Thursday, January 11, 2007


By the middle of the first work week of 2007, the new year has been quite obviously setting the tone of things to come. The gorgeous spring-like weather echoes the promises of the hottest year in recorded history

At work it’s hectic and busy which is a welcome change from last year which was slow, uneventful and relatively unsuccessful (although it gave me time to start my blog). One of my colleagues, that I was quite close with, has left the company which is sad. After three years of seeing someone every day, it’s a bit unsettling when things change. On the other hand, in the year when I hope to leave everyone I know behind and move to another continent, I shouldn’t get too worked up about these things.

With this in mind, I’m up to my neck in bureaucracy and to do lists. Hopefully by the middle of March I will know where I stand. If by the middle of March I stand in the right place, hopefully by late August, Ivan and I will be in New York again.

And I can hardly wait. In Serbia, another “milestone” election is around the corner. So much to be lost. Not as much to be gained. Once again “this” year could be decisive. Once again I’m afraid it won’t be.

For me at least, this will be a big year. Huge.
All the best, everyone.


Bg anon said...

Please God let this year be a decisive one.

I share your sentiment and your fears Dejan. In theory two of the issues hanging over Serbia - the Hague and Kosovo should be resolved. NIS should be sold off, a number of other public enterprises such as JAT will also face cuts. I must say personally I'm more prepared to see more radical reform than I was previously.

In theory this will be a new government which should be able push ahead quite quickly considering the fact its early in their term.

That is unless their victory (Democratic Party, lets face it) is unconvincing. And instead we have the old story of Kostunica pulling one way, Tadic another (and perhaps Cedo also pushing).
Worse still if the Democratic Party's victory is unconvincing it may be that more elections will be called.

Lets hope things turn out ok.

Marko said...

My name is Marko :)

Bg anon said...

Sorry Marko I had just been reading Dejans blog when I wrote that.