croatia

Introduction The last parliamentary elections victory enabled HDZ  to form a government independently of the far-right Homeland Movement. This enabled the creation of the center-right government in which Boris Milosevic, who represents the Serbian minority, became a deputy prime minister covering social affairs and human and minority rights. The government is trying to heal the …

Reports

September 2022

The main event organized by the extreme right in September in Croatia was the protest of the “Free Together” (Slobodni zajedno) initiative, which was presented as a protest against the work of the Government. The rally was also supported by extreme right-wing parliamentary parties. Instead of talking about the topics they announced (corruption and gas theft), the …

July 2022

July 2nd – Despa Memorial For the eighth year Blood and Honor Croatia organized neo-Nazis gathering Despa memorial. It was also held this July and gathered around 70 Nazis from Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Switzerland. Bands played: Feher Torveny from Hungary, Kodex Frei and Smart Violence from Germany. Blood and Honor Croatia was founded …

June 2022

June 1 Vigilare – a radical ultra-conservative association, the Croatian branch of the Tradition, family, property – TFP movement published a proclamation that looks like a call to crusade: “War has been declared: The supremacy and the powers of darkness have attacked Catholic Croatia – we repel the attack and go into fierce battle!”. They were …

May 2022

Introduction May is the month when two Memorial Days are celebrated in Croatia. The „Day of Victory over Fascism“ is being celebrated quietly and in the organization of anti-fascist associations. The government and the Church at the highest level mark the “Day of Remembrance of Croatian Victims in the Fight for Freedom and Independence” on …

April 2022

Introduction The war in Ukraine continues to have a major impact on the situation in Croatia, both due to the constant reporting on the suffering of the Ukrainian people and due to the constant rise of prices of food, utilities and fuel. A regular annual report on the historical revision, hate speech and violence against …

March 2022

March 8 After the traditional March 8 march in Zagreb, two young men carrying banners with anarchist messages were attacked. One of the victims had a broken elbow. https://www.facebook.com/fAKTIV/posts/4972869236140539 Frano Čirko – Lukov marš Frano Čirko (Croatian Sovereignists) posted a video of his speech from his ten years ago at an international nationalist conference organized by …

February 2022

*Dinamo football fans in Seville waved the Ustasha flag * Hooligans of Dinamo football club fans, known as BBB, went to the away match in Seville. There, they smashed shop windows in the city center and got into fights. The Spanish newspaper El Desmarque published a video in which Dinamo fans are clearly visible, and …

January 2022

January 15th. At the match of the Croatian national handball team against Serbia at the European Handball Championship in Hungary, hooligans in T-shirts with Ustasha symbols and greetings praised convicted war criminal Mihajlo Hrastov who killed 13 disarmed reservists and shouted: “Kill the Serb”.

December 2021

Key Developments   Bleiburg ban in Austria A group of experts working for the Austrian Interior Ministry presented a report to government officials in Vienna proposing a complete ban on an annual gathering of Croats near Bleiburg in southern Austria which commemorates surrender of Ustasa troops to the Allies and the Yugoslav Army. This commemoration …

November 2021

Key Developments   November 18th At the Savski Gaj Elementary School in Zagreb, graphite messages full of Ustasha and Nazi symbols appeared, as well as messages of hatred towards Serbs. Member of Parliament Milorad Pupovac is also mentioned. “The day is slowly dawning, this night, a Serbian mother must go to the cemetery,” he wrote …

October 2021

Key Developments   October 2nd Croatian Sovereignists held a party congress on which the far-right parties merged. Hrast, the Croatian Conservative Party and the Generation of Renewal, many members of the Independents for Croatia, and some from the Homeland Movement https://suverenisti.hr/2021/10/02/ujediniteljski-sabor-hrvatskih-suverenista/ October 19th Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković (HDZ) called members of the People’s Liberation Struggle, …