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Zemun Clan: Crime Gang Leader ‘Admitted Killing Serbian Journalist’


Zemun Clan – Red Barrets and the assassination of Premier Zoran Djindjic

 Hat die Milosevic Familie den Auftrags Mord gegen Journalisten Slavko Curuvija erteilt?


16 Jan 17 Crime Gang Leader ‘Admitted Killing Serbian Journalist’ Miladin Suvajdzic, a former member of the so-called Zemun Clan, testified in court that that one of the crime gang’s leaders “confessed” to killing Serbian opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija in 1999.

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Journalists’ anger at unsolved murders

Nikolic to U.S. ambassador: You’ve created lots of trouble

Der US Botschafter in Belgrad: Kyle Scott, hat Pseudo Diplomatische Erfahrung, also ein Voll Idiot, von Gnaden des korrupten Obama, wo man sich Posten erkauft. Sogar im Sumpf der OSCE, des German C. Marshall Centrums war er schon tätig = Sammelbecken von Hirnlosen und korrupten Gangstern.

Die korrupte Dummheit der EU, Amerikaner von Berlin ist schon einmalig und inzwischen Tradition, was auch daran liegt, das man Abi in Deutschland machen kann, für Dumme, die dann mit abgeschriebenen Diplomen in den Staatsdienst gehen und ihre Profil Neurose befriedigen was schon in 2000 deutlich sichtbar wurde. Bekannt auch durch den Visa Skandal, welche Geistig Unterbelichtete, plötzlich ohne Ausbildung und Verstand: Diplomaten wurden, mit dem Taxischein Besitzer Joschka Fischer, oder heute mit Frank Walter Steinmeier bis Michael Roth.

Dumm und die korrupte Mafia in Brüssel

„failed State“: Zuspitzung im Kosovo – EU soll eingreifen

Unsinn, du siegst, und ich muß untergehn.
Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.
Die Jungfrau von Orleans III, 6. (Talbot)

Wird der Massenmord der KLA – UCK Terroristen an Albanern geahndet?

January 17, 2017

Nikolic to U.S. ambassador: You’ve created lots of trouble

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Tuesday in Belgrade received U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott.
Source: Tanjug

Nikolic told him that he „understands the U.S. is unconditionally supporting a thing whose creation it directly influenced,“ and that Washington „caused a lot of trouble by exercising its will.“
The president also expressed his hope that such conduct would stop when the new U.S. administration takes over.

A statement by his press office quoted Nikolic as saying that „bilateral cooperation between the two countries is on its way toward recovery,“ and that he expects Serbia-U.S. relations to be given „a new context once the new U.S. administration is in place.“

„Citizens doubt whether Serbia can have equal treatment as some other countries, which, it seems, have had better perception in the eyes of the U.S.,“ he said, and added that Pristina’s behavior over a train that on Saturday departed Belgrade for Kosovska Mitrovica but was unable to reach its destination was „completely unacceptable.“

„They (ethic Albanians) consider a train decorated with Serbian markings to be a provocation, and they moved against that train with bombs and rifles, without KFOR’s approval. Nobody’s asking the question of whether going around Kosovo with the markings of a Greater Albania, and publicly promoting that senseless idea, is a provocation,“ Nikolic said.

The president told the U.S. ambassador that Serbia will never recognize Kosovo, regardless of the pressure exerted by the great powers gathered around promoting that independence.

Scott „agreed with the president that the two sides cannot persuade one another regarding the status of Kosovo,“ the statement said.

He also „underlined this was not about transportation, but about consent regarding the entry and movement in Kosovo.“

The president then noted that the Pristina authorities recently prevented him from spending Orthodox Serbian Christmas in Kosovo and Metohija and reminded his interlocutor that „nothing has been done to implement (the agreement on) the Community of Serb Municipalities,“ adding:

„I will always speak frankly and openly and protect the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia. I understand that you unconditionally support a thing whose creation you directly influenced. By exercising your will, you’ve created a lot of trouble, and I hope that this behavior will stop with the new administration.“

The U.S. ambassador stressed that his country „supports reforms in Serbia, and the opening of chapters within the EU integration.“

„Serbia is a significant factor of stability in the region and relations with neighbors have had their ups and downs,“ said Scott, adding that „steps forward have been made in normalizing relations with Kosovo, as well as some steps backward.“

Scott also said his country was „prepared to build stronger ties with Serbia.“

Wird der Massenmord der KLA – UCK Terroristen an Albanern geahndet?

