Gov't, some public sector employees sign base pay rise agreement

The government and the state administration, police and tax administration unions on Friday signed an annex to the base pay agreement for their employees and amendments to their collective agreement, providing for a 6% pay rise in 2017, to be implemented in three 2% instalments, on January 1, August 1 and November 1.

HEP to supply electricity to Slovenian Railways

Croatia's national power provider Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP) on Friday signed an HRK 26.5 million agreement with Slovenian Railways for the supply of electricity over the next three years, HEP announced in a press release.

Podravka signs deal with Adriatic Group for distribution of its products in Europe

Croatia's Podravka food company has signed an agreement with the Vienna-based Adriatic Group for the distribution and sale of its products on EU markets using the group's channels, the Koprivnica-based company said on Monday.

People's Coalition sign election agreement

Leaders of the parties in the People's Coalition in Zabok on Saturday signed an agreement on running together at the coming parliamentary election.

Croatia and Afghanistan sign agreement on comprehensive cooperation

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai signed an agreement on comprehensive cooperation on the margins of the NATO summit in Warsaw on Saturday.

Merkel urges Bosnia to adopt adjusted SAA if it wants EU candidate status

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on politicians in Bosnia and Herzegovina to agree as soon as possible on the adoption of an adjusted Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) so that the process of the country's integration with the EU could continue.

Bosnia's integration with EU on hold due to Serb entity opposition to adjusted trade agreement

The process of Bosnia and Herzegovina's integration with the EU will remain on hold until Serb entity authorities change their decision and agree to an amended provisional trade agreement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EU, Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency chairman Bakir Izetbegovic said in Sarajevo on Monday.

European Parliament rapporteur accuses Bosnian Serb authorities of constant obstruction

The European Parliament's rapporteur onr Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cristian Dan Preda, has accused Bosnian Serb authorities of obstructing the country's progress on the path to EU membership, saying that he was utterly disappointed with the latest developments in the country, the Sarajevo-based Dnevni Avaz daily reported on Monday.

Croatia, Albania sign cultural cooperation agreement

Croatian Culture Minister Zlatko Hasenbegovic and Albanian Culture Minister Mirela Kumbaro Furxhi in Zagreb on Friday signed an agreement regulating the two countries' cultural cooperation for the 2016-2019 period.

Serbia and Croatia ink agreement on exchange of satellite data

Serbia and Croatia on Thursday signed an agreement on the exchange of satellite data which, with precise navigation and automatic control of construction and agricultural machinery, will enable huge savings.

Croatian and Montenegrin chambers of crafts sign cooperation agreement

Ranogajec and Starcevic said they would help members of the two chambers to establish cooperation in order to be more competitive on third markets.

Agrokor and Sberbank sign EUR 350mn loan agreement

Croatia's Agrokor food concern and Sberbank of Russia have signed a EUR 350 million long-term loan agreement for the purpose of refinancing existing short-term obligations, Agrokor said in a press release on Monday. 

No agreement between public-sector unions and government

"I hope we will continue talks next week," Petrov told the press after the meeting, thanking the unions for their understanding and expressing hope that an agreement would eventually be reached.

Record 175 countries sign historic Paris climate agreement

A record 175 countries signed the Paris climate agreement during a ceremony Friday at United Nations headquarters, marking the largest number of nations ever signing an international agreement in a single day.

Countries begin signing historic Paris climate agreement

At least 171 countries began signing the Paris climate agreement during a ceremony at United Nations headquarters on Friday, marking the largest number of nations ever signing an international agreement in a single day.

Open issues between Serbia and Croatia should be solved bilaterally, says Serbia's EU negotiator

Stressing that she understood Croatia's interests and did not expect Zagreb to back down on its demands, Misecvic believes that this need not be a reason to set conditions for the opening of new negotiating chapters.

EBRD and HAC sign EUR 250 million loan agreement

‎HAC has established HAC-ONC as a subsidiary in charge of maintenance and tolling of the motorway network, totalling 925 kilometres. The EBRD loan will support the restructuring of the subsidiary, the statement said.

Public sector union negotiations for pay increase to continue April 1

Public sector unions are demanding a six percent pay increase, following GDP growth of 2% for two consecutive quarters, as provided for under a 2009 agreement that took effect on January 1.

Swiss, EU agree to extend free movement deal to Croat workers

Switzerland and the European Union have signed a deal to include Croatia in an agreement on the free movement of workers.

Croatian PM says deal with Great Britain represent great day for EU

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic has said that reaching an agreement with Great Britain is a great day for the European Union because without Great Britain the EU would not be the EU.

Vucic says Serbia needs NATO as ally

"Serbia is a military neutral country and it wants to have best possible relations with both NATO and Russia. Serbia guards and protects its neutrality," Vucic told a news conference

Pakistan says understanding reached with EU on illegal immigrants

Pakistan said on Monday it has reached an understanding with the European Union over reviving a 2010 agreement that allows the 27-nation bloc to deport illegal immigrants from that country.

Iran and China announce "new era," sign 17 deals

Iran and China opened up a "new era" in relations Saturday, the two countries said as they announced a series of deals that include construction of two new nuclear power plants in Iran and long-term agreements for delivering Iranian oil to China.

Croatian and Hungarian chambers ink agreement

According to HGK figures for the first half of 2015, Croatia imported US$ 133.86 million worth of agricultural and food products from Hungary, while exporting $45.8 million.

New protest note to Slovenia against wire fence on border

The ministry notes that the first rains this year and rising rivers have demonstrated their force and have pulled the razor-wire fence into the rivers and that this could cause more problems in the foreseeable period.

Bosnia eyes new stand-by deal with IMF

"We have met all conditions for the negotiations and I believe that it is cheaper to take a loan from the IMF than to issue treasury notes and bonds. I believe that we can be given a half a billion euros under a stand-by arrangement,"

INA-MOL consortium claims it fully met obligations under agreement to recapitalise Energopetrol

INA said that the consortium was ready to address all the open issues in constructive dialogue with the Federation government to ensure successful operation of Energopetrol in the long term.

Agreement on air traffic signed with Republic of Korea

In the first ten months of this year, more than 300,000 Koreans visited Croatia and before the year's end that number could be more than 350,000.

EBRD and Erste Bank Croatia sign two loan agreements

An additional EUR 10 million will be provided as part of Erste's EUR 60 million Croatia Residential Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (CroSEFF) aimed at improving residential building energy efficiency.

Bridge party says new PM should be neutral or its rep

Bridge is offering the formation of a government comprising representatives of Bridge and the two coalitions and non-partisan experts. All nominees would become part of the government only by consensus.

INA takes USD 300 million loan for general financing purposes

INA will use the loan to finance various projects, primarily those concerning exploration and production, improvement of efficiency and a possible expansion of its regional retail network.

Slovenia and Serbia sign defence cooperation agreement

The agreement was signed in Ljubljana on Tuesday by Slovenian Defence Minister Andreja Katic and Serbian Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic.