We have really stepped into the realm of nonsense when someone who is paid by the government is expected to represent the interest of business.
A scholarly and witty talk by the historian Dubravka Stojanovic – an author of the recently published book Kaldrma i asfalt on the modernisation of Belgrade in the years before World War I – discusses how liberal ideas were interpreted, and implemented or not, in the first years of Serbia’s independence, in ways that retain their relevance to this day.
The thing that could help Serbia in this situation is a boost in public investments, but it depends on whether we have the money to finance it.
Does the new overlord of Serbia really plan to fight corruption or is that just one of his many sugarcoated phrases?
The 2006 Constitution shows clear intent of its authors to proclaim new courts and then elect completely new staff.
Whenever you find yourself short on argument, it comes in handy to call your opponent, who is always an enemy, too educated or to say that his wife wears corsets and hats, which is not good – she should be wearing skirts and kerchiefs.
The Republicans still enjoy the support of the wealthy and white people, but what is interesting is that the wealthiest, have overwhelmingly voted for Obama.
Searing comment on the poisonous nationalism that continues to be spread by Dobrica Ćosić, made by a prominent Belgrade opposition politician and human-rights activist, Vesna Pešić.
On the occasion of recent publications by the ‘Father Of The Serb Nation’, the director of Belgrade’s Helsinki Committee for Human Rights analyses Ćosić’s contribution to an unreconstructed version of Serbia’s recent past that continues to hold sway.
A virtual financial world and virtual financial services were created, and it ended in catastrophe. Someone privatized the profit and simply left.
Those who actually read the declaration, and I doubt that many will try, will immediately see that this is a common political programme.
We remain perplexed why they insist so much on Mladić, and never ask ourselves why we ourselves didn’t arrest him when we had him here.
The latest Kosovo formula of the Serbian state representatives – ‘Let’s be realistic, let’s do the impossible!’ – is in fact nothing but a swindle and a throwing of dust into the eyes of the population, designed to divert its attention from everyday problems.
Serbia is returning to the political (or state) and national interests that used to determine its diplomatic and other aims in the 1990s.
It is not impossible for this crisis to end without the guarantee being activated. This, however, does not justify the government’s empty promises.
The Balkans and Turkey are a space on the borders of Europe marking a cultural encounter with the oriental.
When the daily Kurir published Milorad Ulemek’s yokelish letter, in which a man convicted of the worst crimes joined an organized attack on Sonja Biserko, the final link was found – the importance of The Helsinki Committee’s brave act really became clear.
Montenegro and Macedonia stabbed The Hourglass in the back.
The second part of the eminent Serbian civil-rights lawyer’s authoritative account of the conspiracy that led to the former Yugoslavia breaking up in the way that it did.
The organizations “Krv i čast” and “Nacionalni stroj”, supported by the local branch of Stormfront are announcing a gathering on October 11th, in front of the Faculty of Philosophy.
The state is not private property of those who presently occupy its highest offices. The state has to be defended, even when its officials do not have enough strength for doing that.
As for LDP, it became, unfortunately, one man band. And its scores are like in a bad figure skating: technique – naah, artistic value – even worse.
Masterly summary by a prominent Serbian constitutional expert and human-rights activist, Vojin Dimitrijevic, of a nationalist narrative about the country’s recent past.
The statement is in response to yesterday’s act of vandalism against the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights by the violent group who is self-named Movement 1389, that the media ill-fatedly calls a protest.
Sardonic comment on the influence of Russian’s ambassador to Belgrade. By Pavle Rak
Before the EU’s decision on the Transitional Agreement for the realization of The Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA), an atmosphere of great expectations was created in Serbia.
Acid comment by Belgrade’s best-known civil-rights lawyer on the defence put forward by former FRY chief of staff Momcilo Perišic when his trial started before the Hague tribunal
Authoritative account of the conspiracy by Slobodan Miloševic, Borisav Jović and Veljko Kadijević to break up the former Yugoslavia and carve out a Great Serbia. (Part two follows)
Ever since I was a little boy, I knew the answer to the eternal Russian question “Whose fault is it?” It is always the fault of the one who is the biggest, strongest and dumbest.
Acute comment on the unwelcome consequences for the Serbian government of Russia’s recent recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Illuminating study of the links between politics and the economy between Serbia and Russia, as exemplified by the multi-functioned tycoon and politician Nenad Popovic.
A Serbian take on Russia’s policies in Georgia, and on the essential differences between the NATO intervention in Kosovo and the Russian intervention in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.