Alles gut bekannt, das die Terroristen und Mord Banden rund um den Verbrecher Clan „Shala“, Hashim Thaci, Geci, Haradinaj, Agim Ceku eigene Todesschwadronen hatten, welche nicht nur Terror Anschläge unter der Anleitung von der Brittischen SAS, 2 Delta Force Ausbildern, 400 Islamischen Terroristen verübten. Allein 1.500 Albaner, wurden ermordet, darunter auch Leute, welche zu Buhoshi’s Farc gehörten, der Ur-UCK und auch in Tirana (Ahmet Krasniqi) und Durres ab August 1998. Die Amerikaner finanzierten mit Millionen Krimnielle, um durch Anschläge, Mord und Terror: Hass im Balkan zusäen, ein uraltes CIA System, wo korrupte Deutschen Politiker wie Joschka Fischer eifrig mitmachten, mangels IQ. siehe CIA Offzier Robert Baer und Professor Krsymanski

Nun wird vom Gross Verbrecher Clan: „Shala“  — der Mörder Remiz Shala vor Gericht gestellt, für seine willkürlichen Morde

„Terrorist“ und Mörder: Ramuz Haradinaj, wurde in Basel verhaftet

Gangster Treffen von Ramuz Haradinaj mit Tom Duhani

16 Jan 17

Kosovo Indicts KLA Ex-Guerrilla for War Crimes

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution has filed an indictment against former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrilla Remiz Shala, accusing him of abducting an ethnic Albanian civilian suspected of collaborating with Serbia.

Naim Krasniqi


Remzi Shala during wartime.

Remzi Shala, known during wartime as ‘The Red Apple’, has been charged with committing war crimes by detaining a Kosovo Albanian civilian for several days; the man was later found dead in the village of Dulje in the southern Suvareka/Suha Reka municipality.

Shala allegedly committed the crime alongside other KLA fighters.

The indictments says that Shala and the other fighters, who were armed and wearing masks, detained Haxhi Perteshi at his house at around 11pm on June 26, 1998 because they suspected him of collaborating with Serbian forces.

“After keeping him locked up for several days in an unidentified location, on July 1 1998, the dead body of Haxhi Perteshi was found near a road near the centre of the village of Dulje,” the indictment says.

The indictment accusing Remzi Shala of war crimes against the civilian population dates from October 19, 2016, but its existence was not known to the public until now.

The prosecution was launched after Agron Perteshi, the son of the late Haxhi Perteshi, gave a statement saying he witnessed what happened on the night of June 26, 1998 in the courtyard outside their house in the village of Dulje.


13 Jan 17 Kosovo MP Fatmir Limaj’s War Crimes Trial Opens Former guerrilla commander turned Kosovo MP Fatmir Limaj pleaded not guilty at the start of his trial to accusations that he was responsible for the murder of two Kosovo Albanian civilians in October 1998.

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-die Aktivitäten von CIA, FBI, NSA, Secret Service, und der Militärgeheimdienste;

Albanian Mafia the Single Biggest Threat to Europe

No „Freedom Fighters“, Just Criminals and Thugs

On the preceding pages, the latest Drugs & Crime UN report offers a rarely accurate analysis of the situation among the ethnic Albanians (both next door to Serbia, in neighboring Albania, and in Serbia itself, mainly in the southern Kosovo province), which led to formation of the Albanian terrorist KLA (UCK) and to the terrorist attacks in Serbia — an unusually honest glimpse at the root-causes of Albanian insurrection and occupation of part of Serbia, impossible to find in the tons of worthless junk produced daily by the Western mainstream media.

The following excerpt effectively dismantles the pompous claims of heroic „struggle for freedom and independence“ and disingenuous references to the „self-determination“ of an ethnic group which has already exercised its right to self-determination with the formation of state of Albania.

No, it has nothing to do with „freedom“, „independence“ or „self-determination“, it is all about illicit trade, crime without punishment, lawlessness, thuggery and insatiable greed.
Criminals, Terrorists or Politicians? In Kosovo-Metohija, all Three.

