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 […]

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 […]

Throwing A Hat Into The Ring For Croatia’s Presidency

In a political environment Croatia is finding itself these days, where anything seems possible – where major political parties of either centre, right and left ideological persuasion (who have held governments either in their own right or as minority-governments) are seeing alarming falls in popularity as well as acceleration of infighting within the political parties; […]

Esther Gitman’s Book “Alojzije Stepinac: Pillar of Human Rights” Now at Yad Vashem

The gift given by President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic on July 29, 2019 at Yad Vashem Centre in Jerusalem to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has gone almost unnoticed in both Croatia and Israel media! True, it rarely happens that the media writes about gifts that the heads of state exchange, but it’s also true that a […]

Croatia: Majority (Croat) Rights Vs. Minority (Serb) Rights

When the Constitutional Court of Croatia (of any country) evidently and blatantly misses the beat of its own country’s heart (and reason for existence – in the case of Croatia that reason is victory over brutal Serb aggression in the Homeland War) then one could justly pose the question of whether the nation should permit […]

Croatia: Mentality Change Equals Croatian National State

26 April 2019 (last leg of Grabar-Kitarovic Presidential mandate): Addressing a special session of Karlovac County Assembly on County Day on Friday, Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic said that the most significant measure at the moment needs to be “reforming our mentality,” in order to make the Croatians think and work faster, more resolutely and […]

Croatia: Rifts And Polarisation – What Now?

  Disagreements and rifts between the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, and the Premier, Andrej Plenkovic, had until a couple of weeks ago reached a critical level on a range of political and practical reform issues. From the whole country’s point of view the rift had to many become a source of embarrassment, anger, […]

Croatian Homeland War Values Lost In EU

In its quest for control over different nations the European Union political machine has gradually planted in its modus operandi the term “Consolidation of Europe” and its practical applications that evidently replaces the term of “accession”. Hence, if one is to go by Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic’s, the Croatian President’s statements made in New York at […]

Lost Sleeping Beauty (?)

When in the second half of 2014 Croatia’s president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic entered into the race for the Office of the President of Croatia the other candidates’ camp hung a “Barbie” tag upon her. One assumes that the “Barbie” tag relates to her good looks, elegant and fashionable dress but also it maliciously alluded, at […]

Nesting of Kleptocracy-prone Practices Within Croatian Diplomatic Aggregate

Ignoring and breaching government regulations on contractual recruitment of external consultants, engaging external consultants for work that is listed in diplomats’ job statements, shady deals and payments, external consultant having access to government classified information and thereby national security compromised, sloppy and reckless bookkeeping, missing receipts and explanations of payments made, unexplained and unsupported expenditures, […]

Croatia: Cranking up Demographic Panic

The demographic panic that the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has on Tuesday 17 April 2018 injected with a new, curious and cranked up alarmist notch in the coastal town on Sibenik leaves a sour taste of the absurd, of hollow political point-scoring, and I certainly cannot see the logic nor much justification for it; […]

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