Crodiaspora to hold Online Diaspora Electoral List Debate on 28 June

Crodiaspora will be holding an online debate between leading candidates on the Croatian diaspora electoral list ahead of the 5 July Croatian parliamentary election. Continue reading

Posted in Croatian politics and elections, Croats in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Events

UK Government Finally Gives Consent for Voting at Croatian Embassy

A message from Brian Gallagher

I have just been informed by the Croatian embassy that the UK Foreign Office has finally given its consent for the embassy to let its citizens vote there for the 5 July general elections in Croatia. The Croatian legal deadline was 19 June.

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Posted in Croatia's Foreign Relations, Croatian politics and elections, Croats Overseas/Disaspora

Doubt over Croats in the UK being allowed to vote in 5 July elections

Update: Excellent news, the UK government has finally given consent for the elections to be held in the Croatian embassy in London.

A message from Brian Gallagher:

There is doubt over whether the UK will permit the Croatian embassy in London to open a polling station for Croatian citizens and dual nationals to vote in the 5 July general election. Under Croatian law, the embassy must know by 19 June, otherwise there can be no voting in London. This is due to the Covid-19 situation. Continue reading

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News: Webinar on Croatia and the EU

Following on from their previous successful webinars, Crodiaspora and the  Centre for the Renewal of Culture will be holding another one, this time regarding Croatia and the EU. It will be held on Monday 15 June at 1830 Croatian Time.

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Posted in Croatia and the EU, Croatian politics and elections, Webinar

International Lawyer Luka Misetić Lodges Complaint Regarding Faktograf.hr

By Brian Gallagher

International Lawyer Luka Misetić has submitted a complaint to the International Fact-Checking Network regarding an article that has appeared on Croatian ‘fact-checking’ website Faktograf.hr. The article, ‘What really happened at Blieburg’ (in Croatian) by Stefan Guževa, ‘fact-checked’ an item on the Blieburg Tragedy that appeared on Croatian TV’s ‘TV Kalendar’, a well-known history TV series. The TV Kalendar item was in fact broadcast back in 2013, and recently circulated on social media. It is fair to say that the Faktograf.hr article’s tone was not terribly sympathetic to the victims of the communist crimes committed. Continue reading

Posted in Bleiburg, Croats Overseas/Disaspora

News Update: Summary Online of Tax Webinar

The recent Webinar on the Croatian tax system held by the Centre for the Renewal of Culture and Crodiaspora  now has a full written summary available as well as the video itself. It featured tax expert Hrvoje Jelić and country Managing Partner at PwC Croatia, John Gašparac. Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Ex-Pats in Croatia, Property/Real Estate, Tax

News: Croatian Tax Webinar Online to View

The 1 June Webinar on the Croatian tax system held by the Centre for the Renewal of Culture and Crodiaspora is online for viewing. For those with an interest in Croatia – relocating, property, working etc – should take a look. Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Ex-Pats in Croatia, Property/Real Estate, Tax, Webinar

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

Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb
Courtesy CNTB/Ivo Biočina

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 be listened to- anywhere in the world –  for the next 29 days on Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Events, Notable Days

News: Sarajevo Mass – Complaint by International Lawyer Luka Misetić to the Council of Europe

The fall-out from the Sarajevo Mass continues. The Mass, held under the auspices of Cardinal Vinko Puljić, held to remember the victims of what is known as the Bleiburg Tragedy, was misrepresented being a commemoration of Nazi collaborators. Few in the media troubled themselves to check Cardinal Puljić’s words, despite being available in English at the BiH Catholic Church website. One such attack came from a surprising quarter – the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, herself from Sarajevo, in a statement and comments she made on Twitter. Continue reading

Posted in Bleiburg, Croatia's Foreign Relations, Croats in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croats Overseas/Disaspora

News: Croatian Government set up a Website to Help Foreign Citizens enter Croatia

Korčula
Courtesy CNTB/Ivo Biočina

The Croatian government has set up a website to help foreign citizens provide the information that is needed to enter Croatia. Continue reading

Posted in Covid-19/Coronavirus, Tourism