“Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will arrive in Croatia on Monday for a two-day official visit at the invitation of his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, her office announced on Friday.

During the visit, Van der Bellen will meet with the Croatian state leadership and attend a Croatian-Austrian business forum, which will take place on Tuesday, focusing on the cooperation in the area of railway infrastructure and logistics.” (N1)

“Vukovar mayor Ivan Penava on Saturday called on all the residents of the easternmost town and the whole Croatian public to take part in a peaceful protest in Vukovar on October 13 against what he called the shameful silence of Croatian institutions.

‘I want the protest to be peaceful, apolitical, without party insignia, for the affirmation of fundamental human rights,’ he told reporters.

Penava recalled the numerous locations in the town area where crimes were committed during the 1991-95 Homeland War.

He said ‘almost nothing has been done in the 27 years since the most horrific crimes were committed,’ and that ‘most’ of the blame lay ‘with politicians and people paid to enforce the law.'” (N1)

“The 25th anniversary of Operation Medak Pocket, an action which freed territory held by rebel Serb forces, was commemorated on Sunday in Gospić.

Defense Minister Damir Krstičević was joined by veterans and their families as they lit candles and laid wreaths at the monument to the fallen soldiers.

‘I would like to give a special thanks to the Croatian defenders from the Lika region, who contributed enormously to this battle and the entire Homeland War,’ said the defense minister. ‘I am pleased to see today that Croatian defenders continue to protect the memory and value of the Homeland War, and I congratulate you for that,’ he concluded.” (Voice of Croatia)

“Following Krešimir Ćosić (1996), Dražen Petrović (2002) and Mirka Novosela (2002), Dino Rađa was the fourth Croat to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield in the USA last night.

Dino Rađa was born on April 24th, 1967 in Split where he trained rowing, swimming and water polo in his early youth. However his true talent was discovered upon arrival to the Gripe basketball centre from where he quickly advanced to become a member of the Yugoslavian junior national team.

Rađa was a member of the team that won the European championship in 1986 and saw his bigeest career advance at the World Championsips in Bormio in 1987.

He won three Yugoslav national titled with Juplastika in 1988, 1989 and 1990, along with the Yugolsab Basketball Cup in 1990.” (Voice of Croatia)