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Pavičić, Jurica

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Jutarnji list - Croatia | 24/12/2015

Barbed wire fences make a comeback

Hardly any issue stirred up as much emotion in 2015 as the fences that are being erected in the middle of Europe, the liberal daily Jutarnji list notes: "Barbed wire criss-crosses our valleys and meadows, dividing part of the world that calls itself free. ... If barbed wire had fulfilled the same goal in 1989 as today, the young communist [and current Hungarian prime minister] Orbán and the youth [and current Slovenian prime minister] Cerar would have remained behind the fence. They would have stood on the other side and gazed at the 'technical barrier' that separated them from the wonders of the West, and stammered one unpleasant phrase after the next. ... Luckily people in the Europe of 1989 knew what barbed wire is good for: cattle farming in Ohio. It would be good if that were still true today."

Jutarnji list - Croatia | 31/10/2014

Jurica Pavičić on the end of gender equality in Croatia

According to a study by the World Economic Forum, Croatia is one of the six countries in which the gender gap has widened in the past decade. The crisis and capitalism are to blame, author Jurica Pavičić writes in the liberal daily Jutarnji List: "Even without sociological studies it's clear that the reasons are to be found with the three Cs: capitalism, crisis, church. ... The paradox of gender equality in Croatia is that the greatest emancipation took place in the darkest times of tyranny [in communist Yugoslavia], while today's democracy and freedom are leading back to inequality. As a result the first two Cs - capitalism and crisis - are far more important than the third. Croatian industry collapsed, but the typical 'male' sectors like dockyards, quarries and refineries are propped up by any means possible. The 'female sectors', by contrast, have fallen like a house of cards. And the explanation lies less in economic necessity than in the general attitude that women's wages are just 'additional pay', and the women who are laid off will now be provided for by the man of the house."

Jutarnji list - Croatia | 27/05/2013

German power metaphor at Wembley Stadium

Bayern Munich won against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final on Saturday at London's Wembley Stadium. This all-German final is a symbol of Germany's position of dominance, writer Jurica Pavičić comments in the liberal daily Jutarnji List: "Within Europe, Germany is economically successful in comparison to the bankrupt South. … The history of the 'northern lights' and the 'Mediterranean countries' is being played out with astounding similarity in politics, economics and football. Have the southern football clubs been laid low because the fans buy fewer tickets as a result of the crisis there? Has the bubble burst in football, in the same way it did on the real estate market? … From a cultural point of view the all-German final in Wembley was a metaphor, as football so often is. It was a demonstration of the new map of Europe with its new epicentre of power - untouchable and powerful, an island of success in a sea of drowning states."

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