EU Parliament Elections List 8

Dr. Slobodan Lang

presents the Visions of Joint Movement of Good


The Joint Movement of Good appears symbolically after Easter, and in reality, for the first Croatian elections for EU Parliament.

In this appearance, vision, values, values based proposals, the candidates who give the proposals authenticity and legitimacy are most important.

Why is it like that?

Who are the candidates and why are they appearing?

All of the candidates have, though their work and activities, demonstrated that they are Good people and professionals, as well as through their defence of Croatia and in their various areas of knowledge, arts and social activities.

More than half of them have participated in defending Croatia from Vukovar to Dubrovnik, many acted either as émigrés, advisors, organised the refugees and the displaced and their return to their homes, or were interned in Serb concentration camps.

Half of them are university professors and scientists, as in medicine so too in culture, who hold appearances throughout the world, representing knowledge and Croatia.

They act and work in numerous areas, from all parts of Croatia and abroad.

Not a single one of these candidates has enriched himself/her self, nor have any ever been accused of any wrongdoing. They have lived for Croatia, loved Croatia, gave to Croatia and dreamed of future. That’s why I wrote that I believe in God, that I love People and seek Good, and that everything else is less important.

Firstly, it was essential to defend Croatia from aggression and accusations

Since the late nineteen-eighties to today we had three goals in common: defend Croatia as an independent state, defend the accused and defend the whole of Croatia from the accusations of joint criminal enterprise.

Danijel Rehak (HDLSKL/Croatian Association of Detainees in Serb Concentration Camps ) reveals that there were some 70 Serb held concentration camps, which held captive about 30,000 Croatian people. “About three hundred of the captives were killed in the camps while 2,400 were considered as missing. The whole truth about the camps has not been fully considered.”

Darko Dovranic (president of war correspondents Croatian TV HRT) said:
During the aggression we were guided by the idea that only truth can save us. However, today we have forgotten the truth and a great deal remains unsaid, and the situation is so hard that a person cannot move away from his own problems, let alone worry about problems of someone else. Again, the truth becomes the main criterion according to which we must live”.

For these hard 5,000 days Judge Meron concluded, on 16 November 2012, in the Hague, with these words: “The Appeal Chamber overturns the finding of the Trial Chamber that Joint Criminal Enterprise existed to permanently remove, under force and threat of force, the Serbian civilian population from Krajina”.

After the defence from aggression, the creation of the state and the defence from accusations, the time has now come to place efforts for success of today’s Croatia into the first plan .

Success of Croatia and Europe is now in first place

The time of responsibility, challenges and opportunities is now facing Croatia and Europe.

Visions of founding people had inspired the creation of Europe and Croatia, and the efforts, the suffering and the faith of the whole nation also inspired the defence of Croatia. We would not be living in today’s Croatia without their ideals and their efforts.

Croatia is entering the European Union at a time of harsh economic crisis. Regretfully, even among today’s leaders of Europe and Croatia there is no vision. There is a great number of politicians, bureaucrats, projects and meetings, staggering between a crisis to crisis. In order to depart from crisis we need to abandon the cult of money and return to believing and the ideals, which are the only ways that will lead us away from the existing crisis and open up the paths to employment (work), birth, family, peace and success in Croatia and Europe.

Joint Movement of Good

Our action is an invitation for the awakening of the willingness for the good and sharing the good, for the stimulation of knowledge, for connecting people, performing and transcending the good. Europe, Croatia, all countries and all people of Europe, should, want and can create a better world.

With its visions and concrete propositions Joint Movement of Good calls for Croatia to enter the European Union with pride, and to enrich it with its own ideals, experiences and propositions.

Within European Union, Croatia should advocate a sustainable prosperous economy and realisation of the Human Right to work.

On this point of our Vision we propose the establishment of a committee for full employment and sustainable development. The country that proposes a sustainable development – democratic + economic + ecological + human rights), to be freed from debt within European Union countries, which will mean a long-lasting benefit for all.

I propose to Croatia to immediately put in motion the education of our successful students at the best of the world’s universities. We propose that elected representatives with excessive remuneration jointly form this initiative.

Croatia and Europe must strive towards a healthy family life and an educated population that will pursue happiness, faith in God, goodness and the well being of all people.

That is why we propose a committee for demographic Health (birth, family, elderly, arrangement of living).

We advocate for Croatia to launch Dinners of Good at which, once a year, the invited prominent people would directly get to familiarise themselves with the life of the unemployed, the elderly, the poor and the ill in their own homes. Also, to invite foreigners of European dinner once a year.

Advocating for Nora is an example of people’s wish and readiness to do Good. (Nora Situm was a five year old who suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia and died in Philadelphia children’s hospital at the end of March 2013, soon after she arrived there for experimental treatment, enormous funds for her medical treatment in the USA was raised within days among people of Croatia.)

Croatia and European Union seek humane legal system in which there is no place for exploitation or discrimination of any kind.

Let’s express our respect for the past and our responsibility towards the future by naming our town and city Squares in honour of victims. Let’s return the good people from museums to be among the people by marking with a unique sign each house where the righteous among nations had lived and worked. Let’s show to ourselves and to everybody that a “Righteous war” was fought in Croatia.

Croatia, within European Union, should actively work on connecting European young people towards creating the future and preserving cultural traditions of all countries, members of the European Union.

We propose the establishment European forces of good (humanitarian, educational, work actions …). Every country to propose one book, which would enter into a European library, be translated into all the languages of European Union member states. Every ten years we identify and mark a place in the cities where good has been done, and which should be remembered. Paths of Good will emerge from this.

