In 2009, Serbia made necessary progress in defining its future as a European country.
There is a real chance that Ratko Mladic might be officially declared dead, after which there are no formal obstacles to him being buried at Potocari on 11 July.
Mitar Vasiljevic, convicted of war crimes committed against Bosniaks, returned to Visegrad. His supporters welcomed him as a hero, all cheering his name.
The pressures on fiscal consolidation have mounted dramatically in the wake of the Greek and then the ‘contagion’ crisis which followed it.
He remembers the 25th of May fifteen years ago. It was a day which reminded him of better times that seemed to have vanished forever.
EU will decide whether Macedonia, after five years of candidate status, will be given the date for starting negotiations on finally joining the EU.
At all levels – state, national and international – everyone has been making history, mainly that of the Second World War.
Rev. Justin Popović represents an expression of the aforementioned contradiction in the duality of our relationship towards Europe.
Biljana lived in a country where for the last quarter of a century, on an almost daily basis, you get to a point where you have to try your best to remain a decent human being.
Biljana Kovačević-Vučo, president of Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM passed away in Belgrade.
Dobrica Ćosić hates everything that is not Serbian, including Serbian traitors.
Both authors had ambiguous relations with strong political leaders: Constant with Napoleon, Schmitt with Hitler.
I believe that no resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica is needed.
Bosnian Croats do not enjoy a position of equality with the other two Bosnian nationalities.
Was Yugoslavia an artifical state, doomed to failure from the start?
It is hard not to become somewhat disturbed when watching people actually dying on camera.
Serbia’s behavior is dictated by its proclaimed strategic priorities summed up in the slogan “Both Kosovo and EU.”
Starting from the most visible signs, the governor has been under constant and rather elevated attack since the most recent depreciation of the currency.
The twelve-hour debate in Parliament reflected Serbia’s schizophrenic condition.
The 11th anniversary of the NATO intervention is now being commemorated in Serbia, yet few people have any idea why we were bombed.
This peaceful world of ours is ready for destruction – And still the sun shines, the sparrows come each morning to the bakery for crumbs.
Excerpt from the radio show Peščanik, 9th October 2009: Srđa Popović reflects on the roots of violence in contemporary Serbian society.
The trouble is that human rights don’t grow on trees, but that you have to work very hard for them to come into existence.
The intention to put the affairs regarding human and minority rights under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice is damaging in many aspects.
Serbia still aspires to play an arbiter in some exclusively internal affairs of its neighbor.
It is a long-term project that brings together 60 Southeast-European historians to work together through multiperspective history of the region.
Tim Judah’s analysis: If you only want bad news from the Balkans, it is easy enough to find. But in many respects, things are not as bad as commonly believed.
The party was constantly being divided by this built-in contradiction – both democratization and nationalism, and the result is Tadic’s slogan – both Kosovo and Europe.
A small nation certainly has and is something. But being insignificant, it is worth only with its racial and not cultural individuality. This value remains localized and a small nation lives in international solitude, so to speak.
It is a weird feeling to stand in Potocari, silently reading the engraved names, hundreds of them, almost your entire family, and unconsciously looking for your own name among them, right there between Hamdija and Hasan, alphabetically.
Countries that are more integrated with the EU have suffered more from the crisis. These countries are also better positioned to profit from the various measures introduced in the EU.
A group of over 200 “distinguished intellectuals” signed a petition calling for a referendum on whether Serbia should join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).