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croatian-liberal-leader-rules-out-supporting-hdz-05-19-2017
19 May 17

Croatian Liberal Leader Rules out Supporting HDZ

Ivan Vrdoljak, head of the opposition Croatian People’s Party, told BIRN that his party has no intention of joining a coalition government under the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ.

croatia-braces-for-local-elections-amid-growing-crisis-05-16-2017
17 May 17

Croatia Braces for Local Elections amid Growing Crisis

Besides establishing local administrations, upcoming Croatian elections are also expected to indicate the biggest winners and losers in Croatia's growing political turmoil.

eu-watches-idly-as-balkans-slides-into-chaos-05-05-2017
05 May 17

EU Watches Idly As Balkans Slides Into Chaos

The recent violence in Macedonia, and the various crises in and between Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia, all suggest the Balkans may be sliding into turmoil and even conflict.

far-right-balkan-groups-flourish-on-the-net-05-03-2017
05 May 17

Far-Right Balkan Groups Flourish on the Net

Excluded from the mainstream media, whose content is more heavily policed, the purveyors of extreme ideologies are spreading their messages of fear and hatred on social networks.

propaganda-trip-why-franjo-tudjman-s-biographer-rebelled-04-27-2017
03 May 17

Propaganda Trip: Why Franjo Tudjman’s Biographer Rebelled

Twenty years on, US author Joe Tripician recalls his bizarre experience of trying to write a state-funded biography of 1990s Croatian President Franjo Tudjman - and how his conscience derailed the project.

croat-mom-blogger-living-the-american-dream-04-29-2017-3
03 May 17

Croat Mom Blogger Lives American Dream

Croatian 38-year-old Kristina Kuzmic is living the American Dream as a globally known mum, sharing parenting tips on her video blog.

croatian-islanders-fight-to-preserve-golden-beach-04-27-2017
28 Apr 17

Croatian Islanders Fight to Preserve Golden Beach

After the government scrapped an unpopular concession given to company over Zlatni Rat beach, islanders on Brac say they will fight on to ensure such precious resources remain in the hands of the community.

ivica-todoric-croatia-s-tycoon-who-wanted-too-much-04-25-2017
27 Apr 17

Ivica Todoric: Croatia's Tycoon Who Wanted Too Much

Ivica Todoric, the man who transformed his flower company into one of the Balkans' biggest business empires, Agrokor, now faces the possibility of seeing the debt-ridden firm go under.

jasenovac-children-victims-film-brings-emotions-on-surface-04-25-2017
25 Apr 17

Serbs Recall Childhood Jailing in Croatian WWII Camp

Serbs who were imprisoned as children in the Croatian World War II concentration camp at Jasenovac tell their traumatic and emotional stories in a new documentary.

agrokor-crisis-threatens-croatia-s-small-farmers-with-ruin-04-17-2017-1
18 Apr 17

Agrokor Crisis Threatens Croatia's Small Farmers With Ruin

While the crisis facing Croatia's giant retailer remains in the focus of attention, the disastrous potential effects of this crisis on Agrokor's suppliers have mostly been ignored.

balkan-students-join-battle-to-save-soros-university--04-16-2017
18 Apr 17

Balkan Students Join Battle to Save ‘Soros University’

As the Hungarian government tightens the noose around the CEU, current or former CEU students from Balkan countries have joined the international outcry.

uncontrolled-tourism-threatens-balkan-unesco-sites-04-13-2017
17 Apr 17

Uncontrolled Tourism Threatens Balkan UNESCO Sites

World heritage sites in Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia risk losing their UNESCO status due to mass tourism that is damaging both the sites and the surrounding environment.

christians-celebrate-easter-around-the-balkans-04-15-2017-1
16 Apr 17

Christians Celebrate Easter Around the Balkans

While each country has its own way of celebrating the greatest Christian holiday, they also share many common traditions, such as dying eggs.

anti-fascist-monuments-croatia-s-unwanted-heritage--03-31-2017
03 Apr 17

Anti-Fascist Monuments: Croatia’s ‘Unwanted Heritage’

As Croatia grows more conservative, many monuments built in the Communist era to commemorate victory over fascism during World War II are being left to decay or be vandalised.

post-yugoslav-common-language-declaration-challenges-nationalism-03-29-2017
30 Mar 17

Post-Yugoslav ‘Common Language’ Declaration Challenges Nationalism

A declaration that Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian are all variations of the same language has annoyed conservatives, but received a warmer welcome from the people who speak it.