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27 May 16

Croatia's MOST Backs Vice-PM's Impeachment

The Bridge of the Independent Lists, MOST, said it will vote to impeach Vice-Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko, bringing the prospect of early elections nearer.

26 May 16

Croatia's MOST Likely to Back Vice-PM's Impeachment

Croatia's junior government party, the Bridge of the Independent Lists, MOST, will most likely vote to impeach the vice-prime minister and HDZ leader, Tomislav Karamarko.

25 May 16

Tito’s Admirers Celebrate His Birthday Across Ex-Yugoslavia

Thirty-six years after the death of Josip Broz Tito, his nostalgic admirers in many of the former Yugoslav states still commemorate his birthday despite criticism of his undemocratic regime.

25 May 16

Croatian Culture Minister Slams ‘Smear Campaign’

Culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic condemned an open letter signed by scores of public figures from around the word calling for him to be sacked for his controversial views on World War II.

24 May 16

Croatian Govt Urged to Sack ‘Extremist’ Minister

A Nobel Prize winner, former ministers and numerous arts world figures have signed an open letter calling for culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic to be sacked for his controversial views on World War II.

24 May 16

Croatian Vice PM Linked to Hungarian Energy Lobbyist

A Croatian newspaper published documents showing vice prime minister Tomislav Karamarko worked for a lobbyist for Hungarian energy company MOL, fuelling allegations of a conflict of interest.

23 May 16

Croatia Govt Hostile to Abortion, Women's Group Says

Women’s rights groups claim that anti-abortion campaigners have the support of Croatia's new centre-right government.

20 May 16

Croatian Culture Minister Visits Controversial 1990s Memorial

Culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic visited a memorial to a 1990s unit named after a WWII Nazi-allied commander, saying it was only controversial to people who don’t respect war veterans.

19 May 16

Serbia Accused of Not Cooperating with UN Court

A Serbian court decision not to extradite three Serbian Radical Party members who are wanted for alleged witness intimidation to the Hague Tribunal has sparked accusations of non-cooperation from Croatia.

19 May 16

Croatia Vice-Prime Minister Shrugs Off Probe

Although the opposition is pushing for an official investigation into a conflict of interest, Vice Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko faces little serious pressure, experts say.

18 May 16

EC Holds Back Funds for Croatian Agriculture

The European Commission says that it will withhold 165 million euros set aside for Croatian agriculture due to suspicions of irregularities by the Croatian side.

18 May 16

HDZ Rifts Blamed For Lack of Quorum in Croatia

Experts say the lack of a quorum in the Croatian parliament is down to the current disorder in the ranks of the leading government party, the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ.

17 May 16

Croatian Journalist Sacked for Critiquing Nationalism

Tatjana Gromaca, a journalist for leftist Croatian daily Novi List, claims she has been fired for her 'criticism towards the nationalist point of view'.

13 May 16

Adriatic-Ionian Regional Strategy Launched in Dubrovnik

EU members Greece, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia and non-EU states Serbia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia have agreed to work together on a joint development strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region. 

11 May 16

Croatia's Vice PM Quizzed Over Wife's 'Links to MOL'

Vice PM and HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko faces accusations of a conflict of interest over his wife's alleged work for a lobbyist for the Hungarian energy giant MOL, which is in dispute with Croatia.


27 May 16

Croatian Ombudsman Defiant Despite Blow From MPs

Croatian ombudsman Lora Vidovic says political pressure and the recent rejection of her report in parliament will not stop her from monitoring human rights and discrimination.


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