ZAGREB, 28. FEB. 2017 – The mayor of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, has condemned in the strongest terms the march organized by the A-HSP party, Croatian agency Hina is reporting. Bandic called on the country’s institutions to “protect the basic democratic values of the Croatian society.” A statement said that the march of “a handful” of members of the far right party in central Zagreb “that sought to return to the political scene the retrograde ideologies from the darkest days of Croatia’s history” promoted Ustashism and Nazism, and deserved to be condemned in the strongest terms. The march saw participants dressed in black shouting the Ustasha slogan “Za dom spremni” (“For home ready”) calling for lynching of Serbs, waving US flags, expressing support for US President Donald Trump, and also, carrying a huge shield with the NDH-era Croatian coat-of-arms, where a white field, instead of a red one, is the first in the upper left corner of the checkerboard. The Independent State of Croatia (NDH), a Nazi-allied Second World War-era entity that operated death camps for Serbs, Jews, and Roma, was ruled by the Ustasha regime, Belgrade based media reported from Zagreb. According to reports, those who marched in Zagreb moved through the city “protested by the police,” and “attracted the passers-by attention.” Among the flags they carried was that of the German far right neo-nazi NPD party.
Bosnian Serb President Dodik to go to Moscow as EU’s Mogherini arrives in Bosnia
BANJA LUKA, 01. MARCH 2017 – Serb Republic (RS) President Milorad Dodik says he will travel to Moscow “for an important meeting.” Dodik will for this reason miss the opportunity to meet with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who will be in Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of her “Balkan tour,” Beta reported. Dodik told the Serb entity’s public broadcaster RTRS that the meeting in Russia has been agreed a month ago, and cannot be canceled. RS Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic will represents Dodik’s SNSD party at the meeting with Mogherini. Dodik said that he “has nothing against Bosnia’s European road, if the agreed mechanism of coordination between different levels of government in negotiations with th EU is functioning, which means that the the RS is visible and represented on that road.”