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"Mia - A Dancer's Journey"

It’s an honour and a privilege to pass this message onto you from Mia Slavenska Dance Preservation Newsletter: Launch of Indiegogo Campaign for “Mia” “Help us bring our Emmy-Award winning film, MIA, A DANCER’S JOURNEY, to Croatian National Television and to Audiences Worldwide. Visit our Indiegogo Campaign. There you can watch a video that explains […]

Croatia: Supreme Court As Constitutional One Before It Orders New Trial In Major Corruption Case Against Former Prime Minister

Tomislav Karamarko
President of Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ
Photo: Marina Cvek

Croatia’s Supreme Court has Thursday 1 October overturned the 2014 Zagreb district court nine-year prison sentence and ordered a retrial for former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, who was jailed for corruption, embezzling millions of euros in public funds via a company named Fimi Media. All other defendants joined in this case of corruption charges by […]

Underpass Launch Presenting Croatian Literature Translated Into English


  The American born, wife and widow of the Croatian freedom activist Zvonko Busic, award-winning author Julienne Eden Busic, whose first novel “Lovers and Madmen” from 2000 brought her inside the world of notable literary creation but also quite central in energising Croatian writers to have their works translated into English, published online and, hence, […]

Diplomatic Quarrels Surge As Refugee Influx Into Croatia Grows Unbearably

Sent here from Belgrade, Serbia
migrants found themselves
not knowing where they were
in the wilderness near Strosinci, Croatia 

 Photo: REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

According to Wall Street Journal (which is also the figure given by Croatian HRT TV news) 67,000 refugees and illegal migrants have come into Croatia over the past 10 days. Confusion, rather ugly and unnecessary recriminations and diplomatic spats between Serbia, Croatia and Hungary gripped the nations throughout the past week and Croatian authorities struggled […]

Helping Refugees Amidst Still Fresh Scars Of War Crimes Against Croatian Tovarnik

Tovarnik, Croatia, September 1991
Some civilians massacred
by Serb forces were found
and buried with dignity

Tovarnik, a Croatian village near the border with Serbia had since 17 November become the newest hotspot in the EU refugee crisis. Refugees and migrants broke through a police line at Tovarnik on September 17, as Croatia struggled to deal with the sudden influx of people. With the border between Serbia and Hungary closed, thousands […]

Croatia Caught in EU Refugee Bedlam

Assisting refugees onto buses
in Croatia
Saturday 19 September 2015

According to Croatian HRT TV news, Saturday 19 September evening edition, 21 000 refugees have entered Croatia from Serbia since Wednesday. The refugees, often referred to as the migrants, mostly from poor or war-torn countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, have streamed into Croatia since Wednesday, after Hungary blocked what had been the […]

Refugee Crisis Diverted To Croatia As Hungary Seals Borders

Syrian refugees reach Tovarnik in Croatia
Photo: Marko Mrkonjic/Pixsell

As Hungary completed its fence and closed all access to it from Serbia on Tuesday 16 September, declared a state of emergency, brought in the new law to impose a prison sentence of up to three years for anyone breaking through the fencing, Serbia – as expected – has commenced loading buses filled with Syrian […]

A Cautionary Epistle To Pope Francis In Relation To Serbia’s Fabrications Against Croatia’s Blessed Alojzije Stepinac

Sarcophagus of
Blessed Alojzije Stepinac
in Zagreb, Croatia

  Papal power is not absolute. The Pope does not have the power to change teaching (or) doctrine. The Pope does not have the power to reverse the Beatification of Croatia’s Blessed Alojzije (Aloysius) Stepinac but, uncomfortably as it may sit with many, the Pope can slow down the process of Canonisation of Blessed Alojzije […]

Croatia: Justice Against Corruption Still In Claws Of Baptism Of Fire

Ivo Sanader, former prime minister of Croatia
Photo: Marko Lukunic

Justice in ridding Croatia of paralysing corrupt practices inherited from the communist power-bases of former Yugoslavia, or at least reducing them so that corruption ceases to stifle democratic progress including the economy, has indeed been a long-suffering entity in Croatia. Croatia that is free from corruption is the new bright position people want Croatia to […]

Vienna Summit and Alpback Forum Fall Short In Solving Europe’s Refugees Crisis

Left to right: Croatian prime minister Zoran Milanovic, 
Albanian prime minister Edi Rama, German chancellor Angela Merkel
 and Austrian president Heinz Fischer 
at the Western Balkans summit in Vienna on 27 August 2015. 
'Finding an EU-wide solution 
to the greatest movement of peoples 
since the second world war
 is an urgent priority.' 
Photo: Georg Hochmuth/EPA

  I’m aware it was high-Summer hot weather on 27 August 2015 when the highest representatives of the Western Balkan countries met with some high EU officials and high representatives of some EU member countries, such as Austria, Croatia, Germany, Italy and Slovenia at the Vienna summit. Given the boiling refugee and illegal migrant crisis […]

Croatia’s Blessed Aloysius Stepinac, WWII Rescue Of Jews and Dr Esther Gitman’s Fact Finding Captivate Pages Of Prestigious US Catholic Historical Review

Blessed Aloysius Stepinac
Front Cover 
Catholic Histoprical Review
Summer 2015 Edition
Catholic University of America Press

  “In 1942, during the mass deportations of Jews to concentration camps, some Jews managed to escape to the Italian Zones of Occupation on the Adriatic. When the Italian authorities realized that so many Jews were flocking to their zone they aimed to deport them back to he Independent State of Croatia ruled by the […]

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