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25 Feb 14

Croatia Invites Bidders for Adriatic Oil and Gas

Minister says Croatia stands to earn 500 million euro a year from exploration of undersea energy reserves.

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18 Feb 14

Telecoms Giants Gather in Belgrade

The most successful business people and innovators in the telecommunications sector in South-East Europe meet in Belgrade for the annual SEE Telecoms Forum.

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15 Jan 14

Macedonia Tops Balkan Economic Freedom List

The latest Index of Economic Freedom has put Macedonia at the top of the Balkan region in terms of economic freedom.

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03 Jan 14

Salaries Inch Upwards in Croatia

Monthly salaries in October were marginally higher in real terms than those a year earlier.

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21 Nov 13

Strike Shuts Down Zagreb Airport

Staff at Croatia's main airport went on strike on Thursday in a dispute over how the airport will be run in future, amid fears of job losses.

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21 Oct 13

Croatia to Build Own Gardaland

Amusement park aims to open in 2015 and lure 25,000 visitors a year to Biograd on the Dalmatian coast.

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03 Oct 13

Hungary to Pull Out of Croatian Oil Giant

Hungary announced it may sell its stake in the Croatian oil firm INA after Croatia issued an European arrest warrant against Hungarian oil chief Zsoltan Hernadi.

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09 Sep 13

Forum Puts Future of SEE Markets in Focus

The 2013 SEE Private Equity and Venture Capital Forum will provide a platform for discussion of the future of the Southeast European Private Equity and Venture Capital markets.

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02 Sep 13

Croatia Hosts NEXPO, Largest SEE Municipal Event

The NEXPO International Municipal Fair will focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy, connecting international investors and development agencies to south-east European municipal energy projects.

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18 Jul 13

Bosnia Bans Croatian Meat Imports

More than 50 Croatian companies have been banned from exporting to Bosnia because they do not fulfill EU standards of production.

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11 Jul 13

Croatia Seeks to Probe Hungarian Oil Chief

Croatian prosecutors have again asked Hungary to be allowed to grill state oil chief Zsolt Hernadi - suspected in Croatia of bribing former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader to give MOL a dominant position in Croatia's oil company, INA.

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10 Jul 13

EU Competition Forces Down Power Price in Croatia

Croatia's public electricity supplier, HEP, has cuts its price by 7 per cent since competitive firms entered the local electricity market on July 1, when Croatia joined the EU.

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03 Jul 13

EU Customs Problems Jam Croatia-Serbia Border

Hundreds of trucks got stuck in a 15-kilometre tailback at the Serbia-Croatia border crossing at Bajakovo because the Croatian authorities hadn’t prepared properly for EU customs procedures.

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27 Jun 13

Banks' Balkan Energy Investments Undermine EU Targets

Heavy investment in fossil fuels by international financial institutions in Western Balkan countries is hindering their compliance with EU climate targets, a report says.

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06 Jun 13

Regional Infrastructure Forum in Zagreb

The viability of infrastructure projects in South East Europe will be the topic at the third Southeast Europe Infrastructure Forum on June 12-13 in Zagreb, Croatia.

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21 Feb 12

Kosova Petrol “Occupying” Croatian Property

Lobbying by Croatian leaders and legal action have failed to prise more than 20 petrol stations away from Kosova Petrol, owned by a former advisor to PM Hashim Thaci, and back to its pre-war Croatian owners, INA.

Politics and Society

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23 Feb 12

NGOs: War Crimes Victims in Croatia "Forgotten"

War crimes victims in Croatia have been "forgotten and marginalised", Croatian human rights NGOs claimed today.