Belgrade Insight No.117
Drivers encouraged to pedal to city centre
Belgrade is encouraging drivers to leave their cars in the garage by offering free bicycles to those who rent spaces in certain garages.
‘Judenlager Semlin’ awaits belated restoration
Seventy years after the end of the war, Belgrade is finally building a memorial at the site of the largest German-run concentration camp in Southeast Europe.
Prometheus will delight and disappoint alien fans
The long-expected prequel to the Alien saga, by the director of the first of the four films, is a visual feast but with some irritating loose ends in the story.
Srem keeps its treasures well hidden
Fine fare and masses of mysterious ruins make Srem an intriguing and pleasant place to visit.
Serbia pays dear for share in Russia’s pipeline :
Belgrade has driven a poor bargain in the deal to construct part of the South Stream natural gas pipeline through Serbia – and it may complicate relations with Brussels as well. Read more
March date likely for city elections :
Ahead of early elections for the capital, predicted in March, the interim body in charge has to revise the city’s indebted budget.Read more
Đoković company embroiled in tennis court row :
The municipality of Stari Grad is taking Family Sport, the Đoković family company, to court over the use of its premises in Dorćol. Read more
Fado legend returns to Belgrade :
Mariza, the singer famous for blending traditional Portuguese fado and modern music, will perform in the Sava Centre on December 12th.Read more