XVI Session of Igman Initiative

Countries in transition: between memory on the social state and upraising social exclusiveness

June 16, 2007. Zagreb, Croatia

In June 16th 2007, in Zagreb took place thematic session of Igman Initiative “Countries in transition: between memory on the social state and upraising social exclusiveness”.

The sponsor of this session was the President of Croatia- Stjepan Mesic, who took the opportunity to have the speech on the above stated topic. Beside him, the introductory speakers were: Snezana Stojacic Lakicevic, Zoran Pusic, Branko Lukovac and Vehid Sehic. They have stated that the wild privatization which is going on in the countries of transition leads to big social differentiation, that is to say- small number of particularly rich people and high number of very poor people who live on the edge of existence. The speakers expressed their views on many aspects of this problem, among which Prof. Drazen Kalogera, Vladimir Gligorov – economist, Ljubo Jurcic- economist, Radomir Cacic- Zupan Varazdinski, Kresimir Sever- President of Independent Labor Union of Croatia, Zoran Stojiljkovic from UGS Independence, Ivo Markovic – priest, Ivan Grubjesic – priest and Nedeljka Sindik – NGO ASK from Podgorica.

This was the first session of Igman Initiative which wasn’t  directly related to normalization of relations among countries signers of Dayton agreement, what speaks for itself that the relations among these countries are in ascending line….