Miroljub Labus: It is true that Prime Minister Koštunica
claims he did not make a promise and it is also true
that Commissioner Olli Rehn said in public and in
private that he did receive such as promise. Exactly
a month ago, the same kind of press release was being
prepared for the public, but the Carla Del Ponte came
and surprised Commissioner Rehn by turning the tables,
who in turn couldn’t believe what had happened
and phoned the Prime Minister.
February, 28. 2006.
Michael Polt: We talk constantly about Kosovo, the
status of Kosovo the future of Kosovo, but actually
what we are really talking about here is the future
of Europe, the future of Serbia and Kosovo and the
future of the entire region inside that Europe, where
people of all types of different ethnic backgrounds
have found a way to live together peacefully.
February, 9. 2006.
Veran Matic: The B92 director Veran Matic tells BIRN
that the secret of the Serbian radio and television
station's success lies in the fact that it was already
preparing itself to survive in a competitive market
long before the fall of the Milosevic regime.
February, 6. 2006.
Sawyers: What I said was that we were now embarked
on a final status process for Kosovo. This has been
going for two months now. We had an important meeting
in London last Tuesday at the ministerial level to
set the way ahead and some important decisions were
January, 31. 2006.
Miroslav Lajèák: The government said
they planned to hold the referendum in April, but
I said we had an ongoing process with certain dynamics
that will determine when the conditions have been
met to organise this event. I expect that both sides
will respect this and that they’ve started out
with the idea not to abandon the process before it
ends. The EU clearly stated they did not want one-sided
measures and steps being taken. So, no one has decided
that the referendum will take place in April, because
it might not, depending on the process that is currently
January, 24. 2006.
I find that
I am hip-hopping, trying to connect complex worlds.
Giving feedback to the postings of Iraqi bloggers,
and provide them with journalistic advice e.g. their
writing and suggest subjects they could take up. I
want the Iraqi bloggers to be as good as good journalists
can be, while at the same time I don’t want
them to lose their personal factor in their writings.
January, 23. 2006.
I have to
say that it was a huge railway disaster, not just
in our local proportions, but also at European scale.
There is always a possibility that a train will stop
in its tracks, but there are procedures in these cases
to prevent further unwanted consequences of such incidents.
The question here is why the train had to stop three
times. According to some information, there was a
power failure in the train, others say the problem
was the braking system that failed. Eventually, the
true cause of the tragedy will come to light.
November, 28. 2005.
a year and a half of her tenure in Belgrade advocating
on behalf of the interests of American companies in
SCG, Maria Andrews, Commercial Counsellor of the U.S.
Embassy in Belgrade, summarises for CorD her experiences
and offers numerous practical examples of instances
where senior Serbian officials proved helpful in resolving
November, 28. 2005.
Taken from CorD Magazine
Serbia, the heightened debate over Kosovo is laced
with the fear that solutions giving the province a
special status and eventually leading to full independence
could serve as a model for a similar scenario in Vojvodina,
says Deputy Serbian Prime Minister Miroljub Labus.
September, 29. 2005.
Del Ponte, is due in Belgrade again, keeping the pressure
on for the delivery of fugitives to the International
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Ahead
of her visit, the Hague Tribunal's chief prosecutor
gave this interview to B92's Milos Milic.
June, 2. 2004.
Barrett has headed the EU delegation in Belgrade
since October, 2000. He spoke to B92ís Danijel
Bukumirovic about Serbia-Montenegroís bid for
EU memberhip and how the presidential election on
June 13 will affect Belgradeís relationship with Brussells.
May, 27. 2004.
frontrunner in Serbiaís presidential election on June
13, according to opinion polls, is the deputy leader
of the Serbian Radical Party, Tomislav Nikolic.
The party is a former coalition partner of Slobodan
Milosevicís Socialist Party of Serbia and its leader,
Vojislav Seselj, is, like Milosevic, now in custody
in The Hague, awaiting trial on war crime charges.
B92ís Sanda Savic interviewed Nikolic two
weeks before the election.
October, 26. 2003.
Branko Milanovic is lead economist in the World
Bank research group and visiting professor at the
School for Advanced International Studies at Johns
Hopkins University. He has conducted cutting-edge
research on the scale of inequality in the world economy.
Here he is interviewed by Multinational Monitor
September, 18. 2003.
The president of the Intenrational Criminal Tribunal
for the Former Yugoslavia, Judge Theodor Meron,
has been visiting Belgrade. B92's Ljubica
Gojgic spoke to him.
tribunal has always been, I think, whatever has been
said about it, friendly and impartial, friendly to
Serbia, friendly to all the people in the area."
Thursday, August 1st 2002.
Stefano Sannino, head of the OSCE mission
in Belgrade, completes his tour of duty this week
He gave his last interview in Belgrade to B92ís Irena
Milojkovic on Thursday, August 1.
Well, I think we have managed to achieve a certain
number of things. We should maybe go back to how the
OSCE was considered in this country, the legacy of
the KVM (Kosovo Verification Mission) and the past
Ė the OSCE had quite a negative rating in Yugoslavia.
