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croatia-govt-manoeuvres-to-save-football-federation-bosses--06-29-2016
30 Jun 16

Croatia Govt Manoeuvres to ‘Save Football Federation Bosses’

Moves by the outgoing government to amend the law on sports are dismissed by critics as an attempt to save the discredited management of the Croatian Football Federation.

ivan-sincic-robin-hood-or-rabble-rouser--06-29-2016
29 Jun 16

Ivan Sincic: Croatian Robin Hood or Rabble-Rouser?

Ivan Vilibor Sincic and his anti-establishment party, Living Wall, are rising in popularity in Croatia because of their stance against banks, the EU and political elites, but some analysts see them as erratic demagogues.

ex-croatian-pm-s-success-doomed-from-start-06-22-2016
23 Jun 16

Croatia's Ex-PM Was Doomed From Start, Experts Say

The position of Croatia's now former Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, a non-party candidate for the post, was highly problematic from the moment he took office.

balkan-countries-brace-for-british-vote-on-eu-06-22-2016
22 Jun 16

Balkan Countries Brace for British Vote on EU

Experts and people across the Balkans are following the upcoming referendum in the UK on the EU, weighing its likely impact on their countries’ already troubled EU accession plans.

croatian-education-reform-protesters-demand-early-elections-06-17-2016
17 Jun 16

Croatian Education Protesters Back New Elections

A second mass protest about stalled education reforms in Croatia on Thursday turned out into a protest against the now ex-government, and into a call for immediate early elections.

croatian-govt-threatened-as-ruling-coalition-withers-06-06-2016
06 Jun 16

Croatian Govt Threatened as Ruling Coalition Withers

Croatia plunged into its biggest political crisis in decades after squabbling leaders of the two former coalition partners refused to resign from their ministerial positions as requested by the prime minister.

croatia-could-supply-consumption-products-for-china-05-31-2016
02 Jun 16

Croatia Encouraged to Supply More Goods to China

Senior member of China's business delegation to Zagreb says trade could improve - and Croatia could meet some of China's demand for wine, pharmaceuticals and dairy and agricultural products.

balkans-warned-of-challenge-of-integrating-migrants-05-31-2016-1
31 May 16

Balkans Warned of Challenge of Integrating Migrants

Council of Europe’s Rights Commissioner says Balkan countries face major challenge as they change from transit routes to destination countries.

croatian-ombudsman-persists-despite-political-pressure-05-26-2016
27 May 16

Croatian Ombudsman Defiant Despite Blow From MPs

Croatian ombudsman Lora Vidovic says political pressure and the recent rejection of her report in parliament will not stop her from monitoring human rights and discrimination.

1990-football-riot-remains-croatia-s-national-myth-05-12-2016
13 May 16

1990 Football Riot Becomes National Myth in Croatia

Hardcore Dinamo Zagreb supporters believe a riot at a match against Red Star Belgrade 26 years ago kicked off the war, while conspiracy theories still circulate about why the violence erupted.

croatia-s-catholic-church-easy-on-fascist-sympathizers-05-09-2016
10 May 16

Croatian Church Urged to Tackle ‘Fascist Sympathisers’

The Catholic Church in Croatia should take action against priests who make statements in support of the country’s World War II-era Nazi-aligned regime, analysts urged.

serbia-promises-eu-to-intensify-war-prosecutions-05-09-2016
09 May 16

Serbia Promises EU to Intensify War Prosecutions

To boost its EU membership bid, Serbia has promised to prosecute all possible remaining war crimes suspects and reform its war crimes institutions, but rejected Croatian demands to change its legislation.

croatia-s-ruling-coalition-experiment-turns-dysfunctional-05-06-2016
06 May 16

Croatia’s Ruling Coalition Experiment Turns Dysfunctional

The Croatian government, a diverse coalition with a non-party technocrat prime minister, is struggling to function properly, with parties tussling for power and threatening early elections.

widening-cracks-imperil-croatia-s-ruling-coalition-04-25-2016
26 Apr 16

Widening Cracks Imperil Croatia’s Ruling Coalition

Worsening tensions in Croatia's new government are likely to end in a major reshuffle - or even new general elections.

croatian-nationalists-exploiting-a-romanticised-history--04-24-2016
25 Apr 16

Croatian Nationalists ‘Exploiting a Romanticised History’

Christopher Bobyn, one of the directors of a documentary that examined the far-right scene in Croatia, told BIRN that nationalists are manipulating history and using the country’s economic problems to win support.