“All eyes on Serbia ahead of gay Pride Parade”
BELGRADE -- EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom has supported the Belgrade gay Pride Parade that should be held on October 6.
She stressed that “all eyes are on Serbia this week”.
Malmstrom said that homophobia in Europe should be treated as a serious problem.
The EU commissioner stressed she hoped that the Pride Week, that started on Monday, would end with a walk on Saturday despite “fears that the gathering will be banned”.
She noted that the Pride Parade organizers were “very brave”.
She also commented on the rights of the LGBT community in Europe, stating that systematic work was necessary in order to “get the right through to the society’s consciousness”.
The Belgrade authorities still have not decided whether the Pride Parade will be held on Saturday. The parade organizers have in the meantime stated that they expected them to ban the event.
Member of the Pride Parade Organizing Committee Goran Miletić says that the organizers respected the authorities’ decision to ban the parade in the previous years but that they “will not just sit” this year. He added that they would take certain steps if the parade was banned.
An exhibition dubbed Ecce Homo should be opened today. The Dveri Movement has announced that it will file charges against the organizers of the exhibition for inciting national, racial and religious hatred and intolerance. The movement believes that the manifestation is aimed against traditional religions and religious communities.
sreda 3.10.2012 | 19:56 | Source: B92 | Comments: (67) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian authorities on Wednesday decided to ban the gay parade, scheduled for October 6 in Belgrade, and cited security concerns as the reason for the ban.
sreda 3.10.2012 | 18:10 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The idea that Serbia is not in a hurry to join the EU, which government officials stated in recently, is the most irresponsible view by the current government.
sreda 3.10.2012 | 16:13 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian parliament speaker Nebojša Stefanović and the Vatican’s Ambassador to Serbia Monsignor Orlando Antonini have expressed readiness to improve relations.
sreda 3.10.2012 | 15:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
THE HAGUE -- Chief Hague Tribunal Prosecutor Serge Brammertz will arrive in Serbia on Monday for a two-day visit during which he will confer with Serbia's top officials.
sreda 3.10.2012 | 14:38 | Source: B92 | Comments: (25) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- 19 northern Kosovo businessmen have sent a pre-suit warning letter to B92 leadership, demanding that the airing of investigative program Insider be stopped.
sreda 3.10.2012 | 12:15 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- It is realistic and feasible for Serbia to get a date for the start of EU accession talks in June, says Faculty of Political Sciences professor Tanja Miščević.
sreda 3.10.2012 | 11:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (25) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo's President Atifete Jahjaga has said she is prepared to meet with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, Priština media reported on Wednesday.
sreda 3.10.2012 | 09:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (51) | Send comment
GRAČANICA -- The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Raška-Prizren Eparchy opposed on Tuesday the removal of an unfinished church in Priština.