Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Largest Croatian Defender Support Centre Opened in Osijek

March the 8th, 2022 - The largest Croatian defender support centre aimed at helping deal with the varying needs of those who served and defended Croatia against Greater Serbian aggression back during the Homeland War has been opened in Osijek.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Regional Centre for Counselling and Psychosocial Support to Croatian Homeland War Veterans, the largest such centre in the Republic of Croatia, was officially opened in the renovated building of the former Hotel Mursa in the Eastern Croatian city of Osijek on Friday.

The centre's opening ceremony was attended by Counsellor and Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Croatia Mark Lewis Fleming, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Croatian Veterans Tomo Medved, County Prefect Ivan Anusic, Osijek Mayor Ivan Radic, as well as by various representatives of veterans and associations from the Homeland War.

The Croatian defender support centre project and the refurbishment of this space was coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the project was funded in the amount of 328,832 US dollars (2.1 million kuna).

"The cooperation we have achieved with the Ministry of Croatian Veterans will be expanded and deepened, and we will continue to support the Croatian Government in providing services for Croatian veterans. This is especially visible today when we are faced with the situation currently going on in Ukraine. Our strategic partnership with Croatia remains strong and continues to grow," Fleming said.

“Our Croatian defender support centre will provide more than 9,000 grants a year in the area of Osijek. I'm proud that we are creating the proper conditions here for a multidisciplinary approach of all those who provide support to Croatian veterans and to deal with and solve their needs,'' said Minister Tomo Medved.

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