Stepping Forward with the Weight of the Past
On the threshold of European Union, Croatia is facing problems which directly associate with its Yugoslav past. Ethnic tension resulting from the introduction of bilingualism or Cyrillic and Serbian nomenclature in official use in the city of Vukovar, have developed into hate speech among politicians and led to cases of ethnic violence.
Natalia Zielińska, a graduate of the University of Wroclaw, who specialises in matters relating to EU regional policy, regionalisation and current policies in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, discusses the city of Vukovar's decision to introduce Cyrillic signs.
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