Tag Archives: Croatia

EU Warns Croatia On LGBT Rights

Croatia is scheduled to join the European Union in 2013, but the EU has just adopted a resolution warning them that membership requires abiding by LGBT rights laws. Croatian pride parades have been plagued by anti-gay violence that was quietly allowed (if not overtly sanctioned) by the government. The resolution adopted by the Parliament says in part that it is …

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CROATIA: Violence At Gay Pride

The Associated Press reports: Stone-throwing extremists have disrupted a gay pride march in Croatia, a day after the Balkan country was given the green light to join the European Union. State television has reported that dozens have been detained and several were injured Saturday in the conservative coastal town of Split. Croatia has pledged to protect human rights as part …

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EU Warns Applicants: Support For LGBT Rights Is Mandatory For Membership

The European Parliament has reaffirmed its policy that EU member states must support LGBT rights. Turkey, Macedonia, and Croatia are moving closer to admission, but all three continue to violate the EU’s requirements. The three candidate countries were reminded that the protection of all minorities is a non-negotiable condition to access the European Union. “I am happy that our amendments …

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Prison For Would-Be Pride Bomber

A tiny bit of light in today’s parade of horrors: (Zagreb) A 25-year old man convicted of plotting to throw Molotov cocktails into a gay pride march last July in the Croatian capital has been sentenced to 14 months behind bars. Josip Situm was convicted of endangering lives and property. He was arrested last summer as he prepared to hurl …

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