Stories about Serbia from November, 2009
Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Pavle, died on Sunday, November 15. On Monday, Serbia’s government declared a three-day mourning. Sinisa Boljanovic translates some of the reactions from the Serbian blogoshere.
The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: How To Marry a Bulgarian hosts a series of readers’ personal reflections: Biliana Velkova, Alexandra Grashkina-Hristova, Maria Vassileva; Hungarian Spectrum writes that “for Hungary and the Hungarians the whole thing started much earlier”; Belgraded writes about the upcoming and much-awaited...
At Th!nk About It, a climate change blogging competition, Adela reports on the construction of a highway in Romania, which will go through a national park, endangering “the only virgin forest on our good old continent”, and also writes about the Recicleta project in Bucharest, and one Romanian man's roof...
Sinisa Boljanovic, a GV author and Lingua Serbian editor, became one of the winners of Round 1 of TH!NK2: CLIMATE CHANGE blogging contest; here's Sinisa's winning entry: Black Point of the Danube Basin.
Information Policy links to a BusinessWeek/TOL article on social networks and the media in Central and Eastern Europe.
A Fistful of Euros discusses the story of tragic death of 15 Kosovo Albanian illegal immigrants, who were trying to cross the Tisza River into Hungary and the EU. More about it – in Marietta Le's Oct. 28 GV post.
Belatedly, a tribute to Yugoslav writer Danilo Kiš (1935-1989) – at Balkans via Bohemia.
A Yankee-in-Belgrade writes about playing Scrabble in the Serbian language.
Thoughts on Radovan Karadzic's trial and Biljana Plavsic's release from prison – in a post titled “Bosnia now: the past and the future facing each other” at CAFÉ TURCO. Thoughts on “history that offends people” – at Balkan Anarchist.
A selection of travel posts – Belgraded: travel from Belgrade to Sarajevo by train for the first time in 17 years, ‘Red Star’ stadium possibly to be renamed ‘Gazprom Arena’, the Avala TV Tower rebuilt; Croatia-Expert.com: travel to Trogir; MoldovAnn: Ukrainian village museums; The Czech Daily Word: industrial architecture and...
Another open letter to Noam Chomsky and Amnesty International – at Americans For Bosnia, Greater Surbiton, and Srebrenica Genocide Blog.