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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.

balkan-economies-brace-for-impact-of-grexit
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.

alarm-bells-for-media-freedom-in-croatia
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.

referenda-and-democracy-in-croatia
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.

croatian-politicians-fuelling-hatred-of-serbs
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.

cascade-of-power-dams-threatens-balkan-rivers
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.

irish-gay-marriage-vote-shakes-croatia-s-conservatives
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.

zagreb-slams-bosnia-over-croatian-fighters-indictments
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.

newest-is-video-shakes-balkan-nations
05 Jun 15

ISIS Video Urges Balkan Muslims to Kill Unbelievers

New video released by ISIS calls for more Balkan fighters to join their ranks - and to kill, poison and blow up unbelievers in their home countries.

a-serbian-village-trying-to-forget
06 May 15

A Serbian Village Trying to Forget

Twenty-three years after Croats started fleeing the ethnically-mixed village of Hrtkovci in the Serbian province of Vojvodina, many people prefer not to remember the nationalist rally that sparked the exodus.

new-wave-s-musical-legacy-dies-hard-in-croatia
24 Apr 15

New Wave’s Musical Legacy Dies Hard in Croatia

The clubs have mostly gone and the bands broken up, but the golden age of Yugoslav rock has not vanished without trace in Zagreb.

liberland-president-claims-state-has-territory-and-citizens
22 Apr 15

New ‘Balkan Monaco’ Claims Rush on Citizenship

The boss of a new self-proclaimed Balkan statelet maintains that his tax haven on the Danube has received a quarter-of-a-million requests for citizenship.

josipovic-s-election-chances-seen-as-slim-in-croatia
09 Apr 15

Josipovic’s Election Chances Seen as Slim in Croatia

Experts doubt the former Croatian president will be able to re-launch his political career though the means of a new party.

istro-romanian-speakers-battle-to-be-heard-in-croatia
12 Mar 15

Croatia's Last Istro-Romanian Speakers Battle to be Heard

Istro-Romanian, or Vlach, one of the rarest languages in Europe, is struggling to hold on in the villages of Istria – one of several languages in Croatia whose time has passed.