We are a group of 50 international scholars and experts on urban development and planning. We have seen and studied the plans of “Belgrade on the Water” project and want to communicate some serious concerns about the current proposal.
The scenery of future and potentially more serious crisis is emptying, and there only remain the prime minister with the government as his extended arm, the army and “the people” which should be protected – well known trinity.
A new reason for layoff is introduced – behavior of an employee that constitutes a criminal act at work or related to work, regardless of whether criminal proceedings against the employee are initiated.
Croatian case provides one possibly relevant comparison with the Ukrainian crisis. Apart from that outcome, there are three other endgames but rather unlikely to be adopted. The implication is that the conflict will be a protracted one.
There are various attempts to draw a parallel between the crisis in and over Ukraine and the dissolution of Yugoslavia and more specifically with the constitutional set up of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the possible political outcome in Ukraine.
Behind enthusiastic and overwhelming “reform” sweep led by a heavy hand but a heart soft as silk, the remains of fallen judicial system of Serbia continue to rot.
There are those who claim that this is all part of a political play – to sacrifice not so politically important Krstic on “an altar of painful reforms” in order to preserve intact and integral Vucic.
Our sun rises in Arab Emirates. Their money, entrepreneurship and altruism are supposed to make Little Dubai out of Serbia, shinny and silly, like all that modern hamburger architecture from Brazil to Kazakhstan and China.
Balkanist – Mr. Sinisa Mali’s doctoral dissertation is one of the worst cases of plagiarism that the Serbian public will have ever seen.
Balkanist – Aleksandar Šapić has sunk deeper into the Serbian academic mud than Mr Stefanović, not because of his tattoos or his (indisputably outstanding) athletic career, but because his plagiarism is more serious, extensive and shameless than that of Mr Stefanović.
Feeling of injustice is perhaps the strongest glue of a nation. It homogenizes all individuals with a strong sense that we are objects of constant historic injustice – you keep giving, but you are always misunderstood and, eventually, end up worst.
At the opening of Andricgrad Vucic stressed that the Institute will be “the gathering place for all great Serbian minds”. However, on the road to Omarska none of those “great Serbian minds” thought to put a single road sign.
Using a methodology of documentary animation, the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina is placed/observed in a historical context between 1878 and 2014. The primary focus is on the reconstruction of Sarajevo assasination event (28 June 1914).
Prime minister didn’t explain what floods have to do with reducing public servants’ salaries. It turns out that the public employees are biggest victims of floods and therefore the urgent fiscal consolidation should be postponed.
From the radio show, June 6:… Thousands of people inhabit that virtual Serbia. They built their communities there, their roads and squares. They don’t want to wallow in the mud produced daily by this government and their media.
Unlike that incensed “first-Serbia” diaspora, ideologically bigot and submissive to the cult of Sveti Sava, this “second-Serbia” diaspora is ideologically unburdened and intellectually incorruptible.
Balkanist – Mr. Mića Jovanović today published on the Megatrend website a photograph of his (alleged) London PhD thesis, which also shows his thesis from the University of Maribor.
A false question has been raised – Who is killing Pescanik – which can be translated from Serbian to Croatian into dozens of variants. One is: Who killed Milan Levar?
Now, we are interested in the minister’s PhD supervisor, professor Mića Jovanović, rector of Megatrend University.
Affairs should bother the prime minister. But they don’t. He himself constructs the affairs. He uses them to build up his power and holy moral character. The more threats and dangers, the more evidence that he is doing great deeds for Serbia.
I wonder how much more humiliation can Serbian scientists take, those people conducting complex research in impossible conditions, those who don’t steal?
When we go for our national interests, Europe doesn’t stand a chance. Europe is far from those interests, because they necessarily include censorship.
Everyone agrees that the prime minister works too hard. If only he had a bit of sleep, he would certainly write a more polite letter to OSCE representative Dunja Mijatovic.
I think the circumstances require you to demand a resignation from the minister of police, because he got his PhD irregularly.
Balkanist – A person who is ready to “push” a scientifically worthless paper, especially plagiarism, as a PhD dissertation, is not fit to hold public office.
According to the few independent media, as the water withdraws, another flood is rising – the flood of questions about responsibility.
The state pulled itself together and is taking control over the key areas of life in Serbia after the floods. And the most important area, of course, is the public opinion.
The lights and sounds coming from the submerged cars are the most unnerving. Short circuits flicker the lights, turning on signals and alarms, and you imagine people trapped inside. But it’s just the afterlife of drowned cars.
Instead of an image of prime minister and members of his cabinet sprawling around helicopters, we should invoke the image of a lifeguard who gave his seat in a life boat to a woman last night.
It’s not easy to place Vucic: between nationalism and Eurocratic bureaucracy, (ur)fascism and (neo)liberalism… However, to place him in Sarajevo, seems simply obscene.