Prsten Association of Bosnian Croats Hosts Gala Dinner

Joining Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović at this traditional gala event hosted by the Prsten Association were science and education minister Pavo Barišić, MP Drago Prgomet representing the prime minister, state secretaries Zvonko Milas and Zdravka Bušić and the ambassador of Bosnia-Herzegovina Renata Paškalj. Also among the special guests were former Croatian president Ivo Josipović and the Croatian member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Dragan Čović, joined by many other guests and dignitaries from Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria and Germany.

Poet and Activist Viliam Pokorny Passes Away

Viliam Pokorny, a leader in preserving Croatian identity in Slovakia, was buried on the 28th of November in Devinsko Novo Selo, Slovakia. He was the founder of the Croatian Culture Association in Devinsko Novo Selo and was also among the founders of the Croatian Culture Federation in Slovakia. He launched the magazine Hrvatska Rosa, wrote plays and poetry and collected aphorisms, which he carved into wooden spoons and boards.

Tuga Tarle Promotes Her Latest Novel

The book is published by Udruga OS, and is conceived as a series of thirty-nine prose miniatures in alphabetical order, forming the backbone of diverse events and experiences of the heroine and the many actors in her story. The cover art is by Patricio Alejandro Aguero, a resident of Zagreb with roots in Venezuela.

Returnee Ivan Talaja’s Road

82-year old Ivan Talaja, a returnee from France, roundly ignored by the municipal and county authorities, rolled up his sleeves and employed his own hands and money to build an access road to his native village of Talaji near Slivno in the Imotski krajina region.