Croatian diplomat Elisabeta Mađarević has been called back home to answer questions about a racist post on her Facebook page that was picked up by the media earlier this week.
The post, from the account of Elisabeta Mađarević, the first secretary at the Croatian Embassy in Berlin, included musings below a photo of a sunny coastal city street about an idyllic vacation destination described as "pure and authentic Europe with just white Europeans."
"Due to strong evidence of violations of the rules governing the work of the Foreign Service of the Republic of Croatia and the Law on State Officials, the staff member was immediately called to report to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, where all of the facts concerning this post will be determined without delay. After the facts are determined, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs will take appropriate measures, as prescribed by the Law on Foreign Affairs and the Law on State Officials," said a Statement from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs issued on Saturday.
Other posts on Mađarević’s account included more xenophobic and anti-LGBTQ remarks.
"Migrants, mostly Muslims, arrive to Europe not just for the social benefits and European passport, which they obtain in incredably [incredibly] short time (in Arab states they would never get the passport or citizenship or any social benefits if they live there for decades!) but also for the political reasons of islamising agenda. Europe, you needs to learn to say no and build your self-respect and Christian identity that has created the most developed parts of the world,'' one post said.
Once the media broke the story, Mađarević responded on Facebook by writing that, as a private citizen, she was entitled to her conservative views. However, on Friday Mađarević told the German-based Croatian language paper Fenix that her account had been hacked and the attack was aimed at discrediting the government and Croatia's new Foreign Minister Goran Grlić Radman, who was until recently the Croatian ambassador in Berlin.
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