The spirit of the crime

If anyone still wonders why it was necessary to establish the Hague tribunal for war crimes in Yugoslavia, they should read the president’s holiday threat to the war crimes prosecutor once more.

No payoff, no game

What is the payoff structure in the Greece versus Euro Area (EA) game? Games are defined by payoffs. No payoffs, no game. As we do not know the payoff structure, we need to infer it from the strategy of the players.

Of course

The ICJ rejected both the genocide claim filed by Croatia and the counter-claim by Serbia. The chances of the ICJ deciding otherwise were equal to that of a direct asteroid hit on the Hague Peace Palace on 3 February, 10 am local time.

Immature for power

The government’s attitude to the ombudsman and the commissioner illustrates the real attitude of the SNS to the ideas which were (at least declaratory) in the foundation of the October 5th.

Six and a half percent

I can picture the deans of faculties walking through the halls in the eve of the New Year holidays and considering who should be “dumped”, while offering polite smiles and holiday wishes.

Yet another year

Not much will change in 2015 when it comes to respect for human rights. One may even expect a deterioration of relations towards freedom of expression and human rights defenders.

The heart of Serbia

The Turkish police said that the young man from Serbia was actually murdered in a fight among Serbian fans. If this is true, is the young man’s murder less tragic? From the point of view of common sense, the answer is obvious.

Turning over a new leaf

The prime minister’s smile meant for chancellor Merkel disappeared. Only scowls and teeth grinding remained for Albanian prime minister. All in the spirit of “turning over a new leaf in our relations”.

Serbian society and war crimes

“The very reality of existence, almost reduced to the mere existence of our bodies, has become suspicious”, said Srdja Popovic in this essay 11 years ago. He left us a year ago, but Serbian society is still standing in the same, unbearable spot.

Theatre of the absurd

Although fighter jets flew over the city the entire day, the Serbian government was unable to prevent a toy aircraft from entering the air space above the stadium where the match between Serbia and Albania was taking place.