Serbische Provokation im Kosovo: Der Zug mit dem logo: „Kosovo is Serbia“

A Serbian train was departed today from Belgrade towards Kosovo, planing to enter Mitrovica, with the words “Kosovo is Serbia” written on it, which Serbia does not consider a provocation.

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, held an extraordinary press release. He greeted the stopping of the train from entering Kosovo, and said that Serbia’s effort was an unprecedented provocation.

After Macedonia, Hungary announces Crackdown on All George Soros Funded „NGOs“

After Macedonia, Hungary announces Crackdown on All George Soros Funded „NGOs“


Hungary plans to ‘sweep out’ all Soros-backed NGOs

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Hungary plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party.

It’s no secret Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban is unliked by his European counterparts for being one of the last conservative, anti-globalist leaders left in the bloc. Orban has praised president-elect Donald Trump saying a Trump presidency in the US may be the best outcome for Europe, while pushing for better relations with Russia. In July, Orban became the first leader in Europe to publicly back Trump’s presidential bid, arguing that under his leadership, the U.S. wouldn’t try to export democracy.
According to Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, Orban will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded by Hungarian-born financier George Soros, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments.”

Orban and his administration have frequently singled out NGOs supported by Soros, who is a big Hillary Clinton supporter with a wide network of organizations, that have tried promoting ‘democracy’ in eastern Europe. Trump has also joined the movement of ridding Soros, accusing the 86-year-old billionaire of being part of “a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”

“His name [Soros] is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle,” Orban said in an interview on public radio Kossuth about Europe’s migrant crisis. “These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network.”

Orban said civil society organizations receiving funding from abroad need to be monitored as he considers those to be agents of foreign powers – and rightly so after what we’ve seen Soros-funded NGOs do in Georgia and Ukraine. “We’re not dealing with civil society members but paid political activists who are trying to help foreign interests here,” Orban said. “It’s good that a parliamentary committee has been set up to monitor the influence of foreign monitors.” Orban’s steps to uphold his country’s independence follow those of Russia, where non-governmental organizations that accept foreign money must register as “foreign agents.”

Orban is confident he sees a trusted partner in Donald Trump – the next few months will show how supportive Trump is of Orban’s policies, and if a true multi-polar alliance with Russia will emerge. The Duran

US Police in balcan: investigation of a far-reaching criminal enterprise within the Chicago Police Department

Tradition Geschäfte des FBI, DEA, US Geheimdienst Agenten: man will ein Betrugs Büro in Tirana aufbauen


Die Betrugs und US Mafiöse Organisation „ICITAP“, Schutzschirm für kriminelle Geschäfte aller Art in der Welt

Mafia in Europa: USA

On October 6, The Intercept published “Code of Silence,” a four-part investigation of a far-reaching criminal enterprise within the Chicago Police Department. For more than a decade, a team of gang tactical officers led by Sgt. Ronald Watts were major players in the drug trade radiating out from public housing developments on Chicago’s South Side. In exchange for a “tax,” Watts and his gang protected drug dealers from interference by law enforcement, targeted their competition, and fed the drugs they seized to dealers aligned with them. In pursuit of their criminal ends, they routinely framed those who did not cooperate by planting drugs on them and are rumored to have had a hand in the murders of two drug dealers who defied them.

Over the course of Watts’s career, he and his team were investigated by multiple agencies — CPD’s Internal Affairs, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the States Attorney’s Office. For several years, two Chicago police officers, Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria, participated in a joint FBI-Internal Affairs investigation, which they claim was ultimately derailed by senior CPD officials. Among other things, they allege that deputy superintendent Ernest Brown, long rumored to be an ally and protector of Watts, made it known within the department that they were engaged in an internal investigation, prompting other CPD brass to order officers under their commands to retaliate against them as “Internal Affairs rats.”……………………….

NATO: Albania: Europe’s cannabis paradise

Patrone de Mafiosi: Edi Rama, Ilir Meta, Salih Berisha

Albania: Europe’s cannabis paradise

Police says tons of hashish moving from Albania into rest of Europe via Greece

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More than 15 tons of hashish stored in warehouses in Albania has been earmarked for distribution to Central and Western Europe, senior anti-narcotics sources told Kathimerini Wednesday after authorities unraveled another network this week that trafficked drugs from the neighboring country.

