“Croatia is celebrating Independence Day today, a national holiday. On October 8th 1991, Croatian Parliament, or Sabor, unanimously decided to sever all ties with Yugoslavia.

A ceremonial changing of the guard was held on St. Mark’s Square to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the historic decision adopted by Croatian Parliament to declare independence from Yugoslavia.

In his address to Croatian citizens issued yesterday, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković noted: ‘We must work together to further build a successful and stable Croatia rooted firmly in European values. It is our duty to continue developing a tolerant and inclusive society which encourages and protects freedom and democracy, equality and solidarity, based on human and minority rights.'” (Voice of Croatia)