Bishop: "For the homeland, ready!" salute neither good nor bad, but historically burdened

The Bishop of Dubrovnik, Mate Uzinic, said on Saturday that the salute "For the homeland, ready!" was neither good nor bad, but that it was historically burdened.

MP calls on parliament speaker to use his authority to have Jasenovac plaque removed

Giovanni Sponza, a member of Parliament from the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS), on Tuesday called on Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov to use his authority to make the relevant institutions remove a memorial plaque inscribed with the Ustasha salute "For the homeland, ready", put up in Jasenovac, saying that the plaque was not just an act of provocation but a disgrace for Croatia and a danger for society.  

Croatian PM apologises for Jasenovac memorial plaque containing Ustasha salute

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Sunday apologised to all who had felt insulted by a memorial plaque with the Ustasha salute "For the homeland, ready" put up in Jasenovac, but added that the plaque commemorated 11 veterans killed in the 1991-95 war and that this was the reason why a commission would be formed to give recommendations regarding symbols of totalitarian regimes, which would then be translated into regulations.

Committee: "For the homeland, ready" insults victims of Jasenovac concentration camp

On Wednesday morning reporters were initially allowed to attend the Committee's session, but the Committee members requested to discuss the matter behind closed doors and only later informed the press of their conclusion.

HOS veterans says "For the Homeland, Ready!" not a fascist salute

Croatian Defence Force (HOS) veterans told a news conference on Thursday that 1991 HOS volunteers were not fascists, but true anti-fascists who fought against Serbian fascism, adding that the salute "For the Homeland, Ready!" is not a fascist salute and announcing a possible referendum on that salute.

Plenkovic says Croatia must take legal position towards totalitarian system symbols

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Tuesday it was necessary for Croatian politicians and experts to find a legal solution by which the state would clearly voice its position towards symbols of totalitarian systems, such as the Ustasha salute "For the Homeland, Ready!" inscribed on a memorial plaque recently set up by Croatian Defence Forces (HOS) veterans in Jasenovac.

PM dismisses claims of reviving fascism in Croatia

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) on Monday dismissed the insinuations about the revival of fascism in the Croatian society, assessed that the erection of the disputable plaque in Jasenovac was a sensitive matter and pledged that he would seek appropriate legislative solutions to regulate issues pertaining to totalitarian regimes.

U.S. official says fascistisation not visible in Croatia

A senior US official said on Monday that fascistisation was not visible in Croatia, as claimed by Serbia, which has called on the international community to react to "the expansion of fascism" in Croatia.

Serbian minister calls on EU to react to 'expansion of fascism' in Croatia

Serbian Labour and Social Welfare Minister Aleksandar Vulin on Sunday called on Europe to react to "the expansion of fascism" in Croatia, saying that putting up a plaque reading "For the Homeland, Ready!" in Jasenovac is no longer a Croatia-Serbia issue but an issue that demanded an international reaction.

Brazilian director Filho warns of rise of fascist ideas

Brazilian director Kleber Mendonca Filho on Wednesday marked the premiere of his movie at the Cannes Film Festival by warning about the threat of what he said were fascist ideas in his nation following the impeachment of the president.

Anniversary of Zagreb liberation, Europe Day marked by SABH

"Our roots are in the anti-Fascist movement in Croatia during World War II, and peace cannot be built on lies," Habulin said explaining that one should not declare the defeated forces victors and vice versa.

Monument to fascism victims in Zagreb desecrated with fascist graffiti

"The site of the biggest mass crime in Zagreb's history was desecrated with fascist graffiti," Documenta said in a press release, adding that fascist insignia were scrawled on the central monument, including a swastika, the letter U for Ustasha and the Ustasha salute "For the homeland ready".