“The Bleiburg commemoration held in that Austrian town on Saturday brought together thousands of people and drew media attention due to Austria’s warning that this commemorative rally could be banned in the future if incidents glorifying fascists happened this year.

According to available information, the commemoration, which included Catholic and Muslim prayers and the Requiem Mass as well as political speeches by office-holders from Croatia and Bosnia, passed without incidents.

The ceremony was organised by the Bleiburg Guard of Honour in cooperation with the Directorate of Pastoral Care for Croats Abroad and the Croatian Catholic Mission in Klagenfurt, and was held under the sponsorship of the Croatian Parliament and the co-sponsorship of the Croat National Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

After reports by Austrian and Croatian media outlets that the Austrian authorities would consider a ban on commemorations in the event of incidents, the organisers recently presented measures and a code of conduct adopted in cooperation with the Catholic Church and state authorities in Austria in order to maintain the dignity of Saturday’s commemoration.” (N1)


“President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović visited the Catholic pilgrimage site at Fatima to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the famous Marian shrine.

The president concluded day-two of her official visit to Portugal. The trip marked the first time a sitting Croatian president made the trip to the long-time EU member.

Following Friday’s economic forum, the president and her Portuguese hosts concluded that while relations may be excellent, there was still plenty of room to improve their economic cooperation.”(Voice of Croatia)…

“President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović arrived in the afternoon (Sunday) in Mostar.

The Croatian President will hold a lecture at the Medical Faculty of the University of Mostar on Monday on the topic ‘Croatia Support to the Brussels Way of the Southeast European Countries.'” (translated from Klix)