Insignia of fascist Croat WW2 state on EP Facebook page

Administrators of the European Parliament's official Facebook page have "welcomed" Croatia - which is set to join the EU - with a serious blunder.

Source: B92,

The Croatian website Index is reporting that they published a photograph, containing text in large typeface reading, "Welcome Croatia," - along with a coat-of-arms in the lower right corner of the design that was in use during the Ustasha regime.

It was "without the crown, starting with a white (instead of a red) field," explained the website, and referred to is as "the old-Croat coat-of-arms".

The Ustasha regime was in power during the Independent State of Croatia (NDH), a Nazi Germany-allied entity that existed during the Second World War.

It was responsible for setting up and operating death camps, including Jasenovac, where mass murder of Serbs, Jews and Roma occurred.

Index is writing today that "numerous citizens reacted immediately to this incredible mistake of the (EP Facebook page) administration," and complained in the comments to the post.

The administrators then thanked the commenters and quickly replaced the photograph, which now contains the official coat-of-arms of the Republic of Croatia, said the report.


Romania to observe day of mourning

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