The Croatian sun has given way to rain and the temperature has dropped, but refugees and migrants continue to stream into the country, forcing officials and charities to scramble to prepare for wintry conditions.
Croatia's Supreme Court has overturned a nine-year prison sentence and ordered a retrial for former prime minister Ivo Sanader, who was jailed for embezzling millions of euros in public funds, a spokesman said Thursday.
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They usually chauffeur tourists or school children, but Croatian bus drivers are now working into the night ferrying thousands of migrants from one corner of their country to another."Temporary transport," say the signs on their buses.
Croatia on Saturday announced an unprecedented spike in the arrival of migrants on a long, dangerous journey towards western Europe as the continent's worst post-World War II refugee crisis showed no sign of abating.
Croatia and Serbia moved to ease tensions along their shared border on Friday after the EU's powerful executive intervened in a bitter row sparked by Europe's biggest postwar influx of refugee.
The European Union may have reluctantly agreed to share out 120,000 refugees among most of its 28 member states, but many migrants know exactly where they want to go: northern Europe... and only northern Europe.
Hundreds of men fleeing war and misery without their loved ones found themselves stuck at the Croatian border with Slovenia Sunday, as families travelling together continued on their long, muddy route to a new life in western Europe.
Hundreds of migrants gathered on Croatia's main border crossings with Slovenia on Saturday, seeking transit through Slovenian territory in their bid to travel to northern Europe, AFP reporters and local media said.
Slovenian police used tear gas late on Friday to disperse a group of migrants on its border as the country's government said it was considering opening safe corridors for refugees to pass through the tiny Alpine country.
Croatia closed most of its border with Serbia as it became the latest hotspot in Europe's migrant crisis, with thousands of new arrivals overwhelming local authorities ahead of an emergency summit next week.
Croatia is expecting an influx of more than 20,000 migrants over the next two weeks after Hungary sealed its border with Serbia, a minister said Thursday."We expect a peak within the next two weeks ...
Croatia on Thursday became the latest hotspot in Europe's migrant crisis, with thousands of new arrivals bound for northern Europe overwhelming local authorities as the EU's president called an emergency summit next week.