Balkan Route: Nataša Srdoč Meets With Helsinki Commission About Croatia's 550,000 Illegal Votes
Through the leadership of US Senator Jeff Sessions who Nataša Srdoč, President, Hrvatska 21. Stoljeća - Croatia 21st Century (H21) met at great length with this past week including leading members of the US Congress on Capitol Hill, both Senator Jeff Sessions and The Heritage Foundation's leadership supported efforts for Nataša Srdoč to meet with The Helsinki Commission. Today's meeting will focus on Croatia's 550,000 illegal votes, democracy deficiencies - including the weak rule of law, significant concerns of rampant corruption in Croatia and ties to organized crime and the perilous Balkan Route.
Nataša Srdoč also met with leaders from the US Department of Justice, officials from the Clinton and Bush Administration and the current Obama Administration. Democrat leader and US Representative UN Honorable Esther Coopersmith will meet with Nataša Srdoč today as well.
Strategic discussions focused on applying stricter measures to fine and hold into account US companies and foreign companies including European companies connected the United States (NYSE, NASDAQ or doing business with US firms) known for bribing foreign officials or aiding corrupt officials and structures. The topic of censuring Croatia's politicians and business leaders tainted by corruption were discussed by participants at the high-level meetings.
Washington, DC, Office of US Senator Jeff Sessions: US Senator Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member, US Senate Budget Committee, Senior Member, US Senate Armed Services Committee Responsible for Department of Defense, Homeland Security and NATO and US Senate Judiciary Committee with Nataša Srdoč, President, Hrvatska 21. Stoljeća - Croatia 21st Century (H21)
About the Helsinki Commission headed up by leading members of the US Congress including Chairman - US Congressman Chris Smith:
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is an independent U.S. Government agency created in 1976 to monitor and encourage compliance with the Helsinki Final Act and other OSCE commitments.
The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine members from the U.S. House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce. The positions of Chair and Co-Chair are shared by the House and Senate and rotate every two years, when a new Congress convenes. A professional staff assists the Commissioners in their work.
The Commission contributes to the formulation of U.S. policy on the OSCE and takes part in its execution, including through Member and staff participation on U.S. Delegations to OSCE meetings and in certain OSCE bodies. Members of the Commission have regular contact with parliamentarians, government officials, NGOs, and private individuals from other OSCE participating States.
The Commission convenes public hearings and briefings with expert witnesses on OSCE-related issues; issues public reports concerning implementation of OSCE commitments in participating States; and organizes official delegations to participating States and OSCE meetings to address and assess democratic, economic, security and human rights developments firsthand.
by: Joel Anand Samy