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Croatia Commemorates 26 Years Since Vukovar's Fall

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Thousands of people from all over Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Croats from abroad, came to the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar on Saturday to commemorate the fall of the town in 1991 and mourn its victims.

Winter Tires are Mandatory from Today in Bulgaria

From today until March 1 winter tires are mandatory. It is also acceptable to drive with summer tires, but then the grapple of the tire must be at least 4 mm. Besides in Bulgaria where this obligation is clearly spelled out in the law, it exists in several EU countries - Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Sweden and Croatia.

Snow Covered the Western Balkans

The snowfall and cold weather, which covered the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula on Monday, caused serious problems in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatia was covered by a snowstorm on Monday, which led to a stop in ferry traffic and caused chaos on the roads. The areas around Capella, Slim and Gorski kotar were the most affected, reports actualno. 

Balkan EU States Move Towards Common European Defence

The defence and foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Romania on Monday signed a joint notification of intent to join the EU Permanent Structured Cooperation, PESCO, which was set up to enable closer military cooperation and integration between EU member states.

Ratko Mladic trial verdict set for November 22

The UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday named November 22 as the date for the first-instance verdict in the trial of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic.

Diplomacy&Commerce magazine launched in Croatia

The Diplomacy&Commerce Croatia magazine was launched on November 6 2017 at the residence of the British ambassador to Croatia.

The guests were addressed by the host, British Ambassador Andrew Dalgleish, as well as German Ambassador Thomas E. Schultze, Robert Coban, president of Color Press Group, Boban Spasojevicć, executive editor of D&C Croatia, a statement said on Monday.

Snowfall Blocked Croatia and took a Person's Life in Serbia

Transport chaos caused by the fall of the first snow in Croatia, local Index reported.

Extreme rainfall and strong winds have made traffic impossible in many areas of the country. Authorities have banned the circulation of lorries with trailers and semi-trailers on the roads from the northwestern Istrian peninsula and the Adriatic port of Rijeka to the interior of the country.

Croatia, Switzerland qualify for World Cup

Croatia and Switzerland book their places in the 2018 World Cup on Nov. 12 by edging their opponents in the playoffs of the qualification stage in Europe.

Changes ahead for the national team context after World Cup elimination

Many things are about to change in the national team set-up following the elimination to Croatia from the 2018 World Cup, but manager Michael Skibbe is not one of them.

After 12 years at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, the national team will likely relocate to the Olympic Stadium of Athens and the Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki.

2018 Virtuoso report: Greek isles in top 5 for luxury cruises

The Greek isles are in the top 5 picks for Cruise Itineraries, according to the 2018 annual Luxe report by luxury travel specialists Virtuoso. The report reveals consumer preferences in high-end and experiential travel, as discerned from a comprehensive survey of the network’s travel advisors worldwide.
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Improved but toothless Greece bows out to Croatia

Croatia snatched a goalless draw in Greece on Sunday and grabbed the all-important ticket to the World Cup finals of 2018 with a 4-1 aggregate score, due to Greece's miserable performance in the first leg in Zagreb on Thursday.

Former Croatian PM Milanovic works as Albanian PM's adviser

Former Croatian Prime Minister and SDP leader Zoran Milanovic has been working as an adviser to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama for a while.

According to the Albanian TV21 broadcaster Rama confirmed this on Thursday during a joint press conference in Tirana with EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.

Greece suffers at the hands of ruthless Croatia

Greece will need a miracle on Sunday to overturn the 4-1 deficit from the first leg at the Maksimir Stadion in Zagreb on Thursday, as Croatia was a class above the error-prone Greeks on the night. The dream of a third consecutive World Cup now appears distant for the national team.

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