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26 Sep 14

Leftist Rival Overtakes Croatia's SDP in Polls

Croatia's ruling Social Democratic Party, SDP, is losing support to a new left-wing rival, ORaH, which has overtaken it in the most recent polls.

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24 Sep 14

Croatia Veterans Give Govt Cyrillic Ultimatum

Veterans said all bilingual signs in Croatian and Serb Cyrillic must be removed from Vukovar or government politicians will be not be welcome at the annual commemoration of the town’s wartime fall.

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24 Sep 14

Macedonia at Bottom of Regional Wage Table

Slovenes and Croats earn the biggest average wages in the former Yugoslavia, while Macedonians earn the least, according to Turkey's Anadolu Agency.

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23 Sep 14

Croatia Police Arrest Anti-Cyrillic Activists in Vukovar

Five people were arrested after war veterans tore down bilingual signs in Croatian Latin and Serbian Cyrillic script in the latest unrest over the language issue in the wartime flashpoint town.

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23 Sep 14

Croatia Joins Balkan Anti-IS Coalition

Alongside the other Balkan states, Croatia has joined the US-led coalition against the Islamic State militants, although its obligations remain unclear.

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23 Sep 14

Anti-Fascist Victims of WWII Honoured in Zagreb

A new temporary memorial was unveiled in a park in the Croatian capital to honour thousands of people who were executed there by Zagreb’s wartime Ustasa pro-Nazi regime.

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22 Sep 14

Croatia Campaigners Urge Church Funding Cut

Secularist NGOs demonstrated for the state to give less money to the Catholic Church and terminate agreements with the Vatican guaranteeing the church an important role in social affairs.

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17 Sep 14

Croatia Selling State Assets to Raise Cash

Croatia hopes to raise about 400 million euro from sales of loss-making state companies, hotels, a port and a bank.

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16 Sep 14

Floods Start Receding in Central Croatia

Although the situation is getting back to normal, overflowing rivers caused by persistent heavy rain are still flooding parts of Croatia.

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15 Sep 14

Floods Hit Croatia Again After Heavy Rains

Croatia deployed hundreds of troops to help shore up defences after the country was hit by serious flooding for the second time in a year.

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10 Sep 14

Croatia ‘Proposed Population Swap’ With Serbia, Says Seselj

Wartime Croatian President Franjo Tudjman, not Serbian politicians, proposed that the two republics exchange part of their populations, Serb nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj told the Hague Tribunal.

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09 Sep 14

Croatian MEP to Head EU-Ukraine Delegation

After being named president of the EU delegation to Ukraine, Croatian MEP Andrej Plenkovic criticised Russia for its alleged military involvement in the former Soviet republic.

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09 Sep 14

Seselj Says Yugoslav Army Ran the War in Croatia

Nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj told the trial of former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic that the Yugoslav People’s Army was in charge of all Serb fighters during the conflict in Croatia.

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09 Sep 14

Croatian Spy Chiefs Face Joint Trial in Germany

Former Yugoslav intelligence officials Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac, charged with involvement in the murder of a political emigré in 1983, will go on trial in Munich next month.

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08 Sep 14

Catholic Masses for Croatian Pupils Criticised

The Croatian custom of starting the new school year by taking pupils to mass at a Catholic church has triggered compaints from secular campaigners.

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24 Sep 14

Intelligence Chiefs’ Trial Promises Yugoslav Spy Revelations

The murder trial of former Yugoslav spy bosses Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic could expose the past crimes and continued influence of intelligence service officials in Croatia.

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30 Sep 14

Croatia Govt Debt Rises to 30 Billion Euro

Croatia's National Bank said government debt has reached a new peak over the past 12 months, rising by 13.6 per cent amid a continuing recession in the country.