Latest News from Croatia

Apple Pay Comes to Bulgaria

Apple Pay makes its way to Bulgaria. The British fintech Monese has officially announced that it will start offering this service to its customers in 13 new countries, including ours.

Apple Pay gives you the opportunity to pay with your iPhone or Apple Watch by typing your card number in the special app. With the NFC chip you can pay anywhere you pay with a contactless card.

Anti-Abortion Rallies Staged in Croatian Cities

Anti-abortion campaigners joined 'Walk for Life' rallies on Saturday in three of Croatia's cities, Zagreb, Split and Zadar.

Organisers said they wanted to stage a peaceful walk with a goal of "protecting the lives of unborn children - the most vulnerable minority in Croatia and providing support to every pregnant woman".

Cyprus helps fight Israel fires

Two planes flew to Israel on Friday to join fire fighters who are battling numerous raging fires in a declared emergency.
According to local media, two fire-fighting airplanes from the Forestry Department flew to Israel to help battle wildfires in the country.

Greece, Cyprus send firefighting planes to Israel

Four European countries and Egypt sent aircraft to help Israel battle wildfires that have forced the evacuation of some small towns, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday, as a record heatwave looked set to worsen conditions.

Bulgarian PM Borisov will Participate in the Final Election Event of Manfred Weber in Munich

GERB Chairman Boyko Borisov will participate tomorrow, May 24th, at the final election event of the EPP candidate for EC President Manfred Weber, the GERB press center announced on Thursday. Together with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria will be the leader of the list of GERB and UDF for the European elections Mariya Gabriel.

Balkan States Backsliding on War Crime Cases, Hague Prosecutor Warns

Serge Brammertz. Photo: EPA/EVERT-JAN DANIELS.

More political will and cooperation between former Yugoslav states is needed for the remaining suspects from the 1990s wars to be brought to justice, Hague chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz said on Thursday.

Old Stories are Hot News in Balkan Media

A number of media outlets in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia duly "reported" this development, some for the second time, since they also reported it three years ago.

Most of them quoted Radio Free Europe, RFE, saying that after the movement was registered on April 18, this had drawn negative reactions from the public and prompted the Montenegrin NGO Civil Alliance to request a ban.

Merkel and Weber Must Reject the Croatian HDZ’s Radical Agenda

The HDZ and its sister party in Bosnia and Herzegovina have long advocated ethnically 'federalising' Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is in line with the HDZ's embrace of convicted war criminals who took part in a joint effort to carve up the country with Bosnian Serb separatists during the 1992-95 war.

Emerging Europe Announces Nominees for 2019 Awards

From a total of 949 applications representing all 23 countries of emerging Europe, 120
companies and organisations, spread across 12 categories, have been officially nominated for the Emerging Europe Awards. In addition, 23 investment promotion
agencies and 75 cities have been included in two research projects: the Investment

Angela Merkel in Croatian Nationalist Song Controversy

A spokesperson for Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the German Chancellor was not familiar with the nationalist song that was performed at the Croatian Democratic Union rally that she attended on Saturday, and was not informed about the content of the event's musical programme in advance.

Greece not part of EU program for tackling fires

The European Commission on Tuesday inaugurated its first fleet of firefighting aircraft under a new program dubbed rescEU aimed at enlisting the help of member-states to respond to wildfires and other natural disasters without the participation of Greece.

"Serbia-Croatia important for stability of region"

Brnabic pointed out that the relations between Serbia and Croatia are important for the stability of the region, and that, consequently, it is necessary to improve the dialogue and intensify cooperation in resolving open issues.

The EU Takes Measures to Combat Forest Fires

The European Commission announced the establishment of a fleet of specialized planes to combat forest fires this summer. So far, seven firefighter planes and six helicopters will be part of the fleet, the commission said, quoted by BTA.

Croatia to Open Care Centres for War Veterans

The Croatian Veterans' Affairs Ministry and local authorities in the towns of Daruvar, Petrinja, Sinj and Sibenik signed agreements on Monday to set up new centres for people who fought in the 1991-95 war.

The centres in the four towns will provide care and assistance, basic physical rehabilitation and sporting, recreational and educational activities for Croatian veterans.

The Struggle to Save Croatia’s Vanishing Anti-Fascist Monuments

A photograph from the small Croatian coastal town of Kastel Luksic, taken in April, in which a statue dedicated to the fallen fighters of World War II is pictured lying on its back amid construction refuse, went viral in Croatia and appalled many people.