Latest News from Croatia

Croats, Serbs Come Together to Remember ‘Storm’ Victims

With flags hoisted on homes and public buildings, and a well-rehearsed official ceremony, Croatia is readying to celebrate the 24th anniversary of a military offensive that snuffed out a rebel Serb statelet and ended Croatia's 1991-95 war of independence from socialist Yugoslavia.

About 30% of the Europeans without a Leave

On average, 28% of European citizens won't t be able to afford even a week of vacation this summer, according to Eurostat. Despite the high percentage, the situation has improved compared to five years ago. In 2013, 39.5% of European citizens over the age of 18 couldn't afford to spend a week on a vacation.

Croatia’s Roma: A Long-Hidden History of Holocaust Suffering

Danijel Vojak, a historian from Zagreb-based Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, is recalling how he once found an old photograph of an 11-year-old Roma boy called Stjepan Mavrovic, whose childhood was disrupted in June 1942.

Faster to the sea: High way through the heart of Serbia opens on August 18

"103 kilometers long highway section will be released for traffic on August 18, from Obrenovac to Cacak. Corridor 11 is highly significant for our citizens, as we will finally bypass the Ibar Highway, providing a much safer road to our citizens", Minister Mihajlovic said for Happy TV, the Ministry reports.

You’ve Got Mail: Bosnia’s Last Pigeon Post Office

Among the more curious sights in Trebinje, a small town in southeast Bosnia, close to the border with Montenegro and Croatia, the pigeon post office is surely the most intriguing.

It was the work of Austro-Hungarian officials who, at the end of the 19th century, after occupying Bosnia, ordered the planting of the immense plane trees that today are the main symbol of the town.

Half of Greeks unable to take a week’s vacation

Half of all Greeks did not have the financial means to take even a one-week vacation last year, compared to an average rate of 28.3 percent in the 28-member European Union, according to a survey by the bloc's statistical service Eurostat. 

Greeks are not the only Europeans facing such constraints. 

Croatia President Denies Insulting Bosnia in Israel

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, on a three-day visit to Israel, on Wednesday denied calling neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina an unstable country taken over by militant Islam and connected to Iran - remarks reported in a Jerusalem Post article that sparked hostile reactions in Bosnia and Herzegovina - and which the newspaper has since deleted.

Bosnia Signs Missing Persons Search Agreements with Croatia, Serbia

Bosnia's Council of Ministers signed separate agreements in Sarajevo on Tuesday with the governments of Serbia and Croatia on working rules and procedures as part of a protocol intended to make the search for the remaining thousands of missing persons from the 1990s wars more effective.

Ursula von der Leyen is on a Working Visit to Croatia

Newly-elected President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is on a working visit to Croatia.

She will talk with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković  about the priorities of the upcoming Croatian presidency of the EU Council, the negotiations on the multiannual financial framework, and Croatia's aspirations for membership of the Schengen area and the euro area.

Bosnians Protest Against Croatia’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Plan

Bosnians gathered in front of the Croatian embassy in Sarajevo on Monday, protesting over possible plans being mulled by neighbouring Croatia to build a landfill site for radioactive waste at Trgovska Gora, near the border with Bosnia.

Talibans took over responsibility for the assault on Croatian soldiers

Hina reports that wounded soldiers are the members of the 10th Croatian contingent (HRVCON) which is situated in Afghanistan since March 2019, as a part of NATO Resolute Support Mission, while the members of the armed forces of Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina also belong to this Contingent.