Round-trip to Europe and back

The choice of reason

With over 60% of the votes cast in the second round of the election, Ivo Josipović, candidate of the Social democratic party is going to become Croatia’s third President. “Reason has won” are announcing some of the Croatian media tonight. Reason indeed. Many of the voters who cast their ballot today in favour of Mr.… » read more

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Back to the future?

Six months ago, half-way through his mandate and without any valid explanation, then Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader announced that he was resigning from his position as head of Government and that of head of the majority HDZ party. To journalists’ questions about the reasons of that completely unexpected move, Sanader had simply said: “I… » read more

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A referendum or a choice?

On Saturday night, a journalist friend of mine introduced me to Ivo Josipović, the Presidential Election candidate of the opposition Social-Democratic Party. We chatted a few minutes on the street, and he said that current Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić would be an easier opponent for him in the second round, as the vote in that… » read more

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While many are still celebrating the fall of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and a “velvet revolution”, few will remember that on November 18th, 1991, a city in Europe fell after an 87-day siege to chants of “There will be meat, we are going to cut the throats of Croats!”… » read more

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