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CROATICUM WINTER SCHOOL OF THE CROATIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTUREThe online Croaticum Winter School of the Croatian Language ...
12/20/2021

CROATICUM WINTER SCHOOL OF THE CROATIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

The online Croaticum Winter School of the Croatian Language and Culture will take place from 31/01/2022 until 18/02/2022. The course consists of 75 lessons (60 lessons of language exercises, 6 lessons of phonetic exercises, 9 lessons on cultural lectures and activities) during three weeks.

Enrollments are open from the 10th of January until the 28th of January 2022.

For more information on the Croaticum Winter School of Croatian Language and Culture, please check out the website: https://croaticum.ffzg.unizg.hr/?page_id=2982

Website: www.croaticum.ffzg.unizg.hr

CROATICUM WINTER SCHOOL OF THE CROATIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

The online Croaticum Winter School of the Croatian Language and Culture will take place from 31/01/2022 until 18/02/2022. The course consists of 75 lessons (60 lessons of language exercises, 6 lessons of phonetic exercises, 9 lessons on cultural lectures and activities) during three weeks.

Enrollments are open from the 10th of January until the 28th of January 2022.

For more information on the Croaticum Winter School of Croatian Language and Culture, please check out the website: https://croaticum.ffzg.unizg.hr/?page_id=2982

Website: www.croaticum.ffzg.unizg.hr

Croatian movie “Murina” at AFI Film FestivalWe are pleased to announce “Murina” as the Croatian entry at this year’s AFI...
11/30/2021

Croatian movie “Murina” at AFI Film Festival

We are pleased to announce “Murina” as the Croatian entry at this year’s AFI European Union Film Showcase.

Set on a beautiful Adriatic Sea island off the coast of Croatia, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović's feature-length debut tells a timeless, elemental tale of youthful rebellion against oppressive family strictures, in the very modern guise of neo-noir patriarchal critique. Julija (Gracija Filipović) is a strong-willed teen wondering what else the world has to offer beyond her isolated life on the island, and ready to rebel against her domineering father Ante (Leon Lučev), who, even though he's clearly losing his grip on his business and his ability to command the respect of his daughter and wife Nela (Danica Curcic), remains formidably vicious. A visit from Ante's wealthy businessman friend Javier (Cliff Curtis), who also once romanced Nela, might offer the promise of a new beginning — separately — for each member of the family, but also strife and chaos for the others. In English, Croatian and Spanish with English subtitles.

Now in its 34th year, the AFI Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to DC-area audiences. This year's selection includes 53 films from all 27 EU member States, with 11 Oscar® selections and 13 U.S. and North American premieres!

Opening Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021, including Q&A with filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

For more information, showtimes and full AFI schedule see: https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-0100003195

Croatian movie “Murina” at AFI Film Festival

We are pleased to announce “Murina” as the Croatian entry at this year’s AFI European Union Film Showcase.

Set on a beautiful Adriatic Sea island off the coast of Croatia, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović's feature-length debut tells a timeless, elemental tale of youthful rebellion against oppressive family strictures, in the very modern guise of neo-noir patriarchal critique. Julija (Gracija Filipović) is a strong-willed teen wondering what else the world has to offer beyond her isolated life on the island, and ready to rebel against her domineering father Ante (Leon Lučev), who, even though he's clearly losing his grip on his business and his ability to command the respect of his daughter and wife Nela (Danica Curcic), remains formidably vicious. A visit from Ante's wealthy businessman friend Javier (Cliff Curtis), who also once romanced Nela, might offer the promise of a new beginning — separately — for each member of the family, but also strife and chaos for the others. In English, Croatian and Spanish with English subtitles.

Now in its 34th year, the AFI Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to DC-area audiences. This year's selection includes 53 films from all 27 EU member States, with 11 Oscar® selections and 13 U.S. and North American premieres!

