Croatia: Rifts And Polarisation – What Now?

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Premier, Andrej Plenkovic (L)
President,Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic (R)
Photo: Screenshot

Disagreements and rifts between the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, and the Premier, Andrej Plenkovic, had until a couple of weeks ago reached a critical level on a range of political and practical reform issues. From the whole country’s point of view the rift had to many become a source of embarrassment, anger, let alone disappointment; it appeared to poison any chance for hope for a better Croatia. For anyone truly wanting progress towards a fully functional state geared to alleviating problems and stumbling blocks in public administration – to benefit economic growth in particular – the hovering hostility between the two was shattering and painful to watch; even if such a rift meant possible success at overthrowing of a criticised government for some and for others – the strengthening of the government’s position.

The country appeared more divided…

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