Latest News from Croatia

Memorial for WWII Concentration Camp Victims Unveiled in Belgrade

Aleksandar Vucic inaugurated the new plaque on Thursday near the banks of the River Sava, close to the location of the Staro Sajmiste (Old Trade Fair) concentration camp, which operated during World War II.

Dubrovnik cat eviction sparks storm

Thousands of people have signed a petition against the eviction of a 17-year-old stray cat from its home outside a historic palace in Croatia's tourist hotspot, Dubrovnik.

Anastasia spends her days in front of the 14th-century Rector's Palace in the Old City and is a favorite with locals and tourists.

Bulgaria: We are waiting for over 1.5 million more Foreign Tourists this year

"Compared to last year, more than 1.5 million more foreigners are expected to visit Bulgaria", Rumen Draganov, director of the Institute for Analysis and Evaluation in Tourism, told BNR. He added that "there is about 100% plus increase" of Bulgarians traveling abroad.

BIRN Offers Grants to Explore War Crimes Archives

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has launched a call for proposals for small projects by journalists, artists, historians and civil society activists covering topics related to the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in former Yugoslav countries that dealt with war crimes cases.

For Victims of Croatia’s ‘Lora’ Prison, Justice Proves Elusive

April 6 brought another milestone in one of the longest-running war crimes processes in Croatia, when the County Court in the coastal city of Split sentenced two men to prison for war crimes against mainly Serb detainees at the city's 'Lora' military prison during the 1991-95 Croatian war.

Ninth lynx from Romania arrives in Slovenia

Ilirska Bistrica – An adult male lynx arrived from the Carpathian Mountains in Romania to the Snežnik plateau on Friday and is adjusting to the new environment in an enclosure. It is the ninth lynx to have arrived from Romania, said partners to the LIFE Lynx project, striving to preserve the Dinaric-Alpine lynx population.

Former Lora Camp Inmates Denounce ‘Scandalous’ Court Verdicts

Former inmates of the notorious Lora prison camp near Split, Croatia, condemned the Split Court verdict that sentenced the former prison commander and one of the guards only for crimes committed in a couple of months in 1992.

Turkey reshuffles around two dozen of ambassadors

Turkey has reshuffled dozens of ambassadors, including Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kıran, who has been appointed as Turkey's ambassador to Zagreb.

Eurobarometer: One in three Slovenians happy with state of democracy

Ljubljana – Slovenians are quite happy with their life in general but only one out of three is happy with the way democracy works in their country, a Eurobarometer survey conducted across the EU has shown.

As many as 89% of the Slovenians included in the survey are happy with their life, which is above the EU average of 83%.

NATO is Strengthening its Eastern Flank: 900 US troops are already in Bulgaria

NATO has made progress in strengthening its eastern flank, with four new multinational battle groups in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria reaching their first level of combat readiness. This was announced by the DPA news agency, citing a spokesman for the North Atlantic Alliance.

Barricades at Dawn: Watching the Siege of Sarajevo Begin

It was the morning after the February 29-March 1 1992 independence referendum in Bosnia and Herzegovina - an event that a well-known BBC journalist had described to me, sipping a beer, as "good news at last from the Balkans".

Edirne lured 500,000 visitors in three months

In the first three months of 2022, more than 500,000 people from Bulgaria and Greece have visited the northwestern province of Edirne, mainly for shopping purposes.