Croatia

Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes Leaving Croatia TomrrowPhoto: Twitter

Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes Leaving Croatia Tomrrow

US Ambassador to Croatia Julieta Valls Noyes will be leaving Croatia tomorrow. She has relinquished control of the Twitter handle for the US Ambassador to Croatia, but left one last Tweet, “And it’s a wrap. Leaving Croatia tomorrow with a full heart, so I’m giving up this Twitter handle. […]

Croatian Exporters Aim for Eurozone

Croatian Exporters Aim for Eurozone

“Croatian exporters are throwing their support behind plans to join the Eurozone. They believe switching to the euro would reduce the negative effects of Croatia’s exchange rate policy, which has kept the kuna stable but also, many claim, overvalued. The high value of the kuna is keeping exporters […]

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 26th Anniversary of Vukovar Commemorated; US Amb Voyes Saying Goodbye, Kohort Confirmed; Swedish Jets to Croatian Army?Photo: Davor Jovarovic/Pixsell

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 26th Anniversary of Vukovar Commemorated; US Amb Voyes Saying Goodbye, Kohort Confirmed; Swedish Jets to Croatian Army?

“Numerous Croatian citizens arrived in Vukovar today to pay respects to those that lost their lives and were killed in the aggression by the Yugoslav people’s Army and Serbian paramilitary forces in that city. Among those that paid respects to the sacrifice made by Vukovar, Croatian soldiers and […]

Kolinda Slams JudiciaryPhoto: famouspeople.com

Kolinda Slams Judiciary

“In yet another speech criticizing the current state of affairs in the country, President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović slammed the judiciary this time. Speaking at the Fires in Croatia, Defense and Prevention conference, President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović commented on the state of the Croatian judiciary. The President said: “It is a […]

Croatia Business of the Year Awards Held in ZagrebPhoto: HGK

Croatia Business of the Year Awards Held in Zagreb

“The Croatian Chamber of Economy last night (November 12) has held its annual ‘Zlatna kuna’ (Golden Marten) awards for the best businesses in Croatia for 2017. Leading hotel company Maistra, which has hotels such as Monte Mulini, Lone and Family Marin in its portfolio, won the main award for […]

Croatia Going to Russia…for the World CupPhoto: HNS

Croatia Going to Russia…for the World Cup

Croatia has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia by defeating Greece on an aggregate of 4-1 over two matches. They join Serbia as the two Balkan countries to qualify for the tournament held in Russia for the first time. Politicians and influential figures from both Croatia and Serbia […]

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German Tour Company TUI Takes over Croatian Tourism

“Tupeci Hotels on the Makarska Riveria, part of the Sun Group, has sold 50 percent of its stake, in the Punta Zlatarac Tupeci to German tour operator TUI for 31.5 million euros ($36.75 million). ‘The agreement between Sun Group and TUI on establishing a stronger partnership was reached on […]

Croatia, Slovenia, Sign EU Joint Defense Pact

“Croatia and twenty-three other EU member states have signed up for a program of joint military investment and project development. The program, known as Permanent Structured Cooperation or PESCO, aims to help the EU meet security challenges. The EU hopes to enhance the bloc’s capacity as an international […]

Iran at the Zagreb Book FairCroatia Week

Iran at the Zagreb Book Fair

“Hundreds of international publishers have displayed their works in this event which is one of the most important annual cultural events in the Balkans. Interliber, which is of great importance in Croatia, was opened by the Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and attended by members of the government, diplomats […]

Beautiful lakes and rivers with crystal clear water in Plitvice Lakes National Park, CroatiaPhoto: kimkim.com

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Agrokor Accepts $6.35 bln Debt Claims, No-Confidence Vote in Parliament, No Disagreement Between President and PM, Todoric Released on Bail

“Insolvent Croatian food and retail conglomerate Agrokor [AGROK.UL] recognises creditor claims worth 41.2 billion kuna ($6.35 billion) but disputes other claims totalling 16.5 billion kuna, including that of Russia’s Sberbank, its biggest single creditor, the administrator said on Thursday. Agrokor, the biggest employer in the Balkans with around […]