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The glorious Yugoslav railway system is just a pale memory. Today travel by train in Serbia is uncomfortable, and even risky. Modernization, however, might be on the track for Serbian Railways.
A tribute to Milan Konjovic. The journey of the last of the fauves from Sombor to Paris and from Paris to Sombor, the splendor of the Gallery dedicated to him in his home town in Vojvodina.
This article was originally published on Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso October 21, 2013, by Tatjana Lazarevic. Kosovo is preparing for the local elections of November 3 after the shocking murder of EULEX officer Audrius Senavicius. A test on the recent Belgrade-Pristina ...
Is it possible to build a shared narrative of the Balkans, overcoming the conflicts between national historiographies? The travelling exhibition "Imagining the Balkans,” these days in Belgrade, tries to do so.
A young woman wrote to Osservatorio to denounce the treatment her grandmother was subjected to in the Serbian healthcare facilities. Her letter tells of requests for money, humiliating treatment and working negligence.
What are the Balkans? Reporter and writer Paolo Rumiz tries to answer the question abandoning himself to memories, writing “bastard notes, voices and frequencies that pierce borders, ignore visas, passports and languages to get right to the heart of man.”
In Belgrade, the building that housed one of the first Nazi concentration camps in Eastern Europe will be razed to the ground. Its place will be taken by a shopping center. The protests of the citizens.
Epic songs of the Balkans have often been key in the construction of controversial nationalist ideas. In fact, they sing a common history. OBC talks with Rigels Halili.
For ten years Alban Muja of Kosovo has been doing research into the names of towns, places and people; at the moment he has an exhibition in the centre of Tirana in a small gallery called “the fly”
The prestigious Venetian theatre La Fenice has begun working with Emir Kusturica on the production of a theatrical version of Ivo Andric's novel The Bridge on the Drina. The project is strongly contested by the associations of the victims in Visegrad, where the opera is due to go on stage June 28, 2014.
There are more and more children living and working on the streets of Belgrade. The institutions are having a hard time dealing with the phenomenon. A temporary daycare center that has become a model for the whole region, the Svratiste, recently risked shutting down.
The “ajvar” is a fragrant pepper paste that comes with soft cheeses and pork meat. OBC's report from Serbia