Monthly Archives: February 2011

Croatian Euroscepticism worries the EU

The EU parliament has adopted a resolution in regards to the latest EU progress report. In it, the parliament at one point expresses concern at Euroscepticism in Croatia, saying that it is concerned that the latest Eurobarometer survey shows that … Continue reading

Posted in Croatia's Foreign Relations

The Ottosphere?

The Economist website has a run-down of instability in ‘Western Balkans’ countries. Interestingly enough, the phrase ‘Yugosphere’ isn’t used – perhaps as the theory is not altogether conducive to what is being written. Croatia and Slovenia are excluded by the … Continue reading

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Masked Ball 2011

February sees masked balls around Croatia – something of a tradition. Rijeka has a full carnival devoted to it, with events through the month.  However, this is not something that is very well known outside the country, despite the Travel … Continue reading

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Purda Update

As an aside in our last post, we mentioned that the case of Ejup Ganic could have a bearing on the case of Tihomir Purda, to Mr.Purda’s advantage. We said that this has not been taken up in a large … Continue reading

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Forging the Yugosphere ideology

The Economist is still flogging its Yugosphere theory.  In the midst of a deterioration in Croatia/Serbia relations, the Economist’s ‘Eastern Approaches’ blog is not only ignoring current events but also giving the impression that relations are improving. The Yugosphere is … Continue reading

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