The same sources said they expect European Union governments and security authorities to harden their stance toward Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who was accused last summer by the country’s opposition leader Sali Berisha of being soft on cannabis cultivators. Speaking in the Albanian Parliament in June, Berisha blasted the government for allegedly turning a blind eye to the proliferation of cannabis farms.

After the confiscation by authorities of 260 kilos of hashish, found in an international transport truck bound for Dortmund in Germany at the port of Igoumenitsa in northwestern Greece on Monday, senior police officials said the German police will have a more active role to play in the ongoing investigations.

Apart from the arrests of three suspects in Igoumenitsa and Thessaloniki on Monday night, German police arrested a Greek national – a member of the same network – who had traveled to Germany to pick up the 260 kilos of hashish, which is an extract of the cannabis plant.

Greek police said the drugs had been imported from Albania and were stored at the remotely located facilities of an import-export company in the Halkidona region of Thessaloniki…

„Al Capone“ der Inkompetenz und der Mafia Clans, rund um Drogen, Geldwäsche und Betrug
 DW’s Lindita Arapi
Albania has become a major cannabis growing region. The police seem to have no power over the situation. Is the Balkan nation losing the battle against the illegal drug trade? Lindita Arapi reports from Albania.
Albanien Cannabisanbau (DW/L. Arapi)
A bumpy road full of puddles from the last rainfall leads to a row of shacks near the northern Albanian town of Rreshen. The sun is going down. Two women seek refuge in the darkness so they can speak openly. They are afraid because the drug lab they were working for until a few weeks ago was raided by the police. It was a former chicken farm where 4.2 tons of cannabis were harvested, dried and packaged.
Mira and Rita (their names have been changed) were unemployed before they began to work in the warehouse for about 10 euros ($10.50) a day. „Whether you believe me or not, we were there for our children’s daily bread,“ says Mira, a 50-year-old woman with very short hair. She is very angry, especially at the government, which allows her to live in poverty. She is angry with the police, „who earn more than we do,“ and the drug lords. „We were told it was sage.“ She swears that in the beginning she did not know that cannabis was being processed.
‚I didn’t know anything‘
Rita, a young woman with a bright blonde hat, explains that her husband is in jail. She points at her five-year-old daughter and says that she was very happy to finally have found work. „I didn’t know anything until I saw the police in there,“ she insists.

Albanien Cannabisanbau (DW/L. Arapi)

The living quarters of former drug lab workers Mira and Rita

If you at all doubt the women’s sincerity about their lack of knowledge, you immediately believe their joy of having found a new job. A glance at the shacks is enough. Inside, water is dripping from the ceiling, there is no heating and outside, garbage is piling up.
Despite all its promises, the Albanian government under Prime Minister Edi Rama has not managed to significantly reduce poverty in the country. Unemployment is high, welfare benefits are low – only 75 euros a month per family. Is that the reason why many Albanian farmers and the unemployed grow cannabis?
„Thousands of Albanians have no alternative because social and economic measures to help rural regions are lacking,“ says Lulzim Basha, the leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Albania. „People are faced with the choice to either have no bread for their children or to work on cannabis farms. Many have chosen the second option.“
The year of cannabis
It is easy for drug lords to find workers who can harvest, dry and package the cannabis. But the industry is not only worthwhile for menial labor. According to research conducted by DW, a cannabis farm that has „made it“ – meaning, has eluded police inspections – earns 200 euros for one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of cannabis. Cannabis is often planted on „wild“ plots of land and areas that are hard to reach. Some cannabis farmers have even developed irrigation systems and they protect their fields with weapons.

Albanien Lulzim Basha Vorsitzender der Demokratischen Partei (DW/L. Arapi)

