Croatia: Trials And Tribulations Of Celebrating Independence

  During the 1990’s in Croatia people knew that for a state to have its own parliament also meant that the state was independent and sovereign. Long gone are the days, though, when in celebration of 30th May (1990) the Croatian Statehood Day/Day of Independence jubilation spread across Croatia and its diaspora like wildfire and […]

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 […]

Croatia: Happy Statehood Day – Once More!

The Statehood Day in Croatia used to be celebrated on 30th May, while President Franjo Tudjman was alive (died 1999). It marked the day when in 1990 the first post-Communist multi-party Parliament was constituted. Since 2002 June 25th has prevailed as the Statehood Day because it marks the day of Croatia’s declaration of independence from […]

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 […]

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