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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Netanyahu thanks Croatia for support in international forums - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Netanyahu thanks Croatia for support in international forums
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Croatia, which joined the EU in 2013, is one of the countries Israel occasionally turns to inside the EU to advocate on its behalf. It also generally abstains or votes with Israel on key EU votes at the UN. Plenkovic became Croatia's prime minister ...
Nazi Hunter Ephraim Zuroff Chides Israel for Silence on Croatia Holocaust DistortionForward
Anger at Croatian school's snub of Anne Frank exhibitThe Times of Israel

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Croatia Marks Chinese New Year - Total Croatia News

Total Croatia News

Croatia Marks Chinese New Year
Total Croatia News
The main event marking the Chinese New Year in Croatia took place at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb. At the same time, dignitaries marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Croatia and China ...

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Croatia Vs. Spain In The World Championship Quarter-finals Tonight - Total Croatia News

Total Croatia News

Croatia Vs. Spain In The World Championship Quarter-finals Tonight
Total Croatia News
“We will have a 50/50 chance in this game,” said the Croatian coach Zeljko Babic, after his team had beaten Egypt in the eighth-finals 21-20. His counterpart, Jordi Ribera, had the same problems, as his Spaniards were close to elimination against ...

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Requests for Asylum in Croatia Increase by 959 Percent - Total Croatia News

Total Croatia News

Requests for Asylum in Croatia Increase by 959 Percent
Total Croatia News
The number of migrants who sought international protection in Croatia last year increased by as much as 959 percent compared to a year ago. Last year, there were 2,235 asylum-seekers, while in 2015 there were only 211 such persons. And, according to ...

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New Record: Croatian Airports Transported More than 8m Passengers in 2016 - Total Croatia News

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New Record: Croatian Airports Transported More than 8m Passengers in 2016
Total Croatia News
Zagreb's Pleso Airport (or Franjo Tudjman airport), the largest airport in Croatia, serviced more than 2.7 million passengers in 2016 which is a 7% increase from 2015. The airport's busiest month last year was August when there were 284,419 passenger ...

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Croatia to Reintroduce Compulsory Military Training? - Total Croatia News

Total Croatia News

Croatia to Reintroduce Compulsory Military Training?
Total Croatia News
This is not the first time that the idea about the reintroduction of conscription has been mentioned in Croatia, which happens regularly when neighbouring countries, mostly Serbia, begin to talk about a possibility of using force to solve a problem (in ...

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Unseen Croatia - Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

Croatia Week (press release) (blog)

Unseen Croatia
Croatia Week (press release) (blog)
The first independent exhibition of the works of travel photographer Paul Prescott will showcase Croatia as it has never been seen before. The exhibition 'Floating above Croatia' caps off a decade of his successful international career. The exhibition ...



Why are we Ashamed of Tesla, Penkala and Other Croatian Innovators? - Total Croatia News

Total Croatia News

Why are we Ashamed of Tesla, Penkala and Other Croatian Innovators?
Total Croatia News
A once in a lifetime opportunity when the world media carried the picture, video ad story from Croatia. Did we use it? Unfortunately not. We missed a large opportunity and regardless of the sense of pride, I felt shame, as if Europe took pity on us and ...

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Croatia Ex-President Shown Downplaying WWII Crimes - Balkan Insight

Croatia Ex-President Shown Downplaying WWII Crimes
Balkan Insight
In the first video, Mesic claimed that Jasenovac, which was run by the Croatian WWII fascist Ustasa movement, was just “a labour camp” - a theory advocated by Croatia's far right and revisionist historians. He said that people died from diseases like ...



For Second Year, Croatia's Jews to Boycott Holocaust Tribute - Haaretz

Haaretz

For Second Year, Croatia's Jews to Boycott Holocaust Tribute
Haaretz
Croatian Jews said on Monday they would boycott the country's main Holocaust remembrance event this week, accusing the authorities of playing down crimes perpetrated under the Nazi-backed Ustasa regime during World War II. International Holocaust ...
Croatian Jews Boycott State-Run Holocaust CommemorationBalkan Insight
Croatian Jews to boycott Shoah memorial over whitewashingArutz Sheva

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