“Numerous Croatian citizens arrived in Vukovar today to pay respects to those that lost their lives and were killed in the aggression by the Yugoslav people’s Army and Serbian paramilitary forces in that city. Among those that paid respects to the sacrifice made by Vukovar, Croatian soldiers and civilians during the Homeland War was the entire state leadership led by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. Participants in the memorial procession made their way from the Vukovar hospital to the Homeland War Victims Memorial Graveyard. State and other delegations laid wreaths and lit candles at the monument in the Homeland War Victims Memorial Graveyard in Vukovar paying respects for the sacrifice the city made during the Homeland War and marking 26 years since the heroic city fell. In memory of soldiers and civilians that were the victims of aggression by the Yugoslav people’s Army and Serbian paramilitary forces against Vukovar in 1991, a wreath was laid and candles lit by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.” (Voice of Croatia)

US Ambassador to Croatia Julieta Valls Noyes has been saying her good-byes on Twitter to the Republic of Croatia. She has posted images with friend and Foreign Minister Pejcinovic Buric, her diplomatic colleagues, and even snapped the numerous boxes required to move. She wished future ambassador, Robert Kohort all the best in an emotional departure for the Ambassador. Robert Kohorst was confirmed on November 2nd, 2017 and will be traveling to Croatia to take over soon. (Twitter, Congress)

“Two well-versed offers remain in the finals for the Croatian Air Force – the Israeli F-16 Barak and the Swedish Gripen JAS 39 C/D. Swedish manufacturer Saab backed by the Swedish government decided on the final lobbying and persuasion effort  Croatian side that the choice of their Gripen JAS 39 C / D for new combat squadron Croatian Air Force (HRZ), the only rational choice.  It’s been a month and a half since the Defense Ministry received four bids. The evaluations by various expert committees in the Ministry of Defense should be completed by November 30. The results will be published to indicate whose bid is the best for Croatia.” (translated from N1)