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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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17 Oct 14

Hearings Start in Munich of Yugoslav Spy Chiefs

The first hearing for Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic, two former Yugoslav Intelligence officers accused of killing a Croat emigre, started on Friday in Munich.

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17 Oct 14

Croatia Cracks Down on Major Tax Dodgers

New office for fighting tax evasion is starting its probe into companies and persons suspected of having avoided payment of their taxes in Croatia.

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17 Oct 14

Yugoslav Spy Chiefs' Trial Opens in Germany

Senior Yugoslav intelligence service ex-officials Zvonko Mustac and Josip Perkovic are being tried in Munich for involvement in plotting the murder of a Croatian émigré in 1983.

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17 Oct 14

Croatian Doctors Saying 'No' to Abortions

A growing number of Croatian hospitals are refusing to perform abortions, even though they are legal, because doctors refuse to conduct them for reasons of conscience.

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15 Oct 14

Croatia Probe's Minister's Costly New Offices

The State Attorneys Office, DORH, is investigating the Environment Minister, Mihael Zmajlovic, over his decision to move his office to an expensive privately owned skyscraper.

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13 Oct 14

US Offers Mediation in Croatia-Hungary Dispute

US officials offered to help resolve the row between Zagreb and the Hungarian energy company MOL, fearing that Russia could gain a foothold in the Croatian energy system.

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10 Oct 14

Row Over Axed Adviser Reveals Croatian Divide

Presidential adviser's attack on 1991 independence referendum - which led to him being sacked - continues to reverberate in Croatia.

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07 Oct 14

Referendum Sought Over Croatia Highway Privatisation

A coalition of trade unions and campaigning groups has launched a petition opposing plans to sell off concessions to run Croatia’s highways.

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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.

Business

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24 Oct 14

Croatian Offers Struggling Businesses Loans

The Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, HBOR, has set aside 26 million euro in loans for businesses that have averted going bankrupt - but some say the sum is too small.