“The European Commission has confirmed that it has received a letter of complaint from Slovenia against Croatia claiming its neighbor had violated European law in refusing to abide by the arbitration ruling in the border dispute between the two countries.

‘I can confirm that we have received this morning a letter from the Slovenian government and we will look into it. This is a legal dispute between member states and now the process envisaged by Article 259 of the Lisbon Agreement may begin. We are ready to act as a mediator as we have been up to now in these types of disputes,’ said European Commission Spokesperson Alexander Winterstein.

Croatia’s Foreign Ministry said Slovenia had no grounds or reason for suing Croatia in the European Court of Justice over its refusal to implement the arbitration award.

‘As we have said several times already, Croatia is prepared to respond to this move,’ the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in response to the news.” (Voice of Croatia)


“The Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, visited Peljesac this Saturday and expressed his conviction that the complaints regarding the tender for the construction of the Peljesac Bridge will be solved quickly and that the project will continue according to the plans.

Plenkovic commented that he believes that the State Commission for Public Procurement will resolve the complaints related to the tender for the construction of the Peljesac Bridge. The future Pelješac Bridge project received a 357 million Euro ($437.97 million) grant from the European Union, however when the Chinese Company, China Road and Bridge Corporation won the public tender the other companies in the tender all launched appeals.” (Dubrovnik Times)


“AZAGREB, Croatia-based cloud-based banking software company on March 15 said they see a huge potential for their product specifically in the country’s rural-banking industry.

‘The Philippines is a big market and we are looking at markets with big populations. On the flipside, it also has one of the largest unbanked populations. Our mission is to service the unbanked by servicing financial institutions at the forefront of that challenge. So, that’s one of the reasons we chose the Philippines,’ Oradian CEO and Founder Antonio Separovic told the BusinessMirror on the sidelines of a forum hosted by the company in Makati City and participated in by the country’s rural banks.

With only a single rural bank using cloud infrastructure, Separovic said the mission of Oradian is to  ‘serve the unbanked’ and the Philippines is a perfect place for the project. He added Oradian is the first rural-banking software to be preapproved by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for the country’s rural banks.” (Business Mirror)