Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Chiariamo immediatamente due concetti al momento non ancora pienamente razionalizzati da alcuni.
– George Soros è molto vecchio, ma alla sua morte gli subentrerà il figlio Alexander. Se alcuni gioiscono per la continuità di azione delle Open Society Foundations, altri se ne dolgono profondamente.
– Le guerre civili balkaniche degli anni ’90 non hanno pacificato la zona, ma hanno solo esitato in una tregua. Sarà nei Balkani che si decideranno i destini europei.
«Alexander G. Soros (born 1985) is an American philanthropist.
Alexander Soros is the son of billionaire George Soros and Susan Weber Soros. He was raised in Katonah, New York and has a younger brother, Gregory. Soros graduated from King Low Heywood Thomas in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated from New York University in 2009. As of 2012, he is pursuing a doctorate in history at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2014, Soros contributed an essay to the book God, Faith and Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors.
His writing has appeared in: The Guardian, Politico, Reuters, Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The Forward.
He established himself as a philanthropist with his first major contribution to the Jewish Funds for Justice.
According to a 2011 Wall Street Journal profile, Soros’ focus is on “progressive causes that might not have widespread support.” Since then, he has joined the board of directors of organizations including Global Witness (as an advisory board member), which campaigns against environmental and human rights abuses associated with the exploitation of natural resources; the Open Society Foundations, which works to establish government accountability and democratic processes internationally; and Bend the Arc (which was formed by the merger of the Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice in 2012).
Soros continues to donate to political causes as well. In March 2012 he donated $200,000 to the Jewish Council for Education and Research, the organization behind 2008’s “Great Schlep” in support of then-candidate Barack Obama.
In 2012 he established the Alexander Soros Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting social justice and human rights. Among the foundation’s initial grantees are Bend the Arc, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which represents the rights of 2.5 million domestic workers in the U.S., and Make the Road New York, which builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice.» [Fonte]
Tutto ciò che si sarebbe potuto dire per il padre George, lo si potrebbe ripetere per il figlio Alexander.
Il giovanotto, Alexander Soros, sta movendo i primi passi ed ha scelto come agone il cuore dei Balcani: la Serbia. Comportamenti ambigui ed ambivalenti.
«Despite a continuing campaign in Serbia against rights groups linked to George Soros, Serbia’s President held an apparently friendly meeting on Monday with his son, Alexander»
«Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Monday met Alexander Soros, the son of billionaire philanthropist George Soros and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Open Society Foundations»
«The meeting comes at a time of continuing agitation in Serbia – and other countries in Eastern Europe – against Soros-linked groups, which Vucic’s ruling party, the Serbian Progressive Party, has been accused of encouraging»
«The website of the Serbian President said that Vucic had discussed regional cooperation, the Soros-backed Foundation for European Integration of Serbia, reforms in the media and the rule of law in Serbia»
«President Vucic pointed out that the strategic goal and main priority of Serbia is full membership in the European Union, and that Serbia is ready for further reform of society and achieving European standards»
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Riassumiamo in sintesi.
La Serbia di Aleksandar Vucic ambirebbe ad essere ammessa nell’Unione Europea: quindi, prende contatto con il vero padrone dell’Unione per contrattare l’ingresso.
Poi, tutto finirà come per la Turkia.
→ Balkan Inside. 2017-11-20. Serbia President Holds Cordial Meeting With Soros’ Son
Despite a continuing campaign in Serbia against rights groups linked to George Soros, Serbia’s President held an apparently friendly meeting on Monday with his son, Alexander.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Monday met Alexander Soros, the son of billionaire philanthropist George Soros and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Open Society Foundations.
The meeting comes at a time of continuing agitation in Serbia – and other countries in Eastern Europe – against Soros-linked groups, which Vucic’s ruling party, the Serbian Progressive Party, has been accused of encouraging.
The website of the Serbian President said that Vucic had discussed regional cooperation, the Soros-backed Foundation for European Integration of Serbia, reforms in the media and the rule of law in Serbia.
“President Vucic pointed out that the strategic goal and main priority of Serbia is full membership in the European Union, and that Serbia is ready for further reform of society and achieving European standards,” the President’s official website said.
