The New York Review of Books
The peripheral countries often offer an early prophecy about the direction things are going. The outskirts are not the ones to create new global trends – they are just the first to crumble.
Where does a contemporary history of Serbia begin? How is the Yugoslav legacy reflected within it? And does all the talk about memory and forgetting in post-conflict societies really help?
Last week, the Bar association of Belgrade refused to register Vladimir Vukcevic, former war crimes prosecutor, into the attorneys’ registry. We could have anticipated this last year…
There was no discussion about auxiliary police in Serbia, and the public was not informed that last year’s Law on police enables the Ministry of interior to form that kind of police.
The problem is not the fact that it’s a Serbian train, since Serbian trains and buses regularly travel to Kosovo and vice versa, but the fact that the words „Kosovo is Serbia“ are written on it.
Wait a minute! What are we actually celebrating on January 9th? We forget the essence. And the essence is the answer to the question about what actually happened on January 9th, 1992.
Ready for a new year of fighting, because the Dark is afraid of us! Whose city? Our city! We started 2016 with this message. A year of the fight against a serious threat to our city.
The parliamentary majority believes that her testimony in the Hague has freed Slobodan Milosevic and his police and army officials from any accountability for Racak.
In a weak and underdeveloped society such as the Serbian one, a lie is not used for ideological seduction, but for linking authoritarian government and dependent citizens into a permanent coalition.
The front page of Vecernje novosti on Monday, November 18th, 1991 brought two equally huge headlines: “Vukovar under control of Yugoslav army” and “Folk singer Lepa Brena is getting married”.
Branislav Ristivojevic, a professor at the Novi Sad Faculty of Law, recently published his view on the annulment of Slobodan Beljanski’s PhD thesis. He spoke on TV Pink, made a statement to TV Vojvodina…
The GDP of the Eastern European countries in 2015 was 60% higher than 25 years ago, while Serbia is 25% below that level. These countries as a whole are 85% more developed than Serbia.
Not a day goes by that we don’t get insulted by the government. It insults us collectively, as a group, as individuals. But at the end of the day, the government feels the most insulted.
We are witnessing a conflict of the state with itself: MPs attacked the Ombudsman, and the prosecutor’s office attacked the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance.
Mr Vucic seems to have found it difficult to simply say the minister in question was lesbian: rather, he used the medical term, adding that this was her ‘stated orientation’.
The government’s instruction means fewer medals for Serbia, but fails to show how it will manage to defend Kosovo. The first question being in which sports our medals and defense of Kosovo could “clash” at all.
Ten days after the murder in Zitiste we still came to the point where violence is violence, jealousy is jealousy, and it’s hard to be left by a partner. You can read all about this in the article on the Politika website.
Torture methods used in Serbian institutions resemble interrogation techniques used by the CIA in the American prison Guantanamo, whose closing the prime minister is supposedly enabling.
Students in Serbia will know every detail about the Srebrenica genocide – from textbooks and through school excursions to the Memorial Centre, where we stand today.
About a new book by Branislav Jakovljevic: it was written by a performance studies scholar, but it is also a study of the economic and political failure of Yugoslavia.
EJIL: Talk! – Cameron has just announced that he will be stepping down by October, but the irony is that we may yet remember him sentimentally under, say, a prime minister Boris Johnson.
What is actually happening in Serbia? Almost simultaneously with the protests, we landed in the middle of a crisis with the West whose consequences still can’t be foreseen.
On our side of the mirror is possible for a mass protest to happen in the center of the capital and that the only thing that is reported about it is read from the statement of the ruling party.
All prime minister’s tirades about combative government and squatting in army barracks ended in an unexpected and urgent visit to Moscow, which was, naturally, private, i.e. for medical attention.
In the past, I was ready to point to the fine difference between “good” and “bad” nationalists, to accept patriots as flag-waving, basically harmless people. But not anymore…
Mayor of Belgrade said that one of the main reasons for the introduction of this airline was to enable American tourists to come to Serbia more easily. His faith in Serbian tourism is almost moving.