Miro Kovac

Kovac says won't be new ambassador to US

Caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac on Tuesday refuted media reports that he would be Croatia's new ambassador to the US, saying he was staying in Croatia.

Croatian FM says will inform EU colleagues of visit to Stolac

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said in Luxembourg on Monday that he would brief his EU counterparts of his recent visit to the southern Bosnia and Herzegovina town of Stolac where local elections were interrupted over violent incidents.

Croatian FM to attend FAC meeting in Luxembourg Monday

Caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac will take part in a Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, the Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry said in a statement Sunday.

Petrov, Kovac slam violence during Bosnian vote

Croatia's outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov and Foreign Minister Miro Kovac visited Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Sunday and condemned an incident during local elections there last Sunday, when a Bosniak candidate for municipal head beat up two Croat members of the election commission, which led to voting in Stolac being stopped.

Kovac: Croatia will meet obligations concerning migrants

Croatia has committed to taking 1,600 migrants as part of the EU's resettlement plan and it will meet its obligations, while the higher number being mentioned in Croatian media is exaggerated, Kovac said after opening the "Model European Union Zagreb 2016" (MEUZ) conference in Europe House.

Croatia, Russia underline imperative of Bosnia's survival

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday underlined the importance of strengthening Croatian-Russian economic relations and, concerning the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the imperative of its survival, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

Croatian FM for defusing tensions in Bosnia

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Friday that tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) should be defused and that any referendums which brought BiH's survival into question were unacceptable to Croatia.

Croatian FM chairs SEECP meeting in NY

Croatia's caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac, who was attending the United Nations' General Assembly in New York, chaired a ministerial meeting of South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) members, held on the margins of the General Assembly on Thursday morning.

Officials: Croatia supports Bosnia and Herzegovina's sovereignty

Croatia does not support any action that would jeopardise the survival of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Thursday in a comment on a referendum to be held in the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska (RS) on September 25.

Kovac dismisses speculation on HDZ factions

Caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) said in New York on Wednesday that headlines on factions inside the HDZ were media fabrication, and added that everyone in the party was focused on negotiations with the Bridge party about forming a new government.

Franak says foreign minister has signed blank cheque to UniCredit

The Franak association, which brings together holders of loans denominated in the Swiss franc, said on Monday that caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac's statements about UniCredit's lawsuit over the conversion of those loans were inappropriate and that the arbitration body where the suit was filed was not competent for the dispute.

Good neighbourly relations with Serbia are in Croatia's interest, says Kovac

Croatia's Foreign Minister Miro Kovac has said that Croatia is interested in having good neighbourly relations with Serbia, that it will support Serbia on the path to the EU but that Serbia will have to meet EU membership criteria and, among other things, revoke its jurisdiction for war crimes committed on Croatian soil.

First suit against Croatia for CHF loan conversion filed, says FM

Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Thursday that the first lawsuit against Croatia for the conversion of Swiss franc loans had been filed and that Croatia would try and find a solution with banks which would least impact the state budget and protect those loan holders.

PM Oreskovic: Man arrested in Belgrade isn't Croatian spy

Oreskovic told Croatian Television that he expected more information from the Croatian Foreign Ministry, expressing hope that this was not yet another act of provocation by Serbia.

Croatian FM portrays Turkey as important partner

Croatia wants Turkey, which it deems to be an important partner notably due to its clout in southeastern Europe, to continue its journey towards the European Union, and to this aim, Turkey should meet all necessary criteria, Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said in Bratislava on Saturday where he attended an informal meeting of EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Gymnich).

Arrest of alleged spy matter of Serbia's daily politics

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac on Saturday portrayed the apprehension of an alleged spy, a Croatian citizen, in Belgrade on espionage charges, as "a third rate soap opera", while the chairman of the association of Croatian generals, retired general Pavao Miljavac, said that the arrest was something to do with daily goings in Belgrade.

