Introduction & Updates in National Landscape
End of ustasha currency kuna
Croatia entered the New Year with the euro as its new currency and on the other side of the Schengen border. Far-right parties mourned the kuna currency as a symbol of Croatian independence, and even more so because the kuna was clearly the link between the Republic of Croatia and the Quisling Independent State of Croatia. That is the only time in Croatian history that kuna was used as a currency. The youth of the Croatian Sovereign pasted obituaries for Kuna on the walls. And their parliamentarian “reported the Croatian National Bank and Governor Boris Vujčić to the police for destroying and belittling the Croatian kuna”
European Court of Human Rights delivered a second judgment finding that Croatia is violating the human rights of refugees and other migrants
Croatia has become a full member of Schengen, although the policies towards migrants and refugees that it has been implementing for years are against the Schengen Code and domestic and international law. Border control between Croatia and other Schengen members was abolished, and Croatia became the so-called “guardian” of Schengen and the external borders of the EU in the area of the Western Balkans. On January 17th, the European Court of Human Rights issued a second verdict that establishes that Croatia violates the human rights of refugees and other migrants.
Homeland Movement MP sings in honor of fascist leaders.
MP of the Homeland Movement, Anto Prkačin, celebrated the New Year by singing the Ustasha march song with the verse “Jure calls, Boban roars / Ready for home, Poglavniče”. Prkačin sings in honor of the Poglavnik, Ante Pavelić, the main inspirer of the genocide in the so-called NDH, and Francetić and Boban, the commanders of the Black Legion – a unit that is remembered for the mass and savage killing of women and children.
Transnational Activities & Group Interactions
Homeland Movement MP Marko Mlinarović Litre shared an article from The European Conservative interview with the Spanish historian Álvaro Peñas about the “Massacre in Bleiburg”. to the final surrender of the fascists seven days after the end of the war in Europe. The European Conservative is published online and as a print edition four times a year by the European Conservative Nonprofit Ltd. in Budapest, in collaboration with CEDI/EDIC in Vienna and Nazione Futura in Rome. Álvaro Peñas has published a translation of “Buried Alive. Huda Jama, Tito’s Worst Crime” by Slovenian pseudo-historian and convicted fraudster Roman Leljak, who is adored among the Croatian extreme right for denying Ustasha crimes and demonizing anti-fascists. Álvaro Peñas continues to cooperate with the Croatian extreme right, so at the end of January, he wrote an article for Sloboda hr, the alt-right Generation of Renovation web portal.