State Of The Croatian Nation – Observations

  Taking into consideration the seemingly prevalent mood, the problems that revolved around me during the last three weeks while I was visiting Croatia in March point to an alarming and concerning situation from which one can conclude that Croatia is revolving in a destructive circle whose orbit needs to be thwarted as soon as […]

Croatia: Morals Of Lizards And Other Communist Depravities

  It is axiomatic that politics is the art of the possible, and moral considerations in government will reflect the ideology harboured by those who govern and those who wield power. As profusely as Croatia had bled in its Homeland War during 1990’s as it sought to secede from communist Yugoslavia and build freedom and […]

Croatia – Dodgem Car Race Pile-up To Election

Having disbanded its government in June amidst scandals founded and unfounded, justified and unjustified, Croatia is up for snap general elections on 11 September. If politics was a dodgem car platform then this time around election time has shaped into one messy pile-up in the so-called people’s corner with parties frantically pumping their accelerators but […]

Croatia: For Business Growth To Succeed, Communist Culture Needs Eradication Urgently

A couple of days ago I was alerted to an article in one of the biggest newspapers and news portals in Croatia – “Slobodna Dalmacija” – published 27 March 2016 and dealing with the ruination by “mysterious” public administration moves of a 10 million kuna (1,300.000 euro) business set up by a man born in […]

Croatia: Historians Row Over Significance Of Tito

  On 4th May, 1980, Josip Broz Tito, communist leader of former Yugoslavia, passed away and it just happens that this year on the 35th anniversary of his death two prominent Croatian historians appeared for just over 6 minutes on the HRT News program. “Historians agree only in one thing and that is that Tito […]

Croatia: Symbols Of Communist Yugoslavia Totalitarian Regime Evicted From Highest Office In The Land

“Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right” (Psalm 106:3)   Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has kept her promise and evicted Josip Broz Tito (the bust of Josip Broz Tito and other artifacts, legacy of Tito and his wife Jovanka)  from the Office of the President, Yesterday 19 March 2015.   […]

Croatia: With Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic “Berlin Wall” To Finally Tumble Down

In one week, on January 11, Croatian presidential candidates Ivo Josipovic and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic face their final battle for the Office of the President. One of the more significant platforms pursued by Grabar-Kitarovic in her election campaign is “the return to where Franjo Tudjman stopped”. “He (Tudjman) is a man who gathered us all around […]

Croatia – Lustration: Yes or No? Or: Should The Constitution Include Condemnation Of Communist Regime and Its Crimes?

The (Josip) Perkovic case and the impending changes to the Constitution have once again made the question of lustration current in Croatia; many public figures, as well as Croatian citizens, advocate for its implementation, but it seems that barely a few understand what it actually entails, how to implement it and, more importantly, is it […]

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