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The first time ever an ethnic Serb citizen of Croatia, Aleksandar Jevtic, has received Croatia’s highest award. The ethnic Serb citizen of Croatia has saved the lives of Croatian soldiers during the Croatia’s war of independence, which was in fact, a Serb-Croat war. In the run-up to a summit of the prime ministers of the formerly belligerent parties in the second and third war in the former Yugoslavia have made peaceful gestures.

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Bears In The EU

The Belgraded reporst a case where animal rights activists have smuggled four bears from Serbia to Bulgaria, claiming that the EU gives more rights to animals. A Serbian paper commented with a bit of politically incorrect sarcasm that the actitivist have taken away jobs from Roma bear-dancers.

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A Serbian accession would be a political breakthrough in the painful post-war transition of the Balkans from dictatorship, planned economy and civil war to a democratic and market oriented society. Serbia has been the strongest, least peaceful and least co-operative former Yugoslav state, and probably also the strongest in the region. A Serbian accession would also boost the hard-hit regional economies, which are tied to the center of the Balkans.

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The BalkansInsight reports that a poll conducted by Belgrade-based Strategic Marketing shows that 65% of the Serbs would not provide the authorities with information about the whereabouts of the alleged war criminal Rakto Mladic. 14% of the respondents said in December 2008 that they would turn him in, the others did not know what to… » read more

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Due to the Russian-Ukrainian-European gas war Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia were the first serious victims, having not enough energy to heat residential areas. With some delay, Hungary (and Germany) offered some relief for the Serbian plea. Austria joined in later. Hopefully this will demonstrate that Serbia is closer to Central Europe than Russia. Another good news… » read more

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Who Recognized Kosovo?

There are 47 countries so far that have recognized Kosovo as an independent state. The most recent EU state to recognize it has been Malta on 15 August, the next EU state that has announced this move is Portugal. You can follow the recognition process on this site. Probably the most important recognisitios are coming… » read more

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Serbs ‘Mourn’ Solana

Our beloved Javier Solana has died in the 66th year of his sinful life. We will be his pallbearer to his way to hell, etc [I rather omit the disgraceful text]’ and it is falsely signed by EU, NATO and the parties of Serbia’s pro-European governing parties

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The Serbian elections have provided a somewhat surprising result: despite the outgoing (and probably would be) prime minister’s argument that Serbian people have to choose between the EU and Kosovo the pro-European coalition was a relative winner of the early election. It was also somewhat surprising and also reassuring that Mr Kostunica did not win… » read more

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