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27 Jul 16

Croatian Rightists Disrupt Anti-Fascist Anniversary Rally

Far-right Croats did their best to cause chaos at the annual commemoration of the anti-Fascist uprising in Croatia in 1941 in the remote village of Srb.

27 Jul 16

Arms Exports to Middle East: A Question of Legality

Human rights and arms experts believe some of Central and Eastern Europe’s weapons trade with Saudi Arabia, the region’s principal supplier of weapons to Syria, is likely breaking international law. 

27 Jul 16

Life Sentences Sought for Former Yugoslav Spies

Munich prosecutors have demanded life sentences for two former Yugoslav intelligence officers, Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac, for the murder of a Croat emigrant.

26 Jul 16

Croatia's HDZ to Run Alone in Next Elections

The new head of the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, said the party will run alone in September's parliamentary elections without its partners from the Patriotic Coalition.

25 Jul 16

Nazi-Hunter Condemns Quashed Stepinac Conviction

A director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, said the Croatian court judgment, quashing the conviction of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac in 1946 for collaboration, was 'shameful and horrible'.

22 Jul 16

Serbia Slams Croatia for Clearing ‘Collaborator’ Stepinac

Serbian officials condemned the decision by a Zagreb court to quash the conviction of WWII Catholic Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac for collaborating with Nazi Germany and its Croatian allies.

22 Jul 16

Croatia Quashes Conviction of WWII Cardinal Stepinac

A Zagreb court has quashed the Communist-era verdict convicting WWII Catholic Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac of collaborating with Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and their Croatian allies.

21 Jul 16

Croatia Urges Serbia to Probe Attack on Presidency

Croatia’s foreign minister called on the Serbian authorities to investigate the Yugoslav People’s Army’s missile attack on Franjo Tudjman’s presidential residence in Zagreb in 1991.

21 Jul 16

Croatia Urged to Heed UNESCO's Plitvice Threat

Experts and activists say that UNESCO’s warning, about removing Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes from its heritage list, should be 'taken seriously'.

20 Jul 16

Croatia Ministers ‘Play Politics’ with Serbia-EU Negotiations

Croatian government ministers are acting tough about the opening of rule-of-law negotiations between the EU and Serbia in an attempt to score popularity points ahead of the upcoming elections, analysts claimed.

19 Jul 16

Hague Rejects Croatia Bid to Clear Ex-Leader Tudjman

The Hague Tribunal rejected Croatia’s request to be involved in the appeal against the conviction of six Bosnian Croat wartime officials, thwarting Zagreb’s strategy to prove the innocence of 1990s President Franjo Tudjman.

19 Jul 16

EU Insists on Serbian Cooperation Over War Crimes

While opening two new chapters in Serbia’s accession negotiations, the EU has set benchmarks for Belgrade to meet, insisting it cooperates with Croatia and the Hague Tribunal over war crimes issues.

19 Jul 16

Croatia Govt Accused of Manipulating Broadcaster

Croatia's government parties plan to prolong the mandate of the acting head of the Croatian Radio-Television, HRT, in order to use the broadcaster for the election campaign, critics say.

18 Jul 16

Croatian Right-Wingers Removed from Anti-Fascist Monument

Police removed members of the far-right Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights from a WWII monument where they had been staging a sit-in to prevent an anti-fascist commemoration.

18 Jul 16

Plenkovic Named Head of Croatian Democratic Union

With no other rival for the post, MEP Andrej Plenkovic was confirmed on Sunday as president of the HDZ, Croatia's largest centre-right party.


28 Jul 16

Zdravko Mamic, Croatia’s Controversial Football Supremo

The influential football official may have quit his posts in Dinamo Zagreb and the Croatian Football Federation – but is likely to remain in the national spotlight for some time to come.

25 Jul 16

It is Time to Let go of Cardinal Stepinac


22 Jul 16

Cruise Liners' Terminal 'Not Needed' in Dubrovnik

After the project to build a special cruise-liner terminal in Dubrovnik foundered on Wednesday, some analysts say the world-famous Croatian maritime resort would not have gained much from it.