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04 Aug 15

Yugoslavia’s Cherished Pen-Maker Faces Shutdown

Named after a pioneering Croatian inventor, TOZ Penkala once supplied pens and pencils to the entire former Yugoslavia, but is going out of business because it can’t pay its debts.

operation-storm-childhood-memories-of-a-refugee-exodus-08-02-2015
04 Aug 15

Operation Storm: Childhood Memories of a Refugee Exodus

Twenty years after he fled the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm with his mother, two bags and a single toy, images of refugee convoys and burned-out houses remain vivid in 24-year-old Milos Ivanisevic’s memory.

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03 Aug 15

Operation Storm: Croatia’s Triumph, Serbia’s Grief

Croatia this week celebrates its defeat of Serb rebels during Operation Storm 20 years ago, but Serbia will mourn the hundreds killed and the 200,000 who became refugees.

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15 Jul 15

Dinamo Arrests Revive Croatia’s Lost Faith in Football

After years of declining interest in the sport, the arrests of the Mamic brothers have given fans and spectators hope that a new dawn is beginning.

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13 Jul 15

Tudjman Takes Zagreb, 15 Years After Death

The first democratically-elected Croatian president, Franjo Tudjman, is to become more prominent in the capital than he ever was when he was alive.

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10 Jul 15

Western Balkans on Alert Over ISIS Threat

Countries in the region have raised security levels and introduced new precautions to counter the threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic State.

croatia-marks-eu-anniversary-in-downbeat-mood
06 Jul 15

Croatia Marks EU Anniversary in Downbeat Mood

Two years after joining the EU, although the economy is starting to recover, the country feels divided and stuck in the doldrums.

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25 Jun 15

Balkan Economies Brace for Impact of Grexit

Balkan countries are weighing up the likely impact on trade, banks, currencies and investment if Greece is forced out of the eurozone.

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23 Jun 15

Alarm Bells for Media Freedom in Croatia

The recent sacking of prominent Croatian journalist highlights renewed threats to media freedom and suggests that the country could be returning to the harsher atmosphere of the 1990s.

croatian-ww2-veterans-reminiscences-on-antifascist-struggle
22 Jun 15

Croatian WWII Veterans Remember Fight Against Fascism

As Croatia marks Anti-Fascist Struggle Day, two men who fought alongside Partisan forces against Nazi-allied troops during World War II recalled how they risked their lives for freedom.

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17 Jun 15

Referendum Obsession Holds Dangers for Croatia

While referenda can be a constructive element of the democratic process, a clear legal framework should be adopted for single-issue votes to ensure the many don’t trample on the rights of the few, warns politics professor Viseslav Raos.

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15 Jun 15

Croatian Politicians ‘Fuelling Hatred of Serbs’

Tamara Opacic, the author of a new survey of violence and intolerance against Croatia’s Serb minority last year, blamed politicians for using ethnic intolerance to attract votes.

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12 Jun 15

Cascade of Power Dams Threatens Balkan Rivers

The head of the environmental NGO Riverwatch, Ulrich Eichelmann, says a mass of new power plants, supported by the World Bank and EBRD, could seal the fate of Balkan rivers.

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11 Jun 15

Irish Gay Marriage Vote Shakes Croatia’s Conservatives

The victory of gay marriage advocates in Catholic Ireland has caused confusion in Croatia – where both ‘for’ and ‘against’ camps are pondering the consequences.

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11 Jun 15

Zagreb Slams Bosnia Over Croatian Fighters’ Indictments

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has described claims in indictments that Zagreb’s forces were involved in wartime crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina as “insulting” and is refusing to cooperate with the Sarajevo judiciary.