“The leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, said on Friday evening that the party’s main committee had concluded by consensus that all war crimes that had occurred in Croatia should be investigated, notably those in Vukovar and Ovcara.

Speaking for media in the eastern municipality of Karanac, following the Main Committee session, Plenkovic said the party did not want the protest Vukovar Mayor Ivan Penava planned to hold in that town over inefficiency in war crimes prosecution to be politicised or manipulated.” (N1)

“Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić participated in a two-day meeting of female foreign minister in Montreal. The Summit was devoted to gender equality and the empowerment of women as a key factor in building peace, reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth.

On the occasion, the minister lectured on strengthening democracy and resilience in peaceful and inclusive societies. As part of her presentation, Minister Pejčinović Burić addressed the role of women in political life in Croatia and their representation at all levels of public service. She spoke about the role of women in the Homeland War and touched on Croatian experiences in the peaceful reintegration of eastern Croatia.” (Voice of Croatia)

“The Croatia government is set to spend a whopping 40 million Kunas, or around 5.3 million Euros, on updating and renovating of the fleet of cars used by the various state institutions. The framework for leasing a number of cars for a period of 60 months for 23 state institutions will cost the tax payer a healthy 40 million.

According to the Croatian newspaper Vecernji List the government is looking to procure 188 lower middle class cars, 69 middle class vehicles, and nine high-class class cars. There are also six SUV’s, three light-duty combo vehicles, four light-duty vehicles, seven vans and three combined vehicles for eight passengers.” (Dubrovnik Times)