Brain Drain: Will the last person in Croatia please turn off the lights?
High unemployment, low wages, rare promotion opportunities and constantly rising living costs are pushing educated people to flee Croatia to take their chances in foreign job markets.
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(Re)actions for Democracy from the Balkans
Democracy apart, there is no other idea so often extinguished, despised, rejected as irredeemably utopian and reborn again and yet again as the deep human need for justice. Even so, less noble human characteristics such as greed, envy, arrogance, intolerance and aggressiveness, combined with our tendency to avoid responsibility seem […]
Croatia, do we have a drinking problem?
In Croatia, there is a long haired-metal singer called Vuco, known mostly for his provocative lyrics, controversial public declarations and the fact he was an (unsuccessful) candidate at both the presidential and legislative elections. However, the vast majority of Croatians associates Vuco with his hit song “Love and drinking“. “Love […]
Media and corruption in Croatia: Beyond the numbers
Croatia may be on its way to join the European Union, but the country has made little progress in securing the media’s independence from political power or in the fight against endemic corruption. Still, youth activism and independent, online participatory media offer some reasons for optimism. It is always difficult […]