Croatia

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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 […]

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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 […]

Former Hague Prosecutor in MostarPhoto: 24sata.info

Former Hague Prosecutor in Mostar

“A debate on the work of the Hague Tribunal was organized in Mostar today, with emphasis on the judgment of the six so-called Herceg Bosna. Jadranko Prlic and others. UN Prosecutor Kenneth Scott spoke on the panel. He revealed for the first time publicly that investigators obtained transcripts […]

President Grabar-Kitarovic Lashes Out on Croatian EconomicsPhoto: remisens.com

President Grabar-Kitarovic Lashes Out on Croatian Economics

“The Croatian Association of Economists have organized the 25th Symposium of the ‘Croatian Economic Policy in 2017’ from November 8-10 in Opatija. Croatian President Kolinda Grbar-Kitarovic spoke about the status of Croatia in the international arena. ‘We are stagnant for too long, and other are overtaking us, or we […]

Peace March from Srebrenica to Vukovar Commences

Peace March from Srebrenica to Vukovar Commences

“A group of 20 people on Tuesday began to march hundreds of kilometers to Croatia from Bosnia to honor the victims of the 1991 Vukovar massacre. The walk, entitled the Srebrenica-Odzak-Vukovar Peace March, began from the Potocari Memorial Cemetery in Srebrenica where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were […]

AGROKOR: Ivica Todoric Turns Himself InPixell/dnevnik.hr

AGROKOR: Ivica Todoric Turns Himself In

“Agorkor’s founder and ousted owner, Ivica Todoric, was arrested this morning in London. Todorić turned himself in to police and was subsequently arrested. No word yet on when and if he will be extradited to face criminal charges in Croatia. Disgraced businessman, Ivica Todorić, answered calls by London police […]

Croatian Army Receives $1.5 Million Donation from USPhoto: Twitter @USAmbCroatia

Croatian Army Receives $1.5 Million Donation from US

The United States has gifted one loader, two freight motor vehicles,  and two water-purification systems to the Croatian Ministry of Defense that can be used in Croatia, or in peacekeeping missions across the globe. US Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes presented the $1.5 million donation on Monday with Deputy Prime Minister […]

CROATIA WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Arrested Saudi Wanted to Do Business in CRO, USA Donates to CRO Military, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) on Formation of Croatian Caucus for 115th Congress, Nat’l Fed. of Croatian Americans 40 under 40 Awards in DC, Bryan Adams to Perform in ZagrebPhoto: Vogue.com/Alamy

CROATIA WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Arrested Saudi Wanted to Do Business in CRO, USA Donates to CRO Military, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) on Formation of Croatian Caucus for 115th Congress, Nat’l Fed. of Croatian Americans 40 under 40 Awards in DC, Bryan Adams to Perform in Zagreb

“Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal was arrested with at least ten other princes, four ministers, and ten former ministers in Saudi Arabia. He came to Zagreb in 2014 as a tourist but he did not hide that he was interested in investing. He stayed for some days in Zagreb’s Hotel […]