Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Serbia has signed the SAA!

YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!! But Koštunica and co. can't help themselves!

Serbian deputy prime minister Božidar Đelić signed the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with the European Union yesterday. The signing was attended by Serbian president Boris Tadić and Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić. Both Božidar and Boris spoke in Serbian to show that the language is part of Europe.

I think it's brilliant that Serbia is officially on its way to joining the European Union. Getting closer to the EU will help Serbia economically and politically, and so it can only be a good thing for the country. Of course, the EU itself is not some kind of "Garden of Eden", but Serbia is not a big country and neither is it a very rich one. So joining the EU is indeed the best option for Serbia.

But there are people like Serbian prime minister Vojislav Koštunica and coalition partner Velimir Ilić that have been speaking out against the upcoming - now completed - signing of the agreement, saying things like it will only be signed in Boris Tadić's name not in Serbia's, and since there will be an election next month, how when they get into govenment they will abolish it. And now that it has been signed, Velimir Ilić has yesterday in front of a rally attended by Koštunica himself, openly branded President Tadić a "traitor". That's just outrageous and so reminiscent of Radical rhetoric!

Their problem lies in the fact that in the agreement itself, it does write that, "This agreement does not apply to Kosovo". And because of this, they claim that the agreement that Serbia would sign - and now has - would recognise the Kosovo Albanians' unilateral declaration independence.

And so Koštunica and co. have been speaking out against an agreement that will only lead the way to improve Serbia's economy and position in the world. What fools!

Anyway, there will be elections in May in Serbia, a general election and a mayoral election for Belgrade. And guess which party I'm strongly supporting? I'm strongly inclined towards the Liberal Democrat Party of Čedomir Jovanović, and for Belgrade Biljana Srbljanović, believe it or not! I like their party's liberal ideology, their appreciation of reality which includes acceptance of the past and their all-round positivity. Čedomir has impressed me with his speeches, while Biljana would make a great mayoress for the capital! Definitely like them.

Edited: 1st May 2008

7 comments:

Owen said...

Alan, talks about the Stabilisation and Association Agreement were made conditional on Serbia discharging its responsibility to hand over Mladic to the ICTY, *as promised*. The UK and the EU as a whole just spat in the eye of international justice.

Anonymous said...

owen either that or having radicals in power, which would only lead to new instability, when we talk about spitting in the eye of justice lets take a moment and look at hardinaj being found not guilty.

Anyway, Alan i would just like to ask you to help me with something.
I am trying to register to the gracac forum, but i don't know the answer to the question.
Kako se zove brdasce u centru Gracaca?

I got family from glogovo and would like to learn a bit more about it

Alan Jakšić said...

Hi anonymous,

Just write "Resnik", that's what I did!

Anyway, email me when you get registered and you can tell me about your family from Glogovo! (The email is on the profile.)

Sve najbolje,

Alan.

Anonymous said...

You're a funny guy...you claim to be an anarchist and desire a world without borders, yet you seem so concerned with what a particular country and its people are doing...even your blog is "Balkan". Do you even have a clue as to what anarchy really is all about?

Alan Jakšić said...

Hello anonymous.

Well, I'm glad you find my blog entertaining. I hope you come here more often to share a pop or two at my expense! :D

Sure I know what Anarchism is about. I was learning a lot about it in 2006, and set this blog up in 2007. In fact, it will be 2 years now since I first considered myself an Anarchist. So yes, I do know what Anarchism is about, otherwise, I wouldn't have set up a blog with such a title.

Now, I use the "Balkan" epithet to focus on issues particular to one small part of the world that has suffered greatly and deeply from "border-mania". Therefore, desiring a world without borders and yet hoping that wish will realise itself at least in one small part of the world is actually not a bad idea. In fact, it's rather practical to give one's idealogy a goal, and hence, a sense of realism.

Still, feel free to tell me what your kind of Anarchism is and we can share opinions about it.

All the best,

Alan.

Anonymous said...

О! آخر جميلة حادة. ويعتقد أبدا أنه كان هذا سهلا. تحترم لكم!

Anonymous said...

election, preceded by selection [u cannot have one w.o. the other] lies, 'promises' only changes things for worse in serbia, croatia and many other lands.
guaranteed! 100% truthful!

by now, dear folks, u ought to have noted that all political, priestly, jesus', mohammed's promises can be evaluated as lies.

pray, tell me how can a pol and u or me see the future?
no, a politico, a priest, jesus, hosea, issaiah cannot peek a millimeter longer in the future than u.
so, i strongly suggest, let us no longer make fools of selves.

actually, i did make a 'promise' to my future wife that if she marries me she'd have lots of trouble. and she did.
to wit. the other day she asked me, Bob [she can't pronounce my name] do u know what feb 14th is? i said, no, i don't!
whaaat she said, Are u gonna forget my valentine card once again? i said, Ok dear! u can have the card or sex, but not both. and she chose what?
bozhidarevski!