Category Archives: Notable Days

News: Croatian Statehood Day Music Online from the BBC and Live Tonight from the Croatian National Theatre

Happy Croatian Statehood Day – now back on the 30 May. Celebrate by listening to two concerts. First, the BBC in the early hours broadcast 6 hours of Croatian music mark the day. The good news is that it can … Continue reading

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Croatia Remembering Victims Of Vukovar And Skabrnje

Today Croatia remembers Vukovar – which fell in 1991 to invading Serbian/Yugoslav Army forces. This is an excellent article by Ina Vukic Croatia, the War, and the Future Fountain in Zagreblights up as Vucedol Dovethe symbol of VukovarCroatia24th anniversary of … Continue reading

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CBR Editor speech on Vukovar reported in Slobodna Dalmacija

CBR Editor Brian Gallagher made a speech at the Croatian Church in London regarding Vukovar on 16 November. A major part of it was about encouraging international visitors to the city. This would help educate the world about what happened there, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Homeland War, Notable Days, Tourism

The 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Today sees the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. To mark this occasion, we would like to bring your attention to this excellent article, ‘Sarajevo: Where the Century of Terror Began’  in Standpoint magazine … Continue reading

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Croatia joins the EU – update 1 July 2013

An interview with Croatian President Ivo Josipovic in The Indepndent appears here Last night’s ceremony in Zagreb can be seen here And if you want a drink to celebrate in London see here

Posted in Croatia's Foreign Relations, Events, Notable Days, Uncategorized

Croatian Statehood Day 2013

Today marks Croatia’s last Statehood day before joining the European Union in few days time.  There will be a great deal of events and comment in relation to Croatia’s accession in the next few days. It is indeed a historic … Continue reading

Posted in Croatia's Foreign Relations, Notable Days

Happy New Year

A belated happy New Year to all our readers! We also hope you had a peaceful and happy Christmas. We will be starting off our 2012 coverage very shortly indeed – later tonight, in fact. And we will of course … Continue reading

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Vukovar: The ICTY’s release of war criminal Veselin Šljivančanin by Brian Gallagher

Published 17 November in Hrvatski Vjesnik (Australia) 18 November 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the Yugoslav army reducing Vukovar to rubble. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has failed to bring those responsible to justice. Only … Continue reading

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Croatia 20 Years on

Today has been Croatia’s national day. Croatia has seen 20 years of independence and has in fact forged an identity for itself in the world – one that goes beyond the war. Who hasn’t heard of the country? Its reputation … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Notable Days


19 years ago today, the Croatian city of Vukovar fell to Serbian forces. Having destroyed the city, they committed numerous atrocities afterwards. Every year Croatia commemorates this. Through the day live coverage can be seen here. One of the heroes … Continue reading

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