from MacroScope:

EU uneasy about Hungary’s closeness to Russia

By Mike Peacock
November 19, 2014

Hungary's PM Orban arrives at an EU leaders summit in Brussels

After Germany's foreign minister saw "no reason for optimism" after talks in Moscow on Tuesday, today Hungary’s Peter Szijjarto meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Violence is on the rise again in eastern Ukraine and tougher sanctions against Russia remain a live possibility although EU foreign ministers limited themselves to targeting a few more Ukrainian separatists earlier this week.

from Left field:

Zivojinovic: Novak’s greatest weapon is his mind

September 26, 2014

SThe Davis Cup, where the pride of playing for the country is the overriding sentiment, has done different things to different players.

from India Insight:

Indian tennis players “lack killer instinct”: Bogdan Obradovic

September 15, 2014

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from India Insight:

Davis Cup: Serbia showcases the art of winning

September 13, 2014

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from India Insight:

Davis Cup: the mind games that teams play

September 10, 2014

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from Full Focus:

Flood of a century

May 20, 2014

The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years hit Bosnia and Serbia.

from Photographers' Blog:

From Aleppo to no man’s land

September 1, 2013

Miratovac, Serbia

By Marko Djuirca

I had been thinking how cold it was for this time of year to need both my hoodie and my jacket. A cold, strong wind blew over the hills of no-man’s land separating Serbia from Macedonia. I stood quietly in total darkness for an hour or so until the border patrol officer, looking through his thermal camera, said: “Here they are, I think there must be 40 of them!”

from Photographers' Blog:

Beware of Englishmen in Civvies

July 16, 2013

Novi Sad, Serbia

By Marko Djurica

At the Exit Festival in Serbia’s second city Novi Sad, you won’t find any signs pointing the way to the closest place to egress, but only signs for “emergency escape.” It is intentional so that concertgoers don’t get confused that the party continues outside the fence, but I came to see it as a hidden message.

from Photographers' Blog:

Neither Croat, nor Serb

By Antonio Bronic
March 21, 2013

Knin, Croatia

By Antonio Bronic

Ethnic conflict shook Croatia to the core during the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Today, both Serbs and Croats in the country still bear the scars – something clearly visible if you visit the areas around the southern town of Knin. Before the war broke out, most of Knin’s citizens were Serbs. When Croatia declared independence in 1991, Serbs who wanted to remain part of Yugoslavia staged a bloody rebellion, and Knin became their stronghold. The town was recaptured by the Croatian army in 1995 and the Serb population fled in the thousands, leaving behind their homes, most of which were soon torched or blown up by the Croats.

from Photographers' Blog:

Living in a tomb

February 12, 2013

Nis, Serbia

By Marko Djurica

Although graves are for the dead and not for the living, a man in Serbia’s southern city of Nis has chosen a tomb to live in.