1. (aaa, 31 May 2021 02:55)
    I generally look at Belgrade in its entirety so there is still 1.4 million people there.
    Yes, when you google the population in Croatia it is 4 million but what about the World Bank claim that 21.9% have left Croatia? What about the World Bank claiming that Croatia had the second highest migration rates in the EU after Malta? Hey the World bank belongs to the US not SJ.
    However, if the US has an unemployment level of 6.1% then Croatia has a current population of 4 million LOL.
    You can walk wherever you like but it was HRTV that was saying that EU funds were needed to do the repairs not SJ. The work being done at the moment is on a miniscule level. You do know who or what is HRTV???? Then we go to the pharmaceutical companies threatening Croatia if their bills are not paid, they will cease to provide medicine? Once again it was HRTV. Rich Croatia where no one has emigrated but cant pay their bills?
    Intelligence officers do NOT go on strike. Intelligence services are funded properly unless there are no funds mate. If the Canadians went on strike, then add Canada to that list. Imagine the very people aka frontline defence in charge of a countryís security going on strike for better pay Ė what does that tell you about the Canadian financial situation? think about it but not too long less you get a headache. Perhaps itís you that live in fantasy land.
    (sj, 2 June 2021 07:28)

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  2. SJs delusions May 27 2021,

    Belgrade has a population of 1.4 million not just over a million.

    Thats the metro area, the capital itself is just over a million.

    In 2018 alone, 29,000 Croats moved permanently to Germany. Germanyís population increased by more than 400,000. Most arrived from No.1 Romania; No.2 Croatia and Bulgaria No.3. EU Federal Office for Statistics in Wiesbaden not SJís imagination my little dimwit.

    29,000 migrants results in 4 million dropping to 3 million. SJ's maths for dimwits, coming soon to a store near you. Does SJ stand for stupid Jovan by any chance?

    In October 2019, the World Bank stated that 21.9% of Croatians have emigrated.

    Yet the population is still at 4 million in 2021.

    You really are very stupid because HRTV only 4 days ago mentioned the EU funds to repair the earthquake damaged buildings in Zagreb would be approved soon. HRTV said the authorities in Zagreb canít do a thing because they have NO money.

    Gee thats funny since walking through Zagreb you can actually see that repairs have begun. The repair operation isnt entirely dependent on EU funding. Not as stupid as you.

    When was the last time you heard people like this were on strike?

    Similar workers in Canada vote to strike recently. Add Canada to the list of SJ's struggling countries LOL.

    You may live in the past but the World Bank does not LOL.

    SJ sending his greetings from fantasy land. LOL
    (aaa, 31 May 2021 02:55)

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  3. (aaa, 26 May 2021 06:53)

    First of all, Belgrade has a population of 1.4 million not just over a million.
    In 2018 alone, 29,000 Croats moved permanently to Germany. In that year Germanyís population increased by more than 400,000 through immigration. Most arrived from No.1 Romania; No.2 Croatia and Bulgaria No.3. This came from the EU Federal Office for Statistics in Wiesbaden not SJís imagination my little dimwit.
    In October 2019, the World Bank stated that 21.9% of Croatians have emigrated to other parts of the EU or world. Croatia, after Malta, has the highest rate of emigration in the EU. Yes, World Bank not SJ.
    You really are very stupid because HRTV only 4 days ago mentioned the EU funds to repair the earthquake damaged buildings in Zagreb would be approved soon. HRTV said the authorities in Zagreb canít do a thing because they have NO money. Yes, Croatian TV mate.
    Pharmaceutical companies threaten Croatia several times only 3 weeks ago to pay their debts of Ä1 billion or no more medicine.
    During Yugoslavia most manufacturing were in Slovenia. Today even Gorenje moved to Serbia.
    In December 2017, Employees at Slovenia's intelligence and security agency went on strike demanding higher wages and better working conditions. The strikers complained that they are "understaffed and underpaid."
    When was the last time you heard people like this were on strike?
    You may live in the past but the World Bank does not LOL.
    (sj, 27 May 2021 10:10)

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  4. sj,
    I think you are confusing Serbia with Siberia.
    (Stoja, 25 May 2021 15:24)

    The dumber they the stupider the commentary LOL.
    (sj, 27 May 2021 06:18)

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  5. Well, where are your richer states now? Slovenia started off with a population of just over 2 million but today itís the size of Belgrade; Croatia had 4,500,000, today itís just a little over 3 million.
    (sj, 24 May 2021 12:47)

    Some actual numbers for our geography expert SJ - Slovenia is still slightly higher than 2 million, while Croatia is at ~4 million. Belgrade for reference is slightly over 1 million.