It added that the President told Soros that “despite occasional negative processes in the region, Serbia remains committed to resolving all open bilateral issues with its neighbors through dialogue”.
According to the report, Alexander Soros encouraged Serbia to continue to play “a constructive role in the stability of the Western Balkans”, and added that his Foundation was ready to support reform processes and the development of entrepreneurship, as well as the program of Roma integration in Serbia.
“The two interlocutors agreed that Serbia needs to continue to implement reforms, especially those related to the rule of law”.
Since the Progressive Party came to power in Serbia in 2012, Soros-backed groups have been often accused of financing anti-Vucic and anti-government campaigns.
Vucic himself in March told Pink TV that he believed Soros was linked to anti-government protests both in Serbia and Russia.
“If we look at their [Russian] information, we see the same financiers, from Soros to some others,” he said.
In the same month, a Progressive Party MP, Vladimir Orlic, said be believed that Soros was “the father of the opposition” in Serbia.
Earlier, on January 28, Aleksandar Vulin, Serbia’s Labour Minister claimed that opposition candidates in the upcoming presidential election – which Vucic won – were in the pay of Soros.
Also in January, the right-wing Nasi movement called for a new law that would outlaw the work of Open Society Foundations, following the example of Russia.
Last year, a newspaper sympathetic to the government said Soros was trying to cause “chaos” in the country.
“For the chaos in Serbia, Soros gave almost four million euros,” the tabloid Informer claimed in August 2016. More recently, in November this year, it wrote that “Soros and USAID are hitting Serbia”, adding: “The US is giving 2 million dollars to bring down Vucic.”
This is not first meeting of Vucic with Soros, however. In September this year in New York, Vucic met both George and Alexander Soros, which Vucic later said had been “very interesting”.
“I’ve listened to them, they listened me. We did not deal with gossip, but serious things. We exchanged views of developments in the world, Europe, in the Balkans,” Vucic said, Insajder website reported.
Serbia is far from the only country in the region where Soros-linked groups are routinely accused of subverting the nation and government.
The Hungarian government has regularly accused Soros of planning to flood Europe with immigrants to subvert its identity, and recently promised to set up a “national consultation” on Soros organisations. He has also come under attack from politicians in Poland and Romania.
→ Balkan Inside. 2017-12-19. Serbia Charges Youth Activists for War Criminal Protest
The prosecution brought misdemeanour charges against nine Youth Initiative for Human Rights activists who disrupted a speech by Serbian war crimes convict Veselin Sljivancanin.
The prosecution on Tuesday charged the youth activists with “rude, impudent or reckless behaviour” as well as “insulting, exercising violence, threatening or fighting” for disrupting a speech by Veselin Sljivancanin in the northern town of Beska in January.
They face between 30 and 60 days in prison if convicted.
YIHR activists blew whistles and unfurled a banner with the message “Criminals should shut up so we can talk about victims” at the event at which Sljivancanin spoke, which was organised by the ruling Progressive Party.
Former Yugoslav People’s Army colonel Sljivancanin served a jail sentence for war crimes after being convicted of aiding and abetting the torture of non-Serb prisoners from Vukovar in Croatia in 1991.
The YIHR did not want to comment on the charges ahead of the first hearing before the court next Monday.
But the group’s director, Anita Mitic, accused the prosecutors of backing Sljivancanin.
“The state clearly took the side of war criminals,” Mitic wrote on Twitter.
The activists claim they were the ones who were attacked in Beska, then kicked out of the public venue and had one of their cars damaged.
The Progressive Party insisted in a statement at the time however that the activists caused the clash by disrupting the meeting.
“A group of hooligans interrupted the event… and brutally disturbed the citizens present who were listening to the speakers calmly and in dignity,” the party said in a statement.
The prosecution threw out the criminal charges brought by YIHR activists against unknown perpetrators for the alleged attack on them in Beska.
Sljivancanin also spoke at another Progressive Party meeting in Vrsac on Monday.
He was released in 2011, after serving two-thirds of his sentence.