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Croatia braces for winter as shivering migrants pour in

Opatovac - 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.

Top Croatian court overturns ex-PM's jail term for graft

Zagreb - 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.

Tired Croatian bus drivers ferry migrants day and night

Baranjsko Petrovo Selo - 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.

Hungary's border policy 'unacceptable': Croatia PM

- Hungary's policy towards migrants is "unacceptable" and will not stop the flow of desperate people trying to reach Europe, the prime minister of neighbouring Croatia, Zoran Milanovic, said Tuesday.

Record migrant arrivals in Croatia as crisis deepens

Zagreb - 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, Serbia calm migrant border tensions after EU wades in

Zagreb - 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.

Syrian rock musicians on unexpected 'exile tour' through Europe

Zagreb - Like tens of thousands of their fellow countrymen fleeing war, members of a Syrian rock group exiled in Lebanon undertook a perilous journey to reach Europe.

Scandinavia, Germany in with migrants, southern Europe out

Zagreb - 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.

Croatia PM urges Serbia to redirect migrants to ease burden

Zagreb - Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic urged Serbia Tuesday to resume directing migrants to Hungary and Romania to help ease the burden on his own country.

Men left behind as families first into Slovenia

- 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.

Croatia to continue to take migrants to Hungary border: PM

- Croatia will continue to redirect migrants to the Hungarian border, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Saturday as Budapest and Zagreb wrangled over how to deal with Europe's refugee crisis.

Migrants mass on Slovenia border

Harmica - 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.

Op-Ed: Terrorists converted from refugees

For some time now we have been witnessing an unprecedented phenomenon in our everyday history. Our mass media bring to our roofs tragic scenes of people migrating from one continent to another.

Slovenia border police fire tear gas at migrants

Harmica - 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.

Migrants inundate new EU crisis hotspot Croatia

Tovarnik - 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 closes border crossings with Serbia over migrants

Zagreb - Croatia on Thursday closed seven of the country's eight border crossings with Serbia "until further notice" following a massive influx of migrants and refugees, the interior ministry said.

Emotional scenes as Croatians bring aid to departing migrants

- There were emotional scenes in eastern Croatia on Thursday as local people came to hand out food and supplies to some of the migrants finally departing after a long wait near the border with Serbia.

In chaos of Croatia station, desperate searches for loved ones

Tovarnik - Among the thousands trapped in the blistering heat of a tiny rural train station on the Croatian border, urgent hunts are under way for loved ones.

Croatia expects over 20,000 migrants over next two weeks

Zagreb - 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 ...

Migrants inundate new EU crisis hotspot Croatia

Tovarnik - 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.
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