Croatia 2032: Ghost Towns and Tumbleweeds?

  The topic of demographics and the alarming rates of people, particularly the young, leaving Croatia in search of work and prosperity is, and has been for a few years now, on every government or opposition politician’s lips,  and the country’s president’s. But absolutely no national remedial strategies issued, absolutely nothing seems to have changed, […]

EC’s Donald Tusk’s Pep Talk Elates Croatian Parliament

European Council president’s, Donald Tusk’s Monday 16 January speech in the Croatian parliament celebrating 25 years since the international recognition of Croatia’s independence was a well-received congratulatory recitation of Croatia’s accomplishments with a succinct nudge as to future directions awaiting the country. The deepest political thrust of his speech, however, appears in his mention of […]

About Removing Liberty For Serbia On Croatian Soil

As Americans grow increasingly weary of involvement in messy overseas conflicts and espionage-flavoured intrigues, foreign dignitaries’ travel to US has in this transition time between two administrations grown increasingly more complicated —and potentially perilous to their political aggregate — as they try to show their foreign policy bona fides to America. For the foreign policy […]

Croatia: Teasers, Tinsel and Tassels For Christmas

Were I to put together Christmas messages and wishes from Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, from Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and from State Secretary head of government’s office for Croats living abroad Zvonko Milas, I would end up with a mangled and aloof heap of teasers, tinsels and tassels I couldn’t possibly reuse on next year’s […]

Croatia, Communist Crimes and Fidel Castro’s Death

  Cuba’s Fidel Castro, who died at the age of 90 on Saturday 26 November 2016, attracted divided views about him throughout his almost six decades in power in one form or another. Most saw him as a ruthless and murderous despot while others hailed him as a revolutionary hero. Of course the communists and […]

Croatia: Candles For The Unforgotten – 25 Years On

Friday 18 November 2016 more than a 120,000 people took part in the memorial march in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of Vukovar to the Serb-led Yugoslav army and Serb rebel forces on 18 November 1991 after a three-month siege and slaughter of Croats and ethnic cleansing […]

Helping Bosnia And Herzegovina On Its Way To EU Earns Croatia Knife In Back

  Very recently Russia mended its broken relations with Turkey. Turkey considers Bosnian Muslims/Bosniaks as its brothers. Russia is desirous of wielding influence in order to stop EU expanding to Eastern Europe where Russia keeps building its influence. In efforts to strengthen its hold on southeastern Europe the EU would like Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) […]

Life and Times Of Croatia’s Blessed Alojzije Stepinac – A Robin Harris Book

  It was Friday 21 October 2016 when in Zagreb Croatia, accompanied by the Croatian Catholic University rector Zeljko Tanjic, the well-known British historian, publicist, writer and an important adviser to the former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – Robin Harris, presented a copy of his new book “Stepinac – His Life and Times” […]

Croatia: A New Seemingly Reluctant Government Alliance

The relatively quick clamping together of seemingly partially jumbled-up support to Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ to form a new government led by Andrej PLenkovic is nothing short of miraculous. Whether this was the energising effect of Andrej Plenkovic’s firm resolve to become the PM that set the mood for seemingly smooth negotiations that occurred during past […]

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 […]

Being There As Croatia Votes

  Guest Post 11 September 2016 – dateline! Croatia: “Croatians vote for a new government – Again – The LIST goes ON”. Croatian Sabor election – this time with courage by Connor Vlakancic – 2nd generation Croatian-American in Zagreb A peculiar feeling to be a Croatian-American here in Zagreb this day of 11 September. Yesterday […]

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