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20 Nov 14

US Company Interested in MOL's INA Shares

Klesch Group has expressed interest in buying the shares of Hungary energy giant MOL in the Croatian energy company INA, potentially bringing US capital into Croatia's power sector.

10 Nov 14

Zagreb–Belgrade Flights Resume After 23 Years

Air Serbia, Serbia's national carrier, is re-introducing flight connections from Belgrade to Zagreb, which halted in 1991.

03 Nov 14

Croatia Reviews Gas and Oil Concession Bids

Officials will review the bids after a public tender for exploration and exploitation concessions in the Adriatic Sea which could bring big investments from international energy companies.

03 Nov 14

Sky is the Limit for Remote Dalmatian Town

The ambitious mayor of the remote island municipality of Stankovci in Croatia is setting his sights on building the country's first new airfield in decades - alongside hotels and casinos.

31 Oct 14

Croatia Changes Tax Rates to Boost Liquidity

Croatia has presented a package of fiscal measures aimed at pumping more money back into the economy and easing companies' liquidity problems.

29 Oct 14

Balkans Do Better in 'Doing Business' Report

Most Balkan states have improved their positions in the World Bank's latest “Doing Business” report - some much more than others.

24 Oct 14

Croatian Offers Struggling Businesses Loans

The Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, HBOR, has set aside 26 million euro in loans for businesses that have averted going bankrupt - but some say the sum is too small.

08 Oct 14

IMF Revises Balkan Growth Prospects Downwards

Growth in Southeast Europe is likely to worse in 2014 than was anticipated, a new IMF report says.

30 Sep 14

Croatia Govt Debt Rises to 30 Billion Euro

Croatia's National Bank said government debt has reached a new peak over the past 12 months, rising by 13.6 per cent amid a continuing recession in the country.

29 Sep 14

Croatian State Property Sale Interests Russians

A Russian-owned and financed real estate company is eyeing no less than 23 of the 100 properties that the Croatian state is selling off to raise cash.

26 Sep 14

Croatia's State Companies Boost Profit Margins

Croatia's main state-owned companies earned bigger profits in the first half of 2014 compared to last year, but some experts say their dominant position in the economy is unhealthy.

24 Sep 14

Croatian Tobacco Giant Goes on Sale

Croatian Adris Group plans to sell its tobacco plant in Rovinj after several years of declining production.

19 Sep 14

Croatia to Sell Off Ailing State Airline

Croatia's government plans to end the years-long financial agony of the state owned-airline company by putting it up for sale.

19 Sep 14

Croatia Woos America's Silicon Valley Giants

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic is to meet heads of some of the biggest IT companies in the US - all part of his ambition to create Croatia's own version of Silicon Valley.

12 Sep 14

Croatia and MOL Resume Battle in Washington

Croatia and the Hungarian energy company MOL have taken their dispute over the fate of the Croatian energy company INA to Washington for arbitration.


09 Jul 14

Croatia Eyes Oil Bonanza in the Adriatic

Dream of becoming the ‘new Norway’ are driving Croatia to explore the potential oil and gas deposits in the Adriatic – but environmentalists and tourist experts are concerned about the possible effects.

Politics and Society

07 Jan 13

Serbian Orthodox Graves Vandalised in Croatia

Attackers have damaged several graves, crosses and tombstones at a Serbian Orthodox cemetery in the Croatian town of Knin.