By Sonja Biserko
EU, NATO and US - but Russia too - are taking
stock of Serbia’s new regime. It might be too early for them to
judge the new government and the President of Republic. However,
they are trying to determine their orientation and, especially,
attitude towards Kosovo. Expectations are high considering that
everybody sees Serbia as a country on the verge of economic collapse
that, in addition, may or may not renew the arrangement with IMF.
The new government’s performance has been hardly promising so far.
This particularly refers to the Governor...
By Ivan Torov
Whenever, in the past couple of years, it finds
itself in a blind alley or in a critical dilemma – thanks to its
electorate or, even more, to its oligarchy – Serbia has Milorad
Dodik up its sleeve. No matter how hard the boorish, agile and
pretty unruly President of Republika Srpska tries to cover up his
wasted support to Boris Tadic and Democratic Party in the election
campaign, his demonstrations in Belgrade and Serbia that are growing
more frequent and more insolent serve as a barometer of the true
nature of the political and national corpse that holds all the reins
of government today. At the...
NO PROGRAM, NO
By Vladimir Gligorov
Some strategy was developed four years ago –
European Union and more welfare. Elections were won on the former,
while a coalition was formed on the later. Besides, ideologically
speaking, the strategy was attractive to people: social justice was
on the agenda and financial burden seemed less heavy as economic
expectations were high. Then two years in the movement towards EU
were wasted on a futile Kosovo policy, and another four on
incompetent management of with financial crisis. Incompetent because