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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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05 Sep 14

Croatia's Osijek Divided Over First Gay Pride

Osijek will become the third city in Croatia to hold a Pride parade, but some locals have organised a campaign for a boycott.

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05 Sep 14

Croatia Hopes to Emulate Macedonia Debt Write-Off

Macedonia says its scheme to get utility companies to write off the poorest customers’ debts has been successful, and ministers in Croatia now want to launch a similar initiative.

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03 Sep 14

Croatia War Veterans Stage New Anti-Cyrillic Protest

Campaigners in Vukovar put large stickers with Croatian flags over Serb Cyrillic lettering on signs on official buildings in renewed protests after their bid to force a national referendum failed.

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03 Sep 14

Croatian Property Prices Tumble to 2004 Level

Real estate prices in Croatia have fallen way below those seen before the 2008 recession - and are now back to the level last seen in 2004.

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03 Sep 14

Croatia Pegs Military Budget For Next Decade

Croatia will retain its current level of military spending at 1.2 of GDP for the next 10 years, the country's defence council has agreed.

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02 Sep 14

Islamic Jihadists Transiting Croatia, Report Warns

Members of radical Islamic groups are crossing Croatian territory to fight in Iraq and Syria, a report by Croatia's Security and Intelligence Agency, the SOA, said.

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01 Sep 14

Croatia Threatens Serbia’s EU Path Over Wartime Missing

Zagreb said it could obstruct Serbia and other Balkan countries’ paths to EU membership if they do not provide more information about Croats who went missing during the 1991-95 war.

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29 Aug 14

Merkel Hails Progress in Balkan Cooperation

At the end of the West Balkan leaders' summit in Berlin, the German Chancellor praised leaders for working together more closely - and said their countries are on the right track in terms of eventual EU membership.

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders Have High Hopes of Berlin Summit

Regional leaders have high hopes that the conference will attract German investment and support for large infrastructure projects, as well as boosting their EU progress.

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25 Aug 14

Vukovar Battle Anniversary Highlights Croatia Divisions

As Croatian war veterans commemorate victims of the longest battle of the 1991-95 conflict, ethnic tensions in war-traumatised Vukovar remain troubled after a campaign to limit Serb minority rights.

Business

12 Sep 14

Croatia and MOL Resume Battle in Washington

Croatia and the Hungarian energy company MOL have taken their dispute over the fate of the Croatian energy company INA to Washington for arbitration.