Latest News from Croatia

Inmates of Yugoslav Political Prison on Croatian Island Commemorated

Two Croatian NGOs, the Ante Zemljar association and Documenta - Centre for Dealing with the Past, held a commemorative event on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners on Goli Otok (Naked Island) in the Adriatic Sea off Croatia's northern coast.

Croatia Has Filed a Formal Application to Join the European Monetary Mechanism

Croatia has filed a formal application to join the European Monetary Mechanism (ERM-2), an early stage on the road to euro membership, also known as the eurozone "waiting room," Reuters reported, quoted by Econ.bg

This was announced on Monday evening by the eurogroup chairman (eurozone finance ministers), the Portuguese finance minister, Māriu Sentenu, quoted by Reuters.

Bosnian Serb Police Chief: Srebrenica Must Not Be Denied

"I will say what others will not. No one has the right to say that this crime did not happen."

These are the words of Goran Saric, the former commander of Republika Srpska's special police brigade, who was acquitted last November by the Bosnian state court of genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995.

PM Boyko Borissov Will Meet with Dodik, Erdogan and Pendarovski in Sarajevo

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will participate in the summit of state and government heads of the countries participating in the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP). The forum will be held on 8 and 9 July in Sarajevo, as Bosnia and Herzegovina is the current SEECP rotating chair. 

Revolut and Monese have Released Apple Pay in Bulgaria

Apple Pay is officially in Bulgaria. The payment service via iPhone is available with a Revolut digital bank account. The British fine-tech company, which has begun work in Bulgaria in April, will maintain its service in 11 new countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. they also use it abroad.

Slovenia Opposition Demands Tighter Border Controls With Croatia

The opposition conservative New Slovenia party, NSi, on Thursday, demanded a session of the foreign policy and interior policy committees in parliament to discuss the new joint Italian-Slovenian border patrols on the borders of the two countries.

Democracy Digest: Winners and Losers in EU Melodrama

Slovak politician Maros Sefcovic and Bulgarian economic analyst Kristalina Georgieva, head of the World Bank, were left disappointed after being tipped for high-profile parts. Romania and Croatia had also sought a greater role for the Balkan region in the EU's decision-making process.

Energean to buy Edison's oil and natural gas unit for 750 million dollars

Israel-focused gas driller Energean said on Thursday it will buy Italian energy group Edison's oil and natural gas unit for an initial consideration of $750 million.
The acquisition would significantly expand Energean's operations in the growing eastern Mediterranean gas hub, with a significant presence in Egypt's offshore basin.

Energean leads race for Edison’s oil and gas unit

Israel-focused gas driller Energean has emerged as the front-runner in the race to acquire Italian energy group Edison's oil and natural gas unit, two sources directly involved in the deal said.
The acquisition would significantly expand Energean's operations in the growing Eastern Mediterranean gas hub with a significant presence in Egypt's offshore basin.

Bosnia Moves Migrants, Refugees to ‘Unsuitable’ Forest Camp

Croatian police regularly prevent migrants from crossing the country's border, sometimes using violence, rights groups say. That has created a bottleneck in Bosnia.

Though the numbers are not on the scale of 2015, when the migrant crisis was at its height, Bosnia, and particularly its northwestern Una-Sana Canton, has struggled to cope.

Montenegro Detains Serbian Witness in ‘Coup Plot’ Trial

The Higher Court in Podgorica on Monday issued an extradition detention order for Sasa Sindjelic, who was arrested in Montenegro on the basis of an Interpol 'red notice' requested by the authorities in Croatia, where he is wanted.

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