1. A sneaky way of Arabs owning Europe. Say NO!!
    (sad, 23 March 2017 21:07)

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  2. To SJ;

    Better the land stays in Serbian 'hands' and sell the crops to the Arabs, than to sell the land to the Arabs.
    Crops can be sold year on year, while land can only be sold once. The benefits you describe are one-off. A quick sale for some hard needed cash, some fertilisers (which are imported) and most of the land will be worked by machines, not people.
    This is NOT a zero-sum game.
    (T, 22 March 2017 09:49)

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  3. (Avni, 21 March 2017 23:21)

    It has nothing to do with Australia being surrounded by water. Australia now solely relies on the Chinese economy Ė China sneezes Australia catches a cold. The US and UK are long gone on the economic fronts. In distance, China is closer to Australia than the US or UK.
    We have over 50 nationalities living in this country and we have a scheme that allows foreigners to migrate if they can open a business. I grew up and this day live in a suburb that was up to the 1990s predominantly Anglo Saxon, but today itís heavily populated by Chinese. The median house price in Sydney is now over $1 million. The big investors in apartments and houses are Chinese. Many have purchased as an investment property, while having their children study at our universities, but it does not mean these people can live here permanently.
    If you read your attachment carefully Turks have purchased land and house in villages for holidays. The best is 90 days then out. Just because they have a property does not entitled them to live there permanently.
    Arabs are buying land for agriculture, while others may buy for investment, but they will not come there to work. They will spend only a couple of weeks of the year there and go back. There is nothing wrong with that. If you look at Dubai, UAE, David and Victoria Beckham, and many other notable people, have houses on those Palm shaped islands. That does not mean they live there permanently.
    (sj, 22 March 2017 09:37)

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  4. What is about to happen in Serbia is a normal practice in first world countries. Large parts of Australian agricultural land is in foreign hands, Chinese for example....
    Ps You canít move land to the middle east. It always belongs to Serbia.
    (sj, 21 March 2017 12:52)

    I understand what you're saying but keep in mind Australia is not Serbia. Australia is surrounded by water and it's far away from China and doesn't allow foreigners move there just like that, while Serbia is close to the Middle East, and people moving these days might mean many Arabs will come to Serbia in large numbers. By the way Arabs aren't the only ones buying land in Serbia. Turks are buying land AND homes too [link]
    (Avni, 21 March 2017 23:21)

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  5. What is about to happen in Serbia is a normal practice in first world countries. Large parts of Australian agricultural land is in foreign hands, Chinese for example. Prior to the Chinese it was the Japanese then US and before them it was the UK.
    What this will do is pour much needed investment into a rundown sector that has been neglected for decades. Serbian villages, or even country towns in the US or Australia, are dying out as the young move to cities for work. These Arabs are not interested in migrating to Serbia, but producing crops for their consumption at home. This is a long-term strategy developed by the Arabs to sustain them after the oil runs out.
    These farms will have to employ Serbians to work the land, they will have to buy local material such as fertilizers, fencing material, pay land taxes to government etc. Even what they produce can be taxed.
    The benefits are enormous for Serbia. If the land is not sold it will be left idle and only produce weeds.
    Ps You canít move land to the middle east. It always belongs to Serbia.
    (sj, 21 March 2017 12:52)

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  6. Selling off Serbian land without preconditions is potentially dangerous for the long term. The sale of 20.000 Hectares can be followed by an other sale of 20.000 and again an other. The government will have scored a short term propaganda victory but in the long term what will the consequences be for the overall Serbian population? In the best scenario higher prices for food, becuae food produced on those farms will be earmarked for export. In the worst scenario a repeat of a Kosovo type situation in Sumadia or Vojvodina. No one knows for sure, except that this deal is a wolf disguised as a lamb
    (T, 21 March 2017 08:54)

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  7. SAY NO SAY NO, BIG MISTAKE TO SELL IT
    (sad, 21 March 2017 02:47)

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  8. Toma diploma didn't dance Arab dances for nothing 😀
    (Avni, 20 March 2017 17:08)

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