Tomislav Zigmanov

Croat minority in Serbia marks one of its holidays, points to progress as well as problems

The Croat minority in Serbia celebrated one of its four national holidays at a ceremony held in Subotica on Friday, with its representatives pointing to the progress made with regard to the community's rights as well as to problems it was faced with due to worsened relations between Serbia and Croatia.

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.

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,"