Croatia

Country Croatia
Capital Zagreb
Continent Europe
Currency Kuna(HRK)
Languages Croatian

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The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent Communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. In April 2009, Croatia joined NATO; it is a candidate for eventual EU accession.

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Goli Otok island proposed as gay tourist destination in Croatia - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Goli Otok island proposed as gay tourist destination in Croatia
Daily Mail
Croatia's government has received a controversial proposal that says a secluded, barren island of rock known as the Naked Island would be the perfect place to put gay tourists. Goli Otok was used as a penal colony in Communist times and the pitch to ...

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Croatia's Adris says mulling possible partner for tobacco arm - Reuters Africa

Croatia's Adris says mulling possible partner for tobacco arm
Reuters Africa
ZAGREB, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Croatian tourism, tobacco and insurance group Adris said on Tuesday it may seek a partner for its cigarette-manufacturing arm because rising global competition was hurting the business. "In the longer term, given the ...

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Croatia: Former prison island deemed 'perfect' for gay tourists - PinkNews.co.uk

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Croatia: Former prison island deemed 'perfect' for gay tourists
PinkNews.co.uk
A former prison island compared to the US's Guantanamo Bay, has been recommended for use by gay tourists, as they could be there “without anyone bothering them.” Goli Otok (Naked Island), is an isolated isle in the Adriatic Sea off the Croatian coast.
Croatia may turn old gulag into gay resortGay Star News

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Croatia: coastal cities awash after torrential rain - euronews

euronews

Croatia: coastal cities awash after torrential rain
euronews
The northern Adriatic coast of Croatia is continuing to battle floods caused by heavy rain. The Istrian town of Pula saw more than 20 litres per square metre fall in just three hours on Saturday (September 20). Streets, homes and businesses were flooded.

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10 THINGS A SEASON IN CROATIA TAUGHT US - Mixmag (blog)

Mixmag (blog)

10 THINGS A SEASON IN CROATIA TAUGHT US
Mixmag (blog)
With its glittering coastline, beachside venues and comparatively low prices, Croatia has become the biggest European challenger to Ibiza's party capital crown. So what did Mixmag's Ally Byers learn when he spent a summer there? 1. Croatia's Festival ...



Croatia: All bilingual signs removed and smashed in Vukovar - InSerbia News

Dalje.com

Croatia: All bilingual signs removed and smashed in Vukovar
InSerbia News
VUKOVAR – Members of the Headquarters for Defense of Croat Vukovar removed all bilingual signs in the city after the wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial Cemetery to mark the constitution of the 204th Vukovar Brigade and offenders were brought in for ...
Dual alphabet plates removed from state offices in VukovarDalje.com
More Serb signposts smashed as Croat nationalists defy court rulingEurope Online Magazine

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Croatia's hot streak comes to an end - Mississauga

Croatia's hot streak comes to an end
Mississauga
MISSISSAUGA — Toronto Croatia had its eight-game unbeaten streak snapped Sunday with a 5-4 loss to hosts Kingston FC. The Mississauga-based club fell to 10-4-2, but has clinched second place in the Canadian Soccer League standings with two ...



2000 People Under Threat of Floods in Croatia - ABC News

Irish Independent

2000 People Under Threat of Floods in Croatia
ABC News
Croatian authorities say about 2,000 people need to be evacuated from fresh floods that have hit the Balkans. Heavy rainfall caused rivers to overflow Saturday in Croatia, flooding houses and roads in the same areas of the Balkans that were devastated ...
New floods threaten CroatiaIrish Independent
Heavy rains threaten with floods in central CroatiaReuters UK
Floods hit Croatia City of KarlovacAPA

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Croatian student excited for Canadian adventure - Haliburton County Echo

Haliburton County Echo

Croatian student excited for Canadian adventure
Haliburton County Echo
Croatian exchange student Alix Uzelac Vedris, 15, is settling into her new surroundings after arriving here a few weeks ago. Alix, who is from Zagreb, Croatia, the country's capital, is here as part of the Rotary International Exchange Program and will ...



On Belarus-Croatia Consultations on Consular Issues - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus (press release)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus (press release)

On Belarus-Croatia Consultations on Consular Issues
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus (press release)
The Belarusian delegation was led by the Head of the Consular Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Mr.Igor Fisenko, the Croatian – by the Head of the Directorate for European Law, International Law and Consular ...

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