If would be so nice if this lasted, thinks Aleksandar Vucic, I can’t think of anything more wonderful, this could go on for ever and ever, soldiers in the streets, curfew, sirens, fear, patrol lights…
What kind of a person would manufacture this segregation? How little soul must you have? How heartless do you need to be to put people in such a demeaning position, even if they like getting up early?
Once put together, power and emergency are bound with each other: a state of emergency is more powerful if it is abrupt, if it comes unexpectedly, if it can change at any moment.
It’s Sunday, early afternoon. I am waiting for the president of my country to consult with, in this order: President of Hungary Viktor Orban, the patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church…
Vucic promises that we will pay tax debts of the Serbian church to another state. By the way, that church does not pay its taxes to Serbia, either.
The National election committee will decide whether the candidate holds the position of a minority party “on the basis of a certificate issued by the relevant national minority council to the applicant”.
Instead of protecting democracy, almost all of the work of the Court is devoted to resolving constitutional complaints.
We have learned that Vesna Pesic is a super-trained specialist sniper who is planning to assassinate the president, and the parliament session held the day before yesterday was also interesting.
Protest against attacks on representatives of the academic community in the National Assembly: MP Marko Atlagic is a person with a rare political career in contemporary Serbia…
Danas – We have a history of defeat and people don’t expect to live better. It has nothing to do with poverty. China was a poor country, but the savings rate was about 40 percent of GDP.
Balkan.Perspectives – The journalists who were critical of the aggressive nationalist politics of the nineties are now critical of the consequences and persistent supporters of those politics.
The government has started the Serbia creates campaign. They took millions from the healthcare system and put them into self-advertising. They took the money from us and put it into their promotion.
After only 24 hours, PISA has faded from the mind of the Serbian public. One expert said that the 2018 data is devastating. The minister said that we can’t expect good results before 2024 or 2027…
The EU resolution which equates communism and Nazism was adopted with 535 votes in favor, 66 against, and 52 abstentions.
I need to write a paper on the the crisis of socialism with an emphasis on the stagflation in Yugoslavia. I wrote a paper on the crisis and on the Yugoslav macroeconomic policies already in 1982…
So, why fiscal rules and fiscal councils? There are probably two initial considerations. One was that democracies tend to run deficits – have a deficit bias – which may be inter-temporally inefficient…
Today, academic standards and the autonomy of the university triumphed over political influence. The whole process, which took more than five years, has improved the University of Belgrade.
Balkan.Perspectives – Some of the 1,000 missing Kosovo Albanian victims are in the undiscovered mass graves in Serbia, probably near military and police facilities.
I’m ashamed to watch EU negotiators with our representatives talking about electoral conditions without demanding freedom for A. Obradovic.
– 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…
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.
Handke’s literary career and intellectual de-evolution came down to the desire to use the breakup of Yugoslavia to facilitate one’s own rise to glory, just like Bernard-Henri Lévy, who chose Bosnia.
Horses do not increase the division of labour as it were. Machines, however, may require adjustment in the comparative advantages.
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…
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 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.
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.
The creation of new states means producing new borders and changing old ones. It creates problems not only with customs, traffic, passports, and currencies, but also with historical memory.
Balkan.Perspectives – The demolition of communist monuments has marked the symbolization of renewed capitalism in a thanato-political way…
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.
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”.
One mathematician has left Serbia and moved to Saudi Arabia. Because of this transfer, Belgrade University lost points. If this is true, I’m not sure if we should even have one.