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croatian-ombudsman-persists-despite-political-pressure-05-26-2016
27 May 16

Croatian Ombudsman Defiant Despite Blow From MPs

Croatian ombudsman Lora Vidovic says political pressure and the recent rejection of her report in parliament will not stop her from monitoring human rights and discrimination.

1990-football-riot-remains-croatia-s-national-myth-05-12-2016
13 May 16

1990 Football Riot Becomes National Myth in Croatia

Hardcore Dinamo Zagreb supporters believe a riot at a match against Red Star Belgrade 26 years ago kicked off the war, while conspiracy theories still circulate about why the violence erupted.

croatia-s-catholic-church-easy-on-fascist-sympathizers-05-09-2016
10 May 16

Croatian Church Urged to Tackle ‘Fascist Sympathisers’

The Catholic Church in Croatia should take action against priests who make statements in support of the country’s World War II-era Nazi-aligned regime, analysts urged.

serbia-promises-eu-to-intensify-war-prosecutions-05-09-2016
09 May 16

Serbia Promises EU to Intensify War Prosecutions

To boost its EU membership bid, Serbia has promised to prosecute all possible remaining war crimes suspects and reform its war crimes institutions, but rejected Croatian demands to change its legislation.

croatia-s-ruling-coalition-experiment-turns-dysfunctional-05-06-2016
06 May 16

Croatia’s Ruling Coalition Experiment Turns Dysfunctional

The Croatian government, a diverse coalition with a non-party technocrat prime minister, is struggling to function properly, with parties tussling for power and threatening early elections.

widening-cracks-imperil-croatia-s-ruling-coalition-04-25-2016
26 Apr 16

Widening Cracks Imperil Croatia’s Ruling Coalition

Worsening tensions in Croatia's new government are likely to end in a major reshuffle - or even new general elections.

croatian-nationalists-exploiting-a-romanticised-history--04-24-2016
25 Apr 16

Croatian Nationalists ‘Exploiting a Romanticised History’

Christopher Bobyn, one of the directors of a documentary that examined the far-right scene in Croatia, told BIRN that nationalists are manipulating history and using the country’s economic problems to win support.

standing-up-to-croatia-s-wartime-armed-evictions-04-19-2016
21 Apr 16

Standing Up to Armed Evictions in Wartime Croatia

Evictions of people living in Yugoslav Army apartments during the 1990s war were condoned by the authorities and backed by military police, but some activists were courageous enough to try to stop them.

untold-stories-of-croatia-s-wartime-forced-evictions-04-19-2016
20 Apr 16

Untold Stories of Croatia’s Wartime Forced Evictions

In the first of a two-part series, people who were violently evicted from Yugoslav Army apartments during the 1990s war in Croatia recall their desperate struggles to win their homes back.

croatia-s-media-policy-concerns-eu-ambassadors-04-19-2016
19 Apr 16

Croatia’s Media Policy Concerns EU Ambassadors

Diplomats’ meeting seen as sending a signal to Croatia that its moves to control the media are being followed closely.

croatian-historian-condemns-minister-s-wwii-rhetoric-04-13-2016
13 Apr 16

Croatian Historian Condemns Minister’s WWII Rhetoric

Natasa Matausic, a historian who specialises in Croatia’s World War II history, said the country’s new culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic should apologise for past statements praising fascist fighters.

croatian-wartime-unit-celebrates-with-fascist-chant-04-11-2016
11 Apr 16

Croatian Wartime Unit Celebrates with Fascist Chant

A 1990s wartime Croatian Defence Forces unit named after a WWII Nazi-allied commander celebrated its 25th anniversary by chanting a fascist slogan and calling for it to be legalised.

fallen-croatian-textile-company-weaves-new-future-04-06-2016
07 Apr 16

Fallen Croatian Textile Company Weaves New Future

The iconic textile company Kamensko fell victims to the privatization blunders of the 1990s – but some of its former workers are not ready to say goodbye.

how-seselj-s-verdict-got-history-terribly-wrong-04-01-2016
01 Apr 16

How Seselj’s Verdict Got History Terribly Wrong

In acquitting Vojislav Seselj of all charges, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia applied flawed logic, a bad understanding of history, and a stunning lack of decency and common sense.

the-scandal-packed-spectacle-of-vojislav-seselj-s-trial-03-29-2016
30 Mar 16

The Scandal-Packed Spectacle of Vojislav Seselj’s Trial

Vojislav Seselj’s war crimes trial saw a series of scandals and disruptions, with the Serbian Radical Party leader repeatedly mocking the UN court and refusing to return for the verdict on Thursday.