Croatia: Snappy Dissolution Of Parliament To Snap Elections

  Croatian politicians have Monday 20 June voted to dissolve the parliament, paving the way for snap elections after bringing down the fragile five-month old government last week through vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic. The dissolution of parliament “will become effective on July 15“, speaker Zeljko Reiner said on Monday 20 […]

Croatian Government Falls – No Love In Politics

  What gigantic three days of last week in the political life of Croatia. In the wake of the Commission for conflicts of interests decision that conflict of interest applied to him in the case of INA/MOL and his wife’s business dealings, the leader of the majority party in government, Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ Tomislav Karamarko […]

Which Way Croatia: Liberal or Illiberal Democracy?

  Next week seems set to shed light as to whether Croatia’s Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic has indeed been a weak Prime Minister, failing to adequately implement the needed reforms that were promised to the voters of Croatia at last elections, late 2015, and whether he has, as Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ claims, been more preoccupied […]

Croatia – PM To Go New Government Possible With Re-Stacking Parliamentary Seats

  A couple of days ago it was Tomislav Karamarko, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of Croatia’s conservative HDZ party, the biggest in the ruling centre-right coalition, that took shots from all sides – the Social Democrat motion to Parliament for vote of no confidence, the push from minor coalition partner MOST leader […]

Croatia: Witch-Hunt Fever Spreads Threatening Collapse Of Government

  Following Croatia’s political developments that saw the mounting of scandal after scandal in efforts to destabilise the government since January 2016 these days is like being catapulted back to the Middle Ages when witch-hunts thrived, fever of confusion and moral panic ruled the day and truth and justice took a far back seat. This […]

Croatia: Staged Political Crisis Undercutting Needed Rhythm For Reforms

Instead of seeing a gradual settling of politically antagonistic spirits, left over from public spaces of pre-election and elections moods, which usually makes the job of new government’s ushering in the desperately needed reforms that would bolster and aid positive economic change and reduction of the crippling foreign debt easier, the end of May 2016 […]

Bleiburg – Commemorating Croatian Victims Of Communist Crimes

The 71st annual commemoration of Croatian victims of communism (Yugoslav) at the Bleiburg field, Austria, and along the Way of the Cross from mid-May 1945 to months after, took place under the renewed auspices of the Croatian Parliament at Bleiburg field on Saturday 14 May 2016. The Eucharist led by Bishop Franjo Komarica (From Banja […]

Croatia’s UN Secretary General Candidate Vesna Pusic – Trampling On Human Rights

  What a miserable wretch! She actually thinks her persona is the same as the country of Croatia! That she is Croatia! The world’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has yet to classify this delusion, as far as I am aware!   Reacting to criticisms from Croatia regarding her unsuitability as candidate for […]

Croatia: Holocaust Memorial At Jasenovac Joined By Wreaths For Victims of Communist Crimes

  Some politically inclined Jews and Serbs in Croatia and outside will understandably keep telling you that Jasenovac camp was a death camp where Croatian WWII Ustashi regime exterminated many thousands of Jews, Serbs, Roma and anti-regime Croats. That has been the official history so far, written by WWII victors and communists of Yugoslavia. The […]

Bit Of Croatia In Big Panama Papers

Jack Sparrow’s words (from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”) “Take what you can, give nothing back” seems to have the been the motto dished out equally by an enormous number of world’s leaders or distinguished persons regardless of the fact that these leaders are engaged in conflicts between each other, have wide or opposing […]

Croatia’s Former President Stjepan Mesic Finally Hits Thin Ice

  Croatia’s former president, that politically communist leprosy, Stjepan Mesic is finally it seems getting some just deserts. Slowly but surely his public presence of political authority seems finally destined to die a death of starvation. Disappear. His communist colleagues in power had some years ago secured that he has and maintaines the office of […]

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