Opposition politician Lulzim Basha spoke to DW’s Lindita Arapi

Albania has had problems with cannabis farming in the past, but 2016 deserves to be called the year of cannabis. According to the Albanian police, over 2.5 million cannabis plants were destroyed and 5,204 fields identified. The new element is the geographic spread throughout the entire country. The drug lords have changed their strategy, says the Albanian political analyst Alexander Cipa. „The more the police destroyed, the more cannabis was grown. The mass distribution helps the drug lords save many cannabis fields.“
The opposition blames the flourishing cannabis farms on an alliance of parts of the government and organized crime. „There is no Albanian today who believes that all of this can happen without the involvement of certain segments of the police and politics,“ stresses Basha.
Elvis Nabolli, managing director of the television station „Rozafa“ in the city of Shkodra and recent winner of the investigative journalism prize awarded by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), has been observing cannabis cultivation in Albania for a long time now. He points out that the drug trade is dangerous for simple farmers but not for drug lords.
„The industry is controlled by powerful people who have powerful connections to the authorities, ranging from regular policemen to the higher parts in the chain,“ Nabolli says. „Yes, it is also true that the police do destroy many cannabis fields. But the ones that have special protection remain untouched.“
‚Europe’s Colombia‘
Altin Qato, director the police’s security department does not want stand under the bad light that is always cast on Albanian law enforcement. „The police are working in a difficult field,“ he told DW. „Yes, there are isolated cases of police involvement but this is not a general tendency. Of 9,000 police offers, only 40 were identified as helpers in drug cultivation and trafficking in 2016. Eight police officers were arrested.“

Elvis Nabolli Journalist (privat)

Nabolli says growing cannabis is dangerous for simple farmers but not for drug lords

Now winter has reached the Balkan country. The media reports less on destroyed cannabis and instead, there are daily reports on the confiscation of drugs. The harvested goods seem to find their way across the Adriatic Sea to Italy or to hidden paths through Montenegro, Serbia and then further north to Western Europe. The Albanian opposition has sounded the alarm: The country is becoming Europe’s Colombia.
Rita and Mira are not interested in the opposition’s warnings. They and many other Albanians depend on the cannabis industry for survival. „If we had the chance to do work like that again, then we would,“ they say. The first time they got caught, the police let them go because they supposedly „did not know anything.“ What will be their excuse the second time around?

Greqia deklaratë bombë kundër Edi Ramës: Mbi 15 tonë hashas i ka gati për trafik, BE do forcojë qëndrimin ndaj tij

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Një sasi tepër e madhe droge e magazinuar në Shqipëri është gati për t’u trafikuar në Evropë.

„Open Society“ Mafia: Gruevski admits: It was a Mistake to let Soros this much Control in Macedonia

NGO Mafia: Georg Soros and a lot of corruption EU politicans 177 pages

Mapping Reliable allies in the European Parliament
(2014 – 2019)

„Open Society“ and the corruption NGO’s.
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Gruevski admits: It was a Mistake to let Soros this much Control in Macedonia

„Zuverlässige Verbündete im EU-Parlament“

Reliable allies in the European Parliament (2014 – 2019)“

EU Delegationen, vollkommen von Georg Soros korrumpiert, inklusive der jeweiligen Länder

Serb Interior Minister Nebojša Stefanović’s PhD is heavily plagiarized

By Dr Uglješa Grušić (lecturer, University of Nottingham), Dr Branislav Radeljić (senior lecturer, University of East London) and Slobodan Tomić (PhD candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science)

DISCLAIMER: The procurement of dubious academic degrees, especially those obtained through nepotistic and corrupt activities, is a serious problem in the Serbian system of higher education. Acquisition of said degrees has produced a whole host of concerns for the country, including negative selection, brain drain, the degradation of values, an uncreative and non-competitive economy, and so on. Needless to say, the state and the civil society must try to address this issue. To begin with, those who fail to respect academic standards and legal norms must be held accountable. Since the relevant institutions have failed to react, it is up to us, as citizens, to take the initiative and confront the problem.

The purpose of this article is to encourage accountability rather than personal disqualification or political harm. In preparing this article, we contacted a number of academics in order to verify our findings. We are not interested in the political context. As a matter of fact, we plan to continue to examine suspicious doctoral and masters dissertations belonging to other public figures in Serbia, regardless of their political affiliation.  

In Serbia, many have obtained degrees of higher education through bribery or other connections. Such degrees are particularly popular amongst politicians and party officials. Therefore, as citizens as well as academics, the three of us have decided to conduct a detailed analysis of some possibly problematic degrees earned by some of Serbia’s top public figures. We’ll start with the most glaring and recent example – Dr Nebojša Stefanović, former President of the National Assembly of Serbia and now Minister of Internal Affairs. The Ministry’s website clearly states that he was awarded an MA in Economics from Megatrend University in 2011, and then, only two years later, earned a PhD from the same university. The title of his doctoral dissertation was “The New Role of Strategic Management in Local Self-Government: The Case of the City of Belgrade.”

