Latest News from Croatia

Croatian Serb Leader Condemns Hate Graffiti on Election Posters

Milorad Pupovac, the leader of the Independent Democratic Serb Party, SDSS, one of the parties representing Croatia's Serb minority, said on Friday that the defacement of some of the party's European Parliament election campaign billboards should not deter Croatian Serbs from turning out to vote.

Serbian Family Keeps Pianos in Perfect Tune

"My sister Ana handles the concert season and public relations, my wife handles the administrative duties, and I am a multifunctioning device," he jests.

After attending music high school in Belgrade, Vrbanec went on to receive a degree in piano and a Europiano technical degree.

Berlin summit revealed "intentions of leaders and states"

Speaking in a news conference in Belgrade, the head of the Serbian Government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija said that Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel prepared the summit "in a very serious way, and gave the opportunity to Vucic to present Serbia's position."

Croatia Convicts Bosnian Serb of Detention Camp Abuses

Zagreb County Court on Tuesday handed down a first-instance verdict convicting former Bosnian Serb Army officer Dane Lukajic of physically abusing prisoners at the Manjaca camp during wartime, and sentenced him to six years in prison, local media reported.

The verdict was made public on Thursday after the prosecution and defence issued their closing statements on Monday.

Croatia’s Serbs Must Vote to ‘Preserve Their Rights’

Sunday's ethnic minority council polls in Croatia risk being overshadowed by the European Parliament elections - but Jelena Nestorovic of the Serbian National Council says Serbs must vote if they want to build a pluralistic society.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia Arrives in Bulgaria

Croatia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Damir Krsticevic arrives on a two-day working visit to Bulgaria, the Defense Ministry (MO) said.
The visit is at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov. The talks will discuss issues related to the deepening of bilateral defense co-operation.

Together for Europe Summit in Warsaw Kicked Off

The Together for Europe Summit in Warsaw, involving Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the leaders of all member states, adopted since 2004 in the EU, has begun.

The occasion for the summit, initiated by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiec, is the 15th anniversary of the beginning of the great enlargement of the European Union.

Merkel's office issues statement after Berlin meeting

According to it, Belgrade and Pristina "agreed to press ahead with their efforts to implement existing agreements and to engage constructively in the dialogue for the normalization of relations, through the EU, with the aim of reaching a comprehensive and final agreement."

"No progress, no failure; new talks in Paris in July"

Responding to question from journalists after the summit ended in Berlin, Vucic said that Angela Merkel's and Emmanuel Macron's engagement was very important and showed their determination to preserve peace in the Western Balkans, as by that they also preserve peace in Europe.

Dodik "on official visit to Vatican" - dismisses criticism

Banja Luka-based ATV broadcaster is reporting that Dodik last night commented on Bosniak (Muslim) member of the BiH Presidency Sefik Dzaferovic, saying that he was not visiting the Vatican on behalf of the Presidency, "as he wants to present it publicly."

Global Rivalry in Balkans Could Pull Region Apart

Germany and France may use it to initiate a new round of talks between Serbia and Kosovo, aiming to resolve their tense relations through a "new deal" that could include "dual sovereignty" and/or "greater autonomy" over some disputed territories, EU officials have said.

Four Serbian citizens die in car crash in Croatia

Croatia-based Index website is reporting that the deadly accident happened in eastern Croatia, on the A3 highway, and that the victims traveled in the direction of Zagreb in a Skoda Octavia passenger car with Slovenian license plates.