Virtual Town Hall event with Croatian Ambassador to Canada

The Canadian Croatian Chamber of Commerce are having a virtual Town Hall event with the Croatian ambassador to Canada, HE Vice Skracic on 8 Oct at 1900 EST. Details below:

Posted in Croatia's Foreign Relations, Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Events

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on CNN

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković appeared on CNN’s ‘Quest Means Business’ programme on Monday. He discussed with host Richard Quest Croatia’s tourist season in light of the Covid-19 risks. It was reported on extensively in Croatian media. The full interview can be seen here.

Posted in Business, Covid-19/Coronavirus, Croatia and the EU, Croatia's Foreign Relations, Economy, Tourism

Live on 9 Sep: Common Croatia Residency Questions

Expat in Croatia will be holding a live Facebook Q and A on 9 September about getting residency in Croatia. It will take place at 1600, Croatian Time. It is an event that will interest anyone thinking of moving to Croatia. More details here.

Posted in Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Events, Ex-Pats in Croatia

NFCA Book Club Discussion with Three Talented Croatian American Authors

The National Federation of Croatian Americans recently had a book club webinar (above) featuring three Croatian American authors:

Ottessa Moshfegh, author of Death in Her Hands

Nadean Stone, author of No Stone Unturned: A Remarkable Journey To Identity.

Catherine Kapphahn, author of Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Never Told Me.

All three talk about their books came about, and give insights into their works. Well worth watching.

 

Posted in Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Culture, Events, Webinar

Crodiaspora Webinar on Operation Storm

 

Crodiaspora last week produced a highly informative webinar on Operation Storm and the following trials. It provides an overview on the military operation that liberated a large part of Croatia as well as saving the Bosnian Muslims at Bihać in Bosnia-Herzegovina from as Srebrenica-style fate.   The participants were Ana Katalinić, Defence Case Manager for General Ante Gotovina, and Tom Kuzmanović, Defence Attorney for General Mladen Markač.  It can be seen above. A written summary of the webinar can be seen on the Croatia Week website here.

 

Posted in Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Homeland War, Webinar

The 25th Anniversary of Operation Storm

This week sees the 25th anniversary of Operation Storm. This military action by Croatia liberated its own territory, saved Bosnia-Herzegovina – preventing further genocide –  and brought peace. The below article was written by CBR Editor Brian Gallagher in 2015 for the 20th anniversary of the operation.  It appeared in Most, the annual magazine of the Croatian Chaplaincy in London. The item explains the context of Operation Storm and what happened next. It is still relevant in 202o. Continue reading

Posted in Homeland War

New Documentary: The Airmen & the Baroness – American POWs in Croatia 1941-1945

Nikola Knez, director of documentaries on Operation Storm and the Bleiburg Tragedy, has produced a new film. This time it is about the stories of US airman shot down over Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Second World War, and held as POWs by the Croatian forces. It’s a little known tale, and well-worth watching.

Posted in Bleiburg, Croats Overseas/Disaspora, History

Why Did “Krajina” Serbs leave during Croatia’s Operation Storm?

One of the big myths of the war in former Yugoslavia is that the Croatian Army ‘expelled’ the Serb population of ‘Krajina’ (areas occupied by Serbian military forces) during Operation Storm.  Luka Misetic, the lawyer who successfully defended Croatian Army General Ante Gotovina at The Hague, has produced an explanation as to why this is not so, demonstrating with hard evidence that the fault lies entirely with the Serb leadership. His presentation is above.

Posted in Homeland War

Operation Storm Webinar to be held 4 August

With the 25th anniversary of Croatia’s Operation Storm coming up, Crodiaspora is holding a webinar on the military operation that defeated Milosević and brought about peace.

Operation Storm liberated a large swathe of Croatian territory occupied by Serb forces, saved the Bihać enclave in Bosnia-Herzegovina from a Srebrenica style fate, prevented the destruction of the Bosnian state and forced the Serbs to the negotiating table, bringing peace. The major last gasp of the Serb forces in Croatia was to organise the evacuation of their own people from Croatia.  

Continue reading

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New Operation Storm Documentary Online

Croatia’s Operation Storm will soon be celebrating its 25th anniversary. This military operation liberated much territory from Serbian occupation, saved the Bihać enclave in Bosnia-Hercegovina and defeated Milošević and his allies, finally bringing peace. Documentary maker Nikola Knez, has put online his English language documentary entitled ‘Operation Storm’ online at You Tube. Continue reading

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