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„Europe is unthinkable without Croatia”

Exhibition in Zagreb to mark the 110th birthday of Otto von Habsburg.

„Europe is unthinkable without Croatia”

Exhibition in Zagreb to mark the 110th birthday of Otto von Habsburg.

The Liszt Institute – Hungarian Cultural Centre Zagreb and the Otto von Habsburg Foundation are organizing an exhibition on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the birth of Otto von Habsburg under the title:

„Europe is inconceivable without Croatia”

Venue: Liszt Institute – Hungarian Cultural Centre Zagreb, Europe Square, Ban Centar
Date: 5 October 2022 (Wednesday) 17.00

During his political career, Otto von Habsburg paid special attention to the countries that had formerly been part of the Habsburg Monarchy. He had a special relationship with Croatia, as he was the last heir to the throne, who learned Croatian from his tutors and followed the country’s fate closely from his youth. He was saddened to learn that the new geopolitical realities of Yalta had for some time removed Croatia  from the Central European community of which it had been an integral part for centuries. Thereafter, in the 1990s, during the turbulent period of the break-up of Yugoslavia, he consistently defended Croatia’s right to national self-determination and did much to secure the country’s international diplomatic recognition. After the establishment of independent statehood of Croatian, Otto von Habsburg also played a major role in promoting the country’s accession to the European Union.

Programme

17.00 Opening remarks

H. E. DR. CSABA DEMCSÁK, Ambassador of Hungary

MR. GERGELY PRŐHLE, Director, Otto von Habsurg Foundation

17.20 Presentations about the historical and political heritage of Otto von Habsburg

DR. IVAN MIRNIK, historian and archaeologist

VANJA VINKOVIĆ, journalist, director Documentary “Otto i Hrvati/Otto und die Kroaten”

PROF. DR. SC. MATE GRANIĆ, former MFA

18.00 Opening of the exhibition

H. E. MR. GORDAN GRLIĆ RADMAN, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia

 

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