“Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz on Saturday held talks on the protection of the European Union’s external borders, and on that occasion, Plenkovic called for a comprehensible approach to the issue of migrations that will tackle the problem at its source.

‘It is important to have an all-inclusive approach that will address the problem at its source, providing assistance, first of all, to Greece, Italy, and Malta, the countries that are the first in contact with central Mediterranean or east Mediterranean routes,’ Plenkovic told the press after meeting Chancellor Kurz on the margins of a European Forum conference in Wachau.” (N1)


“A court in Bosnia-Herzegovina refused to extradite the former head of the Dinamo Zagreb soccer club to Croatia, where he had been convicted on tax-evasion and embezzlement charges, according to his lawyer and local media.

“The court has found that [Zdravko] Mamic is a citizen of [Bosnia] and that the extradition agreement between the republic of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina does not provide for extradition in this case,” the lawyer, Zdravko Rajic, said on June 15.

“There are no conditions for his extradition, which the court confirmed,” the lawyer added after the hearing in Sarajevo.

Mamic managed Dinamo Zagreb from the early 2000s until 2016 and was also an executive of the club.” (RFE/RL)


“Early on Sunday morning the Turkish cargo ship ‘Haksa’After the freighter started taking on water in its engine room a joint rescue operation was initiated by the Croatian and Italian maritime ministries.

At an emergency press conference, Assistant Minister of the Sea Siniša Orlić said that he had received word from emergency divers that the ship has stopped taking on water. started taking on water in international waters some 16 nautical miles northwest of the Croatian island of Jabuka.

Eight of the thirteen member crew, six Turkish nationals and two Indians, were evacuated to the Split port by police boat. The ship’s captain and four crew members have stayed on board as effort to stop the boat from sinking are underway.” (Voice of Croatia)