Opening Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021, including Q&A with filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović

For more information, showtimes and full AFI schedule see: https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-0100003195

Kornati National Park shortlisted for European Location Award for the movie MurinaThe European Film Commissions Network ...
11/26/2021

Kornati National Park shortlisted for European Location Award for the movie Murina

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced the shortlisted locations for the European Location Award 2021, with the Kornati National Park among the five finalists. In autumn of 2019, the feature film Murina directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, winner of this year’s Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, was partially shot on locations at Kornati National Park.

The vote for the best location is open to the public via EUFCN’s official website until 31st January 2022. All details about the competition finalists, as well as the voting link are available here: https://eufcn.com/location-award-2021/#wpcf7-f5379-p4880-o1.

More information is available at the Croatian Audiovisual center's (Hrvatski audiovizualni centar) website: https://havc.hr/eng/info-centre/news/kornati-national-park-shortlisted-for-european-location-award-for-murina.

Photo courtesy of Antitalent

Kornati National Park shortlisted for European Location Award for the movie Murina

The European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) has announced the shortlisted locations for the European Location Award 2021, with the Kornati National Park among the five finalists. In autumn of 2019, the feature film Murina directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, winner of this year’s Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, was partially shot on locations at Kornati National Park.

The vote for the best location is open to the public via EUFCN’s official website until 31st January 2022. All details about the competition finalists, as well as the voting link are available here: https://eufcn.com/location-award-2021/#wpcf7-f5379-p4880-o1.

More information is available at the Croatian Audiovisual center's (Hrvatski audiovizualni centar) website: https://havc.hr/eng/info-centre/news/kornati-national-park-shortlisted-for-european-location-award-for-murina.

Photo courtesy of Antitalent

Remembering the fallen in the Homeland War, the victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja On November 18th, we commemorate the Rem...
11/17/2021

Remembering the fallen in the Homeland War, the victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja

On November 18th, we commemorate the Remembrance Day for all victims of the Homeland War and Remembrance Day for the victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja, in our thoughts and prayers honoring the memory of soldiers and civilians who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for Croatia's freedom and independence. This year, the date marks the 30th anniversary of massacres in Vukovar and Škabrnja, committed by the Yugoslav Army and the Serbian paramilitaries.

Remembering the fallen in the Homeland War, the victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja

On November 18th, we commemorate the Remembrance Day for all victims of the Homeland War and Remembrance Day for the victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja, in our thoughts and prayers honoring the memory of soldiers and civilians who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for Croatia's freedom and independence. This year, the date marks the 30th anniversary of massacres in Vukovar and Škabrnja, committed by the Yugoslav Army and the Serbian paramilitaries.

Secretary of State Blinken welcomes Croatia into the Visa Waiver Program - our sincere thankshttps://mobile.twitter.com/...
09/28/2021
Secretary Antony Blinken on Twitter

Secretary of State Blinken welcomes Croatia into the Visa Waiver Program - our sincere thanks

https://mobile.twitter.com/SecBlinken/status/1442870684116525060?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

“The United States welcomes our @NATO Ally and steadfast partner Croatia into the Visa Waiver Program. I appreciate the successful efforts of @VladaRH and the Croatian people who have worked hard to meet the rigorous standards required to access the travel benefits of the program.”

U.S. announces visa waiver for CroatiaHomeland Security Secretary Mayorkas announces visa waiver for Croatia, effective ...
09/28/2021
Secretary Mayorkas Announces Designation of Croatia as a New Participant in the Visa Waiver Program

U.S. announces visa waiver for Croatia

Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas announces visa waiver for Croatia, effective not later than December 1st; more Croatian citizens will be traveling to America to visit this great country, more businesses, more families getting together more frequently. This is also a nice measure of mutual trust and friendship, many thanks to the US Administration. A great work done on our side, with a lot, a lot of support from the State Department and the Homeland Security.
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/09/28/secretary-mayorkas-announces-designation-croatia-new-participant-visa-waiver-program

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, in coordination with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, designated Croatia as a new participant in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Starting no later than December 1, 2021, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) will be updated to...

