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Novi list - Croatia | 10/09/2015

Queen embodies the power of morals

On Wednesday Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning British monarch. Her sense of duty makes her a worthy role model for Croatia, the centre-left daily Novi List: "What can our republic learn from the Elizabeth II phenomenon? … Elizabeth, who can't be given the sack by anyone and who could 'do whatever she likes', like people in the Balkans do, has embodied the British 'sense of duty' for more than six decades. Political responsibility is only to a certain extent the result of the political system; without a political sense of duty among individuals, democracy can't improve society. That's why this grandmother with her colourful hats deserves respect, and we should support her with the same motto that the royals used to keep up the British people's morale during the Blitz: Keep calm and carry on."

Novi list - Croatia | 06/02/2014

Church's double standards unacceptable

The report by the UN Children's Rights Committee proves the hypocrisy of the Catholic ideology, the left-liberal daily Novi List observes: "The Church plays a key role in defining family law in Croatia, as well as the collective stance towards public morals and sexuality. This is - to put it mildly - unacceptable. ... The interference of the Church in our private life is neither natural nor desired. How can a Catholic priest who has never experienced sex or the intense emotions of parenthood tell us how our relationships should be and who we should go to bed with? It gets even more absurd however when priests disobey the institutional commands and have sex with women, men or even (tens of thousands of) children. What gives them the right to moralise, to impose bans, to tell us what to do and sometimes even to curse us?"

Novi list - Croatia | 05/12/2013

Protect the Balkan Auschwitz from fascists

Employees at the Croatian concentration camp memorial Jasenovac received death threats on Monday, sent by a small, pro-fascist party. But there has been neither an adequate official reaction nor police intervention, the left-liberal daily Novi List complains: "If this had happened in Germany or at Auschwitz, the whole world would be up in arms. But when it happens in the small, insignificant Croatia, hardly anyone cares at all. We ourselves must protect the memory of the Auschwitz of the Balkans. We ourselves must punish this Ustashi [fascist] attack on the memorial, on truth and on the dignity of the victims, our countrymen. ... Hatred will not fall silent of its own accord, it must be met by continual, active and unrelenting resistance. If we haven't learned that, we've learned nothing at all."

Novi list - Croatia | 29/08/2013

Narcissistic Croatia bows to EU pressure

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanović and Minister of Justice Orsat Miljenić on Tuesday sent a letter to the European Commission announcing their submission in the row over European arrest warrants. The limitation to crimes committed after 2002 is to be revoked. The prime minister refers in the letter to "good cooperation in the past with the Commission". But this is not entirely true, the left-liberal daily Novi List warns: "For years Croatia has failed to fulfil its obligations, and this was also true with the Perković case. ... This is a classic example of the myth surrounding Croatia's political credibility. Politically Croatia has always cast itself as better than it is. It's narcissistic and incapable of seeing its own shortcomings. Even Milanović, no friend of national myths, has fallen victim to the country's collective egotism. The archetypical truth is that narcissism destroys those who are incapable of loving anything but their own prettified reflection."

Novi list - Croatia | 06/06/2013

Erased citizens also exist in Croatia

Croatia's social liberal government admitted on Wednesday that, like in Slovenia, people were denied citizenship in the 1990s despite having legitimate claims to it. Bosnians, Serbs and Roma lost all their rights and often their possessions, the left-liberal daily Novi List writes: "The independence of the new national states was interpreted in such a way that only members of the dominant ethnic group were to have civil rights, while as much as possible was done to make it difficult for 'others' to acquire such rights. ... If Croatia's 'erased' now manage to organise themselves, another major injustice of the 1990s could be redressed. We withdrew our hospitality in an illegal and immoral way towards people who have spent their entire lives here, and who have contributed no less to building this country than any other citizen, be they Croats, Serbs, Bosnians or what you will."

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