Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Milanović Meets With New Leaders of Association of Retired Generals

ZAGREB, 22 Feb 2022 - President Zoran Milanović on Tuesday spoke with the new leadership of the Croatian Generals Corps (HGZ), an association of retired Croatian Army generals and brigadiers from the Homeland War, with the association's president announcing the establishment of the Council for Strategic Affairs.

Present at the meeting were Marinko Krešić, who was elected as the association's president on 22 January 2022, vice presidents Ljubo Ćesić, Mladen Kruljac and Frane Tomičić, the president's office said in a press release.

The new leadership of the association presented President Milanović with its work plan and activities, including the opening of a war museum in Zagreb, establishing branches in Osijek and  Split, and preparing a lexicon of Croatian generals, which is expected to be published for this year's Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day.

The association said it would continue to work on protecting the reputation and dignity of Croatian Homeland War veterans and commemorating anniversaries.

HGZ president Marinko Krešić said that the association is not involved in daily politics but in preparing expert military and security analyses that can be of use to state institutions. In that context, he announced the establishment of the Council for Strategic Affairs and expert conferences and round tables, the press release said.

The President was accompanied by his defence and national security adviser Dragan Lozančić and special adviser on Homeland War veterans Marijan Mareković.

Sunday, 29 August 2021

World Literature Festival to Be Held on 5–11 September

ZAGREB, 29 Aug, 2021 - The 9th World Literature Festival, to be held in Zagreb on 5-11 September, will host more than 50 international and domestic literary stars from as many as 16 countries from three continents, the Fraktura publishing house, the event's organiser, has said.

The festival will feature more than 30 literary events, two theatre plays as well as exhibitions of works by Croatian painters whose works are inspired by novels, story books or poems.

This year's festival focuses on Slovenian literature and the 100th anniversary of the French Institute in Zagreb.

The biggest stars of this year's event are Belarusian Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich and Spanish writer Manuel Vilas. The festival will also host Javier Cercas, Svetislav Basara, Michael Martens, Karl-Markus Gauss, Dror Mishani, Philippe Claudel and others.

Admission will be charged for most of the festival events that will take place at the Croatian Music Institute (Hrvatski glazbeni zavod, HGZ) and tickets are available at  https://hgz.kupiulaznicu.hr/ and at the HGZ.  

Visitors will be required to have a COVID-19 certificate, a certificate proving that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months and received one dose of the vaccine, or a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours), or an antigen test (not older than 48 hours).

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