Since the UN Special Rapporteur’s for torture findings for Kosovo and Serbia are almost identical, it turns out that Belgrade and Pristina have much more in common than they are willing to admit.
Vucic said that now is not the time for happiness or sorrow, that we should instead look towards the future. How? How are he or former president Nikolic supposed to look towards the future?
HRT management issued a statement regarding their journalist Aleksandar Stankovic because he “equated the Homeland war with civil war on multiple occasions” in his show “Nedjeljom u dva”.
Many of my international friends were astonished at the tsunami of hate speech triggered in Serbia by the ICTY verdict against Ratko Mladić.
In Serbia people felt first on their own skin that Vucic says one thing and does another, i.e. that his pro-European rhetoric is often only a cover for his pro-Russians and pro-Putin practice.
One of the main features of Vucic’s governing technology is snap parliamentary elections. Usually, in a multi-party system, this kind of election serves to return the mandate to the citizens…
The Russian Revolution heralded a fertile period for economic thinking in the 1920s, but this was decisively killed off by Stalin. The effects of the destruction he wrought have left a long shadow.
From the conference Memory laws: The solution to controversial issues of the past is in changing the education system…
Erdoğan’s festive welcome pointed out all the features of the “poor man’s glory”, which mostly shows the things that don’t exist. In this case, glamor, honesty and grandiose friendship.
National Council decided to appoint a “professor from Italy” as “a member of the expert committee to analyze the disputed doctoral dissertation of the mayor of Belgrade, Sinisa Mali”.
The atmosphere of social conflict on the brink of an armed clash is intolerable for most citizens and they are willing to sacrifice a lot to avoid it. This is the secret of Vucic’s success among Serbian voters.
Yugoslavia proved unable to deal with secessions without disintegrating. That is also the worry of the Spanish government – that the secession of Catalonia will lead to the dissolution of Spain.
Vucic has been successfully strengthening the myth on the innocent nineties. This U-turn has abolished war criminals, promoters, profiteers, but also authors and promoters of the Memorandum.
A comment on the interview of Aleksandar Vucic on Happy TV: He has everything on his side – international support, regional projects aiming towards a bright common future…
When my mother was very old and in a nursing home, she surprised me one day towards the end of her life by asking me if I still wrote poetry. When I blurted out that I still do, she stared at me…
Aleksandar Vucic offered to one refugee boy from Afghanistan and his family a chance for a decent life in Serbia – and then turned that offer into its very opposite…
The first form of violence is war-related. Serbia participated in wars of horrific proportions. A number of Serbian men were in the paramilitary forces…
We spoke about violence against women with Natasa Jovic, assistant secretary general to the Ombudsman and Tanja Ignjatovic from the Autonomous women’s center.
Aleksandar Vucic became the new president of Serbia, but also, in a sense, the theorist of his own political system. The cover of the last issue of Nedeljnik shows A. Vucic playing chess with himself…
Ana Brnabic is used to annul homophobia in Serbia, because – come on, gays – if our prime minister is gay, how can you have it bad!?
A person who is a minority according to practically all features of political significance, Ana Brnabic, is going to be Prime Minister. How will she rule? She won’t. President Vucic will.
They tried to enter the room where the fourth “Mirëdita, good day” festival, which presents the cultural scene of Kosovo, was planned to happen. The police managed to prevent them…
Ivica Dacic said that the only reason Jonuz Musliu won’t be “arrested” is the fact that Aleksandar Vucic “makes sure that his actions don’t cause additional damage or turn Musliu into a victim”.
A judiciary which hasn’t brought charges for the crimes against Kosovo Albanians for three years is seeking the extradition of a Kosovo Albanian and meddles with the Special Court for Kosovo.
The student protests against the authoritative government have cast a long shadow over the legitimacy of Aleksandar Vucic’s election.
From the archive: I wonder did there exist, on the fourth of June 1968 in Belgrade, a single person who did not feel shaken to her very core, or thrown out of his basic everyday equilibrium?
There is little chance that domestic and foreign support will prevent Orban’s government from banning the work of CEU in Hungary.
The difference between a multimillionaire in France or Sweden and Ivica Todoric in Croatia is the fact that they have to obey their laws, while in Croatia the laws have to obey Ivica Todoric.
Opposition is not only a competition to the regime, but also a guarantee of its legitimacy. Elections not controlled by the opposition are no longer a legitimate expression of the citizens’ will.
This very moment, the opposition should start preparing for the Belgrade elections. And the first item in these preparations should be the analysis of the presidential election which has just ended.
Minister of finance probably doesn’t know that tax inspectors have been calling business owners all over Serbia asking them to vote for candidate listed under number 6.
At one time, I found it useful to think in terms of Marx’s dictum: from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs. Start with Plato, not altogether literally…