Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

President wants to recall "politically appointed ambassadors", can't do it without gov't

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said that many politically appointed Croatian ambassadors were not carrying out state policies but that she could not replace them without the government to appoint career diplomats who would fight for Croatia's interests.

Croatia supports Kosovo's territorial integrity - Grabar-Kitarovic

Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday expressed the support to Kosovo's territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic aspirations during her talks with the visiting Kosovo Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj.

Grabar-Kitarovic, Lavrov find solution to air pollution caused by Bosanski Brod oil refinery

Croatia and Russia have found a solution for the problem of air pollution caused by a Russian-owned oil refinery in Bosanski Brod, northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has been poisoning residents of Slavonski Brod, a town across the Sava River in Croatia, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Munich on Sunday.

Grabar-Kitarovic: If there's no alternative, my office will stay at Pantovcak

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Saturday that if there was no alternative, her office would remain at the presidential complex at Pantovcak even though she would prefer having it moved to some other location, which was one of her election promises.

Grabar-Kitarovic says Lavrov appreciates her sincerity about Russia's role in SE Europe

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov appreciates honesty and we have had a good, constructive relationship for years, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Munich on Saturday, two days after she said that Russia was interfering in the integration of Southeast European countries with Euro-Atlantic associations.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Russia shouldn't be seen as enemy, but one should defend intl. law

Russia should not be seen as an enemy but we must firmly defend the principles of territorial integrity and the rights of countries to decide on their own future, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Munich on Friday, after stating earlier that Russia was illegitimately opposing the integration of Southeast European countries into the European Union and NATO.

Croatian president says Russia's meddling posses threat to EU and NATO enlargement

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Munich on Thursday that interference by some countries, notably Russia, posed a threat to the integration of the Southeast European countries with the European Union and NATO.

Grabar-Kitarovic expects Croatia-Serbia relations to improve after Serbian elections

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Wednesday expressed hope that after the election of a new Serbian president there would be an improvement in relations between Croatia and Serbia and an exchange of visits by the presidents in order to discuss outstanding issues.

HND says President must answer journalists' questions

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) on Thursday called on the Office of the President to change its decision and immediately answer questions by reporters from the Index.hr news portal who asked the questions in accordance with the Law on the Right to Access Information, but were refused with the explanation that the sheer number of questions disrupted the work of the Office of the President.

President visits cadets in Udbina winter camp

President and Supreme Commander Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Wednesday visited Croatian Military Academy cadets at a winter training camp in Udbina, the General Staff public relations office said.

Croatia opens embassy in Kuwait City

Croatia's embassy was formally opened in Kuwait City at a ceremony on Monday at which Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said that her two-day official visit to this Persian Gulf country was extremely useful for the development of bilateral relations, notably in the economic field.

Great potential exists for Croatia-Kuwait economic cooperation, says president

There is great potential for development of economic cooperation between Croatia and Kuwait, primarily in the defence industry, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic said after her talks with the Ruler and Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on Sunday.

Croatian president start visit to Kuwait

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic began her two-day official visit to Kuwait on Sunday with the talks with Kuwaiti Oil and Power Minister Essam Abdul Mohsen Al-Marzouq.

President: Energy sector must be in Croatian hands, reports on conscription premature

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Friday that Croatia had to keep its energy sector in its own hands but she would not comment on models for the renationalisation of the INA oil company and described reports about the reintroduction of conscription as premature.

Grabar-Kitarovic says her campaign was impeccable, not investigated by USKOK

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Thursday that her presidential campaign in 2015 was impeccable and that it was not covered by an investigation into Danijel Artenjak of the Napredni Modeli company, which worked on her presidential campaign.

HNB says will continue with its stable kuna exchange rate policy

The Croatian National Bank (HNB) will continue with its policy of kuna exchange rate stability, the HNB told Hina when asked to comment on recommendations by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's council for economic affairs regarding monetary policy.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Croatia will stay committed to promoting healthy lifestyles

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Thursday received EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, whom she informed about matters pertaining to Croatia's public health policy, her office said.

Croatian President says energy key for growth, development, political stability

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Wednesday energy was a key area for economic growth, social development and political stability, and that in the period ahead it was necessary to show more willingness and determination in the creation of a new, well-conceived and ambitious energy policy.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Croatia and China have friendly relations

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Monday that China's constructive role in the international community contributed to the further development of relations between Croatia and China and that the two countries' "committed friendship" was important in today's world that was faced with a growing number of challenges.

