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 […]

Croatia: Interview With Hrvoje Zekanovic

With conservative political orientation Hrvoje Zekanovic was elected into the Croatian Parliament in 2016. Prior to that, having graduated from the University of Zagreb, he worked for some ten years as a Geography professor in the coastal town of Sibenik. His political and parliamentary career has so far marked a rather high public profile in […]

Dishing Out Crumbs To Croatian Diaspora In New Croatian Citizenship Amendment Act

The Croatian Parliament has on October 18, 2019, passed the Croatian Citizenship Amendment Act (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o hrvatskom državljanstvu) and the amendments will come into effect as of, and including, 1st January 2020. So what are the changes/amendments to the Croatian Citizenship Act or law that are of particular interest to […]

Australian Croats With Zeljko Glasnovic MP

Retired General Zeljko Glasnovic, Independent Member of Croatian Parliament for Croats living abroad and in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been touring Australia since the 17th of October 2019 and as his tour draws to an end, I asked him about his experiences and observations:     You have spent the past 12 days visiting […]

Croats of Australia Celebrate 50 Years of the Australian Croatian Club O’Connor in Canberra

When, in 1979, Mario Despoja, Chargé d’Affaires of the Croatian Embassy in Canberra, raised and founded by the Australian Croatian immigrant community defying Communist Yugoslavia and advocating for an independent Croatia, left the building for the last time, as required by the laws of Australia and Communist Yugoslavia, one thing is for certain: in his […]

Nobel Prizegiving Decisions: Gone To The Dogs

War Crimes Apologist Peter Handke To The Critics Of Genocide Perpetrated By Serbs: “You can stick your corpses up your arse!” No declarative words can describe the emotions and content triggered by this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature better than the idiom “gone to the dogs”. Nobel Prize has all gone badly wrong and lost […]

Croatia: The End of Anti-Fascism

A European Parliament resolution has 19 September 2019 condemned Communism as equivalent to Nazism. To my view equating communism with Nazism is not enough; communism or its fantasy name of anti-fascism surpasses in the bulk of its crimes any other regime known to humanity. The moral superiority Anti-Fascists of Croatia (of Yugoslavia and all other […]

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