EU ministers to discuss Turkey, Minsk agreement, fight against terrorism

EU-Turkey relations, implementation of the Minsk agreement and the fight against radicalisation and terrorism will be the main topics of a two-day informal meeting of EU foreign ministers to start in Bratislava on Friday afternoon, Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said upon arriving at the meeting on Friday.

Interior minister: Croatia is part of humane solution to migrant crisis

Croatia is part of a humane solution to the migration crisis and will continue to take in migrants in accordance with its commitments, Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said in the eastern border town of Tovarnik on Friday.

Croatian FM says complaing will get Serbia nowhere

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Thursday that the European Commission president's letter to Serbia showed that Croatia was right when it said that complaining would get Serbia nowhere.

Croatian FM says Bosnian Serb entity referendum unacceptable

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Wednesday that a referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity scheduled for September was not acceptable to Croatia and that Croatia expected Serbia's authorities to urge the entity leaders to scrap the referendum.

FM: Croatia will cooperate in preventing flood of refugees

"That cooperation ( Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia) contributed to calming the (migrant) wave," Kovac told reporters, commenting on a possible scenario of a new refugee crisis in Croatia if the EU-Turkey agreement fails.

Dubrovnik Forum panel on migrations, terrorist threats for EU held

Migrations, terrorist threats and instability along the eastern border of the European Union are the challenges that the European Union is faced with and it has to tackle them with a common policy, it was said at a panel discussion on global challenges held on Friday, during the second day of the Dubrovnik Forum.

Croatian FM tells Serbian PM to present list of warrants against Croats

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac on Tuesday sent a message to Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic that if he decides to attend the Dubrovnik Forum later this week, he should by all means bring a list of warrants issued by Serbia against Croatian citizens for alleged war crimes.

FM: Croatia to impose counter-measures on Serbia

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac has said that Zagreb will apply counter-measures on Serbia which he accuses of persecuting Croatian Homeland Defence War veterans.

Croatian FM: Vucic pursued Great Serbia policy

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Saturday that Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's statement of Friday in which he accused Croatia of restoring Ustasha ideology and his message that Belgrade would never again allow a new Operation Storm, constituted the continuation of the 1990s Great Serbia policy in which Vucic had personally taken part.

Croatian Foreign Minister: Hatemongers in Serbia again active

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac on Monday dismissed the latest accusations from Serbian Labour Minister Aleksandar Vulin who compared the situation in Croatia with that in the World War II Nazi-styled Independent State of Croatia (NDH), saying that on-call hatemongers in Serbia were again active.

Croatian FM calls purchase of building in Brussels 'sloppy'

Foreign Minister Miro Kovac described on Thursday as "sloppy" the purchase of a building in Brussels in 2013 which was to have housed Croatia's permanent representation to the European Union with a staff of 90, yet remains empty.

Croatian FM signs book of condolence at Macedonian embassy

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac on Tuesday visited the Macedonian Embassy in Zagreb and signed a book of condolence, expressing his sympathy with the Macedonian people and the families of those killed in a freak deluge which hit Skopje on Saturday, claiming at least 22 lives.

Kovac: Serbia should rid itself of aggressive Greater Serbia virus

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac on Monday wrote on his Facebook account that the Serbian authorities had still not "rid themselves of the virus of the aggressive Greater Serbia policy and of the Yugoslav Communist system" and that Serbia would not be able to join the European Union until they did so.

Croatia refuses to receive Serbia's protest note over flag-burning incident

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said on Friday evening Croatia refused to receive Serbia's protest note Serbia over the burning of the Serbian flag in Knin earlier that day during the marking of the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm, saying that "the inflation of notes creates disorder."

Kovac: Serbia should publish criticisms by ICTY rather than send protest notes

The Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Miro Kovac, on Tuesday dismissed the accusations from Belgrade that Croatia was glorifying the pro-Nazi WWII Ustasha regime and terrorists, saying that instead of sending protest notes to Croatia, the Serbian authorities should inform their public of strong criticisms by the Hague war crimes tribunal about war criminals continuing to be glorified in Serbia.

