Indicted Serb War Criminal Dragan Vasiljkovic Loses Final Battle Against Extradition To Croatia

Dragan Vasiljkovic
aka Captain Dragan
aka Daniel Snedden
Photo: News Ltd

  Dragan Vasiljkovic, a Serb with Australian citizenship known as Captain Dragan during his reported murderous rampages in Croatia as part of Serb aggressing in the early 1990’s, and also known by his adopted name in Australia as Daniel Snedden, has spent the last eight years in Australian prisons as he fought legal battles against […]

Croatian Presidential Elections 2014: For Whom The Bell Tolls

Ivo Josipovic and
Danica Ramljak

    Ever since Stjepan Mesic embarked on his attack (initially covertly then overtly) against Croatia’s first president Franjo Tudjman from about mid-1993, intending to bring down the significance of Tudjman’s cries for democracy and to criminalise Croatian Homeland War the politics in Croatia have often seemed disjointed and often irrational in recent years. After […]

Croatia: Franjo Tudjman’s Prudent Legacy

Franjo Tudjman visits Vukovar
8 June 1997 during the process
of peaceful reintegration of
the Serb-occupied Croatian
Danube region into the
Croatian constitutional and legal system

Fifteen years ago today – Franjo Tudjman, Croatia’s first president and the acclaimed father of the modern, sovereign and democratic Croatia – died from a terminal illness on 10 December 1999. His political drive in the creating of independent Croatia, tearing it away from communist Yugoslavia, rested on his idea of reconciling contradictory elements of […]

Croatian Presidential Elections: Cream Always Rises To The Top

Ivo Josipovic (Left) with
Zoran Milanovic (right/Prime Minister)
Photo: Jurica Galoic/Pixsell

The time to hand in citizens’ signatures supporting individual candidates for the presidential elections expired midnight Saturday 6 December.   Seven candidates may be yet confirmed as running in the elections to be held December 28. The Croatian Electoral office received bundles/boxes of original signatures sheets from: Kolinda Grabar, Kitarovic (Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ and its […]

Presidential Candidate Wants A New Croatia

Milan Kujundzic
Photo: dulist.hr

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for Croatia, dr. Milan Kujundzic, on Sunday 30 November 2014 presented his election platform “The New Croatia”, which at first glance appears rather ambitious and with the high-spirited zeal for change one found way back in 1990 when Croatia decided to secede from Communist Yugoslavia: • New Constitution of […]

Croatia Rejects Unequivocally The Hatred Originating Once Again From Serbia

Croatian Member of EU Parliament
Andrej Plenkovic
Who tabled the critical EUP resolution 
on the Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj

  Significant moves outside Serbia have occurred since my last post on Vojislav Seselj on 23 November and his hate speeches that attempt justifying Serb war crimes across Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early 1990’s. These significant moves do not include an inkling of condemnation of Seselj’s dangerously hateful public outbursts by Serbia’s […]

Celebrating Mia Slavenska – Croatian American Trailblazing Ballerina

Mia Slavenska
A celebrated 
Croatian American ballerina

  California was quite abuzz last week with the premiere of an exciting new documentary film “Mia, a dancer’s journey” last week – featuring one of the most celebrated America’s ballerinas of the 20th Century and a pioneer of American ballet – Mia Slavenska; the Croatian born Mia Corak from the Eastern Croatia city of […]

Madman On The Loose In Serbia Threatens Peace And Human Dignity

Vojislav Seselj,
indicted war criminal
awaiting ICTY verdict

  Vojislav Seselj’s return to Serbia (after being temporarily released from war crimes tribunal in the Hague on account of advanced illness and pending judgment) happened just days before the 23rd anniversary of the fall of Vukovar (18 November), which is a very important date for the Croats and which evidences untold atrocities committed in […]

18 November – Croats Mourn Deeply

Tweet on Vukovar

As I write this post, I watch live streaming Croatian HRT TV coverage from Vukovar – Heroic City, City of Special Piety, City that was on 18 November 1991, after three months of siege under brutal Serb destruction, mass murders, rapes, imprisonments in concentration camps, ethnic cleansing of all non-Serb population, levelled to the ground. […]

Croatia: Blatant Communist Style Intimidation In Presidential Campaigning

Presidential candidate Ivo Josipovic
Photo: Screetshot HRT TV

  At and around election times anything and everything is possible. After all – it is a race the results of which are largely determined by the ordinary person, the voter. Although the official campaigns for presidential elections in Croatia (reportedly to be held 11 January 2015) have not commenced, for months now, the pre-campaigns […]

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