We Europeans are appalled by Trump’s border wall along the Mexican border, but we have recently allowed many such walls to be built in our along South-East Europe. Read more [...]
In the second Croatia’s election in the past year – following the collapse of an inefficient coalition plagued by corruption allegations – they have once again elected no single majority. Read more [...]
Looking East of an imaginary line going through Berlin and Rome all the way to the Urals creates a broad outline of what Eastern Europe is, in the widest geographical definition. What is striking about this broad region is the number of similarities between different countries, not least in science. And yet it is equally surprising how little these countries exchange good practice. Specifically, scientists and policymakers will talk for hours about problems in their country. But few will have much awareness of how similar problems have been overcome in neighbouring countries. Read more [...]
The next meeting of the scientific council of the European Research Council (ERC) takes place – for the first time – in Zagreb, Croatia, this month (20-22 October 2014). Mićo Tatalović recently spoke to Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, who took over as president of the ERC in January, about what the ERC can do to improve research in East Europe. Read more [...]
A recent mess-up with an EU grant was a big setback for development in Croatia’s northern county, Međimurje, a leadership forum heard last week.
There had been plans for the development of a knowledge centre within the building complex that already Read more [...]
Academies of science and arts have a long history of being intertwined with political and religious issues, and this is perhaps nowhere as evident as in the troubled Balkans - the meeting place of Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim faiths, where many ethnicities Read more [...]
Today marks the first anniversary of Croatia becoming the 28th member state of the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013. Despite progress in science and a good performance in drawing on EU framework programme (FP7) grants, Croatia's research policy and Read more [...]
Several East European countries took part in the first meeting of a pan-European network of chief science advisers - people who advise governments on a range of issues based on scientific evidence - in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday. Read more [...]
Croatia's prime minister announced today new health and education ministers in a mini-reshuffle of the government, following speculation in the media over the last couple of days, including a possibility of separating science and education sectors into Read more [...]
The European Commission adopted a series of economic policy recommendations to individual member states today (2 June) to strengthen the economic recovery.
The recommendations included the need "to preserve growth-enhancing expenditure in education, Read more [...]
A public debate on science agenda of the EU parliament candidates has largely bypassed Croatia. The manifestos of the key parties had little to offer, too. The coalition that is in power, dominated by the social democrats (SDP), says they will focus their Read more [...]