Minister Kovac says Serbia's protest note over Stepinac cheap move

"That's a recipe from the 1990s. The vocabulary unfortunately recalls the time of Slobodan Milosevic and the Greater Serbia aggression," Kovac said.

Croatian FM says no information about Croats being among victims of Munich attack

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said late on Friday evening the ministry had no information if there were any Croatian citizens among those killed or injured in the attack on a crowded Munich shopping mall in which nine people were killed.

Croatia FM: Serbia should probe commanders iinvolved in aggression on Croatia

Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac has said that Serbia should launch investigations against Serbian military commanders engaged in the aggression against Croatia in the 1990s rather than announcing new investigations against Croatians who defended their homeland.

HDZ new senior party official appointments to be recommended

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic after a meeting of the party's presidency on Monday said that he would make a recommendation to the party's Main Committee that Gordan Jandrokovic be appointed as the party's new secretary-general, Davor Ivo Stier as the new political secretary and that Miro Kovac remain in the position of the party's secretary for international relations.

Croatian FM says we stand united in fight against terrorism

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac on Sunday signed a condolence book in the French embassy in Zagreb which was opened after the July 14 terror attack in Nice, and on that occasion he wrote that terrorism must be eradicated and "it is our joint struggle".

Croatian, Serbian FMs say two countries must turn to future

Serbia and Croatia are prepared to resolve all outstanding issued both bilaterally and within the frameworks of Serbia's EU entry negotiations which Croatia supports and is ready to assist, the two countries' foreign ministers Miro Kovac of Croatia and Ivica Dacic of Serbia said in Subotica on Friday.

Ministers says Croatia and Serbia committed to solving issues

Croatia and Serbia are prepared to resolve all outstanding issues on a bilateral level and within the framework of Serbia's European negotiation process, which Croatia supports and is ready to assist, the foreign ministers of these two countries, Miro Kovac and Ivica Dacic respectively said in Subotica on Friday.

Kovac: Serbia won't be able to join EU without changing its war crimes law

Serbia will not be able to join the European Union without changing its law on regional jurisdiction over war crimes, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac reiterated on Thursday, commenting on the statement by Serbian war crimes prosecutor Milan Petrovic that Serbia would not scrap that law.

Croatia and Serbia agree to resolve outstanding issues

Serbia and Croatia reached an agreement in Paris to continue resolving bilateral issues, looking for common interests, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said in Belgrade on Thursday.

Minister says Croatia's interests incorporated in Serbia-EU negotiating process

Croatia has succeeded in having its interests represented in the negotiating process for Serbia's EU membership and it can be satisfied with that, Foreign Minister Miro Kovac in the caretaker government said in an interview with the commercial TV station RTL on Wednesday.

Kovac: Two courts were ready to take up border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg and the International Court of Justice in The Hague were ready to take up the border dispute case between Croatia and Slovenia, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said in Zagreb on Tuesday.

Kovac: EU's position is that Serbian law on war crimes cannot apply to Croatia

If Serbia wants to make progress on its path towards European Union membership, it cannot apply its own law on regional jurisdiction in war crimes prosecution to Croatia, according to the EU's common position that was presented by Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac in Zagreb on Tuesday.

Oreskovic, Kovac confirm Serbia soon to open policy area No. 23

Croatia's caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic and Foreign Minister Miro Kovac confirmed in Paris on Monday that a solution was close at hand regarding the opening of negotiations on the policy areas Nos. 23 and 24 in Serbia's EU entry talks after Croatia's conditions had been met.

Miro Kovac not to run for HDZ leader

The foreign minister and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party's secretary for international affairs, Miro Kovac, said on Monday he would not run for the party's leadership.

Croatia could join Schengen Area after 2018

Croatia could wrap up preparations for joining the Schengen Area by the end of 2016 and join after 2018, Foreign Minister Miro Kovac and Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Friday.

