Latest News from Croatia

Croatia Ex-PM Sanader’s Graft Sentence Upheld

The court in Zagreb on Friday confirmed that Sanader would go to jail but reduced the sentence from ten years to eight and a half.

Sanader, who was the country's premier from 2003 to 2009, was convicted of taking bribes from Hungarian oil group MOL in exchange for allowing it to take a dominant position in Croatian oil firm INA.

Serbia qualifies for Women’s EHF EURO 2014

NIS – The Serbia women’s national handball team has secured its ticket to the 2014 European Women's Handball Championship, after defeating Slovenia 32-25 (18-15) in Group 5 final qualifier, played in Nis, southern Serbia, late on Sunday.

The team led by coach Sasa Boskovic finished as runner-up in the group behind first-placed Sweden and ahead of Switzerland and Slovenia.

A day after marriage Novak travels to Rio

A day after marriage Novak travels to Rio

The Mondial football fever has got grip of the world's no. 2 tennis player. A day after the marriage, Novak shall travel to Brazil to attend the ceremony of crowning of the new world champion.

Chapter 23 screening in late June or early July

BECICI - Head of the Serbian team for the accession talks with the EU Tanja Miscevic has said that the screening regarding chapter 23, which refers to the judiciary and basic rights and will probably be the starting point of the talks next year, can be expected in late June or early July, and that the Serbian team is already working on a plan for that chapter.

Soon solution for legalization of 1.5 million facilities

BELGRADE - Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure Zoran Mihajlovic stated on Friday that the Ministry has already prepared a proposal for the prime minister and the government how to solve the issue of legalization of 1.5 million illegally built facilities.

Military envoys in Brazil, Poland, Angola, UAE

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Defence Bratislav Gasic met on Friday with officers who will assume the duty of military envoys in eight countries in the next few months.

As of this year, Serbia will, for the first time, have military envoys in Brazil, Poland, Angola and the United Arab Emirates, while four officers will take over regular duties in China, Romania, Algeria and Croatia.

Euro Court Raps Croatia Over Serb’s Murder

The European Court of Human Rights ordered Croatia to pay 20,000 euro in damages for not properly investigating the wartime killing of a Serb civilian from the town of Sisak.

Croatia Vows to Combat Wartime Sexual Violence

Foreign minister Vesna Pusic told a high-profile summit that Zagreb is dedicated to supporting wartime rape and sexual assault victims – despite the fact there have been few convictions in Croatia.

Croatians Cry Foul Over World Cup Defeat

Brazil came from behind to win the first match of the World Cup in Sao Paulo on Thursday night after an own goal had initially put Croatia ahead.

The Brazilians took the lead with a disputed penalty that sparked an angry outburst at the referee from Croatia’s national team coach Niko Kovac.

Summit of SEE finance ministers and central bank governors

BECICI – An annual Southeast Europe (SEE) summit of finance ministers and central bank governors, which will discuss financial future of the region, will start in Becici, a coastal tourist resort in Montenegro, on Friday.

Neymar fires Brazil to comeback win over Croatia

Brazil's poster boy Neymar scored twice and the outstanding Oscar added a late third as the hosts came from behind to beat Croatia 3-1 in a thrilling World Cup opening match Brazil's poster boy Neymar scored twice and the outstanding Oscar added a late third as the hosts came from behind to beat Croatia 3-1 in a thrilling World Cup opening match on June 12.

Brazil Beats Croatia 3:1 in World Cup Opener

Host nation Brazil kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 3:1 win over Croatia in Sao Paulo.

Despite the scoreline, things went far from smoothly for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team, who fell behind after an own goal by Marcelo in the 11th minute. The Croatians played a very strong first half an hour, pressuring their opponent and organizing quick counter attacks.

Bone: Germany wants Western Balkans stable

BELGRADE – The visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to Berlin and his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel shows a new foreign policy activity of Germany, which wants to become more involved in matters concerning the Western Balkans, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade Henry Bone said Thursday, adding that Germany is interested in the stability of the region.

Bohnet: Germany wants Western Balkans stable

BELGRADE - The visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to Berlin and his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel shows a new foreign policy activity of Germany, which wants to become more involved in matters concerning the Western Balkans, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade Henri Bohnet said Thursday, adding that Germany is interested in the stability of the region.

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