Croats in Serbia Want Larger Role in Decision-Making

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ZAGREB, June 7, 2019 – The Croat minority in Vojvodina is satisfied with its treatment of the local authorities when it comes to education of Croats in Serbia, however, they request that they can have more representatives in institutions in proportion to the size of the Croat community, local Croat leader Jasna Vojnić said at a meeting with the Council of Europe Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination in Novi Sad on Thursday.

The PACE committee convened in Novi Sad to analyse a state of affairs and the experiences of ethnic minorities in Vojvodina considering the exercise of minority rights.

Addressing the meeting, Vojnić, who is the president of the Croatian National Council in Serbia, said that “Croats are faced with a series of obstacles such as non-inclusion in decision-making processes, a lack of integration in the social and political system, marginalisation in the society and high ethnic distance”.

She also called for putting an end to the practise of renaming of streets in Vojvodina cities and towns which have been until recently named after Croatian great men.

Vojnić proposed the registration of the intangible cultural heritage of the ethnic Croats.

Apart from Vojnić, a representative of the local Hungarian minority also addressed that Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

More news about Croats in Serbia can be found in the Politics section.


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