As the Croatian government prepares to spend more on 1990s war veterans, as well as purchasing 12 military jets and covering debts in the health sector, it risks increasing the country's budget deficit, experts warned.
In an interview for the Croatian weekly Globus on Wednesday, an MP from the governing Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, Miroslav Tudjman, blamed Bosnia's former President, Alija Izetbegovic, for encouraging the birth of Islamic terrorism in the 1990s.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said it was threatened by a member of the governing Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ because of its campaign apologising to Serb victims of the 1995 military operation ‘Storm’.
Veteran Croatian journalist Drago Hedl - who writes for the Croatian news site Telegram - reported on Thursday that Franjo Lucic, an MP from the ruling Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, tried to bribe him not to write a story about his businesses undergoing bankruptcy procedures.
Bosnia's second-strongest Bosniak [Bosnian Muslim] national party, the Alliance for Better Future, SBB, on Friday announced the breakup of its coalition with the main Bosniak party in the country, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA.
The Croatian parliament's committee on information, computerisation and the media on Thursday called for the removal of the supervisory board of the public broadcaster Croatian Radio Television, HRT, after the board last week again warned of possible corruption inside the broadcaster.
Croatian daily Vecernji list on Thursday will launch what it calls "the most anticipated book of the decade", written by the former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, who led the country for several years in the 2000s and was subsequently indicted for alleged corruption.
With the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, losing potential partners for forming a new governing majority in the Croatian parliament, new general elections seem to be a realistic scenario in the coming months, an analyst told BIRN.
In the second round of Croatia's local elections on Sunday, people mostly voted in line with pre-election opinion surveys, opting for favourites as their future mayors, county prefects and municipal heads.