Vucic was hardly a liberal, democratic, pro-European figure to begin with, so pronouncements about the demise of European solidarity from a man who spent most of the 1990s and 2000s in the ranks of the Serbian ultra-nationalist movement, and who was Slobodan Milosevic's Minister of Information, should be taken with a moose-sized saltlick.
As the President Hashim Thaci on Kosovo launched talks on Monday with party leaders on the formation of a government of national unity - "to avoid an institutional vacuum", as he said - legal experts told BIRN that his hands in the formation of a new cabinet are largely tied, and success in this venture looked unlikely.
All that remained for citizens to make their voices heard was to express their displeasure at the political tragedy by banging pots and pans from their balconies in the evening during the partial lockdown.
Good intentions, bad performance:
Ramush Haradinaj in Pristina, Kosovo, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ
Hoxha, who spends her time drawing, creating animation and working at a local all-female design studio, launched her animated short film, 'Kush mytet kapet per shkume' ('The One Who's Drowning Holds on to the Foam'), in December 2019.
The sirens were heard for 78 days and the total number of casualties was never determined. An estimated 1,200 to 2,500 people were killed in the 11 weeks, with total material damage estimated at tens of billions of dollars.
The attack on Serbia, or the FRY, was carried out without UN Security Council approval, which was a precedent.
The reason, as Tanjug unofficially learns, is a telephone summit of EU leaders taking place over a coronavirus pandemic.
Vucic has said earlier that the main topics of talks will be the continuation of dialogue with Pristina and, in particular, the new situation following the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic.