Archive for the ‘Croatia’ Category

Croatia will support EU integration of Balkans, says FM

Thursday, June 27, 2013 Comments Off

Foreign Minister of Croatia Vesna Pusic on Wednesday said Croatia will support EU ambitions of the other Balkan countries after it joins the bloc next month. At a press conference held after she met with the Austrian

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Croatia prepares for EU Accession celebration

Monday, June 24, 2013 Comments Off

The celebrations on June 30 and July 1 to mark Croatia joining the EU are set to be one of the biggest international events in the country’s history since independence. In the evening of June 30, the Croatian government will hold a dinner party for

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Croatia and Bosnia sign border crossing agreement

Thursday, June 20, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina signed inter-state agreements in Brussels on Wednesday to enable unobstructed traffic of people and goods from July 1. Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić and the head of the Council of Ministers

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Croatia to invite Kosovo on EU celebrations

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Comments Off

Croatian President Ivo Jospović has said that “Kosovo has also been invited” to the celebrations marking his country’s EU entry. “All neighbors and presidents, including Tomislav Nikolić, are welcome, and those

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Serbian President will participate to celebration of Croatia’s EU entry

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will attend celebrations marking Croatia’s accession to the EU. Nikolic will travel to Zagreb for the celebration and for the Igman Initiative meeting. on July 1.

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Armenian PM discusses cooperation with new Croatian Ambassador

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Comments Off

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan received Croatia’s newly appointed Ambassador to Armenia, Ivan Starčević, whose diplomatic residence is in Athens. 

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Armenia and Croatia to increase bilateral cooperation

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Comments Off

Newly-appointed Croatian ambassador to Armenia Ivan Starčevic (residence in Athens) presented his credentials to President Serzh Sargsyan.

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Azerbaijani President receives former Bulgarian and Croatian presidents

Friday, May 31, 2013 Comments Off

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received former Croatian President Stepan Mesich today. The sides expressed satisfaction with the current development of friendly relations between

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Former Bosnian Croat President convicted 25 years for war crimes

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Comments Off

Former Bosnian Croat president Jadranko Prlic and five co-defendants were jailed on Wednesday for between 10 and 25 years for murdering and deporting Muslims in Bosnia in the early 1990s to create a “greater Croatian state”. The six former top Bosnian Croat officials faced 26 counts

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Balkan summit to be held in Ohrid next weekend

Monday, May 27, 2013 Comments Off

The summit of Balkan presidents and prime ministers, to be held in Ohrid, Macedonia, over the next weekend, will be a central political topic in the region. The summit will bring together Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, and his Croatian, Montenegrin, and

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Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina sign agreement on gas pipelines construction

Friday, May 24, 2013 Comments Off

Representatives of the Governments of Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia signed a memorandum of understanding, support and cooperation in the construction of two new pipelines – the Trans-Adriatic (Trans Adriatic Pipeline, TAP) and the

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Britain ratifies treaty for Croatia’s EU entry

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Comments Off

Britain has ratified Croatia’s accession treaty to the European Union, paving the way for Croatia to join the union after six years of tough negotiations.

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Catherine Ashton congratulates Croatia on EU integration

Monday, May 20, 2013 Comments Off

Brussels’ foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has congratulated Croatian President Ivo Josipovic on the country’s EU accession, which is set for July 1. “Your EU accession is good not only for you but will be extremely good for EU member countries,” she said

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Germany ratifies Croatia’s EU integration treaty

Friday, May 17, 2013 Comments Off

The German Bundestag (lower house of parliament) ratified the country’s accession treaty on Thursday. Germany was the last

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Croatia backs Serbia’s EU path

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia supports Serbia on its path towards joining the bloc, said Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic at a joint press conference in Zagreb during a visit of Serbian Foreign Minister Aleksandar Vucic.

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Serbian First Deputy PM visits Croatia

Monday, April 29, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić is conferring with Croatia’s top officials in Zagreb on Monday. He started his first official visit to that country with a meeting with Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić.

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Serbian Deputy PM to visit Croatia

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Comments Off

Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, will visit Croatia on Monday, the Croatian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday. Vucic will meet Croatian

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European Parliament says Croatia is ready to join the EU in July

Thursday, April 18, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia is on track to become the EU’s 28th member state on 1 July, MEPs said on Thursday in their last resolution before it is scheduled to join, a press release of the European Parliament informed. They highlighted the strength of Croatia’s democracy, social market economy and capacity to fulfil

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Croatia’s main opposition party wins election to European Parliament

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Comments Off

The centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Croatia’s main opposition party, has won yesterday’s election to the European Parliament, the country’s first.

