(Un)transparent CEC

Crta – 28 days since the election was announced, the City Election Commission (CEC) is yet to allow domestic observers to attend its meetings. During this period, as many as 17 CEC meetings were held.

A very dark place

Transparency Serbia announced that our country ranked 62nd in the big international Open Budget Index survey for 2016. The list covers 115 countries, which means that we are in the bottom half.

Whose army?

If Serbian parliament adopts the proposed law on the army, the military police will protect people based on the decision of the minister of defense, and arrest citizens who are against it.

Serbia is Kosovo

Since the UN Special Rapporteur’s for torture findings for Kosovo and Serbia are almost identical, it turns out that Belgrade and Pristina have much more in common than they are willing to admit.

Anti-civil war

HRT management issued a statement regarding their journalist Aleksandar Stankovic because he “equated the Homeland war with civil war on multiple occasions” in his show “Nedjeljom u dva”.

Monkeys

National Council decided to appoint a “professor from Italy” as “a member of the expert committee to analyze the disputed doctoral dissertation of the mayor of Belgrade, Sinisa Mali”.

Why poetry?

When my mother was very old and in a nursing home, she surprised me one day towards the end of her life by asking me if I still wrote poetry. When I blurted out that I still do, she stared at me…

The sovereign

Aleksandar Vucic became the new president of Serbia, but also, in a sense, the theorist of his own political system. The cover of the last issue of Nedeljnik shows A. Vucic playing chess with himself…

Phantom of Bujanovac

Ivica Dacic said that the only reason Jonuz Musliu won’t be “arrested” is the fact that Aleksandar Vucic “makes sure that his actions don’t cause additional damage or turn Musliu into a victim”.