On a warm spring day a few weeks ago, a knot of people shouted angry slogans and hoisted black and white banners at the entrance to Serbia’s grandiose parliament building.
A line of cranes, towering 80 metres above the River Danube, incessantly swings loads of concrete, steel and other equipment into position at Serbia’s most impressive construction site.
In the twilight of her life, the lumbering beast wandered away from her herd on to marshy ground. Stuck, she started to sink. But rather than struggle, the elderly mammoth squatted down and died peacefully
With grime coating the walls and bald patches on the football pitch, western Serbia’s remote metal town of Sevojno looked like a recession victim long before the global downturn.
Country folk driving horse-drawn carts are a common sight in Becej, a sleepy town of 26,000 souls 130km north of Belgrade on the Vojvodina plain. It may seem an unlikely location for cutting-edge Serbian commerce; yet that is exactly what Milenko Tica, head of exports at Sojaprotein.
One of Serbia’s biggest achievements of the past year took place nearly 9,000 kilometres from Belgrade