Pivo

– Was Pivo also a painter? – Yes, he was. And during the war he drew pictures of the Partisans as a way of chronicling their lives. Here, let me show you… we even have a little book…

Let’s move on

Thus spoke Sinisa Mali: “I will accept the responsibility and let’s move on.” It is now pointless to ask him what this accepting of the responsibility actually means, for he has already moved on.

One-man boycott

Marina Abramovic, who once managed to escape from that dungeon of art, hated socialist Yugoslavia, has now returned to capitalist Serbia. The reborn motherland welcomed her back…

Rector Ivanka Popovic

The rector said that the truth about Sinisa Mali’s doctorate should be determined as soon as possible… This is all it takes to make one a hero in Serbia – whether positive or negative.

The centre holds

The centre has just been able to hold. This is how one might see the EU elections, the decision by the Supreme Court in the UK, and the start of the impeachment proceedings in the US.

Bumblebee

When a certain Atlagic mentioned me in Parliament and declared me a traitor to Serbdom (because I insulted Aleksandar Vucic) he used the nickname “bumblebee” to refer to me several times.

Trade war

Third countries will matter in a sense that if they follow the yuan and depreciate against the dollar, their terms of trade with China will not change while they will deteriorate with the US.

Made in Budjanovci

MP Vladimir Djukanovic, a big Red Star fan, defended the tank in front of the Red Star stadium and stressed once again that “Red Star fans died for Serbdom more than anyone else”.

Departures

Instead of In memoriam, an article from 1991: Departures are in fashion. Seldom does anyone who is leaving speak much about it, because, if they spoke about it, perhaps they wouldn’t go.

Forest girl

It is prime minister’s self-promotion as the “iron lady” of Serbian nationalism and can’t possibly have any positive effect in the area where such effect is the most needed – Serbian-Albanian relations.

Party time

The European Commission Report on Serbia pointed out that the regime in Belgrade is authoritarian, more seriously than any prior report. To that, Ana Brnabic stated that the report is “partially non-objective”.

The other side of Goebbels

In recent weeks, we’ve witnessed a new phase of propaganda activities launched by the authorities, involving all aspects of social reality. Public speech is reminiscent of a stream of consciousness…

Believing demagogue

Simon Wren-Lewis writes: “Brexiters… need to believe in the fantasy of Global Britain”. Do they believe? And do they even need to? Does a demagogue believe or need to believe in his or her demagogy? There are three possibilities.