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19 Jan 15

Zagreb in Winter Becomes Hot Tourist Destination

Tourism in Croatia used to mean the coast and nothing but the coast, but the long-neglected capital of Zagreb is finally discovering its true potential.

16 Jan 15

Hike in Swiss Franc Causes Panic in Croatia

The sharp overnight rise in the value of the Swiss franc compared to the euro and the Croatian kuna has alarmed thousands of Croats with loans in that currency.

14 Jan 15

World Bank Revises Croatia's GDP Growth Down

In more bad news for the struggling centre-left government, the World Bank has altered its earlier forecast of Croatia’s GDP growth in 2015, cutting it from 1.2 to 0.5 per cent.

07 Jan 15

Croatia Falling Behind in EU, Statistics Show

New data from Eurostat have no good news for Croatia, whose economy is falling behind that if its EU counterparts in almost all fields.

05 Jan 15

Five Bidders Win Rights to Explore Croatia Oilfields

Croatia has revealed the name of five companies that have won bids to explore gas and oil deposits on the Adriatic seabed.

25 Dec 14

Gift-Free Christmas For Many Croats

Croats will spend a little less on presents this Christmas as a result of the economic crisis - and over a quarter of those surveyed won't be buying any presents at all this year. 

18 Dec 14

Montenegro Drops in Forbes Business Ranking

Montenegro has dopped down four places in this year’s Forbes magazine’s list of 'best countries for business,' ranking in 48th place out of 146 surveyed states, although it remains above several EU member states.

18 Dec 14

Raiffeisen Gloomy About Croatia, Serbia Economies

Regional analysis conducted by Raiffeisen bank says the economies of Serbia and Croatia saw no growth in 2014 and will not do much better in 2015 - while the outlook for other countries is somewhat brighter.

16 Dec 14

Illicit Outflows Rob Balkan Economies of $100bn

A study by Global Financial Integrity, GIF, says illicit money outflows robbed Balkan countries of the equivalent of more than 100 billion dollars during the last decade.

12 Dec 14

Air Serbia Restores Belgrade-Zagreb Flights

Air Serbia began the first direct flights between Zagreb and Belgrade after 23 years on Friday.

12 Dec 14

Albania and Bosnia Lag in Europe GDP Table

Albania and Bosnia have the lowest GDP per capita of 37 European countries examined, while Bulgaria is the EU's poorest country, the bloc’s statistics office, Eurostat, said on Thursday.

10 Dec 14

New Airlines Flock to North Adriatic Coast

New direct flights from a host of European cities to Rijeka will start next year, from Germany, Britain, Lithuania and Latvia.

27 Nov 14

Croatian Tourist Company Sold in Record Deal

Croatian company Istraturist, which has 16 hotels, villas and apartment resorts, has been sold for 120 million euro – the highest-ever amount for a tourism business in the country.

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.


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.