Toni Kukoč inducted into the Basketball Hall of FameToni Kukoč, legendary player of the Croatian national team and of th...
09/12/2021
Toni Kukoc Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech

Toni Kukoč inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame

Toni Kukoč, legendary player of the Croatian national team and of the Chicago Bulls, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, receiving the supreme honor for his basketball legacy. Michael Jordan and Jerry Reinsdorf were Kukoč’s co-presenters at the induction ceremony held in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday, September 11th. In the Hall of Fame, Kukoč joins Krešimir Ćosić, Dražen Petrović, Mirko Novosel and Dino Rađa, making Croatia the country, outside the U.S., with the highest number of Basketball Hall of Famers.

https://www.nba.com/bulls/video/teams/bulls/2021/09/11/442865/1631407920955-toni-kukoc-hall-fame-induction-442865

Listen to Toni Kukoc's Hall of Fame induction speech.

09/11/2021
The Memorial | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

On the sad 20th anniversary, we commemorate the victims of the terrible 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, standing together with our American friends and Allies in their grief and remembrance, sharing determination to secure a world free of terror.
https://www.911memorial.org/visit/memorial

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Gen. Šerić inducted into the NDU Hall of Fame Commander of the Croatian Army, Lieutenant General Boris Šerić, was induct...
09/09/2021

Gen. Šerić inducted into the NDU Hall of Fame



Commander of the Croatian Army, Lieutenant General Boris Šerić, was inducted into the National Defense University International Fellows Hall of Fame, by the President of the National Defense University, Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, and by Commandant of Eisenhower School, Brigadier General Joy L. Curriera, at the ceremony held on September 7th 2021 at National Defense University, Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.. Croatian Ambassador to the U.S. Pjer Šimunović and Croatian Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attache in U.S. Brigadier General Tomislav Galić attended the ceremony.

Gen. Šerić inducted into the NDU Hall of Fame



Commander of the Croatian Army, Lieutenant General Boris Šerić, was inducted into the National Defense University International Fellows Hall of Fame, by the President of the National Defense University, Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, and by Commandant of Eisenhower School, Brigadier General Joy L. Curriera, at the ceremony held on September 7th 2021 at National Defense University, Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.. Croatian Ambassador to the U.S. Pjer Šimunović and Croatian Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attache in U.S. Brigadier General Tomislav Galić attended the ceremony.

Croatia's Victory Day, with pride and remembrance  On the August 5th, Croatia celebrates its Victory and Homeland Thanks...
08/04/2021

Croatia's Victory Day, with pride and remembrance

On the August 5th, Croatia celebrates its Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders, remembering and honoring all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending Croatia in the Homeland War, and all those who have been fighting for Croatia's freedom and independence, ensuring Croatia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, democracy and security.

Croatia's Victory Day, with pride and remembrance

On the August 5th, Croatia celebrates its Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders, remembering and honoring all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending Croatia in the Homeland War, and all those who have been fighting for Croatia's freedom and independence, ensuring Croatia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, democracy and security.

Croatia nominated for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program We thank most sincerely Secretary Blinken for nominating Croatia for ...
08/02/2021
Secretary Antony Blinken on Twitter

Croatia nominated for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

We thank most sincerely Secretary Blinken for nominating Croatia for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, and our friends at the Departments of State and Homeland Security who have been so supportive in working closely with Croatia to make this possible. Another strong indicator and measure of our mutual trust and friendship.

https://twitter.com/secblinken/status/1422225684030754818?s=11

“Today I nominated Croatia to join the Visa Waiver Program. This step towards visa-free travel recognizes Croatia’s tremendous progress to meet the rigorous standards for participant countries. We look forward to an even stronger U.S.-Croatia relationship.”

06/08/2021
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Croatia at 30, in America

Celebrating 30th anniversary of Croatia's modern, democratic statehood, and 30 years of Croatia's Armed Forces, we have prepared for you a special online program - 'Croatia at 30, in America' - featuring Croatian and American congratulatory messages, videos of Croatian natural and cultural beauties, of Croatia's people and music, of its Armed Forces - watch it on the YouTube channel, link: https://youtu.be/f1qOJA2l-0g .

