I believe that French president Macron was the most excited because of the Croatian success in Russia at the World Cup. Imagine if Serbia was in the final instead of Croatia. He would need to kiss president Vučić in that case, said Dragoljub Draža Petrović, editor-in-chief and columnist of Belgrade’s newspapers Danas.
Together with his colleagues, satirists from BiH and Croatia he participated in the panel “Do not hold anything against us”. In the funniest panel in Rovinj, participants were Borna Sor and Zvonko Hrabar from News Bara and satirists Damir Nišić, Srđan Puhalo and Dragoljub Mićko Ljubičić. In their own style they discussed about all the hot topics – starting from the World Cup, to the Istanbul Convention and the Refugee Crisis.
They shared several great ides – how could Bosnia become new Switzerland, why do refugees want to live in Bihać. And how Yougoslavia, besides a limited choice of yoghurt, was left behind because it did not have any technology, etc.
In the end, the stereotypes about the Croatian lack of humour were discussed.
“We are absolutely different from a cultural perspective. You can’t state that Dalmatian people are not funny, while for us in Zagreb you could say that. Whoever succeeded in Zagreb as a satirist, is a foreigner. Maybe we lack humour because we know that funny people will move to Zagreb. On another note, we have Zagorje behind our back where Tito and Tuđman are coming from. Actuall, we have to fight against the imperialism, said Borna Sor.