Thursday, February 16, 2006

Picture of the Day: Serbia Welcomes EU Representatives

Ultra nationalist legislators stand in protest wearing white T-shirts with the photo of their party leader imprisoned at the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, Netherlands, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 in Belgrade, while European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso speaks to lawmakers in the Serbia-Montenegro assembly. Barroso, who urged authorities to cooperate with The Hague court, ignored the lawmakers from Vojislav Seselj's Radical Party who carried a banner against cooperation with the U.N. court.


Anonymous said...

Is this dude biting his nails?

Free Seselj! He's just a poor victim of world consipiracy against Serbs.

tironsi said...

Just how delusional do you have to be? I can't believe Serbs still haven't realised that they can't win by going against the EU. Just about every other nation in the balkans is kissing the EU's ass, and they think they can kick it instead? Plain dumb.

Kristian said...

"Ignorance is ones demise!"

Mir said...

Haha those guys always give me some good laughs, crazy old guys. Milosevic can go to hell and I hope they follow him there.

Anonymous said...

SESELJ dump ass. Give him a capital in HAGA.
Baroso today said that you dunky people need to understand the new reality with Indipedenc of Kosovo.
So if you dont understand that you are dump too. So you stupid people use the brain or chose the europe or still keep colapsing.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Tricked into prostitution in Albania

An estimated 30,000 Albanian women work as prostitutes abroad. Some are kidnapped, but most are tricked with promises of marriages or good jobs in western Europe. They're usually raped and then transported to Italy or Greece, where they're sold to pimps.

Albania is also a transit country for the trafficking of young women from other east European countries. Albanian traffickers buy them from criminal gangs, bring them to Albania, and then transport them to western Europe. Young women often have their passports taken from them, and they and their families are threatened with violence if they try to escape or report the pimps to the police. Those who do manage to return home may be rejected by their families and communities.

Save the Children is tackling the problem of child trafficking in Albania by:

supporting a safe shelter in the port city of Vlora for young women deported to Albania.
raising awareness of the dangers of child trafficking in areas where it's a common problem, and helping young people there to find better education and job opportunities.

We're also working with other Save the Children organisations in Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Romania and Serbia to prevent child trafficking and support children who've already been abused.

"Every time I see a girl who lives a normal life with her family I ask myself, why shouldn't I be like her?" Mirela, 17, Albania

Anonymous said...

hihih Don't piss off the Serbs or they'll get angry and find something wrong with Albania from 30/04/2002.

If you insist, they'll even castrate themselves to prove the point.

Dardania 2006 said...

Mir you the only one that commented here.

See what kind of folks inhabit Serbia? You guys should do something about it.

tironsi said...

Dardania 2006, what are they supposed to do lock them up, beat them up? I hope there is such a thing as freedom of expression in Serbia. Sure they may be dumbasses, but they should be free to to show this. The rest of Serbia will have to suffer their consequences.

armera said...

Mir Said:

"Haha those guys always give me some good laughs, crazy old guys. Milosevic can go to hell and I hope they follow him there."

These guys that give you some good laygh, right now are leading polls in Serbia, and when Kosova becomes independent they may even form the next government.

Are you going to laugh then too?

If that is my country it would worry me.

Anonymous said...

Hitler would have been proud.

Jo Negociata, Vetëvendosje.

Mir said...

"right now are leading polls in Serbia"

Yes. I believe it is at something like 35%? That means 65% (while not one single party) are against them. The nationalists will die out because all the pensioners that form their backbone and support are dying from drinking or watching too much tv.

Kristian said...

To: Anonymous

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Violence againt Children in Serbia
Ivana Stevanovic

09 February 2006

Every child in Serbia has been exposed at least once to some form of violence, and about 10 percent of the children are regularly subjected to serious forms of physical and sexual abuse, shows a survery conducted by UNICEF.

