Monday, March 05, 2007

Serbia has no reason to celebrate

Those reading the newspaper headlines in Serbia in the days after the UN’s highest court cleared the republic of genocide charges could hardly believe that they were all talking about the same verdict.

"Serbia is innocent!" proclaimed the Belgrade tabloid Kurir, a day after the International Court of Justice, ICJ, judgment on February 26.

"Serbia was cleared of genocide charges," declared the pro-government Politika daily.

While the liberal daily Danas pronounced, “Serbia was not found innocent."

It’s not just the press in Serbia who had differing views on the ICJ verdict - politicians and analysts also cannot agree whether the ruling gave Serbia more reasons to celebrate than to worry.

(Even without being identified, I could guess which headline belonged to Kurir. ;-) )

Read the full article here.

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