Sunday, November 02, 2008

I have just set up a new website at the following address: It combines my website and the blog, so in the future, all blog entries will be posted there.
Comments are welcome!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Giraffes for Europe

According to Blic, one of the conditions for SPS and its partners to join government was that the Jagodina Zoo would receive some giraffes--as to advance the touristic potential of "Strawberry" aka Svetozarevo, with the goal that one day, it will be know in honor of its current mayor as Palmarevo.
If giraffes work well as EU integration incentives, I can see potential in a major import business (impex)for the entire region.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

From the "Fauna in Kosova" brochure of the Kosovo post...besides the fact that the pigeon and cow feature prominently among the fauna of Kosovo (I am all in favor of giving space to the less 'fancy' animals) there are some other gems here:

Duck: "Lives in Albanian lands, in Kosova and Albania." If we define Albanian lands by the habitat of ducks, count Canterbury in (and a few other places). Hhmm, by the way note that the stamp on the left pictures the famous swan-duck of Kosova.

Dog of Sharr: "a very old type of dog, extremely clean and faithful. Dog of Sharr is a native race of dogs in the Sharr region." Let's not forget the other side of the mountains in Macedonia, please.

The Cow: "Busha is a typical Kosovar cow and is one of the oldest races. This cow is very milkweed..." ok, enough of the my cow is an older race than yours game, but how can a cow be milkweed?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

It has a been a bad few weeks for Socialdemocracy in Europe. Not only did the Austrian Socialdemocrats follow the populist pressures of the NKZ to promise referenda on all future changes to the EU treaties and the accession of Turkey. The Socialist International decided to accept Milorad Dodik's Independent Social Democrats as full members. Besides his continued statements and policies which undermine Bosnia and Herzegovina, he has also succeeded in shutting down Tranparency International in Bosnia after a campaign of threats.
I guess accepting the Socialist Party of Serbia to the Socialist International is no longer such a stretch of the imaginiation...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

In breaking news: "Kod LaktaĊĦa otvorena fabrika kroasana", finally a croissant factory in Laktsi!

I guess now we have some good "Pain de Laktasi" or maybe "Croaissant a la Dodik". But beware, let's not forget that legend has it that croissants were first made to celebrate the defeat of the Ottomans in Vienna in 1683.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

For all those with little money on their account, don't despire. It is likely that the Federation of BiH has less. According to Avaz, the Federation has only 434 KM left. And with a Finance minister called Bevanda, I can just recommend to kick back, relax and spend the rest of the money for one or two Sarajevsko beers per day for the rest of the year, it might just be enough.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Apparently the integration of crazy Serb nationalists in Vienna is not going as well as expected. Threatening posters should be at least proof-read by native German speakers before being put up.