Police forces brutally supressed protests and attempts of removing EU flag from the main square in Zagreb; tomorrow is Croatian referendum about joining EUnion.
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Croatian police clash with anti-EU protesters ahead of referendum
Police have clashed with anti-EU demonstrators in Croatia a day ahead of the country’s referendum on whether it will attempt to join the union. Meanwhile, a recent survey shows that about 40 per cent of Croatians oppose entering the EU.
The clashes erupted at the end of a protest rally of about 1,000 activists when a group of demonstrators attempted to take down an EU flag.
Protesters carried banners reading “No to the EU” or “I love Croatia” and chanted anti-EU slogans.
At least three protesters were arrested as the result of the clashes, and there are also reports that some demonstrators were injured by police.
On Sunday, Croatian citizens will answer the question “Do you support the membership of the Republic of Croatia in the European Union?”
Patrick Young, Executive Director of the investment advisory firm DV Advisors, believes that the swell of those who would say “no” to this question is due to what people see in neighboring countries that have joined the EU – the ongoing protests in Romania, for example.
People are “protesting because they see the European Union not delivering its side of the deal – and the deal is free trade and jobs,” he explained.
Croatia: Rightist intellectuals aim to postpone EU referendum
Zagreb, 5 Jan. (AKI) – More than one thousand right-leaning Croatian intellectuals have signed a petition for postponement of a referendum on joining the European Union, local media reported on Thursday.
Among the signers were university professors, academicians and former foreign minister and Croatia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Zvonimir Separovic, the reports said.
Croatia successfully concluded access talks with the EU last year and was to join the 27-nation club in 2013. But according to the Croatian constitution, citizens will make a final decision at a referendum scheduled for 22 January.
According to latest survey, 60 per cent of Croatia’s 4.5 million population support the country’s membership in the EU, while 33 per cent were against.
The intellectuals are campaigning for the postponement of a referendum until appeals panel of the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia brings final verdict in the case of two Croatian generals, Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac, accused of war crimes against Serb civilians.
The tribunal sentenced Gotovina to 24 and Markac to 18 years in jail for crimes committed during military operation “Storm” in August 1995 when Croatian forces quashed a Serb rebellion triggered by Croatia’s secession from the former Yugoslavia. …