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Cablegate in the Balkans – And the winner is:

Croatia, apparently. Of the 251,287 secret US Embassy cables which Wikileaks began making public yesterday, 2,053 relate to Croatia, according to the 'Cables by Country' graphic on Wikileaks Cablegate website. Bosnia & Hercegovina is next at 1,419, followed by Serbia & Montenegro, with 1,244. Slovenia comes in a distant fourth with 947,…
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May pic(k)s

This is the Pula Arena (or amphitheatre, or coliseum), in the Istrian city of Pula, Croatia. Built in the 1st C.…

Corruption in Croatia

It's not very new, but surely, this deserves a few more views, no? Via a BBC story today on corruption and organized crime in Croatia comes this youtube vid (in Croatian) of Josip Matanović, a former VP of Croatia's Privatization Fund (CPF), accepting a big ole envelope of cash. Can anyone help with some quick translation? Direct link is here.…
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