    Since they were so wealthy in Yugoslavia why have they not managed to repeat their success after the break up?
    (sj, 24 May 2021 12:47)

    Slovenia is doing fine, Croatia had this war which you may or may not be aware of, but they've surpased their 1990 GDP and have continued to grow.

    How long has it been since the earthquake hit Zagreb? But rich Croatia has not been able to lift a finger and eagerly awaits EU money for the repairs.
    (sj, 24 May 2021 12:47)

    Repairs have begun and are ongoing, no need to wait for EU funding.

    Peddle your alternate history narrative elsewhere.
    (aaa, 26 May 2021 06:53)

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  6. sj,
    I think you are confusing Serbia with Siberia.
    (Stoja, 25 May 2021 15:24)

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  7. (Stoja, 23 May 2021 19:35)

    Well, where are your richer states now? Slovenia started off with a population of just over 2 million but today itís the size of Belgrade; Croatia had 4,500,000, today itís just a little over 3 million.
    Sweety Serbia is the only country in that region to economically thrive. The rest are dying a slow death.
    The problem is that myth about Serbia being poor while propped up by Slovenia and Croatia is pure BS. Since they were so wealthy in Yugoslavia why have they not managed to repeat their success after the break up?
    How long has it been since the earthquake hit Zagreb? But rich Croatia has not been able to lift a finger and eagerly awaits EU money for the repairs.
    (sj, 24 May 2021 12:47)

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  8. It was Serbia that forced the richer republics to defend themselves from military attack during the 1990ís. Serbia was poorer and could not survive the breakup, therefore, tried unsuccessfully to keep Jugoslavia together for its own selfish reasons. This resulted in Serbia losing four wars in less than ten years, leaving Serbia humiliated and relegated to status of a pariah.
    (Stoja, 23 May 2021 19:35)

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  9. To Leonard: The map is correct in one thing - there is no "Kosova".
    (Tony (a Brit seconded to Berlin), 23 May 2021 18:53)

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  10. It's not from the Bundestag it's from one far-right member of the Bundestag. There is a very big difference. I wish the Serbian media were as quick to report opposition points of view but thay don't. One can tell that Vucic was a former Milosovic minister of information.
    (Tony (a Brit seconded to Berlin), 23 May 2021 18:52)

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  11. Wow look at the map Montenegro took over all of "Sdrbia* and put a big pointy metal through its wicked heart, nice.
    (Lenard, 22 May 2021 15:13)

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  12. Too late Jens, Serbia has already found other collaborators to find a just solution. Iíd guess that that other side has advised to continue the freeze in Kosovo.
    The real issue is that the west thought Northern Macedonia was the sticking point and that the Serbs would come to terms with losing Kosovo and after time recognise it then allow those same Albos from Kosovo into Serbia proper to look for work or even sending some elements of industry to Kosovo.
    Well, that was the plan after the breakup of Yugoslavia. Create several countries but continue with industry as before thus giving element of financial support to these new states thus lightening the financial load on the EU.
    Serbiaís economy is moving forward in leaps and bounds while the rest are either stagnating or just sliding back at a very fast rate. Rest assured that when you hope for the tourism season to bring some prosperity in a pandemic then youíre in trouble.
    As I have said many times it was Serbia that propped up those richer former Yugoslav republics not the other way around.
    Germany is a subordinate player. Itís the US, and if the US does not give a stuff about its own people why do you think they care about anyone else.
    Let Kosovo rot. The US does not care but then neither does anyone else for that matter LOL.
    (sj, 22 May 2021 13:59)

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