Doctoral studies with dissertation usually last three to five years. They require commitment and hard work. Every PhD student is expected to read hundreds of books and journal articles, in order to become familiar with existing arguments and to identify the most suitable research methodology and methods for his own original research. In addition, a good PhD student is expected to regularly provide his supervisor with written parts of his dissertation and consider any comments and suggested revisions, to attend and present his work at conferences, to publish various sections of his prospective doctoral dissertation, and to take an active part in the research community. Therefore, the question is: How did Stefanović manage to complete and defend his dissertation in such a short period of time, while at the same time perform his duties as President of the National Assembly?

By invoking the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance, Anđela Milivojević, a journalist at the Centre for Investigative Reporting in Serbia, visited Megatrend University and looked at Nebojša Stefanović’s PhD, after which we also received a copy. A detailed analysis of the dissertation reveals that Stefanović’s work is heavily plagiarized and for this and other reasons it fails to meet the criteria for a successful PhD.

Plagiarism is the act of copying the work or ideas of others, without crediting the original source. In other words, plagiarism is academic theft. For example, the Regulations on the Academic Offence of Plagiarism of the London School of Economics and Political Science insist that every piece of written work must be the student’s own work: “Quotations must be placed properly within quotation marks or indented and must be cited fully. All paraphrased material must be acknowledged. Infringing this requirement, whether deliberately or not, or passing off the work of others as the work of the student, whether deliberately or not, is plagiarism.” Plagiarism in a PhD dissertation is the gravest of all academic offences; most often, the sanction for plagiarism is that the doctoral title is not granted or is revoked, without any right to appeal. In its Guide to Using Sources, Harvard University distinguishes between two types of plagiarism – verbatim and mosaic. While the former implies copying the original text without any modifications, the latter suggests that some changes exist, so that the act of plagiarism is less obvious. Needless to say, both types represent serious offences. Finally, the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade and former president of the Council of the University of Belgrade, Professor Sima Avramović, also talks about two types of plagiarism – one referring to the copying of ideas and the other to stealing sections from other texts, without naming any of the original sources (15 January 2012, Novosti). He states that both types are unacceptable and subject to sanctions, and emphasizes that the humanities and social sciences are particularly prone to plagiarism.

Nebojša Stefanović’s PhD is heavily plagiarized. While some sections of his dissertation are copied from other people’s work without referencing them, others are more mosaic in nature. Some of the examples are as follows:….

news 04 Jan 17
Serbia Finds Weekly Guilty of Insulting Minister

A Belgrade court has ordered the weekly NIN to compensate Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic for defaming him in an article about the mysterious demolitions in Belgrade’s Savamala district.



Tuesday, 03 January 2017
In an extended interview with weekly Republika, VMRO-DPMNE President Nikola Gruevski speaks in detail about the comments he made about the George Soros funded Foundation Open Society Institute. Gruevski says that this wide-reaching group of alleged non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) will be allowed to continue working in Macedonia, but will no longer be allowed to monopolize the civil society network and abuse it for their political purposes. Gruevski spoke about a process of de-Sorosoization of the Macedonian civil society sector in the proclamation which VMRO-DPMNE issued shortly after the early general elections.

„This was a difficult year in which we faced a hard opponent. And here I don’t mean the SDSM party. They were merely a smoke-screen, an instrument. It wouldn’t have been this difficult if there weren’t for the millions poured into Macedonia by George Soros, with his network of NGO groups, media, politicians who he funds both inside the country and outside of Macedonia. Just look at the electronic messages from Soros published on Wikileaks and it all becomes clearer. The man is giving clear instructions on what is to be done, and they are accepted without debate or checks and balances. The messages show that he can go visit top leading American officials whenever he wants to, arranges meetings day in day out and has significant influence. His foundation, judging by its fnancial and personal potential, is the strongest politically oriented foundation in the world. He has decided to use his wealth toward ideological goals – the creation of these so-called open societies, and for financial gain, where he speculates on pre-determined political outcomes in certain countries which brings him profits in the stock exchanges. This influence extends to entire institutions, ministries, Governments infected with his ideology and points of view. It makes no sense to even talk about SDSM or Zaev here, they are small fish in this story“, Gruevski says in the interview published on Tuesday.

