EU, Croatia and Brexit

  The European Union has seen numerous crises come and go and some staying stubbornly put – e.g. last year’s rejection by many member states to take in EU-stipulated quotas of refugees/migrants, but the 23 June 2016 Brexit vote in the United Kingdom has perhaps forced upon the EU the biggest crisis yet – bigger […]

Europe’s Dithering Compassion Ignites Fears Of Inability To Cope With Refugee Crisis In Croatia

  In the second half of 2015, the Eastern, the South-Eastern European and the Balkan countries caused an overwhelming number of headlines when it comes to migration. Hundreds of thousands of migrants/refugees from the Middle East made their way to the West through Greece, Macedonia and Serbia, as well as Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia. All […]

Croatia: Normality Not Possible On Humanitarian Catastrophe Skid Row

  The flood of people shows no sign of slowing even though cold, wet and miserable weather conditions have set in. Over 250,000 refugees and migrants have passed through Croatia in past six weeks with the increasing likelihood and fear that transfer to other countries such a Slovenia to assist them in reaching their desired […]

Diplomatic Quarrels Surge As Refugee Influx Into Croatia Grows Unbearably

According to Wall Street Journal (which is also the figure given by Croatian HRT TV news) 67,000 refugees and illegal migrants have come into Croatia over the past 10 days. Confusion, rather ugly and unnecessary recriminations and diplomatic spats between Serbia, Croatia and Hungary gripped the nations throughout the past week and Croatian authorities struggled […]

Croatia Caught in EU Refugee Bedlam

According to Croatian HRT TV news, Saturday 19 September evening edition, 21 000 refugees have entered Croatia from Serbia since Wednesday. The refugees, often referred to as the migrants, mostly from poor or war-torn countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, have streamed into Croatia since Wednesday, after Hungary blocked what had been the […]

Vienna Summit and Alpback Forum Fall Short In Solving Europe’s Refugees Crisis

  I’m aware it was high-Summer hot weather on 27 August 2015 when the highest representatives of the Western Balkan countries met with some high EU officials and high representatives of some EU member countries, such as Austria, Croatia, Germany, Italy and Slovenia at the Vienna summit. Given the boiling refugee and illegal migrant crisis […]

Suffocating Refugees and Illegal Migrants Avalanche Heading Croatia’s Way

Countless thousands of refugees and illegal migrants from war-torn Syria, Iraq and other Middle East territory, Africa… are reaching Europe via Greece and Italy as points of entry in particular. According to interviews published on all world’s media all those coming from Greece across Macedonia and Serbia and Hungary are intent on making it to […]

Croatia: Present Actions For Future and From Past: A Disquieting Mismatch

  Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic visited Germany on Tuesday 17 March on a mission that adds warmth to recently cooled ties between the two countries. Welcoming the Croatian leader to Berlin, President Joachim Gauck emphasised that Germany was home to least 240,000 Croats who had enriched German society. Gauck affirmed that Croatia is an example […]

Croatia: Benghazy Scrubber Scrubs Western Balkans

  Lately, Victoria Nuland, US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, is best known, or, rather, notorious, for her role in objecting to the initial set of the Benghazi attack talking points when she reportedly asked that references to al Qaeda and previous CIA warnings about threats posed to U.S. diplomats in Libya […]

Let’s Create the Europe of Good

Dr. Slobodan Lang headed the list of candidates for the Joint Movement of Good that ran for the European Union Parliament elections in Croatia last month. Although the group of candidates did not succeed in achieving seats in the EU Parliament the underlying election platform of the group lives on, in the hope that future […]

Spiegel Spiegel, on the wall …

Into 22nd year of independence from Communist Yugoslavia. Into 22nd year when Yugoslav passports ceased to exist – became null and void. Into 22nd year when country of birth on passports, birth certificates and all such major personal identification documents for those born on Croatian soil ceased to be Yugoslavia, replaced with Croatia. And yet, […]

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