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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Two Designers' Divine Croatia - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)

Two Designers' Divine Croatia
New York Times (blog)
The designers Maja Merlic and Andreja Bistricic took their annual summer trip through Croatia, stopping first on the island of Pag to see Bistricic's family — and to hand off their camera to Bistricic's sister, Sanja, a professional photographer. “She ...



Croatia to have new festival Love International next year - Mixmag

Mixmag

Croatia to have new festival Love International next year
Mixmag
"However, while all great things must come to an end, we have got lots of exciting plans for Love International which we are bringing to Tisno in July 2016. We intend to embrace the amazing legacy The Garden Festival is leaving in Croatia and across ...
Love International heads to Croatia for 2016Resident Advisor
New Croatian festival Love International launches in 2016Skiddle.com

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Croatia MPs vote to quit Slovenia border row arbitration - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

Croatia MPs vote to quit Slovenia border row arbitration
Yahoo News
Slovenia, which has just 46 kilometres of coastline, believes its access to international waters is at stake because Croatia, whose coast stretches for 1,700 kilometres, wants the border to be drawn down the middle of the disputed bay. Earlier this ...
Lawmakers Want Croatia out of Slovenia Border ArbitrationABC News
Croatia to quit border talks with Slovenia after tape leak - PMReuters UK
Wiretap Scandal Throws Slovenia-Croatia Border Arbitration in DoubtSputnik International

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Slaven Bilic: Croatia fans who painted swastika on pitch are attention seekers ... - Evening Standard

Evening Standard

Slaven Bilic: Croatia fans who painted swastika on pitch are attention seekers ...
Evening Standard
Croatia's 1-1 draw with Italy in June was already being played without any fans following racist chanting in the nation's previous home game against Norway in March, when it was overshadowed by a swastika being spotted on the pitch. The incident in ...
Slaven Bilic embroils himself in Croatian swastika controversy by claiming ...Telegraph.co.uk
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic claims those responsible for Croatian Swastika ...The Independent

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Touring Tall Blacks pipped by Croatia as comeback falls short - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz

Touring Tall Blacks pipped by Croatia as comeback falls short
Stuff.co.nz
Close but no cigar. A frustrated Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare was left reaching for the positives as a valiant fourth-quarter comeback in Croatia came up agonisingly short. Henare's touring New Zealand men's basketball team were pipped 70-68 by world ...
Basketball: Croatia thwarts Tall Blacks on the buzzerOtago Daily Times
Tall Blacks fall to Croatia in buzzer-beaterNew Zealand Herald
Tall Blacks fall to buzzer-beater three in CroatiaTVNZ
sportal.co.nz -3News NZ
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UPDATE 2-Marathon, OMV hand back Croatia oil exploration licences - Reuters

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UPDATE 2-Marathon, OMV hand back Croatia oil exploration licences
Reuters
VIENNA, July 29 (Reuters) - Houston-based Marathon Oil and Austrian energy group OMV returned seven offshore oil and gas exploration licences to Croatia, an OMV spokesman said on Wednesday, as a slump in oil prices forces the oil industry to cut ...
Marathon, OMV Return Offshore Croatia LicensesE&P
Austria's OMV gives up Croatia Adriatic oil, gas explorationYahoo News UK

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Croatia receives first PzH 2000 - IHS Jane's 360

IHS Jane's 360

Croatia receives first PzH 2000
IHS Jane's 360
Croatia bought 12 former Bundeswehr PzH 2000s from Germany in December 2014 for EUR12 million (USD13.1 million). In total the Croatian MoD has budgeted EUR41 million to bring the SPAs into service, modernise their fire control systems, and support ...



Andrew Zimmern: Why it's okay to eat seafood right off a Croatian beach - Fox News

Fox News

Andrew Zimmern: Why it's okay to eat seafood right off a Croatian beach
Fox News
Zimmern says Croatia is one of Europe's best values. While Croatia is in the European Union, it still uses the country's currency, the kuna, instead of the euro. And with today's strong dollar, the exchange rate is a favorable 6.8 kuna to $1. (A beer ...

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Croatia Informs Slovenia It Withdraws from Arbitration Process - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

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Croatia Informs Slovenia It Withdraws from Arbitration Process
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
Ljubljana, 30 July - The Slovenian Foreign Ministry has received Croatia's diplomatic note informing Slovenia that Croatia has withdrawn from the border arbitration process. The note comes after the Croatian government confirmed on Thursday the ...
Croatian Foreign ministry sends diplomatic note to Slovenian governemntDalje.com

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Croatia battles wildfires at the height of tourist season - Mashable

Mashable

Croatia battles wildfires at the height of tourist season
Mashable
Two huge fires are stretching Croatian firefighters to their limits on the Adriatic coast. Firefighters are battling a fire in Istria, near the Ucka mountain, as well as one on the Pelješac peninsula. Fires also broke out on the nearby islands of ...