Croatia: Brexit a blow at a bad moment, won't stop Balkans expansion

Brexit is a blow to EU unity at a bad moment, and demonstrates the discontent of British voters with the functioning of the bloc, Croatia's caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said Friday.

Croatian FM says Brexit blow to EU unity, but no serious consequences for Croatia

Kovac says Brexit comes at a very "awkward moment when all of us are still exposed to the consequences of the migrant and debt crises."

PM, ministers discuss Croat hooliganism at Euro 2016

Attending the meeting were Foreign Minister Miro Kovac, Minister of the Interior Vlaho Orepic, Justice Minister Ante Sprlje and Science, Education and Sports Minister Predrag Sustar.

Croatian FM, Israeli PM talk economic projects

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday discussed economic projects, notably in irrigation, and cooperation against cyber terrorism.

Kovac: We are close to solution on Serbia's EU accession talks

Croatia is close to finding a solution regarding the continuation of Serbia's EU accession talks, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said on Friday, adding that he was surprised that the EU had gone public with some information on the matter without prior agreement with Croatia.

Croatian FM says agreement on Serbia not reached yet

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Thursday that an agreement to remove Croatia's blockade to the opening of Chapter 23 in Serbia's European Union accession negotiations had not been reached yet and that the public would be informed once it was.

Croatian, French foreign ministers meet in Paris

France is the country with which Croatia has changed its relations the most since gaining independence and we should be proud of that, Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said in Paris on Tuesday after talks with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Croatia, Bulgaria support EU enlargement to include Western Balkans

Croatia and Bulgaria support EU enlargement to include all Western Balkan countries, but these countries must meet the necessary criteria, Croatian and Bulgarian Foreign Ministers Miro Kovac and Daniel Mitov said in Zagreb on Tuesday.

Foreign ministry says Serbia's protest note election campaigning

Earlier in the day, the Serbian Foreign Ministry sent a protest note to the Croatian Ambassador in Serbia, Gordan Markotic, over Kovac's statements to the Croatian media on April 16 "which insult and disparage Serbia."

Serbia sends protest note over Croatian foreign minister's statement

The ministry went on to say that Croatia would "contribute to the promotion of bilateral relations and good neighbourly cooperation if it refrained from such statements."

Croatian FM: Few interested in EU enlargement

"I must disappoint you. This has not been a topic today at all. Generally speaking, few in the EU are interested in the enlargement, except we in Croatia and several neighbours," Kovac said.

Adriatic-Ionian Initiative: Opening of new migrant route must be prevented

"In fighting illegal migrations, we must think of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to prevent the creation of new migrant routes," Reiner said at a conference of parliament speakers from eight countries that make up the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative.

Ethnic Croats want guaranteed seat in Serbia's parliament

Addressing the press, Foreign Minister Kovac and his interlocutors expressed hope that Serbia's authorities would soon start implementing the bilateral treaty and thus enable the Croats to have at least one seat allocated for their representative.

Foreign minister say EC non-paper old document for internal use

"Much ado about nothing," Kovac said in an interview with Croatian Television, noting that the EC's non-paper was an old document intended for internal use.

Croatia waiting for EC to incorporate criteria for Serbia's negotiations

"We expect a reply from the EC," Kovac said and reiterated that one of the criteria was the abolishment of jurisdiction for war crimes in the entire area of the former Yugoslavia.

FM: Reception of refugees from Turkey depends on realisation at EU level

"However, all that depends on whether that (reception) will even be realised at the European Union level," Kovac told reporters when asked what the reception of refugees would look like in practise.

FM optimist over Stepinac canonisation

Asked by reporters whether the date of Stepinac's canonisation would be made known, Kovac said that the talks would focus on the entire process. "I think that the prime minister and Holy Father will discuss that topic tete a tete. Personally, I'm an optimist."

Croatian FM says Serbia must face past on road to EU

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Tuesday that Serbia would have to face the truth about the 1990s wars and abolish regional jurisdiction for war crimes if it wanted to join the European Union and have fair relations with Croatia.

