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29 Apr 16

Croatia Unveils Reforms to Boost Economy

Croatian is raising the retirement age from 65 to 67, introducing rewards for public officials and a real estate tax - and adopting other reforms designed to boost growth and lure investors.

croatian-culture-minister-cuts-state-funds-for-media-04-27-2016
28 Apr 16

Leftist Media Claim Croatia Slashed Their Funds

Publishers of left-wing media outlets say Croatia's Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic has deliberately cut state funds for left-wing and non-profit media outlets.

balkans-press-freedom-continuous-decline-report-says-04-27-2016
27 Apr 16

Balkan Press Liberty Declining, Freedom House Says

Freedom House report says media freedom in the Balkan region is in decline - with the fast decline noted in Serbia and Macedonia.

croatia-sentences-five-serb-fighters-04-27-2016
27 Apr 16

Croatia Convicts Five Rebel Serb Policemen

Five former members of the police force of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina wartime rebel statelet in Croatia were convicted in their absence of committing war crimes in 1991.

croatia-s-naming-of-assistant-minister-seen-as-populist--04-26-2016
27 Apr 16

Croatia Makes Sports Legend Minister in Populist Move

Move to name retired skiing legend Janica Kostelic assistant sports minister forms part of a long history of giving successful athletes political posts to win popularity.

croatian-war-veterans-end-1-5-year-long-protest-04-26-2016
26 Apr 16

Croatian War Veterans End 18-Month-Long Protest

Croatian ex-soldiers said they will end their 18-month-long sit-in protest outside the war veterans’ ministry but will continue campaigning for legislation to enshrine their rights in the constitution.

erdogan-s-zagreb-visit-attempt-to-improve-position-04-25-2016
26 Apr 16

Erdogan Visits Croatia to Bolster Turkey's EU Role

The Turkish President’s visit to Croatia this week will shore up Turkey's position in Europe, while raising hopes of benefits for Turkish exporters and tourism industry.

serbian-elections-results-brings-mild-regional-reactions-04-25-2016
25 Apr 16

Serbian Election Result Creates Few Waves in Region

Apart from an argument in Kosovo about whether Serbia's elections should have taken place on its territory, the election and the victory of the governing Progressive Party have not excited much interest in the Balkans, as the outcome was widely anticipated.

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23 Apr 16

Croatia Govt Criticised at WWII Death Camp Commemoration

Anti-fascists held an alternative memorial for victims of the Jasenovac concentration camp after boycotting the state ceremony, accusing officials of downplaying the Croatian WWII Nazi-allied regime’s crimes.

boycott-overshadows-memorial-for-croatia-wwii-victims-04-22-2016
22 Apr 16

Boycott Overshadows Croatian Concentration Camp Memorial

Senior ministers attended the official annual commemoration at the Jasenovac concentration camp, but Croatian Serbs held a separate event amid an ongoing dispute about the country’s Nazi-allied WWII regime.

serbia-protest-to-croatia-over-minister-and-nationalist-rocker-04-21-2016
21 Apr 16

Serbia Protests over Croatian Minister’s War ‘Insult’

The Serbian foreign ministry sent a protest note to Zagreb’s ambassador in Belgrade after a Croatian minister said that the 1990s war was planned in Serbia.

montenegro-extradites-jna-officer-to-croatia-04-21-2016
21 Apr 16

Montenegro Extradites Yugoslav Army Officer to Croatia

Montenegro has extradited former Yugoslav People’s Army officer Pavle Pantic to Croatia to stand trial for the shelling of the coastal city of Split during the war in 1991.

croatian-president-found-in-conflict-of-interest-04-20-2016
20 Apr 16

Croatia President in Trouble Over Campaign Funds

Croatia's conflicts of interest commission has ruled that President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic behaved inappropriately when she deposited her unspent campaign money in the account of her former party, the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ.

croatian-president-wrote-un-secretary-on-seselj-case-04-20-2016
20 Apr 16

Croatian President Protests to UN over Seselj Acquittal

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic wrote to the UN Secretary-General, warning that the Hague war crimes court’s acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj was a “dangerous precedent”.

croatian-serb-rebel-leader-s-trial-opens-in-may-04-19-2016
19 Apr 16

Croatian Serb Rebel Leader’s Trial Opens in May

Milan Martic, the leader of rebel Croatian Serbs during wartime, and Milan Celeketic, his military chief-of-staff, will go on trial in absentia on May 31 for rocket attacks on Croatian cities.

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widening-cracks-imperil-croatia-s-ruling-coalition-04-25-2016
26 Apr 16

Widening Cracks Imperil Croatia’s Ruling Coalition

Worsening tensions in Croatia's new government are likely to end in a major reshuffle - or even new general elections.

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erdogan-s-zagreb-visit-attempt-to-improve-position-04-25-2016
26 Apr 16

Erdogan Visits Croatia to Bolster Turkey's EU Role

The Turkish President’s visit to Croatia this week will shore up Turkey's position in Europe, while raising hopes of benefits for Turkish exporters and tourism industry.

18 Apr 16

Croatia's INA Weighs Call to Return to Syria