06/04/2021
www.youtube.com

Dear friends,

We invite you most cordially to join us in celebrating 30th anniversary of Croatia's modern, democratic statehood, together with the 30th anniversary of its Armed Forces.

We would be very much honored if you would be able to follow with us a special program we have prepared for you - 'Croatia at 30, in America' - featuring Croatian and American congratulatory messages, videos of Croatian natural and cultural beauties, of Croatia's people and music, of its Armed Forces, streamed online on the YouTube channel, link: https://youtu.be/f1qOJA2l-0g , starting on Tuesday, June 8th, at 11 AM, EDT.

Cheers,

Amb. Pjer Šimunović

We thank our friends and Allies at the Pentagon for their kind words of congratulations on 30th anniversary of the Croat...
06/01/2021
Department of Defense 🇺🇸 on Twitter

We thank our friends and Allies at the Pentagon for their kind words of congratulations on 30th anniversary of the Croatian Armed Forces. Looking forward to keep standing firmly shoulder to shoulder with the U.S. military.

https://mobile.twitter.com/deptofdefense/status/1398217498433105920

“Congratulations to @MORH_OSRH on the 30th anniversary of the founding of your Armed Forces! Croatian contributions to @NATO missions have increased stability and security across the world. The U.S. is proud to have you as an Ally #WeAreNATO 🇭🇷 🇺🇸”

On the U.S. Memorial Day, we join our American friends and allies in remembering and honoring American fighting men and ...
05/31/2021

On the U.S. Memorial Day, we join our American friends and allies in remembering and honoring American fighting men and women, many Croatian-Americans among them, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their great country and for the just cause of freedom.

On the U.S. Memorial Day, we join our American friends and allies in remembering and honoring American fighting men and women, many Croatian-Americans among them, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their great country and for the just cause of freedom.

U.S. Embassy Zagreb (@USEmbZagreb) Tweeted:A message from @StateEUR Ambassador Philip Reeker: "It is an honor to join @P...
05/31/2021
U.S. Embassy Zagreb on Twitter

U.S. Embassy Zagreb (@USEmbZagreb) Tweeted:
A message from @StateEUR Ambassador Philip Reeker: "It is an honor to join @POTUS and @SecBlinken in congratulating the Croatian people as you celebrate the founding of your country. Sretan vam Dan državnosti!"

https://t.co/l2AJSHdfBf
https://twitter.com/USEmbZagreb/status/1398896963916009473?s=20

“A message from @StateEUR Ambassador Philip Reeker: "It is an honor to join @POTUS and @SecBlinken in congratulating the Croatian people as you celebrate the founding of your country. Sretan vam Dan državnosti!" https://t.co/l2AJSHdfBf”

