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On June 10, 2011, Croatia was cleared to become the newest member state of the European Union. There is still a long road before Croatians are officially a part of the EU, and the timing at the moment is, at best, precarious, creating many skeptics. Miquel Hudin reports.
On Friday of last week, Ivo Josipović took office as Croatia's third president, replacing outgoing two-term president, Stjepan Mesić, who was the head of Croatia for a decade.
On the 15th of December, 2008, the Croatian Parliament passed a law that allows private golf course development to acquire land through the use of eminent domain. The full extent of this law is just starting to be realized by the public as those who speak out against it are being taken to court.
A group called, "I bet you'll find that in 5000 Facebook users who do not like Sanader!" was formed on Facebook in criticism of Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. In addition to the creator of the group being detained by police, it has incited Croatian citizens who are realizing that their freedom of speech is being threatened.
Zagreb, Croatia's capital, was stunned by a car bomb attack directed at newspaper publisher and editor-in-chief Ivo Pukanić, which killed both him and fellow journalist Niko Franjić on Thursday.
Montenegro received quite a windfall in being assigned .ME for a country domain extension. In auctioning off the available names, they've managed to raise a great deal of money in a short time, but few Montenegrins actual own these new names.
A few days ago Dinko Šakić, the commander of the infamous WWII Jasenovac Concentration Camp (Croatia) died, having served only half of the sentence in jail for his role in the extermination of inmates. He was buried in his war-time Ustaša (Nazi Croatian movement) uniform, causing a stir in Croatia.
While not having suffered as severely as the Bosniaks at the hands of Radovan Karadžić, opinions amongst Croatians were varied, although most were pleased with his arrest and looked forward to the day when he will face trial. Here are some opinions from the Croatian blogosphere.
Since the breakup of former Yugoslavia nearly 20 years ago, ongoing issues have dogged Croatia's progress as a nation headed towards eventual membership with the European Union. Unknown to most are more transparent issues that involve the borders of Croatia. When looking at a map, it's understandable why such issues would arise, given the twisting layout of the country.