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10 Feb 16

Row Leaves Croatia Security System Unguarded

With no committee monitoring national security in place, owing to a row over the chair of the board, Croatia's security agencies are operating without parliamentary oversight.

croatia-thinks-dropping-gas-terminal-as-strategic-project-02-08-2016
09 Feb 16

Croatia Gas Terminal May Lose 'Strategic' Status

According to media speculation, the construction of a gas terminal in northern Croatia could be removed from the official list of planned strategic projects, to experts' surprise.

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08 Feb 16

Nazi-Backed Leader Milan Nedic ‘Helped Serbs’

A witness at a rehabilitation hearing for Milan Nedic argued that the Nazi-backed WWII-era puppet government leader helped many Serbs survive the German occupation of the region.

croatian-reform-of-administrative-units-under-question-02-05-2016
08 Feb 16

Croatia Parties Haggle Over Axing Counties

While the junior party in Croatia's government wants to do away with the current county system, its senior partner has good reasons for clinging to the status quo.

croatian-parliament-endorses-again-ww2-bleiburg-commemoration-02-05-2016
05 Feb 16

Croatia Parliament Backs Controversial WWII Commemoration

The parliamentary presidency voted to reintroduce sponsorship of an event in Bleiburg in Austria commemorating the deaths of tens of thousands of Nazi-allied Croatian troops and civilians.

tenders-for-state-companies-management-bring-uncertainties-in-croatia-02-04-2016
05 Feb 16

Croatia Vows to Stop Parties Running State Firms

The two main parties in Croatia's new government have pledged to select the managers of state companies through public tenders in future - but not everyone is persuaded.

seks-axed-in-row-over-croatian-president-s-pardons-02-04-2016
04 Feb 16

Seks Axed in Row Over Croatian President's Pardons

The President's adviser on pardons has been forced out after it emerged that he sought a reduced jail term for a personal acquaintance.

croatian-new-government-officials-report-modest-assets-02-03-2016
04 Feb 16

Croatia's New Ministers Start Revealing Assets

Croatia's new ministers and MPs have started filling in their asset declarations, as the law dictates, although some appear to have surprisingly modest portfolios of possessions.

new-government-to-improve-troubled-croatia-hungary-relations-02-02-2016
03 Feb 16

Croatia Acts to Heal Breach With Hungary

Croatia's new Foreign Minister has set off for Budapest as the new centre-right government moves to repair its rocky ties with Hungary - burdened by rows over refugees and over INA.

belgrade-zagreb-tvs-restore-broken-links-02-01-2016
02 Feb 16

Belgrade, Zagreb TV Stations Restore Broken Links

Serbia’s RTS and Croatia’s HRT public broadcasters, both accused of warmongering propaganda during the 1990s, are now making a new series together, reviving their Yugoslav-era links.

croatian-president-pm-discuss-security-agency-chief-s-destiny-02-01-2016
02 Feb 16

Croatian Security Chief’s Fate Hangs in Balance

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic and Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic will discuss the removal of the head of Croatian Security and Intelligence Agency, SOA.

croatian-court-issues-newspaper-paying-libel-compensation-01-29-2016
29 Jan 16

Croatian Newspaper Loses Spy Claim Libel Case

Croatian newspaper Nacional must pay 9,100 euro compensation to vice prime minister Tomislav Karamarko for publishing claims that he was an informer for the Yugoslav intelligence service.

croatian-war-veterans-minister-resigned-after-numerous-allegations-01-29-2016
29 Jan 16

Protests Force out Croatian Veterans' Minister

Croatia's War Veterans' Minister, Mijo Crnoja, resigned on Thursday, although he maintains that the many allegations made against him in the media are false.

croatian-traitors-defy-new-war-veterans-minister-01-25-2016
26 Jan 16

Croatian ‘Traitors’ Defy New War Veterans Minister

Thousands of Croatians have put their names on an online register of ‘national traitors’, mocking new war veterans minister Mijo Crnoja, who said he was planning to catalogue enemies of the state.

serbia-fails-to-ensure-victims-reparation-rights-report-01-22-2016
22 Jan 16

Serbia Flouts Victims' Reparation Rights, Report

Despite the international conventions it has signed, Serbian courts blatantly violate victims' rights to reparations, Belgrade rights group says in a report.

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02 Feb 16

Belgrade, Zagreb TV Stations Restore Broken Links

Serbia’s RTS and Croatia’s HRT public broadcasters, both accused of warmongering propaganda during the 1990s, are now making a new series together, reviving their Yugoslav-era links.

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27 Jan 16

Croatia Plans New Tax on Second Homes

Plans to impose taxes on second homes or unused real estate announced by Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic are dividing the experts.