) was one of the first military engagements which led to the breakup of Yugoslavia (SFRY). At least 12 Croatian policemen and 3 Serb militiamen were killed during a gun battle in the largely Serb-populated village of Borovo Selo near Vukovar in eastern Croatia. The incident set the stage for – and helped to accelerate – the subsequent outbreak of the Yugoslav Wars. Vukovar, Croatia Robert Šilić Catholic clergy Controversy was caused on June 2008 when Croatian military bishop Juraj Jezerinac recitated a song named ''Bijeli golubovi'' by Marko Perković Thompson, the controversial singer mentioned above, during a sermon in a church in Vukovar.
for minorities, where they made up more than a third of a city’s population, to be entitled to have their language used for official purposes, Croatia plans Cyrillic signs for Serbs in Vukovar BBC, 3 January 2013. provoked considerable popular opposition. 25,000 protest against Cyrillic signs in 'Croatian Stalingrad' RT (RT (TV network)), 8 April 2013
city of Rijeka and also won in Istria (in coalition with IDS). The ruling HDZ cooperated with the HSP until the fall of Vukovar, after which the leaders of the HSP and HOS were imprisoned for "terrorist activities" and "obstruction of democratically elected government". Dobroslav Paraga himself, and also the Croatian Party of Rights had to appear in front of the military court on the allegation of insubordination. They were later
organization of academic education and scientific work in the new Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), and established the Swiss-Yugoslav Society. Ružička became an honorary academician at the then Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb. In Switzerland, the Ružička Award (Ruzicka Award) was established, for young chemists working in Switzerland. In his native Vukovar, a museum was opened in his honour in 1977. DATE OF BIRTH 1887-09-13 PLACE OF BIRTH Vukovar, Austria-Hungary DATE OF DEATH 1976-9-26 County seat is Vukovar, on Danube river; and the biggest town is Vinkovci with 33,328 inhabitants. The whole county has 204,768 inhabitants. Other towns include Ilok, Otok (Otok, Vukovar-Syrmia County) and Županja. According to the 2001 census, Croats with 160,227 people make up 78.27% of the county's population; while the ethnic Serbs are the largest ethnic minority with 31,644 (15.45%). Other ethnic groups are Hungarians (Hungarian people) 2,047 (1%), Rusyns (Pannonian Rusyns) 1,796 (0.88%), Slovaks 1,338 (0.65%), Bosniaks 1,138 (0.54%). 12. Stanovništvo prema narodnosti, po gradovima općinama, popis 2001. WikiPedia:Vukovar Dmoz:Regional Europe Croatia Localities Vukovar
by the European Union and the Croatian government funds and school park is governed http: os-borovo.skole.hr skola povijest . Bilo jednom u Hrvatskoj tour ''Bilo jednom u Hrvatskoj'' was released in December 2006. Despite the late release, it became the second-highest selling Croatian album of the year. Most played song 'Srce nije kamen', Gibonni's album the highest sold Soon
common in Slavonia. But also try to get your hands on some smoked catfish stakes or ''šarani u rašljama'' (carp baked in wooden forks over an open flame) which are more traditional to the Danube subregion of Slavonia and Sriem. Other dishes : čobanac and paprikaš (meat stews) Local cuisine tends to be very spicy due to extensive use of red paprika, so if you don't like hot food ask in restaurants to make your food less spicy. Cakes and sweets : There's a funny thing called ''poderane gaće'' (Torn underpants) which are made from pancake-like dough and are sweetened with sugar or honey. There are numerous cakes and pies indigenous for the region but they can rarely be found in restaurants. It's best to ask the locals, people are very friendly and very hedonistic in regards to food so they might just invite you for a treat. Drink * WikiPedia:Vukovar Dmoz:Regional Europe Croatia Localities Vukovar
of Croatia ; from the 13th to 16th century part of the Kingdom of Hungary; and between 1526-1687 Treasures of Yugoslavia, published by Yugoslaviapublic, Beograd, available in English, German and Serbo-Croatian, 664 pages, 1980 under Turkish (Ottoman Empire) domination. Vukovar was mentioned first in the 13th century as ''Volko'', ''Walk'', ''Wolkov'' (original Croatian Slavic name of the town was ''Vukovo''). In 1231, Vukovo obtained its first privileges and later the right to levy taxes on passages along the Danube and the Vuka. Treasures of Yugoslavia, p.249 During administration of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary, the town was a seat of the Valkó (Croatian: Vuka) county, which was located between the Drava and Sava rivers, while during Ottoman administration it was part of the Sanjak of Syrmia. At the end of the 17th century, the town's population numbered about 3,000 inhabitants. Habsburg Monarchy and Yugoslavia thumb left 160px Delegates of the Second Congress of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (File:Vukovarski-kongres.jpg). Since the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699, Vukovar was part of the Habsburg Monarchy, Slavonia (Transleithania after the compromise of 1867), and soon after in the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, created when the Kingdom of Slavonia and the Kingdom of Croatia were merged in 1868. