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New kids on the block: Croatia joined the EU last July. EPA/Patrick Seeger

EU election: regionalism breeds strange alliances in Croatia

Croatia only joined the European Union in July last year, so this week will see Croatians elect MEPs for the second time in just over a year. Whether this could explain the current lack of interest in…
Onward and upward? Guess which is which. EPA/Ntswe Mokoena

While Mugabe cleans house, Zuma repeats old mistakes

At the end of 2012, I published a deliberately surreal novel entitled Joseph Kony and the Titans of Zagreb. In it, using satire and magic realism, I tied together the corrupt destinies of figures on both…
Police escort gay activists and supporters carrying a placard reading ‘I am voting against’ in a march in Zagreb on the eve of the referendum initiated to stop same-sex marriage. EPA/Antonio Bat

Creeping towards fascism? Croatia tests European ideals

Europe is filled with historical fault lines – the Greek-Anatolian, the Balkans, Iberian and central Europe. The European experiment, managed through the ever clunky apparatus of the European Union, has…

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