Croatia: To Schengen Or Not To Schengen

Map of Schengen Area 2013
(Click image to enlarge)
Photo credit: ec.europa.eu

  When at the end of the 16th century Shakespeare, in Hamlet, inserted his soliloquy “to be or not to be” little did he know that its popularity would endure centuries and be called upon in almost every aspect of human existence, leaving the character of his moody Prince irrelevant to the plight. The 21st […]

Croatia: The Case Of Journalist Karolina Vidovic-Kristo And A Rude Awakening To Denial Of Human Rights

Karolina Vidovic-Kristo
Photo: Patrik Macek/Pixsell

  One would think that the firing or hiring of a journalist (or any employee, anywhere) is a matter that is not newsworthy and that any breaches of employee’s rights in the process are private legal matters to pursue. However, when the firing or hiring alerts one to blatant breaches of human rights, to the […]

Croatian President-Elect Calls Upon UN As “Watchdog” Of Peace To Consider Action On ICTY Decision

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
President-elect of Croatia
Inset: Vojislav Seselj, indicted war criminal

Ever since indicted war criminal Vojislav Seselj was released from the International Criminal Tribunal/ICTY last November on account of his reported terminal illness, pending judgment, his public appearances in Serbia, filled with ethnic hatred, keep raising unrest and fear. In early December 2014, the ICTY prosecution filed a motion seeking that Seselj’s temporary release be […]

Croatia: Ethnicity Must Not Determine Allegiance

Allegiance to the Croatian Flag
Photo:pixgood.com

An ethnic minority is in dictionary terms referred to as a group of people of a particular race or nationality living in a country or area where most people are from a different race or nationality. Allegiance to one’s country to the benefit of that country is called patriotism and it is a positive force […]

Congratulations, Madam President Of Croatia – Now Comes The Hard Part!

11 January 2015 Victory Night
Centre: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President elect of Croatia
Right: Jadranka Juresko-Kero, Election Campaign Leader
Standing behind Grabar-Kitarovic to left:
Tomislav Karamarko, President of Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ

  Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the newly elected President of Croatia has achieved an amazing victory even though the winning margin between her and her opponent Ivo Jospovic in numerical value is considered minimal or very low. But to achieve victory in so profoundly politically divided country at this particular time of economic slump and brinks of […]

Welcome Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic – The New President Of Croatia

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
President of the REpublic of Croatia
(Photo: screenshot www.kolinda.hr)

  Croatia has its first woman President! As thought before the election results were close, at almost dead-heat or the narrowest of margins: Grabar-Kitarovic more than 50% and Ivo Josipovic more than 49%. The Croatian people have made it clear that they crave a new direction in the Office of the President of Croatia. With […]

Croatia: Presidential Elections And The Light Of Lighthouses

Lighthouse Savudrija Croatia

As the final voting for new president of Croatia on Sunday 11 January nears, the electoral blackout has begun. And so, all I can say is to wish for the voters to find their way to the home they wish to have through voting. A home that unites all of its people whether they live […]

Croatia: Known High Love Or Alleged High Treason In Next President?

Croatian Presidential Candidates

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
and
Ivo Josipovic

  It was in May 2014 when I wrote about the proposal and plans to establish in Croatia a National Ethics Tribunal (HNES): “A group of citizens of Croatia has decided to establish the Croatian National Ethics Tribunal, which will not have behind it the force of the police or the State court system. It […]

Croatia: With Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic “Berlin Wall” To Finally Tumble Down

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
Candidate for President of Croatia

In one week, on January 11, Croatian presidential candidates Ivo Josipovic and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic face their final battle for the Office of the President. One of the more significant platforms pursued by Grabar-Kitarovic in her election campaign is “the return to where Franjo Tudjman stopped”. “He (Tudjman) is a man who gathered us all around […]

Croatian Presidential Elections Set Dead-Heat Conditions For January Run-off

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
at post-election gathering in Zagreb
Photo: www.hdz.hr

  The Social Democrat and left wing coalition backed incumbent, Ivo Josipovic, and the conservative rival backed by the Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ and its coalition, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, are heading for a showdown in a run-off presidential election on January 11 in Croatia. The latest unofficial results published (1.00 a.m. on 29 December Croatia time) by […]

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