Croatia

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

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Introduction

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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Croatia extradites ex-top spy to Germany - The Local.de

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Croatia extradites ex-top spy to Germany
The Local.de
Just days before becoming a member, Croatia changed its domestic law regarding European warrants, banning extradition of people wanted for crimes allegedly committed before August 2002, the date the EAW was introduced. The move left Croatia sharply ...
Croatia extradites former spy chief to GermanyPress TV
Croatia extradites ex-spy to GermanyMiamiHerald.com

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Rude awakening for Croatia after EU accession - Deutsche Welle

Rude awakening for Croatia after EU accession
Deutsche Welle
In terms of how it influenced daily life in Croatia, the country's EU accession on July 1 last year was not such a big step. Even before it became the 28th member state, citizens enjoyed the right to travel freely and the euro, alongside the stable ...



Croatia, a law threatens journalists - Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Croatia, a law threatens journalists
Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso
A Croatian journalist is likely to end up in court and be sentenced for "humiliation" for writing that the Dean of the Faculty of Law in Osijek, Croatia's fourth largest city, is accused by the judiciary of having received a bribe of 2,000 Euros to ...



Tickets already sold out for two of Croatia's matches at the World Cup - Croatian Times

Chron.com

Tickets already sold out for two of Croatia's matches at the World Cup
Croatian Times
Two out of ten sold out matches for the World Cup in Brazil are those where Croatian national team will play. There was no surprise that one of the matches with sold out tickets is World Cup's opening game between Brazil and Croatia scheduled for 12 June.
Countdown to 2014 World Cup: GROUP A : Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, CameroonNigerian Tribune

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UK blocks Swiss deal with EU on Croatia - The Local.ch

Dalje.com

UK blocks Swiss deal with EU on Croatia
The Local.ch
The UK has scuppered, at least temporarily, an agreement in principle between Bern and Brussels over the free movement of people between Switzerland and Croatia, the Swiss broadcaster RTS says. Swiss make 'compromise deal' with Croatia (02 Apr 14) ...
Britain blocks EU-Swiss deal on CroatiaDalje.com

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New Archaeological tour operator launches in Croatia - Cork News

New Archaeological tour operator launches in Croatia
Cork News
Timetrekkers, a new tour operator offering archaeological trips to Croatia and the Adriatic, is now taking bookings. Timetrekkers teams of experts and locally-based expert guides accompany guests to forgotten prehistoric graveyards, ancient cities ...



Šuker at the helm in Croatia - UEFA.com

UEFA.com

Šuker at the helm in Croatia
UEFA.com
"It is a great honour to be the president of the Croatian Football Federation, and to fight for Croatian football as I once did on the pitch," said the 46-year-old Šuker. "It was always my wish to give back to football what the game has given to me ...



Croatia develops three mayor energetic projects, Foreign Minister says - Croatian Times

Croatia develops three mayor energetic projects, Foreign Minister says
Croatian Times
Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic has praised government's efforts when it comes to energetic independence of the country. "One year ago Croatia practically was not present at the energetic map of Europe. Now we develop three major energetic ...



Students' Work Filmed In Croatia to Air Easter Sunday - Tennessee Today

Tennessee Today

Students' Work Filmed In Croatia to Air Easter Sunday
Tennessee Today
The UT students worked alongside students from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and the University of Missouri School of Journalism to produce stories both for an American audience and a Croatian audience. Their work yielded twelve stories covering ...



Josipovic and Milanovic extend best wishes for Easter - Dalje.com

Dalje.com

Josipovic and Milanovic extend best wishes for Easter
Dalje.com
"I extend my heartfelt wishes for this greatest Christian holiday to all Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Protestants and other Christians in the Republic of Croatia, as well as to all citizens who celebrate Easter as part of their family tradition and ...