Brian Interviews President Of Liberland
On April 13, a Czech politician named Vit Jedlicka staked a flag in a piece of no-man’s land on the Danube River and declared himself the President of Liberland. His new country has a motto: Live and Let Live — but no actual population, or any infrastructure, or official recognition from any country in the world.
Going into July, it’s hard to know how seriously to take Jedlicka; his budget relies on donations from the sale of things like “Sex, Drugs & Liberland” T-shirts, and his email address includes the word president, except spelled with a ”z.”
Yet if he’s playing the straight man then he is seriously committed. When I reached him by Skype, he was at the G7 meeting in Germany, he said, to get more contacts to diplomats, as well as media, “to push idea of Liberland forward.”
Liberland: hundreds of thousands apply to live in world’s newest ‘country’
Eurosceptic Czech politician Vit Jedlicka reveals aspirations for ‘anti-state’ on 7 sq km patch of Serbo-Croat no man’s land
Accessible only by car via miles of winding, dusty Croatian roads, Gornja Siga – current population zero – is an unlikely testing ground for a plan to shape the world’s political future. It is a secluded area where verdant forest meets white sand on a western bank of the river Danube. The only signs of life are a single dilapidated building with a curious flag flying outside, pheasants, deer, the occasional wild boar, and eagles and falcons overhead.