Croatia and European Union, and their institutions and organisations should follow the processes and paths of democracy and human rights.

As a sign of respect towards smaller nations and countries let’s establish a Forum of smaller countries of Central Europe, let’s adopt the Romani as a nation of Europe (not only minorities within countries), let’s place the Jewish flag at half-mast in front of the European Union Parliament building as a sign of responsibility for the destiny of small nations. (The Holocaust had turned the Jews into minorities).

Croatia, within the European Union, must advocate for every person to participate in the creation of the future.

We propose a European Conference about Good, and let’s sustain a Conference on Croatian future (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, minorities, émigrés and invited internationally).

Let’s introduce an annual award for good deeds in Europe and essays among the young – “My Europe”.

The success of Croatia and Europe

The candidates of the Joint Movement of Good are of a ripe age and experienced in the creation of Croatia, worldly activities and unyielding preservation of ideals.

New generations of yesteryear and of the future can only succeed if they have ideals and if they apply themselves towards their realisation into the reality.

These are such choices and responsibilities – of the candidates and of those who vote.

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  1. I am here in Zagreb and my first impression is that this is the oddest election campaign I have ever seen. It is too quiet. It is like there is no election happening.

    I think that this is a smart SDP strategy to MINIMIZE voter turnout. People are already apathetic and so the left does not want people to think about the election in the hopes they will not vote. The SDP on the other hand will silently rally its supporters to the voting booths and try to win most of the seats.

    The small parties on the right have no resources and have no campaign. I asked two cab drivers and some people on the street whether they know anything about Zavjet and “The Generals” and noone knew anything about them.

    It feels like this will be an election with maybe 45% voter turnout. With the SDP winning the most seats. I wonder how many Serbs will be going to Brussels to represent Croatian interests.

    • Thanks for the info Zeljko. Yes, similar “tricks” were afoot with SDP and the EU Referendum when it comes to voter turnout. But I do trust the voters will come out in great numbers as they realise this is THEIR future. Hopefully word of mouth will bear fruit. There is nothing worse than apathy for a nation, no matter how hard life is. We soldier on – we in diaspora too have learned that.

  2. The times are hard, people have lost much of their fighting spirit from being downtrodden and not listened to. The major parties in Croatia, and some minor ones, have created a political swamp in Croatia which need to be dried out and the course of democracy in Croatia picked up, the life we wanted when we defended Croatia has brought outrage because of corruption and thieving. The hardened Communists do not care about national pride and Croatian national interests.

    So, will I vote at EU Parliament elections? Hell, YES!

    Good luck!

    • Thank you Rovinj. Indeed it’s high time democracy and truly confronting and prosecuting corruption and thievery are brought to account.

  3. Kapetan says:

    Visions I see are what I want to behold. Let’s all strive towards Good. Otherwise we and all will slip into oblivion without even noticing it.

    We cannot turn back but we can move forward! So, let’s vote! Let’s send to the EU Parliament the fresh people from among us, not those who wear down and have worn off the leather in parliament chambers’ seats.

  4. Mission 1 says:

    Another great presentation of Vision of Good.

  5. A Rimac says:

    This whole thing about EU Parliament is like a game people play, only some people. Who will take care of the unemployed, the poor, the lives confused and impoverished because of corruption and theft in Croatia. Ah, yes, we need to remember that everything can’t be solved in a day – so we must put our trust in people and the people I trust are those who provide me with Visions. Who provide me with a picture of how my future may look like.

    I am all for the Good. I am sick and tired of sadness and fear for my future and the future of my children

    • A Rimac, I totally understand your standpoint. Let’s hope our future will be much better. It can only get so if we all chip in.

  6. List #8 is comprised with a list of candidates I would feel extremely confident representing Croatia in the EU parliament. Having said that, I haven’t seen the final compilation of all candidates / lists – anywhere. I’m not an eligible voter, but I like to keep informed. I have obviously missed the information stating where to inform myself of who will all be on the ballot. Ina, can you tell us? Thank you. And keep your momentum going!!!

  7. Seek Truth… and ONLY TRUTH
    May Gospa & God guide us

  8. Ina – thanks! That;s exactly the info I was looking for. I wonder if we can nudge someone from MVEP to re-type this onto their website…

    • Good luck Ana – that should have been done already, perhaps on the website of the State Electoral Commission (Drzavno izborno povjerenstvo) etc but ones mind boggles at the lack of information on those sites.

  9. 100% glasam za Vas.Lijep pozdrav Vama i svima sa liste 8.Bog i Hrvati

    • Hvala Dragutin Tomljenovic!
      Translation of comment: I’ll vote for you 100%. Best regards to you and all from list number 8. God and Croats

  10. Take a look at the anti-Croatian slant of many publications across Europe and the World. Hopefully Croatian EP reps will right this wrong and start to tell the truth about Croatia. Have a read of this publication and what they publish without regard to historical fact…this only furthers the biases against and paints negative images of Croatia…we need to counter every instance of negativism and propaganda against Croatia…Serb know how to do this well, we should learn to do the same…think about how masterfully they were able to be a brutal aggressor committing 90% of war crimes in Croatia and still be able to call themselves victims and have the world accept there point of view…here’s the publication:

    • Thanks Sunman, the article from the link is pathetic, misleading and purposefully unrepresentative of all relevant facts. A dissection would be good, I’ll see what time allows but it will allow something.

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