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Like many, I’m hoping to vacation in Croatia by the end of this summer. Is there any indication when this may be possible for an American citizen living in Europe?
I, Ari Acuna will let you in and tell you a little about my home life. Some of us value our international communities and friends along with all of our job opportunities. My family in the south are those "White Supremacist Types", who coincidentally enough are also military, who think they're always right. Who think all immigrants are on drugs, are thieves and are homeless living on the streets and deserve to be put in their place, what ever that means. Oh and we all carry disease and trade our bodies for narcotics. I do it on purpose. It meaning, I have every right to say that's not right. I get reminded by them everyday to only speak English at home. Only American food at home. Or how often i hear, "Do I have to remind you you're just an immigrant from an immigrant family" *A daily reminder im the foreigner, unlike them. The same but only just different. Which doesn't make sense to me. So let me say this, hell yeah im gonna argue and stand for everyone, including myself who won't or cant say anything. I don't rub education in anyones face. Nor politics. I make sure sarcasm and my opinions as it should be along with incorrect grammar are heard and seen. Professionalism; my ass. For my fans and friends, arse. -hold your breath While i finish my cigarette its a Benson&Hedges ********************************************************** ****** Share my story with colleagues and friends. This isn't just my military family, again coincidentally enough, its everywhere. (All my friends and fans) **Read this as an announcement in the office, at work or in school for every migrant, emigrant and immigrant and anyone in between. This is my home life. And everyone elses reality we are all facing today. This is important to share, personally. Even though it may seem misspelled, or not correctly written, but this is what I have had to deal with and what I have been told that as an immigrant, from an immigrant family, needs to go through in order to understand my place in the home. Our lives are less than perfect, fb alike. Which is why I have shared my story with every major news station. National and International. And as many embassies and consulates as possible. Im the stupid one for going to school. So the message will be received as given. Pretty stupid isn't it. Problems only exist in silence. Identifying and associating, working along side with a different culture or race of people and being ethnic is not a mental disability. Nor is it a medical issue. It the education that is missing. **We kill ourselves working towards a livable healthier existence. But not killing us for a safer existence. Sanctuary cities are supposed to be safe. *Communion wine and bread still comes at a price
Hello Sir, Am Ssentongo Frank a citizen of Uganda, East Africa, my problem is that i would like to travel to Croatia, but i have tried all my best to find any embassy in Uganda that can help me to get the visa to Croatia but i have completely failed so am kindly requesting your office to guide me how i can acquire the visa, i will be very grateful if my request is positively considered. May the goodness of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mercy be your portion. Yours Pastor Ssentongo Frank Tel. +256706813954 Email. [email protected]
We visited the EU Open House and fell in love so we made it a goal to visit this upcoming September. Do you have any recommendations on where to go, what to see, bucket list items? We want to see it through your eyes! 😍
Berni Sanders je nezavisni senator koji se kokusira sa demokratama i kandiduje se za predsednika SAD u 2020.Njegova ideja je drugacija Amerika koja je okrenuta resavanju svojih problema a ne oligarhiji i imperijalizmu.Stranica za sve jugoslovene koji podrzavaju Sandersa:https://www.facebook.com/YugoslaviaForBernie
Please invite 1st Lady Melania Trump to your Christmas event! Thanks!
Does the embassy or a Croatian group in the Washington DC area offer Croatian language for children?
First direct flight from the United States to Croatia starting on June 7th, 2019 from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik. By Alejandra Pavisich. The Dubrovnik International Airport, released the following statement, highlighting this important milestone for the first direct flight from the United States to Croatia after 28 years of not having a direct flight connecting Croatia to the United States. “Opening of the new airline route for the summer of 2019. On this occasion, we are pleased to announce that the Republic of Croatia will be directly linked to the United States after long 28 years, and thanks to long-term negotiations between Dubrovnik and American Airlines. Dubrovnik and the United States will be linked from June 7th 2019 to September 27th, 2019, three times a week with the us city of Philadelphia, and will circulate the world’s largest aviation carrier “American airlines”.
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I lived in Connecticut, now SC, but, out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania they have the Croatian fraternal union we have meetings we have picnics we carry-on the heritage we have bands, picnics, pig roasts, most of all life insurance and scholarships, and then they have a children’s nest where we do things for the kids, and the adult lodge, monthly or quarterly treasury meetings, and they send out a quarterly booklet for the kids written in half English and half croatian with puzzles and games, and the croatian newspaper Zajednicar, and most of all the Duquesne University Tamburitzan Dancers and Musicians ( tambura). My father was the president of lodge 616. Hrvatska Bratska Zajednica. TamFest ###II in november 2-4. , soccer tournament, Museum, charity relief, scholarships, CFU 412-843-0380, http://croatianfraternalunion.org, We were from Connecticut you don’t need to live in Pennsylvania to belong. PS we have no lodge in SC, NC, or Ga- someone should start a lodge and list it with the CFU.
Please friend I need visa to Croatia I need help please someone should help me
I didn't get to finish my post, lol, and sent it too early! Nevertheless, the President of Croatia was so sweet in hugging each of the team members and offering words of encouragement. As far as I'm concerned, Croatia won the hearts and minds of everyone. Had it not been for those 2 fouls that should not have been called - I believe they would have won. Much love to the people of Croatia!