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21 Jan 17

Businessman Bonded Croatia President to Trump Team

US businessman Jeffory Blackard says fruitful meetings he arranged in the US for Croatia's President gave her a head start on most world leaders when it comes to Team Trump.

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20 Jan 17

Croatian School Removes Anne Frank Exhibition

An exhibition on Anne Frank was removed from a school in the town of Sibenik over claims the Croatian WWII fascist Ustasa fighters were depicted as villains and anti-fascist Partisans as innocents.

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20 Jan 17

Croatia Accused of Forcing Asylum-Seekers Out

Campaign group Human Rights Watch claimed Croatian police have been forcing asylum-seekers across the border to Serbia, sometimes using violence, without allowing them to make asylum claims.

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19 Jan 17

Balkan Locals Help Wildlife Survive Winter Freeze

All over the region, wildlife welfare organisations as well as ordinary people are doing their bit to help their furry or feathered friends survive the bone-chilling temperatures.

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18 Jan 17

Protest Sparks Clash at Serbian Ruling Party Event

Youth Initiative for Human Rights activists said they were attacked at a Serbian Progressive Party event in Beska when they protested about the featured speaker, war crimes convict Veselin Sljivancanin.

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17 Jan 17

Yugoslav General Who Staged Croatia Retreat Dies

Former Yugoslav People’s Army general Vladimir Trifunovic, who was prosecuted for treason in Serbia and war crimes in Croatia, remained controversial for his dramatic withdrawal from Croatia in 1991.

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17 Jan 17

Serbian Ruling Party Hosts War Crimes Convict

The ruling Serbian Progressive Party has been hosting Veselin Sljivancanin, who was convicted by the Hague Tribunal of responsibility for the 1991 Vukovar massacre, as a speaker at party events.

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17 Jan 17

Croatian President Says ‘Wrong Refugees’ Arrived from Syria

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic said that able-bodied men, rather than women and children who really need help, had made their way to Europe from the Middle East.

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16 Jan 17

Croatian Serb Policeman Charged over Village Raid

Former police chief Milenko Zelenbaba, a Serbian citizen, was charged with committing war crimes against Croat villagers near the southern town of Knin in 1992.

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16 Jan 17

Experts Fear for Croatia's Education Reforms

Croatian experts say they fear the current centre-right government will either alter plans for comprehensive curriculum reform in a conservative direction - or abandon the reform altogether.

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12 Jan 17

Slovenia Aliens Act Proposal Worries Croatia

Croatian experts fear Slovenia's planned changes to the Aliens Act, heralding stricter procedures towards refugees and asylum seekers, could create problems for it.

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11 Jan 17

Croatia Tries Soldier for Operation Storm Killings

Rajko Krickovic, a retired soldier from the Croatian Army’s 118th Home Guard Regiment, went on trial for war crimes committed after Croatia military’s Operation Storm in August 1995.

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09 Jan 17

Blizzards and Flu Epidemics Grip Balkans

Heavy snow has left many villages and roads snowed in across the Balkans, while schools are on a prolonged winter break as the authorities try to contain outbreaks of flu.

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05 Jan 17

Balkan Weapons Flowing to Iraqi Militias, Amnesty Warns

Arms from at least 16 countries have flowed to paramilitary militias allied to the Iraqi government who have used them to commit serious human rights violations, rights group Amnesty International says.

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05 Jan 17

Croatian ‘Salami King’ Awaits War Profiteering Trial

A well-known Croatian producer of salami and other meat products, Georg ‘Djuro’ Gavrilovic, will go on trial at a Zagreb court in May for alleged war profiteering.

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20 Jan 17

Birth of Trump Era Divides Balkan Countries

Right-wing Serbs are euphoric while Romanians and Bosniaks are worried. All over the Balkans, governments and people are watching to see what a new era in US diplomacy brings.

20 Jan 17

Balkan States Eye Their Prospects in Trump Era

10 Jan 17

Croatia 2017: Cautious Hopes of Relative Calm

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13 Jan 17

Croatian Plan to Regain Syrian Oil Fields Queried

Top Croatian energy expert expresses doubt about claims that the energy company INA can retake control over its abandoned oil and gas fields in war-torn Syria.

01 Dec 16

Croatia Shrugs off Slump in Trade With Russia

16 Nov 16

Croatian Tax Reform Expected to Boost Incomes