Saturday, 29 September 2018

Prime Minister: Everything Must Be Done to Prevent Tensions in Society

ZAGREB, September 29, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković has condemned Friday's attack on MPs Milorad Pupovac and Boris Milošević of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS), saying that absolutely everything should be done to prevent hate speech, stigmatisation and any tensions in society.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Serbian President Talks with Serb Minority MP Attacked in Zagreb

ZAGREB, September 29, 2018 - Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said that he would not want to "add fuel to the flames of poor relations between Serbs and Croats" and that efforts should be made to improve these relations in the future.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Parties and Officials Condemn Attack on Serb Minority MPs

ZAGREB, September 29, 2018 - Prime Minister and HDZ president Andrej Plenković condemned on Friday and called unacceptable an attack on Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) president Milorad Pupovac and SDSS MP Boris Milošević.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Serb Leader in Croatia Defends His Actions

ZAGREB, September 24, 2018 - In response to the question of a Croatian Television talk show host why he has not clearly and unequivocally expressed his position on Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić's claim that the present-day Croatia is like Nazi Germany, Croatian Serb leader Milorad Pupovac has countered with the statement that nobody has ever heard him (Pupovac) saying that Croatia is an Ustasha state or likening the modern Croatia to any Nazi or Fascist structure.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Serbian Minority MP Defends Himself after Recent Attacks

ZAGREB, September 20, 2018 - The leader of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS), MP Milorad Pupovac, responded on Thursday to last week's demand by two war veterans' organisations that the parliament discuss his actions, saying that he was responsible for his own words and actions and not for those of others, "as that is supposed to be so in a law-based country."

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Serb MP Pupovac to Respond to Criticism

ZAGREB, September 16, 2018 - Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) leader and Member of Parliament Milorad Pupovac declined on Saturday to comment on demands by war veterans that he state his position on the Homeland War and Operation Storm, announcing, however, that his response would come "soon".

Friday, 24 August 2018

After Political Controversy, Traditional Folk Singing Festival Postponed

ZAGREB, August 24, 2018 - The third festival of traditional folk singing known as “ojkanje,” which was to be organised by the Serb cultural society "Prosvjeta" in Petrinja on Saturday, August 25, has been postponed after 12 of 13 participating groups cancelled their attendance due to opposition from some local associations of Homeland War veterans and political parties, Prosvjeta said in a statement, noting that the festival would be organised in early November.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

UNESCO Called to Prevent a Ban on Traditional Singing Festival

ZAGREB, August 23, 2018 - The Serb cultural society "Prosvjeta" and the Serb National Council (SNV) said on Wednesday that they had notified UNESCO's World Heritage Committee of attempts to ban a festival of traditional “ojkanje” singing and threats sent to participants in the event promoting that traditional form of folk singing, inscribed on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Vojvodina Authorities Financing Textbooks for Serb Students in Croatia

ZAGREB, August 22, 2018 - The government of the northern Serbian autonomous province of Vojvodina has allocated 14,500 euro for textbooks for first graders enrolling in Serbian-language schools operating in areas where the Joint Council of Municipalities (ZVO) is active in eastern Croatia's Vukovar-Srijem and Osijek-Baranja counties, Radio-Television Vojvodina reported on Wednesday.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Increase in Number of Anti-Serb Incidents in Croatia Recorded

ZAGREB, May 21, 2018 - A total of 393 cases of violence and other forms of incitement to discrimination against Serbs were recorded in Croatia in 2017, compared to 331 such cases reported in 2016, the Serb National Council (SNV) said on Monday.

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