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 – A Lapdog To EU

If being “a success story of the European Union and a role model for other countries attempting to get EU membership,” as the newly elected president of the European Commission said this week about Croatia, is an assessment reached through weighing an EU member country’s efforts to suck up to EU needs rather than needs […]

Homage To Ante Starcevic – An Unforgotten Champion Of Croatian Independence

  Today, 28 February 2016 marks 120 years since the death of Dr. Ante Starcevic, one of the wisest ever born among the Croatian people. Starcevic is referred to as the father of the free Croatian nation; a well of energy for freedom and democracy that lasted and lasts. Ante Starcevic (1823-1896) was one of […]

Croatia: Happy Statehood Day

  23 years ago, on 25 June 1991, the Croatian Parliament delivered a constitutional decision on the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Croatia, declaring Croatia an independent State. Croatia would sever itself from communist Yugoslavia.   As evidence in the above video-clip, on that day Franjo Tudjman, the President of Croatia and the […]

Internationally Recognised Croatian Independence Turns 21!

Following an overwhelming vote in favour of independence following a referendum on May 19, 1991 (93.24% in favour with a 83.56% turnout), Croatia declared independence on June 25, 1991, an act which did not initially bring much international recognition, as the European Community established the Badinter Arbitration Committee to investigate legal and compliance issues surrounding […]

The Relentless Betrayal

Originally posted on Eyes of the Mind:
Today, the eighth of October, marks twenty-one years of Croatian independence, twenty-one years since Croatia severed its last remaining ties with Yugoslavia.  It is Croatia’s twenty-first birthday, so to speak, its coming of age.  And this Friday, the twelfth of October, is General Ante Gotovina’s birthday, his seventh…

Croatia: Josipovic’s helter-skelter politics

The palpably ever-present helter-skelter in the Croatian left-wing politics have shown their unsavoury face during the past week, again. It’s blatantly obvious that the head of the Croatian state, President Ivo Josipovic, just like his predecessor Stjepan Mesic has absolutely no visible strategy or ordered plan for the integration of Croatian Serbs into a desired […]

Croatia: Happy Statehood Day!

Today, 25 June 2012 marks the 21st anniversary of Croatian independence. “I declare to the whole world that on this day the Republic of Croatia is proclaimed sovereign and independent state,” were dr Franjo Tudjman’s words on 25th June 1991. Video Transcript: “ In the surrounds of Greater Serbian threats and world diplomacy cynicism the […]

Croatian Anti-EU activists demand postponement of referendum while the Minister of Foreign Affairs Vesna Pusic says if people vote No to EU membership there’ll be no money!

Things are hotting up in Croatia as the designated EU accession referendum date (22 January) draws closer. The “official” campaigns have started early this week. Both the current and the previous government representatives are calling upon the citizens to turn up and vote “Yes” for EU membership. Both governments had not in past years encouraged […]

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