Croatia: New Fact-finding Research Into WWII Jasenovac Camp Absolutely Essential

  Lies loom large over some historian’s craft. Whether some accounts of history are outright lies or details which have not been proven with evidence presented as fact – they are all lies. And yet, to our dismay, deception hasn’t really figured as a category of historical analysis. Attempts at new fact-finding research into historical […]

Yugoslav Army Aided Serbs In Aggression Against Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Serbian tactics of denial of its aggression against Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and of war crimes committed in the early 1990’s never cease to shock, infuriate and rivets sharp chill-spikes into the spine. The tactics range from playing the victim (when in fact the aggressor), blatant denial, and twisted justification to appearing to […]

Lost Sleeping Beauty (?)

When in the second half of 2014 Croatia’s president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic entered into the race for the Office of the President of Croatia the other candidates’ camp hung a “Barbie” tag upon her. One assumes that the “Barbie” tag relates to her good looks, elegant and fashionable dress but also it maliciously alluded, at […]

Shame on you Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandic

When it comes to unwanted or unwarranted national symbolism promoted or promulgated via monuments then Zagreb’s Mayor Milan Bandic takes the cake! But it’s a bitter and twisted cake that’s being shoved down the citizens’ throats! When it comes to Zagreb, Bandic continues to place priorities on historic monuments that attempt to uplift the communist […]

Croatia: Disenablement of Rights for People With Disabilities

More than 10,000 people with disabilities in Croatia live trapped in institutions, within a model of supports that fits the medical model which modern and functional democracies of the world have left behind some forty years ago, substituting it with a social model, normalising disability as an inclusive part of general community. The destiny of […]

Nesting of Kleptocracy-prone Practices Within Croatian Diplomatic Aggregate

Ignoring and breaching government regulations on contractual recruitment of external consultants, engaging external consultants for work that is listed in diplomats’ job statements, shady deals and payments, external consultant having access to government classified information and thereby national security compromised, sloppy and reckless bookkeeping, missing receipts and explanations of payments made, unexplained and unsupported expenditures, […]

A Croatian Success Story

  By Jonathan Bousfield, Timeout The more popular Zagreb gets as a tourist destination, the more difficult it gets to describe it. Is it really a little Vienna? A cute cousin of Prague? A near-Mediterranean Manchester? Maybe it’s a sign of Zagreb’s ongoing success that labels like these no longer make any sense. With its […]

Serb Aggression Reconciliation Needs Serious Introspect

  To escape from any dire situation requires that you accept two truths: the truth of how you got there and the truth of how you can get out. And the sad truth is that, in all these years since Serb (and Montenegrin) aggression against Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (early 1990’s) Serbia’s leadership and […]

Croatian Fran Karacic in Australia’s World Cup Squad

When at the end of the first week of May 2018 the Australian national football team coach Bert van Marwijk announced his extended Socceroos squad for the World Cup, one name stood out. 22-year-old defender Fran Karacic is undoubtedly the least known member of the 32-man squad, plying his trade in Croatia with Lokomotiva Zagreb. […]

Invictus – Croatian Survival In Face of Communist Crimes Denials

On Friday 18 May 2018 Croatia took over the rotating chair of the Council of Europe (for Croatia also a prelude to its presidency of European Union mandate due in 2020) and judging from the politically treacherous pressure created via allegations of right-wing extremism, neo-fascism and hate speech on the rise (The Council of Europe […]

Croatian Motherland: Matija Pavkovic from Canada

  First published by Croatiaweek.com Matija (23) was born in Mississauga, lived in the United States for a brief period of time when he was young, and then moved back to Canada. In August of 2017, he moved to Croatia. Where in Croatia do your roots lie? My father is from a village close to […]

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