Yugoslav nations could no longer blame Yugoslavia or communism for their failure. A scapegoat was urgently needed. They are disappointed in Europe because they are disappointed in themselves.
It’s time for plan C. What could it be? To close the Steel Mill and award 5,000 employees with substantial settlements and free seedlings of grapes, apples, apricots and peaches.
If anyone still wonders why it was necessary to establish the Hague tribunal for war crimes in Yugoslavia, they should read the president’s holiday threat to the war crimes prosecutor once more.
What is the payoff structure in the Greece versus Euro Area (EA) game? Games are defined by payoffs. No payoffs, no game. As we do not know the payoff structure, we need to infer it from the strategy of the players.
The promotion of Jankovic into the state enemy was proven by connecting him with Natasa Kandic and the documents on Dikovic. And all that was done because Aleksandar Vucic loves his brother.
The ICJ rejected both the genocide claim filed by Croatia and the counter-claim by Serbia. The chances of the ICJ deciding otherwise were equal to that of a direct asteroid hit on the Hague Peace Palace on 3 February, 10 am local time.
The government’s attitude to the ombudsman and the commissioner illustrates the real attitude of the SNS to the ideas which were (at least declaratory) in the foundation of the October 5th.
OWCP’s request for documents from the HLC relating to Rudnica is an indicator of a years long failure to act upon the evidence concerning the crimes committed in the area of responsibility of the 37th MtBr.
Noam Chomsky, clearly unaware of crucial facts, makes an unfortunate comparison in his article between the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo and the NATO bombing of the Serbian Television.
I can picture the deans of faculties walking through the halls in the eve of the New Year holidays and considering who should be “dumped”, while offering polite smiles and holiday wishes.
We don’t have the right to use the honorable epithet “Je suis Charlie” if we continue to allow the collapse of the very form (the substance is already gone) of the parliamentary democracy in Serbia.
This is my reaction to the deaths of my colleagues in Paris.
Only when the issue of Kosovo is resolved and repayment of debts guaranteed, can the chapters 23 and 24, which are about the judiciary system and human rights, be opened in the second part of this year.
Not much will change in 2015 when it comes to respect for human rights. One may even expect a deterioration of relations towards freedom of expression and human rights defenders.
The overall result is: during this year’s first nine months, the investments were 4% lower than in 2013. And last year, the investments were 10% lower than in 2012.
This article should be read as a sketch of what was ruined in 2014, as an attempt to compile a part of the legacy that the next unfortunate tenants of Nemanjina 11 Street will inherit.
God forbid that this year is 20 days longer – our government would use that time to do one or two more budget rebalances.
Vulin is being given absolution from corruption by the US Ambassador. Vulin being protected by the US, go figure? Oppose a large international power, if you dare, and if you are as brave as Vulin.
A public forum was held at which Zoran Milivojevic, a promoter of physical punishment of children, presented his ideas to a hall packed with young parents, teachers and experts, and won standing ovations.
My proposal for the opposition parties is to unite into one party. However, the key issue is whether these parties would let citizens to decide who the new leader will be.
On Sunday, November 30, more than 1800 cities in more than 90 countries specially illuminated one of their monuments. This is a part of the international manifestation “Cities for Life – Cities Against the Death Penalty”.
The Turkish police said that the young man from Serbia was actually murdered in a fight among Serbian fans. If this is true, is the young man’s murder less tragic? From the point of view of common sense, the answer is obvious.
Our government has simple answers to complicated questions. General economic collapse is resolved by increased allocations of budget funds to public enterprises and parties…
Once upon a time, Serbia was a place where good and bad people were equally distributed all over the country. Now the good people live only in the ruling party.
Vucic failed to play his new role of a radical turned progressive European. And the public waited to see whether Vucic will pass the test of Seselj’s return.
Cosmopolitan perspective seems to be the core of optimism of the renowned German sociologist. Professor Beck visited Belgrade last week giving lectures on saving the European project.
The prime minister’s smile meant for chancellor Merkel disappeared. Only scowls and teeth grinding remained for Albanian prime minister. All in the spirit of “turning over a new leaf in our relations”.
It would be interesting to compare the Book Fair and Trumpet Festival in Guca, the speeches praising the Serbian books and those praising the Serbian trumpet. You could make a good doctoral dissertation out of it.
“The very reality of existence, almost reduced to the mere existence of our bodies, has become suspicious”, said Srdja Popovic in this essay 11 years ago. He left us a year ago, but Serbian society is still standing in the same, unbearable spot.
Teachers are parasites on the state budget that spend money and produce nothing? The government maybe should declare teaching a socially-useful work, which isn’t funded by the treasury.
Blic’s headlines are an open invitation to lynch the actor Goran Jevtic. Is self-censorship no longer enough, and journalists now must offer someone as a sacrifice to save themselves?
Serbia’s budget deficit this year will amount to around 3 billion euros. Serbian government debt rose to 70% of GDP (the law stipulates that it mustn’t exceed 45% of GDP).