flag for the Croats in Serbia and Montenegro.
During the session of the HNV on 11 June 2005 the flag was adopted to be virtually the same as the flag of the Republic of Croatia but without the five small shields in the crest, that is the red-white-blue tricolour with the shield chequy gules and argent in the middle (starting with a red field, top aligned with the edge between the red and white stripes and entering the blue with the lower part, entirely fimbriated by a red line).
The coat of arms for the Croats in Serbia and Montenegro was adopted during a previous session of the Croatian National Council.
Željko Heimer, 27 July 2005
Flag of the Hungarian minority in Serbia and Montenegro - Image by Željko Heimer, 23 January 2006
On 19 February 2005, Resolution #1/2005 of the National Concil of the Hungarian Ethnic Minority proposed two flags for the Hungarian minority
On 23 September 2005, Resolution #5/2005 of the National Concil of the Hungarian Ethnic Minority adopted the flag of the Hungarian minority. It is similar to the Hungarian national flag with the national coat of arms in the middle.
The flag was officially approved by the Minority Council of Serbia on 23 December 2005.
Rejected flag proposal - Images by István Molnár, 24 January 2006
The rejected proposal is similar to the Hungarian national flag with the coat of arms of Vojvodina in canton.
István Molnár, 24 January 2006
Flag and emblem of the Macedonian minority in Serbia and Montenegro - Images by Željko Heimer, 22 February 2006
The National Council of the Macedonians of Serbia and Montenegro has approved new symbols on 11 February 2006. The flag is red with the Council's emblem, a 16-ray sun (similar to the "Sun of Vergina"), surrounded by a golden ring in the center of the flag. The emblem was approved during an earlier session of the Council.
Valentin Poposki, 22 February 2006