Category: Politics

  • Dirty season countdown

    It is only a few days left until the election in Serbia. Getting our group project to its peak, it is time to say why we are doing this. Basically we pitched the idea of global apathy, disinterest for the political parties after years of Balkan aftermath, as residual Milosevic structures continue to rotate their governments again and again. Observing […]

  • Pre-election campaign monitoring – pt. 3

    It is a final countdown before the election in Serbia scheduled for May 6, 2012. For Serbs it is the big bang: they will vote for a president, a parliament, in local elections and, in the province of Vojvodina, for a regional assembly. In Kosovo too, many Serbs may vote, but this is contentious and could […]

  • Pre-election campaign monitoring pt. 2

    Its been a second week since 2012 Parliamentary elections were announced in Serbia. So far two issues remain to be clarified. First, the presidential election. Some people were surprised when President Tadić failed to call a presidential vote for the same day as the parliamentary one. He still might, but must make up his mind by April 7th. […]

  • Something in the air, by Marko Rupena

    Economic situation and hot weather for this period of the year are two factors that can make people not to feel very well these days. Elections are comming but people mainly think that things will not change. But again, the weather will. Belgrade, 22.03.2012.

  • Pre-election campaign monitoring

    Belgrade, 21. March 2012.- As pre-election fever heats up in Serbia, President Tadic’s ruling pro-EU coalition is blamed by nationalists for deep economic problems, rising unemployment and corruption. Serbia formally became a European Union membership candidate this month. Democratic Party is trailing opposition nationalist Serbian Progressive Party of Tomislav Nikolic by a few percentage points in all […]

  • Dirty season, group project teaser by Kamerades

    Serbia’s president Boris Tadić and Parliament Speaker Slavica Djukić -Dejanović on Tuesday, 13. March 2012 called parliamentary elections for May 6, when his ruling democrats will face a strong challenge from nationalists even as Serbia became a candidate for European Union membership. Tadić signed a decree setting the key vote for the 250-seat national assembly. According to the 2006 […]

  • Milošević’s death anniversary, by Marko Rupena

    Serbian people mark former President Slobodan Milošević death anniversary. Milosevic was found dead in his cell at The Hague on March 11, 2006, only months before a verdict was due in his war crimes trial. Milosevic served as a president from 1989 till 2000. Serbia is still struggling to come to terms with the death […]

  • The 9th of March, by Marko Rupena

    Serbian people mark the 9th of March anniversary. On this date in 1991. Vuk Drašković, the leader of SPO party, organized a mass rally on the streets of  Belgrade which turned into big riot with conflict between the protesters and police. Two people died on that day. Belgrade, 09.03.2012.