Croatian PM: Probe launched into leak of embassy's note on president's US visit

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday it was highly unusual for notes of the Croatian Embassy in Washington about the recent visit of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic to the United States to end up in the media, adding that Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier had launched an investigation into the matter.

Top officials committed to developing Croatia as prosperous country

Prime Minister Plenkovic underscored in his speech the statesmanlike policy pursued by President Tudjman, immeasurable contribution made by Croatians who defended their country and masterly performance of Croatian diplomats that brought out Croatia's international recognition 25 years ago.

Dacic sees Grabar-Kitarovic interview as rude insult against Serbia

Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Thursday criticised Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's interview for the HRT public broadcaster in which she refuted Belgrade's accusations about Ustasha glorification in Croatia.

Croatian President: Serbia needs to change rhetoric

Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Wednesday warned that there were 21 lawmakers in Serbia's parliament who made claims on Croatia's territory by stating that Serbia's western frontier should go through the Croatian cities of Virovitica, Karlovac and Karlobag.

Croatian president says her visit to US was official

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Wednesday that her recent visit to the United States, questioned by some media and politicians in Croatia, was in an official capacity and that its purpose was to find out more about the foreign policy of US President-elect Donald Trump and to position Croatia as a policy maker.

HNS demands info on president's US trip

The opposition Croatian People's Party (HNS) on Wednesday asked President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and her office to inform the public as soon as possible about the details of her recent visit to the US, accusing her of harming the institution of the president through non-transparent behaviour and of "embarrassing Croatia" by giving statements outside the White House and in the streets of Washington.

Grabar-Kitarovic says nothing secretive about her US visit

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Friday there was nothing secretive about her trip to the US, adding that it was an official visit focused on using the time between two administrations so that Croatia could position itself as a factor which would influence the US foreign policy.

Croatian President meets with US Senator Rubio

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, currently on a visit to the United States, met with Republican Senator Marc Rubio on Wednesday evening and discussed ways to strengthen relations between the two countries within NATO.

Croatian president to visit USA

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Sunday travels to the United States where she will stay until January 5, her office said on Saturday.

President: Croatia to get new fighter squadron, transport helicopters

Croatia will buy a fighter squadron of Western manufacture as well as transport helicopters, most likely the US Black Hawks, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in an interview with Saturday's Vecernji List daily.

President: Croatia is safe, time for a new strategy though

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Tuesday that Croatia was a safe country but regardless of that, a new homeland and national security strategy should be finalised as the security situation in the EU and the region had changed drastically.

Grabar-Kitarovic attends mini-economic forum for foreign diplomats

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic met with foreign diplomats accredited in Croatia and business people in the northwestern town of Sveti Martin na Muri on Saturday, saying that meetings like this often result in business deals and contacts between ambassadors and companies.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Varazdin, Medjimurje counties prove quality of county-based territorial make-up

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who was ending her five-day visit to the northern Varazdin and Medjimurje counties on Saturday, said that the two counties proved the quality of Croatia's territorial structure, which is based on counties.

Wigemark: More fighters in Syria from Gothenburg than from all of Bosnia

Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina Lars-Gunnar Wigemark on Thursday said that statements about the danger of people returning to Bosnia and Herzegovina from the war front in Syria and Iraq were often exaggerated, underscoring that there were many more in his hometown in Sweden than in all of Bosnia.

Croatian President: Serbia can easily meet the required criterion

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Varazdin on Tuesday that the required criterion for the opening of Chapter 26 on education and culture was not a political problem and that Serbia could easily meet that criterion.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Varazdin engine of development of entire country

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Tuesday temporarily relocated her office to the northwestern city of Varazdin and said that it was a cultural and university centre but also the engine of development of the entire country and not just the surrounding region.

Croatian President says feeling of safe future must be created for all citizens

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar on Friday that the first thing that must be done in Croatia is to create the feeling of a safe future, that Croatia is a country that accepts differences and a country in which everyone will feel safe and protected. 

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 that it was necessary to respect the tripartite division of government and that officials in the executive government should refrain from commenting on the work of that court.

IIzetbegovic says Croatian president doesn't respect Bosnia

I hope that President Grabar-Kitarovic will in the future follow our example, namely take care of problems in her country and leave our problems to us, Izetbegovic said.

