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Migrants and Refugees Who Never Made it Commemorated in Croatian Exhibition

Note from LeftEast editors. The article is a reprint, it originally appeared in Balkan Insight. This article documents the exhibition “The Passage” in Zagreb which closed on May 21, 2021. A new exhibition in a Zagreb gallery depicts some of the migrants and refugees who perished on their way to Western Europe on the often […]

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Will Zagreb be Ours? The prospects for a left-green alternative in Croatia’s capital and beyond

With local elections due to be held in Croatia on 16 May 2021, a left-green political platform Zagreb je Naš (Zagreb is Ours – henceforth ZjN) stands on the brink of a historic achievement.[1] Its candidate for mayor, Tomislav Tomašević, holds a strong lead in the race and is predicted to defeat by a large […]

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Electoral Advance For The Radical Left in Croatia

Local elections were held in Croatia on May 21st. This was the first time since the 1990 that the radical left has made significant gains, which is especially encouraging in light of the probable parliamentary snap elections in September. In the capital of Zagreb, the wide left front (consisting of five, mostly new or newish, […]