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 […]

Bleiburg Massacres of Croatians – Lest We Forget

  The legacy of the Bleiburg Tragedy (Massacres/genocide of Croatian freedom fighters and civilians) by Yugoslav communist forces, aided by the WWII Allies, is catastrophic for human rights. Today, 12 May 2018, the annual memorial mass and remembrance at the field of Bleiburg, Austria, of hundreds of thousands victims who fell starting with 15 May […]

Croatia: Communist Bacteria Fester

A painful fury sets in. This week, authorities in Zagreb, Croatia, had actually permitted a march through its streets of some two hundred people who call themselves the Immortal Partisan Detachment and who stated they were marching to raise public awareness of people who gave their lives for a free Croatia (World War II)! The […]

Existential Threats For Croats Of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  The outdated 1995 Dayton Accords for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), devised to stop the 1990’s war only stopped the war but did not bring true peace or stability to the country. Bosnia and Herzegovina has for the last two decades remained frozen in time of the days of the war, only instead of gunshots […]

Croatia: Repeat of Serbian Mind-numbing Political Violence

One doesn’t need to think too hard to clearly formulate an answer to the question: what does it say about Serbian society when a convicted war criminal, Vojislav Seselj (and others) is not made an outcast from the country’s political power corridors but is actually helped and promoted to pursue the evil and the hatred that […]

ANZAC Day – Lest We Forget!

Son of Croatian immigrants to Western Australia Leslie Thomas “Tom” Starcevic (Starcevich) received the Victoria Cross medal for his outstanding bravery. Victoria Cross is the highest decoration for gallantry “in the face of the enemy” that can be awarded to members of British and Commonwealth armed forces. Citation “Private  Leslie Thomas ‘Tom’  Starcevich was a member of 2/43rd […]

Croatia: Guise Of Secular Pursuits

  One wonders how much of the current uproar and hullabaloo from the former Yugoslav communist party political heirs (Social Democratic Party/SDP, GLAS party…), now in government opposition, pressuring the review of the so-called Vatican Agreements (signed in late 1990’s, these represent a legal framework of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the state […]

Croatia: Cranking up Demographic Panic

The demographic panic that the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has on Tuesday 17 April 2018 injected with a new, curious and cranked up alarmist notch in the coastal town on Sibenik leaves a sour taste of the absurd, of hollow political point-scoring, and I certainly cannot see the logic nor much justification for it; […]

Croatia: Hague Judgement Against Serb Vojislav Seselj Brings No Liberation From Fear Of Violence And Hatred

Paragraph 175 of the Appeals Chamber, The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT), judgment dated 11 April 2018 (PDF judgement) found the Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj guilty of crimes against humanity in relation to his public speeches actions targeting persecution and forcible deportation of Croatians living in Vojvodina province in Serbia. Seselj did […]

Staying Or Working In Croatia – Visa Requirements

Sorting out or summarising in “Plain English” the information available on the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia for foreigners who wish to stay or work in Croatia, as current in April 2018, has smartly and aptly been carried out by The Dubrovnik Times and it’s well worth reposting the information here as the […]

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