Croatia will receive 500 refugees from Turkey, says FM

Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Tuesday that Croatia would receive less than 500 refugees from Turkey as part of an agreement between the European Union and Turkey which went into force on Monday.

Croatian, Austrian foreign ministers: Small countries can change reality if they join forces

"We can be proud of our cooperation in the management of the migrant crisis, we have shown that we, medium-sized countries, can change the reality if we join our forces in a smart and efficient way," Kovac told a news conference after talks with Kurz in Vienna.

Kovac: Croatia is grateful to Genscher

"He always helped us, and besides, he was a great European politician who largely changed the architecture of Germany and Europe. We, the Croats, are grateful to him for his role," Kovac said.

Croatian FM signs book of condolences for Brussels victims

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac on Wednesday signed a book of condolences opened in the Belgian Embassy in Zagreb for victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels when at least 31 people were killed and 260 injured.

Croatia-Slovenia relations good, but differences regarding border dispute remain

Croatian and Slovenian Foreign Ministers Miro Kovac and Karl Erjavec agreed in Ljubljana on Tuesday that the two countries' relations were good, in many areas even excellent, ...

No progress in resolving Croatia-Slovenia border dispute

He added that in the meantime Zagreb and Ljubljana should not put that issue in the focus and thus burden their good bilateral relations.

Croatia, Estonia support EU enlargement to S-E Europe, Ukraine sovereignty

Kaljurand was on an official visit to Croatia with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Croatia is our very good friend and partner in the EU and NATO, and we were very happy when it entered the EU a few years ago, she told reporters.

FM: Croatia would have no problem with decision to rescind visas for Turks

"Croatia prefers a prudent and viable solution for the refugee crisis, which means a comprehensive European solution. Without Turkey there is no viable solution. Unfortunately, to date, moves of individual nations have dominated," Kovac said

FM: Croatia will not attend arbitration hearing

Croatia has withdrawn from the arbitration process and will not attend the hearing scheduled for this week, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said in Brussels on Monday.

European People's Party for European solution to migrant crisis

The minister said that over 600,000 migrants had passed through Croatia, one of the countries on the Balkan migrant route.

FM: Moody's ratings based on former government's work

Moody's made its assessment based on the work of the previous government, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said on Saturday when asked to comment on Croatia's downgraded credit ratings.

Croatian govt. doing utmost so Holocaust isn't forgotten, says FM

The Croatian people is strongly against any racial or religious intolerance and the incumbent government will do everything so that remembering the Holocaust is not forgotten, Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Friday at a symposium on the Holocaust.

FM talks Croatia's priorities in EU institutions

Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Thursday that Croatia's priorities in European Union institutions in the period ahead were the strengthening of Croatia's role in European cooperation, ...

FM: Croatia wants to cooperate more closely with V4 countries

"We will be strong, we will be your partners, we will be friends. We are looking forward to cooperating with our friends in Central Europe," Kovac said.

Croatian FM defends policy of cap on refugees

"Croatia's coordination with Austria, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia is functioning very well and is an important factor in reducing the number of refugees and migrants," Kovac said in a statement that  "Muenchener Tageszeitung" carries in its issue for Monday.  

Serbian officials dismiss Croatian minister's claims about Croat minority's rights

"Serbia does meet all international standards regarding minority rights. Our election system clearly defines that the 5% election threshold does not apply to minority slates but rather that minority seats are allocated in line with the so-called natural threshold," 

Croatian FM: EU needs ambition and vision and it can show that on Bosnia's example

"We want Croats in Bosnia to be the engine of Bosnia's integration with the EU, Kovac added.

FM says Croatia to be among first to ratify Montenegro's admission to NATO

Croatia supports Montenegro's progress towards NATO and Zagreb will be among the first countries to ratify Montenegro's accession to the Alliance, visiting Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said in Podgorica on Friday.

