Serbia and Kosovo: A Death in Mitrovica

The Killing: On the morning of 16 January Oliver Ivanovic, a prominent Kosovo Serb political leader, was shot six times as he left the offices in Mitrovica of the Freedom Democracy Justice (SDP) civic organisation that he headed  by a gunman in a passing car.  Oliver Ivanovic was taken to hospital but declared dead shortly … Continue reading Serbia and Kosovo: A Death in Mitrovica

Serbia: New Opposition Party Founded

Vuk Jeremic Refurns to the Political Stage: On 22 October the opposition People’s Party (NS) held its founding congress in Belgrade. Vuk Jeremic (born 1975) was elected as President of the new party. Vuk Jeremic, educated at the universities of Cambridge, London (UK) and  Harvard (USA), was Serbian Foreign Minister from 2007-2012 during the presidency … Continue reading Serbia: New Opposition Party Founded

Serbia: Aleksandar Vucic, New Realism on the Kosovo Question

New Realism on the Kosovo Question? On 24 July an article by Aleksandar Vucic, the newly elected Serbian President and leader of the governing Serbian Progressive Party, SNS, was published in the popular Serbian daily newspaper Blic. In this article Aleksandar Vucic called for the Serbs to conduct an ‘internal dialogue’ over the Kosovo question … Continue reading Serbia: Aleksandar Vucic, New Realism on the Kosovo Question

Serbia: A New Prime Minister is Appointed

Ana Brnabic (born 1975) was appointed as Serbia’s Prime Minister by Aleksandar Vucic (born 1970) the President of Serbia on 15 June 2017. Ana Brnabic had previously served as Minister for Public Administration and Local Self=Government from 2016 to 2017. Her appointment as Prime Minister was formally approved by an overwhelming vote of the Serbian parliament … Continue reading Serbia: A New Prime Minister is Appointed