Serbia’s lying problem

The peripheral countries often offer an early prophecy about the direction things are going. The outskirts are not the ones to create new global trends – they are just the first to crumble.

History as elephant in the room

Where does a contemporary history of Serbia begin? How is the Yugoslav legacy reflected within it? And does all the talk about memory and forgetting in post-conflict societies really help?

Tribal rules

Last week, the Bar association of Belgrade refused to register Vladimir Vukcevic, former war crimes prosecutor, into the attorneys’ registry. We could have anticipated this last year…


The problem is not the fact that it’s a Serbian train, since Serbian trains and buses regularly travel to Kosovo and vice versa, but the fact that the words „Kosovo is Serbia“ are written on it.

Whistleblowing in the police

The two police officers stated that during the commemoration in Potocari in 2015 as many as 19 police officers were at the event and that they were given the task to secretly record the event.

To the new years of fighting

Ready for a new year of fighting, because the Dark is afraid of us! Whose city? Our city! We started 2016 with this message. A year of the fight against a serious threat to our city.

New era of total lies

In a weak and underdeveloped society such as the Serbian one, a lie is not used for ideological seduction, but for linking authoritarian government and dependent citizens into a permanent coalition.

Trump and power

wiiw – Trump announced that he was going to pull the US out of TPP and was going to negotiate bilateral trade deals. To get better deals for the US: ‘to bring jobs and industry back’.

Vukovar. Entertainment

The front page of Vecernje novosti on Monday, November 18th, 1991 brought two equally huge headlines: “Vukovar under control of Yugoslav army” and “Folk singer Lepa Brena is getting married”.

Revenge of the politics

Branislav Ristivojevic, a professor at the Novi Sad Faculty of Law, recently published his view on the annulment of Slobodan Beljanski’s PhD thesis. He spoke on TV Pink, made a statement to TV Vojvodina…

The years the SPP has devoured

The GDP of the Eastern European countries in 2015 was 60% higher than 25 years ago, while Serbia is 25% below that level. These countries as a whole are 85% more developed than Serbia.

Insult of the week

Not a day goes by that we don’t get insulted by the government. It insults us collectively, as a group, as individuals. But at the end of the day, the government feels the most insulted.

Another perspective

We are witnessing a conflict of the state with itself: MPs attacked the Ombudsman, and the prosecutor’s office attacked the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance.

Olympic battle for Kosovo

The government’s instruction means fewer medals for Serbia, but fails to show how it will manage to defend Kosovo. The first question being in which sports our medals and defense of Kosovo could “clash” at all.

The exes

Ten days after the murder in Zitiste we still came to the point where violence is violence, jealousy is jealousy, and it’s hard to be left by a partner. You can read all about this in the article on the Politika website.

Guantanamo in Serbia

Torture methods used in Serbian institutions resemble interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the American prison Guantanamo, whose closing the prime minister is supposedly enabling.

Stairway to Brexit

EJIL: Talk! – Cameron has just announced that he will be stepping down by October, but the irony is that we may yet remember him sentimentally under, say, a prime minister Boris Johnson.

Will the losing streak ever end?

What is actually happening in Serbia? Almost simultaneously with the protests, we landed in the middle of a crisis with the West whose consequences still can’t be foreseen.

The Mad Hatter

On our side of the mirror is possible for a mass protest to happen in the center of the capital and that the only thing that is reported about it is read from the statement of the ruling party.

Game of thrones

All prime minister’s tirades about combative government and squatting in army barracks ended in an unexpected and urgent visit to Moscow, which was, naturally, private, i.e. for medical attention.

Terracotta army

In the past, I was ready to point to the fine difference between “good” and “bad” nationalists, to accept patriots as flag-waving, basically harmless people. But not anymore…

New York, New York

Mayor of Belgrade said that one of the main reasons for the introduction of this airline was to enable American tourists to come to Serbia more easily. His faith in Serbian tourism is almost moving.