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Building the Energy Union, the European Commission pretends that all is well for renewables in Croatia and unnecessarily fixates on diversifying gas supply instead of managing demand. by Toni Vidan, Energy programme co-ordinator at Zelena Akcija, Croatia; cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog In a series of blog posts, Bankwatch campaigners are weighing in on the… » read more

With regard to the production of geopolitical discourses, the field of critical geopolitics distinguishes between the “intellectuals of statecraft” and the “dissident intellectuals”. The intellectuals of statecraft are those whose activities are directed toward the extending and deepening the power of the status quo, whereas the dissident intellectuals endeavor to demystify and deconstruct the existing… » read more

I remember the young children of the war who always preferred to play on concret because green meant death for them. And I remember forests with mines that have not seen mankind or any greater animal for a decade because of the landmines. This year I would like to find out what happened with those kids who are becoming grown-ups these days and what happened with the forest without us. What is life exactly on a minefield? How people, animals and plants are effected?

The choice of reason

With over 60% of the votes cast in the second round of the election, Ivo Josipović, candidate of the Social democratic party is going to become Croatia’s third President.  “Reason has won” are announcing some of the Croatian media tonight.  Reason indeed.  Many of the voters who cast their ballot today in favour of Mr.… » read more

Back to the future?

Six months ago, half-way through his mandate and without any valid explanation, then Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader announced that he was resigning from his position as head of Government and that of head of the majority HDZ party.  To journalists’ questions about the reasons of that completely unexpected move, Sanader had simply said:  “I… » read more

While many are still celebrating the fall of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and a “velvet revolution”, few will remember that on November 18th, 1991, a city in Europe fell after an 87-day siege to chants of “There will be meat, we are going to cut the throats of Croats!” … » read more

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