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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Croatia just canceled the debts of its poorest citizens - Washington Post (blog)

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Croatia just canceled the debts of its poorest citizens
Washington Post (blog)
Starting Monday, thousands of Croatia's poorest citizens will benefit from an unusual gift: They will have their debts wiped out. Named "fresh start," the government scheme aims to help some of the 317,000 Croatians whose bank accounts have been ...
The Croatian government is erasing the debt of many of its citizensUPI.com

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Top UN court to rule in Croatia, Serbia genocide claims - Zee News

Top UN court to rule in Croatia, Serbia genocide claims
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During hearings last year, Croatia`s lawyers said many Serbian political leaders were "in denial" over alleged genocide, an attitude "that persists today." Belgrade was accused of ethnic cleansing as a "form of genocide" at the time, leading to large ...

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Who Cares Who's Going to Disney World? The Winning Coach of Super Bowl ... - Forbes

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Who Cares Who's Going to Disney World? The Winning Coach of Super Bowl ...
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The impending matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, who are presently hunkered down near Scottsdale in preparation for Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, has unearthed a new rivalry: the Battle of the Croatian Coaches.
Croatia: Journey to my ancestral homeTheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

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Denmark take fifth position after easy win over Croatia - beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News

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Denmark take fifth position after easy win over Croatia
beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News
But the Danish defence and goalkeeper Jannick Green soon got the better of the Croatian attack, and the Danes could create a four goal gap (8:4) which caused Croatia's coach Slavk Goluca to call an early time-out after 13 minutes and 37 seconds.
Denmark win over Croatia, finish 5thPeninsula On-line
Denmark end fifth, Germany remain in race for Rio GamesGulf Times
Germany win keeps Olympic hopes aliveDeutsche Welle
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How easy is it to find a family-friendly Croatian beach? - Telegraph.co.uk

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How easy is it to find a family-friendly Croatian beach?
Telegraph.co.uk
As a rule in Croatia, the more remote the beach, the more likely the people who go there will be sunbathing naked or semi-naked. There are basically two types of beach: (1) busy ones frequented by families and elderly holiday-makers (these tend to be ...



Video - Croatia clinch Olympic qualification spot - beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News

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Video - Croatia clinch Olympic qualification spot
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When Croatian right wing Ivan Cupic scored the 10:7 in minute 21, German Coach Dagur Sigurdsson decided to change something by calling a time-out. But it turned out to b not enough as the Croatians maintained a strong defence and two flying wings in ...
Poland moves on to handball semi-finalsthenews.pl
Germany lose again at handball world championshipsDeutsche Welle
Defiant France send Spain out of title racePeninsula On-line
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Croatia mulls long-term lease deal for Swiss franc home loans - Reuters

Croatia mulls long-term lease deal for Swiss franc home loans
Reuters
ZAGREB, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Croatia is considering turning Swiss franc-denominated home loans into long-term lease agreements to help thousands of families hit by the surge in the value of the Swiss currency, Finance Minister Boris Lalovac said on ...

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Grabar-Kitarovic elected Croatia's first woman president - BBC News

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Grabar-Kitarovic elected Croatia's first woman president
BBC News
Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia, winning by the narrowest of margins. She secured 50.5% of the vote with 99% of ballots counted, while incumbent Ivo Josipovic was close behind on 49.5%.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic Becomes First Female President of CroatiaWall Street Journal
Croatian opposition wins presidency, sets sights on governmentReuters
Conservative Wins Croatia Presidential Vote by Slight MarginABC News

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Croatia's HEP eyes renewable energy projects under development - Reuters

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Croatia's HEP eyes renewable energy projects under development
Reuters
The European Union's newest member, Croatia joined the bloc in 2013 and wants to diversify its energy sources, reduce imports and meet the bloc's emission standards. It currently imports more than a third of its required power. HEP has said it plans ...
Croatia's HEP seeks to acquire renewable energy projects under developmentSeeNews Renewables

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UPDATE 1-Croatia's parliament endorses 1-year Swiss franc rate fix - Reuters

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UPDATE 1-Croatia's parliament endorses 1-year Swiss franc rate fix
Reuters
Croatia's stock of Swiss franc-denominated loans stands at some 27 billion kuna ($3.9 billion), or a little under eight percent of gross domestic product (GDP). The government, which faces an election later this year, says it is still searching for a ...
EconomyCroatia pegs currency against Swiss francFinancial Times
Croatia freezes Swiss franc's rate for a yearFocus News

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