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Croatia elects first woman president after tight vote

Zagreb - Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was elected Croatia's first female president on Sunday, narrowly winning a tight run-off vote with a pledge to kickstart the EU country's ailing economy.

Conservative set to become Croatia first woman president

Zagreb - Opposition conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was set to become Croatia's first female president Sunday after winning a runoff vote with a pledge to kickstart the country's ailing economy, exit polls showed.

Struggling Croatia holds tight presidential run-off

Zagreb - Croatians cast ballots Sunday to elect a president in a tight run-off between incumbent centre-left Ivo Josipovic and conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both pledging to help kickstart the newest EU member's ailing economy.

Croatian New Year traditions: Picigin at Bacvice beach in Split

Split - With one of the coldest late Decembers in recent memory, hardy Split sportsmen uphold the traditions of Split with a January 1 game of Picigin.

Spectacular Roman finds under Europe's oldest public theatre

Hvar - Renovation of a building housing Europe's oldest public theatre in Hvar, Croatia, reveals layers of secrets from the past.

Op-Ed: A unique opportunity for Croatia's premier island of Hvar?

Hvar - As 2014 comes to a close, two developments could significantly alter the course of the tourism future of one of Croatia's most exclusive destinations.

Nazi-hunters condemn Mass for WWII Croatia leader

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre slammed Monday a Mass in Zagreb to commemorate Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi leader, claiming it was a "badge of shame" for the Catholic Church.

Struggling Croatia to elect president in run-off

Zagreb - Croatia will choose a new president in a January run-off seen as a key test for next year's parliamentary election after an unexpectedly tight first round as the country struggles with economic crisis.

Croatian president, rival head for run-off after tight contest

Zagreb - Croatia's President Ivo Josipovic and his conservative rival on Sunday headed for a January run-off following a tight first round vote overshadowed by the country's deep economic crisis.

Croatia's piano-playing president tipped to retain post

Zagreb - Croatia's piano playing president Ivo Josipovic is tipped to lead the field when voters in the European Union's newest member vote on Sunday, as the country struggles with severe economic crisis.

Croatian Center of Tolerance to open in Sinj, Dalmatia Special

Sinj - A year after the Croatian referendum on the definition of marriage, the Croatian Center for Tolerance is set to open in Sinj in Dalmatian Zagora.

First Roman Road in Central Dalmatia opened near Split, Croatia

Split - More inland treasures in the popular Croatian region of Central Dalmatia are uncovered with the opening of the first Roman road in a new initiative.

Seaplane Saturday: Community in Dalmatia, history in Istria Special

Pula - A busy day for Europe's first modern scheduled seaplane operation in Croatia, starting with a school flight in Dalmatia followed by a historic flight to Istria.

Turkish marina, German-financed seaplane meet in Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik - An intriguing example of quality tourism cooperation and a public private partnership in Croatia, as European Coastal Airlines flies into Sibenik.

Angela Muir MW assesses Croatian wine scene after Zagreb Vinocom Special

Zagreb - One of the world's leading wine experts is just back from a week in Croatia after Zagreb Vinocom. Master of Wine Angela Muir shared her thoughts on the Croatian wine scene.

Photo Essay: Osijek through the lens of Romulic and Stojcic

Osijek - The north-eastern Croatian region of Slavonia is not known for its mass tourism, but there is plenty to discover, as the lens of a celebrated Croatian photographer shows.

Review: How Soon is Now? And other gems as Morrissey delights Zagreb Special

Zagreb - Morrissey's European tour promoting his new album hits Zagreb, where his message of animal rights was typically uncompromising.

Seaplanes in Croatia: Promo video, Rijeka, Pula new destinations

Split - European Coastal Airlines releases a promotional video of the first modern scheduled seaplane service in Europe, as well as confirming imminent operations for two more routes.

Photo Essay: Baranja, Croatia through the lens of Mario Romulic

Beli Manastir - The small region of Baranja is North-East Croatia is one of its most traditional and enchanting. Famous photographer Mario Romulic guides Digital Journal through its magic.

Advent, wine, chocolate: New tourism ideas in Osijek, Croatia Special

Osijek - Far from the fashionable Adriatic coast, the Croatian city of Osijek is working hard to attract tourists throughout the year.

Croatian Elections: Interview with President Dr. Ivo Josipovic Special

Zagreb - Presidential elections are due in Croatia at the end of December and Digital Journal meets incumbent President Ivo Josipovic, who is seeking a second term.

