Latest News from Croatia

Criticism against calls for boycott of Serb businesses

ZAGREB - The invitation to boycott shops in Vukovar owned by the local Serbs is a revitalization of fascism,several Croatian organizations have said and called on the government to condemn that action by the Headquarters for the Protection of the Croatian Vukovar,an organization that is famous for opposing the use of the Serbian Cyrillic scrip in Croatia.

Croatian Anti-Cyrillic Activists Say Govt Ignoring Them

Croatian war veterans, who want a referendum to limit minority rights and end official use of Serbian Cyrillic script in parts of Croatia, accuse the government of ignoring their initiative.

NGO Wants Zagreb Streets Named After War Victims

An initiative backed by various intellectuals has been launched in Croatia to name some streets after victims of Croatian forces in the 1990s conflict.

Serb refugees condemn call for boycott of Serb goods, shops

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Associations in Serbia condemned Wednesday in the harshest terms a call for boycott of the Serb goods and shops in Vukovar, and urged the authorized state bodies in Croatia to institute proceedings against the initiators of the boycott.

Bulgaria, Croatia to Cooperate in Education

Bulgaria's government has approved a draft cooperation program with the Ministry of Education of Croatia for the period 2014-2017, Wednesday.

The draft document specifies the cooperation steps in science and education and the initiatives both Ministries will promote, namely the exchange of information, experts, the provision of scholarships, BGNES news agency reports.

Call for boycott of Serb shops in Vukovar

ZAGREB - A call has appeared on certain social networks to boycott Serb shops and goods in Vukovar as long as Cyrillic script is being used in the city, website reads.

Milorad Pupovac, president of the Serb National Council (SNV) and member of the Croatian parliament, condemned the call in the harshest terms on Wednesday, and urged the authorized institution to react.

Croatian Roma Join 'Happy' Dance Wave

Following examples set by locals in Vienna, Moscow, Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Split and a few other Balkan cities, Roma from Parag, in Medjimurje, Croatia, have released a video of people dancing enthusiastically to Williams’ global R&B hit.

Dacic on regional police cooperation in Opatija

OPATIJA - Ministerial conference on contemporary challenges in regional police cooperation, attended by Serbia's outgoing Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dacic, started on Tuesday in Opatija, Croatia.

On the fringes of the conference, Dacic also conferred with Simonetta Sommaruga, Swiss Federal Minister of Police and Justice.

Pro-Govt Serbian Tabloid Blasts New TV Station

The Serbian tabloid Informer on Monday accused the US of trying to subvert Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia's likely future Prime Minister, by setting up a new regional TV station, N1.

HDZ Chiefs Back Croat Demands in Bosnia

The head of the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, Tomislav Karamarko, and the head of its Bosnian sister party, HDZ BiH, Dragan Covic, said Croats needed to gain real equality if the country was to make progress.

Serbian Davis Cup team to go to India for play-off tie

LONDON - The Serbian tennis team will take on India in a play-off tie, trying to keep its spot in the Davis Cup World Group, the London draw decided on Tuesday.

The matches will take place from September 12-14, and India will play a host.

Dacic to attend conference on regional police cooperation

BELGRADE - A ministerial conference on modern challenges in regional police cooperation, to be attended by Serbia's outgoing Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dacic, will start in Opatija, Croatia, on Tuesday.

Successful completion of regional police operation

DIMITROVGRAD - In a joint operation by police forces from seven regional countries, named "Nisava 2014", a large amount of foreign currency was seized as well as a so-called ATM skimmer - a fraud device used for stealing customer bank card data, chief of Serbia's border police Nenad Banovic said on Monday in Dimitrovgrad.

UN: Croatia Refugees No Longer Need Protection

The United Nations has recommended that people who fled the 1991-95 war in Croatia should no longer have refugee status now the country has joined the EU.

SPC metropolitan laid to rest in Zagreb

SPC metropolitan laid to rest in Zagreb

ZAGREB -- Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb and Ljubljana Jovan, who passed away on April 3, was buried on Saturday.

The SPC dignitary was laid to rest at the Cathedral Church of Holy Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb.