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10 Aug 17

Croatia to Revoke Disputed Import Fees

The Croatian government decided to revoke its decision to raise fees on imports of fruit and vegetables after being threatened with counter-measures by other countries in the region.

regional-countries-issue-ultimatum-over-croatia-s-tax-hike-08-07-2017
07 Aug 17

Croatia’s Neighbours Issue Ultimatum Over Import Fees

Four Balkan countries have threatened to relatiate with counter-measures if Croatia does not revoke its decision within a week to raise fees on imports of fruit and vegetables.

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07 Aug 17

Croatia Rejects Bosnian ‘Threats’ Over Peljesac Bridge

After Bosnia’s ruling party vowed to halt construction of the controversial Peljesac Bridge, intended to bypass Bosnian coastal territory, a Croatian minister said “no threats” can prevent Zagreb’s plans.

croatia-honours-operation-storm-victory-mourns-deaths-08-05-2017
05 Aug 17

Croatia Honours Operation Storm Victory, Mourns Deaths

Politicians celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the victorious military Operation Storm, saying it allowed Croatia to become a modern European state, at a commemoration which this year was almost free of extreme nationalist outbursts.

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05 Aug 17

Serbia Commemorates Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he hopes Serbs will forgive but never forget the crimes committed against murdered and exiled victims of the Croatian military’s Operation Storm 22 years ago.

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03 Aug 17

Serbia Pledges to Respect Albanian Drone Suspect’s Rights

Serbia’s Justice Ministry promised to respect the rights of Ismail Morina, accused of flying a drone with a Greater Albania flag at a football match in Belgrade, if he is extradited from Croatia.

croatia-hdz-member-threatens-ngo-for-storm-initiative-08-01-2017
01 Aug 17

Croatian HDZ Member ‘Threatens NGO’ over Storm Apology

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said it was threatened by a member of the governing Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ because of its campaign apologising to Serb victims of the 1995 military operation ‘Storm’.

croatian-war-veterans-disturb-wwii-serb-victims-commemoration-07-31-2017
31 Jul 17

Croatian Veterans Disrupt Serbs’ WWII Commemoration

A group of Croatian 1990s war veterans shouted and insulted speakers at a commemoration for Serb civilians killed by the WWII fascist Ustasa movement in the town of Glina.

albanian-drone-flyer-seeks-political-asylum-in-croatia-07-31-2017
31 Jul 17

Albanian Drone Flyer Seeks Political Asylum in Croatia

Albanian Ismail Morina – who Serbia wants to try for flying a drone bearing a flag of Greater Albania in Belgrade – is seeking political asylum in Croatia to avoid extradition.

albania-organises-to-stop-ismail-morina-extradition-to-serbia-07-29-2017
30 Jul 17

Albanians Oppose Drone Flyer's Extradition to Serbia

Albanian diplomats, politicians and football fans are uniting in opposition to a Croatian court ruling, which backed Serbia's request to extradite the man who flew a drone bearing a flag of Greater Albania at a match in Belgrade. 

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28 Jul 17

Croatian Taxi Drivers Block Airports in Anti-Uber Protest

Angry about being undercut by the taxi service app Uber, Croatian taxi drivers blocked or hindered access to airports in Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik on Friday.

croatia-mp-allegedly-offers-bribe-to-journalist-07-27-2017
27 Jul 17

Croatia Journalist Accuses MP of Bribery Attempt

Veteran Croatian journalist Drago Hedl alleges that ruling party MP Franjo Lucic tried to bribe him not to report on his business difficulties, which the politician has denied.

new-zagreb-airport-continues-with-mishaps-07-27-2017
27 Jul 17

Accidents Highlight Safety Worries at Croatia's New Airport

Another accident at Zagreb's new 'Franjo Tudjman Airport' on Wednesday highlights a series of mishaps that have dogged the airport since it opened in March.

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26 Jul 17

Croatia Broke EU Refugees Rules, ECJ Rules

The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled that Croatia broke the EU's Dublin regulations by allowing migrants to cross over to Slovenia and Austria without first examining their asylum claims.

croatia-ngo-launches-ads-for-storm-victims-07-25-2017
25 Jul 17

Campaign Urges Croatia to Apologise to ‘Storm’ Victims

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights NGO has launched a poster campaign in Zagreb urging the government to say sorry to Serb victims of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm in August 1995.

Premium

ailing-defendants-cause-headaches-for-hague-tribunal-08-04-2017
07 Aug 17

Ailing Defendants Cause Headaches for Hague Tribunal

The fear of another defendant dying in custody before his final verdict like Slobodan Milosevic has made the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague take unusual precautionary measures.

Business

croatia-postpones-disputed-tax-law-after-petition-08-09-2017
09 Aug 17

Croatia Postpones Property Tax Law after Backlash

After a petition against a proposed law to introduce property taxes attracted over 130,000 signatures, the Croatian government decided to postpone its implementation.

02 Aug 17

Croatia's Raised Import Tax Angers Neighbours

01 Aug 17

Croatian Tourist Boom Runs Short of Workers

28 Jul 17

Croatia Vows to Meet State Asset Sales Target