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 […]

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 […]

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