Tag: Croatia
Balkans 15.09.20 | 14:09

Croatia’s border crossing regime extended until Sept 30

The Croatian national COVID response team has extended the border crossing regime introduced in mid-July after the lockdown until Sept. 30. Border crossing restrictions apply mainly to third-country nationals, whereas EU and Schengen Area citizens can freely cross the border. A number of categories of...

Balkans 05.07.20 | 23:26

HDZ wins solid victory in Croatia elections

The Croatian conservative HDZ party is projected to win big in the general elections. Despite facing a strong challenge from the right, in the form of the DPMS party, HDZ still managed to win projected 68 seats. This would bring Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic close to forming the next Government. His...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 21:04

Tozija refuses to resign after being called out by Croatia, remains unapologetic for his insulting rants

The head of the Macedonian Film Agency Gorjan Tozija reversed the announcement that was made in media outlets yesterday and said that he is not resigning his position, despite the scandal he caused in relations with Croatia and Slovenia. Tozija posted dozens of angry rants aimed mainly at Croatia, but...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 21:51

Demokracija: Croatia and Slovenia demand an explanation for Gorjan Tozija’s insulting rants

The Slovenian Demokracija weekly reports that both Croatia and Slovenia are preparing protest notes against Macedonia after the head of the state ran Film Agency Gorjan Tozija rudely assaulted both countries. Tozija, who had prior business dealings in Croatia, went on a series of social media rants primarily...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 18:13

One of the founders of the Croatian ruling HDZ party calls on the Government to issue a protest after Gorjan Tozija’s hateful rants

Ivan Kujundzic, a Croatian sculptor and one of the founders of the ruling, conservative HDZ party, called on Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic to immediately respond to the insults aimed at Croatia and HDZ from Macedonian Government official Gorjan Tozija. Tozija, who has worked in Croatia and left a trail...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 20:50

Croatian media outlets request an explanation for the shocking outbursts of a Macedonian Government official

Croatian media outlets are calling on the Government to demand an explanation in the scandalous comments given by Gorjan Tozija, the head of the Macedonian Film Agency. In numerous social media posts, Tozija declared Croatia to be a fascist country and likened its ruling HDZ party and its leader Andrej...

Macedonia 22.05.20 | 14:56

Macedonian Government official launches hateful rants against Croatia, calling it a “fascist, criminal country”

Gorjan Tozija, the head of the Macedonian Film Agency, published a serious of deep insults aimed at Croatia, where he once lived and left a trail of scandals. Tozija has commented how “Croatia is led by fascists”, that the ruling “HDZ party is a fascist party” and accused Croatian...

Macedonia 12.05.20 | 22:19

“The experimental state formerly known as Macedonia”

Following the publication of a stamp with a map of Greater Croatia by the Macedonian Post Office, outrage spread throughout the Balkans, and especially in Croatia, where they are still not sure whether this is a provocation or a case of ultimate dilettantism. Croatian journalist Ivan Brodic, who frequently...

Balkans 11.05.20 | 09:24

Croatia opens borders for EU and some foreign citizens, and Serbia opens kindergartens

Starting this morning, Croatia reopened its borders, allowing citizens of EU member states, their family members and foreigners with long term stay in Croatia to come to the country if they have a business or economic interest. Croatia was eager to reopen its borders, given how important tourism is to...

Macedonia 09.05.20 | 10:34

Macedonian Post Office issues stamp representing Croatia in its World War Two borders

The Macedonian Post Office caused a scandal when it published a new stamp meant to celebrate cooperation between Macedonia and Croatia. In the stamp, issued just before World War Two Victory Day, Croatia is represented with the borders of the NDH – the state created during the war with the help...

Balkans 24.02.20 | 19:54

Croatia’s coronavirus crisis team introduces new measures

As of Sunday night, Croatia has introduced health checks for people coming from the Veneto and Lombardy regions in Italy in an effort to prevent the coronavirus, and measures for people arriving from China or South Korea are still in force, the Health Ministry’s Crisis Team said on Monday. In more...

Macedonia 08.01.20 | 22:03

Macron changes position, green light for Macedonia in May?

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday after meeting with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic in Paris that France would withdraw its enlargement reserves at the next EU Council in May if the European Commission drafts an enlargement methodology by the end of the month to address France’s...

Balkans 01.01.20 | 22:51

V4: Croatia to take over EU presidency

Croatia takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union on 1 January. The Croatian government will follow the Finnish presidency and pass it on to Germany in July 2020. The slogan of the Croatian presidency is “A strong Europe in a challenging world”, the V4 news agency reported. Since its...

Balkans 22.12.19 | 20:39

Social-democrat Milanovic leads both right wing candidates in the first round of presidential elections in Croatia

According to the early results from the Croatian presidential elections, Social-Democratic candidate Zoran Milanovic used the division in teh right wing field and won the most votes in the first round. Milanovic received about 30 percent of the vote, ahead of incumbent President Kolinda Grabar –...

Balkans 25.09.19 | 10:39

V4: Croatia could join Schengen area this year

The Schengen area decision of the European Commission has been completed and it is positive for Croatia, which means that it will undergo technical evaluation before the Juncker Commission’s mandate expires and will receive the Commission’s recommendation for accession to the Schengen zone,...

Macedonia 01.03.19 | 15:06

Croatian parliament ratifies Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

The Croatian Parliament, with 116 votes in favor and 2 against, ratified Friday the NATO Accession Protocol of Macedonia. With that, Croatia is among the first countries, along with Greece and Albania, to ratify NATO Accession Protocol of Macedonia.

Balkans 28.02.19 | 15:13

Croatian man threw his four children off the balcony, one girl badly injured

A disturbed 54 year old man from the Croatian island of Pag shocked the country when he threw his four small children from the balcony of his house. Fortunately all the children survived the ordeal, but a seven year old girl is in surgery with head injuries. I heard cries, came out of the house and saw...

Sport 10.02.19 | 12:01

Croatian media release photographs of men who attacked Serbian water polo players in Split

Croatian media released photographs of some of the men who attacked three Serbian water polo players in Split. The incident happened on Saturday, when the Serbian Crvena Zvezda water polo team was supposed to play local Mornar team. Three Serbian players were walking down the Split Riva quay, when five...

Handball 22.01.19 | 14:51

World Handball Championship: Germany end Croatia’s medal hopes

Croatia’s hopes of a medal at the 2019 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship have ended at the hands of hosts Germany on Monday. In what was a must-win match, Croatia has come up just short and have lost to Germany 22-21 in Cologne, croatiaweek.com reports. Croatia was much improved from their loss...

Handball 15.01.19 | 09:31

Macedonia’s first defeat at the World Championship: Croatia pulls off impressive victory

Croatia has overcome its toughest test to date at the 2019 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship on Monday with flying colors, Croatiaweek reports. Led by captain Domagoj Duvnjak, Croatia was impressive in beating Macedonia 31-22 in Munich to stay unbeaten after three group matches. As in the opening...

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