Latest News from Croatia

CoE Torture Watchdog Accuses Croatia of Abusing Migrants at Borders

The Council of Europe's anti-torture committee has called on EU external border state Croatia to stop police ill-treatment of migrants and asylum seekers in its borders.

On Friday, its report called on authorities to take "determined action to stop migrants from being ill-treated by police officers and to ensure that cases of alleged ill-treatment are investigated effectively".

Far-Right Exploiting Pandemic to Spread Hate, in the Balkans Too

When Hope not Hate conducted its research in the summer of 2020, the 20 most popular videos on the platform were a mix of extreme racist propaganda and harmful disinformation, mostly originating from QAnon and anti-vaxxer groups.

Serbs and Croats fighting for Davis Cup finals: Duel of rivals and friends

Tennis fever shakes the Balkans, a clash of neighbors and great tennis friends is one of the topics of the day in the tennis world.
It is a clash between two teams that have had the opportunity to win the famous "Salad Bowl" a total of three times in history.

Croatia Pressed to Tackle Women’s Protection After Latest Murder

After another murder of a woman in Croatia by her former partner, human rights activists have urged the government to take a more serious approach to violence prevention and protection of women - and classify femicides as premediated murders connected with hate crimes towards women.

Croatia Finds Ten Suspected War Victims’ Bodies Near Vukovar

The Croatian Veterans' Ministry told BIRN that preliminary findings show that human remains discovered at an illegal landfill between the villages of Pacetin and Bobota near Vukovar are those of at least ten people who were middle-aged or older.

Russia sent Serbia to Davis Cup quarterfinals!

Victory in the decisive double match was achieved by Karatsev and Rublev over Granollers and Lopez, after a reversal, 4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 4.
With this triumph of Russia, Serbia also found a place among the best eight, as one of the two best second-placed national teams.
Viktor Troicki's team has a better set quotient than Spain - 9-6 versus 9-7.

Medical Chamber calls for improving doctors’ status

Ljubljana – The Medical Chamber has called for efforts to improve the status of doctors, as it warned that their current pay, not comparable to Western European countries in terms of workload, is resulting in brain drain. Young doctors are less and less likely to take up certain medical specialties due to difficult working conditions, it said.

Croatian village wants to stay connected to Slovenian grid

Karlovac – A Croatian village on the Slovenian-Croatian border in the south-east, the last Croatian village that has remained connected to the Slovenian grid after the break-up of Yugoslavia, refuses to switch to Croatian electricity.

Croatian Anti-Fascists Criticise Memorial Graveyard for Nazi-Allied Troops

The Croatian parliamentary committee for war veterans' affairs endorsed a proposal on Tuesday to establish a military graveyard in the central Mirogoj cemetery in Zagreb for soldiers who fought for the 1941-45 Independent State of Croatia, NDH, a Nazi-backed puppet state.

Austrian Interior Ministry Advised to Ban Croats’ WWII Bleiburg Event

An Austrian Interior Ministry group of experts presented a report to officials on Wednesday suggesting a complete ban on the annual gathering in Bleiburg in southern Austria which commemorates tens of thousands of Croatian Nazi-allied Ustasa troops and civilians who were killed by the Yugoslav Partisans in 1945.

Mandatory COVID-19 Passes Cause Discontent in Croatia

About 30 students gathered in front of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University on Monday afternoon to protest against the mandatory COVID-19 certificates they now need to enter the premises.

Memorial to Slovenian-Croatia independence efforts unveiled

Otočec – A memorial in honour of the period when Slovenia and Croatia were gaining independence was unveiled at Otočec on Monday with both countries’ prime ministers Janez Janša and Andrej Plenković in attendance, along with the first Slovenian Prime Minister Lojze Peterle and his then-counterpart Franjo Gregurić.

Slovenian, Croatian prime ministers meeting on Monday

Ljubljana – The prime ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, Janez Janša and Andrej Plenković, will meet in Otočec in south Slovenia on Monday to unveil a memorial celebrating cooperation between both governments during the time the countries were gaining independence.

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