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23 Jul 14

EU to Back Croatian Gas Project on Krk

The Ukraine crisis has given new impetus to plans to build a gas terminal on the island of Krk, which Brussels has said it will help pay for.

21 Jul 14

Croatia Launches Onshore Oil and Gas Tender

Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak has opened an international tender for onshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation rights in the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia.

14 Jul 14

Ex-Yugoslav Leaders Gather at Croatia Economic Summit

The presidents of all ex-Yugoslav countries are joining business leaders at the summit in Cavtat near Dubrovnik, aimed at boosting the economic potential of the region.

26 Jun 14

Croatia’s Agrokor Takes Over Slovenian Rival

Agrokor, Croatia’s largest retail company, has bought a majority share in its rival Mercator, Slovenia's best-known food retail brand, in a deal reportedly worth 550 million euro.

25 Jun 14

Corruption Hinders Balkans Energy Sector Progress

Rampant corruption has raised costs, wasted opportunities for sustainable energy and distorted the market, says a new report by a group for environmental NGOs.

24 Jun 14

Croatia Expects Record Level of Tourism Income

Croatia’s ministry of tourism said this year's income should surpass the current record high of 2008, when the country earned 7.4 billion euro from the tourist trade.

18 Jun 14

Croatia Seeks to Boost Oil and Gas Extraction

Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak said that Croatia needed to exploit potential oil and gas resources in the Adriatic Sea and on shore in order to increase supply and aid economic recovery.

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.

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.

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.

03 Jan 14

Salaries Inch Upwards in Croatia

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.