Tag: Croatia
Balkans 07.01.21 | 11:02

New magnitude 5.0 quake in Croatia damages some buildings, evacuation of Petrinja’s center possible

Wednesday’s evening tremor measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale caused additional damage on buildings in Petrinja, and later in the night the police banned people from entering the center of the town. The spokesman for the task force dealing with the aftermath of the Dec. 29 earthquake, Mladen Pavic,...

Balkans 30.12.20 | 18:04

January 2 declared day of mourning in Croatia

Croatia’s Education Minister Radovan Fuchs said on Wednesday that Tuesday’s deadly quake in Sisak-Moslavina County had destroyed five schools, damaged nine that would need serious repairs before they could reopen, and left 13 schools standing. “Five school buildings are out of use. Nine could be...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 18:45

Number of casualties in Croatia earthquake rises

The number of people killed in Tuesday’s devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Petrinja has climbed to five, a number of people have been injured and significant damage has been caused. Four people have been killed in Majske Poljane near the town of Glina, Glina Deputy Mayor Branka Mitic...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 18:13

Mickoski sends condolences to victims in devastating earthquake in Croatia

Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of VMRO DPMNE sent his condolences to the Croatian Ambassador to Macedonia, Nives Tiganj, and to the Croatian people and the victims of the earthquake that hit Croatia today. I was deeply sad to hear the terrible news of the catastrophe caused by the powerful earthquake...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 17:16

Croatian military helping Petrinja residents clear up earthquake damage

Croatian military personnel are helping residents of Petrinja in clearing up and repairing the damage after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the area at 12.19 pm on Tuesday, Croatia’s Defense Ministry said. President Zoran Milanovic, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Defense Minister Mario Banozic...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 16:39

Macedonia’s government to provide MKD 6 million to Croatia following Petrinja earthquake

The Macedonian government has decided to allocate MKD 6 million (EUR 100,000) as financial assistance following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Petrinja on Tuesday, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev informed. Solidarity is the first impulse in these moments and we will provide assistance as needed. I extend...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 15:05

Young girl died in the Croatia quake, father and son saved from the rubble

A 12 year old girl has reportedly died in the powerful quake that struck central Croatia today. N1 TV reports that the tragedy occurred in the city of Petrinja, which is the worst hit. The girl’s mother is also in critical condition. In another instance, a father and son were carried out from...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 13:31

Strong earthquake hits Croatia

A powerful earthquake hit Croatia earlier today. There are reports of significant damage being caused and at least one fatality – a child that was reportedly killed. The quake is estimated at 6.3 on the Richter scale. It was felt across the region, as far as Italy and Hungary, and the epicenter...

Balkans 12.10.20 | 12:34

Croatian officer injured in an attack in front of the Government building

A Croatian police officer was badly injured after an attacker opened fire in front of the building of the Croatian Government, at the historic St. Marc square in Zagreb. The attacker committed suicide after firing on the officer. He was using an automatic rifle, likely an AK-47. He had posted a brief...

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...

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