Serbian Police

Proposed policing bill introduces biometric surveillance, searches without warrants and use of force without justification

A new draft bill on internal affairs is due to be presented to the Serbian public by the end of the year. Members of the opposition and representatives of civil society have warned that it is even more alarming than legislation proposed in September 2021, which was withdrawn following an intervention by the Serbian head of state.

A new draft bill on internal affairs is due to be presented to the Serbian public by the end of the year. Members of the opposition and representatives of civil society have warned that it is even more alarming than legislation proposed in September 2021, which was withdrawn following an intervention by the Serbian head of state.

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Climate Change Loss and Damage to Be Paid by Historical Polluters – But Not All of the Biggest Polluters

A historic agreement was reached at the United Nations Climate Change Summit, COP27, with developed countries pledging to establish a funding facility that will help developing countries deal with the impact of global warming. During the negotiations, developing countries relied on the influence of China, which will not, for the time being at least, fund the facility.

A historic agreement was reached at the United Nations Climate Change Summit, COP27, with developed countries pledging to establish a funding facility that will help developing countries deal with the impact of global warming. During the negotiations, developing countries relied on the influence of China, which will not, for the time being at least, fund the facility.

Charity or Reparations: How Will Colonial Powers Compensate the Global South for the Consequences of Climate Change?

The key questions at this year’s United Nations COP27 climate change summit are whether developed countries will agree to start compensating poorer countries for the loss and damage they incur as a consequence of climate change and whether they will call it “aid” or reparations.

The key questions at this year’s United Nations COP27 climate change summit are whether developed countries will agree to start compensating poorer countries for the loss and damage they incur as a consequence of climate change and whether they will call it “aid” or reparations.

McDonald's restaurant in Belgrade

McDonald’s employees: “We want to be treated with dignity”

Organising a union for McDonald's employees is not only a matter of higher wages, but also of achieving dignity, and that is why they are joining together, explained a union representative employed in the well-known fast food chain.

Organising a union for McDonald’s employees is not only a matter of higher wages, but also of achieving dignity, and that is why they are joining together, explained a union representative employed in the well-known fast food chain.

For dignified cultural employment: “The situation is unsustainable, the Ministry of Culture must urgently call for tenders and settle debts of independent artists”

At the press conference on the occasion of the campaign "For dignified cultural employment", it was pointed out that it’s crucial to recognize the role of representative associations and organizations as relevant actors in the process of making decisions and providing legal remedies for the independent culture scene.

At the press conference on the occasion of the campaign “For dignified cultural employment”, it was pointed out that it’s crucial to recognize the role of representative associations and organizations as relevant actors in the process of making decisions and providing legal remedies for the independent culture scene.

Heavy equipment arrived at Šodroš, activists continue to call on the authorities to abide to the law and on citizens to protest

As bulldozers arrive at the Novi Sad wetlands, activists gathered around the Ecological Front Novi Sad invite the citizens, as well as the new mayor, to a musical gathering on Saturday, October 29, at the Šodroš Survivor camp, to "sing out of misery".

As bulldozers arrive at the Novi Sad wetlands, activists gathered around the Ecological Front Novi Sad invite the citizens, as well as the new mayor, to a musical gathering on Saturday, October 29, at the Šodroš Survivor camp, to “sing out of misery”.

The Government caters to corporations, violently cracking down on ecological protests in Novi Sad

Plans of a new bridge over the Danube river in the second-largest city in Serbia, Novi Sad, are faulty in the political, financial and legal aspect. This is the message the local activists, independent urban planners and a part of the parliamentary opposition which grew from grassroots movements have been trying to convey to the local and state authorities and the general public for months.

Plans of a new bridge over the Danube river in the second-largest city in Serbia, Novi Sad, are faulty in the political, financial and legal aspect. This is the message the local activists, independent urban planners and a part of the parliamentary opposition which grew from grassroots movements have been trying to convey to the local and state authorities and the general public for months.

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Grand Coalition of Regression. Germany’s 100 Billion Euro Militarization

High armament does not make Germany and Europe more peaceful or safer. This text is based on the speech the author gave on June 3, 2022, during the protest rally, organized by Die Linke party, "100 billion for health, education and affordable housing: No special funds for rearmament!" in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin.

High armament does not make Germany and Europe more peaceful or safer. This text is based on the speech the author gave on June 3, 2022, during the protest rally, organized by Die Linke party, “100 billion for health, education and affordable housing: No special funds for rearmament!” in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin.

Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar destroyed

The Partisan Cemetery in Mostar, one of the most important monuments of the anti-fascist struggle of the Yugoslav people and a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has suffered the most extensive damage a three-decade history of vandalism.

The Partisan Cemetery in Mostar, one of the most important monuments of the anti-fascist struggle of the Yugoslav people and a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has suffered the most extensive damage a three-decade history of vandalism.

Serbia is set to lose almost a quarter of its population by 2050

In the past three decades, Serbia has lost a million people, and such a trend is likely to continue, according to the National Human Development Report, which was presented to the Assembly at the end of May.

In the past three decades, Serbia has lost a million people, and such a trend is likely to continue, according to the National Human Development Report, which was presented to the Assembly at the end of May.

“A six-hour workday is optimal”: psychologist Sarita Bradaš talks about shorter workweeks

Two centuries have passed since it became clear that shorter working hours make workers happier and more satisfied and reduce injuries at work. Today in Serbia, we are far from the proclaimed eight-hour workday, but that shouldn't stop us from debating contemporary trends of shortening of workweek, which we talked about with psychologist Sarita Bradaš.

Two centuries have passed since it became clear that shorter working hours make workers happier and more satisfied and reduce injuries at work. Today in Serbia, we are far from the proclaimed eight-hour workday, but that shouldn’t stop us from debating contemporary trends of shortening of workweek, which we talked about with psychologist Sarita Bradaš.

Serbian workers still work the longest hours in Europe

In the last quarter of 2021, workers in Serbia worked an average of 42.1 hours a week, confirming the country's infamous first place in Europe by this criterion

In the last quarter of 2021, workers in Serbia worked an average of 42.1 hours a week, confirming the country’s infamous first place in Europe by this criterion

Serbian elections results: did the right grow stronger?

Presidential, extraordinary parliamentary and elections for the assembly of Belgrade, Bor and 12 other cities and municipalities were held in Serbia last Sunday.

Presidential, extraordinary parliamentary and elections for the assembly of Belgrade, Bor and 12 other cities and municipalities were held in Serbia last Sunday

Museums under political control: the case of the Modern Gallery in Ljubljana

Employees of Modern Gallery in Ljubljana sent a request to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia demanding for the gallery's director, Aleš Vaupotič, to resign or be dismissed on the account of alleged negligence and other irregularities.

Employees of Modern Gallery in Ljubljana sent a request to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia demanding for the gallery’s director, Aleš Vaupotič, to resign or be dismissed on the account of alleged negligence and other irregularities.

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The ways green parties appear and disappear in Serbia

Rising concerns over environmental problems brought green political organizations to the foreground. Green political parties have been present in Serbia before, but their role has not been entirely positive.

Rising concerns over environmental problems brought green political organizations to the foreground. Green political parties have been present in Serbia before, but their role has not been entirely positive.