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Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's comeback politician

Zagreb - Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's former leftist prime minister who was elected the country's new president Sunday, is an experienced politician who made a comeback after being absent from politics for three years.

Ex-leftist PM wins Croatia presidential poll

Zagreb - Leftist former prime minister Zoran Milanovic, who has pledged to make Croatia a tolerant country turning the page on its wartime past, won Sunday's presidential run-off vote, defeating the incumbent conservative leader.Milanovic took 52.

Croatia president faces leftist challenge in uncertain vote

Zagreb - Croatia elects a new president Sunday in an uncertain vote where the conservative incumbent -- trying to unite a fractured right wing -- faces a very serious challenge from a former leftist prime minister.Some 3.

Croatia president tries to unite right against leftist ex-PM

Zagreb - Croatia's conservative president is trying to lure nationalists back to her camp as she faces a leftist ex-premier at the polls Sunday, in a race that has revealed growing support for the country's radical right.

Croatian president to face leftist ex-PM in run-off

Zagreb - Croatia's conservative president narrowly made it to a run-off election against a leftist former premier on Sunday, after a nationalist folk singer won over a large chunk of her camp's far-right wing.

Islands, sports and spotted dogs: Five facts about Croatia

Zagreb - Croatia goes to the polls Sunday to elect a president who will serve as head of state of the Adriatic nation, which joined the EU in 2013.

Croatia to pick a president in tight three-way race

Zagreb - A nationalist folk singer and a leftist former premier are challenging Croatia's conservative president in a Sunday election that could loosen her camp's hold on the EU's newest member.

EU presidency comes to Zagreb but Croatians keep leaving

Petrinja - In the eyes of its Balkan neighbours, Croatia is the lucky one, having managed to join the European Union six years ago.Yet its people are still leaving the country in droves -- citing the same problems that haunt the rest of the region.

European centre-right new leader vows to fight populism

Zagreb - Former EU Council President Donald Tusk pledged Wednesday to fight against political populism as he was set to be elected leader of Europe's main conservative parties during their grouping meeting in Croatia.

Croatia's 'Schindler's List' producer dies aged 87

Zagreb - Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor Branko Lustig, who won Oscars for "Schindler's List" and "Gladiator", died Thursday in Zagreb aged 87, state-run HINA news agency reported.

Croatians protest over release of teenager's suspected rapists

Zagreb - Thousands protested Saturday in major Croatian cities against the release of five men suspected of gang-raping a teenager, saying the judiciary had repeatedly failed to protect girls and women.

Outrage in Croatia over release of teen gang rape suspects

Zagreb - Anger is brewing in Croatia after a judge released five men suspected of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl from their village, triggering calls for protests against a judiciary that women say is failing to protect them.

Croatia charges 5 with hate crimes for attack on Serb bar

Zagreb - Croatian police charged five men with hate crimes Wednesday for last week's attack on Serbs watching a Red Star Belgrade match in a bar, an incident that heightened tensions between Belgrade and Zagreb.

Red Star Belgrade fans park tank, spark uproar

Belgrade - Red Star Belgrade fans stirred controversy by parking an army tank outside their stadium ahead of Tuesday's Champions League play-off second leg against Swiss side Young Boys.

Migrants injured near Bosnia border with Croatia

Sarajevo - A group of 18 migrants were found injured near Bosnia's border with Croatia and are receiving medical care, local media and police said Wednesday.

Croatian commits suicide after shooting six dead: police

Zagreb - A man suspected of shooting six people dead in Zagreb took his own life Friday after police tried to arrest him, Croatian authorities said.

Six shot dead in Croatian capital: state media

Zagreb - Croatian police launched a manhunt Thursday night after six people were found dead with gunshot wounds in a house in the capital Zagreb, state media reported.

Germany extradites convicted top ex-spy to Croatia

Zagreb - A former top Yugoslavian spy, sentenced in Germany for the 1983 murder of a dissident, was extradited Thursday to Croatia to serve his 30-year jail term, the interior ministry said.

Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded Bosnia

Bihac - Stranded in Bosnia, thousands of migrants face yet one more hurdle on their journey towards the European Union: the scorching summer heat in the Balkans.

China courts eastern Europe after key EU summit

Dubrovnik - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will meet leaders from eastern and central Europe in Croatia on Friday to talk business, fresh from a key summit with EU where he pledged opening up his country's economy.

Dubrovnik or King's Landing? Game of Thrones is 'blessing and curse'

Dubrovnik - Shepherding tourists through the arches and towers of Croatia's medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Ivan Vukovic spends half his time leading tours of a capital that doesn't exist: the fictional King's Landing from "Game of Thrones".

Croatia hosts its first transgender march

Zagreb - Around 300 people from around the Balkans joined Croatia's first-ever transgender march Saturday to draw attention to the discrimination they face in the largely conservative region.

Legal, but... abortion access under threat in Catholic Croatia

Zagreb - On paper, abortion has been legal in Croatia for decades. But in practice, it is becoming less available in the largely Catholic country where religious pressure is pushing doctors increasingly to refuse abortions on moral grounds.

Croatia's Serbs, Jews to snub WWII death camp memorial

Zagreb - Croatia's Serbs and Jews said Tuesday they would snub for the fourth straight year a commemoration for the victims of the country's notorious World War II death camp saying the authorities tolerate pro-Nazi ideology.

'Frozen woman' murder shocks Croatian village

Palovec - Shock and bewilderment have seized a small Croatian village where the body of a missing woman was found inside her sister's freezer at the weekend, a macabre discovery that has cracked open a 20-year-old cold case.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Jewish Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

Zagreb - Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak.

US objections stop Croatia buying Israeli fighter jets: minister

Zagreb - Croatia's plans to buy used F-16 fighter jets from Israel failed over a lack of US approval for the sale, a disappointed defence minister said Thursday after talks with an Israeli delegation.

Painful gynaecology stories unleash #MeToo tide in the Balkans

Zagreb - A tide of #MeToo testimonies about painful gynaecological procedures and abusive medical staff is rippling across the Balkans, where women are breaking taboos in patriarchal societies to share their traumatic hospital experiences.
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The festival, which this year had Italy as its partner country, was in its 44th year.
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The Plancic vineyard in eastern Hvar which will yield 100 tonnes of grapes this year
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Varazdin was one the seat of power in Croatia. Palace Erdody.
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Podravka is one of Croatia's most successful companies, with markets in 40 countries globally.
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The unspoilt beauty of inland Dalmatia, one of Europe's least discovered regions.
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The Meneghello estate on Palmizana has been working in tourism since 1906.
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City Hall was bathed in light.
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There was considerable excitement before boarding.
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Captain Martin at the launch party of the European Coastal Airlines operation near Split Airport.
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A busy day at IKEA, one of the sights on the flight from Rab to Zagreb.
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Mass was followed by a procession through the town
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A fascinating discussion with Marija Cafuk, the sole guardian of the culturally protected Varazdin cabbage seeds.
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Vestibul Palace owner Nenad Nizic with the award.

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