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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Protesters Claim Croatia Government Stifles Press Freedom - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Protesters Claim Croatia Government Stifles Press Freedom
Balkan Insight
Around 200 journalists and activists joined a protest walk from the headquarters of the Croatian Journalists' Association, HND to the culture ministry in central Zagreb on World Press Freedom Day on Tuesday to raise concerns about the media situation ...
Croatian journalists stage protest against culture ministryThe Calvert Journal
Croatia journalists demand resignation of minister of cultureDTT-NET.COM (subscription)

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'The Next Hungary:' New Croatian Government Rings Alarm Bells in Germany - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

'The Next Hungary:' New Croatian Government Rings Alarm Bells in Germany
Sputnik International
In an article entitled "Croatia's nationalism: fear of the next Hungary," the newspaper reports on the first 100 days of Croatia's coalition government, which was formed in January following elections in November that failed to produce an outright winner.



Bulgaria, Croatia, share views on migration, energy issues - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria, Croatia, share views on migration, energy issues
The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria and Croatia share similar views on how the European Union should deal with the migration crisis, as well as on energy issues and on EU enlargement, it emerged on May 3 after talks in Zagreb between Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and ...
Bulgaria, Croatia announced joint positions in the fields of migration crisis, EU enlargement and Schengen ...Focus News

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European Commission Lowers Forecast of Croatia's GDP Growth - Total Croatia News

Total Croatia News

European Commission Lowers Forecast of Croatia's GDP Growth
Total Croatia News
In February, the European Commission believed that Croatia's GDP would grow 2.1 percent this year, but three months later it corrected its own forecast downward. The Commission now believes that the growth of 2.1 percent will be achieved next year ...
The Croatian top tier makes Ligue 1 look like a competitive leagueDream Team FC
Dinamo Zagreb secure 11th consecutive titleTen Eyewitness News

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Surrey's Croatia FC puts end to Cowichan's Province Cup title hopes - Times Colonist

Surrey's Croatia FC puts end to Cowichan's Province Cup title hopes
Times Colonist
Cowichan FC was left to rue a game it dominated early but which turned the other way to Croatia. The hosts Cowichan missed three splendid opportunities to score in the first half. But the pressure eventually paid off in the second half with a goal by ...



[PHOTOS] Zagreb Design Week Opens in Croatia's Capital - Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

[PHOTOS] Zagreb Design Week Opens in Croatia's Capital
Croatia Week (press release) (blog)
From 3 – 8 May 2016 the the best of Croatian design and top designers from all over the world will be presented at Laubi in the capital. Zagreb Design Week, which is in its third year, celebrates the best design in over 4000 m˛ of showroom space ...



Meet the 'New King' of Croatian Sparkling Wine - Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

Meet the 'New King' of Croatian Sparkling Wine
Croatia Week (press release) (blog)
Krešimir's family has been making wines for generations and they have a long tradition of winemaking. Their vineyards are located on the highest parts of Plešivica over 400m above sea level, facing south which allows them to produce premium grapes.



Bulgaria's FM to Discuss Migration on Croatia Visit - Novinite.com

Novinite.com

Bulgaria's FM to Discuss Migration on Croatia Visit
Novinite.com
Mitov is to be received by Croatian counterpart Miro Kovac, but also by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (who was here in March), Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner, and the chair of the European Affairs Committee in Parliament, Gordan Jandrokovic, the ...

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The Most Relaxing Islands on the Croatian Coast - Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

The Most Relaxing Islands on the Croatian Coast
Croatia Week (press release) (blog)
Sometimes you need to rest your body and mind. Sometimes you need to charge your batteries. Sometimes you're into wellness. Sometimes you need to get in touch with nature. And there's no better place to do that than on these Croatian nature oases.



Handball heavyweights Croatia and France drawn in group of death for Rio 2016 - Rio 2016

Rio 2016

Handball heavyweights Croatia and France drawn in group of death for Rio 2016
Rio 2016
The two teams that have dominated men's Olympic handball in the last 20 years, France and Croatia, will go head-to-head in the group stages of Rio 2016. The handball draw at the Future Arena on Friday (29 April) put both countries, each with two ...