Croats

Bosnian Croat reps insist on channel airing programmes in Croatian

Being one of the constituent peoples, the Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina are entitled to a broadcaster that will air programmes in their native language, HNS BiH official Ivan Vukoja said at a news conference in Mostar on Friday.

Croat parents in Brcko District want their children to attend classes in Croatian

Parents of children attending a school in Gornja Skakava in Bosnia and Herzegovina's northeastern Brcko District have asked for reinstating a Croat teacher whose place was taken at the start of the second semester by a Bosniak teacher who does not teach children in the Croatian language.

Croatia financially assists projects for Bosnian Croats

In 2016 Croatia will financially assist 28 projects designed to encourage the return of Croats to Bosnia and Herzegovina and create sustainable living conditions for them in that country.

Vojvodina Croat official says Serbia should publish 186 textbooks in Croatian language

The leader of the Democratic Alliance of the Vojvodina Croats (DSHV), Tomislav Zigmanov, said on Wednesday that Serbian authorities would have to publish 186 textbooks for all levels of education in the Croatian language, and that this was the best way to open the policy area 26 in the country's EU accession talks, which concerns education and culture, and for Croatia to unblock the opening of that policy area.

Croat official asks Serbian PM for protection from verbal attacks

Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina president and Serbian Parliament member Tomislav Zigmanov sent an open letter to Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday, asking for the protection of Croat political representatives in Serbia from threats and verbal attacks by Vucic's party colleagues in the city assembly of Subotica.

Izetbegovic doubts status of Bosnian Croats will improve any time soon

The Chairman of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, said in Brussels on Tuesday that he doubted that Bosnia and Herzegovina would change its legislation any time soon to improve the status of the Croats in the country and implement the European Court of Human Rights ruling in the Sejdic-Finci case, which allows members of ethnic minorities to run in elections for the highest offices in the country.

Bosnia Croat leader warns of separatism and unitarisation

The survival of Bosnia and Herzegovina and consequently, the stability of the entire region are undermined by separatist and unitarisation policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and local Croats have nothing to do with such polices, nor are they responsible for the ongoing crisis, and they are utterly worried about their own fate, Bosnian Croat leader Dragan Covic writes in a letter sent to international diplomats in Sarajevo.

Young ethnic Croat attacked in Vojvodina

A young man from Sonta was brutally beat up in the Vojvodina town of Apatin on Sunday evening and the Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina (DSHV) claims that he was a victim of an ethnically motivated attack.

Official announces support for Croats in Bosnia's Serb entity

The director of the State Office for Croats Abroad Zvonko Milas on Monday stated in Orasje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that this office would continue to support projects that could help Croats remain in areas of Bosanska Posavina and the Republika Srpska.

Ethnic Croats looking forward to talks between Grabar-Kitarovic and Vucic

"It should be underscored that for the first time in four years representatives of the Croat community in Serbia will have an opportunity for meeting Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic.

Kovac: Croatia to continue supporting return of Croats to Bosnian Serb entity

"We support the return of Croats to this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a duty of the Croatian government to help Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly in this part of the country where Croats have almost disappeared," 

Egyptian national indicted for war crimes against Bosnian Croats

The Bosnia and Herzegovina State Prosecutor's Office has issued an indictment against an Egyptian national, a member of the El Mujahid unit, for committing war crimes against Croat civilians during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war.

Kovac: Bosnia-Herzegovina Croats most important link to Euro-Atlantic integration

"Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina have rescued the country. We should be aware of that and we convey this to our friends in the world. Without Croats there is no state of Bosnia and Herzegovina," the Croatian minister said.  

Karamarko: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croats our primary interest

Karamarko underscored that Croatia is prepared to help raise the quality of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly Croats who are a constituent people in that country.

Four Bosnian Serbs indicted for atrocities against Croats and Bosniaks

The accused are charged with the murder of at least nine people and participating in the expulsion of Croats and Bosniaks and the looting and destroying of their property from April to the end of September 1992.

Reiner: Bosnian Croats must have cultural and national autonomy

"To achieve full equality, it is necessary to make sure that the Croat people too enjoy cultural and national autonomy, identity, language, media and equal job opportunities as the other two constituent peoples in Bosnia and Herzegovina," Reiner said.

Croat minority leaders warn of "anti-Croat hysteria" in Serbia

Anti-Croat sentiment is running high in Serbia following Croatia's decision not to approve the opening of Chapter 23 in EU-Serbia accession negotiations, leaders of the Croat minority in Serbia said on Monday.

DSHV's activities difficult due to lack of cooperation between Serbia, Croatia

He said he wanted to believe that this situation was partly the result of the election campaign in Serbia, but added that it was possible that Vojislav Seselj's acquittal was also hampering the two countries' relations.

Izetbegovic: Croats must have equal rights, but at some gov't levels they are privileged

"I don't know why they did it," he said, adding that the Bosniaks and Serbs would not allow any solution that would result in their being outvoted in Mostar considering that they were in the minority in relation to the Croats.

Federalism and consociational democracy to ensure equality for Croats in Bosnia

Federalism and consociational democracy may help the Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina to be on an equal footing with the other two constituent peoples: the Bosniaks and the Serbs, according to a study titled "Bosnia and Herzegovina

50,628 Croats emigrate to Germany in 2015

In 2015, a record high two million foreigners immigrated into Germany, and of that number, 50,628 were Croatians, according to figures provided by the Wiesbaden-headquartered Federal Statistical Office.

Croat party expects one seat in Serbian parliament, says official

"We will not take part in the elections on our own because we would need to collect 10,000 signatures for that, which, proportionately, would be the same as if the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) had to collect one million signatures for its slate," 

Croats' support to EU enlargement higher than Union's average

Croatian citizens are very inclined toward European Union enlargement whereas more than half of EU citizens are against the idea, the latest Eurobarometer results indicate.

Croat minority still without representative in Serbian parliament

A participant in the and president of the Democratic Alliance of Croats in Vojvodina, Tomislav Zigmanov, said the agreement "is on the margins of public interest, the political class and institutions which are supposed to implement it."

Foreign ministry condemns attack on Franciscan guardian in Bac

The Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry on Friday condemned the attack the guardian of the Franciscan monastery in the Vojvodina town of Bac, northern Serbia, and asked that the perpetrator be brought to justice.

25th Croatian Ball held in Vienna

The 25th edition of the Croatian Ball, organised by the Austrian-Croatian Culture and Sport Association, opened at Vienna's Kursalon on Saturday evening.

Croats in Bosnia must be engine of country's integration with EU, says minister

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said in Mostar on Friday that Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina must be the engine of European integration processes and transformation of that country towards the realisation of equal rights,