28 May – Croatian Armed Forces Day

Congratulations on the Croatian Army Day to everyone! THANK YOU very much to the volunteers and defenders of the Homeland War, and especially to the volunteers who came to defend Croatia and its independence from the diaspora and Bosnia and Herzegovina! The Day of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia and the Day […]

At General Elections Show Solidarity With The Diaspora – The Most Important Investor And Tax Payer In Croatia

Both cynics and optimists (albeit with a heavy heart) have long indulged in the thinking that corruption (one of the predominant characteristics of doing private or government business inherited from communist Yugoslavia) in Croatia will continue to plague the country simply because the benefit of doing it outweighs its cost. After swindling millions from government […]

Croatia: For Eternal Glory

The Easter story is the story of hope. Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection. The knowledge and sight of Jesus’ crucifixion more than 2000 years ago initially brought a sudden halt to so much hope and promise in the lives of his living, ardent […]

Passionate Returnees For A Better Croatia – An Interview With Mate Pavkovic

  Mate Pavkovic is one of the organizers of this year’s Cro Diaspora Summit, which will be held from 21 to 23 May on the Island Brac. As he revealed in an interview with Direktno.hr, which I have translated here into English, the aim of this summit is to improve the investments of the Croatian […]

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 […]

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: 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’s Government Turning A Deaf Ear To Concerns From Diaspora

  On Saturday 9 November 2019 the 3rd meeting of Government’s Advisory Council for Croats living outside of Croatia was held in the town of Varazdin. The Advisory is made up of some fifty-five Croats from all over the world (9 from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17 from Croatian minorities in European countries and 29 from […]

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 […]

Croatian Diaspora: Don’t Stay Powerless When You Can Do More

In the last thirty years, in particular, the Croatian diaspora worldwide has invested every possible aspect of manpower in supporting our homeland by pouring millions of dollars politically and socially, fighting for Croatian independence and development of democracy, rights, existence, identity, inheritance and sovereignty. Sadly, and unfortunately, to no avail! It seems! Things have not […]

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