Psychiatrist Herman Vukusic was right about Milanovic
Now that the Supreme Court is headed by his candidate Radovan Dobronić, who promised to reconsider the practice of extradition under the EUN, Milanović's nervousness is growing. It has been announced that Germany is conducting an investigation against Colonels Tomislav Mičić and Branko Bradvica for the murder of emigrant Jozo Miloš in 1979, and it is waiting at any moment when requests for their extradition will be sent to Croatia.
The portrait of Zoran Milanovic in Zurich's Tages Anzeiger by Enver Robelli is the first non-Balkan critical review of the populist Croatian president.
The editor was primarily bothered by Milanovic's racist attitude towards Bosniaks in BH.
Since he was elected president at the beginning of January 2020, Milanovic has repeatedly suggested questionable caprice. The former social democrat has become a populist who likes to provoke - especially in the direction of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Bosnian Muslims, he says, first of all need enough soap and perfume before they think about restructuring the state. In Sarajevo, the declaration was perceived as a racist insult.
Robelli then points out that Milanovic praises Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik; pays tribute to war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who is
poisoned himself in the courtroom of the Hague Tribunal; rehabilitates Branimir Glavas, who is on trial in Osijek for war crimes ...
Fortunately, he doesn't have an atomic bomb
He describes the quarrel between the president and the defense minister as a quarrel between two drunks in a Balkan tavern. Milanovic told Banozic that he was a Nazi (Gauleiter), and the defense minister told the president that it was a psychiatric case. Robelli concludes with a statement from psychiatrist Herman Vukusic, who said of Milanovic: Fortunately, he doesn't have an atomic bomb.
Of the whole presentation, only this paragraph can be objected to:
Milanovic, who led Croatia into the EU as Prime Minister in 2013 and was considered a pro-European beacon of hope, is now also engaged in historical revisionism.
Historical revisionist since 2013
Milanovic may have been a pro-European beacon of hope until June 28, 2013, but he has certainly not been since that day. Two days before Croatia's official entry into the EU (July 1, 2013), the Croatian parliament, in which Milanovic had a majority as prime minister, passed the so-called Lex Perkovic, an amended Law on Judicial Cooperation with the EU that prevented the extradition to Germany of Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic, two heads of the Yugoslav communist secret police.
By this very act, Zoran Milanovic showed historical revisionism. The European Commission threatened his government, and Croatian courts independently concluded that the Croatian statute of limitations for the murder of emigrant Stjepan Đureković was not valid and the accused Perkovic and Mustac had been extradited to Germany.
While Milanovic was in private business, the heads of the communist secret police in Germany were sentenced to life in prison and returned to Croatia to serve their sentences. In the campaign for the 2019 presidential elections, Milanovic said that they were illegally extradited by Croatian judges.
The nervousness grows
Milanovic's campaign for the top job at the Supreme Court lasted all this year, where he wanted to bring in a person who promised to revise the practice of extraditing the killers of the communist secret police.
He said that Perkovic and Mustac were responsible for the creation and defense of Croatia, and that the practice of extraditing Croatian citizens under the EAW should be abolished if the acts charged against them in Croatia were time-barred.
Now that the Supreme Court is headed by his candidate Radovan Dobronic, who promised to reconsider the practice of extradition under the EAW, Milanovic's nervousness is growing. It has been announced that Germany is conducting an investigation against Colonels Tomislav Micic and Branko Bradvica for the murder of emigrant Jozo Milos in 1979, and it is waiting at any moment when requests for their extradition will be sent to Croatia.
Psychiatrist Herman Vukusic was right.
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