Croatian minority in Serbia expects to be part of provincial or national govt.

Croatian minority in Serbia expects to be part of provincial or national govt.

Croatian minority in Serbia expects to be part of provincial or national govt. Izvor: Agencije
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The President of the Croatian Nacional Council in Serbia Jasna Vojnic said on Tuesday she expected that a representative of the Croatian community takes part in either Vojvodina's provincial or the republic's governments.

After the meeting with Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, she told reporters that the Croatian community demanded active participation in the decision-making process.

"The guaranteed mandate is something we won't give up," Vojnic said, adding the Croatian community was now excluded from both the executive power and institutions.

She described the meeting with Vucic as "constructive and held in a positive atmosphere."

"The meeting went on in a positive atmosphere, like the one in Croatia, initiated by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic with the Serbs in Croatia," Vojnic said.

She added the motive for the meeting was the gratitude to Vucic for 600,000 Euro the Government paid to a private owner for a part of the house in Serbia's northern city of Novi Sad Petrovaradin district, in which Josip Ban Jelacic, a Croatian lieutenant field marshal in the Imperial-Royal Army and a politician, was born on October 16, 1801.

The house will open on the Croatian Community Day, on October 16.

It was returned to the community in July, after 75 years.  

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