Michael Palaich – Up Close And Personal For Croatia’s Freedom: “For Baka’s Homeland” A Book Review

“For Baka’s Homeland”/Michael Palaich – a book review by Ina Vukic Up close and personal – for freedom of Croatia! Michael Palaich’s “For Baka’s Homeland” is a soothingly powerful, reinvigorating and captivating book about roots of the invincible patriotism for his grandmother’s (baka’s) homeland lovingly cultivated far away from that homeland, in America. The object […]

Requiem for Bela Nemeth by Vladimir Jakopanec

(Book written in the Croatian language) A book review by Ina Vukic, February 2020 With the quiet, subdued, confused and detached exterior of Bela Nemeth throughout this novel the reader cannot shake off the constant feeling of suspense, of expectation, as to when Bela will, finally, lash out at the world around her and pour […]

THE PSYCHOTIC LEFT – THE GREATEST THREAT TO CROATIA

  Speech by retired general Zeljko Glasnovic, Member of Croatian Parliament, Zagreb, on January 21-22, 2020 (Translated into English by Tom Sunic, translation edited by Ina Vukic): “It’s now one month after the Presidential elections in Croatia and still we come across endless discussions being held about the election results. However, all these political palavers […]

Croatia: The Treason In Kreso Beljak

Today many countries’ laws forbid acts that are called treason, including insurrection and attempted coups (internal treason) and cooperating with foreign powers and enemies abroad. More loosely, people use the word to mean any serious betrayal of trust. Dictionaries define a traitor as a person who betrays someone or something, such as a friend, cause, […]

What advice would Nelson Mandela give to Julienne Busic?

Translation into English of article written by Ivan Pepic, Vecernji List  „Julienne Busic is once again the target in certain media of cyber-bullying and false accusations. This time the impetus is her support for Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in the second round of presidential elections on January 5“, writes Ivan Pepic in his Vecernji List blog-sphere. Certain […]

Croatian Language Project Elevated To Cultural Heritage Status

Language is much more than a device for communication. Language holds irreplaceable cultural significance, ancestral memories, and heritage, unique knowledge and traditions. Language presents us with a way of asserting a person’s or nations identity or distinctiveness from another. For anyone who knows the oppression and suppression of the Croatian language through history, particularly during Yugoslavia times when […]

Croatia: In The Quandary Of Voting For A “Lesser of Two Evils”

Voting is a matter of morality. It cannot be done without considering others as well as our own self. Voting often involves agonising moral trade-offs, agonising over the need to suppress one’s own political, ideological, economic ideals if one is to vote for one and not for the other. Decision to abstain from voting also […]

For Baka’s Homeland: Eyewitness To The Birth Of A State By Michael Palaich

  While in the coming weeks I intend to write in depth about this new book by Michael Palaich, just ahead of Christmas, I wish to say that for the vast majority of people of Croatian descent, in particular, born or living outside of Croatia, this new book is as relevant to life and as […]

Croatia: Winning Votes Requires A “Cluster-Bomb” Approach

The imminent Presidential elections in Croatia set for 22 December 2019 are shaping up as a three-horse race, possibly a four-horse race, despite there being 11 candidates who qualified for the running. According to polls three frontrunners are Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (the current incumbent backed by the struggling in popularity stakes ruling political party HDZ/Croatian Democratic […]

Croatia: Championing Small Business With Western Knowhow – Interview With Eugene Brcic Jones

Launching Venatus Jones Business Breakfasts in Zagreb on 11 December 2019! “Our ultimate goals is to become a bridge for diaspora to move to Croatia”   When Eugene Brcic Jones packed his family, Australian wife Michelle and toddler daughters Eden and Emerson on an adventure to Croatia over two years ago, the plan was to […]

Croatia: In The Throes Of Threat Of Illiberal Democracy

  November 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. While for Germany it meant reunification of the country, for communist countries in Europe it meant fall of communism, fall of totalitarian regime, was imminent. For Croats living abroad at the time who pined for democracy and freedom, who fled communist […]

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