Minority

Plenkovic: PM-designate decides about gov't make-up

Commenting on Croatian Serb official Milorad Pupovac's statement that his SDSS party would not support a government that would include Zlatko Hasanbegovic, Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday that, as always, the Prime Minister-designate would decide on government ministers and the government make-up.

DIP dismisses objection to Hungarian minority MP's election

DIP dismissed the objection as unfounded, saying that every voter had the right to inspect their data in the voter register and ask for their amendment or correction 10 days before elections at the latest.

Orepic urges Pupovac not to discuss issue of false residence registration outside its main context

Minister of the Interior Vlaho Orepic on Sunday called on Serb National Council (SNV) president Milorad Pupovac not to discuss the issue of false residence registrations outside its main context and particularly not in the context of inter-ethnic relations.  

Croatian Serb official says minister's statement worrying

The president of the Serb National Council (SNV), Milorad Pupovac, has described as worrying the statement by Minister of the Interior Vlaho Orepic that the Serb minority in Vukovar had manipulated the registration of residence in that eastern city and that after false residence registrations were removed, "there will no longer be any legal grounds for the use of the Cyrillic script in Vukovar."

Conference on integration of the Roma held in Zagreb

Promoting the inclusion of all relevant actors, notably women and the youth, in the implementation of the National Strategy for the Inclusion of the Roma until 2020, was the focus of an introductory conference of the National Platform for the Inclusion of the Roma, held in the Science, Education and Sports Ministry on Tuesday.

Playground opened in Slavonski Brod neighbourhood with 500 Roma children

A new playground was opened in a neighbourhood in the eastern town of Slavonski Brod where more than 500 Roma children live.

Bishop exposed to invective after mentioning war atrocities

Later in the day, the Mayor of Banja Luka of Dodik's SNSD also condemned Komarica's statement in the strongest terms.

Jews won't allow belittling of respect for Holocaust victims, says Kraus

Attempts to tailor the past with the approval of the ruling authorities and failure to penalise such events in the past year must worry every decent citizen of Croatia, said the chairman of the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Communities in Croatia, Ognjen Kraus.

Croatia observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

Members of the Jewish Community in Zagreb as well as the Bet Israel organisation held commemorations in Zagreb and Krapina, with state and local authorities attending the events.  

Culture Ministry says criticisms over Edit publishing company unfounded

"Funds for the normal functioning of Edit should be ensured from the state budget, through the Office for Ethnic Minorities, which is in charge of funding for work programmes of ethnic minorities," the Culture Ministry said in a reply to a query from Hina.

Parl. committee wants court to check constitutionality of Vukovar town statute

The motion was supported by six committee members, while four committee members from the ruling HDZ and Bridge parties voted against, and former Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) member Mirko Raskovic abstained.

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.

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," 

Serbian officials dismiss Croatian minister's claims about Croat minority's rights

"Serbia does meet all international standards regarding minority rights. Our election system clearly defines that the 5% election threshold does not apply to minority slates but rather that minority seats are allocated in line with the so-called natural threshold," 

Hahn says Serbia must ensure media programmes in minority languages

In her letter, she wrote that a few days before the opening of the first two policy chapters in Serbia's European Union accession negotiations, Radio Subotica, the only station in Serbia which had a daily broadcast in Croatian, was shut down.

President replies to Pupovac's letter: Intolerance started growing before new gov't was formed

In that context, she believes that chanting the Ustasha salute "For the homeland ready" is entirely unacceptable because it "harms national cohesion, citizens' unity and interests of the Republic of Croatia."