I have not been thinking much about social choice theory for a while though once you learn it you cannot but use it when you are thinking about political issues and especially about power and elections.
Stalin tortured his subordinates by scheduling meetings in the middle of the night. How else to explain the need of Aleksandar Vucic to open the Balkan Stream gas pipeline in pitch dark, at 6 AM?
The Covid-19 pandemic marked 2020 and its consequences will be felt in the years to come, so it is likely that we will spend the entire next year in the long shadow of the virus.
Even if we assume that the official forecasts of GDP growth will be fully realized, the growth of salaries of civil servants will be almost two and a half times higher than the growth of total production.
This is not the old skirmish between the government and the opposition. Now, a machine gun has been placed in the Parliament, and it opens fire on whoever is designated as a target.
Johnson has argued that the UK would be the only coastal nation which doesn’t have control over its waters. But that only means that the UK is not ready to enter into a trade deal which includes fishing.
This year we have discovered the coldly statistical nature of the mass death event that is the Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing the online threats against Vucic, the minister of the interior Vulin said that anonymity on the internet is “the source of all filth”, and that “it should be abolished”.
How could we, as a society, react to this report? Actively or by shrugging our shoulders? Perhaps we could approach it professionally.
We’ve had several candidates, said Vucic, but I have signed the decision. Sinisa Mali then explained how this “collective decision” came about: we unanimously accepted Vucic’s proposal.
So now both Banja Luka and Podgorica depend on Belgrade. Mr. Vucic is the true winner of the continuation of autocratic government in Banja Luka and of the transition of power in Podgorica.
The National bureau of statistic published the data on the births and deaths in August. The number of deaths could be one of the rare indicators of the real consequences of the pandemic.
After the session of the pandemic Crisis Committee Darija Kisic Tepavcevic announced that mandatory health surveillance of travelers returning to Serbia from abroad would be introduced in 5 days…
The content of the agreement is in line with Trump’s election campaign, and is in fact aimed at winning over American voters of Serbian, Albanian, and Jewish descent to vote for Trump.
SZS turned the boycott into a quasi-ideology that determined who was the real opposition and who was a traitor of the boycott if they dared to actually vote against Vucic.
The age of EUphoria is long gone. It is replaced by the age of EUphrenia, a behavioral and cognitive disorder, which can be tracked at all levels of the production of reality in Serbia.
Marinika Tepic found Zagorka Dolovac in a café. There is footage of the event to prove that this was no urban legend. We can clearly see, apart from the two women, several extraordinary moments.
The opposition keeps hoping that the Montenegrin “river of freedom” is going spill over into Serbia. They are wrong. That river is controlled by Aleksandar Vucic. Or at least its mainstream.
With the election in Montenegro only just over, I can only give my first impressions, and time will tell if my interpretations of the opposition victory were valid.
The World Bank recently published an estimate according to which, due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, an additional 125-327,000 people in Serbia could fall into poverty.
The deputy prime minister of Plenkovic’s government Boris Milosevic attended the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Operation Storm.
When a sadist says that someone is abusing others and at the same time morally condemns that person for it, it is bizarre. Yes, I mean Vucic and his condemnation of the doctors, over 2,000 of them…
JusticeInfo – It’s a quarter of a century – and half of my lifetime – since the Srebrenica genocide happened, committed by the state of Serbia.
The address of the officials in front of the Novi Pazar hospital, the indignation of the citizens and the doctors will be a symbol, a grand finale of the outgoing government’s epidemic policy.
A great day happened last week. A great day for a black female student at the Medical school of the University of Novi Sad. A great white doctor didn’t kneel on her neck. She didn’t even kick her.
Having fun during lockdown: Rereading Hicks’s book on causality, I was led to rereading Hume, then Kant, and finally, Leibniz (and a bit of Hegel).
A boycott is the last polite, peaceful means to put pressure on the current regime. Once the boycott is over, any subsequent action against the illegitimate regime will be less and less polite.
Those who celebrate entering the National assembly on Sunday will have to do so with full awareness that it happened only because the ruling party was afraid of its own looming reflection in the mirror.
Debates on Europe – Medicine is struggling to understand all the mysteries of the coronavirus, but coronavirus has fully unveiled the mysteries and mechanisms of many political regimes.
At the peak of the pandemic, the Serbian government published data that 574 people living in residential care institutions had been infected.
The authors of the idea to move the Bleiburg mass led by archbishop Vinko Puljic to the Sacred heart cathedral in Sarajevo, must have realized the political earthquake this would cause…
The news quickly spread through the media that the Constitutional court rejected the initiatives to assess the constitutionality and legality of the Decision on declaring a state of emergency.