· October, 2008

Stories about Serbia from October, 2008

Serbia: Underground Fashion

  31 October 2008

“[…] In a dingy underground passage that connects two sides of one of Belgrade's main streets,” A Yankee-in-Belgrade discovers someone who could possibly become a promising fashion designer and posts a picture of this person's work: “Whoever created them should consider a career in fashion and literally move up, I...

Serbia: Courageous Mothers

  31 October 2008

Belgraded contributes an article on what it's like to be a mother in Serbia to the Women's International Perspective, becoming “one of the rare men blogging there.” Showcased in the article is a Serbian blog called Majka Hrabrost (“Mother Courage”), whose author, Krugolina, blogs (SRP) about childbirth issues and has...

Serbia: Asylum Seekers

  24 October 2008

At Belgraded, a rather heated discussion of Serbian asylum seekers: their true numbers, origins and political views.

Serbia: Milan Mladenovic

  24 October 2008

Belgraded writes about Milan Mladenovic – “one of the greatest musicians from ex-Yu” – and a Facebook initiative to name a street in Belgrade after him.

The Balkans: Macedonia and Montenegro Recognize Kosovo

  15 October 2008

On Oct. 9, Montenegro and Macedonia recognized Kosovo's independence. One blogger noted that "coincidentally, this raises the number of countries recognizing to exactly 50." Below are a few more responses from the English-language blogosphere.

Serbia: Fighting Organized Crime With EU Neighbors

  7 October 2008

Central Europa Activ writes about a trilateral agreement signed by Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia to combat organized crime and improve border patrol: “I believe that instead of making great political gestures that make Serbian and European voters suspect of hidden agreements, this kind of pragmatic, goal-focused co-operation is the best...

The Balkans: Against “Balkanization”

  1 October 2008

Hudin thinks it's time to stop using the word “Balkanization”: “Of course we don't say USSRization, Czechoslovakization, British Empirization, or even Austro-Hungarization. No, we say Balkanization and we say it too much.”

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