Ljubic agrees with president about Islamic radicalism in Bosnia

The chairman of the Croatian Parliament's Committee on Croats outside Croatia, Bozo Ljubic, said on Wednesday that Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic had reason to warn of growing Islamic radicalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnian official says Grabar-Kitarovic's statement causes serious concern

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's statement that thousands of fighters are returning to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) from the terrorist Islamic State "causes serious concern", Bosnian Deputy Defence Minister Sead Justic said in Zagreb on Wednesday, adding that Bosnian agencies had much lower figures.

Croatian President: Thousands of IS fighters returning to Bosnia

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Dubrovnik on Tuesday that one should face the fact that thousands of fighters were returning from Islamic State (IS) to Bosnia and Herzegovina and that the influence of other countries on Bosnia and Herzegovina could not be ignored either.

Croatian President: Women underrepresented in many business sectors

Croatian women are underrepresented in a number of business sectors and it will take a lot of time to change that, however, not without broader institutional support and without changing the way children are brought up, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said at a conference on women in business held in Zagreb on Thursday.

Unstable Bosnia biggest neighbourhood security threat to Croatia, says president

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has told Defense News magazine that the instability of Bosnia and Herzegovina was the biggest threat in Croatia’s neighbourhood.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Croatia ready to participate in European entrepreneurial system

Croatia is doing all it can to strengthen its economy and is ready to participate in the European entrepreneurial system for the creation of new added value, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in her opening remarks at the EBAN Winter University 2016 conference in Zagreb on Tuesday.

Vulin concerned about Croatia's lack of condemnation of Ustashas

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's sympathy for Ustashism is not unknown, but what is worrying is the lack of condemnation of the Ustasha ideology by the wider public in Croatia, Serbian Labour and Welfare Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Sunday.

Croatian president says world needs more, not less NATO

In today's world we need more NATO rather than less NATO, Croatian President Koinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Saturday, stressing that she was confident that U.S. President Elect Donald Trump would continue cooperation in NATO.

Croatian President says there are no "men's" and "women's" jobs

Despite laws that promote gender equality, in Croatia there persists the stereotype that girls are fit for one type of jobs and boys for another, it was said at an event on the under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, academic disciplines collectively called STEM.

Croatian president to attend international security forum in Canada

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will attend the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Saturday, her office announced in a press release on Wednesday.

Croatian President sees events in Bosnia as attempt to intimidate Croats

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic would not comment on Friday on allegations of charges pressed in the Bosnian Serb entity against 16 Croatian generals because there was no official confirmation, but said she saw the "latest events" as an attempt to intimidate Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and make them emigrate.

Croatian president confident of good cooperation with Trump

Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Wednesday expressed confidence that cooperation with the newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration in NATO and regarding topics pertaining to southeast Europe would be good.

Croatian president receives Croat member of Bosnian presidency

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday received the Croat member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina collective Presidency, Dragan Covic, who is on a visit to Croatia.

President promises support to ethnic Croats outside Croatia

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Friday said that Croatia's institutions should provide Croatian minorities in other countries with full support and underscored that "young people in our minority communities have a special role to play in the preservation of Croatian roots, continuation of tradition and connections with the Homeland.."

President applauds announced tax reform

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday welcomed the tax reform being prepared by the government, saying she was confident that it would benefit all because it would lead to higher competitiveness, job creation and lower unemployment, and would help socially vulnerable groups.

Grabar-Kitarovic for boosting economic cooperation with Canada

Economic cooperation between Croatia and Canada can be much more intensive than it is now and efforts to create a better business climate in Croatia can contribute to that, including the government's proposed  tax reform, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said at a Canadian-Croatian Business Network (CCBN) working lunch on Friday.

Presidents strongly support Azerbaijan-Croatia economic cooperation

Opening an Azerbaijan-Croatia business forum in Baku on Tuesday, Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic expressed strong support to entrepreneurs' plans to cooperate and a wish that the two countries' good political relations may be followed by development of a good business cooperation.

Croatian president addresses students in Azerbaijan

The future of the European Union and the challenges it faces, NATO enlargement and the refugee crisis were topics that interested students in Baku on Monday during a lecture by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who also answered questions about her private life and possible hardships in her career as a woman.

Croatian president begins three-day visit to Azerbaijan

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic began a three-day visit to Azerbaijan on Sunday by meeting with Croatians working in that oil-rich country.

