Slavenka Drakulic

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If Croatia could have chosen the moment for its accession to the European Union, it would not be 1 July 2013. The Pew Research Centre has just published the results of polling conducted in eight EU member states. The most disturbing finding is that the percentage of citizens in favour of the European project has plummeted from 60% a year ago to 45% now. A failing economy, Europe’s north-south divide and distrust of the political elite have led to such results.

Then there are the consequences of Romania and Bulgaria joining the EU in 2007 without adequate preparation. Disappointment with the two new members was followed by a more sceptical approach to further accessions.…  Seguir leyendo »

Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, tried everything to postpone his trial at the international criminal court for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. However, it will go on – even without his presence. And, it is to be hoped, it will expose him as one of the architects of the war in Bosnia, of the «ethnic cleansing» of Muslims, of genocide and war crimes committed in that country from 1991 to 1996. Karadzic is charged on 11 counts, including responsibility for the mass killing of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, as well as ordering the siege of Sarajevo, which resulted in about 12,000 civilian deaths.…  Seguir leyendo »

El político austriaco de extrema derecha -y el populista más famoso de Europa- Jörg Haider murió a los 58 años, en un accidente al estilo hollywoodiense de James Dean, en la madrugada del sábado 11 de octubre. Iba solo en su coche y trataba de adelantar a otro cuando perdió el control y se salió de la carretera cerca de su amada ciudad de Klagenfurt. Iba a 140 kilómetros por hora en un lugar en el que sólo estaba permitido ir a 70 y bebido, pero la verdad es que Haider estuvo toda su vida sobrepasando límites. Por lo menos, murió satisfecho de sí mismo y, una vez más, convertido en el centro de la atención política.…  Seguir leyendo »