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24 Mar 15

Croatian PM Vows to Keep Big Loss-Maker Going

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said the country must not let one of the biggest state-owned employers in the continental part of the country go under in spite of its losses.

18 Mar 15

Croatia Puts Adriatic Oil, Gas Probes on Hold

The start of oil and gas exploration in the Adriatic will be pushed back by several months owing to concerns raised by Croatia's maritime neighbours.

11 Mar 15

Balkan Economies Falling Behind, IMF Warns

The Western Balkan are lagging behind other former Communist transitional countries and need to complete the transformation process that began two decades ago, an IMF report says.  

26 Feb 15

Croatia Plans to Raise Billion Euro From Bonds

The Croatian government is to raise around one billion euro from a fresh issue of state bonds, having unveiled the plan back in December.

19 Feb 15

Croatia Mulls Bids for Slavonia Oilfields

A committee headed by the economy minister will review seven bids for on-shore oil and gas tenders in eastern Croatia in the coming two months.

18 Feb 15

Croats Bag Deals at Moscow Trade Forum

The business forum on Tuesday in Moscow brought significant results for Croatian companies, which plan to expand their ties to Russia in spite of Western sanctions

17 Feb 15

Croatia-Russia Trade Forum Opens in Moscow

Despite the widening of EU sanctions on the Kremlin and American disapproval, Croatia is seeking to extend its economic and trade ties to Russia via a major trade forum in Moscow.

10 Feb 15

Croatian Debt Reaches Record High

Croatia's general government debt reached a new peak of almost 34 billion euro in October 2014 - and has continued to edge upwards in the months since then.

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.


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.