All News on Politics in Croatia

Head of State: We Need a Global Consensus Against Corruption

The fight against corruption and extremism is at the forefront.

Security, defense money and the need for a global stance against corruption are key topics in President Rumen Radev's speech at the UN Sustainable Development Forum.

Serbian Security Chiefs ‘Operated in Croatia in 1994’

A retired Serbian State Security Service officer told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday that he met the defendants in November 1994 on Petrova Gora mountain in Croatia, which at that time was part of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina established by rebel Croatian Serbs.

‘Europe Recognises Balkan Anti-War Activism is Important’

Ivan Djuric, the programme director of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights' branch in Serbia, told BIRN in an interview that the organisation's nomination for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize is a recognition that anti-war campaigning remains necessary in the Balkan region.

"I am neither a Chetnik, nor secret collaborator of Serbian authorities"

Milorad Pupovac had read a statement in which he said that since August 23, when the last press conference was held with regards to the series of attacks on the Serbs, his concern for the rise of hatred towards the Serbs in Croatia annoyed lots of people.

Hungary’s Celebrations Over Enlargement Post May Prove Premature

He is a distinguished legal scholar, specializing in constitutional and European law. No dry academic, he is a pleasant person, with a background in diplomacy.

A two-times ambassador, to Belgium and France, he is one of those few Hungarian politicians who speak both French and English.

Three Balkan Women Nominated for European Commission Posts

The president-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Tuesday the names of the proposed new European commissioners, including three women from Balkan EU member states.

The proposed names will now be put forward to the European Parliament for votes on their approval.

Montenegro Court Approves Croatian Request to Extradite Sindjelic

The Higher Court in Podgorica on Friday accepted an extradition detention order for Serbian national Sasa Sindjelic, who has been arrested in Montenegro on the basis of an Interpol "red notice" submitted by authorities in Croatia, where he is wanted.

Croatian Teachers Protest Demanding Higher Salaries

Some 1,500 teachers from all across Croatia held a protest rally on Wednesday to demand higher wages in the education system.

They walked in a procession in the centre of Zagreb, ending their walk in front of the government building, where organizers and union representatives made speeches.

Serbian Policeman Recalls Volunteering for Croatia Conflict

Defence witness Nebojsa Bogunovic, who was a police official in the Serbian town of Backa Palanka, told the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday that he volunteered to go to the Eastern Slavonia region of Croatia in the summer of 1991 as the conflict there was developing.

Ethnic Hatred and Violence Will Undermine Croatian Society

"These are individuals, perhaps organised, but they are not the fruit of some climate in society, they are deviations that need to be dealt with based on individual responsibility," Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Wednesday.

Plenkovic added that the government "won't be sucked into a spiral of hate".

Croatian President Reveals Intention to Seek Second Term

After a dozen other politicians either directly or indirectly confirmed their candidacy in the next presidential election in Croatia, which is due at the end of the year, current President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has revealed her own intention to run in an interview with a right-wing paper.

Democracy Digest: Faith in the EU and Selective Memory

Overall, 55 per cent of respondents say they are satisfied with the way democracy works in the EU, the highest level since 2004. That is the majority view in all but one member state: Greece. (Others nations on the gloomy end of the spectrum include France and, you guessed it, Britain.)

Recognise ‘Storm’ War Victims, NGOs tell Serbia, Croatia

Human rights groups in Serbia and Croatia have called on authorities in both countries to do more to recognise and aid victims of a 1995 Croatian military operation that ended the country's war against rebel Serbs.

Croatia on Monday marked the 24th anniversary of Operation Storm, a military blitz that quashed a breakaway Serb statelet but put to flight almost 200,000 Serb civilians.

Croatian Leaders Celebrate 1995 Victory Over Rebel Serbs

Croatia's political leadership gathered on Monday in the Dalmatian town of Knin to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the military offensive that snuffed out a rebel Serbian statelet and ended Croatia's 1991-95 war of independence from Yugoslavia.