Croatia

Croatia's Helsinki Committee warns of deteriorating human rights

The Croatian Helsinki Committee on Human Rights (HHO) on Friday presented awards for outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of human rights.

PM: Croatia will continue talks with EC following request to amend INA privatisation law

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday that Croatia would continue talks with the European Commission following the Commission's request for Croatia to amend the law on the privatisation...

Exhibition on Roma genocide in WWII Croatia opens in Zagreb

An exhibition on the genocide of Roma in Croatia during World War II opened at the Conference Centre of the Roma National Council in Zagreb on Friday.

US official warns of risk of terrorists arriving in S-E Europe

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter said in Croatia on Friday that the risk of terrorists arriving in the whole region was growing because of increased attacks on Islamic...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks Split

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rattled the southern coastal city of Split at about 2 p.m. Friday.

 

Gov't, parliament, president must see to cooperation with emigrants, says Croatian PM

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday it was very important that the government, parliament, the president and all ministries took into account the contribution of Croatian emigrants and...

Financial sector reforms are crucial for sustained growth in Croatia and region

Financial sector development must go beyond improving access to bank credit and financial systems should develop in a balanced way through both bank and nonbank subsectors, including capital...

Croatia's industrial producer prices down for 43 straight months

Croatia's industrial producer prices fell by 2.9% in November 2016 compared with November 2015, continuing their annual decline for 43 consecutive months, according to figures from the National...

Stier for more active OSCE role in SE Europe

Attending the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg on Thursday, Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier said that he supported a more active role by the Organisation...

Croatian President: Officials should refrain from commenting on Constitutional Court's work

Reacting to a statement by Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic that the Constitutional Court's judges were the biggest threat to national security, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Thursday...

Kiowa Warrior military helicopters presented

Sixteen Kiowa Warrior military helicopters, procured as part of a project to equip the Croatian Armed Forces with reconnaissance and combat helicopters with support from the US government and...

EC requests Croatia to amend excise duty on ethyl alcohol

The European Commission on Thursday requested Croatia to amend the reduced excise duty rate for small producers of ethyl alcohol.

Ambassador Del Vechio says Bosnia's stability is Croatia's key interest

Croatia strongly supports the stability and integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it will do everything in its power to help the process of its integration with the European Union and NATO,...

EC requests Croatia to align INA privatisation law with EU law

The European Commission on Thursday requested Croatia to amend the 2002 law on the privatisation of INA-Industrija Nafte on the grounds that it violates the free movement of capital and the...

HOS veterans says "For the Homeland, Ready!" not a fascist salute

Croatian Defence Force (HOS) veterans told a news conference on Thursday that 1991 HOS volunteers were not fascists, but true anti-fascists who fought against Serbian fascism, adding that the...