New Year

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.

Some 60,000 tourists join local revellers in Croatia to ring in 2017

As many as 60,210 tourists, of whom 44,390 were foreigners, were registered in Croatia by the evisitor system on Sunday morning, that is on the first day of the new 2017 year, the Tourism Ministry stated on Sunday.

Times Square NYE party goes as planned, aside from Mariah Carey gaffe

An estimated 1 million revellers packed into New York's Times Square on Saturday amid heightened security measures for a New Year's Eve party that passed without incident

New Year revelries in Croatian cities draw festive crowds

Croatians and foreign tourists converged in cities squares throughout the country for New Year Eve's parties in the night between Saturday and Sunday to enjoy a festive holiday and local cuisine, braving freezing temperature in the interior of Croatia.

Man charged for shouting "Bomb, bomb, bomb!" at Berlin new year party

A man was arrested Saturday evening for shouting "Bomb, bomb, bomb!" at Germany's largest new year's party by the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Europe ready to ring in new year amid heightened security

Europe was gearing up for New Year's Eve celebrations on Saturday after Australia kicked off the party with a dazzling fireworks display, with police and event organizers across the globe boosting security in response to recent attacks.

Celeb deaths, terrorism on minds of partygoers as world greets 2017

Celebrations in Australia and elsewhere in the Pacific region kicked off a night of revelry on Saturday under stringent security as partygoers elsewhere round the globe geared up to ring in the new year.

Pula makes "fritaja" from 2017 beaten eggs for its citizens and guests

A huge "fritaja", a Mediterranean Croatian dish, was made from 2017 eggs and 50 sausages at noon on Saturday by the local authorities in the city of Pula and the fritaja meals were served to local residents and guests who gathered in the centre of this largest Istrian city.

Croatians towns hold parties at noon for 2017

Some 7,000 local residents and tourists gathered in the central square of the northern coastal town of Novi Vinodolski for a Friday noon celebration at which those revellers saw off the old year and welcomed 2017.

Sydney warms up for NYE party with purple firework tribute to Prince

More than a million people around Sydney's harbour foreshore cheered as purple fireworks rained down from the Harbour Bridge to the sounds of Prince's hit Purple Rain Saturday evening.

Germany on alert for eve of 2017 after year overshadowed by violence

With a recent terrorist attack in Berlin fresh in the minds of people throughout Germany, New Year's Eve celebrations across the country are taking place under intensified security measures.

Croatian PM: 2017 to be ushered in with many challenges and revived optimism

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has said in his New Year's message that Croatia is entering 2017 with many challenges and also with restored optimism, emphasising that the main task of his cabinet, inaugurated on 19 October 2016, would be to ensure further economic growth.

Sarajevo preparing alcohol-free outdoor NYE party

The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is making preparations for a splendid open-air New Year Eve party to usher in 2017, however, discussions on a ban on alcoholic beverages in the square that will be the venue of the New Year Eve concert have cast some doubts on the organisers' assertion that this will be the most spectacular outdoor New Year party in the wider region since the war.

Family of asylum seekers attacked in east German city: police

A disabled Tunisian man and his two children were verbally abused and beaten by thugs in a New Year's Eve attack in the east of Germany, where the family has applied for asylum.

Petrov hopes some reform goals to be attained in 2016

 This will not be easy, but we are ready for challenges. We wish our society let optimism and audacity for the turn for the better run away with it,

The investigation into Munich's New Year terrorism scare

Police in Munich, Germany, cleared two city train stations

Munich terror alert lifted as investigators seek potential suspects

The terror alert in Munich was lifted Friday as investigators puzzled over the identities of potential attackers implicated in an intelligence tip-off that prompted the closure of two train stations on New Year's Eve.

Dozens join in New Year Day swim in Pula

During the swimming party, the revellers wished a happy new year and extended their best wishes to the pioneer of this tradition, Mrs Alma Seslija, for her 85th birthday.

Croatia welcomes 2016 with open air parties, fireworks

Several thousands gathered in Zagreb's central square for an open-air New Year's Eve party where local pop and rock bands played. The Croatian capital also organised a fireworks display like those in major cities in the world.

2016 opens with glittering fireworks, parties ... and security alerts

Fireworks and spectacular light displays helped revellers welcome in 2016 across the globe, although several major cities were on high alert as the New Year began.

Austrian police say European capitals have been warned of possible attack

Vienna police said on Saturday that a 'friendly intelligence service' has warned numerous European capitals of the possibility of a shooting or bomb attack in Europe before the New Year.

Minister says Croatia's tourism not affected by wordwide developments

Preparations for Christmas and New Year holidays are going as planned, he said after the launch of a new tourist check-in and check-out information system -- eVisitor.