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european-court-asks-croatia-on-potential-kurd-extradition-01-19-2018
19 Jan 18

European Court Quizzes Croatia On Kurd's Extradition

The European Court of Human Rights has told Croatia to report back on the case of Kurd who risks deportation to Turkey, despite having obtained political asylum status in Switzerland.

croatia-s-struggles-to-finance-expensive-drugs-for-children-01-18-2018
19 Jan 18

Croatian Plan to Fund Costly Children's Drugs 'Failing'

Parents of very sick children say the Croatian government's plan to raise money for expensive innovative drugs through private donations is a non-starter.

kosovo-shows-highest-support-for-us-leadership-in-europe-poll-01-18-2018
18 Jan 18

Kosovo Leads World in Cheering for Trump, Poll Shows

While support for US leadership has slumped in most parts of the world, the latest Gallup poll shows that Kosovars and Albanians remain America's most steadfast fans.

balkan-countries-still-facing-old-human-rights-issues-01-18-2018
18 Jan 18

Poor Progress for Human Rights in the Balkans, HRW Report

Attacks on journalists, discrimination against minorities, poor protection of refugees and lack of political will to prosecute war crimes remain problems in most Balkan countries in 2017, Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018 said.

croatian-catholic-priest-acquitted-for-ustasa-praise-01-17-2018
17 Jan 18

Croatia Court Acquits Priest Who Defended NDH

A court in Split has acquitted a Catholic priest of charges of disturbing public order, after he defended Croatia's wartime Fascist state in a sermon.

croatia-issues-minor-sentence-for-killing-a-serb-01-16-2018
16 Jan 18

Croatia Issues Light Sentence For 1998 Serb Killing

County court in the Croatian coastal city Split issued one-year prison sentence for two Croats who beat a Serb on Orthodox Christmas in 1998.

croatian-media-freedoms-fell-since-2016-01-15-2018
16 Jan 18

European Delegation Puts Croatian Media Freedom Under Spotlight

As European media organisations again visit Croatia to explore the problems facing the media there, one journalist and editor said that they were likely to find that the situation had got worse since they last came in 2016.

freedom-house-report-highlights-western-balkans-democracy-crisis-01-15-2018
16 Jan 18

Freedom House Report Notes Serbia's Downward Trend

A new report from the US rights watchdog says lack of media freedom, corruption, and weak institutions remain issues throughout the Balkans – but singles out Serbia's growing authoritarianism as a matter of concern.

serbian-court-sentences-eight-in-ovcara-massacre-case-01-15-2018
15 Jan 18

Serbian Court Sentences Eight for Ovcara Massacre

Serbian appeals court confirms jail sentences for eight former fighters of 101 years for the massacre of around 200 people at Ovcara, following the fall of Vukovar, eastern Croatia, in 1991.

religion-remains-powerful-in-balkans-survey-shows-01-15-2018
15 Jan 18

Religion Remains Powerful in Balkans, Survey Shows

People in the Balkans remain far more religious than those in Central and Western Europe, a survey suggests.

serbian-judge-and-defendant-clash-at-lovas-trial-01-12-2018
12 Jan 18

Serbian Judge and Defendant Clash at Lovas Trial

The judge and a defendant argued after the trial of Serbian fighters accused of killing 70 Croatian civilians in the village of Lovas in 1991 was again delayed on Friday.

war-widows-pressure-croatian-public-tv-over-film-01-12-2018
12 Jan 18

Croatian War Widows Slate HRT 'Insulting' Comedy Film

Widows of war veterans have condemned Croatia's national broadcaster for showing a comedy film about investigations intp their pensions – although it was moved to a late-night slot.

croatian-pupils-split-between-europe-and-balkans-01-11-2018
11 Jan 18

Croatian Pupils Voice Mixed Views on 'Balkan' Identity

A new study has revealed young Croats' very mixed ideas about whether they feel 'European' or 'Balkan' - and what those perceived identities mean to them.

croatian-president-asks-for-erdogan-s-help-over-bosnia-01-09-2018
09 Jan 18

Croatian President Seeks Erdogan's Help Over Bosnia

On a visit to Ankara, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic will seek Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s support for Bosnian Croats’ plan to change Bosnia’s electoral law to give them more political power.

croatian-fishers-furious-over-piran-gulf-dispute-01-04-2018
04 Jan 18

Croatia Vows to Shield Fishermen in Piran Gulf

Croatian police say they will protect Croatian fishing boats, if the Slovenian police try issuing them with penalties for crossing the disputed maritime border in the Piran Gulf.

Premium

croatia-s-online-anti-hate-law-worries-experts-01-17-2018
18 Jan 18

Croatia’s Online Anti-Hate Law Worries Experts

With Croatia announcing new laws on regulating hate speech, incitement to violence and fake news online, some experts fear it may lead to censorship and limit freedom of expression.

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

10 Jan 18

Predrag Lucic – Made Us Laugh, Sing and Cry

Business

the-us-again-backs-croatia-s-planned-lng-terminal-01-18-2018
18 Jan 18

US Confirms Backing for Croatia's LNG Terminal

During the Croatian Interior Minister’s visit to Washington, US officials said Croatia’s planned gas terminal on the island of Krk enjoy's America's 'full support'.