An exhibition of new images from Goli Otok go on display at the Cultural Centre of Belgrade on Thursday evening gives a contemporary view of the former prison camp, which photographer Milomir Kovacevic described as "the biggest 'stain' on Yugoslavia, communism, the [Communist] Party and [Josip Broz] Tito".
The buildings are crumbling, some have turned into small businesses - there is a car mechanic shop, a bodega, a storage facility of some kind, an abandoned, overgrown and depressing-looking children's playground, and an office of the ruling political party. The shiny new Usce shopping centre glitters through the treetops.
Bosnian photographer Milomir Kovacevic's disturbing photographs of the former Yugoslav communist-era prison camp on Goli otok have gone on show in Sibenik as a part of an alternative festival in the Croatian town.
Over 1,300 people have signed a not-quite-serious online petition to re-open the infamous Yugoslav Communist-era prison camp on Goli Otok [Bare Island] - but not to punish political dissidents.
They say the camp inmates should be criminals of a different type - people who have robbed the country of its wealth and impoverished society.
BELGRADE - By a decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, 14 Serbian World War II veterans have been decorated on occasion of Defender of the Fatherland Day, a national holiday in the Russian Federation.
Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin presented the decorations late Thursday at a ceremonial reception he hosted to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day.
Croatia's State Office for State Property Management, DUUDI, has launched a campaign to sell off state property and raise cash to fill budget holes.
The DUUDI has already launched tenders for three state-owned hotels, the Imperial on the island of Rab and the Maestral and Plat, in Dubrovnik, all running at a loss.