After the narrow win of the right-wing Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) in the early parliamentary election, held on September 11, 2016, the negotiations on forming the new Croatian government are finally over. Two major partners in the new coalition governments will be HDZ and The Bridge of Independent Lists (MOST).
Comments made by Croatian ex-PM and SDP Chief Zoran Milanović, during a meeting with the Veteran Union, caused controversy throughout the West Balkans and sparked a media frenzy.
Secretly taped conversations between former Croatian PM and Social Democratic Party (SDP) Chief Zoran Milanović and Veteran Union members was released to the public by the Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji List, and sent shockwaves of outrage and anger across the West Balkans.
Croatia Ready For Early Parliamentary Election – By Saturday, August 13, the deadline for applying for the early elections in Croatia had passed, paving the way for the start of the “official election campaign”.
Yesterday evening, August 1, the Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić announced that he sent a letter to EU officials, in which he raised concerns about the situation in the West Balkans and the Croatian policies towards Serbia, which he qualified as “anti-Serb”.
BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia sent an official objection to the annulment of the 1946 conviction of Catholic archbishop Alojzije Stepinac, claiming the Court’s decision is an attempt to rehabilitate fascism and the Independent State of Croatia (NDH).
Yesterday, July 27, Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovač …
On Friday, the County Court in Zagreb annulled the conviction of Catholic archbishop and Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, found guilty by the Court in 1946 for treason and support of the Nazi-puppet Ustasha regime. In 1946, Stepinac was found guilty and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Today, while commenting on the recent development in Serbian EU negotiations, the Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dačić, accused the Croatian government of anti-Serb sentiments.
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Recently, the President of Croatia announced an early parliamentary election to take place September 11, thus ending one of the worst political crisis in the nation’s history.
After it was announced that the EU confirmed the opening Chapters 23 and 24 for Serbia, Croatia responded by forming a Monitoring Commission.