President says Croatia must take single position in relations with MOL

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in Sisak on Tuesday held talks with representatives of trade unions and veterans' associations active in the Sisak Oil Refinery, saying that relations with MOL were a strategic issue important for Croatia's energy security.

Croatian president meets with European Commission president

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Thursday for talks on the situation in Croatia and expectations from the new government.

Grabar-Kitarovic holds talks with Juncker in Brussels

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Thursday began her two-day visit to Brussels with a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Grabar-Kitarovic wants better business conditions for startups

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in London on Wednesday that Croatia needed to improve the business environment for innovative companies that were relocating abroad because they could not realise their ideas in Croatia.

Croatian president meets with British business secretary

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic met with British Business Secretary Greg Clark in London on Wednesday to discuss ways of strengthening economic relations between the two countries.

Croatian president says outcome of Britain's referendum both shock and wake-up call

The outcome of Britain's referendum was at the same time a shock and a wake-up call over the erosion of people's support for the European Union, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Tuesday evening at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she delivered a lecture.

President says Croatia to protect its nationals after Brexit

Croatia will do its best to protect the rights and interests of its citizens in Great Britain following that country's decision to leave the EU, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in London on Tuesday.

Plenkovic entrusted with forming 14th Croatian government

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday conferred the mandate to form a new government on Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic, who had presented her with the signatures of support of 91 elected deputies in the 151-seat ninth parliament.

Plenkovic says will bring president 91 or 92 signatures supporting him as PM-designate

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday he would bring President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday 91 or 92 signatures of MPs for forming a new government, adding that the HDZ's nearly month-long talks with their partners in the Bridge party, with its leader Bozo Petrov at the helm, had been constructive and without dramatic situations.

Croatian parties seal deal, bringing new government one step closer

Croatia was a step away from a new government on Friday, with two key parties saying they have reached a coalition agreement, nearly a month after September 11 snap polls.

Croatian President, foreign diplomats in search of truffles in Istria

Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Friday held an informal reception for foreign diplomats in the Istrian village of Livade and on that occasion they visited the ongoing White Truffle Fair.

Croatian President to give HDZ chief mandate to form gov't Monday

Given the latest developments, there will be no second round of consultations at the Office of the President on Monday, and the President will meet with Plenkovic, receive from him his list of signatures of support and give him the mandate to form the government, Grabar-Kitarovic's office said.

Grabar-Kitarovic: We have achieved a lot in 25 years of independence

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Friday sent a congratulatory message to Croatia's citizens on the occasion of Independence Day, observed on 8 October, underscoring that the Croatians have achieved a lot in the 25 years of independence and should be proud of their country.

President visits Koncar's transformer factories

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Koncar power transformer factory moving to its current location and the 95th anniversary of the company's establishment, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic visited three of Koncar Group's factories in Zagreb on Thursday.

First meeting of new parliament called for Oct 14

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has called the first meeting of the new Croatian parliament for October 14 at 3pm, her office said in a press release on Thursday.

President, PM meet PricewaterhouseCoopers delegation

Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Tuesday separately received a delegation of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) company for talks on the organisation of an annual conference of PwC directors from central and eastern Europe in Zagreb on 5 October.

Croatian president extends best wishes for Rosh Hashanah

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has extended her best wishes to the Jewish faithful in Croatia for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, her office said in a press release on Friday.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Israel will cherish Peres's legacy

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Jerusalem on Friday that Israel would cherish the legacy of its former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, expressing hope that the Israeli-Palestinian process would continue.

Plenkovic: After a few more days of talks, we'll have more than 76 signatures

The leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Andrej Plenkovic, on Wednesday expressed confidence that after a few more days of talks, his party would have the signatures of support of the minimum 76 elected members of Parliament needed to form a government.

President to convene parliament's inaugural session for Oct 14

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will convene the inaugural session of the ninth Croatian parliament for October 14 and a second round of consultations on the formation of a new government for October 10.

Petrov: Signatures for PM-Designate after agreement on entire "package"

After meeting with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic for consultations on Wednesday, Bridge leader Bozo Petrov said that the party would give its signatures to form a new government once "the entire package is agreed" in negotiations with the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).

President to start consultations on new gov't Wednesday

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is likely to start consultations on Wednesday with parliamentary parties and elected minority representatives on who will be tasked with the role of Prime Minister-Designate, after the State Election Commission (DIP) on Monday established the official results of the September 11 early parliamentary election.

