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Croatian veterans end church protest after PM agrees to talks

Zagreb - Scores of Croatian war veterans who had taken refuge in a Zagreb church left peacefully on Friday after the government agreed to hold talk with them about their benefits.Escorted by police, veterans from Croatia's 1990s independence war left St.

Croatia arts festival to stage Houellebecq play after all

Zagreb - A play by author Michel Houellebecq -- whose book imagining a Muslim-governed France stirred controversy -- will be staged as planned at a Croatian arts festival despite calls for its cancellation over security fears, the culture ministry said Wednesda...

'Kingdom of Enclava' picks new spot on Croatia-Serbia border

Ljubljana - The world's youngest micronation, the self-proclaimed "Kingdom of Enclava", on Saturday announced it would settle on a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border after learning that its initial chosen location was in fact on Slovenian territory.

'Kingdom of Enclava' part of Slovenia, Ljubljana says

Ljubljana - The world's latest micronation, the miniscule "Kingdom of Enclava" proclaimed by Polish tourists in April, is in fact part of Slovenia, officials in Ljubljana said Thursday.

Wiesenthal Centre urges Croatia to end pensions to Nazi allies

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday urged Croatia to stop paying pensions to people who served in the country's World War II Nazi-allied armed forces, labelling the policy an insult to their victims.

Polish tourists proclaim new state — 'Kingdom of Enclava'

Metlika - Just weeks after a Czech politician created his own country, a group of Poles have declared a new state -- the "Kingdom of Enclava", on the border between Slovenia and Croatia.

Croatian leader pays tribute to killed pro-Nazi collaborators

Zagreb - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic paid tribute Thursday to the country's pro-Nazi collaborators and civilians who were killed by communist partisans in Austria and Slovenia after the end of World War II.

Europe recalls the horror 70 years after Nazi camps liberated

Natzwiller - European leaders on Sunday remembered the atrocities of concentration camps run by the Nazis and their allies during the Second World War with ceremonies in Germany, Croatia and France.

Croatians with Swiss franc loans protest 'debt slavery'

Zagreb - Thousands of Croatians with loans denominated in Swiss francs took to the streets of Zagreb Sunday to protest the increased debt burden caused by a surge in the Swiss currency.

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

- More than two decades and therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec's trauma of wartime rape by her neighbours in the Croatian town of Vukovar."There were six of them...

Croatian Serb rebel Hadzic in Belgrade on release for cancer treatment

Belgrade - Former Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, arrived in Belgrade late Wednesday after the Yugoslav war crimes court ordered his provisional release, local media reported.

Suspected Serb war criminal Seselj burns Croatia flag

Belgrade - Alleged Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj set fire to a Croatian flag Wednesday in a deliberate act of defiance after he was ordered to return to his detention cell in The Hague.

Dubrovnik to New York direct flights, hints U.S. Ambassador

Dubrovnik - As Croatia looks further afield to expand tourism, the American Ambassador hints at a direct connection from New York to Dubrovnik.

Seaplanes to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Lastovo, as ECA looks south

Dubrovnik - The Croatian travel revolution continues, as a European Coastal Airlines seaplanes lands in Dubrovnik, as well as the islands of Lastovo and Korcula.

Hvar wine president heads strong cultural delegation to Italy Special

Hvar - As Hvar's winemakers prepare for a major tour of Italy, Digital Journal talks to Hvar Wine President Ivana Krstulovic Caric about Croatian wine.

Adriatic drilling: Interview with oil agency boss Barbara Doric Special

Zagreb - As the debate about oil and gas drilling in the Adriatic hots up in Croatia, Digital Journal meets Barbara Doric, President of the Management Board of The Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency.

Croatia PM hints at referendum on Adriatic oil and gas drilling

Rab - Oil and gas drilling in the Adriatic has looked inevitable, but is the tide turning, as Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announces his intention to hold a referendum on the issue?

Zinfandel's wine roots to bear tourism fruit in Kastela, Croatia Special

Kastel Stafilic - The origins of one of America's best-known grape varieties are enjoying a comeback in Dalmatia, as the Croatian wine story takes another step forward.

Sinj Alka, a UNESCO tradition turning 300 in Dalmatia, Croatia Special

Sinj - One of Croatia's most important cultural events turns 300 this year. An interview with Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic.

Croatia Flights: Qatar expands, Toronto to Zagreb, China to Zadar

Zagreb - The Croatian travel revolution continues with Qatar Airways strengthening their Zagreb route, as Toronto and Chongqing are set to connect directly to Croatia.

