Latest News from Croatia

Campaign Urges Croatia to Apologise to ‘Storm’ Victims

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights NGO has launched a poster campaign in Zagreb urging the government to say sorry to Serb victims of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm in August 1995.

Hague Tribunal Frees Stanisic, Simatovic from Custody

The UN court granted temporary release for the summer recess to former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are being retried for war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Slovenian football fans chant "Kill, kill, kill Ustasha"

Croatian media are abuzz with reports of the scandalous behavior displayed by the fans of Slovenia's Maribor football club, during an UEFA CL qualifier.

Maribor FC squared off with Zrinjski FC from Bosnia-Herzegovina - a club that represents the Croat population from the town of Mostar."

Croatia Quashes WWII Pro-Fascist Academic’s Conviction

A Zagreb court overturned the 1945 verdict that convicted academic Filip Lukas of supporting Nazi occupation forces because of his connections with Croatia’s WWII-era fascist government

Property value plummets by 34% in Greece

The median value of houses in Greece has recorded a significant fall of 34% between 2009 and 2014, from €106,340 to €69,834. According to official data by the Bank of Greece (BoG), house prices in the Eurozone have increased by 4% and 4.5% in the EU compared to last year, while value of apartments in Greece have fallen by 1.8% in nominal terms.

Greek property market by far the worst performer in the EU

Greece is once again a property market laggard, as Eurostat data for the first quarter of the year published on Wednesday suggested that local rates showed the biggest decline in the European Union, coming to 1.8 percent on an annual basis.

This is over four times as high as the second-worst performer, Croatia, where property rates dropped 0.4 percent in January-March.

Montenegro wildfires rage but 'under control' in Croatia

Firefighters in Montenegro battled for a third day on July 19 to douse wildfires along the Adriatic coast, hoping to put them under control after international help arrived.

'Game of Thrones' Brings Croatia's Dubrovnik Rich Reward

Croatia's coastal tourist hot-spot of Dubrovnik has benefited mightily from being a film location for HBO's fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, a research article has shown.

Hundreds were Evacuated Due to Fires in Croatia and Montenegro

In Croatia and Montenegro hundreds of people were evacuated due to ongoing fires. The situation around the Croatian city Split is the worst, where, however is no risk of new fires. Reports Bulgaria On AIR. 

Croatian Town Removes Tito’s Name from Square

The town of Karlovac changed the name of a square dedicated to Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito to honour 1990s war veterans, amid an ongoing dispute in Croatia about the former Communist leader’s legacy.

Croatian Defence Minister Offers to Quit over Fires

While visiting fire-affected areas near the Croatian coastal city of Split on Tuesday, Croatian Defence Minister and Vice Prime Minister Damir Krsticevic offered his resignation over the military's allegedly slow reaction to the blazes on the coast, Jutarnji list newspaper reported.

"Yugoslavs waging asymmetric war" blamed for Croatia fires

Croatia's Dalmatia region on the Adriatic Sea coast is affected by wildfires that on Monday evening spread to the town of Split.

Canadair water bombers - unable to take off on Monday due to strong winds - are expected to join a large number of firefighters, soldiers and citizens in an effort to contain and extinguish the fires.