THE CHANCELLERY OF
TEN YEARS OF THE CROWN COUNCIL
Celebrating session presided by
On “Sretenje” 1992, counseling
bodies of the Crown were renewed; Crown Council and Privy Council. Crown
Prince Aleksandar II was in exile at the time, and “Sretenje” was not
the State holiday.
Ten years of the Crown’s Counseling
bodies’ work coincided with the tragic decade in our recent history. At
the time when solutions were sought even where they couldn’t be found,
establishing of the Crown Council reminded that there is a century-long
institution of this nation, one
that it was illegally deprived of , and which Europe recognizes as part of
its own civilization.
People outside political parties, from
the country and the Diaspora were named for the Crown Council:
Mr. Ivan Antić, SANU, Mr. Matija Bećković, SANU, Mr.
Živojin Bumbaširević, SANU, Mrs. Svetlana Velmar Janković, Prof.
Dr. Slobodan Vitanović, Mr. Dragomir Vitorović, SANU, Mr. Miroslav
Gašić, SANU, Mr. Aleks Draganić, SANU, Prof. Dr. Dragoljub Kavran,
Mr. Dušan Kovačević, SANU, Prof. Dr. Nikola Moravčević,
Prof. Dr. Pavle Nikolić, Mr. Milorad Pavić, SANU, Mr. Predrag
Palavestra, SANU, Mr. Slobodan Perović, SANU, Prof. Arch. Branko Pešić,
Mr. Branko Popović, SANU, Mr. Mladen Srbinović, SANU and Prof. Dr.
Đorđe Vid Tomašević. Through all these years the Council has
remained together and unified. The Privy Council, whose
membership is not time limited, today consists of : Arch. Dragomir
Acović, Prof. Dr. Dušan Bataković, Mr. Đorđe Novaković,
and The Hon.Branko Terzić.
The Crown Council and Privy Council
with sorrow and pride remember their deceased members : Mr. Borislav Pekić,
SANU, Mr. Stjepan Dragojlović, Mr. Milorad Ilić, Mr. Borislav
Mihajlović-Mihiz and Mr. Miodrag (Mića) Popović, SANU.
Long-term efforts of the Crown Prince
Aleksandar II to unify Serbian democratic opposition, expressed particularly
at the gatherings in St.Andrew, Banja Luka and Athens, were crowned in the
democratic elections in autumn and winter 2000.
The session celebrating the tenth
anniversary of establishing the Crown Council was held at the Royal Palace,
on February 14, on the eve of “Sretenje”, that in the meantime became
the State holiday, and it was presided, in his parents’ home, by the
restorer of the Counseling bodies of the Crown, His Royal Highness Crown
Prince Aleksandar II.
Belgrade, February 15, 2002
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