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23 May 17

Balkan Leaders Offer Condolences After Manchester Attack

Balkan leaders have condemned the bombing in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and 59 injured. 

22 May 17

HDZ Loses in Cities, Wins Counties, in Election

In Sunday's local elections the governing Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, performed poorly in most of the big cities - but won in 13 of the country's 20 counties.

21 May 17

Croatian Election Rivals Eye Four Big Cities

Croatia's four major cities of Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek will be at the centre of Sunday’s local election battle.

19 May 17

Lora Witnesses 'Don’t Recall' Crimes Against Serbs

Witnesses in the Lora case told the court they did not recall Croatian military police committing war crimes against Serb civilians and POWs in the Lora prison camp in Split in 1992.

19 May 17

Croatia Anti-Abortionists Accused of Politicising 'Walk'

Critics of Saturday's anti-abortion ‘Walk for Life’ in Zagreb say it is wrong for such an event to be staged on the day when Croatia is supposed to descend into a pre-election 'silence', free of political activity.

18 May 17

Croatia Quizzes Slovenia Over Thompson Concert Ban

Croatia's Prime Minister and Foreign Ministry are demanding an explanation from Slovenia about why a concert by the Croat nationalist singer Marko Perkovic ‘Thompson’ has been banned.

17 May 17

Slovenian City Bans Croat Nationalist Thompson’s Concert

Citing a security risk, authorities in Maribor banned Saturday’s planned concert by the Croatian nationalist singer Marko Perkovic ‘Thompson’.

12 May 17

Serb Fighters Deny Ordering Croats into Minefield

Defence lawyers said in closing arguments at Belgrade Special Court that five former Serb fighters weren’t involved in using civilians from the Croatian village of Lovas as human mine-detectors in 1991.

12 May 17

HDZ Hardliner Infuriates Croatia's Minority MPs

Ethnic minority MPs – whose support is crucial if the government is to survive – are insisting that Croatia's Prime Minister must distance himself from a right-wing hardliner who has repeatedly offended them.

11 May 17

Austrians Seek to Ban Croatian WWII Commemoration

The Austrian state of Carinthia is being urged to ban a Croatian event at Bleiburg commemorating defeated Nazi collaboration forces and civilians killed by the Yugoslav Partisans in 1945.

11 May 17

Serb Fighters ‘Didn’t Order Croats’ Killings in Lovas’

In closing arguments at Belgrade Special Court, lawyers for three former Serb fighters said they didn’t have command responsibility for killing 40 unarmed civilians in the Croatian village of Lovas in 1991.

11 May 17

Campaign for Balkan Truth Commission Relaunches

A coalition of NGOs advocating the establishment of the RECOM regional truth commission to establish the facts about the 1990s wars is relaunching its campaign across the Balkans.

09 May 17

Croatia Local Elections Could Boost Renegade Rightists

If a group of right-wing MPs get a positive result in Croatia’s local elections, they could withdraw their support for the government and push for early parliamentary polls, an analyst said.

09 May 17

Croatia Compensates Serb Family for Killing by Soldier

A Croatian court ordered 106,000 euros in compensation to be paid to the family of Janko Cakic, a Serb civilian killed after Croatia’s military operation ‘Storm’ in August 1995.

08 May 17

Extradite War Suspects, Ex-UN Peacekeeper Urges Croatia

A former soldier with international peacekeeping forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina has written to the Croatian authorities, appealing to them to extradite Bosnian Croat war crimes suspects to stand trial.


19 May 17

Croatian Liberal Leader Rules out Supporting HDZ

Ivan Vrdoljak, head of the opposition Croatian People’s Party, told BIRN that his party has no intention of joining a coalition government under the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ.

05 May 17

EU Watches Idly As Balkans Slides Into Chaos

05 May 17

Far-Right Balkan Groups Flourish on the Net


12 May 17

Croatia to Sell Parts of Agrokor to Repay Debts

Agrokor's state manager, Ante Ramljak, on Thursday said parts of the troubled economic giant will have to be sold off to cover its huge debts of over 5.4 billion euros.