Following an overwhelming vote in favour of independence following a referendum on May 19, 1991 (93.24% in favour with a 83.56% turnout), Croatia declared independence on June 25, 1991, an act which did not initially bring much international recognition, as the European Community established the Badinter Arbitration Committee to investigate legal and compliance issues surrounding […]
Reblogged from Eyes of the Mind: Today, the eighth of October, marks twenty-one years of Croatian independence, twenty-one years since Croatia severed its last remaining ties with Yugoslavia. It is Croatia’s twenty-first birthday, so to speak, its coming of age. And this Friday, the twelfth of October, is General Ante Gotovina’s birthday, his seventh in […]
The palpably ever-present helter-skelter in the Croatian left-wing politics have shown their unsavoury face during the past week, again. It’s blatantly obvious that the head of the Croatian state, President Ivo Josipovic, just like his predecessor Stjepan Mesic has absolutely no visible strategy or ordered plan for the integration of Croatian Serbs into a desired […]
Today, 25 June 2012 marks the 21st anniversary of Croatian independence. “I declare to the whole world that on this day the Republic of Croatia is proclaimed sovereign and independent state,” were dr Franjo Tudjman’s words on 25th June 1991. Video Transcript: “ In the surrounds of Greater Serbian threats and world diplomacy cynicism the […]
Croatian Anti-EU activists demand postponement of referendum while the Minister of Foreign Affairs Vesna Pusic says if people vote No to EU membership there’ll be no money!
Things are hotting up in Croatia as the designated EU accession referendum date (22 January) draws closer. The “official” campaigns have started early this week. Both the current and the previous government representatives are calling upon the citizens to turn up and vote “Yes” for EU membership. Both governments had not in past years encouraged […]