OCTOBER 25 2008 16:33h
British Financial Times writes in the `Criminal Croatia` article that the Pukanic murder is threatening to destabilise the country.
- Croatia likes to be seen as a sun-kissed holiday destination, with beaches, fishing villages and sailing boats. But this week’s car bombing in the centre of Zagreb is a sharp reminder that Croatia has a dark side – British Financial Times writes in the article entitled `Criminal Croatia`.
The author reminds that journalist Ivo Pukanic died in a bomb attack, pointing out that the incident is threatening to destabilise the whole country, while the blame is laid on the mafia.
The article mentions the murder of Ivana Hodak, daughter of attorney Zvonimir Hodak, and reminds of the attack on Igor Radjenovic, a Zagreb city official.
- I shall not allow Croatia to become another Beirut – the paper reports the quote of Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader.
Among other things, the paper claims that Pukanic was supposedly connected with the mafia, but believes that nobody should be executed without a trial, especially in a country which is hopeful of EU accession.
Financial Times reminded that Serbia has succeeded in dealing with the mafia after the murder of PM Zoran Djindjic, saying that Zagreb should follow that example as well.
- Sunshine alone is not a protection against crime. Just ask the Sicilians – Financial Times` message to Croatia reads.