- Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin…
A couple of days ago, I watched the movie „Parada“ by Srdjan Dragojevic, and I could tell why it was so widely praised by international critics.
May 1 is a day when Kosovo suddenly feels very socialist again.
Even though Sarajevo has all the attributes of a multicultural and tolerant city, war wounds seem to bring out just the opposite when certain anniversaries come along.
One problem with the Balkans is that it doesn’t have an ideology. Instead, people get by on a form of misconstrued stoicism.
It is the stuff of urban legends.
When a politician announces to unequivocally retire, an entire salt mine usually needs to be employed for that statement.
Affluent and impoverished, prominent and rundown – can be just a few of the thought-provoking contrasts that emerge when a Slovene and Kosovar are found side by side debating.
I am struck in rereading the Serbia/Kosovo agreement that it is called “First Agreement of Principles Governing the Normalization of Relations.”
A continued frozen conflict over north Kosovo is not the best option. It would have been better for the EU to break itself free of the German/US axis and broker a real compromise approach.
I would for once love to be able to write about the late, but hopefully final arrival of spring in Skopje, about the city’s Japanese cherry trees being in full bloom, about the magnolia promising all the delight that comes with the awakening of the body and spirit.
The prime ministerial drama in Brussels has finally come to an end, at least for this season.
Defenders of the journalistic profession should continue to refuse to talk to the government about its proposed media law until the authorities change their ways.
In the old days, we used to be happy when the phone would ring.
One needs to invest in new, strong mechanisms of content distribution.
In two high-profile war crimes trials currently ongoing in Pristina, a series of witnesses have retracted previous statements alleging abuse at Kosovo Liberation Army detention centres.