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croatia-s-inland-towns-dream-of-oil-gas-bonanza-07-19-2017
20 Jul 17

Croatia’s Inland Towns Dream of Oil, Gas Bonanza

With gas and oil exploration underway in continental Croatia, the country’s small municipalities hope that potential drilling will bring much needed riches their way.

bumper-tourism-figures-pose-challenge-for-croatia-07-12-2017
14 Jul 17

Bumper Tourism Figures Pose Challenge for Croatia

Double-digit growth rates in Croatian tourism in the first six months of 2017 cannot be sustained forever - and will one day compel adoption of a different strategy.

artists-mourn-closure-of-croatia-s-oldest-bookstore-07-10-2017
11 Jul 17

Artists Mourn Closure of Croatia’s Oldest Bookstore

Renowned Croatian bookstore Morpurgo is one of the oldest in Europe. As it prepares to close its doors, some still hope it will survive.

ivo-josipovic-croatia-going-in-wrong-direction-07-09-2017
10 Jul 17

Ivo Josipovic: Croatia Going in Wrong Direction

Former President Ivo Josipovic, in an interview for BIRN, says Croatia must face its past, promote peace and strengthen relations with its neighbours.

champion-croatian-priest-preaches-help-for-refugees-07-06-2017
07 Jul 17

Champion Croatian Priest Preaches Help for Refugees

Croatia should remember its own bitter war of the 90s and open its borders to refugees, says Tvrtko Barun, a Jesuit priest who was recently honoured by the European Parliament.

tito-tourism-turns-yugonostalgia-into-business-07-02-2017
03 Jul 17

Tito Tourism Turns Yugonostalgia into Business

Tourists can now explore Yugoslav leader Tito’s bunker in Bosnia or stay in an apartment decorated in Yugo-retro style in Serbia, as businesses explore new ways to turn the Communist past into profit.

hdz-embraces-opponents-to-remain-in-croatia-govt-06-13-2017
14 Jun 17

HDZ Embraces Opponents to Remain In Croatia Govt

After a month of twists and turns, the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, entered a coalition government with former opponents – a novelty in Croatian politics.

modric-lovren-testimonies-highlight-croatia-football-s-woes-06-12-2017
13 Jun 17

Modric, Lovren Testimonies Highlight Croatia Football’s Woes

Testimonies by Real Madrid and Liverpool FC stars on Tuesday at the Osijek trial of Zdravko Mamic may cast more light on the corruption scandals surrounding Croatian football.

us-balkan-policy-will-eventually-catch-up-with-reality-06-07-2017
08 Jun 17

US Balkan Policy Will Eventually Catch Up With Reality

At some point, Washington will be forced to re-engage with the Balkans and work out a new policy that is in tune with political reality.

inside-guide-to-the-balkans-secret-wonders-06-06-2017
06 Jun 17

Inside Guide to the Balkans’ Secret Wonders

Scattered across the Balkans are stunning little gems of nature or human history that are well worth making a detour to visit.

pupils-need-to-develop-skills-croatia-professors-claim-05-31-2017
01 Jun 17

Croatia Teachers Protest Over Stalled Education Reforms

Teachers, students and activists will take to the streets of Zagreb on Thursday to demand a resumption of reform to the nation's out-dated educational system.

opposition-candidate-for-zagreb-mayor-announces-changes-05-30-2017
30 May 17

Opposition Candidate for Zagreb Mayor Announces Changes

Anka Mrak-Taritas, the opposition Zagreb mayor candidate, challenges the incumbent Milan Bandic, promising new construction and recycling projects, and reforms of kindergartens, schools and the traffic system.

balkan-states-struggle-to-meet-nato-benchmark-05-26-2017
26 May 17

Balkan States Struggle to Meet NATO Benchmark

While NATO states have all confirmed their commitment to boosting defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP, for most Balkan countries, that represents a challenge.

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.