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Croatians elect MEPs for the first time

Monday, April 15, 2013 Comments Off

Croatians are going to the polls Sunday to elect their first ever Members of the European Parliament. The country is to officially become an EU Member State on July 1, 2013.

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Croatia will hold election for European Parliament for the first time

Thursday, April 11, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia will this weekend hold its first-ever election to the European Parliament, less than three months before the country is scheduled

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Croatia adds visas for non-EU states

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Comments Off

As of Monday, Croatia has applied the standard rather than the light visa regime toward tourists from non-EU countries. The country was required to align its visa system

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Slovenia and Croatia ratify accession treaty

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Comments Off

The Slovenian parliament on Tuesday met to ratify the Croatian accession treaty to the EU. Top officials of both countries took part in the ceremonial session.

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Croatia to introduce visas for Russia citizens from April 1

Monday, April 1, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia introduces visa regime for Russian citizens as of Monday, April 1, as part of the country’s preparations for the accession in the European Union. Croatian Ambassador in Russia Igor Pokaz stated that the Russian

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EU gives green light to Croatia to join the union on July 1

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Comments Off

The European Commission gave Croatia a clean bill of health today in its final check before the Balkan state joins the EU in July, but said it would keep watch over corruption and crime. Marking the end of Zagreb’s decade-long effort to join mainstream Europe, European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele said Croatia had met […]

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Croatia PM Accuses Opposition of Chauvinism

Monday, March 25, 2013 Comments Off

Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has accused the opposition Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, of fanning anti-Serbian sentiment to divert public opinion from their lack of other policies.Croatia’s Prime Minister, Zoran Milanovic, has expressed his regret that the country has to deal with fresh ethnic tensions in the middle of a grave economic and social crisis. “Our […]

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Croatia Withdrawing Syria Peacekeepers Following ‘Incidents’

Monday, March 25, 2013 Comments Off

Deputy Defence Minister Visnja Tafra has denied that Croatia was withdrawing peacekeepers from Syria because of the New York Times’ allegations that it had sold arms to anti-government rebels.Deputy Defence Minister Tafra said that Croatia was withdrawing its 100 or so peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights on the Israel-Syria border because of incidents there, […]

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EU Croatia Won’t Leave Balkans Isolated, Josipovic

Friday, March 22, 2013 Comments Off

The Balkans will not become isolated after Croatia joins the EU this July, President Ivo Josipovic has said.Croatian President Ivo Josipovic said the rest of the Western Balkans would not become isolated by Croatia’s EU accession as a consequence of EU enlargement fatigue. “What seems very important to me is to say that Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, […]

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Kazakhstan opens new Embassy office in Croatia

Friday, March 22, 2013 Comments Off

On the eve of the spring festival Nowruz in the capital of Croatia has been opened a new office of the Kazakhstan Embassy. Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan is located in the trendy neighborhood Zagrebapo

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Croatia Starts European Parliament Election Campaign

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Comments Off

The first-ever election campaign for the European Parliament is under way in Croatia before the country joins the EU in July, but voter apathy could mar the landmark vote.The campaign got under way on Thursday, three weeks before the polls scheduled for April 14, but concerns have been raised that the historic vote could be […]

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Montenegro Acts to Solve Border Dispute With Croatia

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Comments Off

In an attempt to resolve a territorial row over the Prevlaka peninsula, the Montenegrin government will form a new commission to help demarcate the border with Croatia.Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Igor Luksic announced on Wednesday that a commission would be set up in order to address the long-standing dispute with Croatia over the strategically-located peninsula in […]

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Montenegro and Croatia to discuss border issue

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Comments Off

In an attempt to resolve a territorial row over the Prevlaka peninsula, the Montenegrin government will form a new commission to help demarcate the border with Croatia. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Igor Luksic announced on Wednesday that

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Croatia TV Punishes Staff Over Anti-Serb Rant

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Comments Off

Croatian public broadcaster HRT replaced two editors and a presenter after Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said they allowed hate speech to be aired on prime-time news.Katja Kusec, presenter of the evening news show Dnevnik 3, and two of Dnevnik 3′s editors, Ruzica Renic and Denis Latin, were replaced on Tuesday after airing inflammatory comments by […]

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Croatia Labour Costs Quarter of EU Average

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Comments Off

Workers in Croatia earn only a quarter of the average hourly wage in the European Union, according to the country’s statistics bureau.The gross hourly rate in Croatia is just 6 euro, four times less than the EU average, five times less than the rate in Germany and Austria and half the rate in Hungary, Poland, […]

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Azerbaijani President ends visit to Croatia

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Comments Off

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today ended his official visit to Croatia. A guard of honour was lined up for the President of Azerbaijan at the Zagreb Airport.

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