Purging Croatia Of Darkness Of Tito And Communism

It does not need to be pointed out that a country cannot step into a democratic political system from a communist dictatorship overnight, or without dedicated resources that would draw up and act on plans to help rid the country of a remnant communist mindset. It’s been over 25 years since Croatian people voted overwhelmingly […]

Exorcising Croatia Of Remnants Of Communism

Almost 25 years since its declaration of independence from communist Yugoslavia, Croatia (as other states of former Yugoslavia) has not in its entirety come to terms with the tyranny of communism and is infested with demons of communism at all levels of the society and state-governance. Many former communists and/or their descendants evidently ignore the […]

Croatia: No-Serbian Cyrillic On Public Buildings Gains Meritorious Momentum

The Croatian parliament had July 15 decided to hand the sensitive matter of whether or not to hold a referendum against the use of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet on state offices in the city of Vukovar to the Constitutional Court. Referendum supporters say that Cyrillic symbolically represents the utter terror and the horror inflicted upon […]

Croatia: About Cyrillic In Vukovar

When a group of EU parliamentarians get together to sign an open letter or statement against an issue hotly circling among the people in one of the EU member states then we start feeling uneasy about democratic freedom and political pressure and machinations evidently designed to spread certain fear or uneasiness. The Committee for the […]

Croatia: Cyrillic Tampers With Our Hearts – Croats Announce Referendum On Bilingual Ethnic Minority Rights

“The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.” Article 21 (3) – Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And […]

Croatia: Blood Boils In Vukovar Once Again – This Time For Human Decency

The Croatian government at this moment surfaces as a bully in a schoolyard filled with hurting children. The Croatian government says the law must be respected and applied. Nothing wrong with that – except when the government ignores the full verse and meaning of the relevant legislation. While Croatia’s 2002 constitutional law on minority rights […]

Croatia: Some 60,000 rally against Cyrillic in Vukovar

According to Vecernji List, the peaceful rally against the introduction of Cyrillic script on official signs in Vukovar organized by Headquarters for the Defence of Vukovar association has attracted some 60,000 people. Messages were strong and determined: “We do not hate anyone, but Cyrillic is continuance of aggression”; “the fight for Vukovar still continues today”. […]

Croatia: No Cyrillic in Vukovar – Thank You!

A river of citizens from across Croatia spilled into Vukovar Saturday 2 February (more than 20,000) to protest against the government’s intent to introduce Cyrillic script (Serbian language) along the Latin one (Croatian language) on public places or official signage. Although police presence was significant the event proceeded without incidents. Organised by the Committee for […]

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