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Beginner’s guide to Serbia’s decline

Ana Brnabic explained that “there is a possibility to sign a long term contract on normalization with Pristina by 2025”, but that, most likely “by then, Serbia won’t be ready to join the EU.”

Still from the Depth Two

Landscape of crime

Ognjen Glavonic’s long-awaited first feature film The Load (Belgrade premiere is tonight) is based on a story about a man who drove the truck loaded with dead bodies from Kosovo to Serbia in the spring of 1999.

ptice u letu

Night mailman in Serbian army

Are there more Serbian war criminals in prisons or at the Belgrade book fair, which just closed. This dilemma arises because of the program at the booth of the ministry of defense and the army of Serbia.

All the same, photo: Pescanik

Media freedom in Serbia today

We started cooperation with the Serbian government in June this year on creating the Media strategy, having been given guarantees that there was a political will to improve the situation in the media.

Photo: Predrag Trokicic

New dean and hate speech

New generation of students of the Faculty of law in Novi Sad was greeted by the new dean Branislav Ristivojevic, who was a couple of months ago found guilty of hate speech against LGBT+ citizens.

Grafit na zidu zgrade: Ajmo... De ćemo??!

We didn’t understand

Yugoslavia as a way to fulfil Serbian goals for Kosovo – that was not enough. It was seen as an obstacle for the establishment of Serbian power in Kosovo. Hence the choice: Kosovo or Yugoslavia.

svetleća reklama Tvister

Defeat

“The crying Serbia” has won over “the winning Serbia” – concludes Vucic. And then he describes the “crying” Serbia in more detail: „Sonja Biserko, Sava Janjic and Rada Trajkovic, and nationalists“.

ulica noću, farovi kola

Imaginary coup

For many who don’t understand politics, a coup is usually a bloody and cruel institution, but also a romantic one. This is how you bring down a hated government and install a new, perhaps even worse one.

General at his own wake

In late June, a military-police exercise, megalomaniacally named “Joint Strike” was conducted in Kraljevo. Two and a half thousand members of the army and police took part in the action…

Frozen Vidovdan

An influential part of the Serbian intellectual elite calls for freezing the Kosovo issue. Why is it so important to live an eternal Vidovdan? And what are we freezing? I have at least 3 answers to that question.

Justice for Savamala

Police officer Goran Stamenkovic was found guilty of illegal conduct during the demolition of Savamala and received a sentence below the mandatory minimum, so he could keep his job with the police.

Public-private government

The minister announced a solution to all our problems – public-private partnerships, with two examples: the incinerator in Vinca and the concession for “Nikola Tesla” airport.

Who pays Vucic’s salary

The average salary in euros in Serbia grew 8 times from 2012 to 2017. However, if the increase in prices is taken into account, the actual average salary in 2017 was actually lower than in 2012.

Clowns

We waited four years to find out why the only correct decision hasn’t been reached by the Belgrade university: that Sinisa Mali had stolen other people’s research results and presented them as his PhD.

Italy and the euro

The story of the Italian economy is a complex one, so here is just one argument why Italian governments were eager to adopt the euro and why going back to the lira is not very popular with the Italian public.

Decorating the democracy

The national security council, which has issued 1,252 security certificates by 2016, didn’t issue the certificate to the Commissioner for information of public importance.

A perfect crime

When tax inspectors audit Juzne vesti for 5 years in a row and spend almost 2 years, added up, in the editorial office, it is clear that this is not an regular inspection, but an administrative weapon.

591

While the battle for Kosovo is being fought, the news that the number of non-tax imposts paid by the citizens, entrepreneurs and companies in Serbia was finally determined has gone by completely unnoticed.

The idiot

Whose is „our“ money the citizens of Nis have taken off Vucic’s back by saying, as he understood it, that they don’t want it? As far as my knowledge goes – this money actually belongs to the citizens of Nis.

Forget the Iron Regiment

Speaking about the demographics of Serbia, Vucic placed the birth of children in the context of regional conflicts and the achievement of foreign policy goals – in particular, resolving the Kosovo problem.