Croatia is next in line to join the European Union.

But this sort of thing, circulated by the eminent Centre for Research into Post-communist Economies, shows that beneath the surface – or even bang on it – a lot of nasty habits and people and instincts inherited from the communist period and then the ghastly Tudjman era are flourishing.

I am forwarding the CRCE appeal on behalf of H21 to William Hague’s office and to senior people in Brussels, urging them to take action.

Come on Croatia. Stop producing this rubbish. And don’t bring it into our EU tent. We have enough already. 

A Call for the Release of Croatia’s Political Prisoner – 72 year old Author and Stalwart Anti-Corruption Activist Aleksandar Saša Radovi