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30 Oct 14

Half a Million Croats Petition Against Highway Sale

Campaigners against privatisation of the nation's highways have collected half-a-million signatures, and are now pressing for a nationwide referendum.

30 Oct 14

Protesting Croatian Veterans Take Demands to Parliament

The former soldiers, who are in their second week of non-stop protests, went to the Croatian parliament to repeat their demand for the sacking of the war veterans minister.

30 Oct 14

Croatian PM's Wife Likened to Marie Antoinette

The wife of the Croatian Prime Minister has taken a right royal battering as a result of her ill-fated attempts to sell the virtue of pricey black bread as a healthy diet choice.

29 Oct 14

Croatia PM Rejects Protesting Veterans’ Demands

Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said he would not submit to ‘ultimatums’ from the former soldiers who have been protesting for 10 days, demanding the war veterans minister’s dismissal.

29 Oct 14

Croatia to Curb Doctors' Abortion Opt-Outs

Croatia's Health Ministry is to remind all hospitals of their legal obigation to offer abortions, whether or not doctors refuse to perform them for reasons of conscience.

28 Oct 14

Croatian Ex-Soldier Attempts Suicide at Veterans’ Protest

A former serviceman set himself on fire outside the war veterans’ ministry in Zagreb – the second tragic incident at the veterans’ protest after a female ex-soldier died last week.

27 Oct 14

Meat Workers Rally Against Embattled Zagreb Mayor

Former workers and small shareholders of a meat company once owned by the city of Zagreb made fresh allegations against mayor Milan Bandic, arrested last week on corruption charges.

27 Oct 14

Croatian War Veterans’ Protest Enters Second Week

Rejecting a face-to-face appeal from President Ivo Josipovic, protesting ex-soldiers said they would not end their non-stop sit-in outside the war veterans’ ministry until their demands are met.

24 Oct 14

Croatian Veterans Vow to Continue Tent-Camp Protest

Former soldiers camped out in front of the war veterans’ ministry for the fifth day in a row, demanding improved benefits and the resignation of the minister.

23 Oct 14

Disabled Croatian Veterans Rally After Protest Death

War veterans who have been protesting in Zagreb for several days held a commemoration for a wheelchair-bound female ex-soldier who reportedly died from exhaustion at a late-night rally.

22 Oct 14

Zagreb Mayor Remanded in Custody Over Graft Claims

A Croatian judge remanded Zagreb’s mayor Milan Bandic and 11 others in custody for a month after they were arrested for alleged involvement in corrupt dealings in the city administration.

21 Oct 14

Croatian Corruption Team Swoops on Zagreb Mayor

Milan Bandic is facing an interrogation at the hands of Croatia's Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime, USKOK, concering a number of corruption allegations.

20 Oct 14

Police Searches Continue After Zagreb Mayor Arrested

Croatian police have been searching homes and offices after Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic was detained in a major operation over alleged corruption and abuse of office, alongside 18 other suspects.

20 Oct 14

Yugoslav Spy Trial Told of ‘Double Agent Assassin’

The trial of Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic, former Yugoslav intelligence chiefs accused of killing a Croat émigré, heard claims that a key prosecution witness was an assassin and a German spy.

20 Oct 14

Zagreb Mayor Arrested for Suspected Corruption

Mayor Milan Bandic, who has run the Croatian capital for over a decade, was arrested for alleged corruption, abuse of office and influence peddling.


23 Oct 14

Mayor’s Arrest Holds Important Lessons for Croatia

After the arrest and trial of former prime minister Ivo Sanader, the arrest of Milan Bandic shows that no one is untouchable in the fight against corruption in Croatia.


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.