Croatia: Dandelion-like First Round Local Elections Results

  To some people the dandelion is simply a bother, to others it is something that means a great deal. Overall, blow on the dried dandelion flower and particles fly all over the place, with no definite pattern to rely upon unless their landing is scooped into a meaningful shape. Were one to focus on […]

In Defence Of Croatian Community Of Herceg Bosna

The ICTY Trial Chamber 2013 conviction of the “Croatian Six from Herceg Bosna” (currently awaiting Appeal Chamber decision) has motivated dr. Mato Arlovic (a Judge at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia) to awaken his research in constitutional law within the expertise written for the purposes of defence before he had become a […]

Bleiburg – Evoking Memories Of Victims Of Heinous Communist Crimes

Do not permit anyone telling you differently: commemorating the Croatian victims of mass murders by the hand of communist Yugoslavia in May 1945 at Bleiburg, Austria, and along the so-called Way of the Cross, after WWII had ended, is and always has been just that. Not a nostalgic celebration of the WWII Ustashe ideology as […]

Croatia: When Business Mixed With Politics

When Croatia’s government recently took over the administration of its largest firm – Agrokor – that employs some 60,000 people it also took over the solving of the company’s six billion dollars in debt. A possible collapse or bankruptcy could bring the new government that’s at the moment barely holding onto life down with it […]

Victims Of Post-WWII Communist Crimes Remembered At Jasenovac

  In October 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution gave birth to the deadliest ideology in human history – Communism. That disease spread like wildfire. To date Communism has claimed more than 100 million lives worldwide and to quote Nigel Jones : “The 20th century witnessed death and slaughter on an unprecedented scale…Josip Broz Tito’s (described as […]

Averting Yet Another Collapse Of Croatian Government

When upon my return from Croatia a few weeks ago I wrote about my observations on the state of the country one thing that rattled me a great deal was the extent to which the threatening bankruptcy of one private company (Agrokor) was shaking-up the whole country. Subsequently, Croatia was faced with an almost unprecedented, […]

French Presidential Elections Matter To Croatia

  The French nation has had a gutful of socialist rule and mindset. No doubt about that. The first round of Presidential elections held Sunday 23 April gives evidence to landslide rejection of the leftist, liberal strongholds of power. In a seismic shift of voter sentiment centrist Emmanuel Macron and right-front Marine Le Pen will […]

Croatia: Denial Of Communist Crimes Fanning The Flames Of National Disunity

Democracies are no strangers to national disunity even the oldest and most developed ones and Croatia is no different as in it the moral philosophies of individualism and solidarity with the multitudes of political parties and movements clash, battling for the soul of Croatia. Conservatives or the right wing stand behind the philosophy of democratic […]

One Place Of Execution Of More Than 40,000 Innocent Croats

  By Roman Leljak Translated into English by Ina Vukic with permission from Roman Leljak   In June 1945 the Partisans committed the biggest genocide against the Croatian people at Kocevski Rog (Slovenia). The liquidations were not a necessary evil, a mistake or a liquidation of the collaborators of the occupier; it was a planned […]

Croatian Economy: Rogues, Thieves And Other Vermin

When the government of a former communist country (Croatia) brings about and takes over with forced administration a calamitously failed private company (it subsidised and helped along the way as did the communist Yugoslavia regime via nationalisation of private assets and borrowed money injections) the gut tells you, regardless of the threat of thousands of […]

Croatian Defence Council HVO Celebrates 25th Anniversary

While the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is to celebrated under the auspices of the Croatian National Assembly in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the HVO and Homeland War unit for the veterans across more than 42 municipalities during this weekend and after, it was the […]

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