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27 Feb 15

Croatia's New President Faces Questions on Bosnia Visit

After selecting neighbouring Bosnia for her first official visit as the new President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will face questions over her sometimes controversial views on the country's internal arrangments.

27 Feb 15

Commission Tightens Economic Monitoring of Croatia

Alarmed by macroeconomic imbalances in the Croatian economy, the European Commission is to place Croatia under strict economic monitoring.

26 Feb 15

Croatia Plans to Raise Billion Euro From Bonds

The Croatian government is to raise around one billion euro from a fresh issue of state bonds, having unveiled the plan back in December.

25 Feb 15

Amnesty Gives Balkans Mixed Verdict on Rights

Balkan countries still struggled to address a range of human rights concerns in 2014, a new report by Amnesty International says.

25 Feb 15

Croatia President Sends Law on Debtors to Court

Fulfilling a promise she made in her election campaign, President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has sent the law on the seizure of debtors' assets to the constitutional court for revision.

25 Feb 15

Goran Hadzic Demands Removal of Court Psychologist

Former Croatian Serb Leader Goran Hadzic, who is on trial for war crimes in The Hague, alleged that the UN’s Dutch psychologist told him to rely on God to give him strength.

24 Feb 15

Croatian President Calls on Prime Minister to Quit

Conflicts between Croatia's right-wing President and left-wing Prime Minister climaxed on Monday, with the President urging the PM to hand in his resignation.

24 Feb 15

Serbian Minister Defends Support for Wanted Paramilitary

Serbia’s justice minister said he would continue to fight the extradition of paramilitary leader ‘Captain Dragan’ from Australia to Croatia to stand trial for alleged war crimes.

20 Feb 15

War Crimes Defendant Goran Hadzic Asks for Release

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic, who is on trial for war crimes at the UN-backed court in The Hague, has asked for temporary release for cancer treatment in Serbia.

20 Feb 15

Croatia President Offers Hope to Protesting Veterans

Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic promised to help ex-soldiers who have been demonstrating in front of the war veterans’ ministry since October, but critics expressed discontent with the long-running protest.

18 Feb 15

New Croatian President to Visit Bosnia, Serbia

Croatia's new President, Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, on Tuesday said her first official visits abroad would be to Bosnia, Serbia and possibly the US - while also naming part of her cabinet.

17 Feb 15

Croatia's Mesic Named in Finnish Bribery Trial

A Finnish court on Monday found two managers of the Finnish arms company Patria guilty of of offering a 1.6 million euro bribe to Croatian officials to expedite a sale, naming a former Croatian president as one of the recipients.

16 Feb 15

New Croatian President Grabar Kitarovic Inaugurated

Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic appealed for national unity to overcome Croatia’s economic crisis as she was inaugurated as the country’s new head of state. 

13 Feb 15

Croatia Tells Fighters to Return from Ukraine

After protests from the Russian foreign ministry, Croatia has issued a call for all its citizens to return from the Ukrainian front.

13 Feb 15

Croatia Limiting Convicted in Entering Parliamentary Elections

Croatia will pass the law on parliamentary elections, introducing certain limits for people with convictions.


18 Feb 15

Blood Ties

Sons and daughters of men indicted for Balkan war crimes reveal how the accusations affected them - and why they remain loyal to their fathers.


19 Feb 15

Croatia Mulls Bids for Slavonia Oilfields

A committee headed by the economy minister will review seven bids for on-shore oil and gas tenders in eastern Croatia in the coming two months.