EJIL: Talk! – Yesterday the ICTY Trial Chamber convicted Radovan Karadzic for numerous crimes committed during the conflict and sentenced him to 40 years imprisonment.
Conversation with Łukasz Pawłowski for Kultura liberalna magazine: In all the Balkan countries you can hardly find decent media. Along with deprofessionalization, there is the process of ‘dumbification’…
Today we are giving a public lecture on Srebrenica, and examining the matrix of our learning about ourselves. The Turks are our mental time limit. The year 1389 is the beginning of our new era.
The bloody epilogue of such an important project as Yugoslavia demanded special attention of historians, but it didn’t receive it. There are neither successful nor unsuccessful books about it.
There is no reliable data on the total amount of money in the media industry, and about the purpose of these funds. This is also the least regulated aspect of the media system.
During the first year and a half of the media law’s implementation, no head of public authority has been sanctioned for not reporting the data on financing media publishers which they were obliged to do.
The president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir is a friend of Serbia. The other day, on the occasion of celebrating the Serbian Day of statehood, Tomislav Nikolić awarded him with the Medal of the Republic of Serbia.
Vucic has once again retreated when faced with the demands of the Serbian intellectual elite: first he gave up the sale of Telekom, and then he withdrew from the abolition of national pensions.
Our prime minister was the member Seselj’s legal team and followed his trial closely, until they parted their political ways. He should know what’s allowed in the courtroom and what’s not.
In the pre-election atmosphere in Serbia, which is being fired up, the visit of Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin seemed like the opening of the famous Russian doll matryoshka.
The Anti-Corruption Council published a Report on the Possible Impact of the Public Sector Institutions on the Media through Financing of Advertising and Marketing Services.
What was the point of the mass arrests – is it a beginning of the election campaign, or an attempt to distract the public from the cracks in SPP (Gasic, Mirkovic) and from the new report of the Anti-corruption Council?
Vucic’s claims about us realizing the distinction between the mythical Serbia in heaven and the real one without Kosovo, aren’t confirmed by the reality.
The idea is something like Richard Pipes’ claim that Russia is Russia is Russia, politically and ideologically, even if it is the Soviet Union, which is not really the case.
The young French terrorists attacked those European commodities which are available to them – football matches, fast food and metal. In that sense, Hollande’s statement is true: France is at war, but it’s a civil war.
After the president announced a “civil war”, the prime minister rushed to Moscow to get the “weapons” and the “tools”. And not just any weapons, but defensive ones, so that Serbia could protect its territory.
Putting the institutions of the security sector into the service of personal and party interests jeopardizes the democratic order, human rights and lives of the citizens.
Our teacher asked: “If 10,000 refugees enter Croatia and 3,000 go to Slovenia and 5,000 to Hungary, how many refugees are left in Croatia?”
Are those Syrians crazy? Don’t they read newspapers, watch TV? Don’t they see the state of the Europe they so naively rush to?
Instead of an obituary for Olivera Milosavljevic (1951-2015): The author traces the ways in which the stereotype of Albanians as implacable enemies is created.
Instead of acting as allies against the false refugee policy, Croatia and Serbia are blowing the war horns and preparing for a new historic battle. The refugees are not important anymore.
In everyday Serbia, an ethnic Albanian couldn’t be a good man and a good police officer. It can only happen by a tangle of circumstances which include internet and social media.
The initiative that Apis’s remains be buried with state honors at Kalemegdan is the latest addition to the culture of remembrance in Serbia.
The manipulation of the idea of ZSO as a miniature Republika Srpska, is perhaps the most serious problem which could hinder the normalization of Pristina-Belgrade relations.
The horror on the Greek-Macedonian border has finally raised the question what the EU has done and hasn’t done; what the citizens are to do in the midst of events which will mark this century.
There is an innovation here – Vucic now clothes the radical party hooliganism in the suit of a great statesman and a peacemaker, something that he personally, as well as his servants, are going to sing about.
One should hope that Vucic won’t propose to the “leaders of the countries that took part in the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia” to establish “a collective day of remembrance for all victims, regardless of their nationality”.
“The investigation will show” that the incident was triggered by some “marginal groups”, but we’ve all heard spontaneous cries of the victims’ families aimed at Vucic while he was fleeing Potocari.
The prime minister didn’t explain how the Serbian border police managed to prevent 615 migrants from entering Serbia in one day. Did they classify them according to their skin colour, the shape of their skulls…