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01 Jul 16

Court Resumes Hearings on Croatia-Slovenia Dispute

The Permanent Court of Arbitration said it would resume hearings on the dispute over territorial waters between Croatia and Slovenia - even though Croatia has pulled out of the process.

30 Jun 16

Croatia Erects Serbian Border Fence to Deter Migrants

Croatia has suddenly erected a fence on a bridge on the border with Serbia, reportedly to block the entry of illegal migrants and the activities of people-smugglers.

29 Jun 16

EU Balkan States Call for Change in Light of Brexit

As European leaders mulled the conditions for Britain to leave the EU at their Brussels meeting on June 28, EU Balkan states used the 'Brexit' drama as an opportunity to call for change in the way the EU works. 

27 Jun 16

Ustasa Pier Makes Waves in Small Croatian Town

The naming of a pier in the small coastal municipality of Bilice after the wartime Fascist minister Mile Budak has drawn mockery and anger from some locals.

27 Jun 16

Croatian Intelligence Report Downplays Terror Threat

Croatia's Security and Intelligence Agency describes the country as stable although it warns that terrorist attacks in Europe have made the situation more complex in the region.

27 Jun 16

Populist May Seize HDZ Crown, Croatia Experts say

Ahead of July leadership elections in the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, experts say the 'one-member, one-vote' system is likely to favour populist hardliners over more 'rational' leaders.

24 Jun 16

Balkans Shaken as UK Chooses EU Exit

Initial reactions from the Balkan region to the negative vote on the EU in Britain are gloomy - but concerns about the effects of a 'Brexit' on Southeastern Europe's economies are less dramatic. 

24 Jun 16

'Third-Way' Parties Hold Key to Croatia's Next Govt, Experts

The formation of a new Croatian government will likely again depend on third parties such as MOST and Living Wall, both of which, however, need to resolve their internal issues, experts say.

21 Jun 16

Karamarko Resigns as Croatian Democratic Union President

Tomislav Karamarko resigned from the position of president of the Croatian Democratic Union, claiming he is taking responsibility for failing to achieve a parliamentary majority for a new Croatian government.

21 Jun 16

Fines Won’t Cure Croatian Football, Expert Warns

After UEFA’s 100,000 euros fine, and amid fears of further acts of hooliganism at the European Football Cup, the problems in Croatian football must be tackled at several levels, an expert says.

20 Jun 16

Serbian, Croatian Leaders Sign up to Closer Ties

Serbian Prime Minister-designate Aleksandar Vucic and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic have signed an agreement on enhancing the relationship between the two countries.

17 Jun 16

Croatia President Backs Early Elections

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has acknowledged the wish of MPs to dissolve parliament, paving the way for early elections in September.

16 Jun 16

Croatian Govt Falls After MPs Oust Oreskovic

The Croatian government has fallen after 125 MPs supported the no-confidence motion in Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic.

16 Jun 16

Croatia PM Faces Confidence Vote After Deputy Quits

After Croatia's Vice Prime Minister, Tomislav Karamarko, resigned on Wednesday, his HDZ party is preparing to remove the Prime Minister and re-shape the government.

15 Jun 16

Croatia Vice-PM Found in Conflict of Interest

A parliamentary comission has found that Vice Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko was in conflict of interest over relations with a lobbyist for the Hungarian energy company MOL.


30 Jun 16

Croatia Govt Manoeuvres to ‘Save Football Federation Bosses’

Moves by the outgoing government to amend the law on sports are dismissed by critics as an attempt to save the discredited management of the Croatian Football Federation.

22 Jun 16

Balkan Countries Brace for British Vote on EU


03 Jun 16

Croatia Experts Fear Elections Will Slow Reforms

No-confidence motion in Croatian Vice-Prime Minister has potential to provoke early elections, which will also delay key reforms dealing with the budget deficit, experts warn.

30 May 16

Major Chinese Business Summit Opens in Croatia