Latest News from Croatia

EU with New Rules on International Marriages

The EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships apply as of today.

Serbian pensioners risk poverty less than many in EU

According to EU's statistical agency's analysis covering 2017, pensioners at risk of poverty in the European Union was estimated to be 14.2 percent, slightly above the figure of 13.8 percent in 2016. The rate has been rising gradually since 2013, when it was 12.6 percent, the organization has announced.

Sberbank Seeking Buyers for Stake in Croatia's Agrokor

After the complex rescue of Croatia's biggest private company, Agrokor, which ended with a debt-for-equity swap, the biggest shareholder, Russia's Sherbank, told BIRN that it does not intend to own the firm long-term and wants to sell its stake.

Holocaust Revisionism Widespread in Croatia, Warns Report

A new report on how EU countries deal with the legacy of the Holocaust says that Croatia has one of the worst problems with historical revisionism and the downplaying of World War II crimes.

Slovenian attempts to smuggle 24 kilos of drugs

Batrovci is a border crossing between Serbia and Croatia.

The police said they found a total of 24.6 kilograms of the drug in possession of the suspect, whose initials are I.D.

The narcotics were hidden in specially built spaces inside a car with Slovenian license plates.

Spanish Chain MANGO Doubles Number of Stores in Bulgaria in 2019

The Spanish fashion line MANGO plans to expand its presence in the Balkans, including Bulgaria, in 2019. For now, the company has two sites in the capital - in The Mall and Ring Mall. This is clear from publications in local media.

Croatian Lawmakers Scrutinise Public Broadcaster's Media Lawsuits

Lawmakers in Croatia will discuss on Wednesday a spate of lawsuits filed by the country's public broadcaster against journalists, media outlets and journalism associations, a practice critics say amounts to an attack on media freedom.

The cases brought by Croatian Radio-Television, HRT, will be on the agenda of parliament's Committee on Information, Computerisation and Media.

Fascist WW2-era flag shown on Croatian state TV

The flag made an appearance during the sports segment of HRT's main news program.

The Ustasha regime was in power in the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) - a WW2 Nazi-allied entity that set up and operated death camps for Serbs, Jews, and Roma, including in Jasenovac.

EC Warned Bulgaria About the Sale of Citizenship

The European Commission will warn that programs in some EU countries that allow rich foreigners to buy citizenship or residence can help organized crime groups from outside the EU to penetrate the bloc and increase the risk of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion, Reuters reported.

Tesla Makes Charging Stations in the Balkans, but Ignores Bulgaria

Some time ago, Tesla promised that in 2019 it will cover the whole of Europe with its supercharging charging stations to extend "from Ireland to Kiev (Ukraine), from Norway to Turkey." The expansion of Musk's company is mainly focused on Central and Western Europe, where dozens of similar facilities already exist, but it also covers the Balkans.

Bulgaria to use Croatia's Experience in Field of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Bulgaria's Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev met in Sofia with the National Transplant Coordinator of Croatia Dr Mirela Bušić, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.

Minister Ananiev and Mirela Bušić discussed Croatia's experience in the field of organ donation and transplantation. Croatia is one of the leading countries in the field of transplantation.

Turkey's Erdogan Wants Bosnia's Dayton Deal Changed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Wednesday for the revision of Bosnia's 1995 Dayton Agreement in Ankara alongside Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic who was paying an official visit.