Asked about what wider interests could Soros have for his influence in Macedonia, Gruevski responds that it has been a permanent feature, since Macedonia became independent in 1991 and Soros had his first and only visit to the country, to maintain a line of financial support to left wing groups and the main left wing party – SDSM. „Whenever VMRO-DPMNE is in office, his institutions are very active against us. Whenever SDSM is in office, they are again active against us, even though we are in the opposition. VMRO-DPMNE has been the right of center, conservative for 25 years. In those years, not a single thing we’ve done was ever praised by a media outlet or a civic group funded by the Foundation Open Society. And, at the same time, they have never been critical of a single thing SDSM has done. A man who sat on the SDSM Central Committee headed the Foundation Open Society Institute in Macedonia for 5 years, and recently he placed one of his acolytes to officially run the Foundation, and to maintain the same political line“, Gruevski said, speaking about long time Soros foundation head in Macedonia Vladimir Milcin, for whom he adds that he even attends SDSM rallies as a speaker, blurring any distinction between the NGO sector and the main social-democratic party.

Gruevski says that through funding, scholarships, research grants, book advances and other means, this organization controls a large number of journalists and media outlets in the country, professors and opinion makers, „professional protesters“ such as those from the recent colored revolution, but also administrative officials in high places including judges, prosecutors, doctors, environmentalists. „Everywhere they believe they may have some interest, they have people, directing both money and indoctrination“, Gruevski tells Republika, adding that 95 percent of the NGO or civil society sector in Macedonia is now managed through Soros or through Governments where the Soros group is influential.

Asked about his pledge to initiate a process of de-Sorosoization, Gruevski says that it was a mistake to allow things to go this far, and to give so much influence to an external player and to outside Governments. The process, according to Gruevski, would allow the Soros foundation to continue operating in Macedonia, but would no longer be the sole controller of the NGO sector.

„Every Government gives out a certain amount of money to support the civil sector and here we have failed. We must find the funds to support a truly independent civil society sector in Macedonia. We can’t allow it to remain fully in the hands of George Soros or foreign Governments. Soros can stay and invest in Macedonia but there must be other, alternative sources of funding for quality projects, which will be evaluated by experts who are not politically dependent by the Government, or by foreign Governments and individuals“, Gruevski adds.

The conservative party leader compares the network of NGOs ran by the Soros Foundation to an army that shapes and distorts the truth about the country. „If they want, they will turn you into a criminal, a traitor, an incompetent, a monster, they will come up with a myriad of alleged scandals to your name… Look what they did with the VMRO-DPMNE Proclamation from December 17th. We clearly stated that we continue our normal communication with Ambassadors, but the Soros owned media did not say that. They blamed us that we have declared war to the Ambassadors and have gone into self-isolation. We said that some Ambassadors have gone too far with their meddling in internal affairs, which must stop, and their media are saying that we are against the United States and the West, against NATO and the European Union, even though in the same Proclamation we say that we remain oriented toward the West, toward NATO and EU“, Gruevski says, adding that there is a clear bias in the actions of this network against conservative Governments, not just in Macedonia, but in the Balkans, across Eastern Europe, and now, most recently, in the United States.

In another pointed answer in his interview, Gruevski says that he took a few days off to the Mavrovo ski resort, where he was also reading Donald Trump’s book „Great Again: How to fix our crippled America“. During the several days long protests in front of the State Electoral Commission, VMRO-DPMNE supporters were holding banners aimed against current US Ambassador Jess Baily, but also had banners praising Donald Trump.

Judging by the interview, Greuvski still hasn’t learned a single lesson. Only expelling diplomats and „NGOs“ who meddle in the country will bring some sort of trust in the Government.

Interior minister Nebojsa Stefanovic. Photo: Media Centre Belgrade

The Higher Court in Belgrade has found the weekly newspaper NIN guilty of defaming Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic and has ordered it to pay him 300,000 dinars [2,437 euros] in compensation, media reported on Wednesday.

Editor-in-chief Milan Culibrk confirmed to N1 TV that the magazine will appeal against the sentence.

If necessary, Culibrk said, the paper would appeal to Serbia’s Constitutional Court or even to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg……The demolitions were seen as a move by the authorities to clear the ground quickly for the Belgrade Waterfront project, which civic groups oppose.