Mother, son killed in Croatia hand grenade blast: police

Zagreb - A seven-year-old boy and his mother were killed and three other children were injured Saturday when a hand grenade exploded at their home in eastern Croatia, police said.

Full of Life, Croatia PM, 2 ministers open new road on Hvar Special

Jelsa - A high-level delegation from Zagreb flies into Croatia's premier island of Hvar to open the latest infrastructure change in Jelsa.

Croatia's first female president sworn in

Zagreb - Croatia's first female president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic pledged to help kickstart the country's ailing economy as she was sworn into office on Sunday.

New Croatia Tourist Board slogan full of life, controversy

Zagreb - A new and expensive slogan for the Croatia National Tourist Board is causing both controversy and questions about its originality.

Zagreb's powerful mayor indicted for abuse of power

Zagreb - The powerful mayor of Croatia's capital Zagreb was indicted Friday for abuse of power as a wider investigation continues against him over millions in suspected fraud.

'No reconciliation' after UN court rejects Balkan war claims

Zagreb - "There is no reconciliation here," said a former Croatian prisoner of war after a landmark ruling Tuesday that rejected rival claims of genocide by Croatia and Serbia stemming from their 1990s war. "We have different views over the past.

Fodor's 2015 rising world destinations topped by Croatia

More good news for Croatian tourism ahead of the 2015, as Fodor's named the EU's newest member as its top world destination on the rise.

Top UN court rules Serbia not guilty of genocide against Croats

Den Haag - The UN's highest court on Tuesday rejected rival claims of genocide by Croatia and Serbia in landmark rulings over their 1991-1995 war, and urged the former foes to turn the page on their bloody history.

First tourist agency for swingers opens in conservative Dalmatia

Split - As Croatia prepares for a new tourist season, a local agency in Split is offered cruises with a difference in conservative Dalmatia - for swingers.

Photo Essay: Winter on Croatia's Premier Island of Hvar

Hvar - Billed as 'the new St Tropez' in summer, life on the island of Hvar is very different when the tourists have departed. An overview of life in winter on a Dalmatian island.
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European Coastal Airlines CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin talking to the media after landing in Dubr...
European Coastal Airlines CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin talking to the media after landing in Dubrovnik.
European Coastal Airlines
Luggage handling at Zagreb Airport  seaplane style.
Luggage handling at Zagreb Airport, seaplane style.
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The 'Pyramid of Osijek', the Urania cinema.
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The Central Dalmatia Tourist Board is becoming increasingly proactive with its social media marketin...
The Central Dalmatia Tourist Board is becoming increasingly proactive with its social media marketing.
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Hotel Park Histria manager Tomislav Korošec talks to Digital Journal.
Hotel Park Histria manager Tomislav Korošec talks to Digital Journal.
Lunch on the water - catch of the day washed down with local wines
Lunch on the water - catch of the day washed down with local wines
Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin extended his visit to the wine fair on a busy day in Split ...
Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin extended his visit to the wine fair on a busy day in Split, which included a visit to the Croatia Boat Show.
Among the local delicacies was a traditional Easter cake called sirnica.
Among the local delicacies was a traditional Easter cake called sirnica.
John Lydon at Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb where his band PiL play tonight
John Lydon at Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb where his band PiL play tonight
The final explanations on the tour in a spectacular setting. The islands in the background were digi...
The final explanations on the tour in a spectacular setting. The islands in the background were digitally removed from the actual production
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Steps constructed for the arrival of Emperor Franz Josef I in 1875 will have to be moved as the Jels...
Steps constructed for the arrival of Emperor Franz Josef I in 1875 will have to be moved as the Jelsa waterfront is expanded.
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Hvar as a winter resort in 1905
Hvar as a winter resort in 1905
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Old stone sculptured face on the side of a building in Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Red Lake  which along with its blue counterpart  are the main attractions in Imotski.
The Red Lake, which along with its blue counterpart, are the main attractions in Imotski.
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The stunning inland village of Svirce  as seen from the Svirce Cooperative.
The stunning inland village of Svirce, as seen from the Svirce Cooperative.
The final of the Hvar Gariful Open will be on April 15
The final of the Hvar Gariful Open will be on April 15
The new-look Jelsa harbour  one of three on the island of Hvar to undergo an upgrade for 2018.
The new-look Jelsa harbour, one of three on the island of Hvar to undergo an upgrade for 2018.
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Armoured guards with torchlit protection for the king