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Vukovar was the seat of the Syrmia County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia. In 1918, Vukovar became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (Kingdom of Yugoslavia) (Yugoslavia in 1929). Between 1918 and 1922, Vukovar was administrative seat of Syrmia (Srijem) county, and between 1922 and 1929 it was the administrative seat of Syrmia oblast. In 1920, the formative congress of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia was organized in the town. After 1929, Vukovar was part of the Sava Banovina, and beginning in 1939 it was part of the Banovina of Croatia. Between 1941 and 1944, Vukovar was part of the Independent State of Croatia. During World War II the city was bombed by the Allies. In 2008 an unexploded bomb was found in the city from this period. WikiPedia:Vukovar Dmoz:Regional Europe Croatia Localities Vukovar
to Moscow and trained at the International Lenin School from 1927 to 1930. He became a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during that period. Events after the completion of reintegration Upon completion of the reintegration at the territory of the former Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia is established unit called Joint Council of Municipalities as a result of Erdut Agreement. However,this unit can not legally be linked as successor of Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia but as a new legal institution. In the former capital Vukovar in 1998 was opened a consulate general of the Republic of Serbia (Consulate General of Serbia in Vukovar). In the area was established or continued to work a large number of Serbian minority institutions such as Eparchy of Osečko polje and Baranja, Radio Borovo, Association for Serbian language and literature in the Republic of Croatia, Independent Democratic Serb Party... Croatia and Serbia still have open border disputes in this area around the two islands on the Danube - Island of Vukovar and Island of Šarengrad. * Dalj and Tenja (in eastern Slavonia), and * Vukovar and Mirkovci (in western Syrmia). Main cities in the area were Vukovar and Beli Manastir. Other important places included Borovo Selo, Darda, Dalj, Ilok, and Tenja. * WikiPedia:Vukovar Dmoz:Regional Europe Croatia Localities Vukovar
;http: os-borovo.skole.hr skola povijest . After World War II school changed name into ''Elementary School "Božidar Maslarić"'' http: os-borovo.skole.hr skola povijest . In seventies school life has built several new facilities. After Erdut Agreement school has changed its name again in 1997 and today is called ''Elementary School Borovo'' http: os-borovo.skole.hr skola povijest . In 2006 school was thoroughly restored
of the European Union was pressured to follow suit soon afterward. ** Kidnappers in Lebanon set Anglican Church (Anglican Communion) envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland (Thomas Sutherland (academic)) free. * November 18 – Serb troops take Vukovar after an 87-day siege (battle of Vukovar), and commit the worst massacre in Croatian history (Vukovar massacre). * November 20 War Arkan's Tigers, a paramilitary force he created, set up their headquarters and training camp in a former military facility in Erdut. His volunteer army saw action from mid 1991 to late 1995, initially in Vukovar region of Croatia. Arkan's much feared irregular military forces consisted of a core of 200 men and perhaps totaled no more than 500 to 1,000. Vasic, "Yugoslav Army" p134; and UN experts ''Final Report'' par. 92, 139 His units were supplied and equipped by the reserves of the Serbian police force during the war in Croatia and Bosnia (Bosnian War). '''Slavonia''' ( WikiPedia:Vukovar Dmoz:Regional Europe Croatia Localities Vukovar
thumb right 260px Vukovar's main street with obvious damage from the shelling during the Croatian War of Independence (File:Main street, Vukovar.jpg) thumb right 260px Franjo Tuđman Square (File:Vukovar 1.jpg)
'''Vukovar''' ( The official use of Serbian Cyrillic in Vukovar is subject to a dispute involving the local and national authorities, and is the source of a current political controversy. See #Minority languages. ) is a city in eastern Croatia. It has Croatia's biggest river port, located at the confluence of the Vuka River (Vuka (river)) and the Danube. Vukovar is the seat of the Vukovar-Srijem County. The city's registered population was 26,468 in the 2011 census, with a total of 27,683 in the municipality.