Almost all children in Serbia have been exposed to some form of abuse and violence
“Perceptions and Opinions on Child Abuse” included several months of talks with children and minors between 10 and 19 years of age, in the municipalities of Tutin, Novi Pazar, Nova Varos, Prijepolje, Priboj, Raska and Sjenica. The goal of the survey was to determine the way in which the children and youth view violence against children. The results of the survey will be used as a basis to prepare a public awareness campaign on child abuse and violence against children.

The polled children identified peer violence as one of the most common forms of abuse. Silvia Koso, UNICEF Consultant, said at the presentation of the survey, that the children recognized three types of abuse – physical, psychological and sexual. In her words, they completely identified themselves with peer-to-peer violence, and the majority said that they were victimized or witnessed abuse on daily basis. Also, it was more common in elementary that in secondary education.

”The majority of the polled children believe that having a distinct characteristic that separates a child from the majority greatly increases the risk of abuse. Such characteristics may include national, religious or racial background, arrival in a new environment, physical disability or illness”, said Koso.

The children identify the parents and adults in general as most common perpetrators of violence, while abuse is directed primarily at the girls, which in addition to being physically more vulnerable, are raised to be more obedient.

Slobodan Lalovic, Serbian Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Policies, said that the citizens and Government of Serbia “demonstrated the will” to fight the violence as a “social illness”, but that the fight will be hard and long.

"One of the first things we had to change in Serbia is to push forward with the idea that violence is not private, in the family sort of thing. That is the biggest obstacle we face and I believe that we have success in overcoming it, although I can’t claim that it is all now in the past, that the obstacle is behind”, said Lalovic.

"We need to do two things – define violence against children as totally unacceptable, and to take an active position on the problem. At this moment, we are in between these two positions – we are aware that violence is unacceptable, but we are not fully prepared to fight it”, he added.

In 2005, the Government of Serbia adopted the General Protocol for Protection of Children from Abuse and Neglect, whereby several special protocols are in the process of preparation. Also, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policies should soon submit the draft-Law on Children Ombudsman to the Parliament for review and debate.

No wonder serbs hate so much, they learn to hate each other at an early age!

Kristian said...

Romanian and Serbian Border Authorities Smash People Trafficking Network

8 February 2006 | 17:10 | FOCUS News Agency

Bucharest/Belgrade. After three months of surveillance Romanian and Serbian border authorities smashed network dealing with human trafficking, Romanian agency Mediafax informs.
The crime group had specialized in recruiting Romanian women, whose foreign passports had been taken away or who had limited rights to travel abroad, and then transported them via Serbia and Montenegro to Italy where they became prostitutes.

Kristian said...

the best for last........

Serbian police arrest seven accused of trafficking women
Feb 10 2006, 18:31

BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - Serbian police said Friday they have arrested seven people suspected of trafficking women from Ukraine and Moldova.

The seven suspects - three Serbian citizens, three Ukrainians and a woman from Moldova - were members of an "international organized criminal group," the police said in a statement.

Police said the suspects published advertisements in Ukraine and Moldova about jobs in Western Europe to lure girls into leaving their countries.

The women were transferred through Romania, and their documents taken away. The suspects later demanded money from the girls' parents so they could continue their journey to the West, police said.

The suspects were arrested in Belgrade.

The Balkans is one of Europe's major human trafficking routes. This and other forms of organized crime have flourished in the region following the wars of the 1990s.

Anonymous said...

Its a funny thing how people like to take things out of context. All of you comment on Seselj's party but no one talks about the majority parties that are democratic in Serbia, which aspire going to Europe just like the rest of the Balkans.

Kristian said...
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Kristian said...

anonymous small issues always always become the big issues, while big issues that are the most important are left in the shadows of the small issues that become the big issues.

hopefully it made sense to you!

Konaction said...

Kristian, I really liked sources telling and explaining to all those blind people out there that they are the 1st source in Balkans for prostitution and all drug traficking.
Always had someone to blaim, won't have it anymore. (some 6 months more)
They come up with articles such as: