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22 Dec 14

Macedonia Contract Workers Protest Tax Increase

Thousands of contract workers and casual employees protested in Skopje against a government plan to increase their taxes from 10 to 35 per cent.

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BIRN Documentary

Next screening: October 31, Belgrade, Dom Omladine, 20:00.

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Quote of the Day

“People are coming from the east, yellow people, and they will rule the world. They will drink water from the Serbian river of Morava.”

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, quoting a 19th Century Serbian prophet to Chinese premier Li Keqiang

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22 Dec 14

Romania: Surprise Election Win Brings Hope

A new president as well as solid results in fighting corruption were the main achievements in 2014. Otherwise, it was business as usual in politics and the economy.


Why Arkan’s Exploits Aren’t News in Serbia

It came as no surprise that the glamorous birthday party of paramilitary chief Zeljko Raznatovic’s son got more coverage than BIRN’s report on the wartime brutality of his ‘Tigers’.


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