and in 1918, 100,000 people died of hunger and more than 100,000 were killed on the battlefield. The disaster is a major catastrophe in which generations are suffering, said Ambassador Meunier, warning that peace is not a stable concept, but that it should not work reiterated the war in which only 15 million people were killed on the battlefields.
The discussion in Zagreb was held on the eve of the Paris Peace Forum, the central marking of the centenary of the end of the war that has changed Europe. The Paris Peace Forum begins on Sunday, November 11, exactly at the anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement in Versailles, and the arrival of 70 to 80 world leaders is expected. On the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović will also be on the anniversary. The ceremony will take place at the foot of the Slavonian victory in Paris on the 100th anniversary of the signing ceremony.
President Macron and other world leaders Grabar-Kitarović will meet in Elizej Palace after the ceremony. On the same day, in the afternoon, the Croatian president will speak at the plenary session of the Paris Peace Forum, to be opened by Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Earlier on Saturday, Grabar-Kitarović will attend a festive evening will make Emmanuel Macron for high-spirited guests. The Croatian History Museum in Zagreb will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the exhibition “1918 – The Breakthrough Year in Croatia”, which opens on Sunday, November 11,
focusing on key events during the last war year for resolving the Croatian national issue. The exhibition brings together 518 exhibits, museum objects, archive, film and library materials that testify to military, political, social and everyday life. Minister of Science and Education Blaženka Divjak participated in a program of consulting “The Power of Funding in the Governance of Higher Education Institutions: Peer Learning Activity”, and said that only investment in excellence can Croatian higher education and science “get out of lethargy”.
At the conference, where it was concluded that universities have to show results and assume responsibility for their work, experts from various European countries such as Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Romania and Slovenia discussed different models of financing higher education on examples of individual state. Minister Divjak said that consultants agreed with international experts that universities must show concrete results “as there is no place for fairness in 2018”.
The Conflict of Interest Commission decided on Friday that Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic violated the principles of exercising public duty under the Law on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest because he did not provide the necessary documentation in time, but no sanction was foreseen. The lawyer Aleksandra Jozić-Ileković said in this case that Bandic did not submit in due time the requested documentation on cases related to his possible conflict of interest in the case of signing a lease contract for the needs of the Havidići Municipal Board, on behalf of Zagreb, on 25 January 2016, owned by the wife of the Council member local committee.