Latest News from Croatia

Slovenian biathletes to shoot for medals in Pokljuka

Ljubljana – The Biathlon World Championships 2021 starts next week in Slovenia’s Pokljuka in what will be the biggest winter sports event in the country so far. Slovenian biathletes have their eyes set on the medals, Janez Ožbolt of the Slovenian Ski Association said ahead of the tournament.

Slovenia and Croatia to launch bid to protect Istrian honey

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Agriculture Ministry has temporarily protected Istrian honey under the Slovenian-Croatian brand Istrski med/Istarski med at the national level using a protected designation of origin, as Slovenia and Croatia have decided to submit a joint application to the European Commission to register the honey.

Three suspects in big cocaine haul remanded in Thessaloniki

The three foreign nationals (two Albanians and one Croatian) who were arrested on Friday in connection with 324 kilos of cocaine that was confiscated during a police operation in the center of Thessaloniki were remanded in pre-trial detention on Tuesday.

Croats frustrated, Serbs delighted

Referring to the data from the "Our World in Data" page, the portal adds that Croatia is at the bottom.
By Monday, 58.077 people had been vaccinated in Croatia, according to a government tweet, while in Serbia the number was almost ten times higher.

In Serbia, more than 1.700 people were infected and 18 died

10.471 people were tested for coronavirus.
There are 145 patients on respirators.
The total number of tested persons so far is 2.627.944, while the total number of registered cases of coronavirus infection is 397.002.
A total of 4.038 patients died.


Croatia Slams MEPs’ Visit to Bosnia Border as Provocation

Croatia's Interior Minister, Davor Bozinovic, condemned a failed visit by a group of Italian MEPs to the Croatia-Bosnia border as having "the obvious intention to damage Croatia's reputation".

Tourist arrivals halved in 2020

Ljubljana – Slovenia recorded slightly over three million arrivals of domestic and foreign tourists in 2020, down by almost 51% on 2019, as a surge in domestic tourism failed to offset the collapse in foreign tourist arrivals, show data released by the Statistics Office on Friday.

Russians save EU: Prompt response to "the offer not to be missed"

An offer that cannot be missed came from Moscow - the company behind the Russian vaccine against coronavirus offered the European Union to send them 100.000.000 doses of "Sputnik V" vaccine during the second quarter of this year.

Croatia sent a note of protest to Serbia

"The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs strongly condemns the scandalous act of a member of the delegation led by the State Secretary in the Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government of the Republic of Serbia during his visit to the Republic of Croatia and sending messages that insult the Republic of Croatia in the most rude way", Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

UNHCR Presses Croatia to Halt Unlawful Border Pushbacks

Alarmed at the increasing frequency of expulsions and pushbacks of refugees and asylum-seekers on Europe's land and sea borders, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Thursday called on European states to investigate and halt these practices.

Serbia is now the second country in Europe

Serbia is now the second country in Europe in terms of the number of vaccinated citizens per million inhabitants, Tanjug has learned from the Government of Serbia.
The United Kingdom is in the first place, followed by Malta, Iceland, Denmark, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.

United Media planning to expand to Slovenia with news portal

Ljubljana – United Media, the media division of United Group, plans to expand to the Slovenian market this year by setting up a news portal under the N1 brand, which is already active in the region.

The Luxembourg-based United Media has already opened the Adria News subsidiary in Ljubljana under which the N1 Slovenija web portal will operate.

Ceremonies Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day Across Balkans

Events were held in countries across the Balkans on Wednesday to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the victims of the Nazi genocide during World War II on the day on which Soviet troops entered the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland in 1945.

Croatia Charges Ex-Prison Guards with Abusing Wartime Detainees

Croatian police said on Wednesday that they have charged four unnamed Croatian citizens with committing war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war in Dalj, a village in eastern Croatia, some 20 kilometres from the wartime flashpoint town of Vukovar.