Canada to connect with Zagreb, Croatia with direct Toronto flight

Zagreb - Croatian tourism is becoming more accessible internationally, and inaugural direct flights from Canada is the latest piece of good news.

Grabovac shines as all things Imotski impress in Dalmatia Special

Imotski - The relatively undiscovered wine region of Imotski is next on the list of the Zagreb Vinocom international press trip around Croatia.

Zagreb Vinocom press trip discovers the wines of Hvar, Croatia Special

Hvar - The international press trip ahead of Zagreb Vinocom continues with a visit to the winemakers of Croatia's premier island of Hvar.

Croatia wants war crimes suspect Seselj back in custody

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers called Wednesday for a UN court to take Serb war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj back into custody because he has spread "hatred and intolerance" since his release for cancer treatment.

Major international wine trip in Dalmatia ahead of Zagreb Vinocom Special

Bol - Ahead of Zagreb Vinocom, some 30 wine journalists from 18 countries embark on a tour of the vineyards of Dalmatia, Croatia.

Central Dalmatia Tourist Board promotes interior and culture

Split - Famed for its sunshine and beaches, the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board promotes the interior and culture in a double video release.

New discoveries of UNESCO Diocletian Palace unveiled in London

Built for a Roman Emperor 1,700 years ago, one of Croatia's most important UNESCO sites continues to shed its secrets in Split.

Seaplanes return to Rijeka, Croatia after 90 years as ECA expands

Rijeka - The Croatian aviation revolution on the Adriatic Coast continues, as European Coastal Airlines becomes the first seaplane to touch down in Rijeka in 90 years.

Ultra Europe 2014 Aftermovie released in Split, Croatia

Split - Ultra Europe releases the official aftermovie of the biggest music festival on the Croatian coast in 2014, as next year's event promises to be even bigger.
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The main festival will take place away from the city on a peninsula which houses the Fort Punta Chri...
The main festival will take place away from the city on a peninsula which houses the Fort Punta Christo.
The bellringers in the fortress church were in fine humour.
The bellringers in the fortress church were in fine humour.
Director Josko Stella  who is pushing to promote the destination on all fronts.
Director Josko Stella, who is pushing to promote the destination on all fronts.
Alan Mandic of Secret Dalmatia has helped uncover many secrets of Dalmatia
Alan Mandic of Secret Dalmatia has helped uncover many secrets of Dalmatia
Domagoj Burica
Our Lady of Sinj  whose role in the defeat of the Turks was crucial.
Our Lady of Sinj, whose role in the defeat of the Turks was crucial.
Alan Mandic
Magical Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands.
Magical Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands.
Romulic and Stojcic
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Domagoj Burica
The reception was held at Hotel Adriana s recently opened Champagne Corner
The reception was held at Hotel Adriana's recently opened Champagne Corner
Robert Aronson
Broken handle of ancient pot
Broken handle of ancient pot
Mato Ilkic
The Caric Ploski Plovac is attracting increasing international acclaim
The Caric Ploski Plovac is attracting increasing international acclaim
Jamie Goode
Boris Miletic  Mayor of Pula since 2006  in front of the Roman amphitheatre known as Pula Arena.
Boris Miletic, Mayor of Pula since 2006, in front of the Roman amphitheatre known as Pula Arena.
City of Pula
Jelena Bilic  Tourist Director of Sinj  with Digital Journal
Jelena Bilic, Tourist Director of Sinj, with Digital Journal
Ilija Veselica
A new attraction in Pula: the famous cranes of Uljanik shipyard illuminated by Visualia 2014.
A new attraction in Pula: the famous cranes of Uljanik shipyard illuminated by Visualia 2014.
Pula Tourist Board
Wines and dinner were served in the Tomic Romanesque cellars in Jelsa
Wines and dinner were served in the Tomic Romanesque cellars in Jelsa
The famous Alka rings
The famous Alka rings
One of the most striking exhibits at the 18th International Lace Festival at Lepoglava was a tent ma...
One of the most striking exhibits at the 18th International Lace Festival at Lepoglava was a tent made of lace by a Japanese artist.
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Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic made the trip down from the capital.
Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic made the trip down from the capital.
The view from the impressive Spanish Fortress above Hvar Town  which has great potential as an event...
The view from the impressive Spanish Fortress above Hvar Town, which has great potential as an event location.
Visit Hvar
Hvar Town Mayor Rino Budrovic  right.
Hvar Town Mayor Rino Budrovic, right.
Vivian Grisogono
Traditional dance was among the first evening s entertainment
Traditional dance was among the first evening's entertainment