Category: thoughts

All happened already? (context 2017)

Has all of this happened already? (about Kosovo)
A Treacherous Clique – Press Release by the War Veterans Organisation (OVL) of the Kosovo Liberation Army (UÇK) – Who’s to blame? (about Kosovo)
A Rubicon with hundreds of tributaries (about Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The stormy years are not over (we haven’t seen anything yet) (about Croatia)
To Have Your Cake and Eat It Too (about Serbia)
Çka tash? / What now? (about Macedonia)

Sarajevo, soliter

I have learned to stay silent and to listen

…A preponderance of history per square meter in other countries makes it a haven for tourists, but here it is only a guarantee of the presence of death, or at least it has been up till now.
Robert Streibel
Round Table of the Centre for Nonviolent Action, Sarajevo, October 2017

Socio-political context 2016

Bosnia-Herzegovina: If we could just defeat selfishness…
Croatia: It’s no laughing matter
Kosovo: Silence as a means of dealing with the past
Macedonia: “Poverty is my nationality”
Serbia: I’d burn down the entire village