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29 May 15

Croatia PM Addresses Nation on Clashes With Veterans

After veterans clashed with police in the heart of Zagreb, the embattled PM has offered talks but says he will not surrender to force.

29 May 15

Croatia Police Trap Protesting Veterans in Church

After protesting war veterans retreated to the central St Marks church, following a brief scuffle with the police, the police kept the protesters trapped in the building which the clergy forbade them from entering.

29 May 15

Croatian Investigative Journalist Beaten at Home

The investigative journalist Zeljko Peratovic - whose probes have caused controversy in the past - was beaten up in his home on Thursday evening by a group of three men.

28 May 15

Croatian President Meets Pope, Requests Visit

On a visit to the Vatican, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic met Pope Francis on Thursday and urged the Pontiff to visit her mainly Catholic country.

28 May 15

Balkans Features Low on Global Terrorism Map

The Balkan states are among the safest countries in the world in terms of the risk of terrorism, a new global risk map intended for investors says.  

27 May 15

Croatia Minister Battles Banks Over Franc Loans

Croatian finance minister Boris Lalovac remains locked in combat with the commercial banks over who should resolvie the problem of loans taken out in Swiss francs.

27 May 15

Croatian Opposition Chief Rejects TV Debate With PM

The head of the main opposition party in Croatia has declined to appear in a TV duel with the Prime Minister, saying the real debate will be in the forthcoming election campaign.

25 May 15

Croatian PM Announces 'New Economic Development Model'

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said that the country’s future economic growth would not be based on infrastructure projects, but on competitiveness and productivity.

25 May 15

Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’ Set for Extradition

The Croatian justice ministry confirmed that former Serb paramilitary leader Dragan Vasiljkovic will be extradited from Australia to Croatia by July 15 to stand trial for alleged war crimes.

25 May 15

Thousands Join Birthday Party in Tito’s Home Village

People from all over the former Yugoslavia gathered in the Croatian village of Kumrovec, the birthplace of the leader of socialist Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, to celebrate his birthday.

25 May 15

Atlantic Trade Deal May Bypass Croatian Parliament

Croatian officials have hinted that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, may not need to go before parliament if the European Commission signs it on the EU's behalf.

22 May 15

Croatia Party Leader Faces Queries Over Pricey Car

The head of the opposition Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, Tomislav Karamarko, faces questions over the expensive car that his fiancé has lent him.

21 May 15

Bosnia, Croatia Arrest Police in Drugs Crackdown

In an operation coordinated across the region, police in Bosnia and Croatia arrested more than 20 persons suspected of organized crime and drug trafficking, including four policemen.  

20 May 15

World Bank To Help Croatia Privatize Airline

Croatian has signed a contract with the World Bank in order to find a strategic partner to buy or recapitalize the failing state-owned plane company Croatia Airlines.

19 May 15

Stop Pensions for Nazi-Allied Troops, Croatia Urged

The director of leading Jewish rights organisation the Simon Wiesenthal Centre wrote to Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic demanding an end to pensions for veterans of Nazi-allied units from WWII.


06 May 15

A Serbian Village Trying to Forget

Twenty-three years after Croats started fleeing the ethnically-mixed village of Hrtkovci in the Serbian province of Vojvodina, many people prefer not to remember the nationalist rally that sparked the exodus.

18 Feb 15

Blood Ties


21 May 15

Croatia Underwrites New Loans for Indebted Highways

The government has pledged to guarantee new loans taken out by the state-owned highway company, which are needed to cover its existing loans.