In an exclusive interview for Matica magazine, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, talks about the importance of Croatia’s entry into the euro area and Schengen, looks at the position of Croats in the European neighborhood and highlights the significantly increased budget funds for strategic projects of the Central State Office for Croats Abroad for the needs of our entire emigrant population, including incentives for repatriation under the I Choose Croatia! scheme.
It is an occasion for a specific inventory of the most promising contemporary research into the mother tongue of our natives from 12 countries of the European neighbourhood where members of the Croatian autochthonous minority have lived for centuries. There are approximately 500,000 Croatian speakers in that area, many of whom are bilingual.
The award of the Croatian Writers’ Association (DHK), named after the famous poet of Croatian modernism in exile Fr Lucijan Kordić, was presented on November 16 in the hall of the Croatian Writers’ Association in Zagreb to the American-Croatian writer with a current residence in Canada, Josip Novaković, for the collection of storis “Honey in…
In the presence of numerous high-ranking guests and leading Croatian connoisseurs of Marulić’s literary works, the lecture was given by the renowned philologist Zvonko Pandžić who has lived at a German address for many decades presenting at the same time his bibliophile edition—the triple “Judith“— figuratively speaking, with a facsimile of Marulić’s original writing of…
This year, the program and celebration of this great jubilee consisted of the performance of “Jadran Beaver Valley Tamburitzans” from Aliquippa and “The Tamburitzans” from Pittsbugh, successors of the formerly famous Duquesne tamburica, Duquesene Polytechnic. The program was led by the president of the English speaking CFU Lodges, Michael Ricci, and the national president of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Edward W. Pazo, greeted the audience with a remarkable speech.
In addition to other high-ranking guests, the representative of the Croatian Embassy in Sarajevo, Mladen Glavina, state secretary of the Central State Office for Croats Abroad, Zvonko Miias, the director of the Croatian Heritage Foundation, Mijo Marić, and Ivo Kujundžić, editor-in-chief of the program for Croats outside the Republic of Croatia on HRT, media sponsor of the event
Guests from Slavonia in London, Ontario met with the executive councilors of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America: Edward W. Paz, Franjo Bertović and Bernadette Luketich-Sikaras.
About twenty participants of this year’s EHTF from 10 countries around the world, spent two weeks working, swimming, learning Croatian, making a film or collecting photos and statements for the media workshop.
Sponsors of the event are the Municipality of Šolta and the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Šolta, the organizer is the Cultural and Information Center of the Island of Šolta, the co-organizer is the Eugen Buktenica Art Association and the partner Croatian Heritage Foundation
At the meeting, it was agreed on the further course of financing and implementation of projects by which the Republic of Croatia will support the work on preserving the Croatian identity of the Croats in Paraguay.