Croatian parliamentary election results now official

The State Election Commission (DIP) on Monday established the official results of the September 11 early parliamentary election and sent them to the Constitutional Court.

President to start consultations on new gov't on Tuesday

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Friday that she would launch consultations with parliamentary parties on a new government on Tuesday, as soon as the State Electoral Commission (DIP) provided her with the final official results of the recent early election.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Still much room for gender equality improvement

Despite global efforts, gender inequality is still deeply rooted in our societies and women still earn less than men, have less property and carry the burden of unpaid work and care, and violence against women still affects one in three women, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said at a meeting of the Equal Futures Partnership, held on the margins of the ongoing UN General Assembly session, her office said in a statement.

Croatian president addresses UN on sustainable development

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, focusing on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015.

Croatian president holds bilateral talks on margins of UN assembly

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic held several bilateral meetings on the fringes of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, among else with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Iraqi President Mohammed Fuad Masum, the President's Office has reported.

Presidents of Croatia and Ukraine meet in New York

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has met with her Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly session in New York, Poroshenko's office said in a press release on Wednesday.

President: Croatia won't be able to let migrants pass due to closed borders

President Grabar-Kitarovic said that last year Croatia had let migrants pass through it while other countries, that is Slovenia and Hungary, had no barriers along their frontiers with Croatia, however, those frontiers were now shut.

West again urges Bosnian Serb entity to cancel referendum

The Peace Implementation Council Steering Board (PIC SB) on Tuesday once again warned that the decisions of Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) Constitutional Court must be respected and that a referendum on Republika Srpska (RS) Day scheduled for September 25 was against the constitution and the law.

Grabar-Kitarovic says migrant crisis not only Europe's problem

Speaking at a UN summit on refugees in New York on Monday, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said that the summit was being held at the right time because large movements of people were a global phenomenon that could not be prevented and that was not affecting only Europe.  

Grabar-Kitarovic opens NATO Military Committee conference in Split

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic opened a conference of the NATO Military Committee in the southern coastal city of Split on Saturday.

President congratulates HDZ and all elected MPs, says Croatia has no time to waste

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday congratulated all elected members of Parliament and the relative election winner, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and its leader Andrej Plenkovic, noting that in consultations on government formation she would not tolerate any stalling or ultimatums that irritate the Croatian public because "Croatia has no time to waste."

President against manipulating with number of Jasenovac victims

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Saturday that one should not manipulate with the number of victims of the WWII Jasenovac concentration camp and that the canonisation of Alojzije Stepinac was not directed against the Serb people.

Croatian head of state receives IOC president

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Saturday received the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, who is on a day-long visit to Croatia to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Croatian Olympic Committee.

Croatian president issues message for Kurban Bayram

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Friday sent a message to the head of the Islamic community in Croatia, Mufti Aziz Hasanovic, extending her best wishes for Kurban Bayram to all Croatian citizens of the Islamic faith.

President expects new gov't to give priority to revitalising Adriatic islands

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Friday she expected the next government, to be formed after the September 11 election, to give priority to reviving the Adriatic islands, adding that she had addressed to the present government a proposal with 13 measures for the revitalisation of the islands.

Two presidents attend opening of renovated Calvinist school in NE Croatia

Croatian and Hungarian Presidents Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Janos Ader on Wednesday evening visited the village of Karanac, northeast Croatia, to attend the opening of the renovated school of the Protestant Reformed Christian Church.

First day of Bled Forum focuses on growth of populism and nationalism in EU

A safe future of young generations, the spreading of populism and nationalism in the European Union over Brexit and the migrant crisis were some of the topics of a leaders' panel debate which on Monday, the first day of the Bled Forum, was also attended by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Serbia's behaviour, espionage case odd

The prosecutorial authorities in Belgrade said on Friday that the security-intelligence agency BIA had arrested a man, holding both Croatian and Serbian citizenship, on suspicion of espionage

Croatian president to attend 11th Bled Strategic Forum

Over 700 participants from 70 states are expected at the 11th Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia starting on Monday, including leaders, politicians, business people, experts and representatives of international organisations from the European Union, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Construction of new passenger terminal in Zadar's Gazenica port begins

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic laid the foundation stone for a new passenger terminal in Zadar's Gazenica port on Monday.

Orepic says Oreskovic held consultations before going to Germany

Caretaker Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Saturday that Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic had consulted him about the migration and refugee issue ahead of today's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.