This is a small crack of light but these people have an awfully long way to go. Serbians are naturally deeply supersticious, giving the church a very tight hold there.
Another reason to support the EU – Serbia would not have these anti-discrimination laws if not preparing for accession and implementing the non-discrimination directives.
One can be very sweeping about this and say that countries that have lived under authoritarian dictatorships (and that does mean Eastern Europe) are more prone to having problems with individual liberties and Human Rights issues.
Where organised religion developed as one of the few genuine expressions of individuality and freedom it is going to take a while for more tolerant and modern ideas of individuality to take root.
It will happen , but people will have to hang on in there, as they say.
Good news. As their desire to join the EU grows we should see more of this, hopefully.
Also as more Serbs travel around the EU they will see things in a new light.
Yes – another reason to oppose the UKIP.
Herers a possible avenue for helping going forward in Serbia
Back in WWII the croation Utashe – nut case nationalists – catholics mass murdered / deported several hundred thousand serbs – because they were also from the eastern orthodox church. Jews btw got the same horrific treatment that in several books I’ve read even sickened the nazi officers. (the SS did the dirty work)
As usual its the church of rome which created another not always realize genocide.
Rome is the Mecca of the western world.
Good news and let’s hope that it will be the first of many positive steps in Serbia?
How many years has it been since Turkey tried to join the EU? It’s still not made much progress. It has a secular government yet Islam still appears to be sticking it’s oar in and holding back progress.
Those baltic states, Poland aren’t much better and as for Greece, well…….