And Croatia’s Child Poverty Is Alarming – UNICEF

Excerpt from UNICEF Report on Child Poverty

  A UNICEF report “Children of the Recession” released Tuesday 28 October in Rome says that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since the financial crisis began in 2008. The total number of children living in poverty in rich countries has risen to an estimated 76.5 […]

Croatian Woman Veteran Dies Rallying For War-Invalids’ Rights

Nevenka Topalusic
Croatian Homeland War
Veteran and War-Invalid
Held Onto Her Courage To Her Death

  What a tragic and sad week it has been for Croatia. “I’m here because this injustice is killing me. I went to war so that my children could have a better future but it turns out life is not better for me or for my children. I’m here today explicitly to fight for myself […]

Tour-de-force Raid In Croatian Capital Zagreb Over Corruption

From left: Slobodan L:jubicic, Milan Bandic and Petar Pripuz

On late afternoon/evening Sunday 19 October 2014 police in Croatia’s capital Zagreb have arrested 19 people from the city’s Mayor’s office and associated business holdings. Croatian and the world media are full of this story, as it certainly appears more like a political tour-de-force raid against the city’s authorities rather than a normal train of […]

Communist Crimes: Tito’s Murder Squads Targeted All Croats Who Opposed His Regime

Defendants Josip Perkovic , left, 
and Zdravko Mustac, second right, 
former members of the Yugoslav secret service, 
arrive for their trial in a Munich courtroom 
Friday Oct. 17, 2014. A former head of Yugoslavia’s 
secret service and a one-time subordinate 
have gone on trial in Germany 
over the 1983 killing of a Croatian national in Bavaria. 
Zdravko Mustac and former subordinate Josip Perkovic, 
who later created independent Croatia’s spy agency, 
are both charged with being accessories
 to the murder of Stjepan Djurekovic. 
The dissident was shot and beaten on July 28, 1983 
in a garage in Wolfratshausen, near Munich.
 (AP Photo//Michaela Rehle,Pool)

  How much the “West” will have to answer for – or at least express profound regret – as its complicity in Communist crimes is gradually revealed, may be something that will come to light in no other place but Germany. The past couple of decades have been marked with trickles of information, which suggested […]

Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina Secure A Spot On The Country’s Power Bench

dr Dragan Covic - Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ BiH
Elected Member of the Presidency of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Photo: Zeljko Milicevic

    An eyeball overview of media outputs, particularly British, since Sunday 12 October 2014 – when general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) closed – tells us that candidates from “nationalist rival ethnic groups” (Bosniak [Muslim], Croat and Serb) achieved victory! It’s difficult to say whether the negative spin or connotation in these mainstream […]

Croatia: New Payments For Sports Excellence Reflect Communist Mentality

Ante Zanetic

  A new article/regulation within Croatia’s Sports Law has since late 2013 made provisions for the “permanent monetary monthly payments to Olympic and Paralympic games medal winners, to winners of medals at Olympic games for the deaf and world competitions in Olympic sports and disciplines”. This applies to medal winners within the national representation of […]

Croatia: Hard-Won Independence

Croats overjoyed on 7 October 1991 that
Franjo Tudjman survived an assassination attempt
PHOTO: Reuters

While Croatia celebrates its Independence Day on 25 June today, 8 October is also a day for celebrations and so is 30 May. It’s a national holiday that marks the final “administrative” step in Croatian Independence, a day when Croats celebrate the unanimous decision of the Croatian Parliament to terminate the link between Croatia and […]

Croatia: President’s Chief Adviser Axed Amidst Attempt To Rock Foundations Of Independence From Communist Yugoslavia

Dr Franjo Tudjman
Ushers Croatia Out Of Communism - 1991
Photo: www.franjotudjman.hr

  It is pre-election campaign for Croatian President time and the current incumbent Ivo Josipovic, who wants another mandate, has axed one of his chief advisers, Dejan Jovic, for stating the country’s 1991 independence referendum as non-liberal and undemocratic. There is, however, little, if any, public trust in the sincerity of this move by Josipovic. […]

Radovan Karadzic Genocide Against Croats And Bosniaks ICTY Trial At Its End

Radovan Karadzic - Photo: AP

  On Monday 29 September 2014 the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague heard the Prosecution’s final arguments in the genocide and war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, charged with some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II, including the Srebrenica massacre of […]

Croatia: Smearing Will Not Stick To Kolinda – She Is A Leader

Croatian presidential candidate
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
on "Sunday at 2" TV program 21 September 2014
Photo: Screen shot

Rushed, half-baked backroom deals that are doomed to wither away into economic impact nothingness, slow chipping away at corruption by processing “top dogs” instead of building anti-corruption monitoring in all places of public office, or measures of nationalistic pride will not save Croatia from economic bankruptcy and social disintegration. Leadership will! Presidential Candidate Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic […]

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