If today's Croatia is a promoter of European values, i will not share those values
Serbs in Croatia can not read the board on Cyrillic because it is broken. And in the presence of police. But, they can read the caption "For home ready" in the middle of Jasenovac, where their grandparents and parents were slaughtered
I try to see the greater image and realize why Serbia was bumped again. Wait, not a bump, a slap! The highest Croatian officials say that Serbia, on its was toward EU must implement certain standards including the issue of the protection of national minorities. The European Union a community of states, which together define the standards, then we must ask ourselves whether we want to accept this European / Croatian standards?
The explanation of the official Zagreb, where they elaborated why do they not agree with opening Chapter 26 considering education and culture, states that Belgrade has not done enough considering the return of cultural treasure of Serbian Orthodox Church back to Croatia, as well as insisting on the rights of the Croatian minority in Serbia, and textbooks and teaching at the Croatian language.
Some might say - legitimate requests. But, lets look at what standards our neighbors set and should we look upon those standards, God forbid accept them.
What is the position of Serbian minority in Croatia?
Serbs in Croatia can not read the board on Cyrillic because it is broken. And in the presence of police. But, they can read the caption "For home ready" in the middle of Jasenovac, where their grandparents and parents were slaughtered.
They won't go out of their homes at the start of August, because Thompson will sing about Old Gradiska. In this New Year's presents Serbian children probably won't receive the chocolate from the native county, because the President of Croatia will demand exclusively Croatian products inside of them.
But this is only the part of everyday life. I wouldn't want to write about the certain representatives of political scene, who promote Ustashas. They are not worth it.
And, those are the standards the European Union member sets. I'm not sure that this postulate Robert Schumann, creating the Community of Coal and Steel, had in mind. So I have to ask the question, whether the other 27 EU member states accept these standards, they equal members?
I am not sure. But i am sure that other members of the Union clearly stand behind Croatian government and they allowed it to block and slap Serbia.
Serbia, that is making clear steps towards European Union. At the time when the third man of the, free to say, again powerful Russia, arrives to Belgrade, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic meets with him and then travels to Brussels, which clearly sends the message that EU is the final destination of our country.
That final destination should protect the equality, freedom and equal rights... Are those the values that public authorities Croatia promote to its own citizens, of Serbian nationality, and that Serbia should look up to?
That is why i can not see the greater image. I don't want to share those European / Croatian values.
(Telegraf.co.uk / M.Ivas)