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davor-ivo-stier-ideologist-behind-croatian-hdz-s-centrist-path-09-29-2016
30 Sep 16

Davor Ivo Stier, Ideologist Behind Croatian HDZ’s Centrist Path

The new political secretary of the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, is widely seen as the man steering the party towards the political centre ground - which should improve its coalition prospects.

croatian-students-vow-to-escalate-war-with-dean-09-28-2016
29 Sep 16

Croatian Students Vow to Escalate War With Dean

Zagreb students threatening to block classes if the dean does not quit say their fight is over ‘the future of education and society’ - not just over the faculty.

croatia-s-wwii-revisionism-terrifying-says-historian-09-26-2016
28 Sep 16

Croatia’s WWII Revisionism ‘Terrifying’, Says Historian

British historian Rory Yeomans, who has researched the Croatian fascist Ustasa movement, says he is worried by attempts by politicians and academics to play down the crimes it committed in World War II.

right-s-win-in-croatia-adds-to-left-s-woes-in-europe-09-12-2016
12 Sep 16

Right’s Win in Croatia Adds to Left’s Woes in Europe

The success of the main conservative party in the Croatian general elections confirms a continent-wide trend towards the right.

zoran-milanovic-verbal-firebrand-of-croatian-left-09-07-2016
09 Sep 16

Zoran Milanovic, Verbal Firebrand of Croatia's Left

The long-time leader of Croatia’s main centre-left party is staying true to his usual aggressive, even rude, style of communication – although whether voters respond to it remains to be seen.

croatia-s-elections-offer-few-choices-for-moderates-09-07-2016
07 Sep 16

Croatia’s Elections Offer Few Choices for Moderates

Radical rhetoric from both right and left-wing parties has been increasing steadily ahead of Croatia’s parliamentary elections, narrowing the political options for the country’s moderate left-leaning voters.

croatia-election-result-may-resemble-last-one-09-03-2016
05 Sep 16

Croatia Election Result May Resemble Last One

Croatia’s early parliamentary elections will most likely deliver a similar result to those held last November - with a grand left-right coalition ‘highly unlikely’, experts say.

balkan-leaders-revive-nationalism-for-political-advantage-09-02-2016-2
05 Sep 16

Balkan Leaders Revive Nationalism for Political Advantage

The increased nationalist rhetoric in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia is a ploy by some politicians to win votes at upcoming elections and by others to distract from economic problems, experts argue.

a-balkan-quarrel-in-a-donald-trump-style-08-30-2016
31 Aug 16

A Balkan Quarrel in a Donald Trump Style

This summer’s escalation of heated exchanges between Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has produced a sense of déjà vu, but with a contemporary hint of Trump’s belligerent rhetoric.

zagreb-mayor-plays-for-premiership-prize-08-30-2016
31 Aug 16

Zagreb Mayor Plays for Premiership Prize

Zagreb’s longstanding mayor Milan Bandic is conducting a vigorous campaign to win the prime minister’s post at Croatia’s elections - even though his own political party is tiny.

croatian-church-urges-right-wing-election-win-08-22-2016
23 Aug 16

Croatian Church Urges Right-Wing Election Win

The Croatian Catholic Church in Croatia is getting involved in the upcoming elections because it fears that the main centre-right party - the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ - could lose.

western-failures-give-new-life-to-old-balkan-ghosts-08-19-2016
22 Aug 16

Western Failures Give New Life to Old Balkan Ghosts

The EU and US’s failure to better defend democracy and human rights in Turkey, where a government crackdown on opponents is continuing, sends a dangerous message to Balkan political elites.

insiders-guide-hidden-gems-of-the-balkans-08-14-2016-1
15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

doc-about-tycoon-highlights-croatia-s-institutional-decay--08-07-2016
08 Aug 16

Doc About Tycoon Highlights Croatia’s ‘Institutional Decay’

New investigative film about Agrokor boss Ivica Todoric tells a wider story about what has happened in Croatia since independence.

balkans-rio-flag-bearers-08-02-2016
05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio

Ahead of the 2016 Olympics Parade of Nations set for August 5, Balkan athletes are getting ready for the ceremonial opening march when they will proudly carry their countries’ colours.