So what I hope Iíve managed to do is to get a different
perception of the organisation and its work and how
it can support the development of democracy in the
Friday, May 31st 2002.
Guest: Mr. Frederick Schieck, Deputy Administrator,
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Host: Veran Matic
I believe that it was in March that President Bush
announced the Millennium Challenge Account,
which is a very important step because it represents
50 per cent increase in US economic assistance to
the countries of the world. We are now in the process
of defining how that programme will work. One of the
important things that the President said was that
we wanted to assist governments which were making
Friday, March 15th 2002.
Guest: Ambassador William B. Taylor
Host: Irena Milojkovic
We see that thereís great potential in Serbia.† Great
potential.† Thereís great potential for other people
to invest, I mentioned investors around the world,
to bring resources and expertise into this country,
to work with existing firms or new firms. But also,
at the local level, small businesses.†We are absolutely
convinced that small business development is the way
for people to get good jobs. In fact most of the jobs
in the United States, most of the jobs in Western
Europe, most of the jobs in Japan are in small businesses.
Friday, March 8th 2002.
Guest: John Peel
I choose all the music for my own programs, if I hear
a band play somewhere, I can say let's get them into
recording some stuff for the program and it happens.
And it seems to me to be almost the perfect life,
really. I mean, I would like to be taller and have
more hair [laughs] and things, but apart from those
physical things I can't really imagine how my life
could be improved. I hope that doesn't sound smug,
but it is a pretty good life.
Wednesday November 28 2001
Guest: Naomi Klein, Canadian journalist and
Host: Dragan Ambrozic, B92
I think we absolutely need to reclaim our public institutions
and our notions of civil society, whether that means
education or local governance or unions, and that
our current constructions are definitely archaic so
when we defend the public sphere we end up defending
sort of remote bureaucracies that people donít feel
connected to and if we look at what is really driving
people to the streets, I think what theyíre responding
to is a crisis in representative democracy where power
is being delegated to points further and further from
where they live.
Wednesday September 19 2001
Guest: Noam Chomsky, Professor of linguistics
Hosts: Svetlana Vukovic, Svetlana Lukic
US policy has already been officially announced.
The world is being offered a "stark choice":
join us, or "face the certain prospect of death
and destruction." Congress has authorized the
use of force against any individuals or countries
the President determines to be involved in the attacks,
a doctrine that every supporter regards as ultra-criminal.
That is easily demonstrated. Simply ask how
the same people would have reacted if Nicaragua had
adopted this doctrine after the US had rejected the
orders of the World Court to terminate its "unlawful
use of force" against Nicaragua and had vetoed
a Security Council resolution calling on all states
to observe international law.
Monday, May 4th 2001.
Guest: Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon
Host: Veran Matic, ANEM chairman
Without truth, there can be no reconciliation. And
for that, thatís a very, very tough, painful, and
potentially explosive process, to put the cards on
the table and to... because, tell me how people are
living in the eye of a hurricane, they donít know
necessarily what was going on in the perimeters. Now
is the time, not later, but now, to try to put those
issues on the table, and then issues of context and
reconciliation between different ethnic groups, etc.,
I think thatís going to take a lot longer, because
as a student of history Iím certainly aware that we
can just... , only have to go back to the World War
II, and the behaviour of the Ustasas in Croatia, thereís
so much history that goes back that itís inappropriate
for the people in the West to lecture the people of
the former Yugoslavia about how they should, you know,
be nice to each other and come out and, you know,
dance in the circle. Thatís going to take time.
Monday, March 19th 2001.
Guest: Alex Boraine
Host: Veran Matic ANEM chairman
I find that truth sets people free. Lies does exactly
the opposite. If society wants to move into the future
it has to be freed, and it is the truth that sets
people free towards the new behaviour and new society,
new approach and new climate, if you like. Thatís
why I think it is so important. Not simply† accumulation
of knowledge, but the acknowledgement of that knowledge,
that this is where we made mistakes, that we went
wrong, thatís where things went crazy, if you like.†
If youíre going to start building a more decent, more
open society, you really have to unlock that with
the key, which is truth.
Tuesday, January 16th 2001.
Guest: Lieutenant General Nebojsa Pavkovic,
Yugoslav Army Chief of Staff
Host: Tamara Pupovac
First of all, there was no public appearance of Slobodan
Milosevic in Banjica. We had an official graduation
ceremony of second lieutenants at the Military academy,
an event which takes place every year at the same
time in Banjica. For the first time, the president
wished to be present at such an event and in accordance
with the usual procedure and military protocol, this
celebration - the graduation of second lieutenants
- took place.
Friday January 5 2001
Guests: Milan Zaric, Snezana Milacic, Mark
Layton, Zoran Stankovic, Milan Orlic, Gordana Brun,
Dug Rocky and William Arkin
Hosts: Brankica Stankovic and Miodrag Vidic
Zaric: According to our figures, during the
aggression NATO forces fired 50,000 projectiles containing
depleted uranium from guns on H10 planes. In addition
to the 112 locations claimed to have been hit by this
ammunition, we have proof that a further 5 regions
have been contaminated outside the territory of Kosovo
and Metohija, four in Serbia and one in Montenegro.