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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Fury over payment by Melbourne men to avoid rape trial in Croatia - The Age

The Age

Fury over payment by Melbourne men to avoid rape trial in Croatia
The Age
Three Melbourne men who pleaded guilty to gang raping a 17-year-old backpacker in Croatia but avoided a trial by paying $30,000 have sparked fierce debate about making financial settlements with victims of sexual assault. Fairfax media can reveal that ...
Croatia rapists: Melbourne men arrive in Victoria after pleading guilty to rapeHerald Sun

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Rate of stillbirths in UK higher than Poland, Croatia and Estonia - The Guardian

The Guardian

Rate of stillbirths in UK higher than Poland, Croatia and Estonia
The Guardian
A separate study in the Lancet medical journal found that Poland, Croatia and Estonia have lower rates of stillbirths than the UK. On average the number of stillbirths in the UK has fallen 1.8% since 2000, compared with 3.5% in Poland and 6.8% in the ...
Britain's shocking stillborn baby rateThe Sunday Times

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Croatia backs away from plan for new coal-fired power plant - Reuters

Croatia backs away from plan for new coal-fired power plant
Reuters
ZAGREB Feb 6 Croatia is unlikely to go ahead with plans to build a new coal-fired thermal plant in the northern Adriatic for which it entered partnership talks with Japan's Marubeni Corp, the environment minister said on Saturday. "We need a new energy ...

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Anti-Nazi centre urges dismissal of Croatia's culture minister - Reuters UK

Israel Hayom

Anti-Nazi centre urges dismissal of Croatia's culture minister
Reuters UK
Many Croats fought as partisans within the communist-led resistance movement. Croatia is now a member of the European Union. "We urge the Croatian government to replace Hasanbegovic with a person suitable for the post of minister of culture who will ...
Anti-Nazi center urges dismissal of Croatian culture ministerIsrael Hayom
Jewish group urges dismissal of Croatian minister over World War 2 viewsJerusalem Post Israel News

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Go to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. Right Now. - Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Go to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. Right Now.
Huffington Post
People always refer to "love at first sight" in regards to meeting someone for the first time. Your heart starts racing, your palms get sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.... oh wait, those are Eminem lyrics. But they totally apply to love at first ...

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Croatia Parliament Backs Controversial WWII Commemoration - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Croatia Parliament Backs Controversial WWII Commemoration
Balkan Insight
Parliamentary chairman Zeljko Reiner from the governing centre-right Croatian, Democratic Union, HDZ, and his party colleague, Ante Sanader, supported the renewed sponsorship, as did others from the governing coalition - Ivan Tepes from right-wing ...

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Croatia Vows to Stop Parties Running State Firms - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Croatia Vows to Stop Parties Running State Firms
Balkan Insight
Experts have given a cautious response to claims that managers of Croatian state companies will in future be selected through public tenders - not as a result of political ties. This is promised outcome of an agreement between two biggest parties in ...



Croatia Acts to Heal Breach With Hungary - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Croatia Acts to Heal Breach With Hungary
Balkan Insight
Ties between the right-wing Hungarian government of Viktor Orban and Croatia's former centre-left government deteriorated during the recent refugee crisis, after Hungary in October erected a wire fence and closed the border to refugees coming from Croatia.
The Latest: Croatia sees no migrant wave from MontenegroKSBY San Luis Obispo News

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[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Škampi na buzaru - Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Škampi na buzaru
Croatia Week (press release) (blog)
Croatian TV chef Almo Catlak this year completed 10 years of his cooking show 'TV-kuhanja' (TV-cooking). Catlak's show, which shows viewers how to prepare a meal from start to finish in a 3-4 minute clip, was broadcast on Croatian TV for the past decade.



Croatia, Czech Republic look for early progress - UEFA.com

UEFA.com

Croatia, Czech Republic look for early progress
UEFA.com
Croatia and the Czech Republic are the last two teams to begin their UEFA Futsal EURO 2016 campaigns, and both know victories on Friday would take them through. Kazakhstan are Croatia's opponents while Azerbaijan's meeting with the Czech Republic ...