I`ll be completely honest and I`ll say that every time it comes to Kosovo i`m afraid not just to talk about it but even to think about it.I never dare to take any side or have my own opinion about it because i know how painful this might be for too many people and i know how sensitive people get when Kosovo`s status is concerned...
I only know that i feel sorry for everyone who lives there because it`s not easy for niether for the albanians nor for the Serbs...
I know how much Kosovo means for every Serbian,how important it was in Serbia`s history and that`s why i just don`t see the end of this problem in a peaceful way,I`m sorry to say it but that`s how i feel it in my heart...let`s hope i`m wrong
Well, you are too nice! But, I have to say (just because one of our (serbian) characteristics are to be sincere) that Kosovo subject is not a taboo for me.It is true that Serbs have strong feelings about that region, thinking of it as of cradle of their nation (etc), but that is not the only and isolated case in world's history-it happened before, and frontiers are not given to be unchanged as the law may be teach us.We won't accept independency of Kosovo, that's ok with me and may be one day (not within our lives) it will be formally returned, but wouldn't we be stupid to defend it any way else but using diplomatic measures? Serbians are generally very tired of wars and in last year's research only 10% of citizens noted Kosovo as their primary concern and majority said it was economy and european integrations.
This year's research is a bit different and 25% voted for Kosovo, but that is one of crucial proofs of media power-our government totally failed in it's social and economy functions and goals-corruption is still very present, standard is low even though results are interpreted falsely, ...
Hi, nice post, glad you're interested. I studdied electrical engineering just because I wanted to live better than my parents, and because I dreamed of Canada after my studdies (that was possible then),but there came the war, we had no money, lived with 10-20 $ for one whole month, and I lost lot of time on political protests against Milosevic, sanctions, beating students, stopping the war and cheating on elections. I lived several years working on black market selling music on CDs and some other stuff. And it wasn't legal business, couse there was no legal business during the years of sanctions. And everything was corrupted. I don't like to be salesman and taking risk with law, so I decided to find the work (with my certificate). (Don't have to mention how hard was to get on those studdies and finish them, and then after the war begun western countries stopped approving our degrees, mostly). For a long time I couldn't find a job, when they see me among men on interview, they asked me usually why did I come, cause I'm female. It was pretty frustating because I didn't "know somebody who knew somebody". This year I'm working as a teacher in a techical high school, and my salary for last year was 4000$. (On black market selling matches you can earn much more). And this is temporary job. In january, I'll be free (haha). I did want to leave country, but had no money or support to do such thing. I have brother with kids in Berlin, they won't come back. Kids are born there, life is better and much more sure. My friends who left couldn't do it without their parents (I mean their money).
And my family from Croatia and Bosnia (just like Balkanboy)has gone to different countries (because of the program for helping refugees), and I think they are not crazy to come back, cause their homes are destroyed and croats want to put all young men in jails, and especially because of this pressure with jails, young people won't never go back to Croatia (that's good plan for Croatia to stay ethnically pure). They also took away all flats of serbs, so people from cities can't go back. That's with my proprety in Croatia, too, they took the flat from my grandma and destroy the house in village. I can't sell anything there to help my self. Even now, when you ask young and talented people from Serbia what will they do after studdies, they say: I'd like to go abroad.
Have a good day!
We have many things in common like most of people that studied here in that period (1990-2000).Wars, sanctions, poverty , demonstrations against Milosevic and his war and social policy (and his corrupted system in total) and in the end we are 10 years older, his tycoons are still running their empires and prize is shared with new political leaders...
But, all said above doesn't give legitimacy to enyone to disqualify others because of their nationality and his own predjudices.Every joke is potentionally a good joke, while it is not about somebody's looks, nationality, or IQ (even some of those can be good, but the wisdom is to know how to make them).