Latest News from Croatia

Metropolitan Jovan buried in Zagreb Cathedral Church

ZAGREB - Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb and Ljubljana Jovan Pavlovic died on April 3 and was buried on Saturday in the Cathedral Church of Holy Transfiguration of the Lord in downtown Zagreb.

MSP: Serbia does not ačept UNHCR recommendation

BELGRADE- Serbia does not accept the recommendation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the cessation of refugee status of refugees from Croatia and will continue to provide full protection and support to all refugees in its territory, Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSP) released on Friday.

MSP: Serbia does not accept UNHCR recommendation

BELGRADE - Serbia does not accept the recommendation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the cessation of refugee status of refugees from Croatia and will continue to provide full protection and support to all refugees in its territory, Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSP) released on Friday.

Serb expellees conditionally support Tesla day initiative

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Associations in Serbia conditionally supported the initiative by Croat MPs and the government to declare July 10 the day of Nikola Tesla and the day of science, technology and innovation in Croatia and to reinstall the damaged Tesla monument in Gospic.

Balkans Rank Midway in Social Progress League

A new report rates Western Balkan countries midway in the world when it comes to quality of life and social progress.

The Social Progress Index 2014 Report rated a total of 132 countries using more than 50 indicators.

Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana dies

ZAGREB - The Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana Jovan Pavlovic has died in Zagreb, Croatia, aged 77, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) announced on its website.

A bishop of the SPC for as many as 37 years, he first served as the bishop of Lepavina, and then as the vicar bishop of Patriarch German.

Jelena Jankovic reaches Charleston quarter-finals

CHARLESTON - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic reached the quarter-finals of the WTA tennis tournament in Charleston by beating Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia 7-5, 6-1 late Thursday.

Jankovic's next opponent will be Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, who beat Venus Williams of the United States 2-1.

Balkan energy companies explore regional, EU markets

Balkan energy companies explore regional, EU markets

EU membership means entering a large, liberalised energy market, and regional companies need to prepare, experts say.

Croatia's INA has been expanding its oil exploration activities domestically and offshore. [INA]

HQ for Defense of Vukovar in anti-Cyrillic campaign

ZAGREB - Headquarters for the Defense of Vukovar, a right-wing organization campaigning against official use of the Serbian Cyrillic script in Croatia, announced on Thursday that it will tour the country to convince the citizens that the referendum on bilingualism is neither unconstitutional, nor contrary to the position of the European Union.

Serbia lowest-ranked in region on enabling trade index

Serbia lowest-ranked in region on enabling trade index

BELGRADE -- Serbia fell on the list of the Global Enabling Trade Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is now 89th among 138 countries.

Two years ago, in the previous report, Serbia was 71st of 132 countries, the Beta news agency reported.

Jankovic gets off to winning start in Charleston

CHARLESTON - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic got off to a winning start at the WTA tennis tournament in Charleston by beating Lauren Davis of the United States 6-0, 6-3 early Thursday.

In the next round of the USD 710,000 tournament, Serbia's highest-ranked female tennis player will face Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia, who beat Zhang Shuai 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

Jocić, accused of organizing murder of journalist, acquitted

Jocić, accused of organizing murder of journalist, acquitted

BELGRADE -- The Special Court in Belgrade has acquitted Sreten Jocić of the charge that he organized the murder of Croatian journalist and publisher Ivo Pukanić.

Pukanić's associate Niko Franjić also died when a device planted near Pukanić's car exploded, in October 2008.

Hearings in Croatia-Serbia genocide lawsuits conclude

Hearings in Croatia-Serbia genocide lawsuits conclude

THE HAGUE -- The hearing concerning the mutual charges of genocide between Croatia and Serbia held before the International Court of Justice was completed on Tuesday.

Balkan countries train together for ISAF

Balkan countries train together for ISAF

Joint preparation contributes to regional co-operation and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Croatia and Montenegro troops work together in a training exercise. [NATO]

Soldiers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Croatia and Montenegro are working together to join the NATO mission in Afghanistan (ISAF).

Hearing concerning Croatia-Serbia case finished

THE HAGUE- The hearing concerning the mutual ćarges of genocide between Croatia and Serbia held before the International Court of Justice and referring to the 1991-1995 war was completed on Tuesday.

The Croatian team replied to Serbian claims by saying that Croatia's Operation Storm had not been a genocide and asked the court to reject Serbia's countersuit.

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