Reception in Brussels, fireworks display in Mostar for Bosnia's EU application

Addressing the event, Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac reiterated Croatia's strong support to the leadership of Bosnia and Herzegovina on its journey towards the EU bloc.

FM: No mention of Hasanbegovic, Lozancic in Munich

Foreign Minister Miro Kovac has said that during his talks at a Munich security conference there was no mention of Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic, whose resignation has been demanded by the Opposition, nor of the case of Dragan Lozancic, ...

Croatian foreign minister satisfied with cessation of hostilities in Syria

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said during a visit to Munich on Friday that he was satisfied that the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) had reached agreement on a cessation of hostilities in that country.

Croatian FM gives lecture at Konrad Adenauer Foundation

"We want to reinforce our role within the European Union, and therefore I am here in Berlin today," Kovac said while presenting the main guidelines of Croatia's foreign policy in the coming period.

Kovac: We must preserve Europe

"The agreement between Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia in controlling the tide of migrants is functioning well and is a good example of effective cooperation limited to one part of Europe," the Croatian minister said.

Croatian FM invited to visit Slovenia

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec met with his Croatian counterpart Miro Kovac in Amsterdam on Saturday during an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers on the migration crisis and invited him to visit Ljubljana.

Croatian FM meets with Serbian counterpart in Amsterdam

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac met with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic on the margins of an informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Amsterdam on Saturday.

FM: Tighter controls on Macedonia-Greece border might be viable solution

Croatia supports the idea of stepping up controls on the Greece-Macedonia border if Greece is unable to control its border with Turkey, but that requires the consent of all EU member states, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said on Saturday.

New Slovenian ambassador to arrive in Zagreb soon

Croatia and Slovenia are two friendly neighbours connected by close relations, and they also have some outstanding issues that are solvable, the newly-appointed Slovenian Ambassasdor to Croatia, Smiljana Knez, has said.

FM says Croatia won't be refugee collection centre

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said in Amsterdam on Friday that for Croatia the priority was not to become a refugee collection centre but remain a transit country, and that if host countries such as Germany and Austria closed their borders to refugees, Croatia would too.

Croats in Bosnia must be engine of country's integration with EU, says minister

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said in Mostar on Friday that Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina must be the engine of European integration processes and transformation of that country towards the realisation of equal rights, 

Bosnian Presidency and visiting Croatian FM hold meeting

Bosnia and Herzegovina's (B-H) presidency and Croatia's Foreign Minister Miro Kovac agreed on Friday in Sarajevo that strengthening friendly relations between the two countries was of mutual interest and a priority, announcing that efforts to reinforce bilateral relations would continue during the new Croatian government's term.

Kovac for stronger relations with Bosnia, supporting it on EU path

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac and his Bosnian counterpart, Igor Crnadak, announced in Sarajevo on Friday the strengthening of bilateral relations and Croatia's support to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on its path to European integration.

New FM says will mend relations with neighbours

The newly-appointed Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Miro Kovac, said on Thursday that he would start mending relations with neighbouring countries, which have deteriorated because of the refugee crisis, and if Germany were to drastically restrict the influx of refugees, Croatia would do the same to protect its territory.

FM: Croatia to closely cooperate with neighbours

Croatia will closely cooperate with its neighbours and will address outstanding issues in good spirit and constructively, newly-appointed Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said in an interview with the HTV public television channel.

President, foreign minister to coordinate foreign policy activities

The president informed the minister about all of her strategic foreign policy guidelines arising from her constitutional powers.

Interior minister says Croatia hasn't become hotspot for refugees

"I heard his statement... and I can see that he has been doing some copying. Miro Kovac says that he was asked by the Germans why (Croatia's) national police director did not attend a recent meeting of the Austrian and Slovenian police chiefs.

HDZ says high degree of agreement with Bridge on exclusive economic zone in Adriatic

We have reached a high degree of consensus and agreed that we will both support a decision to declare an exclusive economic zone.