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The Minimum Wage in Croatia to Become EUR 435

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced at a government session that as of January 1, 2020, the country's minimum wage was 3250 kuna (435 euros). Since the beginning of the current government's term of office, the minimum wage has been increased by about 100 euros, MIA reported.

Croatia Faces ‘Long-Term Stagnation’ of Demographic Decline

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.

See also: Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

According to Bosnjak, emigration from the country peaked last year and an increased number of births in 2018 heralded some really good news.

Montenegro Extradites ‘Coup Plot’ Witness Sindjelic to Croatia

Montenegro on Wednesday extradited Sasa Sindjelic, a former protected witness in the Montenegro "Coup Plot" trial, to Croatia, where he is to serve a jail sentence over an unrelated case.

It previously arrested Sindjelic, a Serbian national, on the basis of an Interpol "red notice" submitted by Croatia.

Croatia Coalition Threatened by Row Over Education pay

Amid an ongoing crisis in the ruling coalition in Croatia, with the junior coalition partner, the Croatian People's Party, HNS, threatening the senior Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, that it will vote against the draft budget for 2020, speculation grows about about the coalition collapsing.

Protesters Rally in New York for Balkan War Rape Victims

Several dozen people joined the protest entitled 'Rally for Her Justice', organised by the Albanian American Woman's Organisation with backing from US Bosnian and Croat groups, on Tuesday near the Serbian consulate in New York.

The organisers said they were calling on the Serbian authorities "to punish and prosecute the war criminals that may still be living in their country".

Reaction to Article: “We Are Their Voice”: German Far-Right Builds Balkan Alliances

"Some time in June this year, I gave an exhaustive video interview to journalist Nenad Radicevic. From that interview, he included merely one half of one sentence in the text, and with his very one-sided writing he misled the readers to believe that I was somehow affiliated with the neo-Nazis from Germany and neo-Ustasha from Croatia.

Tennis: Tecau and Rojer qualify for doubles final at ATP 500 Swiss Indoors Basel

The pairing made up of Romanian tennis player Horia Tecau and Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer on Saturday qualified for the final of the doubles event of the ATP 500 Swiss Indoors Basel tournament, with total prize money worth 2,082,655 euro, after scoring 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 10-5 against pair Ivan Dodig (Croatia)/Filip Polasek (Slovakia). The fourth seeded couple won after about two hours.

Croatian Serbs’ Newspaper Thrives in a Tough Environment

Novosti started 20 years ago solely as a weekly newspaper for Croatia's Serb ethnic minority, but as its profile and impact have grown, so have the pressures that its staff have had to face.

“We Are Their Voice”: German Far-Right Builds Balkan Alliances

At 28 years old, Frohnmaier is the youngest MP for Alternative for Germany, or AfD, the right-wing populist party that shot to prominence in Germany in part by railing against an influx of mainly Muslim refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa since 2015. It is now the third largest party in the Bundestag.

"If they rule out Pristina, Albania withdraws immediately"

"Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama had an essential condition that will not be subject to negotiations, which is that if Kosovo is excluded from the newly established co-operation, Albania will immediately withdraw", Cakaj said in an interview with KTV.

European Commission Backs Croatia to Join Schengen Area

The European Commission announced on Tuesday that Croatia has "taken the measures needed to ensure that the necessary conditions for the full application of the Schengen rules and standards are met".

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