· March, 2006

Stories about Montenegro from March, 2006

Serbia & Montenegro: Eurovision Conflict

  17 March 2006

Ed at Balkan Baby writes that Serbia and Montenegro seriously disagree on who should represent their country at this year's Eurovision Song Contest: No Name, a Montenegrin boy-band, or a Serbian band called Flamingoes? “Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic said that this music competition had caused ‘much more excitement last...

The Balkans: “Finally, the Post-Milosevic Era”

  17 March 2006

Slobodan Milosevic, former Yugoslav leader and a war-crimes defendant, died of a heart attack in his prison cell in the Hague on March 11. After much debate, it was decided to bury him privately in his hometown of Pozarevac, 80 km of Serbia's capital Belgrade, on March 18. Until then,...

Czech Republic: What Yugoslavia Meant For Czechs

  13 March 2006

The death of Slobodan Milosevic inspires Gazing into the Abyss to write about the Czechs’ feelings toward (what used to be) Yugoslavia: “‘Yugoslavia’ is likeable word for Czech ears. Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, BiH, Slovenia, Macedonia… they are not. Most Czechs never took an effort to grasp what happened in...

The Balkans: The ICJ Genocide Trial (1-3)

  9 March 2006

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia tackles a number of issues inherent in the dispute between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro, which is currently being heard by the International Court of Justice. The first three parts posted so far highlight these questions: 1. Did genocide occur? 2. Was there a policy?...

Central & Eastern Europe: International Women's Day

  8 March 2006

March 8 has been an official day off in Russia and Ukraine, and here are some bloggers’ reactions to the holiday – in Russia and Ukraine, as well as elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe. Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes, a Kyiv-based blog, is not happy about the universality...

Serbia & Montenegro: Climbing in Montenegro

  8 March 2006

Mat Savelli at Roma Roma posts another installation on his travel in Montenegro: “It's fantastic though because there are seemingly no tourists here (save myself) and absolutely no limits in terms of wandering. It's a bit like being in Rome, except everything is better preserved and you can climb, touch,...

Kosovo: A Trip to Pristina

  1 March 2006

Mat Savelli at Roma Roma describes his trip to Pristina, Kosovo, and shares his thoughts on the possibility of the province's change of status.