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Police raid home of boss of indebted Balkans retail giant

Zagreb - Police on Monday raided the Zagreb home of the owner of ailing Balkans retail giant Agrokor after a months-long probe into possible criminal reasons behind the firm's financial woes, HRT television reported.

Bridge of discord between Croatia and Bosnia

- Pero Brbora farms his shellfish in Croatia but has to cross the border into Bosnia, and out again, to sell them in his homeland.

US court rejects Croatia WWII victims billions suit

Zagreb - A US court has rejected a suit filed by victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi WWII regime and their relatives who were seeking $3.5 billion (2.9 billion euros) in damages, Croatian authorities said Friday.

Australian Serb jailed for 15 years over war crimes

Zagreb - A former Serb paramilitary commander with Australian citizenship was jailed for 15 years by a Croatian court on Tuesday for the torture and murder of civilians and prisoners of war in the 1990s.

Croatia school removes Melania Trump English ads

Zagreb - Billboards featuring a glamourous image of US First Lady Melania Trump and the caption: "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were supposed to attract students to a language school in Croatia.

Croatia govt under fire for failing to tackle pro-Nazis

Zagreb - With his Hitler-style toothbrush moustache, ex-fighter Marko Skejo leaves no doubt about his politics: the now-disbanded paramilitary unit he fought for displays open nostalgia for a pro-Nazi past that Croatia is struggling to tackle.

Slovenia pressures Croatia over border ruling

Ljubljana - Slovenia ramped up pressure on Croatia Thursday, announcing a new attempt to force its southern neighbour to respect a recent ruling that gave Ljubljana key access to the Adriatic sea.

EU urges Croatia to respect Slovenia border ruling

Bled - The European Commission on Monday urged Zagreb to respect a recent arbitration ruling that gave Slovenia key access to international waters off Croatia's coast and drew a maritime border between the two EU member states.

Croatians strip Tito's name from Zagreb square

Zagreb - Zagreb on Friday stripped the name of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito from a prominent square in the Croatian capital, a move that has sparked controversy and split public opinion.

Croatia fights dozens of fires along Adriatic coast

Zagreb - Croatian firefighters and armed forces were fighting dozens of wildfires on Monday along the Adriatic coastline and on the popular tourist islands of Hvar and Brac, officials said.

Slovenia to sue EU in wine name dispute

Ljubljana - Slovenia said Friday it will sue the European Commission for allowing winemakers in neighbouring Croatia to use one of its protected wine designations.

Firefighting planes battle flames near Croatia's Dubrovnik

Zagreb - Firefighting planes were dispatched to battle a fresh blaze near Croatia's Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Thursday as scores of emergency personnel remained on duty further north.

Montenegro wildfires rage but 'under control' in Croatia and Portugal

Podgorica - Firefighters in Montenegro battled for a third day Wednesday to douse wildfires along the Adriatic coast, while blazes ravaging parts of neighbouring Croatia as well as Portugal were brought under control.

Wildfires rage on Adriatic coast

Zagreb - Firefighters in Montenegro and Croatia battled Tuesday to douse wildfires on the Adriatic coast and managed to control the blaze on the outskirts of Split, Croatia's second largest city.

Montenegro asks for international help to fight fires

Podgorica - Montenegro asked Monday for international help to fight wildfires in the Lustica peninsula on the country's Adriatic coast."The situation at Lustica is critical.

Slovenia, Croatia fail to break sea ruling deadlock

Ljubljana - Slovenia and Croatia's premiers failed Wednesday to break a deadlock over a recent arbitration ruling giving Ljubljana key access to international waters off Croatia, but promised to keep talking.

EU urges Slovenia and Croatia to 'implement' high seas ruling

Strasbourg - The European Commission on Tuesday asked Slovenia and Croatia to "implement" a ruling that gave Ljubljana key access to international waters off the Croatian coast, a decision rejected by Zagreb.

Judges award Slovenia high seas access in row with Croatia

Den Haag - International judges on Thursday awarded Slovenia key access to international waters off the Croatian coast, sparking a furious reaction from Zagreb which said it would refuse to implement the ruling.

Tiny bay makes waves in Slovenia-Croatia border row

Piran - Tourists tucking into their cuttlefish risotto have little idea that the local seafood delicacy was caught in waters subject to one of the EU's longest-standing border feuds opposing Slovenia and Croatia.

Croatian party seeks to scrub Tito's name from square

Zagreb - A right-wing party in Croatia wants to strip the name of Josip Broz Tito from a prominent square in the capital Zagreb, calling the communist Yugoslav leader a dictator.

Croatia parliament approves new ruling coalition

Zagreb - Croatia's conservative Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic saved his position Friday as lawmakers backed a new and unexpected coalition government -- avoiding the prospect of a snap election.

Corruption-charged Zagreb mayor re-elected for sixth term

Zagreb - Milan Bandic, the populist mayor of Croatia's capital facing corruption charges, has been re-elected for a sixth term, official results showed Monday.

Croatians protest stalled education reforms

Zagreb - More than 20,000 people protested Thursday in Croatia's capital Zagreb against stalled education reforms and the influence of Church-backed groups promoting conservative values in the school curriculum.

Aid groups say Croat police beat and robbed migrants

Belgrade - Humanitarian aid groups said Friday that Croatian police have beaten with sticks and robbed migrants trying to pass through the country.

Croatia coalition collapses, raising election prospect

Zagreb - Croatia's ruling coalition collapsed Friday after only six months in power, leaving the premier faced with finding the support of a new parliamentary majority or calling a fresh election.

Croatia coalition collapses, raising election prospect

Zagreb - Croatia's ruling coalition collapsed Friday after only six months in power, leaving the premier faced with finding the support of a new parliamentary majority or calling a fresh election.

Croatia coalition collapses, raising election prospect

Zagreb - Croatia's ruling coalition collapsed Friday after only six months in power, leaving the premier faced with finding the support of a new parliamentary majority or calling a fresh election.

Croatia PM sacks ministers amid fresh election talk

Zagreb - Croatia was rocked by the surprise sacking of three ministers from its coalition government Thursday, with the country's prime minister saying he is ready for new elections if necessary.

Anti-fascists, Jews boycott Croatia memorial at WWII death camp

Jasenovac - Croatia honoured on Sunday the victims of its most brutal World War II death camp, an event again snubbed by ethnic Serbs, Jews and anti-fascists who accuse authorities of tolerating a pro-Nazi ideology.

Croatian rivers face hydroelectric peril

Karlovac - Swans glide peacefully over green river waters in the central Croatian area of Karlovac, a tranquil spot popular with fishermen and swimmers that environmentalists fear could be devastated by hydropower projects.
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