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UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

For The First Time, A Bosnian Court Grants Compensation To War Time Rape Victim

AP | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian court has granted compensation for the first time to a war crimes victim in criminal proceedings in a ...

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Turning a Company Around: 5 Leadership Lessons From the CEO of Podravka

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

When I took over the leading Croatian food and drug producer, Podravka Group, in 2012, the company faced many hurdles. Under my leadership, the compan...

Travis Waldron

Swastika On Field At Croatia-Italy Soccer Match

HuffingtonPost.com | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports

A Friday soccer match between the Italian and Croatian national teams was marred by an unusual sight on the field: a swastika. Journalists at the m...

Southeastern Europe: Left Behind or Leading the Change in Europe?

Erik Brattberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Erik Brattberg

Europe needs a new positive narrative to confront the plethora of serious internal and external challenges it faces. Otherwise, the entire European project as such may be at risk. This would be a historic mistake.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

The Outbound Collective | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

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Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

Guilt As Destiny

John Feffer | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
John Feffer

Less attention has been paid to the émigrés who worked on behalf of peace and reconciliation in former Yugoslavia. These activists supported peace organizations in the region, helped to spread the word of human rights violations, and worked in large numbers for international organizations, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague.

Winning at Life in Croatia... and in Our World

Tajci Cameron | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

Croatia is just a small sample of the world we live in. The world that needs to wake up to both its beauty and and its inner power, and to stand up against those who are mismanaging its resources and abundance of wealth.

What Would It Be Like if for One Day You Just Didn't Complain?

Tajci Cameron | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

"Can't complain." It almost sounds like "I wish I found something to complain about, but right now, sorry, I'm just not coming up with anything." Ah! The mysteries of human expression...

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Oyster | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Oyster

What to do when you want to avoid bunk beds but still save money and meet like-minded travelers? We scoped out eight hostels around the world that offer low rates, stylish design, cool locations, private rooms, and the occasional shared (but clean, we promise) bathroom. No flip-flops or ear plugs required!

Croatia: 'Criminal Enterprise HDZ' Takes Over Presidency -- Organized Crime and the Rise of Nationalism

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Strong rule of law nations must urgently address transnational organized crime in the Balkan region's mafia states including Croatia, and, help establish the rule of law and independent judiciary.

Out of a Nightmare, I Saw How to Build Joy -- and Love -- Rada Boric

One Billion Rising | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

Perhaps the hardest lesson we have to learn in life is -- nothing is ever safe. Think about the things you take most for granted. The streets where you live. The job you have. The possibility of a future. All these things -- they can be revealed as illusions in a heartbeat.

UN Court: Serbia Did Not Commit Genocide In Croatia During Balkan Wars

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | World

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The United Nations' highest court ruled on Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed gen...

Neckties, White Wine, and a Long and Sunny Coastline

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

Neckties and wine. Croatia may be better known for its long coast along the sparkling green Adriatic and its tumultuous, 1,000-year-long history, but, when I think of Croatia, I think of neckties and wine.

Behind the Scenes at Miss Universe: What Really Happens

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Paula Froelich

Several weeks ago, Miss Universe pageant officials, naively or not, asked me if I wanted to come down for a few days for a Miss Congeniality-esque experience while the 88 women who had qualified from their respective countries got ready for the big night. Of course I did.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

Croatia Just Elected Its First Female President

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

By Zoran Radosavljevic ZAGREB, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Croatia's conservative opposition won a narrow presidential victory on Sunday, capit...

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Peggy Goldman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.

Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.