Category Archives: Croatia

Jul 12 2014

Croatia: one year later

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A year after Croatia’s accession to the European Union on July 1, 2013, we asked an academic and a journalist to write their accounts of the much anticipated ‘return to Europe’. Nenad Zakošek and Ines Sabalić argue that while the … Continue reading

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Jun 8 2014

Referendums: A Legitimate Democratic Tool or a Mechanism for Nationalist Co-optation?

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Scholars and practitioners need to delve deeper into how referendums affect liberal democracy. They can be co-opted by various groups to advance nationalist and exclusivist political agendas, warns Maria Koinova.

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May 30 2014

The European elections in Central and Eastern EU states illustrate that the rise of Euroscepticism was far from uniform across Europe

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The key story to emerge from the European elections in countries like France and the UK was the rise of Euroscepticism, but does this narrative apply to all countries across Europe? Tim Haughton and Tereza Novotna present an analysis of … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2014

Five minutes with Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia: “A referendum against minority rights is not going to happen – we shall oppose it by all legal means”

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Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, becoming the 28th member state. Following the referendum on EU membership, however, a number of other referendums have been initiated by grassroots movements under the country’s Referendum Law, including an amendment to the … Continue reading

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