international recognition

European Community recognised Croatia too late, FM says

Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Wednesday the international recognition of Croatia 25 years ago was a very important event but that the recognition by the then European Community came "much too late", resulting in many lives lost, and that the recognition by the international community was primarily a result of the Croatian people's will.

Reintegration result of agreement and courage, says president

With regard to the reintegration, President Grabar-Kitarovic said that it was the result of "the political wisdom of the first president Franjo Tudjman, the then Croatian government and leadership as well as of the leadership of local Serbs."

President: New models of coexistence in Danube region necessary

Grabar-Kitarovic was speaking at a conference marking the 18th anniversary of the peaceful reintegration of Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem, held under her auspices. 

Croatia marks 24th anniversary of international recognition

On January 15, 1992, when Croatia became internationally recognised, the Homeland War was under way and nearly a third of the country was occupied by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) and Serb insurgents.